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Church Stile Farm Holiday Park

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General

  • Peaceful Lake District park near Scafell Peak and Wastwater
  • Local pub within two minutes' walk
  • Well-equipped play area, picnic tables and woodland area

Holy moly. You'll likely already be sold with the Lake District location of welcoming Church Stile Farm Holiday Park, in the midst of superbly scenic valley Wasdale with close-by climbing and kayaking opps up the Lake District’s highest peak Scafell Pike and on its deepest lake Wastwater.

But a hard day clambering and kayaking is always best followed by a fine ale and supper at a local watering hole, so you'll likely be sold all the more with Church Stile’s locale only two minutes’ walk from the two pubs and hotel of local hamlet Nether Wasdale. Praise be.

Wasdale’s claim as ‘the birthplace of British climbing’ isn’t a lofty one, as first-timers will see from the screes and summits all around: ascension fans flock here from all over the world to tackle peaks like Scafell, the Great Gable, Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell.

But if your preferred surface is on water rather than several hundred metres up a chunk of rock, Wastwater, once voted Britain’s favourite view, is only a mile from the farm to tackle canoeing, kayaking and rowing (motorboats, sailing boats and other noisy/large vessels aren’t allowed, so you can float along the water or picnic by its banks in blessed Lake District peace).

All is praiseworthy on site too: Church Stile Farm Holiday Park covers about seven acres of a spacious oak woodland and wildlife-laden setting, with venerable views of the Wasdale valley and the Screes mountains range.

Facilities are kept to high standards and include free hot showers in separate ladies’ and gents’ washrooms, free hairdryers (for both ladies and gents, hurrah), and a disabled/family room with baby changing unit. The laundry room has hot and cold drink vending machines, a free freezer for ice blocks, and a coin-operated washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.

To keep the kids happy when they’re not sorting out the laundry, there’s a well-equipped play area with swings and climbing frames, a grassed area for ball games, and a woodland area adjacent to the site for wildlife spotting and walks. Picnic tables are dotted around the park and barbecues/firepits are available to hire (pick up essentials for the barbie in the shop and some wood from the Church Stile team).

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Please be aware that there's no mobile phone reception in Wasdale. A free wifi hotspot is available at the reception/shop.


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9.3

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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excellent clean site 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom louise w. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    on site showers and toilets very clean,.... 2 pubs within walking distance... hire of fire pit very useful really enjoyed our stay.....pod was immaculate we will definitely return again in the summer

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Everything! Staff are wonderful - so friendly and helpful. They ... 15/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jenna_o247088 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Staff are wonderful - so friendly and helpful. They made us and our little puppy very welcome. The facilities are clean and very well maintained. Excellent location for hikes and close 15mins drive to Scafell Pike. The local pub is also brilliant (just 2mins walk from campsite), home cooked food and micro brewery onsite. We are going back next year!

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We arrived early so let us check in. Facilities were ... 11/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen D. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We arrived early so let us check in. Facilities were nice, and staff were friendly. Enjoyed the pubs locally, that served fantastic food and own brewed beer.

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Stayed here as believed it to be family friendly and ... 10/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Cheryl K. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Stayed here as believed it to be family friendly and 17 miles from lake windimere. Both proved to be wrong. We rented a fire from the site , purchased two lots of wood at £3.50 a time and then decided to get our own which we did from the friendly locals at the local pub nearby. It was 8.50pm and we had the fire on go and music on and we were approached by a man who appeared from nowhere, he claimed to be an owner on site, he had no badge or Id and it was dark the kids were scared and his manner was disgusting, he was abrupt and rude and said the music was loud and complained about the wood not being his wood ?. We had a copy of the rules and understood it should be quiet after 11pm. We explained about the wood but he was having none of it, well I’m sorry but my definition of a camping holiday is family enjoying selves music, cooking on a campfire. Our dog was with us and we let him run around the field at no threat whatsoever to anyone but he also complained about this and took our fire away in the morning, apparently we weren’t allowed it anymore. Excuse me we aren’t children, we payed to stay here and enjoy it.. seemingly not.. don’t stay here unless your single, and don’t want to have fun ...
    I would not recommend this and it’s nearly 2 hours drive to lake windimere..

    Disliked: 

    The whole experience , kids have had nightmares

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Lovely position (isn't everywhere in the Lakes?!) - nice site, ... 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine W. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely position (isn't everywhere in the Lakes?!) - nice site, great little shop. Toilets/showers were good. Friendly staff and nice pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Nowhere within shower area to put your bottles or soap or anything which would be a help.

    Great that they leave you a mop and bucket to mop out the shower after you've used it, just a shame that not everybody has the courtesy to do so, meaning the entrance part of the cubicle, where you stand to get dry, is regularly a little muddy. No fault of the site though.

    No Wifi nor television reception. Although in fairness, it was quite nice to have a few days' break!!

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Very clean, friendly staff, immaculate grounds, warm and well equipped ... 09/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elliot S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean, friendly staff, immaculate grounds, warm and well equipped showers, good location for walks, near to two pubs, handy site shop.

    Disliked: 

    No TV reception, no 3G and no WiFi other than outside the shop, only four male showers which could be busy at peak times.

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Excellent site, fab facilities, lovely staff and well kept pitches. 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nicola_c192317 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful scenery, immaculately kept camp site and lots of staff on hand to speak too.
    The kids enjoyed the woodland walk and the children’s play area. Plenty of places to play and the shop was well stocked.

