6 Best Campsites in The Lake District

Want to know the best campsites in The Lake District? Packed with picturesque drives, adventure activities and hidden hideaways to enjoy, The Lake District is an epic place to road trip. If you are looking for Lake District campsites for campervans or motorhomes, you will have plenty of incredible park-ups to choose from. There are also plenty of dog-friendly campsites for you to bring your furry companions too. When you hire a campervan or a motorhome you will be met with a long list of routes, stops and scenery to admire. Head out on the water to take part in many different watersports, hike around the breathtaking lakes or simply relax amongst some of the UK’s most remarkable nature. You won’t be short of incredible places to stop at, but we’ve put together some of our favourites. 

Here are the best campsites in The Lake District

Best Lake district campsites for campervans

Moss Side Farm Campsite

Located on the beautiful southern fells of the Lake District, you will find this campsite nestled in the scenic Woodland Valley. Showcasing the true joys of van life, the views here are remarkable. A family-run campsite, you will be sharing the grounds with a selection of farm animals! The village of Coniston is close by if you are looking to soak up the charm of a small Cumbrian village. Those who prefer to explore flatter ground will appreciate the low-level footpaths that are accessible straight from the site. But if you are looking for a more challenging adventure, Coniston Old Man, Blackcombe and Scar Fell are also within close distance of the site too. The perfect place to stay for every kind of adventure. 

Lake district road trip

Lake district road trip

Eskdale Campsite

A charming campsite sent amongst 8 acres of meadow grassland, this campsite sits at the foot of England’s steepest road, the Hardknott Pass. Boasting a jaw-dropping gradient, the climb is worth it for the spectacular views that await. The campsite itself boasts beautiful walks with footbridges over steams for you to enjoy. Carry on a little further and you can enjoy some natural rock pools, or venture to Stanley Ghyll Force, a 60-foot high waterfall. If you are looking for more of a challenge, head up to Harter Fell to enjoy panoramic views of Scafell Pike… or maybe even give it a go! The pitches on the campsite offer electric, clean facilities and an on-site shop. There are also pubs within walking distance, so you can leave your campervan and explore the area on foot!

Best campsites for motorhomes in the Lake District

Keswick Camping and Caravanning Club Site 

Located on the shore of Derwentwater, a 3-mile-long lake with outstanding surroundings to admire, this campsite is ideal for every kind of camper. Those who enjoy outdoor activities will have plenty to do. Chose from walking, rambling, cycling or swimming – all accessible from the campsite itself. Just a couple of minutes from Keswick, a popular market town, there is plenty to get involved in off the water too. Stop at Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Bowder Stone, Honister Slate Mine and the Derwent Pencil Museum. Because the campsite itself boasts beautiful views of the water, you might just want to sit back and soak up the perks of hiring a campervan

Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park 

Set in an elevated position, the panoramic views from this campsite are truly spectacular. Set in the heart of the Lake District, the site is used as a base for the popular Fells Mountain Range. Chose from a selection of summits that cater to all levels of walking and explore the endless trails that are on offer. Or, if you prefer to park and leave your campervan, there is even a bus close by that will take you where you need to go! It’s worth bearing in mind that this campsite is for families and couples only. If you are travelling in a big group you might want to choose another site. 

Hiking in the lake district

Hiking in the lake district

Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate

It’s easy to see why this campsite is an award-winning one! Located amongst 25 acres of unspoilt countryside, that lies in the heart of The Lake District, it’s a prime location to stay in when you hire a campervan or motorhome. Located on the edge of Windermere, one of the most popular lakes in the district, it’s an excellent place to explore. Showcasing the true beauty of the lake, it’s the perfect spot to pause and relax amongst nature’s beauty. Or, for the more adventurous types, there is plenty of hiking and watersports to get involved in! Choose from paddleboarding, kayaking and cold-water swimming all on your doorstep. But save some of your energy to explore the grounds around the campsite too. 

The Quiet Side 

Located on popular lake Ullswater, The Quiet Site is exactly what it sounds like… a peaceful 5-star escape. If you are choosing to hire a luxury motorhome this one is for you! Set on a vantage point it boasts spectacular views of the lake. With a pub on-site and an indoor games room, you might not even want to leave the campsite. But luckily, everything is on your doorstep so you don’t have to. Surrounded by fells and water you are in an ideal location to really appreciate the true beauty of The Lake District. The perfect way to unwind at the end of your trip. 

Best campsites in the lake district

Best campsites in the lake district

Ready to head off on your Lake District road trip?

Don’t delay! Camptoo offers a unique range of motorhomes and campervans so you can design your perfect trip. It couldn’t be easier to begin your adventure. When you hire a campervan you can book online with safe and secure payments. It couldn’t be simpler to start your Lake District road trip. 

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