Top 10 Campgrounds Near Helvellyn, England

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Rachelle Anne
Rachelle Anne 
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Nestled in Lake District - a popular mountainous region in the United Kingdom - is the third-highest peak in England named Helvellyn. Estimated to be around 450 million years old, the mountain has been visited by a handful of historical figures throughout the years. Some of these famous visitors include romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Not only this, but Helvellyn is also home to rare species of flora and fauna like Mountain Ringlet butterflies, Downy Willows, and Peregrine Falcons. Notorious for its fickle weather, Helvellyn is seen as an attractive challenge to tourists and climbers all over the world. Looking for some campgrounds in the area? Choose from this list of the top campgrounds near Helvellyn, UK.

Tent-only campgrounds

1. Crake Trees Manor Camping

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Only three tents this morning. They have been tucked all round the edge of the Trees Meadow but I’ve been so busy , I...

Posted by Crake Trees Manor on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Crakes Trees Manor is a homey family-owned plot of land in Yorkshire Dales National Park, offering bed and breakfast, glamping pods, rentable cottages, and almost wild camping. Campers can order food by text, make use of the fire pit hire service, bring their own barbecue, cook up a meal at the community kitchen, and use the shower and toilet blocks that are shared with glampers. Visitors can pitch anywhere on the wildflower meadow around the farm, and they can pitch a tent with two people or as a family with two kids. Extra adults are charged per night, while dogs are welcome for an extra fee per night.

Crake Trees Manor Camping

Address: Crosby Ravensworth, Penrith CA10 3JG, United Kingdom

Website: Crakes Trees Manor Camping

2. New Ing Lodge

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We have had a sunny start to the day from New Ings Camping field. #sunny #camping @independenthostels @groupaccommodation #edenvalley #cumbria #sunnysideup

Posted by New Ing Lodge on Friday, May 27, 2016

Tucked away between Yorkshire Dale and Lake District, New Ing Lodge not only serves breakfast in the 18th-century farmhouse but also has a campsite that can accommodate 24 campers per night in the back garden. Campers can make use of the shower and toilet room in one of the outbuildings and can enjoy activities like jogging, cycling, swimming, paddle boating, and more. The lodge is located near cafes, pubs, and even a Michelin-star restaurant, so guests don’t have to worry much about bringing their own food. Whether you visit in summer or in winter, you’ll find the pet-friendly lodge to be comfy.

New Ing Lodge

Address: Main St, Shap, Penrith CA10 3LX, United Kingdom

Website: New Ing Lodge

3. YHA Buttermere Camping

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Posted by YHA England and Wales on Saturday, July 25, 2020

Nestled in the lovely village of Buttermere between Crummock Water Lake and Buttermere Lake is a lovely woodland landscape that’s perfect for solo travelers or small groups. YHA Buttermere features camping on four wooden platforms ideal for backpacking tents. During their stay, campers are welcome to rock climb on the Grey Crag, tour Wordsworth House, and enjoy watersports in Lake District near the hostel and campsite. All campers have full access to the site’s laundry facilities, self-catering kitchen, bar, and restaurant in the hostel.

YHA Buttermere Camping

Address: Buttermere, Cockermouth CA13 9XA, United Kingdom

Website: YHA Buttermere Camping

RV campgrounds & RV sites

4. Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

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The perfect staycation location… I hope everyone enjoyed the glorious sunshine this week and got the chance to relax and...

Posted by Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite is a traditional family-owned piece of land situated on a working farm in the valley of St Johns-in-the-Vale. Not only is the farm environmentally friendly, but it also has a farm building, holiday cottages, and a vast space meant for caravans and tents. Ideal for those who want to explore the surrounding mountains and peaks, the farm offers grass electric pitches for different sized tents and campervans, and it has campsites overlooking specific mountain peaks. The farm has free wifi, allows contained campfires, offers a fire pit, and wood, as well as facilities like heated block showers and USB charging lockers. There’s a no-noise policy after 9 pm.

Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

Address: St Johns-in-the-Vale, Keswick CA12 4RR, United Kingdom

Website: Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

5. Hall More Holiday Park

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Situated on 10 acres (4.04 hectares) of woodland and meadow, the dog-friendly Hall More Holiday Park is a short stroll away from its sister park, Fell End. While guests are welcome to use the modern facilities of Fell End, they can also fish, cycle, and explore the land of Hall More Park. Additionally, the park has a tent campsite with electric hook-up points as well as caravan parks ideal for touring RVs. On top of that, both campers and tourers can make use of the on-site shower blocks, the launderette, and the caravan and tourer storage.

