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Wildlife Glamping: Interior

General

  • Adults-only glamping in the south of the Lake District National Park
  • Five minutes' drive from Colton; Hawkshead 20 minutes
  • Furnished bell tents pitched 60 metres apart

Looking to mix it up a bit? Come to Cumbria, where wild camping meets glamping at this small-scale, secluded site in Lake District.

Set on the edge of Rusland Moss National Nature Reserve and five minutes' drive from the hamlet of Colton, Wildlife Glamping is a peaceful spot where you'll be pitched up at least 60 metres from your nearest neighbour. The site's sturdy canvas bell tents sleep up to two guests, making it well-suited for couples' getaways. Things are very laidback and quiet here – something helped by the fact that this adults-only spot only caters for guests over the age of 18.

These spacious tents measure three metres by five and come equipped with two single beds, two bean bags and a coffee table (please bring your own linen, bedding and pillows). All are set in peaceful meadows where wildflowers grow (depending on the season).

All tents have a firepit outside with a trivet for cooking over. Wood is for sale on site – just contact the manager by phone and then call at the Old Vicarage if you need more. There's also a shared camp kitchen with two gas rings, a kettle, a sink, a fridge for milk and a covered food prep area, plus access to composting toilets and showers.

Wildlife Glamping recommends packing insect repellant before heading here. Need to pick some up locally? The nearest pharmacy is in Hawkshead (20 minutes' drive).

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

No charcoal barbecues allowed.

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

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • Old Vicarage, Rusland, Cumbria, England, LA12 8LA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2959°N 3.0229°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.5 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 9.6 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 11.0 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Ulverston Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station — 8.0 miles
Ferry ports
Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 2.8 miles
Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 3.0 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 62.8 miles

Directions


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

Starting locally, take the time to explore the diverse and rare habitats on display at Rusland Moss National Nature Reserve (a few minutes' walk), where you can stroll along boardwalks in search of birdlife, red deer and rare invertebrates like the large heath butterfly. (You might also spot dormice, doves, frogs and newts here, depending on the hour you visit and on the time of year.)

Next, you could take yourself off for woodland strolls in Grizedale Forest (20 minutes' drive), for wild swimming in the gorgeous (if somewhat chilly) waters of High Dam Tarn (15 minutes), or for fell walks overlooking Coniston Water (approximately half an hour). Want a chance of seeing ospreys catching fish? Head to Esthwaite Water (15 minutes) with your binoculars, or hire a boat for a laidback few hours on the water.

Towns and villages worth visiting include Ulverston (20 minutes), home to the Laurel and Hardy Museum, and Grasmere (40 minutes), the long-term home of famed Romantic poet William Wordsworth. Wildlife Glamping is also just under 20 minutes from Hill Top in Sawrey, Beatrix Potter's well-preserved rural retreat.

Must see

  • Lakeland Motor Museum (2.8 miles)
  • Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside (2.9 miles)
  • Hill Top (4.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Fell Foot Park (3.2 miles)
  • Hill Top (4.4 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

Find your wheelbarrow at the parking location and pick up the key from the key safe.

Wildlife Glamping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wildlife Glamping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for Wildlife Glamping be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021. Read more
  • Does Wildlife Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wildlife Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Wildlife Glamping? Starting locally, take the time to explore the diverse and rare habitats on display at Rusland Moss National Nature Reserve (a few minutes' walk), where you can stroll along boardwalks in search … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wildlife Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

    Find your wheelbarrow at the parking location and pick up the key from the key safe.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wildlife Glamping? From £80 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 3 day(s) of arrival.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 31/08/2021.
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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