Puddlemire

View prices & book 9.8 78 reviews
Sunny peaceful morning (added by manager 12 Oct 2022)
Fabulous location, kitted out with a king size bed - 2 additional camp beds available by request (added by manager 30 may 2023)
A quiet corner of hobby wood, bordering onto the stream, relax with the sound of the beck, peace. (added by manager 27 aug 2023)
Aerial view of the lovely countryside which will surround your spacious pitch (added by manager 05 aug 2023)

  • Wildlife haven on a family-run farm site in the Cumbria countryside
  • A 20-minute drive from the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District
  • Campfires and barbecues allowed; pub 20 minutes' walk away
Join the ranks of the farm animals at Puddlemire… and make your way to your chosen plot by gator or quad bike. Here, you'll join a friendly, family-run site in the Cumbria countryside, resting between lakes and dales and bordered by a trickling beck. A 20-minute drive from Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District, this is a wildlife haven 10 minutes' drive from Kirkby Lonsdale and well situated for walking or cycling your way around literary villages and hilly crags, or past ribbon lakes and hay meadows… whichever takes your fancy. This is a simple site with warm showers and flushing toilets. Campfires and barbecues are allowed on site, as long as they’re kept off the grass. Both make an excellent choice if you've already stocked up on supplies from a couple of shops within a 10-minute drive or organic goods from the farm shop within 15 minutes’ drive. If you'd rather head out, there are also several pubs within 15 minutes' drive, where you can either nurse a pint or fuel up for the next day's activities.

Site type

Rent a tent 3
Tent pitches 17
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Beautiful location, friendly host who gave us lifts with our gear so…

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

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Beautiful location, friendly host who gave us lifts with our gear so we didn’t have to walk up the big hill! Quiet and lovely sound of the river.

Disliked: Grass is really long which is great for wildlife but if it rains your clothes will be wet through. Can be a long walk to the car if you’re other side of the site. Showers seemed to have one temperature…very hot! No way to turn them down so be careful with young ones!

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From the manager: Hi Rebecca, so glad you enjoyed the fabulous location, the sound of the Beck next the the hammocks does make it a great place to stay & relax. I am sorry you didn't like the long grass, we couldn't bear to cut all the lovely wild flowers until the blooms had faded, once they have withered and the rain stops, we will give the grass a trim. The children do love rolling down the hill in the long grass. I'm sorry you found the shower too hot, if we had known, we could have adjusted the temperature, I do test each shower when I clean them twice a day, I hadn't noticed this one was particularly hot, I will keep an eye on them in future to ensure this doesn't happen again, Thank you so much for letting me know.

Beautiful site will definitely be visiting again thankyou

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

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Loved the site very beautiful wasn’t to busy and very well spaced out not to many tents there and staff were really helpful with moving our gear to and from the car, toilets were very clean too.

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From the manager: Thank you, much appreciated.

Great site with everything you need and nothing you don’t.

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
Joe G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

By the Beck non-electric grass tent pitch (private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Lovely quiet site, excellent location between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and close to the motorway. Extremely peaceful location by the river, great clean facilities and friendly helpful owners. Exactly what I look for in a site - everything you need and nothing you don’t, so not crowded or remotely noisy! The site is in walking distance of a great pub which is a bonus. Would definitely visit again!

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From the manager: Thank you Joe, so glad you appreciated our hard work & the great Pub!!

Wonderful site, clean facilities, friendly owners, beautiful location!

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
Alexandra C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: We had an amazing stay at this campsite!! The owners were lovely, welcoming, and helpful and we appreciated all the effort that was made to make us feel at home. The facilities were clean and perfect, we enjoyed the warm showers and the recycling area was well organised and taken care of. The pitch was spacious and beautiful, with a lovely river that we got to paddle in. Thankyou for having us we will definitely be back again!

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From the manager: Thank you so much for visiting & for the great review.

Excellent campsite!

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

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Great campsite in the beautiful nature spot, in the valley and next to a river. Facilities were clean and in really good condition, renting out a fire pit with all the wood and firefighters was a great addition for the cool evenings and served well for drying boots. The owner of the campsite was really helpful and friendly, transported all of our heavy gear down the hill and gave us a ride too. Due to no cars on the campsite I felt relaxed as I didn’t need to worry about my 2 year old running in front of the car. It was only a short drive from Kirkby Lonsdale which was nice to explore. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: Thank you so much for the great review.

Location was fantastic, lovely quiet site. Tipi was amazing, clean, comfortable, cozy.…

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
Sophie M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Alders Edge bell tent

Liked: Location was fantastic, lovely quiet site. Tipi was amazing, clean, comfortable, cozy. Showers and toilets on site were very clean and maintained regularly.

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From the manager: So glad you enjoyed your stay Thank you for visiting & for the great review

Brilliant pitches, lovely scenery, excellent facilities!

