Lakeside campsites near Wasdale with campfires

A bounty of lakes, fells, coastal wonders, and heritage sites bring campers to provincial Wasdale.

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12 top lakeside campsites near Wasdale with campfires

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Oakwood Marina

26 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Cheshire, North West England
Canal-side camping with campfires, set in 30 acres of countryside and with an on-site tea rooms
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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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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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Chilled Out Adult Only Glamping

8 units · Glamping10 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Lakeside glamping on the edge of Delemere Forest and a 10-minute train ride from Chester
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£109
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The Hawarden Farm Shop Campsite

24 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Flintshire, North Wales
Camping next to an award-winning farm shop on the historic Hawarden Estate in North Wales
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£49
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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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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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Ty Bugail Camping and Glamping

34 units · Tents5 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A campsite with its own petting zoo on Anglesey
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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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Lake District Herdwick Huts

5 units · Glamping2 acres · Rydal, England
You will not find a more stunning place to stay and explore within the UK. Set in the very heart of the Lake District National Park, there is good reason why this magnificent location inspired the poet William Wordsworth to commit some of his most world-renowned poetry to paper. These beautiful huts are nestled underneath the Fairfield horseshoe mountain range and Nab scar, so there is no need to drive anywhere for the finest mountain hikes. With Rydal Lake, a wild swimmers hot spot, and waterfalls and plunge pools on site, it really is hard to beat! You will not find a more stunning place to stay and explore within the UK. Set in the very heart of the Lake District National Park, there is good reason why this magnificent location inspired the poet William Wordsworth to commit some of his most world-renowned poetry to paper. Grasmere is on the doorstep, voted one of the top places to visit in the Lake District, with the famous '‘Coffin route’ walk offering a spectacular lake and mountain view stroll straight from your hut door. With low level to high level walks exploring the Lakes from Rydal caters for everyone. Ambleside and Grasmere are both walking distance for cafes, restaurants and cinemas and Rydal offers scenic off-road strolls to arrive by. Each with fresh linen, wood burning stove and cast iron gas hob, you are sure to be comfortable even in the thick of winter.
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£110
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Dod Mill Fishing Hut

1 unit · Glamping5 acres · Lauder, Scotland
Artistic riverside cabins in the grounds of a 17th-century watermill
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Lakeside campsites near Wasdale with campfires guide

Overview

Wasdale is home to the lake of Wastwater and the village of Nether Wasdale. It’s surrounded by massive fells that have inspired climbers, adventurers, and poets for centuries. Campers can enjoy the winding nature trails in town before exploring the rest of Lake District National Park. A short trip to Saint Bees Head Heritage Coast provides campers a glimpse of rocky cliffs, historic landmarks, and native seabirds. Or experience England’s heritage and natural beauty at Solway Coast AONB. Camping options abound with pitches for tents and caravans within the national park, along with glamping options, cottages, and pods closer to town.

Where to go

Lake District National Park

Wasdale is set within Lake District National Park, England’s largest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by a series of rivers, tarns, and lakes that give the park its name, Lake District houses the highest mountains and fells in England, including Helvellyn and Scafell Pike. On-site camping options include tent and caravan pitches as well as cottage rentals. Some holiday parks are also dog-friendly with electric pitches outfitted with hookups, internet access, and showers and toilets.

Saint Bees Head Heritage Coast

The only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales is St Bees Head. It acts as a reserve for a variety of seabirds and is the sole breeding place in England for black guillemots. Campers can explore St Bees Lighthouse, an operating lighthouse that dates back to 1718, and enjoy rocky sandstones for bouldering and rock climbing. Along with some holiday home rentals nearby, campers can stay at caravan parks that feature separate pitches for tents and touring vehicles. Each pitch is equipped with water and electric hookups, free-to-use washroom facilities, and on-site laundry.

Solway Coast AONB

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Solway Coast is about an hour and a half drive north of Wasdale. It comprises about 44 square miles of marshlands, coastline, field, and farmland. Walking tours give Hipcampers a glimpse of the area, from simple loops to an 84-mile trek known as Hadrian’s Wall Walk. Holme Cultram Abbey, a 12th-century monastery, dazzles with its besieged history and Cistercian design. The area offers several camping options, including caravan parks, tent pitches, and rustic cottages. Near Hadrian’s Wall, luxury glamping pods on a small farm provide campers with hot tubs, kitchens with full fridges, fire pits, and picturesque views.

When to go

Summer is a popular time to visit Wasdale because the longer days and warmer climate give campers more opportunities to explore the vast natural beauty. July is the hottest month with an average high of 16°C, while January is the coldest month with an average high of 4.9°C. Rain is common all year, even in summer months, so campers should plan accordingly no matter what time of year they visit.

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