Shepherd's Crag Glamping

View prices & book 9.8 39 reviews
Pitches with a view (added by manager 10 Oct 2022)
A view from behind the campsite towards the yorkshire dales (added by manager 02 jun 2024)
View across the camping field. (added by manager 19 may 2024)
Shepherd's pod and safari tent (added by manager 02 jun 2024)

  • Small and peaceful family farm site with views of the Yorkshire Dales
  • A 20-minute drive to the Lake District and Arnside & Silverdale
  • Walks from the doorstep; shared cooking area with gas cooker
Surrounded by craggy views and hikes from the doorstep, Shepherd’s Crag Glamping is a peaceful sort of place – and it's kept that way by only having a handful of guests at any one time to stay at this lovely site surrounded by the gorgeous Cumbrian countryside. Feel free to be as active or as lazy as you like here – if you choose the latter there are views of the Yorkshire Dales and Ingleborough to accompany any mid-afternoon chats or naps, plus evenings by the barbecue or firepit. What might a day go like here? Once you’ve rolled out of the hay and rustled up something to eat using the shared gas cooking (with washing-up facilities and ice pack freezing also available), you might want to head to the rear of the site. From there, it’s a short walk to the Hutton Roof Crags, Newbiggin Crags and Farleton Knott, which together have far-reaching views of the Lake District and the sea (this area is a hot walking, hiking, climbing and mountain biking spot, by the way). Shepherd’s Crag Glamping is on a family farm, and guests have access to simple facilities like charging points, two composting loos and hot showers (as it’s such a small site, there should never be too long to queue). Plus, all the pitches are carefully positioned to give you your own space and privacy while still taking advantage of the great views. When you’re ready to get into the role of intrepid explorer, the Lake District National Park is 20 minutes’ drive away, as is the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Yorkshire Dales are 25 minutes’ drive away too.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Tent pitches 3
Rent a tent 1
Motorhome pitches 1
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.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 26 Apr to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

We stayed in the new safari tent and had a lovely weekend…

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

2 bedroom safari tent

Liked: We stayed in the new safari tent and had a lovely weekend :) The tent was a lovely set up, nice and clean and had all of your basics. The campsite is great with everything you need on a back to basics site, also facilities are easily accessed because there’s only a few pitches on the site so not too many people using them. Thank you for a lovely weekend :)

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Stunning scenery on a nice quiet site

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

2 bedroom safari tent

Liked: Gorgeous views from the safari tent which was well equipped and set up lovely! Really enjoyed our stay on the quiet campsite. Remember your warm clothes as we found it a little chilly in the tent as there is no heating like some other glamping tents may have, however lovely and cosy in the comfy beds! The showers were clean and powerful. This was our first time using composting toilets which were kept clean although they did smell occasionally we wouldn't say this put us off our visit. Unfortunately somebody must have been smoking in the toilet and that smell for us was far worse. We would recommend this campsite to others and would love to come back! The children loved the oppertunity to see the live stock and it was lovely to wake up and see the sheep so close.

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Perfect first camping trip with our 9 month old

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
Kathryn B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Gorgeous views, well kept small site with simple but pleasant facilities. The baby loved watching the cows come in to be milked. We'll be back!

Disliked: The only sink is quite high up, my arms got tired doing the dishes! A little step would be useful for us shorter campers!

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We stayed with our 3 children in the safari tent ⛺️ …

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

2 bedroom safari tent

Liked: We stayed with our 3 children in the safari tent ⛺️ Absolutely highly recommend great location 30 minutes from lake windermere but nice to be in a quite location to relax. Joe came to visit us as leaving lovely guy will definitely be back.

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Amazing stay, couldn’t recommend enough!

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
Sophie S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Shepherd's camping pod

Liked: Couldn’t have been happier with our stay at the farm. The pod itself was gorgeous and had everything we needed. The bed was super comfy and the provision of stove, kettle and cutlery was great. The setting itself is stunning and waking up to that view was a real treat. I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities.

Disliked: Perhaps the only point to mention would be that the fire wood provided was too damp to use so we bought our own which was no real inconvenience. Didn’t manage to get hot water in the shower but again this wasn’t a problem for us.

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From the manager: Hi Sophie, thank you for your lovely review - so glad you had a nice stay. The showers need to be run nice and hot with lots of flow to get the water heater to ignite! You should have mentioned the logs - we’ve had quite a bit of rain - I could have replaced them with a dry bag. Hopefully we’ll welcome you back in the future. Joe

Peaceful and beautiful

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

Non-electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Great views, clean facilities, and fine walks.

