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Heartwood Campsite

9.2

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General

  • Friendly site on a working hill farm in the Howgill Fells
  • A five-minute drive to Tebay; 20 minutes to Kendal or Sedbergh
  • On the banks of the River Lune, with easy access from the M6

Heartwood Campsite is a lovely little spot in the Howgill Fells area of Cumbria, just between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks.

It’s part of a typical hill farm so you’ll probably spot the flock of Swaledale and Rough Fell sheep upon arrival (no doubt munching happily on the green grass, not even noticing the stunning views surrounding them…). Also resident here are cattle (who are more than happy to have a friendly scratch from visitors) and free-range chickens. Meat for summer barbecues and eggs for a top alfresco breakfast can be picked up on site for a real taste of your surroundings.

The setup here is a simple one – the spacious pitches have portaloos and drinking water, along with daily rubbish collection. Dogs and kids are welcome, and you’re also allowed to have campfires (an essential part of the experience, say the owners) as long as you clear up afterwards.

This is a location that’s both scenic and handily located – there are splendid views all around, including along the River Lune, which runs past the site. It’s a five-minute drive to the M6 and the village of Tebay, famed for its excellent farm shop.

Naturally, a location between two national parks means that there’s tons to do nearby, including adventure sports, boat hire, walks, villages to potter around and sights to see. Don’t know where to start? Check out the handy noticeboard on site or have a chat with the owners – they’re always happy to hand out local recommendations.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 45 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  68% described as Peaceful ?

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Very friendly staff and excellent site just a bit loud (motorway/train05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area beautiful next to the river

    Disliked: 

    Loud train rail and motorway

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Very good, relaxed site with great value for money.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGreg D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good open field with more than enough space between pitches for people to set up as they wish. Breathtaking views 360 degrees around the valley with several peaks in the near area for walks. The chap who ran the site checked on new arrivals a few times a day and went around each morning with firewood and taking orders for fresh chicken that evening. Swimmable river running past the camp which people have a dip in.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets would be the only thing to mention but they are kept as clean as possible so no real negatives at all

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Very picturesque and lovely location with stream / river nearby. …01/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very picturesque and lovely location with stream / river nearby. Very chilled place and no rush on the morning you are leaving to be out and away, which is nice.

    Disliked: 

    There is a main Trainline nearby, which for some might be a distraction. Didn’t bother us though but we are heavy sleepers. Ear plugs do the job at taking away noise anyway.

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All over is good expect toilets and no shower facilities31/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanial K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The area was good nice peaceful and quiet. There was a river passing by next to our pitch which was handy for wash up shower and just to sit and relax next to it. There wasn’t any restrictions as long as you behave sensible which was the key point because you have born fire or bbq all night no problem but other camp sites they have restrictions. All over was good the only draw back this site have is toilets and showers. They have portaloo toilets but not clean and no showers so if they add or maintain that then this site is perfect.

    Disliked: 

    They haven’t got good toilets only portaloo ones but they don’t clean them and no showers at all these 2 draw back could put someone off to choose this site but they might not come back again

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We can’t wait to come back!31/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The river and landscapes are perfect and Kendal is only 20 minutes away for anything you may need. The farmer is helpful and welcoming. Fresh eggs and chicken available upon request. Logs for campfires also available. Please don’t come here expecting luxury. It is a field with beautiful views. There is portaloos to use. River is on the site and excellent for swimming. Just a calming beautiful space to really experience the great outdoors. We can’t wait to return.

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lovely location and friendly owner,30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsally j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site with freedom to pitch with multiple units - lovely location by the river a good location to fishing lake with day passes easy to book online, logs readily available and chance to buils own campfire with use of the rocks from the river.

    Disliked: 

    none

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Great little campsite30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharles P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great little campsite

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However we would definitely return to heartwood.30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCourtney M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous campsite full of friendly people, very spacious, beautiful scenery friendly owner who gave us some information of things to do, fresh eggs available an wood to purchase for fires.

    Disliked: 

    We all got covered in bites, portaloos were smelly and had spiders in so used the truck stop down the road mainly. Noise from the motorway and train line however got used to the noise after a day or 2.

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The river and scenery and friendly host.15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The river and scenery and friendly host.

    Disliked: 

    No shower facilities

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Good little site, very friendly owners15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryl L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The little beach

    Disliked: 

    No bins

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

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

Local produce

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • High Carlingill, Tebay, Cumbria, England, CA10 3XX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.4016°N 2.5996°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.7 miles
Bus Station — 7.7 miles
Bus Station — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Kendal Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Burneside (Cumbria) Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Oxenholme Lake District Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Ferry ports
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal — 13.3 miles
Bowness Ferry Nab Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
Brockhole Ferry Landing — 14.0 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 47.6 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Shap open-air pool: 15 minutes' drive

- Kendal: 20 minutes

- Sedbergh (England’s ‘Book Town’): 20 minutes

- Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice Cream: 25 minutes

- Lowther Castle & Gardens: 25 minutes

- Lakeland Maze Farm Park: 25 minutes

- Sizergh Castle: 25 minutes

- Ullswater: half an hour

- Ingleton Waterfalls Trail: 40 minutes.

Must see

  • Sizergh Castle and Garden (10.7 miles)
  • Levens Hall & Gardens (12.2 miles)
  • The World of Beatrix Potter (13.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Sizergh Castle and Garden (10.7 miles)
  • Windermere and Troutbeck (12.7 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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Heartwood Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Heartwood Campsite on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Heartwood Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Heartwood Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Heartwood Campsite? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Shap open-air pool: 15 minutes' drive - Kendal: 20 minutes - Sedbergh (England’s ‘Book Town’): 20 minutes - Abbott Lodge Jersey Ice Cream: 25 minutes - … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Heartwood Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4:30 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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