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Middle Fell in Wasdale offers fine views across Wastwater to the Scafells © National Trust

Middle Fell in Wasdale offers fine views across Wastwater to the Scafells

Winter at Wasdale

Wasdale campsite nestles under the Scafell mountain range at the head of beautiful Wastwater.

The campsite is open right throughout winter. If you're not into hardcore winter camping then you should try one of our heated pods or a tipi with a wood burning stove.

Site information

Site facilities

A warm welcome awaits you at Wasdale campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

The site has all the main facilities you'll need during your stay, including an on-site shop, shower and toilet block and laundry facilities.

Pitches and prices

The tents are up and we're ready for camping at Wasdale © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Charges vary depending on season, number of campers and optional extras.

Site rules

We've a few guidelines we ask you to follow © NTPL/Paul Harris

We have a few guidelines that we ask you to follow, to make sure your camping experience at Wasdale is as enjoyable as possible.

Getting here

Follow the signs to Wasdale campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Wasdale lies on the quieter, west side of the Lake District where you’ll pass through some fabulous scenery on the way to the campsite.

Make a booking

Check out our terms and conditions and reserve your pitch right now.

Things to see & do

Put on your boots and dig out your daypack, Wasdale boasts some of the best fell walking routes in the Lake District, including Scafell Pike.

It's also a great base for discovering the West Cumbria coast.


Camp in comfort with one of our camping pods © Richard Jenkinson

Camp in comfort with one of our camping pods

We have three standard pods (2 adults and 1 child) and four family pods (2 adults and 3 children). See Lake District pods for further information.

Nordic tipis

Try luxury camping in one of our Nordic tipi's © Richard Jenkinson

Try luxury camping in one of our Nordic tipi's

New for 2014 - we have two Nordic tipis available with wood burning stoves. Suitable for four adults or a family, for that luxury camping experience.


Bring your campervan to Wasdale Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Bring your campervan to Wasdale Campsite

We have four campervan spaces at Wasdale with electric hook-ups and a few spaces without. Campervan pitches can be booked online.

Group bookings

Student group on a team building exercise © NTPL/Joe Cornish

Student group on a team building exercise

We accept group bookings during low season from organised groups such as scouts and Duke of Edinburgh award groups.

Wasdale adventure

Get out there

Get out there

Read about our rangers' adventure from Langdale to Wasdale for a night's stay in a toasty warm tipi.


Check out our FAQs page if you're still looking for answers to your questions.

You’ll find lots of useful information to help you get the most out of your stay with us.