Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in Scafell Pike

At 978 metres high, the behemoth of Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England and, whether you’re seeing it or scaling it, there's no denying that it's one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake District.

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12 top campsites near Scafell Pike

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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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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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Pentre Du Camping Club

33 units · Tents60 acres · Colwyn Bay, Conwy, North Wales
Simply good camping with campfires allowed near Colwyn Bay
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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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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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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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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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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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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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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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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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Caerau Campsite

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents25 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A back-to-nature campsite close to the beaches of Anglesey’s north shore
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Part of the popular Three Peaks Challenge, Scafell Pike acts as a constant draw for peak-baggers and outdoor lovers and as a result the area around it is surrounded by excellent campsites and a few lovely glamping sites too. Bring the tent, load up the campervan and don’t forget the OS Map, England's highest mountain awaits...

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Camping and glamping near Scafell Pike

If you’re looking for camping or glamping near Scafell Pike, you’re probably planning on hitting the heights and adding summiting England’s highest mountain to your list of achievements. But it’s well worth considering camping or glamping in this park of the Lake District for the scenery alone. There’s something truly special about watching the sun rise or set behind the peaks – and the best way to experience that is by pitching up in the shadow of the mountains. There are plenty of campsites in the area around Scafell Pike from back-to-basics campsites in the Eskdale and Borrowdale Valleys, where you can pitch up in stone-walled meadows with Herdwick sheep baa-ing in the background, to luxurious glamping sites with fancy facilities. We’ve searched high on the slopes and down in the valleys to bring the best bell tents, yurts, shepherds’ huts, camping pods and plain old camping pitches in this collection of camping and glamping sites near Scafell Pike.

Things to do near Scafell Pike

The hike up Scafell Pike is top of the list for most people staying in the area around England’s highest mountain. The well-trodden routes to the top are relatively achievable by hikers of all ages when the weather’s good, with other mountains in the national park – Helvellyn, Blencathra and Skiddaw to name but a few – providing bigger hiking challenges. The question is which route will you take? The shortest and most-popular route is a six-mile return trip from Wasdale Head, north of Wastwater with longer and gentler routes from Seathwaite. Check out advice from the National Trust before planning your visit. And if Scafell Pike is a little too daunting, this part of the national park offers limitless other options for fell walking with mountainside tarns and waterfalls as tempting destinations for your trekking.

The closest Lake District attractions to you will be determined by which side of Scafell Pike you’ve opted to stay on. From the Seathwaite side, you are close to Derwentwater and Keswick with the famous Derwent Pencil Museum and the Keswick Launch for trips on the lake among the attractions. The Honister Slate Mine, at the head of Honister Pass, is en route between here and Buttermere. Stop off to look around the last working slate mine in England or for some adventure sport on the Honister Via Ferrata. If you're staying on the Wasdale Head side of Scafell, you’re closer to Wastwater and the attractions of Eskdale which include the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Muncaster Castle and Eskdale Mill. It's also the closest part of the national park to the coast. For more information on things to do in the area visit the Lake District National Park website.

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Part of the popular Three Peaks Challenge – climbing the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland – Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park acts as a constant draw and is surrounded, at its base, by a handful of excellent campsites. So bring the tent or load up the campervan, England's highest mountain awaits...

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