Can you camp in the Lake District?

Hipcamp staff
A scenic view of Lake District National Park

Yes, you can camp out in the Lake District, which is a popular destination in the United Kingdom for camping and outdoor enthusiasts. The Lake District National Park offers a variety of camping options, including designated campgrounds, wild camping, and glamping sites. Here are a few options for camping in the Lake District:

  • Designated campgrounds: There are numerous campgrounds available throughout the Lake District, offering tent pitches, caravan and motorhome facilities, and glamping options. Some popular campgrounds include Great Langdale National Trust Campsite, Wasdale National Trust Campsite, and Low Wray National Trust Campsite.
  • Wild camping: While wild camping is not officially permitted in the Lake District, it is generally tolerated if campers follow the wild camping guidelines provided by the Lake District National Park Authority. This includes camping above the highest fell wall, leaving no trace, and staying for only one night. Always seek the landowner's permission before setting up camp.
  • Glamping: For a more luxurious camping experience, the Lake District offers various glamping options, such as yurts, pods, and shepherd's huts.

Remember to always follow the Countryside Code and leave no trace when camping in the Lake District.

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