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Wasdale Campsite © Richard Jenkinson

Wasdale Campsite

Walkers' wonderland

Wasdale is a fellwalker’s paradise.

The campsite sits between Wastwater and Wasdale Head and provides easy access to the biggest mountains in the Lake District, including England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike.

In addition to regular camping pitches the site boasts seven heated camping pods and two Nordic tipis with wood burning stoves.

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 Cumbrian coast.

Don't miss the Wasdale Head Show - Saturday 10 October.


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

We have two Nordic tipis suitable for three adults or a family.

Leave your tent behind and enjoy the comfort of a tipi with a wood burning stove to keep you warm on cold nights.


Bring your campervan to Wasdale Campsite © NTPL/Paul Harris

Bring your campervan to Wasdale Campsite

We have eleven hardstanding campervan spaces at Wasdale with electric hook-ups that can be booked online. A few extra spaces are sometimes available - phone the campsite directly to check.

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.