Camping at Cardewlees

UK England North West England Cumbria Carlisle

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby



All our pitches offer electricity.

The campsite has five toilets and two showers to go round the fifteen stances.

The pods have their own unit comprising of two toilets and a shower.

Being situated on a working farm and being run by a family gives you a real life glimpse into farming life.  Being small also allows us to provide the personal touch and be flexible to accommodate our guests.

Campfires are actively encouraged, we just ask that you bring a fire pit or hire one from us.  We also sell firewood, or again you are welcome to bring your own.

We do hold events and welcome enquiries. 

Suitable For

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive site with a sense of family running through everything we do.  So in our opinion is suitable for everyone.  However at this current time the toilet block allocated to the pods is not suitable for wheelchairs.


Dalston village really does have everything you need with Carlisle City offering a little more.
We are perfectly situated for the North Lakes and West Cumbria with Hadrian Wall country not being too far away either.
Our Facebook group is regularly updated with attractions and events

Food & Drink

There are a number of takeaways that will deliver to the site and these are listed on our website.  The Blue Bell in Dalston is also another favourite establishment, the food is amazing and they offer a good selection of gins. Also, visit the local gift shop Suziebou's for a momento of your stay; local products produced by local people.


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The Owner Says

We are licenced through Carlisle City Council  and are able to offer pitches for fifteen touring stances.  Five of this are fully serviced on hard standing suitable for caravans, motorhomes or trailer tents.  The remainder being grass pitches with electric hook up ideal for tents.

Touring pitches and tent pitches have a female and male toilet along with a disabled access toilet with baby changing facilities.  Guests also have access to two large shower rooms

The pods have shared facilities off a male and female toilet and a shower.

The campsite over looks rolling farm land which is crowned by a view of local fells.

We are perfectly situated for visiting the Lake District  with the North Lakes only being a 30 minute drive away. We are ideally situated for anyone wanting to complete the Cumbria Way, which is one of Britain's most popular long distance footpaths. The surrounding area also boasts a number of beautiful cycle paths.

Local amenities include a swimming pool, garage, Co-Op, number of restaurants, play areas, banks and local traders. 

We hope to offer our visitors a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy the scenery and some quality time with your loved ones.

We also have three camping pods available for those that want a little more comfort. Each pod comes equipped with mattresses, hot and cold running water, a kettle, a toaster, a microwave and a small fridge freezer.

What makes our pods special is the outside space.  Each pod has it's own large garden area, fully enclosed to ensure that children and dogs can play safely whilst you enjoy the view on the decking.

Social Distancing Measures

We are taking every measure to ensure your stay is as enjoyable and safe as possible. Measures we've put in place are:

Contactless Check-In - All payments are made before arrival and a member of Camping at Cardewlees will be on hand to direct you to your pitch.
Social Distancing - Our pitches are distanced to appropriate levels so you're able to enjoy your stay worry-free.
Masks - We ask all of our guests to wear masks and keep to current social distancing guidelines in communal areas.
Cleaning - We will regularly clean the communal areas to ensure hygiene standards are kept to a high standard.

Please remember to stick to current guidelines and wash your hands regularly. We want to keep you and the rest of our guests safe.


Ten tent pitches, five caravan pitches and three camping pods.

High Pike View

Pod Sleeps 3
Fully insulated camping pod complete with one double and one single futon.

Skiddaw View

Pod Sleeps 2
Fully insulated camping pod complete with one double futon.

Caravan Bays

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 6 5 Available
Fully services gravel and grass touring pitches.

Electric hook up grass camping pitches

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 8 10 Available
No pre-determined pitches, we like to give you the flexibility to choose - 1 pitch per 1 tent

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Contact Camping at Cardewlees, Cardewlees Farm, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria CA5 6LE

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Getting There

From Carlisle, head towards Thursby and Cockermouth on the A595. Stay on the road for about five miles until the Orton Grange Roundabout. Turn left and soon after Dobbies Garden Centre you reach a crossroads. Cardewelees Farm and the campsite is up the tarmac driveway straight ahead.

The post code isn't always reliable for sat nav, we recommend using google maps to find the site. 

The closest railway station is in Dalston and just a mile from site. It’s possible to walk but if you ring ahead, Becki may be able to pick you up. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Carlisle (where you’ll likely have to change trains anyway) for about £15 or a bus. The closest bus stop is at Dobbies Garden Centre – opposite the farm entrance (a few hundred yards from site) on the Carlisle-Silloth route.

Again timetables can be obtained by joining our group


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