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- Quiet site on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park
- Right on the Cumbria Way at the edge of a forest and Caldbeck village
- Carlisle, Penrith and Keswick all within 35 minutes’ drive
On the edge of the northern fells in the Lake District National Park, skirting a handily placed village and sitting on the Cumbria Way, it’s fair to say Caldbeck Camping is in a cracking location. In fact, this site makes a rather ace base for explores whether you’re planning on surveying the sights from a car or tackling hilly terrain on two feet.
But back to the local area first: the park’s on the edges of Caldbeck, a settlement with a small shop and a post office as well as a pub and two cafés, and is also five minutes’ drive to Hesket Newmarket’s Cumbrian ale brewery. After a bit of harder liquor? If you don’t mind travelling for 35 minutes in the car you can soon be at the Lakes Distillery for tours and tastings.
Manage to keep the booze to a minimum and walks can be had on the Cumbria Way straight from site, eventually leading to the famed Lake District towns of Coniston (an hour and 15-minute drive or a rather long wander...) and Keswick (35 minutes’ drive).
Of course, you can pick and choose the parts of the path you want to ply, scaling the peaks of the Langdale and Borrowdale valleys for views over the lush landscape. Guests who’d rather roam closer to home, meanwhile, can set off into the forest straight from the site to have a leafy lope about, pick a streamside spot for some fishing or stick about by their pitch to set up for a relaxed evening by the barbecue or campfire.
As this is a small site, facilities are kept to a minimum but guests have access to toilets, a shower, a washbasin and recycling area.
Open from 07/04/2020 to 09/01/2020
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Had a lovely few days, came away from campsite feeling very relaxed.
Excellent peaceful place with great surroundings. Very friendly and helpful …
The location by the river, the shower cubicle (clean, space …
Staff were great and the facilities were clean and tidy.
Location,wildlife and scenery.
Great no frills camping in lovely setting and charming village
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Touring and motorhomes
Small (11-25 sites)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Wigton: King Street Bus Stop
— 11.1 kilometres
11.1 kilometres Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 14.2 kilometres
14.2 kilometres Keswick: Bus Station — 17.6 kilometres
- Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station
— 11.4 kilometres
11.4 kilometres Wigton Rail Station — 11.6 kilometres
11.6 kilometres Carlisle Rail Station — 17.3 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing
— 18.2 kilometres
18.2 kilometres Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 18.5 kilometres
18.5 kilometres Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 20.1 kilometres
Newcastle International Airport
— 91.6 kilometres
When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the same distance for standup paddleboarding, windsurfing and canoeing, and Pooley Bridge is the place for sailing past peaks on the famed Ullswater steamers (35 minutes’ drive).
The countryside is of course cracking round here, but history can also be had at spots like Carlisle Castle and Mirehouse House and Gardens about 30 minutes away. And if you’re toying with the idea of eloping, Gretna Green takes about 40 minutes to reach.
In this land of plenty, guests are also close to the coast – Solway’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is about 40 minutes by car for views over the sea, with the beaches being a tad further if you want to get your toes stuck into some sand.
- Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (14.9 kilometres)
- Castlerigg Stone Circle (16.7 kilometres)
- Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (17.5 kilometres)
- Wordsworth House and Garden (22.7 kilometres)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (30.9 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Caldbeck Camping 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Caldbeck Camping 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.
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 Caldbeck Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Caldbeck Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Caldbeck Camping? When in Cumbria you’ll surely be wanting some time near the lakes, so factor in a trip to Bassenthwaite (about a 35-minute drive from the site) for watery walks. Derwentwater’s about the … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Caldbeck Camping?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – Anytime Depart by: noon