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- 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…
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A fantastic site with perfect access to many local activities.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent sites
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
— 21.7 kilometres
21.7 kilometres Lakeside House for Dove Cottage — 23.7 kilometres
23.7 kilometres Daffodil Hotel for Dove Cottage — 23.7 kilometres
- Train stations
Drigg Rail Station
— 5.5 kilometres
5.5 kilometres Ravenglass Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
5.7 kilometres Seascale Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing
— 20.1 kilometres
20.1 kilometres Coniston Ferry Landing — 20.2 kilometres
20.2 kilometres Sunny Bank (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 20.4 kilometres
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 123.2 kilometres
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.
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.
- Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (5.6 kilometres)
- Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (23.6 kilometres)
- Beatrix Potter Gallery (24.2 kilometres)
- Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (2.8 kilometres)
- Buttermere and Ennerdale (16.9 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||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 £5 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.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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 touring Arrive: noon – 6:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.