Campsites near Coniston with horseback riding

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12 top campsites near Coniston with horseback riding

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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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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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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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Ewe Love Camping Pods

3 units · Glamping120 acres · Penrith, Cumbria, North West England
Modern Lake District glamping pods among the trees, with exceptional views of Blencathra
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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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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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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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RHC & Glamping

6 units · Glamping15 acres · Lancashire, North West England
Hi Hipcampers, We are a 15 acre site of hillsides and woodlands, with woodland paths a few beautiful ponds and a small river! We have fabulous views to of the hills to be enjoyed. Theres lots of wildlife here from deer to Canadian geese. We have some stone fire pits for our guests to use foc! We have a games room and lots of children swings and activities.
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The Holesfoot Hideaway

1 unit · Glamping7 acres · Penrith, England
Super spacious bell tents on an Eden Valley Estate
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Through the Kissing Gate

25 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, North East England
Back-to-basics camping with campfires close to World Heritage-listed Studley Park near Ripon
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Gisburne Park Estate Glamping

10 units · Glamping1000 acres · Lancashire, North West England
While every campsite in the country bursts at the seams, discover our exclusive glamping village of just 10 widely spaced, luxurious five metre bell tents. Nestled within a historic Grade 1 listed, 1000 acre private estate, each tent is fully furnished. Expect home from home comforts, with a double bed, king sized duvet and electric power, while outside a decked area contains table and chairs and your own fire pit. Our magical glamping site is perfect for couples, families, and group bookings.
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Campsites near Coniston with horseback riding guide

Overview

Set in the Lake District, England’s largest national park, Coniston invites campers to discover awe-inspiring landscapes and quaint villages with rich cultural heritage. Campers can soak in the region that once inspired Lake Poets like William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Find a variety of camping opportunities in Lake District National Park, from “leave no trace” wild camping and caravan sites to luxurious lakeside glamping pods by Windermere or Coniston Water. Hike and cycle over 1,864 miles of meandering trails through the countryside, alongside pristine lakes, and up moor-covered fell summits. Then ascend Old Man of Coniston or Scafell Pike for expansive views of the rolling country hills.

Where to go

Coniston Water

Minutes from the village of Coniston itself, Coniston Water is a sprawling ribbon lake, stretching nearly nine kilometres in length. Family-friendly campsites around Coniston Water are suitable for tents and caravans alike, offering comfortable amenities like toilets and showers. Wild camping is permitted in some spots near the lake as well. Campers can enjoy water-based activities like kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding, as well as boat hires to admire the scenic beauty of the region. Northwest of the lake, Old Man of Coniston is a popular fell for hiking, with a peak elevation of over 2,625 feet.

Wastwater

For a picturesque setting surrounded by rolling green mountaintops, Wastwater is it. In the western part of Lake District National Park, this lake is the deepest in the park at about 260 feet. Bask in the majestic views of the Wasdale Screes on the southeastern side of the lake, or climb to the top of nearby Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England reaching nearly 3,280 feet above sea level. Then stay at a private tent pitch or caravan site in villages like Wasdale Head, Ravenglass, and Santon Bridge.

Windermere

The largest lake in England by length, area, and volume is Windermere, a popular destination for nature lovers seeking a retreat to the English countryside. Belle Isle is the largest of the 18 islands in the lake, which also include Lady Holme, Bee Holme, and Lilies of the Valley. Boating is a favourite pastime here, with Sir Henry Segrave breaking the world water speed record in this lake in 1930. Today, the speed limit for powered craft on Lake Windermere is 10 knots. Glamping pods dot the shoreline, as well as other camping spots with stunning mountain views. For a family-friendly day, take the kids to the World of Beatrix Potter, where iconic stories are brought to three-dimensional life.

When to go

Coniston sees a fair bit of rainfall throughout the year, but temperatures are generally mild from May to September—a comfortable time for hiking, biking, and other water activities around the Lake District. Summer months may also provide clearer days for vast views of mountains and lush green countryside. For campers looking for a quieter experience, consider early spring or late fall.

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