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Hill of Oaks

8.3
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General

  • Award-winning wildlife haven near Windermere
  • On the slopes of ancient woodland
  • Licensed shop and wifi

Wonderful wonderful Windermere…like Wordsworth in his Prelude, one can’t help waxing poetic about this lush Lake District area, the biggest natural lake in England and with 18 islands lying within. Aye aye.

Whatever floats your boat, Hill of Oaks places you in neat proximity to all activities and areas of Windermere and the surrounding Lake District National Park: it is on the slopes of ancient woodland for miles of walks, and has exclusive lake frontage for nearly a mile along Windermere’s shores. You’ll also find five private jetties if you’re one of those enviable sorts who have their own vessel – not that you might be envious of boat owners or anything…

This gorgeous park (just look at the pics) is also in a wildlife haven and has picked up awards for its conservation-conscious approach to all things natural; the managed woodlands are a draw for local birds, beasts and flora, and there are nature walks, owl boxes and bird stations throughout the site. If that’s not enough to keep your little beasties occupied, this family-friendly park also has a secure and natural play area for mini visitors.

Facilities at Hill Oaks include wifi, a parent and baby washroom, a licensed shop and a launderette. And as the Lake District is treat-filled for walkies, you might be glad to know that Hill Oaks is dog-friendly too.

This site is a member of Lake District Estates group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Trailer tents are the only type of tents allowed on site - no canvas tents or pup tents.


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Party: 2 adults

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8.3

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

72% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

 

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friendly staff right on the lake with spotless toilets 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin n. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Arrived late and barrier down. walked to reception and a great Australian guy drove over, took me back to the gate and escorted us to the pitch. really friendly site, very helpful and right on the lake. shop had all the essentials you could need. Toilets spotless.

    Disliked: 

    only stayed a weekend, wish it was longer despite inclement weather. they do nice looking lodges and from what we saw we will be going again but a longer stay next time.

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Ok quiet site needs improving in certain areas 09/09/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly helpful staff. Great toilet shower/block. Quiet location.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of information pack. Would of been nice to have local information especially about boat pickups also restaurants,pubs as there is none of this on site. Moving pitches due to regulars coming in. This is not very well planned out and caused problems for a lot not just us.

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location, toilet block very clean, private secluded pitches 13/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Audrey D. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location, toilet block very clean, private secluded pitches

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Will not be going back even with my family . Okay for boating familie 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Beverley L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities ..etc showers .loos . Washing up area we're clean .
    Shop looked well stocked .but never used it .

    Disliked: 

    The pitch .. no 5 was not clearly marked .map given to find it ..the print was so small you needed a magnifier. (Not are related ).
    Okay if you got a boat .canoe,etc otherwise you can't go anywhere to wander apart from around the site and picnic tables next to the shop.
    The road is not safe walking off the site .

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Very clean well run friendly staff 28/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynn F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved everything about the place

    Disliked: 

    No phone signal

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Clean toilets and shower 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie h. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean toilets and shower

    Disliked: 

    Sloping pitch on bend in road felt like a lay by wifi very expensive

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Hedges around pitches to add a little privacy. Children's play ... 20/06/2017

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

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hedges around pitches to add a little privacy. Children's play area.

    Disliked: 

    Some dog owners failed to clean up after their pets.

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Clean site, poor customer service 18/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lakeside

    Clean facilities

    Well stocked shop

    Disliked: 

    Paying for wifi - most other sites I've stayed at have free access. Signal very weak on our pitch so was a waste of money. No phone signal either

    Staff had no idea where our pitch (due to pitches being remembered) was so we were asked "to go and look for it", not helpful.

    Unable to peg in awning due to broken bricks and a giant rock under the pitch. Staff had no idea it was there and didn't offer an alternative

    Gave all above feedback and nothing said / offered from site other than "thanks for feedback" e.g refund of wasted wifi payment etc

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A well kept site, clean facilities 10/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location - although a little isolated

    Disliked: 

    Signage and pitch numbering didn't help navigating the site !

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Loved site nicely set out peaceful and very clean facilities 28/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom joanne_m236962 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved site nicely set out peaceful and very clean facilities

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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

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Tennis

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Watersports

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

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

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

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Tower Wood, Newby Bridge Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA12 8NR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3022°N 2.9486°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Kendal Bus Station — 8.4 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 7.3 miles
Grange-over-Sands Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Ferry ports
Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 1.7 miles
Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing — 1.8 miles
Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal — 3.5 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 60.3 miles

Directions


Exit Junction 36 on the M6 and drive west on the A590 toward Barrow and Newby Bridge. Follow the A590 until you reach a roundabout signposted Bowness; turn right onto the A592 and we are approximately 3 miles on the left-hand side. Turn left and go through the barrier, then follow the road down past the farmhouse until you reach reception.

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

As the biggest natural lake in England (a worthy ten miles long from Newby Bridge to Ambleside and 219 feet deep), Windermere should be your first stop; if you only do one thing on your hol, take a lake cruise from Bowness Bay to Waterhead on a traditional steamer for gentle Lake District sightseeing.

Belle Isle, the biggest of Windermere’s 18 islands at about a kilometre in length and the only one that was ever lived on is alas privately owned, but you can hire a rowing boat from Bowness and gaze covetedly at it from the water.

On land, walkies are recommended: easy strolls can be had on the family-friendly and viewsome amble from Hills Oak to Gummers How, the highest foothill in the area and to the Lake District’s south; hike to the summit (it’s an easy walk) from Astley's Plantation car park.

Walking up Orrest Head from Windermere is another pleasantly accessible promenade, particularly for youngsters, and if you’re a tougher type, the area has heaps of long distance rambles and climbs (whichever you pick, you’ll likely need your camera to snap several of the views).

Juvenile wildlife fans should go ape at the biodiversity of the Lake District National Park, where they can spot rare species such as endangered red squirrels, peregrine falcons and possibly – if they’re very lucky – Britain’s only nesting pairs of golden eagles.

There are dozens of nature and RSPB reserves in the Lake District and to see more exotic critters up close, Lake District Wildlife Park at Keswick has over a hundred species including boa constrictors, gibbons and meerkats.

Adventurous peeps in the Lake District can also try climbing Scafell Pike, mountain biking at Helvellyn and Skiddaw, bushcrafting at Keswick and watersports all over the park including kayaking, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

Too much activity? Head to the town of Windermere for cafés, tearooms, much-needed pubs and that gentle steamboat puffing mentioned earlier; The World of Beatrix Potter is here too.

Must see

  • Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside (1.7 miles)
  • Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House (3.2 miles)
  • Lakeland Motor Museum (3.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Fell Foot Park (1.9 miles)
  • Hill Top (3.6 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Hill of Oaks cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

The park can issue a full credit note for monies paid which will be valid for 12 months.

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. Hill of Oaks will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Admission
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
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
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The site does not accept canvas tents or pup tents - trailer tents only.

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