Rufus Lane Campsite

View prices & book 8.7 3 reviews
Camping field (added by manager 24 Aug 2023)
Tent pitch (added by manager 24 aug 2023)
Grassy pitches (added by manager 08 aug 2023)
The camping field (added by manager 07 aug 2023)

  • Quiet pop-up site with grass pitches 20 minutes’ drive from Windermere
  • One mile from Ulverston; 10 minutes’ drive from a beach and safari zoo
  • Spacious, dog-friendly pick-your-own pitches; pub five minutes’ walk
What a tempting prospect: unwinding on quiet pick-your-own grass pitches five minutes’ walk from a pub and just 20 minutes’ drive away from Windermere Lake on the edge of the Lake District National Park. This short summary belongs to Rufus Lane Campsite, a pop-up site which very kindly welcomes dogs and is also rather conveniently positioned just a mile away from the market town of Ulverston. To set the scene, Rufus Lane Campsite is a camping field on a family-run smallholding with lush grass and the convenience of supermarkets, a popular drive-through and a well-known coffee brand within five minutes’ drive. There’s a single portable toilet and a washing-up facility with running water (note that there’s no drinking water, though, as it’s just suitable for washing up), along with plenty of room for kids to play. The wider landscape is full of yet more welcome temptations. For one, the edge of Windermere is just 20 minutes’ drive away and the Coniston boat centre is 35 minutes’ drive away. Two, it’s just a 10-minute car ride to Bardsea’s beach, stone circle and golf course too. And if you’re not already enthralled by the idea of seeing the Lake District and the splendid Cumbria coast are just lovely, there are also attractions like the South Lakes Safari Zoo (10 minutes’ drive) and the seven-acre Cumbrian Cow Maize Maze (five minutes) within striking distance.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 3
Tent pitches 17
Opens 19 July
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 19 Jul to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Very peaceful if basic site.

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very peaceful. Pub close by(although no food in Wednesday)

Disliked: Toilet flush didn't work. Very basic amenities. Boy cheap for facilities offered.

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We have just stayed for 3 nights as a family of 5.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sarah R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We have just stayed for 3 nights as a family of 5. What a lovely, quiet and spacious site! The field was very sheltered from the wind and so much space for the kids to play. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They keep the facilities nice and clean. The owners made such a fuss of our kids talking to them about the farm animals and letting them stroke the little kitten! They also provided us with a firepit and wood. There are plenty of shops really near, and a good few takeaways. It is really close to the Safari Zoo, as well as being well situated to other attractions around Coniston/Windermere. We would definitely stay here again if we are in the area. Thank you both 😊

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Great weekend get away

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nice quiet field, friendly family farm. Porta Loo very clean and able to buy logs, water etc on site. 5-10 min walk to pub and 20-30 mins into the heart of Ulverston.

Disliked: Lane into field a bit rough on the bottom of the car. Would benefit from some hardcore to raise the ruts up .

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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 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

Leave the car at home Peaceful Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available No drinkable water point No hot water Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Pop-up campsite Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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 Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Tennis nearby

Location

Rufus Lane Campsite

Pennington

Ulverston

Cumbria

England

LA12 0RP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.18795°N
-3.12016°W

Route directions

What3words: spearing.chambers.gearbox.

Nearest transport

Coach
13 mi Bus Station
13 mi Bus Station
14.5 mi St Michaels Lane
Rail
0.9 mi Ulverston Rail Station
3.3 mi Dalton Rail Station
3.4 mi Askam Rail Station
Ferry
7.9 mi Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
8.2 mi Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing
8.2 mi Roa Island 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

Time to fit in a museum run? There’s plenty of choice around these parts, between the Laurel & Hardy Museum (five minutes’ drive), The Dock Museum (15 minutes) on Barrow-on-Furness’ shipbuilding history and the Lakeland Motor Museum (15 minutes). There are historic sites too: Furness Abbey (15 minutes), for example, or Stott Park Bobbin Mill (25 minutes) used by the weavers and spinners of the Lake District in the 18th century. Test the transport of older days on the heritage Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway (15 minutes) too. If you’re keen to scope out the finest local trails, there are a few places where you might strike gold, especially the Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve (15 minutes) with distant fell views or Grizedale Forest (half an hour) – and note that this latter option also has a Go Ape trail. For more tremendous times, make your way to the Lakes Aquarium (25 minutes, and if you’ve got time for a trip a little further afield, perhaps Muncaster Castle (50 minutes), the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway (50 minutes) or the Ullswater 'Steamers’ (an hour and five minutes) too?

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 6.8 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Walney West Shore 7.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 8.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Biggar Bank 8.5 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A
Silecroft 9.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

South Lakes Wild Animal Park 2.6 mi

Holker Hall and Gardens 5.5 mi

Lakeland Motor Museum 7.2 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 9 mi

Hill Top 12.8 mi

National Trust

Dalton Castle 3.5 mi

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 6.7 mi

Fell Foot Park 9.1 mi

Gondola' 12.3 mi

Hill Top 12.8 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Ulverston - Urswick - Bardsea 1.1 mi

Ulverston Sands and Birkrigg Common 2.8 mi

HOLKER HALL 5.3 mi

HODBARROW (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 06/05/1986) 5.8 mi

Bigland Tarn and Bigland Barrow 6 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

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

  • Does Rufus Lane Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Rufus Lane Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Rufus Lane Campsite? Time to fit in a museum run? There’s plenty of choice around these parts, between the Laurel & Hardy Museum (five minutes’ drive), The Dock Museum (15 minutes) on Barrow-on-Furness’ shipbuilding history … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Rufus Lane Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Rufus Lane Campsite? From £25 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.