    Disliked: 

    Wasn’t a huge problem for us but there is no phone signal and WiFi is intermittent. Was difficult sometimes to contact the outside world, but we didn’t mind.

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Excellent site with super friendly staff and very good facility's 07/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Benjamin J. Confirmed

  • Shearling shepherd's hut
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, farm shop (lunch backups for £5!!! Bargain), toilets/showers (best I've used on a campsite), Shepards hut was cosy and cute, staff where chatty and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Bed a little firm.

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Amazing location, friendly helpful staff, lovely shop and cafe, facilities ... 06/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vicky R. Confirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Amazing location, friendly helpful staff, lovely shop and cafe, facilities were great, clean, quiet... lovely all round :)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great value stunning campsite 04/04/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site is absolutely perfect, the staff are friendly and extremely helpful.
    Shower block was immaculate especially for the time of year and wet weather. Showers were hot and powerful.
    Nice park for the children to play on which was well maintained
    Just a mile and half away from Wast Water lake the views are stunning
    An extra bonus of no phone signal helped us relax more and able to enjoy our short break without being disturbed
    We can’t wait to return

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Bath available

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Gas cylinders available

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Nether Wasdale, Wasdale, Cumbria, England, CA20 1ET
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.4241°N 3.3492°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitehaven: Tangier Street Coach Stop — 13.0 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 13.5 miles
Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 14.2 miles
Train stations
Drigg Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Ravenglass Rail Station — 5.3 miles
Seascale Rail Station — 5.8 miles
Ferry ports
Coniston Ferry Landing — 12.2 miles
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 77.4 miles

Directions


Church Stile Farm Holiday Park is in the heart of Wasdale Valley in the Western Lake District.

From the south:
Leave the M6 at Junction 36. Follow the signs to Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston (A590). Before reaching Ulverston, turn right onto the A5092 at Greenodd (signposted Western Lake District, Whitehaven and Workington). The A5092 merges with the A595; continue on this road following the signs for Whitehaven/Workington.

A few miles north of Ravenglass you will come to the village of Gosforth. Turn right into the village. Follow the signs for Nether Wasdale (approximately 3.5 miles). Coming down the hill into Nether Wasdale you will pass between two pubs and then a small church on your left. The turning to Church Stile Farm Holiday Park is immediately beyond the church.

From the north:
Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and take the A66 towards Keswick and Cockermouth. At Cockermouth take the A5086 signposted Egremont. The A5086 joins the A595; follow this south past Egremont. A few miles south of the village of Calderbridge you will come to the village of Gosforth: turn left into the village. Passing through the village follow signs to Nether Wasdale as above.

From the east:
From Ambleside take the A593 towards Coniston and then head towards Eskdale over Wrynose Pass and Hardknott pass. Beware: it is a single track road with passing places but the scenery is stunning.

By public transport:
Northern Rail operate the coastal railway between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. Seascale is the nearest railway station and is about 7 miles west of Church Stile.

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

Whether you’re climbing, canoeing or just ambling gently around with picnic in backpack, the Wasdale valley is a pretty perfect place for a Lake District hol.

It’s over ten miles long if you fancy a full day’s historic hike, starting from the village of Wasdale Head, the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and the former home of Cumbrian pub landlord Will Ritson, whose tall tales led to the still going strong Biggest Liar Competition. One of the tiniest churches in the land, St Olaf’s, is at Wasdale in its ‘Viking fields’: Wasdale was originally settled by Norse farmers and the beams in the church are rumoured to be from Viking longships.

Climbers can get to Scafell Pike and Great Gable from Wasdale Head, but walkers can continue along the valley length down to the village of Gosforth, which has the biggest Viking Cross in England at the Grade I-listed St Mary’s Church.

For (very) energetic mountain bikers, a tour of Great Gable can be started at Wasdale Head going through Scarth Gap, Black Sail, Sty Head and Honister. This isn’t for the faint-hearted, so those who prefer placid pedalling can take their wheels from Wastwater to Stanton Bridge, or the gentler mountain bike ride around Nether Wasdale and Hollow Moor.

Post-mountain bike ride, Scafell Pike climb, Wasdale Valley hike or Wastwater swim, the Strand’s Inn and the Screes Inn, a couple of minutes from base camp at Nether Wasdale, both serve lunch and dinner as well as a mix of real ales and an on-site microbrewery at the Strand. The hamlet’s hotel, the Low Wood, welcomes non-residents.

Finally, fancy the beach? The Cumbrian coast at Seascale is seven miles from Church Stile Farm (walkable, we reckon), with miles of sandy beach leading to the Lake District’s only coastal village, the fishing village of Ravenglass.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (5.3 miles)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (13.5 miles)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (0.0 miles)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (9.9 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Church Stile Farm Holiday Park cancellation policy

In the event of cancellation within 4 weeks of arrival, Church Stile Holiday Park will try and rebook your accommodation. If successful, the balance will be refunded. Otherwise no refund will be offered.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Church Stile Farm Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Cleanliness of the interior and breakages are the responsibility of the hirer.

Please note hard ground tent pegs are recommended.

Shower block has hot water until 9pm.

Please be aware that there's no mobile phone reception in Wasdale. A free wifi hotspot is available at the reception/shop.

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