Lazonby Campsite

From £22 For 1 night, 6 adults 8.8 179 reviews
Aerial view of the site (added by manager 31 Aug 2022)
Pitch next to the river with view across the river and fields (added by visitor 15 jul 2023)
Camping setup in may 2016 (added by manager 17 jun 2016)
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  • Peaceful Cumbria campsite near the banks of the River Eden
  • Surrounded by woodland and fields with a backdrop of the Pennine Fells
  • Adjacent to a nearby playground area, park and bookable swimming pool
It's in a heavenly location near the banks of the River Eden, surrounded by woodland and fields, with the Pennine Fells as its wild backdrop – and Lazonby Campsite is next to the local Lazonby Swimming Pool for easy access to dips as long as you book them in advance online. The river's right there if you want to fish (get a permit at Kirkoswald community shop or at the pool kiosk) and the northern Lakes are 15 miles away. Lazonby is on the edge of Lazonby village (about eight miles from Penrith), which has a pub, a well-stocked supermarket (open daily with post office and ATM), two churches and a petrol garage. A repair garage, two more pubs and another play park are about a mile away in the neighbouring village of Kirkoswald. Toilets and solar-powered showers are in the swimming pool buildings about 200 metres from the campsite (the path is lit at night but you might want to bring a torch too), and there are washing-up facilities and a chemical disposal unit along the lane to the side of the pool. The pool is open daily (and subject to an entry fee) from the early May bank holiday until mid-September and is heated to 24ºC; lifeguards are on duty at all times. It also has a kiosk/café selling hot and cold drinks, snacks, sweets and ice creams during pool opening times.

Site type

Tent sites 10
Caravan sites 10
Motorhome sites 10
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Please note
  • 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).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Facilities/activities including the pool are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
  • The outdoor swimming pool is open between 29/04 and 10/09 (subject to weather conditions).
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.
  • The maximum motorhome/caravan width permitted is 2.7 metres, the site entrance may be too narrow for larger vehicles.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 29 Mar to

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Quiet location, and good for children.

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

Powered grass site

Liked: Location, quiet site, good local facilities.

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stunning views, clean facilities, great for walkers, fab for kids.

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

Powered grass site

Liked: the views were lovely, very small site with a play park for the kids to burn off steam, showers were warm and had a hair dryer in the toilets. toilets were clean. a good torch is required though as it is a bit of a walk to the toilets and the path is not lit. situated in a lovely spot for walking/ hiking and short drive to bigger towns. will definatly go back. the pool wasnt open when we were there but in the summer months with the pool the pool looks fab! might book for summer!

Disliked: we went for easter holidays and found that it was a bit water logged (1 caravan had to be pulled out next to us) this cant be helped as it had been particularly wet over the previous weeks to our arrival. i deleted my email and didnt realise and could not get in touch with anyone as this is a volunteer run site so make sure you check your confirmation and write down the code for the toilet block and dont make my mistake! this was my error and not the sites though just a heads up!

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Lovely setting by the river, near a good pub and shops.…

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Dan B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass site

Liked: Lovely setting by the river, near a good pub and shops.

Disliked: Long walk to the showers, and the ground was very wet.

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Brilliant park, loads to do nearby and magnificent walks with views. Pool…

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

Powered grass site

Liked: Brilliant park, loads to do nearby and magnificent walks with views. Pool would be great in the summer.

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Great clean site.

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

Powered grass site

Liked: Great place to use as a stop over. This community run site was a great choice and the toilets and showers where very clean. The volunteers where very helpful. Great local pub for dinner. Definitely use this site again.

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Clean plenty of hot water…

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

Powered grass site

Liked: Clean plenty of hot water

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The site was perfectly peaceful. The staff we saw was very helpful and…

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

Powered grass site

Liked: The site was perfectly peaceful. The staff we saw was very helpful and met us down at the campsite as we got a little lost finding the site. He was very friendly and helpful

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Lovely site with excellent facilities and a very lovely atmosphere.

