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Sykeside Camping Park

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Overlooking the mountains

General

  • Remote location but with easy access to the Lake District and Cumbria
  • In a walker's paradise in the Dovedale Valley
  • Modern facilities and well-stocked shop

The placing of this Penrith park is pretty perfect. Get ready for Lake District and Cumbrian valley walks in sublime surroundings, at this friendly site in a walker's paradise at the northern foot of the Kirkstone Pass.

Although it's listed as in a remote location and is set deep and quietly in the Dovedale Valley, Sykeside Camping Park is easily accessible to the best of the Lake District and Cumbria, as it's just off the A592 and is no more than half an hour's drive from Ullswater, Patterdale, Glenridding, Ambleside, Coniston and Keswick. Cruising around Windermere is about 20 minutes away.

Sykeside's Dovedale Valley locale has it surrounded by Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield, and with the town of Brotherswater nearby. Short strolls around Brotherswater are among the walky local options, or you could have a longer hike from the town's high street, where many walks start. (Or take the also most pleasant option of just staying in town and seeking out your holiday local the Brotherswater Inn for a pint or two of regional ale among the splendid regional scenery.)

The Sykeside team has set the site out carefully to blend in with its surroundings and make the most of its natural settings, but have added modern amenities to keep guests comfy, like the shower and toilet facilities with shaving points and power points, and the laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and washing-up area.

Feel free to set yourself up here to ignore the rest of the outside world: the well-stocked shop sells most of what you might need including fresh food, camping equipment, maps and guides; and because of the site's position right at the bottom of the valley, telly reception is pretty unreliable and you'll not get a single bar on your mobile – did someone mention digital detox…?

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Please note

The grocery shop is open between 15/04 and 01/11.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Due to the position of the campsite at the bottom of the valley, television reception is extremely unreliable, and there is no mobile phone reception at all.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 132 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  79% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Great clean facilities and warm and friendly helpful staff.11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert W.Confirmed

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

    Great clean facilities and warm and friendly helpful staff. We booked an extra night even though the weather was horrendous, we simply didn't want to leave the beautiful surroundings of Sykeside Camping Park.

    Disliked: 

    Be aware you cannot park your car next to your tent, but the pitches are not too far away from the car park to be able to carry all your gear.

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Friendly staff, good facilities, great views11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Flat raised pitch site for tents out of waterlogged area.

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Lovely setting, quiet and friendly site10/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhil L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Friendly manager, quiet site and good facilities.

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Perfect place to hide but not too far to be lost10/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartyna T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Remote place with wonderfull view and access to many hiking footpaths. There are every necessary facilities like thumble dry, laundry, showers and toilets. There is also kitchen but due to covid restrictions it was unavailable. There were a lot of desinfecting points on site. Most helpfull reception staff and some necessary gloceries and camping equipment available in store.

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Great site, Facilities clean.10/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site, Facilities clean.

    Disliked: 

    We were told we couldn’t park our car (4x4 SUV) on the grass as we had a roof tent due to the wet weather. Unfortunately this meant we had to park very close beside other cars which disturbed our camping throughout our stay. We are used to the hustle and bustle of camping but not in such close proximity.
    We were disappointed as there was a couple of free pitches/space on the site where we could have set up camp for the night and not be so closely situated to others.

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Veiws and was clean10/13/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Veiws and was clean

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Very nice site, great facilities, friendly staff, good pub, good pitch10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good facilities, lovely people, pub is fantastic with great food. Good on site shop for any essentials.

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Wash/toilet facilities, on-site pub/shop great value. 100 recommend!10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Wash/toilet facilities, on-site pub and shop were of great value. 100% recommend.

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    WiFi was only available at the pub/bar. Would have been nice for site wide access. Even if it was chargeable.

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Great site with great facilities. Owner of pub was a massive let down10/09/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Facilities were very good with toilets and showers. Shop was very nice and useful with tent repair kits.

    Disliked: 

    The individual running the pub was very rude and not helpful. We had a reservation that we were unable to attend and cancel as there was no signal and we were busy setting up tent in the rain. We walked to the bar at 9pm for drinks but instead got shouted at for not cancelling reservation. Very very rude!

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Site, staff, views, Brotherswater Inn10/06/2020

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  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Site, staff, views, Brotherswater Inn

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

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

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Hartsop, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0NZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4986°N 2.9247°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Grasmere Coach Stop — 7.8 kilometers
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 8.0 kilometers
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 10.9 kilometers
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 13.3 kilometers
Staveley Rail Station — 15.3 kilometers
Burneside (Cumbria) Rail Station — 19.0 kilometers
Ferry ports
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.2 kilometers
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 9.0 kilometers
Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing — 9.1 kilometers
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 96.6 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

Sykeside Camping Park's central location in the Lakes means it has loads of activities within easy reach by foot or car and on land or water.

For watery days within 20 minutes of the site, join one of the most popular pastimes in the Lake District with a cruise on Windermere, or get serious about the water and hire a boat or learn to sail with Glenridding Sailing Centre on Ullswater. Boat trips are also available from Coniston Water and Keswick.

By land and also within 20 minutes are the crashing hike around Aira Force waterfall, and the medieval manor and greenery of Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens as well as the heritage and cinema of the The Rheged Centre at Penrith.

Within half an hour, spy ospreys at Bassenthwaite near Keswick, have a ride on the 3.2 miles of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, and wander around the The Rheged Centreancientness of the Castlerigg stone circle, the most visited in Cumbria.

Must see

  • Ullswater Steamers (5.2 kilometers)
  • Rydal Mount and Gardens (6.8 kilometers)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (7.8 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (9.2 kilometers)
  • Townend (9.9 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Sykeside Camping Park cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Visa
MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Sykeside Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sykeside Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sykeside Camping Park? Sykeside Camping Park's central location in the Lakes means it has loads of activities within easy reach by foot or car and on land or water. For watery days within 20 minutes … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sykeside Camping Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Sykeside Camping Park? From $31.28 (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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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

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

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

Sites
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

General
The grocery shop is open between 15/04 and 01/11.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Sites
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Additional terms

Solo occupancy discount: this is applicable exclusively if you are travelling alone with a one-man tent. This discount is not applicable if the tent is larger.

Due to the position of the campsite at the bottom of the valley, television reception is extremely unreliable, and there is no mobile phone reception at all.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted.

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