Crake Valley Holiday Park

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Views of site (added by manager 31 Aug 2022)
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Crake valley park view point (added by manager 28 feb 2021)
Gorgeous coniston water views (added by manager 28 feb 2021)

  • Quiet family park in 16 acres of woods next to Coniston Water
  • A 15-minute drive from Ulverston and 20 minutes from Windermere
  • Stunning views on site and great walks in the surrounding area
Cumbria, Coniston Water – and Crake Valley Holiday Park. As Lake District locations go, this is a particularly lovely one: in 16 acres of woodland on the shores of Coniston Water and around a 10-minute drive from Coniston village centre. As you might imagine, there are great views out over the water from this dog-friendly park – and up to the surrounding mountains and fells too, for good measure. Walks, sailing and watersports are all nearby for active types, and there are lake cruises, historic places to visit and family attractions easily accessible too. For a change of scenery, you could travel to Ulverston (15 minutes’ drive) for a market town on the beginning of the 70-mile-long Cumbria Way or trade lake views for seaside ones at the coast, half an hour away. While the scenery and location is obviously high up there, this isn’t a site that just relies on its location: the facilities are equally excellent, with free wifi, a laundry room and a modern toilet/shower unit with individual toilet and shower units, everything you’ll need to keep yourself feeling fresh and ready to get going onto your next adventure, whatever that may be.

Site type

Tent pitches 3
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted 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.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

Polish

Spanish

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

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Great choice for anyone who wants to camp near Coniston

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Satish V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The campsite and the parking facilities were great. The toilets and the showers had hot water whenever needed.

Disliked: Wasn't able to find the kitchen facilities even though the description says that they are available.

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Terrific spot and will definitely return.

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Ross W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Very clean, organised and friendly with a great view! The little honesty box snacks were also fab.

Disliked: The wind and rain! Not the campsites fault though 😃

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Basic but perfect site. Amazing Yurt

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

Yurt

Liked: Very comfortable yurt, great location right near the lake

Disliked: Nothing

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Shower facilities, fire pit, clean site, honesty box is a nice addition…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Shower facilities, fire pit, clean site, honesty box is a nice addition

Disliked: Extremely muddy tent pitches

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A quiet and clean campsite, with responsive and helpful hosts.

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

Yurt

Liked: A quiet and clean campsite, with responsive and helpful hosts. We stayed in one of the yurts and were warm and comfortable despite the February weather.

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Great yurt, extremely clean and comfy, been back twice now for Christmas…

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

Yurt

Liked: Great yurt, extremely clean and comfy, been back twice now for Christmas and love everything about it!

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Nice site but dirty/mouldy tents

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: The quiet location and the facilities. Quick response and refund from staff.

Disliked: I couldn't stay because the bell tent was mouldy and dirty with sheep pee/poo. I was so upset and disappointed to have to leave, end my trip away and drive home. The camping and glamping space was probably quite good at one point but has not been looked after. The bell tent was mouldy on the outside and inside the smell of was unbearable and gave me a headache. I could not breathe and there was no ventilation. The LED lights were not working despite asking for new batteries and it was very dark inside. The alternative lanterns didn't provide the cosy vibe the pictures on the website had given me. The outside cooking awning was also mouldy but functional. However the bench was broken and wobbly.

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Peaceful, well kept beautiful pitch…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Peaceful, well kept beautiful pitch

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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
Katie H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Great location - within walking distance to Lake Coniston and then half an hour drive to Lake Windermere. We also did a nice little walk from the campsite upwards which had a lovely view of the lake. Toilet/shower block was always clean, lovely hot water! Accessible EV charger, made it easier for getting home at the end of the trip! Owners are very friendly and easy to contact them over text. Brought over fire logs when we needed them. The honesty but was full of goodies. We had a lovely weekend and would definitely go back!

Disliked: Only problem was only having two toilets/showers, was a bit of a queue in the mornings. Other times of the day were fine though!

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Bell tent with comfortable bed Shower toilet facilities. We were fortunate as we were…

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

Bell tent

Liked: Bell tent with comfortable bed Shower toilet facilities. We were fortunate as we were the only tent

Disliked: The shared cooking area which would have been a challenge with others in bad weather. Would have been useful if there was a hairdryer.

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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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

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

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Crake Valley Holiday Park

Water Yeat

Cumbria

England

LA12 8DL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.29941°N
-3.09784°W

Nearest transport

Coach
9.6 mi Tourist Information Centre
9.6 mi Rail Station
10.5 mi Kelsick Road opposite Library
Rail
5.6 mi Foxfield Rail Station
5.9 mi Kirkby-in-Furness Rail Station
7.1 mi Green Road Rail Station
Ferry
0.2 mi Lake Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing
0.6 mi Water Park (Coniston) Ferry Landing
1.5 mi Sunny Bank (Coniston) 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

To stick to the ground or to go up into the treetops? You’ll be pulled in both directions in Grizedale Forest (half an hour's drive), thanks to its sculpture trail and the Go Ape obstacle trails in the trees. This is just one of the local areas rich in nature, as the mountain hike up the Old Man of Coniston (15 minutes) is a real beauty spot. Lake District locations go almost hand-in-hand with water activities and none more so than Windermere (20 minutes), where there’s bike or boat hire, canoeing and kayaking or waterskiing and wakeboarding classes. But while The Dock Museum (half an hour) is one way to learn about the water, it’s not all about that. There’s also a Buddhist temple at Conishead Priory (20 minutes), the Lakeland Motor Museum (15 minutes) and the National Trust Hill Top with Beatrix Potter’s house (25 minutes). William Wordsworth has made Grasmere (40 minutes) a particularly interesting village for literary fans, while those of you searching for some more history will find that in the fortresses of Wray Castle (half an hour) and Muncaster Castle (40 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 10.8 mi Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Silecroft 11.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Walney West Shore 14.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 15.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Walney Biggar Bank 15.5 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Lakeland Motor Museum 5.1 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 5.8 mi

Hill Top 6.3 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 6.5 mi

Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House 7.8 mi

National Trust

Gondola' 4.6 mi

Coniston and Tarn Hows 5.5 mi

Fell Foot Park 6.1 mi

Hill Top 6.3 mi

Beatrix Potter Gallery 6.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

The Beacon and Blawith Fell 0.3 mi

The Coniston Heights: The Old Man to Swirl How 4.5 mi

Coniston - Levers Water - Coniston 4.9 mi

Coniston - Little Arrow - Coniston Lakeshore 4.9 mi

Coniston - Holme Fell 4.9 mi

Local events

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

    Penrith, Cumbria 26.1 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 Crake Valley Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Crake Valley Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Crake Valley Holiday Park? To stick to the ground or to go up into the treetops? You’ll be pulled in both directions in Grizedale Forest (half an hour's drive), thanks to its sculpture trail and the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Crake Valley Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Crake Valley Holiday Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.