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

Powered grass site

Liked: I liked how well the campsite was ran, there were plenty of amenities on site to make the stay comfortable and even more so in the village so that we would not go without! 10/10

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Lovely small site, family and dog friendly with all the amenities

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

Powered grass site

Liked: The staff were super friendly, the pool was a great feature. Lovely small site with hot showers and washing up points. Situated right next to the river, with spectacular views to admire and quacking ducks as a wake up call! Will be booking up with more friends for sure!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

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

Powered grass site

Liked: Had a brilliant week at lazonby campsite would highly recommend grate for the kids with a play area and we managed to book a swim in the outdoor pool

Disliked: We were a bit disappointed in the previous people who had emptied their toilet on the ground behind the camping area

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Features

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

Portable toilet

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Location

Lazonby Campsite

Lazonby Swimming Pool

Penrith

Cumbria

England

CA10 1BL

Directions

Timezone

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

GPS

54.75208°N
-2.69659°W

Route directions

Lazonby campsite is situated off the B6413, 4 miles from the A6 at Plumpton and 7 miles from the M6- junction 41. Travelling North from Penrith on the A6, turn right onto the B6413 signposted Lazonby. Follow the signs to the swimming pool, located on the far side of Lazonby. Follow the road through the centre of the village heading towards Kirkoswald. Pass the local school and playing fields on your right and then as you come to a sharp left-hand bend you will find the swimming pool and entrance to the campsite on the right-hand side. What3words //forum.tacky.voltage

Nearest transport

Coach
10.8 km Rail Station
21.9 km Bus Station
33.3 km Bus Station
Rail
0.5 km Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station
6.8 km Langwathby Rail Station
8 km Armathwaite Rail Station
Ferry
17.9 km Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing
22.8 km Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing
28.1 km Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing

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

Lazonby is one of the stations on the very highly scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a fave of famed travel scribe Bill Bryson and a must when in this part of the land. If you only have time for one journey on it, make it south to Settle rather than north to Carlisle, to pass over the mighty Ribblehead Viaduct; have the smartphones at the ready to snap a pic. The local area is rammed with riverside and woodland walks, with loads more to be had in the Lake District 15 miles away, and is popular with cyclists as it's about four miles from the C2C/Sea to Sea cycle route. Plenty of quiet country roads abound with views over the River Eden and surrounding area and to the Pennines if you're getting about by car. Penrith is eight miles from Lazonby Campsite and has lots of shops, supermarkets and services; travel there also for Penrith Castle, a climbing wall, cracking views across the Eden Valley from Beacon Hill and, happily, yet more Cumbrian pubs. And might you fancy a pub meal local to Lazonby? The Crown Inn, the Fetherston Arms and the Highland Drove are all recommended inns with food in the nearby villages of Kirkoswald and Great Salkeld.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Allonby 47.4 km Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

The Rheged Centre 12.9 km

Dalemain Historic House & Gardens 15.4 km

Carlisle Castle 22.6 km

Birdoswald Roman Fort 27.1 km

Ullswater Steamers 28.1 km

National Trust

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill 13.1 km

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge 33.5 km

Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort 37.6 km

Townend 40.6 km

Grasmere and Great Langdale 40.7 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Langwathby - Edenhall - Langwathby 6.5 km

HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST 9.6 km

DALEMAIN 15.1 km

Castle Carrock Circular 15.5 km

CORBY CASTLE 16 km

Local events

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

    Penrith, England 16.5 km

  • Keswick Mountain Festival (Friday, 17 May 2024 – Friday, 17 May 2024)

    Keswick, England 46.7 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.

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

  • Does Lazonby Campsite have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Lazonby Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lazonby Campsite? Lazonby is one of the stations on the very highly scenic Settle-Carlisle Railway line, a fave of famed travel scribe Bill Bryson and a must when in this part of the land. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lazonby Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Lazonby Campsite? From $46.50 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.