Campsites in Glenridding, Cumbria

46 bookable campsites within 15 miles of Glenridding Sorted by distance

Campsites in Glenridding for Lake District lopes

Get to one of these campsites in Glenridding for a happy hol at the southern end of Lakeland’s Ullswater, at a place prettily plonked near the bottom of the cracking Kirkstone Pass.

Like much of the national park, this place is a hub for hikers. And while wanders are on offer for all levels and abilities, the Helvellyn walk along Striding Edge – a challenging jaunt up to the 950-metre peak of England’s third-biggest mountain – is the area’s holy grail.

Whether you fancy taking on this path or just want to a leisurely lope around some of the prettiest parts of the park, a comfy spot to lay your head post-trek is a must. Find the right space in this selection of campsites in Glenridding – with glamping accommodation and tent rentals to pick from to – and nearby sections of the Lake District.  

Campsites in Glenridding: from top tent and touring pitches to lush lodges

A trip to the Lake District is pretty much guaranteed to be great, but you can make it even better by picking an ace campsite in Glenridding. As well as traditional touring and tent pitches, this list includes lovely lodges and comfy caravan rentals for an upgraded break.

If you’re the type who likes to be (very, very far) away from it all, look out for pitches in remote locations. The national park is so spacious and scenic, it’s harder to seek out a campsite in the Lake District that isn’t surrounded by a spectacular landscape or is in a walkers’ paradise than one that is.

Those without wheels might like to be within walking distance of village amenities or a campsite with facilities like a shop and restaurant for refuelling after roams around the fells.

Hauled some smaller humans along for a hiking hol in Lakeland? Sweeten them up before strolls by choosing a holiday park in Glenridding with playgrounds and games rooms

Energetic tiddlers will also be chuffed at the adventures available in the national park – find sites near climbing crags or cycling paths, among plenty more options, for small humans who don’t seem to know how to sit still.

Things to do in Glenridding after hiking Helvellyn

Already hiked Helvellyn and are after cruisier activities for winding down? Ullswater Lake is just the spot. Stretch your legs a little during wanders around the banks or bag a seat on one of the old-school steamers (some have been going since the late 1880s). Get on board at Glenridding and settle in for a 7.5-mile journey along the whole length of Ullswater… 

Other highlights in the area include Aira Force, the stunning 60-foot waterfall, and the daffodils in Glencoyne Bay that triggered William Wordsworth’s famed poem about wandering lonely as clouds (much to the chagrin of many a schoolchild forced to study it).

Speaking of walks, more trekking is to be had all over the Eastern Fells around Glenridding – try the relatively easy walk up Place Fell as a starter.

For more inspiration on places to stay and things to do in another top national park, mosey over to our listings in the Yorkshire Dales.

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