Scale Bank Camping

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  • Grassy Cumbria pop-up farm site by a slowly flowing beck
  • A 20-minute drive to the edge of the Lake District; a mile from a zoo
  • Half a mile from a pub and 10 minutes' drive from the beach
Hear that? It's the call of coastal Cumbria, and it's telling you to book a break in the stunning South Lakes… And what better place to do it than Scale Bank Camping? This peaceful site is set on a working family farm 20 minutes' drive from the edge of the Lake District National Park and 10 minutes from the coast. You're truly in the best of both worlds here, as all sorts of attractive watery views are within easy reach. This is a simple pop-up site with amenities that include running water, portable toilets and waste disposal. You can also hire firepits (supplied with logs, kindling, matches and firelighters) once you arrive on site, to help keep you warm at night. Other than that, you're left to your own devices to plan the kind of break you want, whether that involves spending relaxed days on site, following the course of the slowly flowing beck to hidden woodland coves or hunting for birds and beasties in the woods. Scale Bank Camping is two miles north of Dalton-in-Furness, a market town with a railway station, a public leisure centre and lots of shops. It's also half a mile from a popular local pub where you can sip real ales by cosy logburning stoves; it's accessed via a gate just opposite the pitching field. Meanwhile, 51 acres of animal explores await a mile away down the road at South Lakes Safari Zoo, a great family-friendly attraction that can be easily reached on foot.

Site type

Tent pitches 20
Opens 19 July
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • 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. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 19 Jul to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Pleasant location with basic facilities, nice pub right next door

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely big field, fire pits provided, pub right next to the field, friendly hosts, good location for Barrow

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Scale farm has a great setting Very simple, quite Country pub next…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Brian M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Scale farm has a great setting Very simple, quite Country pub next to the field(strange opening /closing hours! Campsite owner extremely helpful

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Lovely location, friendly owners, basic facilities

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Close to the pub, great space and very friendly Owners. It’s basic but perfect. We enjoyed an evening chatting around the fire pit.. with a few beers obviously… it was Dave’s Day!

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Nice people Easily accessible lovely setting with beck for kids to play…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Nice people Easily accessible lovely setting with beck for kids to play Hired firepit very cheap with wood

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Wonderful stay on a peaceful sight. Clean portaloo's on sight and…

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

Non-electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Wonderful stay on a peaceful sight. Clean portaloo's on sight and lovely pitch beside the river. Great added bonus of the fire pit which was dropped off at the pitch with wood etc... Nice pub about a 1 minute walk from the site. Really close to South Lakes Safari Zoo and a great place to stay to explore the South Lakes.

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Great stay

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Excellent location. Piteresque with little stream running through camp site. Toilets and running water available

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Nicola was very welcoming and helpful. Toilets were spotless. Will be going…

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Nicola was very welcoming and helpful. Toilets were spotless. Will be going again, thank you Nicola. Fire pit hire is a bonus.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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The site was great, lovely flat ground to camp and amazing surroundings…

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
Rebecca G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The site was great, lovely flat ground to camp and amazing surroundings with a stream running through the campsite which the kids loved and a pub across the road. The zoo was just a 5 minute drive away and local town not much further. The owners were fantastic and greeted us on arrival, lovely and friendly!

Disliked: Nothing, hopefully we will be back next summer

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From the manager: Thankyou for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you next year.

Lovely place basic but costly for what there is 25.00 for child 6 & 1

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Margaret R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Quietness cleanliness

Disliked: A fair walk for water.

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Idyllic setting away from the hustle and bustle of life!

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely setting, very welcoming hosts. Little one was very pleased to get to feed the goats and pet the lambs. Tent pitch was newly mowed, plenty of space for tent and for playing.

Disliked: Peacocks across the road (NOTHING to do with the campsite) woke us up before 5am, which was not ideal, but then again, it is the countryside!

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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 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

Peaceful Spectacular scenery

Utilities

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

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

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Location

Scale Bank Camping

Scale Bank Farm

Dalton-in-Furness

Cumbria

England

LA15 8JW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.17559°N
-3.16765°W

Nearest transport

Coach
14.1 mi Bus Station
14.1 mi Bus Station
16 mi St Michaels Lane
Rail
1.5 mi Dalton Rail Station
1.8 mi Askam Rail Station
3 mi Ulverston Rail Station
Ferry
7.1 mi Roa Island Ferry Landing
7.7 mi Piel Island Ferry Landing
9.2 mi Lake Bank (Coniston) 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

For active times, check the forecast, pack proper kit and prepare to climb fells like Orrest Head (40 minutes' drive), just above Windermere, or head to Whicham (35 minutes) to scale the heights of Black Combe. For further sporty options, you might like to hire a paddleboard or wind-powered vessel at Coniston Boating Centre (35 minutes) and head to Go Ape Grizedale (35 minutes) for an excellent treetop obstacle course. Of course, there are other ways to take in the natural splendour of the Lakes – a trip aboard a steamer in Ullswater (an hour), going sightseeing around Aira Force waterfall (an hour and 10 minutes), or riding the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (45 minutes) are all good ways forward if you're looking for spectacular scenery without too much physical exertion. Finally, to learn a little about the area's past, turn to the timeworn ruins of Furness Abbey (10 minutes), the industrial heritage of The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness (15 minutes) or admire the magnificent house and gardens at Muncaster Castle (45 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 5 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Walney West Shore 5.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 6.4 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Biggar Bank 6.7 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A
Silecroft 8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

South Lakes Wild Animal Park 0.6 mi

Holker Hall and Gardens 7.5 mi

Lakeland Motor Museum 9.3 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 11 mi

Hill Top 14.6 mi

National Trust

Dalton Castle 1.6 mi

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 8.8 mi

Fell Foot Park 11.1 mi

Gondola' 13.6 mi

Hill Top 14.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Ulverston - Urswick - Bardsea 3.2 mi

HODBARROW (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 06/05/1986) 4 mi

Ulverston Sands and Birkrigg Common 4.1 mi

HOLKER HALL 7.3 mi

Bigland Tarn and Bigland Barrow 8 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

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

  • Does Scale Bank Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Scale Bank Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Scale Bank Camping? For active times, check the forecast, pack proper kit and prepare to climb fells like Orrest Head (40 minutes' drive), just above Windermere, or head to Whicham (35 minutes) to scale the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Scale Bank Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Scale Bank Camping? From £25 (for 1 night, 5 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.