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The Old Post Office Campsite

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The Old Post Office Campsite: Aerial view, you can see the proximity of the pub!

General

  • On the western edge of the Lake District National Park
  • Bordered by the River Irt for swimming and salmon or trout fishing
  • Showers, toilets, wifi and picnic benches

Established in 1951, The Old Post Office Campsite is in a royally fab location for anyone after a peaceful spot to explore the Lake District. Those looking for quiet stays can deliver themselves to this compact site, just on the western border of the Lake District National Park, to enjoy the very best of the area's spectacular setting.

You can be at the little village of Santon Bridge in a jiffy (it's just a one-minute walk away) and with the River Irt bordering the site, you’ll likely agree The Old Post Office has got the whole package…

Swim, paddle or just bask on the banks of the calm freshwater river that flows right along one side of the site, while avid anglers can scale the choice of catches to be had with salmon, sea and brown trout floundering from the waters. You can borrow a daily or weekly-hire rod from the owners; just arrange this with them when you arrive.

The site’s first-class facilities include modern toilets and showers, a laundry room with coin-operated machines, dishwashing sinks and wifi, with well-tended pathways all around the site and timber picnic benches to take in the mountains, river and countryside views. A gift and farm shop is in Santon Bridge a minute's walk away.

Dogs are welcome too and with all the walking opportunities in and around the Lakes, a holiday here will really deliver the goods for all…

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

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

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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

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

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Showers cost 50p for approximately 10 minutes.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 351 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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A decent site. Level pitches. By a river. Clean toilet shower area.11/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanette C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered concrete and grass tent or motorhome site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Being by the river, toilets and shower area was nice and clean. Nice area for walks. Level pitch. Quiet. Easy in and out access. Was a little bit more expensive than I usually pay.

    Disliked: 

    All roads leading away have no footpaths which isn’t a campsite issue just a good to know bit of info. Having to have change for a shower and hairdryer could be problematic as I never have change these days. Can’t help the rain but if you want to put up an awning this proved difficult for me as you can’t peg into the stony area and if you go close to the grass side it gets extremely muddy when raining.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, very friendly staff.11/15/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced concrete and grass caravan site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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The best site I’ve stayed at so far.10/31/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced concrete and grass caravan site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The size and location of the site. Right next to a pub with decent food and TV sports. Wifi, serviced pitch. Friendly and informative welcome. Walks, rides direct from site.

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Overall lovely stay and would go again10/25/2022

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

  • Fully-serviced concrete and grass caravan site (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet location. Lovely pub across bridge. Very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    2.5mile walk to nearest shop so be prepared.

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Staff couldn’t be anymore helpful and I will defo be back next year10/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobert g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered concrete and grass motorhome site
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    Peaceful tranquil spotless, right on the river for fishing

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    Nothing

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Nice site and location but basic facilities10/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced concrete and grass caravan site (super)
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    The Old Post Office Camp site is a beautiful location and ideal for walking and cycling. Close to wasdale for Scarfell Pike. The site is quiet small and quiet, just to our liking. No shop on site or local so make sure your equipped.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet/shower rooms were cold and dirty. We were disappointed to pay 50p for a shower. Only 50p but we dont normally carry cash.

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Excellent10/16/2022

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

  • Powered concrete and grass tent or motorhome site
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    What a lovely site this is. Very clean and the facilities are very clean. Si7ugtuated by the side of a river. Very helpful staff. Local pub just over the bridge. 3 miles away small village with a few pubs. Great scenery. Woul most definitely revisit. Thanks

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This is a lovely little site, nicely located adjacent to …10/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick H.Confirmed

  • Powered concrete and grass tent or motorhome site
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    This is a lovely little site, nicely located adjacent to the river with a good pub across the road. Good facilities.

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Well organized and maintained10/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered concrete and grass motorhome site
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    Location and facilities

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Lovely location and site10/10/2022

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

  • Powered concrete and grass motorhome site
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    Lovely clean site, peaceful location, friendly owner. Local pub with great food on the doorstep with excellent walks close by.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

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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

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

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Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Santon Bridge, Wasdale, Holmrook, Cumbria, England, CA19 1UY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4021°N 3.3710°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tangier Street — 21.7 kilometres
Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 23.7 kilometres
Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage — 23.7 kilometres
Train stations
Drigg Rail Station — 5.5 kilometres
Ravenglass Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
Seascale Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 20.1 kilometres
Coniston Ferry Landing — 20.2 kilometres
Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 20.4 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 123.2 kilometres

Directions


Turn off the M6 at Junction 36. Follow A590 west to Broughton-in-Furness, passing through Newby Bridge. Follow the A595 through Bootle, Muncaster to Holmrook. Approaching Holmrook turn right for Santon Bridge; follow this road to the end, passing Irton Hall (on your left) and Wasdale Craft Shop (on your left). At the junction turn left - we are at the bottom of the hill near to the river.

Please note - some satellite navigation systems suggest a route via Wrynose Pass and Hardknott Pass. These high level routes are not recommended in the dark, or in adverse weather conditions.

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

Pull on your comfiest boots and walk yourself to merriment around these Cumbrian parts: just over five miles away in Wasdale is one of Britain’s tiniest churches, St Olafs, with its timber beams thought to have been made from Viking ships.

For hungry (and thirsty) fell explorers, the Wasdale Head Inn makes for a welcome pitstop, and the Bridge Inn, just a stroll from the site, is home to the annual ‘Biggest Liar’ competition – no kidding, it’s a real thing… Hikers hotstep to the mighty heights of Scafell Pike and Great Gable (both about seven miles away) and Red Pike (approximately 20 miles north from the site).

At the Wasdale valley, as well as nurturing peaks aplenty, canoeists, kayakers and windsurfers alike will rapidly make their way to Wast Water, just five minutes from the site, the deepest lake in the UK.

Cycling and walking routes around the lakes and mountains are plentiful, as are the chances for boating and fishing, but if you really want to go off-piste, you could try abseiling, climbing, a high ropes course, or even flying: hot air balloon and paragliding experiences are available for those who want to soar even higher than Scafell.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (5.6 kilometres)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (23.6 kilometres)
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (24.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (2.8 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (16.9 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:  1 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Old Post Office Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

More than 21 days before arrival: a £10 cancellation fee will be charged.

Bookings may be transferred to another date within the same year – subject to availability and except bank holidays. Please note that this only applies to cancellations made at least three weeks before the date of the original holiday.

Bookings cannot be amended within 21 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Old Post Office Campsite 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.

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

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  • Does The Old Post Office Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Post Office Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Post Office Campsite? Pull on your comfiest boots and walk yourself to merriment around these Cumbrian parts: just over five miles away in Wasdale is one of Britain’s tiniest churches, St Olafs, with its timber … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Post Office Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Post Office Campsite? From $67.23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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