Did You Know About These Lake District’s Stunning Campsites?

Whether you’re a fan of the outdoors, or someone looking for a peaceful weekend away, National Trust has the perfect spot in the Lake District. As well as grassy meadows and pretty woodland pitches by the lakeshore or babbling beck, they offer weather-proof camping spots too so nothing can stop you enjoying the beauty of autumn in the countryside. With their sites placed perfectly for walking, cycling, climbing and other outdoor activities – plus some gardens still open at this time – your everyday worries will disappear and there’s plenty to help you make magical memories with friends and family.


Low Wray Campsite

Whether you’re a fan of traditional camping or are looking for something a bit different and unique, this National Trust‘s camping site is the perfect destination. Enjoy lakeside, woodland and meadow views from your traditional pitch or take part in a new experience with one of their camping pods, safari tents, campervan spaces or even suspended tree tents. Facilities on site include a shop, toilet and shower blocks, laundry area, washing up areas and seasonal bike and boat hire from Active Base which all make it super easy to get out and explore the English countryside. From the lake shore to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top garden and Allan Bank at Grasmere; this stunning site is the ideal escape to create memories that will last a lifetime.


Great Langdale Campsite

Nestled in the stunning valleys of the Lake District, Great Langdale Campsite is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a break. With panoramic views of the towering Langdale Pikes, this award-winning site offers campers a wide selection of grassy pitches suitable for families and friends, as well as several wooden camping pods to choose from – perfect for a winter stay close to nature. Visitors can also take advantage of two newly upgraded toilet and shower blocks, washing-up areas, laundry and drying room, and even an electric car charging point. There’s something here for everyone – whether you’re eager to explore on foot with National trust‘s orienteering course or cycle around the trails by bike. For outdoorsmen and women alike, a holiday at Great Langdale Campsite promises amazing experiences complete with awe-inspiring scenic views!


Wasdale Campsite

Wasdale Campsite is a superbly located campsite in the English Lake District, boasting not just ample tent space, but also eight heated camping pods, three tipis and 11 campervan pitches with hard standings. To make sure you have everything you need during your stay, there’s an on-site shop and other useful facilities such as a toilet and shower block, washing-up areas, a laundry room and charge points for electric bikes. It’s even optimal for those hikers out there too: placed conveniently between Wastwater and Wasdale Head, Wasdale provides easy access to England’s highest fells including the notorious Scafell Pike. But aside from its impressive location and great amenities, one of the things that campers love most about this serene spot is its tranquillity. Thus, upholding the peaceful atmosphere at Wasdale, a maximum of four adults are allowed in any party.


Eskdale Campsite

At the base of England’s steepest road, the Hardknott Pass, you’ll find this charming and incredibly pretty campsite spread across 8 acres of meadow grassland in the Eskdale Valley. However, the National Trust recommends taking an easier route to start your holiday, avoiding the switchbacks and the jaw-dropping gradiant. Ignore your GPS if you’re headed to Eskdale.

Set up your tent on the main tree-lined field, near the tumbling beck and play area, or in one of the two other flat meadow spaces. The small footbridge over the beck allows access to the car-free meadow. All of the campsites are suitable for both tents and RVs, and some even include electricity hookups. Or, if you’d rather skip the tent, there are pods available, and they’re located in a small wooded area with a playground nearby. No matter where you set up camp, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the campsite store and the modern facility block, which features amenities including showers, toilets, washing stations, drying and laundry spaces, and a separate information centre.

Hikers can cross the river on stepping stones near St. Catherine’s Church, swim in the refreshing rock pools, or continue upstream to Stanley Ghyll Force, a 60-foot waterfall set in a canyon. Harter Fell is a great place to get some exercise while still enjoying stunning views of Scafell Pike and the southern fells if you’re an adrenaline junkie. Boot, a small settlement close to camp with three excellent watering holes, is easily accessible by foot. You may relax and enjoy the scenery on a steam train ride to the seaside on the world-famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway if you’ve had enough walking.

Eskdale Green, Gosforth, and Egremont all have their own selection of shops. There are many bridleways, trails, and fell pathways to try out on foot or bike, so you can leave the car at home for a few days. After you’ve exhausted your walking and biking options in the western Lakes, a day trip to Hardknott Roman Fort and Muncaster Castle is in order. After you’ve seen everything the Lake has to offer, relax on the sands of Seascale and Drigg, Silecroft, or St. Bees (and building sandcastles).


What’s New at National Trust’s Lake District Campsites?

National Trust are dedicated to providing visitors with the best experience possible and have recently added plus pods to Eskdale and Wasdale, offering a luxurious camping getaway. And to make Low Wray even more inviting, National Trust have included electricity as standard in all their camping pods and have also added campervan pitches fitted with electricity. What’s more, the Active Base at Low Wray has reopened its doors and launched bike, SUP and kayak hire services. Their efforts offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while still keeping comfortable as you commune with nature like never before!


About National Trust

The National Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom dedicated to the preservation of the country’s architectural and natural heritage. It was established in 1895 as a nonprofit organisation supported by dues-paying members, charitable gifts, and bequests.

Country manors, gardens, parks, and coastal and rural areas are just few of the many types of property that are owned and managed by the National Trust. Many of these locations also provide opportunities for learning and pleasure to the general public. The group’s mission extends to promoting eco-friendly lifestyles and safeguarding the natural world.

The National Trust has a wide variety of sister organisations all around the world that carry on its mission outside of the United Kingdom. It is devoted to the communities it serves by protecting their natural and cultural resources and making them available and welcoming to everybody.

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