Caldbeck Camping

From £16 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.8 183 reviews
Large pitch for cars. (added by akitog 31 Jul 2022)
River aside campsite (added by visitor 18 aug 2021)
Pitches surrounded by trees (added by manager 30 may 2019)
Great views from the pitches (added by manager 30 may 2019)

  • Quiet site on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park
  • Right on the Cumbria Way at the edge of a forest and Caldbeck village
  • Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick all within 35 minutes’ drive
On the edge of the northern fells in the Lake District National Park, skirting a handily placed village and sitting on the Cumbria Way, it’s fair to say Caldbeck Camping is in an excellent location. In fact, this site makes a rather ace base for explores whether you’re planning on surveying the sights from a car or tackling hilly terrain on two feet. But back to the local area first: the park’s on the edges of Caldbeck, a settlement with a small shop and a post office as well as a pub and two cafés, and is also five minutes’ drive to Hesket Newmarket’s Cumbrian ale brewery. After a bit of harder liquor? If you don’t mind travelling for 35 minutes in the car you can soon be at the Lakes Distillery for tours and tastings. Manage to keep the booze to a minimum and walks can be had on the Cumbria Way straight from site, eventually leading to the famed Lake District towns of Coniston (an hour and 15-minute drive or a rather long wander...) and Keswick (35 minutes’ drive). Of course, you can pick and choose the parts of the path you want to ply, scaling the peaks of the Langdale and Borrowdale valleys for views over the lush landscape. Guests who’d rather roam closer to home, meanwhile, can set off into the forest straight from the site to have a leafy stroll, pick a streamside spot for some fishing or stick about by their pitch to set up for a relaxed evening by the barbecue or campfire. As this is a small site, facilities are kept to a minimum but guests have access to toilets, a shower, a washbasin and a recycling area.

Site type

Tent pitches 10
Rent a tent 1
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Well kept site in a beautifull area lovely clean facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
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: Well kept site in a beautifull area lovely clean facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

THE PERFECT PITCH

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

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Amazing host. Fab location. Free hot showers. Clean toilet block. Pretty little site in a lovely village. Second time visiting and will be back. This is the Perfect Pitch in the lake district

Disliked: Leaving to come home. Everything is perfect

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Very cute little village and campsite, lots to see in the area…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Harri F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very cute little village and campsite, lots to see in the area and a cute little walk around the churchyard. Toilets secure and clearly new, very clean and well cared for. Right next to a river, with fire pits provided. Picnic tables and gravel path for parking in wet conditions. Owner very helpful! Showers private in individual rooms.

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Little gem of a site.

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Everything! Peaceful, clean, hot showers, good pitch size. Very friendly site. Owners lovely. The river is gorgeous, and very tranquil.

Disliked: If I really had to be picky it would only be the path through the site. Entrance end has pot holes which was tricky with a fully laden motorcycle. To be expected in the last days of the season after such a wet year though.

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Plenty of space for pitches

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

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely friendly people. Brilliant place to just relax and switch off away from hussle n bussle. Defo go back again

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The lovely warm greeting I received, even though I arrived a day…

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The lovely warm greeting I received, even though I arrived a day earlier. The facilities were clean and showers were lovely and warm.

Disliked: Midgies :)

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Nice little campsite, facilities are very good and free to use. Lots…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Matthew B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Nice little campsite, facilities are very good and free to use. Lots of Owls.

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Everything from the pitch size to the location. Was beautiful hearing the…

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Everything from the pitch size to the location. Was beautiful hearing the river running by.

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Excellent site, perfect if you just want to camp and get out exploring

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

Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very clean facilities, lovely location great showers! Good recycling bins firepits and picnic tables provided

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Lots of space in our designated pitch and it came with a…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Keely H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lots of space in our designated pitch and it came with a picnic bench and a fire pit which was great! The pitch was also slightly muddy so we were given plastic flooring to help combat the mud! The toilets and showers were super clean and checked on regularly which was great too.

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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

Disabled facilities

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

D. of E. 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

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Caldbeck Camping

Friar Row

Caldbeck

Wigton

Cumbria

England

CA7 8DS

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.74969°N
-3.048°W

Nearest transport

Coach
10.9 mi Bus Station
11 mi Bus Station
13.1 mi Rail Station
Rail
7.1 mi Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station
7.2 mi Wigton Rail Station
10.8 mi Carlisle Rail Station
Ferry
11.3 mi Keswick Ferry Landing
11.5 mi Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing
12.5 mi Hawes End Derwentwater 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

When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the same distance for standup paddleboarding, windsurfing and canoeing, and Pooley Bridge is the place for sailing past peaks on the famed Ullswater steamers (35 minutes’ drive). The countryside is of course fabulous around here, but history can also be had at spots like Carlisle Castle and Mirehouse House and Gardens about 30 minutes away. And if you’re toying with the idea of eloping, you can be up at Gretna Green in about 40 minutes. In this land of plenty, guests are also close to the coast – Solway’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is about 40 minutes by car for views over the sea, with the beaches being a tad further if you want to get your toes stuck into some sand.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Allonby 15.5 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Southerness 23.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Sandyhills 28.4 mi Sea N/A N/A Poor Poor
St Bees 28.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens 9.3 mi

Castlerigg Stone Circle 10.4 mi

Carlisle Castle 11 mi

Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre 11.7 mi

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens 12.3 mi

National Trust

Wordsworth House and Garden 14.1 mi

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill 19.2 mi

Grasmere and Great Langdale 21.6 mi

Townend 24.1 mi

Buttermere and Ennerdale 24.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

High Pike, Fellside 2.1 mi

Mungrisdale - Bannerdale Crags 6.4 mi

Blencathra Classic - Sharp Edge and Narrow Edge 8.1 mi

Ullock Pike - Longside Edge - Skiddaw 8.6 mi

Threlkeld, Westcoe and Keswick Railway 8.9 mi

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, Cumbria 16.7 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.

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

  • Does Caldbeck Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Caldbeck Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Caldbeck Camping? When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Caldbeck Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Caldbeck Camping? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.