Campsites with swimming in Ingleborough National Nature Reserve

Pitch below the Yorkshire Dales’ biggest peaks to see rewilding in action and go waterfall watching.

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12 top campsites in Ingleborough National Nature Reserve with swimming

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Breaks Fold Farm Glamping & Camping

14 units · Glamping, Tents2 acres · Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, North East England
Camping in Nidderdale with excellent facilities, dogs and campfires welcome, and views over Thruscross Reservoir.
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Kestrel Lodge Camping

10 units · Tents4 acres · Keswick, Cumbria, North West England
A family-friendly Lake District campsite, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells
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Peaks and Pods

5 units · Glamping1 acre · North Yorkshire, North East England
Luxury pods with extra special touches, sandwiched between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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£130
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White House Farm Campsite, Wardlow

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Wardlow, England
What a little Derbyshire gem: back to basics Whitehouse Farm Campsite is a simple site in a most scenic setting five minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Tideswell. The site’s central location in the Peak District National Park means it’s a top spot for those who want to ramble or ride bikes – several circular trails leave from Tideswell and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is a five-minute drive away. And there’s plenty more activity if you require it too, as activity centres nearby can sort you out days of horse riding, abseiling, climbing and caving. All this activity isn’t mandatory, of course – this is an equally fine location for days pottering off to local pubs, pigging out on pudding in Bakewell or taking a leisurely stroll around the Chatsworth Estate, 20 minutes away. And if even that’s too much, you’d be welcome to spend some time loafing about on site: there’s heaps of space here, and as facilities have been kept quite minimal (just showers and toilets) there should be a good serving of peace and quiet to go with it all. Guests are welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire for cookouts and keeping warm; Tideswell’s the place for supermarket supplies, and it’s also handily got a fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs for days when your firelighting skills aren't up to much.
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Northcote Pods - Yorkshire Dales

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Grassington, North Yorkshire, North East England
We are ideally located in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park, with our stunning Northcote Pods situated near Kilnsey Crag. Here, you’ll find spectacular views across Upper Wharfedale. Couples and families alike love to escape to our spacious, comfortable pods; there’s no better place for a holiday getaway. Parking outside the pod leads to a paved patio area with a private wood fired hot tub (Pheasant Pod ONLY), seating, BBQ. Inside offers double bed and sofa bed to accommodate up to 2 children and a hanging rail for clothes. Smart TV with a Netflix account connected, wifi and bluetooth ceiling speakers. Shower room with sink, toilet, shavers socket and heated towel rail. Fully fitted kitchen with sink, fridge, microwave, 2 ring induction hob, toaster and kettle. Dining table and chairs. Electric heating, USB sockets.
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Woodman's Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the picturesque South Lakes
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£110
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Howbeck Lodge

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Hesket Newmarket, England
A dog-friendly farm campsite on the northern edge of the Lake District
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Harebeck Holidays

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Wasdale, England
Nestled between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea coast this site is situated on a working dairy and sheep farm. Farm tours can be arranged on arrival. A play hut with outdoor games, drying room with communal fridge and freezer (some units have their own small fridge). Natural hedges surround the site. Four fruit trees near the shower block Half a mile to Gosforth village with Shop, Bakery, Cafe, 4 Pubs providing food and an Italian restaurant. Gosforth and Seascale villages have play parks. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Wasdale, Scafell Pike and Sandy Beaches with Cafes selling local ice cream are nearby with most Lake District attractions within an hours drive and Edinburgh a three hour drive away. There are 5 campervan/motorhome pitches, a pod, a modern take on a shepherds hut with underfloor heating, a heated pod and two gypsy caravans with electricity to book. All pitches are on gravel positioned to enjoy views over farmland to Scafell Pike and other fells, they are surrounded by grassy areas with seating and a picnic table. A wooden play hut has outdoor games and toys inside. Awnings can be added on the 3 larger pitches. Tents can be pitched next to units for an extra £10 per night. Barbeques are allowed on gravel with our Gypsy Caravans having a campfire area. There is a communal fridge and freezer, outdoor drying space. Farm tours can be arranged. Wildlife and farm animals can be seen in the surrounding fields. Fresh vegetables and barbeque packs can be ordered with 24 to 48 hours notice. Grocery deliveries accepted from supermarkets. There is also a holiday cottage on the farm sleeping 6 over two rooms. Situated midway between the Western Lake District Fells and the Irish Sea Coast makes this site ideal for lower or higher level walks. Sandy beaches at Seascale and St Bees have cafes selling locally made ice cream alongside play areas to keep children happy. Scafell England's highest mountain is close by as are a number of Wainwrights. Nearby is Muncaster Castle and Gardens with its Hawk and Owl Centre, also Ravenglass (a Roman port with remains of a bath house),  you can ride up the Eskdale Valley on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Laal Ratty). Perhaps take a stroll to Stanley Ghyll waterfall. They have a cafe at both terminuses with a museum in Ravenglass where nearby you can sample Ravenglass Ice Cream. Wasdale and Ennerdale are close by both valleys having cafes and pubs.
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The Damson Shepherd's Hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
A shepherd's hut for two in the lesser-known Lyth Valley, four miles from Lake Windermere
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Hazel Mount Fellside

