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Wasdale National Trust Campsite

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night in March 2017 in Foxes Tipi with two friends. The campsite is beautifully located at the top of wasdale valley very close to wasdale head. The facilities are great and comprise of a toilet block with showers, washing up area, drinking tap, laundry room and onsite shop. Friendly staff, although in low season they are...

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Wonderful little campsite located in the perfect spot for those attempting Scafell Pike. Althouh getting to the campsite itself is a little tricky with all the winding roads (to be expected), the campsite is more than worth the drive. Clean showers and toilet facilities, and an on-site shop which has everything you could possibly need. Beautiful views, great for both...

2Thank Georgi M
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It would be so easy for a campsite to detract from an setting that must be as close as England gets to a wilderness. However, this site sits respectfully in its environment in a simple, nature-compatible way and is is thus all the better for it. Lighting is minimal at night (so bring good torches), but conversely this means that...

1Thank timpara
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2016

A well run campsite in a stunning location surrounded by mountains. The site personnel were very helpful and informative, the facilities were pretty good. There was a small shop for any essentials you may need. The excellent Wasdale Head Inn was a mile or so up the valley. You can't take your vehicle on to the camping pitches so you...

Thank Matt W
North West England
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a well run campsite in a stunning location. I was in awe of the view from dawn till dusk. Getting here is not for impatient - access is via several miles of single track road with passing places. The campsite is quite large but separated into glades so it never looks regimented or sparse. Nice thing about NT...

Thank WC27
Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Firstly, the good points. The camp site is in a stunning natural location, next to Wastwater and the mountains loom over the site. Even in the mist and rain of our visit, the view was simply beautiful and awe-inspiring. The other campers were friendly and unobtrusive, with several families including young children. The washing-up area is well respected and clean...

Thank Duncan T
Upholland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant! Just spent two nights there. It is beautiful and so quiet. The man on reception was really friendly and helpful. The shop is open mornings and evenings. Plenty of hot water in the showers though an extra hook or two inside the cubicle would be helpful. A 10 minute to the local pub (beware if you are allergic to...

Thank Vicki L
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was 18 when I last stayed at this campsite. It was lovely then with good facilities. As you would have imagined the facilities are more up to date but the area remains protected and as beautiful as ever. We made it to the top of Scafell Pike before and did it again with a lucky window of weather giving...

Thank John W
Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our family of 4 stayed in a family pod - it was our first time 'camping' and can honestly say it will not be our last. The pod was a good size - fitted two double airbeds and all our bags with ease, it had lights, a heater and a good size deck area, which was lovely to watch the...

3Thank zippy666
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the national trust campsite because of its proximity to sca fell pike. Booked a camping pod. It was an enjoyable stay and quite novel to be in a wooden hut as opposed to tent. The campsite was well maintained with clean shower/toilet facilities. Though I couldn't help but think that for the price there could have been a...

1Thank Tom W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful campsite set in the spectacular Wasdale valley - home to England's deepest lake, highest mountain and smallest church. An ideal base for walkers, climbers, and others who enjoy the great outdoors. Tents and campervans welcome or stay in one of our camping pods or Nordic tentipis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wasdale National Trust Campsite

Address: Wasdale Head | Seascale CA20 1EX‎, Eskdale, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eskdale
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
National Trust Campsite- Wasdale Campsite Hotel Eskdale
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“Bring your own room!”
 of 5 bubbles WC27, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pillar Pod, gets the sun from mid morning until dusk”
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 of 5 bubbles zippy666, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“best views, quite campsite”
 of 5 bubbles annapB9381ZY, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It's a campsite”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling2007, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Plenty of good pitches”
 of 5 bubbles footlooseWales, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
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