Hall More Holiday Park

Address: Hale, Milnthorpe LA7 7BP, United Kingdom

Website: Hall More Holiday Park

6. Sykeside Camping Park

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Posted by Sykeside Camping Park and Brotherswater Inn on Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Sykeside Camping Park is a family-friendly and dog-friendly site near Brotherswater Inn, which provides campers with shower and toilet blocks with shaving sockets, laundry facilities, a dishwashing area, 21 electric hookups for RVs, and a well-stocked shop that sells camping equipment, maps, and guides. Since the park is located at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, campers and tourers have easy access to Ullswater, Patterdale, Windermere, and more. Although the park is open all year, it’s especially beautiful during the winter holidays. Visitors can enjoy meals at Brotherswater Inn or roast some food at their own fire pit.

Sykeside Camping Park

Address: Brotherswater, Hartsop, Penrith CA11 0NZ, United Kingdom

Website: Sykeside Camping Park

7. Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Park

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***NOW BOOKED*** Looking for a touring pitch next week? We have a 5 metre and a 6 metre pitch available. 31st August for 4 nights - £176.00 Book here!

Posted by Hill of Oaks & Blakeholme Lodge Park on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Right on the shores of Lake Windermere, Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Park is home to glamping pods, safari tents, holiday homes, and touring pitches. Perfect for a holiday getaway, the park’s season runs from April to January and it has plenty of activities like canoeing, hiking, and a ferry service to Lakeside. The caravan area has toilet and shower blocks, a laundry area, a recycling point, and a farm shop and bistro. All of the pitches are hard standing and come with television hookups, while some have a water hook-up with gray waste drainage.

Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Park

Address: A592 Windermere, Lake Road, Ulverston LA12 8NR, United Kingdom

Website: Hill of Oaks Caravan & Lodge Park

8. Birchbank Cottage and Camping Site

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This Lakeland farm is nestled between the Duddon Estuary and Coniston Water. Ideal for cyclists, walkers, and bird waters, Birchbank Cottage and Camping Site has a small grassy site just for tents and RVs. With eight electric hookups, a hard-standing area, showers, washbasins, and a flat open fell near the site, campers can bring their dogs along with them as long as they are well behaved. Additionally, barbecue and fire pits are allowed but must be put out by 10 pm.

Birchbank Cottage and Camping Site

Address: Birch Bank, Subberthwaite, Ulverston LA12 8EW, United Kingdom

Website: Birchbank Cottage and Camping Site

9. Dalebottom Farm Campsite

Dalebottom Farm
Source: Photo by Flickr user claire rowland used under CC BY 2.0

Located in the heart of Naddle Valley, this pet-friendly farm has both electric and non-electric pitches for camping and touring. Campers and Tourers have access to toilet and shower blocks with hot water, eclectic sockets, and hand dryers. You can barbecue or start a fire pit. While the farm has an amazing view of the surrounding fells and mountains, visitors are encouraged to explore the area and can even cycle, sail, climb, swim, or golf near the farm. However, Dale Bottom Farm Campsite is only open from the 1st of March to the 1st of November.

Dalebottom Farm Campsite

Address: Dalebottom Farm, Naddle, Keswick CA12 4TF, United Kingdom

Website: Dalebottom Farm Campsite

10. Pier Cottage Caravan Park

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Posted by Pier Cottage Caravan Park on Monday, April 12, 2021

Only a walk away from several pubs and cafes near Coniston Water, Pier Cottage provides guests with a unique stay with an outstanding view. The cottage comes with a dog-friendly caravan park open from 1 pm to 11 am and it has metered electricity that campers can pay at the end of their stay. Ideal for family getaways and hikers, guests can boat through the lake, bike around the area, head to a pub, or simply enjoy the view during their stay.

Pier Cottage Caravan Park

Address: Pier Cottage, Coniston LA21 8AJ, United Kingdom

Website: Pier Cottage Caravan Park

Experience the wonders of the mighty Helvellyn

Looking for an unforgettable experience for the holidays? Take a hike to the peak of Helvellyn and end the trip with a relaxing camp nearby. Use our list above to find the perfect campsite for your getaway to this spectacular destination.

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