Lunesdale Escapes

View prices & book 9.7 12 reviews
Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets (added by manager 30 Mar 2023)
Outdoor dining furniture and a firepit/barbecue are provided (added by manager 26 mar 2023)
Spacious pitches (added by manager 26 mar 2023)
Bell tents in the morning (added by visitor 25 sep 2023)

  • Bell tent glamping five minutes' drive from Kirkby Lonsdale
  • On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Family-sized tents with firepit/barbecue provided; dogs welcome
An escape to the countryside comes with an extra layer of comfort and convenience at Lunesdale Escapes, where guests stay in spacious and well-equipped bell tents at a park five minutes' drive from Kirkby Lonsdale. This is a fabulous Lancashire location, on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of both the Lake District and Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too. Getting out to any/all of these is straightforward, as the site is just off the A65 for speedy journeys without any little winding lanes. You may not be in that much of a hurry to leave, however, as the bell tents are rather cosy and comfy… Each one is pitched on a wooden deck to ensure things stay solid and dry underfoot, and provide dedicated outdoor space for alfresco dining and stargazing (outdoor dining furniture and a firepit/barbecue are provided to help such activities along…) Inside, the tents have a double bed and two single fold-out futons, all with bedding provided. Electric points have been installed too, as have appliances like an electric heater, kettle, mini fridge and bedside lamp. Shared facilities close to the tents include bathrooms, a washing-up area and a launderette. You’re welcome to bring dogs along for a stay in the tents, but please note they’ll need to be kept on leads while around the site.

Site type

Rent a tent 3
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • 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.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Thu, 28 Mar to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lunesdale Escapes was a wonderful glamping site with clean and comfortable tents,…

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

Bell tent

Liked: Lunesdale Escapes was a wonderful glamping site with clean and comfortable tents, with a heater, fridge and a hot water kettle. We enjoyed our time very much and even got the fire going to roast some marshmallows. The toilets are exceptionally clean and it hardly felt like we were roughing it out at all. The location is near to many lovely trails in the dales, and easy to get to. The hosts were also friendly and flexible in the check in time. We will definitely be back!

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Spotless. Fantastic site.

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

Bell tent

Liked: Absolutely amazing. Perfect for what we wanted, clean, chilled, relaxing, comfortable!! Everything & more!!

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Great place to stay

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

Bell tent

Liked: Such a nice place to stay. The toilets/showers are clean and warm. We stayed with our children and small dog in one of the beautifully decorated bell tends with lots of inside and outside space. Perfect distance from your neighbours. Kettle, heater, bedding, fridge, bbq/fireplace everything there. We loved it and will come back!

Disliked: The busy road is a bit loud

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The setup was lovely. Toilets, showers and laundry room were immaculate. Owners were…

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

Bell tent

Liked: The setup was lovely. Toilets, showers and laundry room were immaculate. Owners were really friendly and communication was excellent.

Disliked: The location of the bell tents was very close to a busy national speed limit road meaning it wasn't peaceful. This didn't affect us as we were the only ones in the bell tents field ......but if the other two pitches were being used there is no privacy between pitches.

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Lovely site, close to nearby town and clean facilities.

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

Bell tent

Liked: The site was close to the town of Kirkby Lonsdale where there was some fab little shops and restaurants. The site facilities were clean and the bell tent was so cosy, the little electric fire kept us warm.

Disliked: Close to a main road so can be noisy.

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Excellent bell tents

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

Bell tent

Liked: Loved the bell tent, decor, all the extras (kettle, tea & coffee), comfy bed, felt nice and clean. Decent toilets/ shower block too.

Disliked: Pretty noisy road very close so could hear it through the night

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Excellent site and facilities, friendly owners would definitely return

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

Bell tent

Liked: We had such a great stay, the field in which the tents where in was enclosed so the dogs or the kids couldn’t escape, so much space to run around, the host were lovely and friendly, very welcoming, the tents are gorgeous had everything we needed including tea and coffee (which I forgot to bring) the bed was so comfortable, there are only three tents and we had all three as we are a big family which was great but I imagine it is still as comfortable with other people in the tents, the shower block is right by the field for the tents, the toilets and showers were so clean also. It rained most the time we were there but it was still a great experience and would love to stay there again

Disliked: Not a dislike as such (my husbands snoring was worse) but some may dislike it, in a morning you can here the road traffic and although the fridge was a great addition to our camping experience don’t expect to fit too much in.

