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- 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.
Open from 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
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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Electric optional hardstanding and grass motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 6.0m width x 8.0m depth (19.7ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 48.0m² (516.7ft²)
Ground type: Hardstanding and grass
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Love this site, so convenient for walks in the area. …
A clean, compact, accessible site. Fab location!
Very good value, nice flat pitches, good hook up, warm …
Excellent site, clean facilities and great value for money!
Basic, clean, no frills site, good views, near road but quiet at night
No frills, cheap and cheerful. Very basic facilities, generally clean
Nice friendly site with polite owners and a great spot …
Excellent proximity to pub which served good food and beers. …
Nice site for short stay. Friendly staff and level pitches.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage — 6.9 miles
- Train stations
Windermere Rail Station
— 13.3 miles
13.3 miles Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 14.2 miles
14.2 miles Staveley Rail Station — 15.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Lodore Falls Derwentwater Ferry Landing
— 3.4 miles
3.4 miles Ashness Gate Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
3.4 miles High Brandelhow Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 63.5 miles
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.
- Castlerigg Stone Circle (4.0 miles)
- Ullswater Steamers (4.5 miles)
- Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (6.8 miles)
- Grasmere and Great Langdale (7.9 miles)
- Townend (11.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite 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.
- 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