Lanefoot Farm

UK England North West England Cumbria Keswick

  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Short walk to pub
View-tastic camping nestled in the stunning Cumbrian valleys

There’s a pitch to suit all tastes at Lanefoot Farm. Love views? Park yourself in the big open field with a stonking vista of Skiddaw. Taking the kids? Head for the cosy family field. Seen the weather forecast and fancy a bit of shelter? Pop into the back garden of the farmhouse and find yourself a quiet spot among the wildflowers and trees.

There’s been a campsite in this little corner near Keswick since the 1960s, but it had rather fallen into decline when wonderfully amiable owners Gareth and Helen took it over a few years ago and injected it with new life (and some free-range chickens).

The result is a site that’s constantly on the up, with the sort of facilities you’d be happy to eat your dinner off and a collection of new glamping options for folks who call themselves ‘campers’ but are suspiciously lacking in a tent. Pods and shepherd’s huts, tucked beneath the trees, offer an affordable alternative – where you bring your own gear and sleeping bag, yet benefit from insulation, electricity and double glazed doors – while a vintage 1960’s caravan is a perfect luxury hideout for folks who love a touch of the old-school style.

For campers and glampers alike, though, the atmosphere here is one of laid-back, relaxation combined with a few necessary practicalities. There’s a little shop on site, chickens roaming free, and a friendly chatty atmosphere, while cyclists in particular are impeccably well catered for – the site is bang on the C2C route and there are mountain bike trails aplenty in the nearby Whinlatter Forest.

For most it is this proximity to all things outdoors that make for such a winning site. Arguably there are few such well-known spots in the Lake District National Park than this staggeringly beautiful landscape in its north west corner. Pub quiz devotees will also be excited to learn that nearby Bassenthwaite Lake is home to the vendace, Britain’s rarest fish. Next question please, landlord.

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Facilities

Campfires allowed. Good clean loos (3 female, 3 male) and 3 bright showers, washing-up area, drying room. Tiny shop sells basics and meats. There is some traffic noise.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (on leads), family groups, young groups (activities) – yes.

Nearby

Walks include popular local routes up Grizedale Pike and Skiddaw, while there’s mountain bike rental and world-class trails at Whinlatter Forest (01768 778469).

Food & Drink

Try a mini pub/hotel crawl in Braithwaite village: the Royal Oak (01768 778533), Coledale Inn (01768 778272), and Middle Ruddings (01768 778436). There’s also the General Store for basics, organics, and local beers. If you scrub up nicely enough, there’s classy dining not far from the site at the Pheasant Inn (01768 776234).

Opening Times

Mar–Nov (open for New Year Dec/Jan).

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The Owner Says

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

On Lanefoot Farm we offer a range of camping and glamping experiences to suit everyone. Stay on our campsite with your own tent or caravan, or try one of our glamping accommodation options – the pods or the shepherd's hut.

All options allow you to enjoy all the benefits of camping, without any hassle! With affordable camping accommodation already set up on site, you can leave the tent at home and avoid the adverse effects of driving rain, or the chore of drying out a wet tent when you get home. Just bring all your camping gear, but leave the tent behind!

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Accommodation

Grass pitches for tents, some with electric hook ups, and hard standing pitches with electric hook ups, for campervans and caravans. Shepherd's huts and camping pods also available.

Hard Standing pitch

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 6 4 Available
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Location

Contact Lanefoot Farm, Lanefoot Farm, Thornthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5RZ

Getting There

From Keswick take the A66 west. Take a left turn northwards ½ mile after the B5292 turning for Braithwaite. Lanefoot Farm is on the left, after ½ mile. Take the train to Penrith then bus no. X5 to just beyond Thornthwaite, from where it’s a couple of minutes’ walk to the site.

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Why book with I Love This Campsite?

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