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Excellent site with clean facilities & friendly staff

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

Bell tent

Liked: Excellent Stay - VERY welcoming - super clean in the Bell tents and toilets - had excellent space to play some games as the weather wasn't on our side - close to the village with excellent food

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Amazing experience and can’t wait to go again

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

Bell tent

Liked: The cleanliness and decor of the bell-tent is amazing! So spacious and just all round amazing!

Disliked: Nothing to do with the site or bell-tent experience at all just something to note if people are needing taxi’s for travelling into Kirkby Lonsdale or elsewhere for a good beer then book in advance as they can be hard to come by!

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Brilliant, clean site facilities, friendly owner and gorgeous belltent

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

Bell tent

Liked: Lovely spacious, well decorated belltent, with electricity! Nice space with garden chairs/table and a fire pit. You can buy some logs for the firepit there. Toilets/shower facilities not too far away, and kept really clean Area to wash pots and even laundry

Disliked: So close to the road, but it is fenced off incase you bring the kids, but you forget about the noise when enjoying yourself

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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 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 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

Peaceful Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycling nearby Golf nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Lunesdale Escapes

New House Farm

Cowan Bridge

Lancashire

England

LA6 2HR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.18866°N
-2.57145°W

Nearest transport

Coach
9.1 mi New Street
9.1 mi New Street
10.7 mi St Michaels Lane
Rail
4.5 mi Wennington Rail Station
5.6 mi Bentham Rail Station
8.6 mi Ribblehead Rail Station
Ferry
16.6 mi Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing
16.7 mi Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing
17.5 mi Heysham Ferry Terminal

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

Kirkby Lonsdale (five minutes' drive) is a great place to kick off a walk – from the centre of town you can head out over the Devil’s Bridge to stroll along the riverbank and up to the viewpoint known as Ruskin’s View, or follow one of the circular routes that run from the town into the surrounding area. There’s a golf course just outside the town too if that’s your preferred method of taking in the scenery. Being on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, all sorts of walks and bike rides await there too – the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (10 minutes) is a favourite, as are trails taking in the Ribblehead Viaduct (20 minutes). White Scar Cave (10 minutes) gives you the chance to see what sits under the surface, while a scramble up the slopes of Ingleborough (15 minutes) offers up views from up on high. Once you’ve taken in the Dales scenery, you may like to explore the different landscapes of the Lake District National Park – Windermere (half an hour) is a good place to target for watersports, lake cruises and waterside walks.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Morecambe North 14 mi Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 14.7 mi Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Fleetwood 25.7 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Walney Biggar Bank 28.5 mi Sea Good N/A N/A N/A
Walney Sandy Gap 28.6 mi Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Levens Hall & Gardens 9.6 mi

Sizergh Castle and Garden 10.4 mi

Lancaster Castle 13.5 mi

Holker Hall and Gardens 16.7 mi

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 16.8 mi

National Trust

Sizergh Castle and Garden 10.4 mi

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 15.5 mi

Fell Foot Park 16.5 mi

Malham Tarn Estate 17.2 mi

Windermere and Troutbeck 19.6 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Kirkby Lonsdale and Barbon Fell 1 mi

Kirkby Lonsdale - Casterton - Kirkby Lonsdale 1.4 mi

Gragareth from Ireby 1.9 mi

Barbon and Casterton 3.2 mi

Kingsdale Circuit 4 mi

Local events

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

    Penrith, Cumbria 29.3 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 Lancashire?

  • Does Lunesdale Escapes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lunesdale Escapes dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lunesdale Escapes? Kirkby Lonsdale (five minutes' drive) is a great place to kick off a walk – from the centre of town you can head out over the Devil’s Bridge to stroll along the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lunesdale Escapes?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lunesdale Escapes? From £65 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.