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Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site

7.4

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General

  • Secluded and peaceful base from which to explore the western lakes
  • Hot showers and hairdryers available on site
  • Dogs welcome and barbecues allowed

Off to the western lakes but want to wander lonely as a cloud instead of being there jam-packed in crowds? Have a look at Whinfell Farm Camp Site: it's secluded, medium sized and in a winning position for scouting around Cockermouth, Buttermere and the highlights of the western Lake District.

Such scenic surrounds require no complex facilities and entertainments, so amenities have been kept simple but with thoughtful extra touches including hot showers and hairdryers. The washing-up room has been kitted out with a freezer and laundry facilities to ensure it's easy to keep the tribe fed and cleaned up… and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the jaunt to the Lakes as long as they're kept on leads while on site.

Whinfell also allows barbecues (not campfires, firepits or anything of that ilk, please): just remember to keep them off the ground to prevent damage to the turf. If you want to eat out, it's a leisurely 10-minute trot to the 17th-century Wheatsheaf Inn for top-notch meals as well as a tempting range of local ales; best to book before you set out, as such a setup is unsurprisingly rather popular.

A decent night's sleep being a vital ingredient of a happy stay for many folk, the owners request that all guests pipe down after 10.30pm to ensure peaceful slumbers all round.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 311 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

  62% described as Peaceful ?

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Campsite awful, butt proximity to local pub not bad09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew C.Confirmed

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

    Campsite awful, butt proximity to local pub not bad

    Disliked: 

    Everything, whilst the weather played a part, the pitches and access to them were completely waterlogged..and I imagine it gets like that frequently..Toilets and Showers were horrible...

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Would be great if facilities are brought upto date09/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly people

    Disliked: 

    Very muddy and very dated facilities couldn't be kept clean due to how muddy place is

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Basic site.09/16/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The shower was hot

    Disliked: 

    Facilities were very basic and unfortunately the bad weather meant it was a mud field meaning vehicles were getting stuck. It requires some investment to improve standards.

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4
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Location facilities separate male & female cleaned regularly good facilities. …09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location facilities separate male & female cleaned regularly good facilities. Helpfulness of owner

    Disliked: 

    Mud unfortunately wet week sloping pitch had a mini stream running under awning

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Anonymous user

Didn’t stay there long enough09/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Didn’t stay there long enough

    Disliked: 

    Couldn’t stay as couldn’t get on to site due to wet grass with pitches up slopes. Offered a pitch between two run down, dark m, dank barns. Facilities were also in a pretty appalling state of repair.

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I would definite stay here again. such good value for money!09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely little campsite, basic facilities but had a nice hot shower after our hike. The surroundings are very pretty.

    Disliked: 

    it was quite muddy but I think that was just due to the immense amount of rain

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Anonymous user

Okay site, decent facilities but poor site management.09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities were good, basic but good. Easy to find with good signs on the main road, close to Cockermouth and Keswick.

    Disliked: 

    No reception so pitching up became a free for all. Some people who had paid for electric pitches when we there were forced to go without as people who hadn’t paid for them had pitched there first. The field became an absolute mud pit, multiple cars getting stuck just trying to enter/leave their pitches, really made the experience a lot less enjoyable when everything you own has mud on it!

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Going home09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Going home

    Disliked: 

    Like living like a refugee strong smell from septic tank and ground was a mud bath

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Anonymous user

Worst campsite we have ever been to!!09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing - awful campsite

    Disliked: 

    The grass pitches were badly maintained and just mud. Although signs no noise after 10:30 this was not monitored. No doors to facilities, not great for kids. Toilet facilities not maintained. No welcome. Nowhere to park without getting cars stuck and muddy.

    We left after one night due to the site being unstayable!!

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Anonymous user

Good site, quiet spot, well placed for the northern lakes09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good spot, small site with basic but reasonable facilities. Good price

    Disliked: 

    It was very wet so nobody wanted to park on the grass which led to a line of vehicles parked along the gravel track which made it a bit of a farce when you wanted to get out.

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Features

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Lorton, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England, CA13 0RQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6151°N 3.3173°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cockermouth: Monument Main Street Coach Stop — 6.2 kilometres
Keswick: Bus Station — 11.4 kilometres
Distington (Cumbria): Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
Train stations
Flimby Rail Station — 15.5 kilometres
Maryport Rail Station — 15.6 kilometres
Workington Rail Station — 15.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 10.7 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 10.8 kilometres
Low Brandelhow Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 11.2 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 113.5 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

Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available for hire.

On land, the western lakes area is as full of things to do as its more central counterparts, with activities such as golfing, cycling, shoreline horse rides and hiking around the Roman heritage, valleys and peaks of Eskdale, Wasdale and the coastal village of Ravenglass.

Also take time for an afternoon or day among the mountain bike trails and forest walks of Whinlatter, named by the Forestry Commission as England's only true mountain forest. It's one of the Super 6 mountain bike trails and has the longest purpose-built MTB track in the whole Lake District; find out more in the Whinlatter Forestry Centre.

Keswick's Honister Slate Mine is the last working slate mine in England and is open to visitors who come for one of the several tours and to climb to the top of the mountain using the original miners' path.

And if it's sea you want to see, the Cumbrian coastline at Allonby is about 12 miles away.

Must see

  • Whinlatter Forest & Visitor Centre (7.5 kilometres)
  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (8.9 kilometres)
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (11.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (6.3 kilometres)
  • Buttermere and Ennerdale (16.6 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:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

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. Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site 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.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site? Buttermere and Loweswater are the nearest lakes to Whinfell Farm Camp Site, each with accompanying villages and circular lakeside walks. Loweswater is managed by the National Trust and has rowing boats available … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whinfell Hall Farm Camp Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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