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Waterfoot Caravan Park

9.5

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General

  • Peaceful park near Penrith in the Lake District National Park
  • In a wildlife haven overlooking Ullswater
  • Play area, football pitch and shop open in season

Squirrel! Did you know that the red squirrel is a very shy critter that mostly won’t be spied if it hears big humanly footsteps (a bit like hobbits)? Sssh: you might just spy one around beautiful Waterfoot Caravan Park, an immensely peaceful place near Penrith in the Lake District National Park.

Like the thought of spotting red squirrels in the wild, the look and location of Waterfoot should make one want to pack up and move here with some immediacy. Not only is it in the grounds of a Georgian mansion, with scurrying wildlife all round, but it overlooks gorgeous Ullswater, with steamer cruises on Lady Dorothy, famed walking routes and, with luck – carrying a notepad/sketchpad to note/sketch sightings of glorious daffodils.

Waterfoot is a family site over a most viewsome acre of land, with up-to-date showers and toilets, a shop open daily during the season, a laundry room and indoor washing-up areas to combat any Lake District rain. Sans rain, kids have a play area with swings, climbing towers, rocking toys and slide, and there’s a small football pitch for big brothers and sisters.

Reception is easily found at the front of the park, so check in and lace up your walking boots to take in the wildlife and walks of some of the prettiest parts of the country – did someone say squirrel…?

This park is a member of Lake District Estates group.

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9.5

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

97% would recommend this park to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly staff. Nice walk on path to Market Rasin where …11/12/2019

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    Friendly staff. Nice walk on path to Market Rasin where we found everything we needed. Clean toilet/shower block.

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If you are looking for relaxed stay this is the place to go to10/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    What is there not to like about this site it has everything on tap including nice showers and great facilities the staff are super friendly and is a great location near to Ullswater and the village of Pooley Bridge which is a must to visit

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very pleasant site clean facilities helpful staff warm welcome10/28/2019

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    friendly and helpful staff showers and toilets kept very clean and fresh - parking areas very tidy in all a very pleasant stay we will certainly keep this on our list to use again

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    no complaints very good

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The space between plots was generous, the facilities were spotless, …10/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerrie-Ann C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The space between plots was generous, the facilities were spotless, a quick and safe walk to the Pooley Bridge following a recommendation. Could not speak highly enough of the quality of the campsite and friendly staff.

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Lovely clean site facilities really good helpful staff10/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorraine W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Location ,staff , facilities

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    Nothing

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would definitely recommend10/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The facilities were excellent, particularly liked that each pitch has a light, tap, electric and tv point.
    Very good.

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay for Wifi.
    The road into Pooley Bridge being closed, obviously not the site's fault!!

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An excellent site, friendly and helpful staff, level pitches, clean.10/15/2019

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    We were very impressed with the staff on this site. When our campervan broke down they couldn't have been more helpful and supportive and we were very grateful for this. The site is in a beautiful location and is really convenient (walking distance) for Pooley Bridge with good pubs and the Ullswater Steamers. The facilities were all that we needed and was quiet at night.

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Beautiful site clean facilities excellent pitches lovely grounds10/16/2019

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    Fantastic Views ,layout ,facilities, friendly helpful warden grounds are kept lovely brilliant site would recommend

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Good site in very handy location10/14/2019

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    Good sized pitch with individual water tap/drain. Plenty of maneuvering space and level hard standings.
    Decent on site shop, friendly staff.
    Good showers and facilities

    Disliked: 

    Wifi not site based so web charged.
    Although kept clean, and more than usuable, the facilities were not up to the cleanliness of other sites been at.

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Loved the site and the pitch we was on.. the …09/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCJ S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Loved the site and the pitch we was on.. the bar and the outside seating area was perfect.. the guy on reception was extremely helpful and easy to talk to. Loved this site

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    Wouldn’t like to say anything or else I would just be picky

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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

Rallies 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

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, England, CA11 0JF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.6138°N 2.8320°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penrith: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.1 kilometers
Penrith Bus Station — 7.8 kilometers
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 8.0 kilometers
Train stations
Penrith North Lakes Rail Station — 7.1 kilometers
Langwathby Rail Station — 14.1 kilometers
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station — 17.3 kilometers
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 0.5 kilometers
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 5.1 kilometers
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 10.6 kilometers
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 86.1 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

Waterfalls, walks, watersports, history and heritage are all here: start off with the miles of bridleways around Ullswater, all linked by Ullswater Steamer routes, and take the circular route around Maiden Castle which starts and ends at Waterfoot Caravan Park.

The site is surrounded by the Dalemain Estate which has five acres of gardens and swathes of historic parkland; the house and gardens themselves are less than two miles away (the cream teas are heartily recommended).

At least a day must be had on and around Ullswater, the Lake District’s second biggest lake, for a trip on Lady Dorothy or one of the other steamers; a spot of sailing, diving or boating, or a scale up Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain and lying at Ullswater’s south (stagger to Glenridding village afterwards for refreshments).

Wildlife including red deer and those red squirrels can be spotted in many Lake District woodlands and fells, but to maximise your chances of a sighting, scurry along to the flagship red squirrel reserve at Whinlatter Forest near Keswick, where there’s also a red squirrel trail with a visitor centre and rope bridge..

Must see

  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (2.2 kilometers)
  • The Rheged Centre (4.9 kilometers)
  • Ullswater Steamers (10.6 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (15.4 kilometers)
  • Grasmere and Great Langdale (23.1 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.

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    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

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

General
Recreational vehicles (including but not limited to motorised scooters/skateboards and non-road legal motorised vehicles) are not permitted.

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

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.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Additional terms

Mansion lounge bar is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings until further notice.

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