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- Peaceful touring pitches on a family-run working farm with great views
- Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Helvellyn within a half-hour drive
- By the C2C cycle trail; 10 minutes' walk from a village shop and pub
What would you say to a stint at Howbeck Lodge, a peaceful site on a family-run working farm at the northern tip of the Lake District? If the answer is 'yes, please', then you can look forward to lovely views over the river that runs past the pitches and out to the green countryside beyond…
This may be a rural site, but it’s a most conveniently located one: the M6 (Junction 41) is easily accessed 10 miles away, and the village of Hesket Newmarket is 10 minutes’ walk away for a village shop and pub. The C2C (Coast to Coast) route passes just by the farm as well, so this makes a handy stopover for any cyclists making their way across the country by pedal power.
Days out are just as handy: it’s straightforward to get to several of the northern lakes (including Ullswater and Bassenthwaite) and peaks like Skiddaw and Helvellyn, or to Hadrian’s Wall or the Solway coast. Carlisle is half an hour’s drive away if you feel the need for a bit of city time.
The farm’s serviced pitches are dog-friendly and have access to facilities including a toilet and shower block a short walk away.
Open from 12/10/2022 to 30/11/2022
Open from 01/04/2023 to 31/10/2023
Open from 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
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Fully-serviced gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Motorhome or Campervan or Touring caravan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 10.0m width x 10.0m depth (32.8ft width x 32.8ft depth) Calculated area: 100.0m² (1076.4ft²)
Ground type: Gravel and hardstanding
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Lovely small site with few frills. Host was welcoming and …
good price and ideal for visiting the Lakes
Beautiful view, lots of extra services on site, could not …
Excellent site clean and tidy …. Staff friendly and helpful….
Very quiet, water and grey water services on each pitch.
Small site, fabulous views, clean facilities, food made to order …
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Hand sanitising stations
Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area
More frequent emptying of bins
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 10.6 miles
10.6 miles Bus Station — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Rail Station — 11.6 miles
- Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station
— 7.7 miles
7.7 miles Wigton Rail Station — 8.6 miles
8.6 miles Armathwaite Rail Station — 11.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing
— 11.0 miles
11.0 miles Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
11.2 miles Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 56.2 miles
If you're looking to spend some time by the water, Bassenthwaite Lake (20 minutes' drive) will surely be on your list. This most northerly lake in the national park is very quiet, with few towns and villages around its shores. Head here for walks along the path that runs along the western shore, or stick around to discover the animals on display just to the north of the lake at the Lake District Wildlife Park (20 minutes).
It's a short drive to other top attractions too, the likes of which include historic Dalemain House (20 minutes), the Lakes Distillery (20 minutes), mountain peaks like Helvellyn (30 minutes) or Skiddaw (35 minutes) and the far-famed Derwent Pencil Museum, where you can learn all about graphite. Birdoswald Roman Fort, part of Hadrian’s Wall, can be reached by road in 50 minutes as well.
Cumbrian life isn't all about the fells and lakes, though: you can take yourself off to Carlisle (30 minutes) for a more urban day out at the castle, cathedral and Tullie House museum, or you could get to Cumbria's gorgeous coastline in about 35 minutes for days out on the sand.
- Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (9.4 miles)
- Castlerigg Stone Circle (9.8 miles)
- Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (10.9 miles)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (14.9 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (17.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||10:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||6:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Howbeck Lodge cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Howbeck Lodge will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Howbeck Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Howbeck Lodge dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Howbeck Lodge? If you're looking to spend some time by the water, Bassenthwaite Lake (20 minutes' drive) will surely be on your list. This most northerly lake in the national park is very quiet, … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Howbeck Lodge?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 12 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Howbeck Lodge? From £30 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability