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Caldbeck Camping

9.5

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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 a cracking 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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9.5

Overall rating based on 78 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything, lovely location, right by a river which my children …04/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything, lovely location, right by a river which my children loved swimming in. Lots of wonderful walks from the campsite, and bike rides. Also close enough to Carlisle, Keswick and Bassenthwaite Lake for some trips out. Perfect hosts, and spotless facilities. Firepit available on the pitch which provided some warmth and a great bbq!

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    Nothing

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Friendly welcoming site in a lovely location.04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJo H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Warm welcome, really nice site right by the stream. The facilities were clean and well looked after. Caldbeck village is well equipped - pub, cafe, shops and even a 24 hr milk vending machine which is pretty snazzy!

    Disliked: 

    The facilities are basic - two single loos and one shower. The site was pretty waterlogged although we were provided with pieces of plastic for the ground to stop it being a total mud bath!

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Friendly welcome, close to the village, basic but clean facilities01/09/2020

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  • Electric optional asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    Easy to get from M6 , farmer was really friendly and helpful. We got a flat tyre and he helped us get it sorted. The village of Caldbeck was a 5 mins walk away and has a local pub which serves food. Great option for a stop on the way to Scotland but also for exploring the local area.

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Friendly, picturesque site. Nice village to explore30/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful setting

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Very pretty, conveniently located little site with adequate facilities26/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Small, quiet site. Plenty of space between pitches, close to lovely local village. The owners were extremely helpful-it rained in the night and they had put duck boarding down between our tent and vehicle when we woke up! Toilets were kept scrupulously clean with fresh flowers in the ladies!

    Disliked: 

    There is only one shower in a sort of portaloo, which was quite awkward to operate. A queue soon forms early in the morning. Could do with a proper light in the toilet at night.

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We absolutely enjoyed our camping at Caldbeck. It was basic …25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    We absolutely enjoyed our camping at Caldbeck. It was basic but there were everything you needed for camping ! The site has a beautiful stream on one site and a farmyard with sheep on another 🐑
    The owners were lovely and friendly too.
    we didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to be back for next year.

    The Mayers

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Clean facilities, lovely staff and nice calming location.22/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRick M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The location, cleanliness. The staff were very friendly.

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Excellent location nestled in vibrant village next to working farm. …17/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Excellent location nestled in vibrant village next to working farm. Very friendly and helpful staff. Superb walk through site and woodland to an amazing community pub in neighbouring village, but the local pub is also decent and serves good food.

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    Perhaps more than one toilet for both male and female would be good.

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The site is beautiful and very comfortable. you will find …14/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSvetlana F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The site is beautiful and very comfortable. you will find that the location is amazing.

    I will come back again. its nice to have a camp near river.

    P.S. When i decided to have the other pitch, rather than i was originally allocated, i received it.

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Hot shower, lovely stream, parking next to tent. Everything really …13/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmber H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Hot shower, lovely stream, parking next to tent. Everything really 👌

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Peaceful

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation 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
Wigton: King Street Bus Stop — 11.1 kilometres
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 14.2 kilometres
Keswick: Bus Station — 17.6 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)
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (17.5 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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

Caldbeck Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 touring
    Arrive:  noon –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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

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