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

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Clean toilets and showers. Well equipped washing up area. Lovely scenic campsite with great amenities, chance to use a fire pit with logs provided for a vary reasonable price! The owners are absolutely lovely, will willingly transport your stuff up and down the hill. Had a brilliant stay and would definitely visit again!

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From the manager: Thank you!!

My friend and I stayed for a weekend with our girls 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
Kirsty T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: My friend and I stayed for a weekend with our girls and what a fabulous time we had. The campsite is beautiful, the girls enjoyed the river running through and paddling in there, the hammocks, the sheep and the cows. Shirley was incredibly helpful bringing our things down to the tent and then back up again. The toilets and showers were very clean and equipped with everything you need. The location was great for getting to Windermere. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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From the manager: Thank you for visiting

Beautiful site, calm and incredible scenery

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

By the Beck non-electric grass tent pitch (private bathroom amenities)

Liked: Such a beautiful site, peaceful, well kept and very inviting. We stayed as a group this year after vising previously and falling in love with the site. Far enough away from anything to encourage outdoors and socialising but close enough to shops etc if you need anything. The owners of this site are extremely accommodating and will check to make sure your happy

Disliked: Nothing at all

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From the manager: Thank you for visiting...

Would definitely recommend

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

Hobby Wood non-electric grass tent pitch (no private bathroom amenities)

Liked: We had an amazing time at Puddlemire campsite. Beautiful location. Host directions were very clear and helped us to transfer heavy luggage from campsite to car. Toilet facilities were very neat and clean.

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From the manager: Thank you for visiting


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 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 No dogs allowed

Themes

Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Location

Puddlemire

Green Lane End Farm

Lupton

Cumbria

England

LA6 2PL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.21317°N
-2.68303°W

Route directions

Exit the M6 at Junction 36, taking the A65 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. You will go past the Plough Hotel on your right. Take the next turn on your right-hand side (just past a layby, with a white bungalow on the corner and a signpost for Hutton Roof). Follow this road, and when it bears sharply to the left, do not turn left but carry straight on in front of the row of houses. Follow the road until you reach a T-junction and then turn right. Keep bearing right, passing Rose Cottage; the site is at the next right-hand turn.

Nearest transport

Coach
6.9 mi New Street
6.9 mi New Street
8.4 mi Bus Station
Rail
5.7 mi Silverdale Rail Station
5.9 mi Arnside Rail Station
6.5 mi Oxenholme Lake District Rail Station
Ferry
11.8 mi Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing
11.9 mi Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing
14 mi Bowness Ferry Nab 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

Where to go first? If you want to test your aim, clay pigeon shooting could become your next hobby at Crabtree Clay Shoot (five minutes' drive; check ahead for opening days) or climb the local limestone-paved paths at Hutton Roof Crags (10 minutes’ drive). For countryside enthusiasts, the Lake District (20 minutes’ drive) and Yorkshire Dales (20 minutes) national parks each have their own draws. In the Lake District, the fells and lakes offer ample opportunities for sailing, rock climbing, or cycling. Meanwhile, in the Yorkshire Dales, you can track down waterfalls and old barns. Northwards, more walking and cycling trails await at Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (25 minutes), this time through ancient woodlands and limestone. While you’re there, visit Sizergh Castle (15 minutes) and stroll the stately grounds and estate. If you’re longing for a sandy beach, there are long stretches of sand at Silverdale (30 minutes) and Sandside (20 minutes). Head further south and you’ll come to Morecambe (30 minutes), where another bay competes with a 12th-century castle, prison and a stroll-worthy promenade for your attention.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 11.8 mi Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 12.5 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Fleetwood 24.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Haverigg 24.5 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Walney West Shore 24.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Levens Hall & Gardens 4.9 mi

Sizergh Castle and Garden 6 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 12 mi

Holker Hall and Gardens 12.3 mi

Lancaster Castle 12.3 mi

National Trust

Sizergh Castle and Garden 6.1 mi

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 11 mi

Fell Foot Park 11.7 mi

Hill Top 15.1 mi

Windermere and Troutbeck 15.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Burton-in-Kendal - Holme - Lancaster Canal 2.6 mi

Burton-in-Kendal - Hutton Roof 2.6 mi

Burton-in-Kendal - Hutton Roof - Lancaster Canal 2.7 mi

Kirkby Lonsdale - Casterton - Kirkby Lonsdale 3.6 mi

DALLAM TOWER 3.9 mi

Local events

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

    Penrith, Cumbria 27.1 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

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

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

  • Does Puddlemire have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Puddlemire dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Puddlemire? Where to go first? If you want to test your aim, clay pigeon shooting could become your next hobby at Crabtree Clay Shoot (five minutes' drive; check ahead for opening days) or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Puddlemire?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Puddlemire? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.