Glamping in Lake District National Park

Whether it's a lakeside tipi, a luxury yurt in the fells or glamping pods with views of Blencathra, we've brought together the best Lake District glamping in one place, so you can find your little slice of wild luxury in the national park and live your life outdoors.

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12 top glamping sites in Lake District National Park


Woodman's Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · North West England, Cumbria
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the picturesque South Lakes
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Peaks and Pods

5 units · Glamping1 acre · North East England, North Yorkshire
Luxury pods with extra special touches, sandwiched between the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

153 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey
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Camping at Cardewlees

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, Cumbria
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Howbeck Lodge

27 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · England
A dog-friendly farm campsite on the northern edge of the Lake District
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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing Camping

34 units · Glamping30 acres · North West England, Lancashire, Preston
Lakeside rural tranquility and the 'kiss-me-quick' fun of the seaside – you can have the best of both worlds at Stanley Villa Farm's cute camping pods
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Moss Side Farm Campsite

30 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · North West England, Cumbria
Small-scale farm camping in the South Lakes, with campfires, wildlife and fine views
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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 · North West England, Cumbria
A shepherd's hut for two in the lesser-known Lyth Valley, four miles from Lake Windermere
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Damson View Glamping

5 units · Glamping1 acre · North West England, Cumbria
Self-contained glamping pods in the Lake District's beautiful Lyth Valley
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Haran’s Homestead

1 unit · Glamping4 acres · England
A hideaway with a hot tub in the Lancashire countryside
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Punch Bowl Hotel Campsite

23 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Lancaster, England
There is 3 acres of land .We have a small private wooden area which is for guests and residents.The river is ours with fishing rights and it is only for guests and residents.There is an eatery with a beer garden on site .Dog Friendly environment. At times we have disco and karaoke nights or a live band.Food here is Malaysian and British.campervans,caravans,tents,motorhomes allowed.basic hard standing .
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Glamping in the Lake District National Park guide

Glamping in the Lake District

Recently recognised in its entirety as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District is perhaps the UK’s most treasured area of natural beauty. Glamping in the Lake District offers the chance to sleep and stay in one of Britain’s most treasured landscapes and, unlike staying in a hotel, glamping really allows you to immerse yourself in everything the Great Outdoors has to offer. The Lake District is probably our favourite place to go glamping. By day you can romp across mountains, canoe on vast lakes, wild swim in crystal clear rivers or explore on of the national park’s bustling little towns and, by night, you can enjoy some of the starriest skies in the country, while kicking back around the campfire. And, when glamping, it’s all with the added luxury of a few extra outdoor comforts. Bliss.

Glamping Accommodation Types

Building restrictions are often tight in this rightfully restricted area. The focus in the Lake District is on preserving the natural beauty, so, when it comes to glamping, most sites are keen to adhere to the most eco-friendly policies and create an environment that is unobtrusive and environmentally friendly. Bell tents are extremely popular – temporary, light and easy to move, they allow glamping sites to constantly rotate the space and look after the grass on which they're pitched – while more sturdy structures like pods are also extremely popular in the colder winter months. Really, though, there is no set pattern to glamping accommodation in the Lake District. We’ve found family-sized yurts, tall tipis, multi-room safari tents and even hidden hobbit holes, along with horse-drawn roving gypsy caravans that tour across the national park. Shepherd’s huts, too, are a popular choice. With cosy interiors and wood-burning stoves, they offer excellent year-round accommodation, while their great heritage and connection with the sheep farming of the Cumbrian region gives them a real affinity with their surroundings.

The National Park

The Lake District, famous for its lakes, forest and mountains, is located entirely within the county of Cumbria and is home to every one of England’s mountains above 3000-feet in height, as well as the nation's longest and deepest bodies of water. In short, for fans of the outdoors, it is a paradise. Covering an area of approximately 900 square miles, it was first designated as a national park in 1951 and, in 2017, also became a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. While canoeing, sailing, hiking, rock climbing and swimming are all popular and make the outdoor environment the obvious draw, the Lake District also offers a mellow pace to life and outstanding scenery that offers inspiration for both art and literature alike. The national park will forever be associated with the early 19th century writings of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, with museums and monuments across the landscape that pay homage to them and many others besides.


The Romans left early traces, including the mountainside remains of Hardknott Fort, but it was the Vikings who made a real mark in the Lake District, with many lakeland place names – thwaite, tarn, fell, beck and so on – having a Norse origin. The region was a wild, desolate land for centuries. Few outsiders ventured into the ancient counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and not until the 18th century did writers and artists in particular discover the natural grandeur of the Lakes, later made popular by Turner, Gainsborough, Wordsworth, Coleridge and others. The national park was established in 1951, one of the first in the country, and sits within the wider county of Cumbria.

Top Five Things to do When Glamping in the Lake District

– Climb England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.– Take a steam boat ride across Ullswater.– Ride out to the coast on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Heritage Railway.– Join Peter Rabbit in the undergrowth at the World of Beatrix Potter.– Visit old slate mines at Honister Pass.


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