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Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site

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Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site: View of the Lorton Valley from B5289 at Hundith Hill

General

  • Secluded and peaceful base from which to explore the western lakes
  • Hot showers and hairdryers available on site
  • Dogs welcome and barbecues allowed

Off to the western lakes but want to wander lonely as a cloud instead of being there jam-packed in crowds? Have a look at Whinfell Farm Camp Site: it's secluded, medium sized and in a winning position for scouting around Cockermouth, Buttermere and the highlights of the western Lake District.

Such scenic surrounds require no complex facilities and entertainments, so amenities have been kept simple but with thoughtful extra touches including hot showers and hairdryers. The washing-up room has been kitted out with a freezer and laundry facilities to ensure it's easy to keep the tribe fed and cleaned up… and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the jaunt to the Lakes as long as they're kept on leads while on site.

Whinfell also allows barbecues (not campfires, firepits or anything of that ilk, please): just remember to keep them off the ground to prevent damage to the turf. If you want to eat out, it's a leisurely 10-minute trot to the 17th-century Wheatsheaf Inn for top-notch meals as well as a tempting range of local ales; best to book before you set out, as such a setup is unsurprisingly rather popular.

A decent night's sleep being a vital ingredient of a happy stay for many folk, the owners request that all guests pipe down after 10.30pm to ensure peaceful slumbers all round.

Please note

This site accepts caravans up to 6 metres long but not motorhomes.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 394 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

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Excellent campsite with good facilities. Staff were very helpful.08/04/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Lovely site. Great scenery. Made very welcome.

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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Reasonably priced but basic site with good electric hook up08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely location - ideal for Western fells and Buttermere. Reasonable price. Simple but basic site. Friendly helpful owner

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Better quality sites to go no doubt but I can’t honestly complain08/02/2021

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

  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great location, short walk to lively local pub, ground was good for tent with electric pitch and price was good

    Disliked: 

    Toilet blocks really need upgrading! Didn’t really bother me but I can imagine it would some!

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Ok for an overnight08/02/2021

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

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    Quiet and peaceful

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Amount of space per tent pitch. Location. Cost. Facilities.08/02/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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The ease with arrival was amazing! Straight forward quick and …08/02/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    The ease with arrival was amazing! Straight forward quick and easy! Lovely location!

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The place is nice but they need to work for …08/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    The place is nice but they need to work for facilities

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    Toilet facilities are absolutely rubbish

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Lovely site but facilities are in urgent need of improvement08/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Stunning location, nice private pitch, quiet, great access to the Lakes.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities. I’d read the reviews and had lowered my expectations - we aren’t put off by basic facilities and have backpacked all over the world. Got to say, the toilet/shower facilities fall into our worldwide bottom 5! It’s OK to be basic but these were completely crumbling apart and therefore unhygienic. Rusty, flaking paint, damaged plasterboard, missing/broken tiles, makeshift locks, dead insects and cobwebs literally everywhere…just for starters. Didn’t look like they’d ever been cleaned or maintained. I hate leaving negative reviews and this place would have been perfect with better toilets/showers. However, I really feel that this must be addressed. First shower I took was fine (if I kept my eyes closed) but subsequent ones were painful - running from freezing to scalding. Not helpful when you’ve been swimming in lakes etc. You have a campsite in a stunning location - please respect your paying guests by updating the facilities.

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Poor access for caravans, no wc waiste, bathroom facilities poor07/31/2021

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  • Electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
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    Scenic setting

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    No proper wc waiste disposal

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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

Dog park

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

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

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, CA13 0RQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6160°N 3.3252°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Gallowbarrow — 5.7 kilometres
Fairfield Junior School — 5.8 kilometres
Bus Station — 11.9 kilometres
Train stations
Flimby Rail Station — 15.0 kilometres
Maryport Rail Station — 15.2 kilometres
Workington Rail Station — 15.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 11.2 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 11.3 kilometres
Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 11.7 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 113.9 kilometres

Directions


From Cockermouth, take B5289 (towards Buttermere). When in Low Lorton, follow the brown signs.

If using satnav, please disregard it having turned left over Lorton Bridge, and look for the campsite finger sign directing you into Whinfell Hall Farm.

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

Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available for hire.

On land, the western lakes area is as full of things to do as its more central counterparts, with activities such as golfing, cycling, shoreline horse rides and hiking around the Roman heritage, valleys and peaks of Eskdale, Wasdale and the coastal village of Ravenglass.

Also take time for an afternoon or day among the mountain bike trails and forest walks of Whinlatter, named by the Forestry Commission as England's only true mountain forest. It's one of the Super 6 mountain bike trails and has the longest purpose-built MTB track in the whole Lake District; find out more in the Whinlatter Forestry Centre.

Keswick's Honister Slate Mine is the last working slate mine in England and is open to visitors who come for one of the several tours and to climb to the top of the mountain using the original miners' path.

And if it's sea you want to see, the Cumbrian coastline at Allonby is about 12 miles away.

Must see

  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (8.1 kilometres)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (9.3 kilometres)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (14.7 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (6.0 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (16.2 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site 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. Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site 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.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site? Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site? From $39.39 (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.

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

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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