Social District

View prices & book 8.9 69 reviews
View of the site from the lake (added by manager 22 Dec 2022)
Pitch located next to the foot bridge and stream (added by manager 17 dec 2023)
Inflatable boat on the beach (added by manager 17 dec 2023)
Views (added by hannah_b158078 20 jun 2021)

  • Dog-friendly Lake District site on the shore of Lake Windermere
  • Less than five minutes' drive from activity centres and a ferry stop
  • Dog park and fishing on site; campfires and barbecues permitted
From paddleboarding, kayaking or hiring a boat for Lake Windermere’s light waves to tucking into some tasty food from a café in one of the lakeside villages around the Lake District National Park… when you set up camp on the banks of Lake Windermere at Social District, there is much to do on the lake and its shores. This site is under five minutes’ drive away from two activity centres running pursuits such as watersports, laser tag and abseiling. Being a 15-minute walk away from the nearest Windermere ferry stop makes it even simpler to stop off at the attractions around the lake, such as a jetty museum, castle and Windermere village’s characterful parks, shops and restaurants. As the site backs onto the lake, fishing can be done from the site. It's also directly opposite an old bobbin mill, now an English Heritage museum, and 10 minutes’ drive away from the National Trust site at the Hill Top for a trip into the life of Beatrix Potter. Don’t worry about leaving the dog behind, as furry members of the family welcome on site too. It's all about getting back to nature here, so basic facilities are around the site – including a portable toilet. A farm shop five minutes’ drive away is the place for picnic supplies or to grab some meat for the grill (both barbecues and campfires are permitted back on site). And when you feel like a drink or a meal out, there are several places to eat within 10 minutes’ drive, too.

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Opens 24 May
Please note
  • This site has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • 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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The site only allows dogs up to 30kg.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 4 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
  • Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 24 May to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Happy about this camping place

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Dionisii B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: We had a lovely weekend with family and friends. Quite rainy but fun. Was nice to have shower in the facilities. Friendly staff.

Recommend to friends Visit again

I’d come again, and I’d recommend friends to go

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Kerry J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The site was nice, absolutely beautiful views all around. We liked that the site was right next to the lake too.

Disliked: The toilets could of been cleaner.. but I’ve seen worse

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site especially for larger groups.

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The access to the lake and the laid back atmosphere. Showers and toilets were clean and attended to regularly. Other campers were all friendly and being able to let the dog run free with theirs was wonderful. Loved having bbq or campfires at night after gathering own firewood. Everyone was very respectful of the site and each other.

Disliked: The shower heads don’t fit into the holders so you have to hold it up whilst showering. They do not sell firewood. Certain areas of the site were boggy due to rain and some cars needed a push to help them get out. Was overpriced for what you actually get. There is no signage saying ‘social district’ at all. Which did not help us find the place easily.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Fantastic location. Peaceful and beautiful scenery. Direct access to Lake Windermere.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Sean K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Fantastic location. Peaceful and beautiful scenery. Direct access to Lake Windermere.

Disliked: Everything was as good or better than expected

Recommend to friends Visit again

Brilliant location, fantastic views, lake swimming access, very clean toilets, lots of…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Brilliant location, fantastic views, lake swimming access, very clean toilets, lots of space.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely surroundings, great host and beautiful site.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jennifer G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely surroundings, great host and beautiful site.

Disliked: No lights in toilet but not a problem with a good torch.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Chloe Patricia W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Brilliant site close to the water hot showers and toilets. Beautiful scenery. We travelled as a young family with our 6 month old baby and two other children.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent place for family break

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Neringa S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Really nice quiet campsite with little forest on the hill and amazing lake, enjoyed the views, water, walks, swings on the tree and fireside in the night. Magical place

Disliked: Showers needs to improve

Recommend to friends Visit again

Location good space to pitch.…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Location good space to pitch.

Disliked: Facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

Stunning view of the lake. Toilet and shower area were clean and…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Alannah G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Stunning view of the lake. Toilet and shower area were clean and toilet rolls were frequently filled. Plenty space to pitch a tent. Was very quiet. Great fishing spot too although we weren’t very lucky! Only stayed the one night however wished we booked another night or two. We got lost on the way as route had changed due to weather however Tom (site staff) was very helpful and kept communicating advising us where to go!

Disliked: The rain, however that can’t be helped! Hand soap wasn’t available at the toilet area so bring your own!

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Beach access

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Social District

Low Stott Park

Newby Bridge

Cumbria

England

LA12 8AX

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

54.28569°N
-2.9651°W

Nearest transport

Coach
11.2 km Rail Station
11.2 km Tourist Information Centre
15.1 km Bus Station
Rail
10.8 km Grange-over-Sands Rail Station
11.2 km Windermere Rail Station
12 km Cark Rail Station
Ferry
1.1 km Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing
1.3 km Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing
7.7 km Far Sawrey Windermere Ferry Terminal

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

Grapple with the Go Ape course in Grizedale Forest (15 minutes’ drive) or stick to the walking, cycling or mountain biking the tracks down below. There are sculptures all around and the chance to walk with fell ponies through the forest too. As you can expect, there's no shortage of activity centres nearby – Woodland Xperiences (two minutes) is one such place, running outdoor adventures such as canoeing, rewilding and climbing. If you've brought the kids, or fancy heading back into your own childhood, meet favourite characters at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (20 minutes). Wray Castle (25 minutes), a National Trust site, is also a bit like something from a storybook with impressive turrets and towers looking out over the lake. Another National Trust site, Fell Foot Park (five minutes) has a relaxed circular walk around gothic boathouses, pine trees and gardens. Head south towards Ulverston (15 minutes), where there’s the canal and South Lakes Safari Zoo (25 minutes). And to the east of the site, Kendal (half an hour) is another splendid Lake District town, near the grand Sizergh Castle (20 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Haverigg 23.6 km Sea Poor N/A N/A N/A
Morecambe North 24.1 km Estuary Good N/A Good Good
Morecambe South 24.4 km Sea N/A N/A Good Good
Silecroft 26.2 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Walney West Shore 27.1 km Sea N/A Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Windermere Lake Cruises, Lakeside 0.9 km

Lakeland Motor Museum 3.3 km

Blackwell, The Arts & Craft House 7.3 km

Hill Top 7.4 km

Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness 8.9 km

National Trust

Fell Foot Park 1.5 km

Hill Top 7.4 km

Cartmel Priory Gatehouse 9.5 km

Beatrix Potter Gallery 10.2 km

Gondola' 11 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Bigland Tarn and Bigland Barrow 5.5 km

Winster circular 6.6 km

BLACKWELL 6.9 km

Claife Heights and Lake Windermere 7.3 km

Near Sawrey and Lake Windermere 7.4 km

Local events

  • Kendal Calling (Thursday 1 August 2024 – Thursday 1 August 2024)

    Penrith, England 38.9 km

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in The Lake District and Cumbria?

  • Does Social District have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Social District dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Social District? Grapple with the Go Ape course in Grizedale Forest (15 minutes’ drive) or stick to the walking, cycling or mountain biking the tracks down below. There are sculptures all around and the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Social District?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Social District? From €58.55 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.