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Gill Head Farm: Tent pitches

General

  • Working hill farm in the north of the Lake District National Park
  • A 15-minute drive from Keswick and Penrith; 10 minutes from Ullswater
  • Stunning views of Blencathra and the Northern Fells

Check out those views… family-run Gill Head Farm is a scenic place indeed, with a backdrop of Blencathra and the Northern Fells. And it’s a cinch to get to as well – this site on the banks of Trout Beck is less than a mile from the A66, so you can get your fix of proper rural time without having to navigate miles of winding lanes.

It’s often said that visitors to the Lake District National Park are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities – and that’s certainly true at this Cumbria site. Days of hikes, horse riding, watersports, climbing, visiting historic houses and wild swimming are among the many options around here. If you don’t know where to start, have a chat with the owners – as outdoorsy folk themselves they’re happy to help plan your adventures and offer up local tips.

Whatever you get up to by day, it also must be noted that those views make a great setting for an evening by the campfire – handily, there are firepits to hire on site, and bags of logs and kindling for sale. What if it’s not campfire weather? Retreat to the indoor communal area which has comfy seating, a dining area and a little kitchen area (with microwaves, kettles, a fridge and a freezer) – or take the 15-minute walk to the local pub.

To stock up on food for your barbecues/picnics there are plenty of shops in Penrith and Keswick, both 15 minutes’ drive away (or get to Keswick on the bus). Back at base, facilities include a laundry room and a shower/toilet block that was done up in 2019 to offer spacious and clean amenities.

Please note that group bookings are strictly not allowed at Gill Head Farm.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

No electric barbecues allowed.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 437 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

  78% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Breathtaking views with clean bathroom and toilets02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessica C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing camp site, the views from the tent pitches are breathtaking and will definitely be booking this camp site again. Clean bathrooms and showers with lots of drinking water taps aswell as a 20 minute walk to a lovely pub after a hike!!

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Amazing views.02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing views.

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Friendly helpful staff, v clean facilities. Homely space to cook in01/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Comfy beds, staying warm n dry despite rain. Nice indoor outdoor leisure area, with books etc

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Premises and facilities were excellent. Staff were amazing and friendly. …30/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAilie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Premises and facilities were excellent. Staff were amazing and friendly. We loved the communal lounge area. Will definitely come again.

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Friendly staff, cosy pod with electric socket29/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiam S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet site, clean facilities and felt welcome

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    Nothing

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The view was amazing and worth staying just for that. …28/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The view was amazing and worth staying just for that. The facilities were spotless with cleaning products provided in all areas. Would definitely recommend.

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Beautiful location and flexible staff27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBridget P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The facilities, the view, the friendly staff

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Fires allowed27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fires allowed

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Great site with great facilities. Good location for the Lakes.27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomArlene M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great site. Lots of space.
    Toilets were nice, and close to the tent.
    Great shared area with kettles, micros, fridge and freezer.

    Disliked: 

    Not great Weather but that’s not the campsites fault!

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Would 100% go again and recommend to a few friends.27/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really good location, people very welcoming and friendly. Really good toilet and shower facilities, including dishwashers, fridges etc. very ideal! Lovely places to walk nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Just the weather on one day haha!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop 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

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Troutbeck, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0ST
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6334°N 2.9620°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.6 miles
Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 12.6 miles
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 12.7 miles
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 13.1 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.6 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.8 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 6.2 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 57.2 miles

Directions


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

Ullswater is the nearest of the lakes at 10 minutes’ drive away, so that’s as good a place to start as any – stop by at Aira Force waterfall on your way down there, then get down to the lake itself for waterside walks, steamer cruises and various watersports – or even a wild swim if you’re feeling brave.

Over on the banks of Derwentwater, Keswick (15 minutes’ drive) is another good place to explore, with a brewery, The Puzzling Place and the Derwent Pencil Museum as well as boat trips and paddleboards to hire.

Walkers of all varieties have much to choose from around here, from gentle lakeside wanders to uphill scrambles at Blencathra and Helvellyn, both of which are close by. The folk on the farm are happy to suggest routes to suit – or point you towards the likes of Dalemain Mansion (15 minutes), Mirehouse & Gardens (20 minutes) or Lowther Castle (25 minutes) for stately-home strolls.

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (5.8 miles)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (5.9 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (6.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (13.7 miles)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (14.5 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Gill Head Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Gill Head Farm will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Gill Head Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Gill Head Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Gill Head Farm? Ullswater is the nearest of the lakes at 10 minutes’ drive away, so that’s as good a place to start as any – stop by at Aira Force waterfall on your way … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Gill Head Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Gill Head Farm? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No electric barbecues allowed.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 7 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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