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Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwate beneath Whinlatter Forest, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells. Thornthwaite is just 3 miles from the busy market town of Keswick in the north western area of the Lake District National Park. It is an excellent base for touring the Northern Lake District. The well known fells of Catbells, Grizedale Pike, Great Gable, and Skiddaw are all easily accessible.

The campsite has toilets (freshly decorated), showers (with underfloor heating), washing up sinks (in a warm room), and electricity hook up points (for both caravans and tents). We also have an Information Room - with local maps and leaflets; a Drying Room - for after those wet days on the fells; and a small Shop - where we sell all the breakfast essentials sourced from local suppliers, as well as marshmallows for the campfires!

Campfires are permitted on both fields. We have fire containers on site which must be used for the campfires. We have kindling and kiln dried logs for sale, which guarantee a good campfire.

The Campsite is divided into 2 fields, which are both approximately 2 acres in size. The Meadow Field has some mature tree screening, and is divided by the meadow flowers and grasses which grow there. It is a more secluded camping area, with views towards Skiddaw, Barrow and the Helvellyn range. The Open Fieldhas views towards Catbells, Skiddaw and Lord's Seat. It presents an open camping area, with plenty of room for everyone.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


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  • Thornthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, England, CA12 5RZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6108°N 3.1978°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Keswick: Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Cockermouth: Monument Main Street Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Aspatria Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Maryport Rail Station — 13.8 miles
Flimby Rail Station — 14.1 miles
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Keswick Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 66.3 miles


From the M6, get off at junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick. 2 miles north of Keswick, take the road to Thornthwaite and follow the signs

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Lake Derwentwater offers various activities including sailing and canoeing. Footpaths permit a circular walk round the lake, and lake cruises can be picked up at various points around the shore. There are also a couple of marinas where canoes, rowing boats and sailing boats can be hired, or tuition provided.

Bassenthwaite Lake has a Sailing Club at the Northern end. The Southern end is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a designated Nature Reserve, with a Bird Hide. The Ospreys nest nearby, and may be seen fishing in the lake between April and September.
Whinlatter Forest offers a wealth of Outdoor Activities. Throughout the forest there are marked trails, of varying length and difficulty, to be followed. There is a Go Ape high wire adventure course. The purpose built Mountain Bike Trials offer mountain biking for the more advanced riders on The Altura Trail, which is 19kms long, and for less experienced riders, and families, there is The Quercus Trail.

Grisedale Pike, Seat How, Lord's Seat, and The Coledale Round are among the fells which can be reached on foot from Thornthwaite - so leave the car behind.

The C2C National Cycle Route passes through Thornthwaite.

Thornthwaite has a regular bus service to Keswick and on through to Penrith; and to Cockermouth, and on through to Workington.

Braithwaite village is approximately a mile from the centre of Thornthwaite village, and only about half a mile from Lanefoot Farm Campsite. Braithwaite has three pubs, which all serve food, and welcome walkers, cyclists and famillies.

Keswick has all the facilities associated with a small market town, including a swimming pool, cinema and the Theatre by the Lake. There are also cafes and restaurants, an assortment of shops, including outdoor clothing shops, such as George Fisher's and Cotswolds, and a Co-op and a Booths supermarkets.

Must see

  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (0.4 miles)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (2.3 miles)
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (2.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (7.8 miles)
  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (13.9 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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Lanefoot Farm cancellation policy

No refunds are available in the event of cancellation.

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.

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Additional terms

Families, Walkers, and Cyclists are most welcome. Sorry, No Groups.

New arrivals may pitch up after midday on day of arrival.

All pitches must be vacated by 11am on day of departure.