Hoathwaite FAQs

Nearest shop in Torver © David Hamer

Nearest shop in Torver

Do we have to pre-book?

To be sure of getting a pitch, it is advisable to book in advance during high season. You can book online.

Do you accept campervans/ caravans?

Yes, we can accept both campervans and caravans (only four pitches) at Hoathwaite.

Is Hoathwaite open all year?

No, Hoathwaite is open from just before Easter until early September each year. If you want to camp outside of these months, both Great Langdale and Wasdale campsites are open all year round.

Where are the nearest shops?

There is an excellent, little deli attached to the Wilsons Arms pub in Torver (one mile away) which stocks all the usual essentials and also has a wide range of the local produce and specialities.

Coniston village is approximately two miles from the campsite where there is a well-stocked Co-op, butchers, Post Office and some handy outdoor shops.

Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?

The nearest pub is the Wilsons Arms in Torver which is a mile from the campsite.

There are a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and cafés in Coniston, two miles away.

Where is the nearest bank?

There is a Barclays Bank in Coniston.

Can we bring groups?

Organised groups such as clubs and Scouts may book the lakeshore field in advance, by calling the booking office on 015394 63862. For all other campers, the maximum group size is four adults.

Do we need to bring our own toilet facilities?

Basic toilet and shower facilities are available in portacabins on site. Campers may still bring their own toilet facilities and there is a disposal point on site.

Do I have to pay for the showers?

Use of showers is included in your pitch fee.

Can I launch my boat from the campsite?

You can launch non-powered craft on to Coniston Water from Hoathwaite campsite. Please note that launch fees apply.

How do you take payment?

If you book online, we take full payment in advance by credit/debit card. If you turn up on spec, we accept payment by cash or cheque only.

Do you accept dogs?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hoathwaite campsite, for which we make a small charge. Dogs should be exercised away from other campers and any mess cleared up immediately.

Can I have a fire or barbecue?

Fires are strictly forbidden. You are welcome to use a barbecue as long as it is above ground.

Can under 18s stay at the site?

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.