Best Campsites for Campervans in the Lake District

If you’re looking for a peaceful escape for a weekend, there’s no better place than the Lake District. A national park whose beauty is only further enhanced throughout the seasons. 

From exploring bustling little towns, climbing high peaks and paddle boarding across mesmerising still waters – there’s so much to see and do that the only way to truly immerse yourself  is to see it all by campervan. Spend your morning sipping coffee in Ullswater, your afternoon window shopping in Kendal and your evening stargazing by Scafell Pike. 

So whether you’d rather be nestled in the valleys or directly lakeside, we’ve got the perfect spot for you, with our list of the 10 best campsites for campervans in the Lake District.

Chosen for you 

These campsites have been hand selected by our Quirky team and community, so you can count on them being extra special.

Waterside House Campsite

Family friendly | Dog Friendly | Electric Hook Up Available | Toilet & Showers | Laundry | Chemical Disposal | Watersport hire 

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Situated on the side of Ullswater Lake, you can pretty much guarantee a mesmerising view with your morning coffee. With canoe, kayak and paddleboard gear available to hire, this campsite is a water lover’s dream. 

Burns Farm 

Family friendly | Dog Friendly | Electric Hook Up Available | Toilet & Showers | Laundry | Disabled facilities | Campfire Friendly | Chemical Disposal 

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Nestled in the hills of the Lake District, this campsite is the perfect place to escape to for those needing some R&R. There’s a choice of grass or hardstanding pitches for campervans, as well as a wide range of luxurious facilities. 

Castlerigg Hall

Family friendly | Dog Friendly | Electric Hook Up | Toilet & Showers | Laundry | On-site Shop | Chemical Disposal 

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A family run campsite dating back to the 1950s, offering panoramic views of Derwentwater, Bassenthwaite Lake and Keswick. It has everything from an on-site shop to campsite lounge. There’s even an animal viewing spot where your little ones can chat to the farm animals about their epic adventures. 

Fisherground Campsite 

Family friendly | Dog Friendly | Electric Hook Up | Toilet & Showers | Laundry | Adventure Park | Campfire Friendly 

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A child’s haven, Fisherground campsite has everything you need to keep your family entertained; an adventure park, a pond with rafts, and a treehouse to climb – they’ll never want to leave! 

The Quiet Campsite 

Family friendly With Children Playroom | Dog Friendly With Dog Walking Field  | Electric Hook Up | Toilet & Showers | On-site Shop & Bar | Chemical Disposal Point 

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Ready for adventurers all year round, this campsite has designed all weather pitches for campervans and tents. There’s plenty to do and see on site, including an impressive 16th century bar and eatery which serves breakfast baps in the morning and woodfired pizzas in the evening. 

National Trust Sites

These sites are a great choice for anyone who wants to feel the wild camping experience with the security and comfort of a campsite. All sites offer awe-inspiring views, as well as easy access to spectacular hikes and trails. 

Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside

Family Friendly | Dog Friendly | Toilet & Showers | Laundry 

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Low Wray Campsite, Ambleside

Family Friendly | Dog Friendly | Toilet & Showers | Laundry 

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Hoathwaite Campsite, Coniston

Family Friendly | Dog Friendly | Toilet & Showers | Chemical Disposal 

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Eskdale Campsite, Boot

Family Friendly | Dog Friendly | Toilet & Showers | Chemical Disposal | Laundry | On-site Shop | WiFi*

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Wasdale Campsite, Seascale

Family Friendly | Dog Friendly | Toilet & Showers | Chemical Disposal | Laundry | On-site Shop 

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Must visit spots 

There is so much to see in the Lake District that it’s almost impossible to whittle it down to just five. So instead we’re giving you, the highest mountain, a breathtaking drive, the widest lake, the best place to enjoy the iconic kendal cake and one of the most famous waterfalls in the whole county. 

Scafell Pike

(54.4542° N, 3.2116° W)

If mountains are your thing then your trip would not be complete without a visit to Scafell Pike. Not only is it the highest and most prominent mountain in England, it also forms part of an inactive volcano – how cool is that! The paths are well maintained and there are various routes to the top to cater to different fitness levels, please check out local information regarding safety on the mountain and check weather reports ahead of your hike.

Honister Pass

(54.5167° N, 3.2167° W)

This one is for confident drivers who love a scenic view. A mountain pass which forms a circular route from Keswick that includes Newlands Pass, Buttermere and Crummock Water, offering jaw-dropping views of dramatic landscapes along the way.

Lake Windermere

(54.3739° N, 2.9376° W)

A lake so famous even Taylor Swift wrote a song about it. Holding the title for the longest lake in the Lake District, Lake Windermere is best known as an epic wild swimming spot thanks to the Great North Swim which takes place there every year. 

The Bakery No.4

(40 Woolpack Yard, Kendal LA9 4NG)

Would any trip to the Lake District be complete without a slice of world famous Kendal Cake? Whilst you can find this at most bakeries throughout the Lakes, Bakery No.4 comes highly recommended and it’s clear to see why. Cosy living room decor and a wide selection of snacks and hot drinks – scrumptious! 

Aira Force 

(54.5764° N, 2.9309° W)

Arguably one of the most famous waterfalls in the UK, Aira force is a great day out for the whole family. Not only do you get to feast your eyes on this powerful force of natural beauty, there are also scenic hiking trails. At the end of your walk, head inside the tearoom to enjoy a well earned hot drink and snack. 

Quirky Campers to rent

Here is a selection of some of the wonderful handcrafted campers we have available to hire in the Lake District.

Bub the Dub

Providing you with all the benefits of a campervan with the accessibility of a car, it’s the one and only Bub the Dub. This colourful companion has four berths and a heater to keep you warm on chilly evenings – what more could you ask for?


We don’t want to TOOT our own horn but this campervan is pretty special! His functional side and rear doors open up, so no matter where you are in the van, you’ll be blessed with magnificent views – perfect for lakeside adventures. 


Bramble is the ideal camper to return after a long hike with your dog. Freshen up in the outdoor shower before heading inside for a steaming hot cuppa. The large dining area is a fantastic space to catch up on emails, read a book or play games. Browse our campervans based in Cumbria collection.

Coming from further afield? Why not pick up your dream Quirky Camper en route? Browse our entire collection of handcrafted campervans.

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