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9.5

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General

  • 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.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 60 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

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Excellent.07/30/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Fabulous location . Clean facilities. Quiet and serene over night. Friendly owners

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Had a lovely few days, came away from campsite feeling very relaxed.07/28/2020

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Great for price07/27/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Clean, quiet

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Excellent peaceful place with great surroundings. Very friendly and helpful …07/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn a.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent peaceful place with great surroundings. Very friendly and helpful staff. it was a great camping break away. Already booked again, cant wait to go back.

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The location by the river, the shower cubicle (clean, space …07/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusie D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The location by the river, the shower cubicle (clean, space to get changed, warm), level pitches, the fact that it was right on the Cumbria Way.

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Staff were great and the facilities were clean and tidy.07/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshley E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Wonderful Location and great fire pits

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Regularly cleaned, nice basic shower/ washing facility07/24/2020

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    Good value, friendly neighbours

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Location,wildlife and scenery.07/24/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Location,wildlife and scenery.

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Fantastic location, amazing value for money.07/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard L.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent location right on the edge of the excellent little village. Easy walk to the pub! On the Cumbria Way. Small and friendly campsite. Clean facilities. Extremely good value for money.

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    Nothing

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Great no frills camping in lovely setting and charming village07/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Beautiful setting, very peaceful and friendly

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    Not really a dislike, but the loos and shower are basic, but spotlessly clean and perfect for what I needed

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Watersports

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Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on park

Bath available

Composting toilet

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Free wifi

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Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

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Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Touring and motorhomes

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Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Friar Row, Caldbeck, Wigton, Cumbria, England, CA7 8DS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7497°N 3.0480°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wigton: King Street Bus Stop — 11.1 kilometres
Troutbeck (Cumbria): Hotel Bus Stop — 14.2 kilometres
Keswick: Bus Station — 17.6 kilometres
Train stations
Dalston (Cumbria) Rail Station — 11.4 kilometres
Wigton Rail Station — 11.6 kilometres
Carlisle Rail Station — 17.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Keswick Ferry Landing — 18.2 kilometres
Nichol End (Derwentwater) Ferry Landing — 18.5 kilometres
Hawes End Derwentwater Ferry Landing — 20.1 kilometres
Airports
Newcastle International Airport — 91.6 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

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.

Must see

  • Mirehouse Historic House and Gardens (14.9 kilometres)
  • Castlerigg Stone Circle (16.7 kilometres)
  • Cars of the Stars Motor Museum (17.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Wordsworth House and Garden (22.7 kilometres)
  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (30.9 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:  noon –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

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.

Payment

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.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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
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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.

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

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