Campsites near Pooley Bridge

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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Kestrel Lodge Campsite

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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Woodsworth Exploring

10 units · Tents10 acres · Ilkley, West Yorkshire, North East England
Nearly wild woodland camping in West Yorkshire’s Bronte country
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The Old Chapel Campsite

30 units · Tents1 acre · Grizedale, England
Nearly wild camping in the North Pennines
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Breaks Fold Farm Glamping & Camping

14 units · 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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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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Moss Rose Campsite

19 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Pilling, Preston, England
We have a family friendly campsite in the heart of Lancashire on our family run farm. Our site is situated in a species rich meadow field with large mown Pitches surrounded by wild flowers and meandering pathways linking the site together. We are surrounded by a young trees & woodland with the back drop of the Pennines. We offer both glamping and traditional non EHU camping on our site and we have lovely hot showers, clean toilet facilities, fresh water point, pot wash area, phone charger lockers, communal freezers and our little honesty shack with all little camping essentials to might need whilst staying with us. We also hire out picnic benches and fire pits to help enhance your camping experience. Our site has close links to the A6 and m6 J33. We are only 13 miles from the Historic city of Lancaster, the Bright lights of Blackpool and the jubilee city of Preston. 4 miles from the first fair trade market town of Garstang and 45 mins into the Lake District. There is also lots of interesting activities to do locally.
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Stanley Villa Farm Fishing& Camping

36 units · Glamping30 acres · Preston, Lancashire, North West England
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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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

47 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping

53 units · Glamping, Tents500 acres · Hawick, Scottish Borders
Pick between the woods and the walled garden at this stunning Scottish Borders site
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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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Campsites near Pooley Bridge guide

Overview

Nestled in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park is the charming waterside village of Pooley Bridge. After taking in the traditional stone buildings, shops, cafes, and pubs in town, campers can explore nearby nature with a leisurely stroll along Ullswater Lake. On a warm day, campers can boat, canoe, and kayak on the serene waters, as well. Walk through ancient trees and enjoy the impressive cascades of the Aira Force waterfall nestled between beautiful woodlands. Or travel to the nearby village of Glenridding, where activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and sailing abound. Pitch a tent near the village, park the caravan in a holiday park under the night sky, or rest in style in private glamping pods nestled in the surrounding nature of Pooley Bridge.

Where to go

Ullswater Lake

Eight minutes away from Pooley Bridge sits Lake Ullswater. Campers can rent rowing boats, kayaks, and canoes, or even take a leisurely cruise on one of the traditional steamers that operate on the lake. Anglers may want to cast their lines from the shore for a day of fishing for species like brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Or hike The Ullswater Way, a 20-mile circular walking route that takes you around the lake, passing through woodlands, charming villages, and along the lakeshore. Caravan campers can park lakeside in one of the on-site camping parks that offer electric hookups, showers, and laundry facilities. Or set up in nearby tent pitches for a tranquil experience with basic facilities.

Aira Force

Situated in the Lake District, Aira Force is a majestic 20-metre waterfall. Campers can hike the Aira Force Circular Walk to marvel at the beauty of the waterfall from different angles. Find designated picnic areas to relax and enjoy a packed lunch amidst the sound of the water. Keep an eye out for a variety of bird species, including woodpeckers and nuthatches. Campers can combine their visit with walks to other nearby attractions, such as Gowbarrow Fell or the Ullswater shoreline, via the connecting trails. Then, return to a nearby campsite for tents, campervans, or motorhomes.

Glenridding

Just a short drive out of Pooley Bridge sits the charming village of Glenridding, offering campers stunning views of the fells and access to Ullswater Lake. Campers can engage in activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing, or mountain biking along picturesque trails, including the challenging ascent of Helvellyn. Area campsites provide convenient bases with beautiful surroundings and amenities like shower and toilet facilities, electric hookups, and laundry facilities.

When to go

Spring weather in Pooley Bridge tends to be mild, with occasional showers and increasing daylight hours. Summer brings warmer temperatures, averaging around 19°C. Autumn offers cooler temperatures and colourful foliage, but rain becomes more frequent. Winter is the off-season for camping, characterised by colder temperatures around 6°C, shorter daylight hours, and the possibility of snowfall.

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