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Fab campsite, great location, facilities lovely and clean

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
Louise K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely campsite! Our pitch was perfect with amazing views. Facilities were always nice and clean. Staff were lovely and friendly We will definitely be back! 😊

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Great views from a quiet little site

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

Non-electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Really enjoyed a few nights at this simple, quiet campsite. It offered far views over the valleys and hills (when the clouds cleared!) - every pitch had access to a firepit which was great on chilly evenings. Having direct access up onto the limestone pavement was a treat.... and the views got even better! Lovely warm welcome from the owner.

Disliked: Not having a separate sink for hand washing after the loo was difficult, i really didnt feel comfortable washing hands and cleaning teeth in the same sink dishes get washed in.

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Beautiful small site with great views

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

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very peaceful small site with good facilities. Perfectly clean and tidy. Lovely views. Host is impeccable

Disliked: Nothi by

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Stunning views, super clean facilities and welcoming hosts

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
Sadie C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Excellent customer service, Joe kept us updated on the condition of the field as the weather was poor leading up to our stay. We had no problem with the access (camping in VW) and was so impressed with the facilities and how clean everything was. Beautiful location, just stunning views! We were so lucky to have the place to ourselves with just the sheep, horses and cows for neighbours! Despite the miserable weather, we had such a lovely weekend in this peaceful spot. Loved that there was a quick access up to the craggs which is a fab walk. We also walked to the pub in Lupton, which was a fairly easy walk but didn’t really rate the pub itself - expensive for lunch and the staff were more attentive to locals so would give that a miss next time we come.

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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 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

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

Forest Luxury Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Shepherd's Crag Glamping

Whin Yeats Farm

Newbiggin

Lupton

Cumbria

England

LA6 2PJ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.20716°N
-2.68669°W

Route directions

It is recommended that you approach the site via the A6070, as it is quicker, rather than via the A65, which is shorter in distance.

Nearest transport

Coach
6.5 mi New Street
6.5 mi New Street
8.3 mi St Michaels Lane
Rail
5.4 mi Silverdale Rail Station
5.7 mi Arnside Rail Station
6.4 mi Carnforth Rail Station
Ferry
11.8 mi Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing
11.9 mi Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing
14.2 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

Ramblers’ biggest dilemma might be deciding upon which place to head to first. Straight to hikes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (25 minutes’ drive), where some goals might be to hike the Three Peaks or track down waterfalls like Ingleton Falls, Janet’s Foss and Aysgarth Falls? While you’re holidaying here, it might seem like there’s no end to the characterful villages and historic towns. Take Kirkby Lonsdale (15 minutes), for instance, with its independent shops and eateries, 14th-century bridge and Ruskins View over the Lune Valley. There are pretty views all over the place in the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (20 minutes) too. The two coastal villages are packed with hiking trailheads, ice cream shops and fish and chips shops. Over in the Lake District National Park (20 minutes) there are hikes such as The Langdale Pikes (55 minutes) and pretty towns like Bowness-on-Windermere (half an hour) and Grasmere (50 minutes). Those with a sweet tooth might appreciate Grasmere’s tasty gingerbread, while Wordsworth readers can visit a museum on his life.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 11.4 mi Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 12 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Fleetwood 23.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Haverigg 24.4 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Walney Biggar Bank 24.4 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Levens Hall & Gardens 5.1 mi

Sizergh Castle and Garden 6.3 mi

Lancaster Castle 11.9 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 12 mi

Holker Hall and Gardens 12.1 mi

National Trust

Sizergh Castle and Garden 6.3 mi

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 10.9 mi

Fell Foot Park 11.7 mi

Hill Top 15.2 mi

Windermere and Troutbeck 15.6 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 2.2 mi

Burton-in-Kendal - Hutton Roof 2.2 mi

Burton-in-Kendal - Hutton Roof - Lancaster Canal 2.3 mi

Kirkby Lonsdale - Casterton - Kirkby Lonsdale 3.6 mi

DALLAM TOWER 3.8 mi

Local events

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

    Penrith, Cumbria 27.5 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 Shepherd's Crag Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Shepherd's Crag Glamping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Shepherd's Crag Glamping? Ramblers’ biggest dilemma might be deciding upon which place to head to first. Straight to hikes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (25 minutes’ drive), where some goals might be to hike … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Shepherd's Crag Glamping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Shepherd's Crag Glamping? From £21 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.