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Dalegarth Campsite

9.2

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General

  • Pop-up site next to the River Esk in the Upper Eskdale valley
  • Access to hill walking and wild swimming spots in the Lake District
  • Five minutes’ drive to West Lakes Adventure for organised activities

Park up at a hill farm home to purebred Herdwick sheep, set right alongside the clear-water pools of the River Esk, during a stay at Dalegarth Campsite in Cumbria.

This spacious park has lots of room for spreading out to soak up the Upper Eskdale valley views and a food tent serving up bacon butties and hot tea until late morning. During the rest of the day, handmade stone-baked pizzas and hand-fried fish ‘n’ chips are available to order.

This sort of sustenance is definitely needed after days strolling in the surrounds – Eskdale has some of the Lake District’s most spectacular scenery, so walking boots are very much required when meandering around the mighty waterfalls and hills.

The site’s owners also reckon some of the national park’s best wild swimming spots are close by, including the well-known Trough Bridge a few minutes’ walk away.

Jumping in the water from here not high-octane enough for the thrill-seeking types you’re travelling with? Take adrenaline-seekers to West Lakes Adventure up the valley (five minutes) for activities like kayaking, canyoning and climbing.

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9.2

Overall rating based on 160 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Lovely site nice staff very calm clean facilities09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff very nice surroundings

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Very good for a pop-up site, loos, showers OK.09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful surroundings, staff very helpful and friendly .

    Disliked: 

    Access. Narrow rutted track, very boggy after the heavy rain.

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Excellent new site which I believe will only improve09/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomtommy k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Couple that run the site were so friendly and helpful. Fantastic position in a less busy and much less commercialised part of the lakes, right next to the river where you are able to swim and a short drive from Wasdale lake where you can swim and take kayaks, dinghys etc...
    Short walk into Boot where there is an amazing pub for food and drink, the Boot Inn.
    Being in the middle of nowhere with no city lights meant the sky on a clear night looks fantastic.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloos aren’t my ideal thing but they work and we’re always clean, and only 2 showers could be a problem at busy times but owner Kate says she is hoping to have a purpose built shower and toilet block built for next season, I hope so as we will definitely be returning.
    Field was difficult to get on and off due to the bad weather but owners say they will rectify this for next season.

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Yes09/03/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Yes

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Anonymous user

Friendly and helpful owners. Location. The whistle of the steam …09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly and helpful owners. Location. The whistle of the steam train. Hot shower with see through ceiling. The simple and unfussy nature of everything. The excitement of negotiating the slippy grass due to heavy rain. Btw .... Pitches were none dry, and unfortunately owners will be resolving soon so you may miss out on this fun if you don't make it there before too long.

    Disliked: 

    Not a lot

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Lovely campsite with very nice owners. The site was totally …09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobyn L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite with very nice owners. The site was totally waterlogged due to the weather but they managed to keep everyone moving with round the clock towing. Facilities basic but thats the way we like it.

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Too much mud (aka Glasto), but it was a pop-up and we still had fun.08/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJason S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location - the view, the river.
    The kitchen - food tasty and good value.
    Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloos.
    Mud - lack of surfacing and paths.

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Anonymous user

Beautiful location and very welcoming and helpful owner08/29/2020

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location and very welcoming and helpful owner

    Disliked: 

    Track to access the campsite was very muddy and uneven

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Great views, hot showers, clean portaloos08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSylwia G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Waking up to amazing views - that's what it's all about. There is a river just by the bottom field - don't jump in unless you really know what you are doing.
    Surprisingly clean portaloos, hot showers. Owners are renting fire pits (drums) and wood for £10 a bag. There is an option of getting hot food but we didn't use that. No other facilities, but we didn't expect anything else. Considering that it's a a new, family run site, they are well enough organised. I'll be interested in checking them out after a couple of seasons.

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Would be great to get some sinks. Excellent value overall08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHAZEL B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place, lovely people

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a storm... always makes camping interesting...

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Dalegarth Hall Cottage, Boot, Cumbria, England, CA19 1TF
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3914°N 3.2817°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Grasmere Coach Stop — 18.5 kilometres
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 21.1 kilometres
Thirlmere Coach Stop — 23.8 kilometres
Train stations
Ravenglass Rail Station — 9.2 kilometres
Drigg Rail Station — 10.6 kilometres
Seascale Rail Station — 13.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Torver (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 14.3 kilometres
Coniston Ferry Landing — 14.3 kilometres
Waterhead Hotel (Coniston) Ferry Landing — 14.6 kilometres
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 120.6 kilometres

Directions


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:

- West Lakes Adventure: five minutes’ drive

- Hardknott Roman Fort: 10 minutes

- Hardknott Pass (one of the two steepest climbs in England): 15 minutes

- Muncaster Castle: 20 minutes

- Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway: 20 minutes

- Wast Water lake: 25 minutes

- Scafell Pike (for walks): 35 minutes

- Whitehaven Marina: 45 minutes.

Must see

  • Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (9.1 kilometres)
  • Beatrix Potter Gallery (18.3 kilometres)
  • Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum (18.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wasdale, Eskdale and Duddon (5.7 kilometres)
  • Gondola' (14.2 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 touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

If you are running late, please inform the site in good time as there is little signal once you get into the Eskdale Valley.

If you want to stay a bit longer on departure day, you are welcome to pack up and move your car up to the top parking field.

Dalegarth Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Dalegarth Campsite 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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Dalegarth Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Dalegarth Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Dalegarth Campsite? Local attractions and activities include: - West Lakes Adventure: five minutes’ drive - Hardknott Roman Fort: 10 minutes - Hardknott Pass (one of the two steepest climbs in England): 15 minutes - … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dalegarth Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    If you are running late, please inform the site in good time as there is little signal once you get into the Eskdale Valley.

    If you want to stay a bit longer on departure day, you are welcome to pack up and move your car up to the top parking field.

    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the top parking field instead.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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