5 units · Tents5 acres · Eskdale, Cumbria, North West England
Nearly wild camping on the western edge of the Lake District overlooking the Duddon Estuary
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Back O' Th' Hill Farm

4 units · Glamping3 acres · Skipton, England
Situated in an iconic location just up the hill from The Priory at Bolton Abbey, one of Yorkshires finest locations, at the bottom of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and part of the Devonshire Estate. The views are stunning from several parts of the old Farm, looking across the Valley of Desolation and up to Simons' Seat, this is. small hidden gem Farm, with a small orchard (one bell tent within it), our own bee hives making our own honey, and we even have an indoor beach tennis court.
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Farsyde Farm

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Whitby, North Yorkshire, North East England
A small farm campsite with sea views, close to Robin Hood’s Bay
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Campsites with swimming in Ingleborough National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

Ingleborough is the second-highest summit in Yorkshire Dales National Park, popularly climbed as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, along with nearby Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent. Yet Ingleborough is also an NNR extending north and east of the peak—this area drives an impressive rewilding project seeking to restore the beautiful limestone grasslands and peat bog-spattered moor. The best NNR access point is Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the east side, sporting a campsite and pub. South of the NNR, the moorland rises to Ingleborough summit, best approached from Ingleton. Campers come mainly for hiking, but also to go caving and check out Ingleton’s eye-catching waterfalls.

Where to go

Horton-in-Ribblesdale

A stop on the super-scenic mainline railway, Horton-in-Ribblesdale is among the most important Yorkshire Dales trailheads, with Ingleborough off west and Pen-y-Ghent east. The two are commonly hiked from here as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, and the village centre’s camping options heighten its popularity. Access the NNR to the west of the village—the out-and-back hike to Ingleborough summit is nine miles long.

Ribblehead & Chapel-le-Dale

The northern and western edges of the NNR are respectively flanked by Ribblehead (with a station on the Settle to Carlisle line) and Chapel-le-Dale. The station has a pub and café-cum-visitor centre, plus access onto the northern end of the NNR. To the southwest, however, Chapel-le-Dale has the area’s only campsite, another pub, and better access to the NNR’s western side and up to Ingleborough summit.

Ingleborough Common & Ingleborough

South of Ingleborough NNR is the area’s knockout scenery—picture the summit of Ingleborough wrapped in the expansive, crag-dotted moorland of Ingleborough Common. Potholes and caves riddle this speleologist’s heaven, while gaping Ingleborough Cave and White Scar Cave can be toured. Camp around Ingleton or Austwick to take trails running onto the common and then north onto Ingleborough NNR.

Ingleton & Around

Enchanting Ingleton has long been accustomed to being a tourist draw. The fabulous walks to Ingleton Waterfalls visit several cascades that churn through steep-sided wooded valleys, while to the north, White Scar Cave is another attraction. Hikers can also head up onto barren Ingleborough Common and Ingleborough summit via the Pennine Way trail, and from here continue north or east to explore Ingleborough NNR. Campsites can be found close to the Ingleton Waterfalls trail and southeast of Ingleton.

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