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Gillside is sited in an idyllic location for the perfect caravan and camping holiday. A Lakeland farm that has been farmed by the Lightfoot family for over 50 years.
The camping site and the touring site each has its own toilet and shower block where a constant supply of hot water is available 24 hours a day. Deep sinks are available for washing pots and pans and a laundry with washer and drier are there for your use.
Fresh milk and eggs are available at the farmhouse reception.

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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


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

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  • Glenridding, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0QQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.5436°N 2.9599°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 6.4 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Windermere Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Ferry ports
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 0.6 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 7.0 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 60.5 miles


From the M6 - Junction 36 take the A591 to Windermere then the A592 over the Kirkstone Pass to Patterdale and Glenridding. Turn left and follow the Greenside Road and take the 1st left past the Travellers Rest.
From the M6 - Junction 40 take the A66 westwards and then the A592 for Ullswater and Glenridding. Turn right in Glenridding up Greenside Road and take the 1st left past the Travellers Rest.

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 track that leads fellwalkers up Hellvellyn passes by the site. Just a 5 minute walk away is the village of Glenridding close to the shore of Lake Ullswater where you can find the National Park Information Centre, shops, cafes and public bars.
You can view the magnificent scenery by taking a trip on the "Steamers" around the lake. Motor and rowing boats can be hired or you can have sailing lessons all available in Glenridding.

Must see

  • Ullswater Steamers (0.6 miles)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (6.6 miles)
  • Rydal Mount and Gardens (6.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (7.7 miles)
  • Townend (9.4 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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