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Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite

8.3

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General

  • Simple Lake District site with hill views and pub next door
  • Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater lakes five and 20 minutes' drive away
  • A 20-minute drive to trails up Skiddaw, Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn

Cruise the lakes, climb the fells and finish at the pub.

There's no mystery about the name: the Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite is in the Cumbrian village of Embleton right next to the Wheatsheaf Inn, a fine old hostelry that prides itself on its local ales and fresh pub grub. You’re welcome to sizzle your bangers on a barbecue on site, but when you’ve spent a day beside the waters and up on the high crags, well, sometimes a pie and a pint form the perfect finale and you are conveniently placed for both.

It’s a 10-minute drive to Cockermouth from here for shops and supplies; stop off while you're there at Wordsworth House to see where the Lakeland bard was born in 1770. To see the lakes themselves, your nearest is Bassenthwaite (five minutes), one of the longest and shallowest of the lot with a walking path down one side plus many agreeable stopoffs for picnicking and stone skimming.... and a distillery with tours and samples at its northern tip: it'd be rude not to drop in, really...

The site has toilets as well as free hot showers and toilets in a spick and span washroom, plus a washing-up area for your pots and pans.

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8.3

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

79% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 

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Nice views, modern toilets. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ewelina G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice views, modern toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower, close to street.

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Clean facilities but limited, very hard ground bent most of my pins. 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The shower/toilet facilities

    Disliked: 

    The ground

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We were Made to feel very welcome when we arrived, ... 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robbie W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    We were Made to feel very welcome when we arrived, nothing was to much trouble for them. Shower / toilet block was very clean, very friendly staff in the bar, we would like to thank Ray for his hospitality, and we will definitely be coming back, PS thanks For the coffee Ray

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Nice pub, friendly staff, clean showers and toilets 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice pub, friendly staff, clean showers and toilets

    Disliked: 

    Camping field was on a hill with no level areas, grass in field had not been cut and was a bit too long to pitch on.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, good host 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean facilities and host was on hand to advise us can the diffent pitches available. Good shower, toilets, washing up facilities, the kettle and fridge where a bonus.

    Disliked: 

    Road noise might be a problem for some but for us was ok

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Would go back again. 27/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary B. Confirmed

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

    Ray's help and hospitality; excellent location for the west lakes and coast; small site option with available shower block that was clean. Very quiet site and an enjoyable experience.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing major

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Looking forward to going back next year! 21/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian I. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pub on site!! Seriously nice to get in there for a nice warm meal after all the rain last weekend. Pitches very reasonably priced and food also.
    Great owner, very friendly and helpful.
    Facilities really clean, and included washing up area, showers, fridge and kettle.

    Disliked: 

    Only negative (apart from the weather) bit of a slope.

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Excellent Site Clean Facilities Friendly Staff. 21/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aidan B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The Owner Ray Super Friendly.
    Will recommend to Friends & Family.
    Great Location to Pitch up & Move Around to explore.
    The Toilets & Shower are Great & the added extras like a fridge & Kettle spot on.

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Great new site, with good facilities and friendly staff 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The welcome, the pub looks lovely as well.

    Decent facilities block and plenty of space to pitch

    Unfortunately we had to leave Just as we had set up due to a family emergency

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Peaceful lovely food at a reasonable price 16/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Peaceful lovely food at a reasonable price

    Disliked: 

    Facilities too far from campsite. But as owners had only been there 3 weeks and were working on new facility block it was good

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • Embleton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, CA13 9XP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6629°N 3.2835°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cockermouth: Monument Main Street Coach Stop — 5.3 kilometres
Keswick: Bus Station — 11.4 kilometres
Aspatria: Market Square Coach Stop — 11.7 kilometres
Train stations
Aspatria Rail Station — 11.1 kilometres
Maryport Rail Station — 14.6 kilometres
Flimby Rail Station — 15.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 11.2 kilometres
Keswick Ferry Landing — 11.9 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 12.1 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 109.3 kilometres

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

It’s hard to pass by all those lakes (or gaze down at them from the hilltops) without wanting to dive right in. You can do that at Derwentwater 20 minutes’ drive away along with windsurfing and sailing, fishing and boat trips around the lake's seven little islands; Lakes Windermere (45 minutes) and Coniston (an hour) are very doable for a day combining walks and waters.

While it’s tempting to overlook the coast when there’s so much Lakeland splendour around, a trip to St Bee’s Heritage Coast (40 minutes) to see the secluded bay, red sandstone cliffs and nature reserve is always a hit.

Hikers merely have to decide which direction to point their boots in the morning: paths up Skiddaw (sixth-highest in England) start 20 minutes away, and it’s a similar distance to the trails up Grisedale Pike and Helvellyn. Mountain bikers should make a beeline to Whinlatter Forest Park (10 minutes) for bike hire and the longest purpose-built bike trails in the Lake District.

If you want to get some practice in before hitting the heights, try the high ropes at Whinlatter Forest Park, the climbing wall at Newlands Adventure Centre (20 minutes) or scramble the old miners’ tracks on the via ferrata cableway at Honister Slate Mine (40 minutes).

For an entirely different experience, drop in to the Lake District Wildlife Park 10 minutes' drive away, to see lemurs and gibbons, mandrills and capuchins mingling with meerkats and yaks.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (6.5 kilometres)
  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (8.2 kilometres)
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (11.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (5.5 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (21.7 kilometres)

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:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.m.

Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Wheatsheaf Inn Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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