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- Safe and spacious site for letting kids run around
- A popular setting for anglers and cyclists
- Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the Highlands all within 20-30 mins
Free-range kids? Flapping around a car-free environment in Cumbria’s heavenly Eden Valley close to the Lake District National Park?
You'd be in a pretty pickle to pick the Main attraction at peaceful, popular and family-run Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, but it might be parents gleefully clinking glasses in the child-friendly landscape while the kids run around… Anglers and bikers flock here too as the farm has its own single bank salmon and trout fishing hotspot 200 metres up the road (arrange on arrival) and it’s used by cyclists as a stopoff to rest weary bones on a C2C pedal.
This is the Cumbrian countryside, so scenic hikes come as additional standard: take one of the Mains Farm trails across their own land to feel proper exclusive. The Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish Highlands are all 20 to 30 minutes’ drive away.
But back to the kids… wind them up and let them roam: although Mains Farm is easy to get to from the M6, it’s well away from roads and is small enough to keep an eye on offspring; all cars have to be parked away from the pitching areas too. All this and a popular playground: expect not to see small people from dawn to dusk…
Campfires are allowed – hire a fire basket from amiable owners Robert and Julia – and an undercover eating area has a log burner and a barbecue. Guests also have use of two kitchen areas, a secure store for bicycles, a washing machine, decent wifi, and clean shower and toilet blocks converted from the farm’s former stables.
Supplies can be sorted from the Co-op in Lazonby village about a mile away; if you’re feeling too lazy/holidaylike to cook, two pubs serving food are within the same distance (ask Robert or Julia to book you a table in advance: like Mains Farm, the village pubs are pretty popular).
Open from 03/01/2021 to 09/30/2021
Open from 04/04/2022 to 08/29/2022
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Perfect on site facilities, perfect service and perfect stay.
Clean, excellent facilities amazing staff and the pods were brilliant.
good warm welcome from our hosts,shown where all the facilities …
Excellent family site
Very family friendly, safe, pretty and peaceful.
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
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
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
- Coach stations
— 6.9 miles
6.9 miles Bus Station — 14.0 miles
14.0 miles Bus Station — 21.2 miles
- Train stations
Lazonby & Kirkoswald Rail Station
— 0.9 miles
0.9 miles Langwathby Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Armathwaite Rail Station — 5.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing
— 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 14.5 miles
14.5 miles Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 17.8 miles
Newcastle International Airport
— 43.5 miles
From the M6, come off at Junction 41, take the A6 to Plumpton then turn off and follow the signs through Lazonby and over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.
From the A66, come off at the Skirsgill roundabout, as you are entering Penrith. Take the last exit, along the A686. Follow signs for Great Salkeld and Lazonby. In Lazonby turn right at the Midland Hotel and carry on over the bridge to Kirkoswald. Once in Kirkoswald go past the church, and keep hard right, signpost Glassonby. We are the first available right turn-off, after roughly a mile.
Heavenly Eden Valley walks are right on the doorstep from Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, from ambles to (the pubs at) Lazonby, to a hike along the River Eden to see Lacy's Caves... and then on to Little Salkeld and the Bronze Age stone circle of Long Meg and her Daughters.
Ramble to the north of Little Salkeld to see the Eden Lacy Viaduct over the River Eden, one of a couple of dozen viaducts on the 72-mile journey of the Carlisle to Settle Railway (jump on at Lazonby and Kirkoswald railway station to puff north west to Carlisle or south to Settle).
Going north for the day – actually, allow at least two – Hadrian’s Wall and Scottish Highlands are half an hour’s drive away.
- The Rheged Centre (8.3 miles)
- Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (9.9 miles)
- Carlisle Castle (14.4 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (7.9 miles)
- Allen Banks and Staward Gorge (20.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site cancelation policy
No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.
No refunds within 3 days, however the balance paid can be used against a future booking, subject to availability.
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 cancelations 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. Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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.
Payment methods accepted at the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site? Heavenly Eden Valley walks are right on the doorstep from Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site, from ambles to (the pubs at) Lazonby, to a hike along the River Eden to see … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Mains Farm Camping and Caravan Site?
RV, trailer and tent sites Arrive: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.