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The Old Post Office Campsite

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From £25/€28.13/A$45.72/US$33.31/$43.58/CHF30.40/SEK287.42/DKK209.46/NOK300.90/ISK4,526/ARS2,674.07/CLP25,777/PEN119.91/NZ$48.14/ZAR514.07/PLN125.77/R$181.23/CZK739.31/RSD3,306/HUF10,148.45/RUB2,533.33/CN¥219.37 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • On the western edge of the Lake District National Park
  • Bordered by the River Irt for swimming and salmon or trout fishing
  • Showers, toilets, wifi and picnic benches

Established in 1951, The Old Post Office Campsite is in a royally fab location for anyone after a peaceful spot to explore the Lake District. Those looking for quiet stays can deliver themselves to this compact site, just on the western border of the Lake District National Park, to enjoy the very best of the area's spectacular setting.

You can be at the little village of Santon Bridge in a jiffy (it's just a one-minute walk away) and with the River Irt bordering the site, you’ll likely agree The Old Post Office has got the whole package…

Swim, paddle or just bask on the banks of the calm freshwater river that flows right along one side of the site, while avid anglers can scale the choice of catches to be had with salmon, sea and brown trout floundering from the waters. You can borrow a daily or weekly-hire rod from the owners; just arrange this with them when you arrive.

The site’s first-class facilities include modern toilets and showers, a laundry room with coin-operated machines, dishwashing sinks and wifi, with well-tended pathways all around the site and timber picnic benches to take in the mountains, river and countryside views. A gift and farm shop is in Santon Bridge a minute's walk away.

Dogs are welcome too and with all the walking opportunities in and around the Lakes, a holiday here will really deliver the goods for all…

Please note

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).

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

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Showers cost 50p for approximately 10 minutes.


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Overall rating based on 107 reviews

 

93% would recommend this park to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  74% described as Peaceful ?

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Beautiful place11/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU gravel trailer site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful place

    Disliked: 

    No shelter or light on the chemical waste

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Nice site but let down by poor internet facilities10/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • FHU gravel trailer site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well organised with good serviced pitches available. Good location, nice ambience and close to a pub.

    Disliked: 

    No mobile signal either phone or data. Therefore unable to make or receive calls and couldn't use to access internet /tv services. WiFi is included but unfortunately, very patchy and unreliable. Could catch up on emails etc, but unable to use for watching tv in the evening. TV signal also poor so not able to access direct tv, though aerial connection is provided on the serviced pitches, but does require van to have facility to use this which ours did not.

From the manager...

Hi, thank you for your review. Our wifi covers every pit h on site and is free to use. However, it is not for streaming tv. To use the aerial points on the serviced pitches you simply need a tv and a coaxial lead, no special facilities are required in your in unit.

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Lovely area, clean site, local pub 4 min walk close Scafell Pike10/27/2020

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

  • Powered asphalt and grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spacious pitch, close to local pub and in a lovely area near to Wast Water and Scarfell Pike

    Disliked: 

    You need 50p pieces for shower which we didn’t have, so did not have a shower on first night. To be fair though, later on the manager said hello and offered us some. The toilet waste disposal wasn’t obvious and in fact I couldn’t find it

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Anonymous user

Great time, cut short by the weather. Site have considered COVID 👍10/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The warm welcome from Andy. The fact that he checked in on us when we put up our tent.

    Disliked: 

    The vile weather

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Anonymous user

Great camp site10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We were met by the owner who showed us around the site ,are stay was 2 days .
    the whole site was very clean and quite. we were parked next to the river whitchwas a bonus ,The pub was a very short walk away with great beer and food.

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Lovely site & location. Clean, friendly, practical. Would visit again.10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Riverside location. Uncomplicated layout and instructions. Cleanliness. Closeness to Wast Water. Pub serving food next door.

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Great10/18/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
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  • Liked: 

    Camp site very clean staff con,t do to much to help you toilet was very clean, showers was great

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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. Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitch10/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • FHU gravel trailer site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good site good for waking nice and clean

    Disliked: 

    No shop near by to buy milk

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Nice quiet site by the river, clean facilities10/12/2020

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

  • Powered asphalt and grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location of pitch

    Disliked: 

    Paying additional for facilities

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with good facilities.10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site layout

    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

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

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

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

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

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

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Santon Bridge, Wasdale, Holmrook, Cumbria, England, CA19 1UY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4021°N 3.3710°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitehaven: Tangier Street Coach Stop — 21.7 kilometers
Grasmere Coach Stop — 23.7 kilometers
Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 24.3 kilometers
Train stations
Drigg Rail Station — 5.5 kilometers
Ravenglass Rail Station — 5.7 kilometers
Seascale Rail Station — 7.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 20.1 kilometers
Coniston Ferry Landing — 20.2 kilometers
Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 20.4 kilometers
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 123.2 kilometers

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

Pull on your comfiest boots and walk yourself to merriment around these Cumbrian parts: just over five miles away in Wasdale is one of Britain’s tiniest churches, St Olafs, with its timber beams thought to have been made from Viking ships.

For hungry (and thirsty) fell explorers, the Wasdale Head Inn makes for a welcome pitstop, and the Bridge Inn, just a stroll from the site, is home to the annual ‘Biggest Liar’ competition – no kidding, it’s a real thing… Hikers hotstep to the mighty heights of Scafell Pike and Great Gable (both about seven miles away) and Red Pike (approximately 20 miles north from the site).

At the Wasdale valley, as well as nurturing peaks aplenty, canoeists, kayakers and windsurfers alike will rapidly make their way to Wast Water, just five minutes from the site, the deepest lake in the UK.

Cycling and walking routes around the lakes and mountains are plentiful, as are the chances for boating and fishing, but if you really want to go off-piste, you could try abseiling, climbing, a high ropes course, or even flying: hot air balloon and paragliding experiences are available for those who want to soar even higher than Scafell.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (5.6 kilometers)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (23.6 kilometers)
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (24.2 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (2.8 kilometers)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (16.9 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Old Post Office Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

More than 21 days before arrival: a £5 cancellation fee will be charged.

Bookings may be transferred to another date within the same year – subject to availability and except bank holidays. Please note that this only applies to cancellations made at least three weeks before the date of the original holiday.

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 cancelations 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. The Old Post Office Campsite will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks 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 at the park

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Cash

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Old Post Office Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Post Office Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Post Office Campsite? Pull on your comfiest boots and walk yourself to merriment around these Cumbrian parts: just over five miles away in Wasdale is one of Britain’s tiniest churches, St Olafs, with its timber … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Post Office Campsite?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Post Office Campsite? From $43.58 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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

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

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
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).

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.

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