Glamping in Cumbria with campfires

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12 top glamping sites in Cumbria with campfires

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Puddlemire

21 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Kirkby Lonsdale, England
Camping in countryside between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Stone Raise Bells

3 units · Glamping3 acres · Carlisle, England
Off-grid bell tents on a working farm in Cumbria’s Eden Valley
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Howdy Glamping

10 units · Glamping14 acres · Penrith, Cumbria, North West England
Sociable, eco-friendly glamping in the woods, 10 minutes' drive from the Lake District.
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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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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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Otter Moss Accommodation

4 units · Glamping12 acres · Brampton, England
Otter Moss Accommodation offers a variety of upscale camping options suitable for couples, families, and groups. Nestled within a picturesque 12-acre former farm, the majority of the site surrounds a spacious meadow. Additionally, the site boasts a charming small lake featuring three islands and a rowing boat for leisurely water activities. Situated at the northern edge of the stunning Eden Valley, guests can enjoy sweeping views of the Cumbrian Fells, with visibility extending to the Solway Firth and the Lake District on clear days. The Lake District is a convenient 40-minute drive away, while various sections of Hadrian's Wall are even closer, reachable within a 15-minute drive. Carlisle and the M6 motorway to Scotland are both just 20 minutes away, with the picturesque market town of Brampton also within a 15-minute drive and offering its own attractions. Local pubs are plentiful in the area, with a diverse selection available within a five-mile radius. Accommodation units at Otter Moss come equipped with heating, kitchen utensils, and stoves, ensuring guests' comfort and convenience. Each unit also includes firepits or barbecues, as well as bedding and towels for a hassle-free stay.
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The Black Swan

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Kirkby Stephen, England
Our three, brand new wood and canvas yurts are nestled in our private, woodland hotel garden beside the beautiful conservation (SSSI) river of Scandal Beck. Just a short drive from The Lake District, The Yorkshire and Durham Dales as well as The Scottish Border, we are perfectly located for you to explore. The yurts themselves are individually decorated with full size furniture, electricity and double beds. The yurts are all located in the garden of The Black Swan Hotel, Ravenstonedale, a multi award-winning hotel, restaurant and bar; recipient of 2 AA Rosettes as well as AA pub of the year for England 2018/19. As part of your stay in our yurts you will receive a full cooked breakfast and buffet option included in the price for 2 people in our hotel restaurant. We like to think of ourselves as a cosy home from home with a relaxed dining atmosphere throughout. We are very dog friendly in the hotel, restaurant, bar and yurts so please bring your furry family members. Our beautiful woodland is also home to red squirrels (which are seen daily), protected, freshwater crayfish in the river, an otter (seen very infrequently but the nemesis of our ducks), 6 Indian runner ducks, free range chickens and our two cockerels! (Dogs are very welcome but are to be kept on a lead whilst in the woodland itself). We are very dog friendly and charge an additional fee of £15 for 1 dog/ £20 for 2 dogs for an additional cleaning fee and for some dog friendly goodies such as poop bags and treats. The price of this yurt is based on an occupancy of 2 people. Any other people who will be staying on the sofa bed will add a charge of £40 per person per night for breakfast and their stay. All yurts come with electrical battery pack, chargeable lanterns, tea/coffee, homemade biscuits, log burning stoves, towels, full breakfast included from the hotel, an outdoor seating area and access to our outdoor toasty warm woodland shower as well as our very cute, wooden toilet cabin. Hairdryers are available in the hotel for your use.
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Cherry Trees Farm

2 units · Glamping4 acres · Wigton, England
Cherry Trees Farm Campsite is located in the northern part of the Lake District National Park. It offers wooden camping pods with stunning views of the Solway coast and the North Lakeland fells. It's a great place to stay if you want to explore the peaceful and beautiful county of Cumbria on foot or by bike. Despite its remote feel, the campsite is only a 15-minute drive from the M6 and there are nearby villages with pubs and stores. The wooden pods are located on the edge of a meadow and can accommodate two people. They come fully equipped with bedding, towels, kitchenware, and cooking utensils. Each pod has its own shower and compostable toilet, as well as a kitchen area with a gas stove and a sink with hot and cold water. And the best part is, each pod includes the use of a private hot tub to relax in after a day of exploring the fells.
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Wanderlusts Gypsy Caravans

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Melmerby, England
Travelling from site to site in a bow-top gypsy caravan, through Cumbria's stunning scenery
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Damson View Glamping

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Self-contained glamping pods in the Lake District's beautiful Lyth Valley
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Hadrian's Wall Country Yurts

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Two yurts with hot tubs in the Cumbrian countryside just a mile away from Hadrian’s Wall
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Glamping in Cumbria with campfires guide

Overview

For many, the northern county of Cumbria is indelibly linked to the Lake District National Park, a magnificent mountain landscape that takes up much of the region. But parts of the gentler Yorkshire Dales National Park also fall within Cumbria—as does the Eden Valley, the North Pennines, and a knockout sandy seaboard featuring the AONB and birdwatching destination of the Solway Coast. With some of the UK’s best walking, climbing, sailing, and cycling, visitors will find Cumbria the perfect outdoor holiday destination. Naturally, that means it’s an awesome place for camping too. The Lake District has the area’s best and most beloved campsites—use Kendal (southern lakes) and Penrith (northeastern lakes) as main transport links, and Keswick (northern lakes) as the other big park gateway. Sedbergh is well-positioned for exploring Cumbria’s Yorkshire Dales, and Carlisle for exploring the Solway Coast.

Where to go

Lake District National Park

Britain’s most famous national park spills across much of Cumbria in a montage of lakes and mountains (or fells, as they’re locally known). Many campers come to canoe, kayak, sail or wild swim in the Lake District waters, while others come to walk the fells or conquer the highest peak in England, Scafell Pike. Countless hiking trails connect the striking scenery, where campsites are plentiful. Windermere’s train station makes an obvious starting point for adventure-seeking campers who should know that while wild camping is not technically permitted, it is generally tolerated for remote, one-night-only pitches.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Despite its name, Britain’s third-biggest national park has a sizable western chunk within Cumbria, especially since park boundaries were extended to include the Great Asby Scar plateau, the Howgill Fells, the serene River Lune valley, and the hikes therein. The terrain is mainly high, exposed moors given special character by their lush and diverse dales. Cumbria’s gateway towns, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen, have good camping—just head up Garsdale or Dentdale from Sedbergh to the prettiest dale, Swaledale.

Solway Coast AONB

Spreading from Carlisle along to Allonby Bay—with a break around Silloth—the coastal marshes and sandflats of the Solway Coast were designated an AONB for their exquisite vistas. They also make up an exceptional bird reserve, receiving the likes of barnacle geese, pink-footed geese, and skuas. Silloth is the key camping spot, with pitches at several caravan parks. Access the area on foot from Carlisle via the long-distance Hadrian’s Wall path, which terminates at Bowness-on-Solway.

Morecambe Bay

Southern Cumbria’s share of Morecambe Bay includes a big dose of traditional seaside fun in the shape of the Arnside beach resort and the quiet (but beach-less) resort of Grange-over-Sands. The artsy market town of Ulverston and other charming old villages like Cartmel are also draws. While most of the bay is sandflats rather than accessible sandy beaches, its panoramas of wood- and marsh-rimmed shoreline are stunning landscapes for camping. Look for campsites south of Ulverston—including one overlooking a ruined priory.

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