Hoathwaite Campsite

With a hint of a 'wild camping' about it, Hoathwaite offers more of a back to basics experience than our other Lake District campsites, but its stunning location close to the shore of Coniston Water makes it a wonderful place to stay.

Wander down to the lake and look across to 'Wild Cat Island' as featured in Swallows and Amazons. Create your own adventures at this scenic campsite with plenty of things to see and do on your doorstep and in the local area.
New for 2017 - stay at Hoathwaite and enjoy a glamping experience with Basecamp Tipi.
Open from Easter to September. Bookings now open for 2017.

Campsite information

Peel Island

Step into the world of Swallows & Amazons 

With the release of the new film, it's time to hop on board Steam Yacht Gondola and see some of the real places that inspired Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons.

Basecamp Tipi at Hoathwaite Campsite, Coniston

Camp in style with Basecamp Tipi 

Enjoy the warmth of a woodburning stove, sheepskin rugs and much more in these beautiful Swedish style tipis. Now at Great Langdale and coming to Hoathwaite in 2017.

Directions and frequently asked questions


Campervans and motorhome facilities 

Campervan and motorhome owners are welcome at our sites. Our facilities and pitches vary from site to site.

Group of walkers

Group camping 

We welcome bookings from organised groups, such as scouts and Duke of Edinburgh. Availability is limited during high season so book early.