Setmabanning Caravan Park

From £29 For 1 night, 5 adults 9.1 310 reviews
Great views, comfortable spacious pitches (added by manager 18 Aug 2022)
Setmabanning campsite (added by julie_s181771 13 aug 2022)
Fully-serviced pitches (added by manager 23 jul 2020)
Well-kept gravel pitches (added by manager 18 aug 2022)

  • Working farm site in the Lake District with stunning fell views
  • Just off the A66 road in Threlkeld, a 10-minute drive from Keswick
  • Blencathra, Skiddaw and Helvellyn ranges within 20-minute drive
Looking for a lush location to settle down in while exploring Lakeland? Step foot in the family-run Setmabanning Caravan Park, then step off site towards top spots like Keswick and the Castlerigg Stone Circle (10 minutes’ drive). This site really is very easy on the eye: it’s got spectacular views of Blencathra and the surrounding fells, making it fab for frolicking about the Lake District (or just having a bit of R&R in a rural bolthole). During a break here, the more energetic among your travel crew could tackle the Blencathra, Skiddaw and Helvellyn ranges, all within about a 20-minute drive, while strollers seeking easier trails might prefer the pretty footpaths and cycle tracks around the local valley and towards Keswick. Sticking to the site is always an option too – being a working farm, there’s lots to see and do, whether it’s watching the sheep being sheared and the cows going out into the fields with their calves or feeding the chickens and ducks as they wander by. When it comes to filling your own stomach, it’s a 25-minute walk to the centre of the nearest village, Threlkeld, which has two country pubs serving Cumbrian food and ales. Meals are also to be had at the golf club, and the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum (10 minutes) is worth a quick nosey around as well.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10
Caravans for hire 2
Open all year
Please note
  • This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

Languages spoken

English

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful views, lovely clean site, large pitches. Really handy little shop on…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Patricia W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Beautiful views, lovely clean site, large pitches. Really handy little shop on site too.

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Love it.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
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Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: A brilliant site. Very good sized pitches which are fully serviced. Great view towards Threlkeld and Blencathra. We shall be back!

Disliked: Bins overflowing but not the fault of the owners.

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Great location and friendly farmer owners, the Huttons.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Large hard standing pitch with both electric hook up and water point. Staying on a working farm with easy access to many walks.

Disliked: My pitch was next to chemical disposal point and when another camper used it I was reminded as to why I say number 1's only in the caravan loo!

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Very good site…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
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Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Very good site

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
joanne S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Lovely spacious pitch, great base to visit the area, loved the little shop on site

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A great location with a great local pub about 15 minutes walk away.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Location was great. Pitch was spacious. Friendly welcome and good price.

Disliked: The shower block might benefit from a little attention

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Good site, did not check wifi

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Tony D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Peace and traquility

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Great site, great pitches…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Glenn B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Great site, great pitches

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Well worth a visit

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jane W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Fabulous site lovely views ,pitches all well laid out and of a good size. Easy to find ,very welcoming. Lovely food to buy in the onsite shop. Thoroughly recommended 😊

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Stunning setting and great access to Keswick.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Stuart T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch

Liked: Good location and scenic setting.Perfectly placed for short walk down into Keswick and also access to Blencathra.Site was clean and tidy with nice little shop stocked with food and souvenirs.

Disliked: Clearly advertised as not having toilets so can't complain about this,but a toilet block would make this a 5 star site in my opinion.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Setmabanning Caravan Park

Threlkeld

Keswick

Cumbria

England

CA12 4TT

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.61294°N
-3.05177°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.7 mi Bus Station
11.1 mi Lakeside House for Dove Cottage
11.1 mi Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage
Rail
12.2 mi Penrith North Lakes Rail Station
15.1 mi Aspatria Rail Station
15.6 mi Wigton Rail Station
Ferry
3.8 mi Keswick Ferry Landing
4.2 mi Ashness Gate Derwentwater Ferry Landing
4.3 mi Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing

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

The site is on a cycle path leading to Keswick, so you could either drive to town (10 minutes) or ride there by bike. Once you’ve arrived, have a left-of-field hour or so learning about the history of pencils at the Derwent Pencil Museum before gazing at artefacts dug up from around Lakeland in the Keswick Museum & Art Gallery. Just on the outskirts of town is the Castlerigg Stone Circle, dating back as far as the Neolithic area; check this historic spot out, then trudge up to the 2,848-foot Halls Fell Top at the peak of Blencathra. The mighty mountain ranges of Skiddaw (20 minutes’ drive) and Helvellyn (10 minutes) are also local to the site if you’re up for another hiking challenge. As you’re in the Lake District, you’ll surely want to be inspecting some of the area’s bodies of water too. The closest to Keswick is Derwent Water (15 minutes) – ace for boat trips around the Theatre by the Lake – but Thirlmere (10 minutes) and Ullswater (20 minutes) are within easy reach as well.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Allonby 18.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Seascale 23.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
St Bees 23.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Southerness 28.4 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Silecroft 29.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Castlerigg Stone Circle 2 mi

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens 5.9 mi

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre 6 mi

Ullswater Steamers 6.4 mi

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens 9.5 mi

National Trust

Grasmere and Great Langdale 12.2 mi

Wordsworth House and Garden 13.2 mi

Townend 15.1 mi

Coniston and Tarn Hows 16.4 mi

Windermere and Troutbeck 16.4 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Threlkeld - Blencathra - Sharp Edge - Scales - Threlkeld 0.4 mi

Threlkeld, Westcoe and Keswick Railway 0.6 mi

Blencathra Ridge 1.3 mi

Blencathra Classic - Sharp Edge and Narrow Edge 1.9 mi

Castlerigg Stone Circle and St John's in the Vale 2 mi

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 13.5 mi

  • Keswick Mountain Festival (Friday 17 May 2024 – Friday 17 May 2024)

    Keswick, Cumbria 23.1 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does Setmabanning Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Setmabanning Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Setmabanning Caravan Park? The site is on a cycle path leading to Keswick, so you could either drive to town (10 minutes) or ride there by bike. Once you’ve arrived, have a left-of-field hour or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Setmabanning Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Setmabanning Caravan Park? From £29 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.