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Caldbeck Camping

9.7

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General

  • Quiet site on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park
  • Right on the Cumbria Way at the edge of a forest and Caldbeck village
  • Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick all within 35 minutes’ drive

On the edge of the northern fells in the Lake District National Park, skirting a handily placed village and sitting on the Cumbria Way, it’s fair to say Caldbeck Camping is in an excellent location. In fact, this site makes a rather ace base for explores whether you’re planning on surveying the sights from a car or tackling hilly terrain on two feet.

But back to the local area first: the park’s on the edges of Caldbeck, a settlement with a small shop and a post office as well as a pub and two cafés, and is also five minutes’ drive to Hesket Newmarket’s Cumbrian ale brewery. After a bit of harder liquor? If you don’t mind travelling for 35 minutes in the car you can soon be at the Lakes Distillery for tours and tastings.

Manage to keep the booze to a minimum and walks can be had on the Cumbria Way straight from site, eventually leading to the famed Lake District towns of Coniston (an hour and 15-minute drive or a rather long wander...) and Keswick (35 minutes’ drive).

Of course, you can pick and choose the parts of the path you want to ply, scaling the peaks of the Langdale and Borrowdale valleys for views over the lush landscape. Guests who’d rather roam closer to home, meanwhile, can set off into the forest straight from the site to have a leafy lope about, pick a streamside spot for some fishing or stick about by their pitch to set up for a relaxed evening by the barbecue or campfire.

As this is a small site, facilities are kept to a minimum but guests have access to toilets, a shower, a washbasin and recycling area.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 222 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  79% described as Peaceful ?

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Very peaceful with great facilities28/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjamie C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very peaceful with great facilities

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The location, the set up, the quietness honestly there wasn't …26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    The location, the set up, the quietness honestly there wasn't really anything we didn't like

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Beautiful views, cosy tent, friendly staff,brilliant shower facilities23/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    The bell tent was so cosy and warm, there’s a little heater to keep toasty which works a treat. From the campfire on the patio to the gas cooker we loved everything that was available. There are beautiful sights all around, just opposite you can see sheep and hills, at night the stars can be seen clearly. The host was very welcoming and helpful, she put up some decorations for my partners birthday which was a lovely added touch. I would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing weekend and come back again!

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    Nothing

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Picture Perfect19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners are always very welcoming, great with all who stay, use the site.
    The site is immaculate, maintained daily by owners.
    Facilities are perfect

    Disliked: 

    Not being able to stay longer

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Scenery Local shops/ pub Closeby locations ( Keswick ) The …18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass tent site
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    Scenery
    Local shops/ pub
    Closeby locations ( Keswick )
    The owner was lovely and very helpful

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Excellent site with friendly owners18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbigail B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    Lovely campsite with clean facilities
    Flat large pitches
    Close to shops and amenities

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An absolute amazing place can’t wait to go back! Very friendly.14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The site was lovely, and very well maintained. Shower and toilet were spotless.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Anonymous user

Small, well maintained site with spotlessly clean facilities, including new …12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    Small, well maintained site with spotlessly clean facilities, including new toilets and shower block. Flat, marked pitches, some of which are riverside, and friendly, welcoming owners. Recommended to all, but save a pitch for me as I'll definitely be coming back.

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Anonymous user

This a truly 5 star site I would not hesitate …11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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    This a truly 5 star site I would not hesitate to recommend it to all

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Would gladly stay again.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent
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    Clean facilities and quiet surroundings. The tent was well presented with a welcoming feel. The local area is excellent for walking and a leisurely stroll. Would deffenatly recommend this site.

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Peaceful

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Friar Row, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, England, CA7 8DS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.7497°N 3.0480°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 17.6 kilometres
Bus Station — 17.7 kilometres
Rail Station — 21.1 kilometres
Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 11.4 kilometres
Wigton Rail Station — 11.6 kilometres
Carlisle Rail Station — 17.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing — 18.2 kilometres
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 18.5 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 20.1 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 91.6 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

When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the same distance for standup paddleboarding, windsurfing and canoeing, and Pooley Bridge is the place for sailing past peaks on the famed Ullswater steamers (35 minutes’ drive).

The countryside is of course cracking round here, but history can also be had at spots like Carlisle Castle and Mirehouse House and Gardens about 30 minutes away. And if you’re toying with the idea of eloping, Gretna Green takes about 40 minutes to reach.

In this land of plenty, guests are also close to the coast – Solway’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is about 40 minutes by car for views over the sea, with the beaches being a tad further if you want to get your toes stuck into some sand.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (14.9 kilometres)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (16.7 kilometres)
  • Carlisle Castle (17.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (22.7 kilometres)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (30.9 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 caravan
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Caldbeck Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Caldbeck Camping 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, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Caldbeck Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Caldbeck Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Caldbeck Camping? When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Caldbeck Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more

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