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Thirlspot Farm Camping: Sheep in the field

General

  • Situated at the foot of Helvellyn, 300 metres’ walk to Thirlmere
  • A 10-minute drive from both Keswick and Grasmere on the A591
  • Direct access to lakeside hiking and cycling trails and local pubs

Right in the middle of fell-walking country, Thirlspot Farm Camping is midway between Keswick and Grasmere and backed by spectacular Cumbrian views. This simple farm site welcomes families, couples, cyclists, bikers and backpackers – in fact pretty much everybody and their (well-behaved) dogs.

You’re welcome to bring along a barbecue to sort your supper, but if you don’t fancy that, the traditional white-washed pub right next door will be the answer to your prayers, as it serves great food and equally great beers. There are also plenty of other foodie options both en route to and in the market town of Keswick, a 10-minute drive north on the A591.

Turn right out of the campsite and you can get to buzzy Grasmere in another 10 minutes, with its natty little souvenir stores and lakeside tea shops, plus a cluster of attractions related to poet William Wordsworth.

And finally back at base, a round up of basic facilities includes hot and cold running water in the loos, showers and washing-up area, plus electrical hookups (but please note there’s generally no mobile phone reception). There are a couple of house rules too: barbecues are only permitted if raised off the ground, and no campfires whatsoever please.

Please note

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.


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Reviews

7.5

Overall rating based on 134 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

  59% described as Walkers' paradise ?

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A clean, compact, accessible site. Fab location!20/10/2021

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fab Location at the foot of Helvellan, a reasonable price, clean toilets and hot showers. Doggies were welcome. Knowledgeable, polite owner.
    Nice local pub/inn.
    Small, hook-up available and easily accessible. I would recommend!

    Disliked: 

    It’s alongside a quite busy road but is well fenced and gated… The pretty stream running alongside muffles most of the traffic noise. Some of the pitches are a little un-level and other campers used ramps.

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Very good value, nice flat pitches, good hook up, warm …18/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJessica S.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very good value, nice flat pitches, good hook up, warm showers, great views, well located.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets were clean and basic but I think very reasonable given the value for money. Other people mentioned road traffic noise but it didn't bother me.

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Excellent site, clean facilities and great value for money!18/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very easy to find, friendly staff, quick check in and a lovely small, quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    No service/phone signal anywhere.

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Basic, clean, no frills site, good views, near road but quiet at night13/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Conveniently situated between Grasmere and Keswick, next door to fantastic pub, serving gorgeous grub. Very quiet site at night. Good base for walking and sightseeing.

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No frills, cheap and cheerful. Very basic facilities, generally clean12/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDarreyl E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
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Nice friendly site with polite owners and a great spot …11/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris T.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice friendly site with polite owners and a great spot to do Helvelyn from.

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Excellent proximity to pub which served good food and beers. …03/10/2021

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent proximity to pub which served good food and beers.
    Toilet block and showers basic, but clean and comfortable.
    Reasonably priced, good location for reaching several villages nearby.

    Disliked: 

    Difficult to find at first - could do with better signage earlier on the roads.
    Other reviews have mentioned proximity to main road- there is some traffic noise early on in the evening, however this was not a significant issue once in bed and asleep.

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Nice site could improve tho would go back now we know the set up.08/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Flat pitches,

    Disliked: 

    Very close to busy Road so traffic noise. Booked as pub in walking distance but no one tells you you need to book a table to get in the door ! You can’t just sit and have a drink.
    Showers need a revamp !

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Nice site for short stay. Friendly staff and level pitches.01/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Decent enough site, we stayed over for one night and had lovely meal in the Pub next door which also has free wifi
    Water next to pitches
    Not too far away from local Keswick Town

    Disliked: 

    A bit close to road
    Amenities could have been a bit better but still ok

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Basic to say the least29/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
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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

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Thirlmere, Cumbria, England, CA12 4TN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.5501°N 3.0569°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 4.9 miles
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 6.8 miles
Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 14.2 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 15.4 miles
Ferry ports
Lodore Falls Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
Ashness Gate Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
High Brandelhow Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 63.5 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

Straight from your pitch, you can hike up Sticks Pass (an hour and 20 minutes’ walk) to see the waterfalls, circumnavigate Thirlmere reservoir (five minutes) on foot, or yomp up Helvellyn (an hour and 15 minutes). Blencathra (20 minutes’ drive) has all levels of trails, while Skiddaw (25 minutes) is better suited to families with young kids.

If you prefer to explore on two wheels rather than two legs, mountain bikers might like to try out the challenging Thirlmere Dam Loop cycling route (five minutes). Whinlatter Forest Park (20 minutes) is another bikers’ hotspot with testing routes down steep woodland trails.

For day trips by car, you’re equidistant from Grasmere – where the kids will probably press you for a visit to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop – or Keswick (both 10 minutes’ drive) where you can walk along Derwentwater shores – and on a rainy day pop in to Derwent Pencil Museum to see one of the world’s largest… err… pencils.

Must see

  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (4.0 miles)
  • Ullswater Steamers (4.5 miles)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (6.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (7.9 miles)
  • Townend (11.2 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:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Thirlspot Farm Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 4 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 Thirlspot Farm Camping on arrival.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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 Thirlspot Farm Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Thirlspot Farm Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Thirlspot Farm Camping? Straight from your pitch, you can hike up Sticks Pass (an hour and 20 minutes’ walk) to see the waterfalls, circumnavigate Thirlmere reservoir (five minutes) on foot, or yomp up Helvellyn (an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Thirlspot Farm Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Thirlspot Farm Camping? From £19 (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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.
Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 6 p.m..

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