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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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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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9.4

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

 

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excellent rural site, clean facilities, friendly staff & not expensive 20/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne I. Confirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children, no pets)
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    surrounded by beautiful scenery, great access to many walks, friendly & helpful staff.
    We stayed in the Bell tent which was a good price and comes with all he amenities and a comfy bed!!

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    nothing to dislike on this campsite

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Well stocked site and hut with cheerful helpful staff, great location 16/06/2018

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  • Shearling shepherd's hut
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    Very friendly and welcoming staff and easy check in. The hut was prepared with bedding and other useful things like plates, glasses, cutlery and other utensils, as well as wood for the fire pit and wood burner so we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

    The facilities were clean, well kept, and the showers were lovely with no problems with hot water. The free WiFi was essential as there is no signal, and this was easy to get set up with. The shop had lots of reasonably priced essentials and offer really tasty coffee, and the option to pre-order a customisable packed lunch which came very handy.

    Overall we had a really enjoyable stay in a beautiful location, and would definitely come back.

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Very very clean facilities, lovely friendly staff. Great little shop. 14/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location

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    No signal on mobile phone, but offered wifi at reception

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Nice site. Be warned not to travel along Wrynose Pass go to the site o 13/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The site is very pretty and the toilet and shower block is lovely and clean

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    The noise. There was a group of lads in tents behind us who kept us awake at night

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Great campsite with a shop/cafe on site. Facilities were good. 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emily W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    The location was perfect for climbing Scafell pike. The owners were very helpful.

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    Nothing

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The campsite was clean, tidy, well maintained with good facilities ... 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The campsite was clean, tidy, well maintained with good facilities and picturesque the staff were friendly and helpful.

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Facilities, Hospitality and welcome were brilliant 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mackenzie G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Facilities, Hospitality and welcome were brilliant

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Clean,tidy and very pleasant staff. Great views and lots of ... 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane D. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Clean,tidy and very pleasant staff.
    Great views and lots of space even at a busy weekend

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Beautiful. 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michelle_j255094 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    What a little Gem. We had a great time and the facilities and staff are the best I’ve ever had. The campsite is in the beautiful Wasdale. I can’t wait to return soon x

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A wonderful campsite, friendly staff and clean facilities 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Terry C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)
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    Stayed at this campsite for two nights with two children ages 7 and 9. We had a wonderful time, kids loved the play park and the facilities are clean and well kept

    The farm shop is also well stocked.
    I will definitely be going again very soon!

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Take away

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Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling 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.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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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