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High Yewdale Camping

9.3

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General

  • Wild camping with a gorgeous rural location close to the Cumbria Way
  • A five-minute drive to Coniston and 10 minutes from Tarn Hows lake
  • Dog-friendly campsite with essentials like portaloos and running water

High Yewdale Camping really is wild camping, with just a handful of pitches in a Lake District valley field. Surrounded by exceptional views of the Cumbrian fells, this peaceful site welcomes adventurous families looking for a back-to-basics camping experience.

There’s easy access to the site from the A593 (note, down a farm track), and plenty of parking away from the camping field. Kids and dogs can run around freely and safely, or splash in the river that runs alongside the field.

Mini-breaks here put you in the heart of walking country, so you can take a gentle family stroll right from the campsite or choose more challenging routes up Wetherlam or Dow Crag. Coniston Water (there’s sailing on the lake too) and the Old Man of Coniston are both less than 15 minutes’ drive from the campsite, and the long-distance Cumbria Way, which starts in Coniston, can be accessed close to the field.

There are local pubs and shops in the village, so you can source supplies for your barbecue here or head to Ambleside (15 minutes' drive) for a bigger selection of stores. If you fancy exploring the Lakes by car, there are plenty of Beatrix Potter- and William Wordsworth-themed attractions to fill up your days.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 130 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Fantastic site, great staff, perfect location for peace or adventure09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCeri J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Location is peaceful with stunning views. Less than 10 minutes from Coniston in car. Site had everything we needed including very clean toilets, clean drinking water and an honesty box set up which was well stocked (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, crisps, cereal etc).
    Loved being beside the stream listening to the water. If not a fan, there are plenty of pitches on the site where you can enjoy silence.
    We enjoyed it so much, we paid to stay an extra night. Highly recommend this site!

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Plenty of room. Views. Friendly staff; I discovered on my …09/02/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola L.Confirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Plenty of room.
    Views.
    Friendly staff; I discovered on my day of departure that you can access The Cumbria Way from the site, I didn't know this on the day of arrival and walked along the busy and dangerous A road. So if you are walking from Coniston try to plot a route along The Cumbria Way then footpaths.
    Honesty box with crisps and gin!

    Disliked: 

    Smelly toilets.
    Mud.

From the manager...

Unbelievably it says in the site description “ 15 minutes’ drive from the campsite, and the long-distance Cumbria Way starts in Coniston too.”

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All in all we loved our stay and will definitely returning soon :)08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very out of the way of the busy town meaning it is peaceful & the views were lovely.
    Clean campsite & not noisy at all.
    Boxes of food/ milk and drinking water provided.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets got a little dirty towards the end of our stay but nothing major. & no showered but we obviously knew about that before we came so probably wouldn’t stay longer than 1 night.

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Good campsite in a good location.08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The field was flat, not too windy and pretty quiet. The location was really good and there was always toilet roll in the porta loos.
    Even though there were no showers (which I knew in advance), there’s a really nice stream right next to the campsite that you can take a dip in.

    Disliked: 

    The porta loos smelt pretty bad.
    It would have been nice to have some sort of sink to properly wash hands, rather than just hand sanitizer.

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Staff were lovely, decent size pitch.08/30/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    The pitch itself, close to town centre and a lovely stream close by.

    Disliked: 

    Smelly toilets.

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Anonymous user

Excellent site with clean portals facilities, friendly staff08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Really nice campsite with stunning views and very close to some really nice walks

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Lovely views of the hills and nice how they had …08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Lovely views of the hills and nice how they had teas, coffee and snacks to purchase

    Disliked: 

    The smell of the toilets

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Fabulous location, away from the usual hustle and bustle of …08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomColette H.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Fabulous location, away from the usual hustle and bustle of this area of the Lakes.
    The honesty box tuck shop is a nice touch.
    Portaloos were kept clean.
    Friendly staff and even got to meet Freddie - the 16 year old Jack Russell :-D

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

Queit with great views.08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Queit with great views.

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We had a lovely 2 nights here, great views and location!08/28/2022

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

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  • Liked: 

    Central location
    Great views
    Lots of nice walks nearby
    Short drive to Coniston, Hawkshead etc
    Portaloos clean

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups 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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar 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

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • High Yewdale, Coniston, Cumbria, England, LA21 8DF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3860°N 3.0559°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kelsick Road opposite Library — 7.7 kilometres
Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage — 7.9 kilometres
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 8.0 kilometres
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 9.9 kilometres
Staveley Rail Station — 15.4 kilometres
Foxfield Rail Station — 17.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Monk Coniston Ferry Landing — 1.6 kilometres
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 2.1 kilometres
Coniston Ferry Landing — 2.6 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 106.1 kilometres

Directions


Enter through gate opposite High Yewdale Farm House, follow the track to the end where you will see the carpark and camping field.

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Walks and cycling from the site

- Wetherlam: five minutes’ drive to the start of the walk

- Cumbria Way: five minutes

- Coniston Lake: 10 minutes

- Tarn Hows: 10 minutes

- Cathedral Cave: 15 minutes

- Ambleside: 15 minutes

- Old Man of Coniston: 15 minutes

- Esthwaite Water: 15 minutes

- Hawkshead: 15 minutes

Must see

  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (3.8 kilometres)
  • Hill Top (6.7 kilometres)
  • Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre (7.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Coniston and Tarn Hows (1.2 kilometres)
  • Gondola' (2.6 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 caravan
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  3:30 p.m.

High Yewdale Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 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. High Yewdale Camping will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does High Yewdale Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is High Yewdale Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near High Yewdale Camping? Local attractions and activities include: - Walks and cycling from the site - Wetherlam: five minutes’ drive to the start of the walk - Cumbria Way: five minutes - Coniston Lake: 10 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of High Yewdale Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  3:30 p.m.
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