Hoathwaite Campsite FAQs
Close to the shore of Coniston Water, our campsite is a perfect spot to pitch your tent during your time in the Lake District. Here we answer some of your frequently asked questions, so you can plan your trip without any worries.
Where is the nearest shop?
Torver Deli is the nearest shop, selling a wide selection of fresh produce. Turn left on the main road from the campsite into Torver and you'll find the shop next to the Wilsons Arms pub. There is also a Co-op in Coniston, a couple of miles from the campsite in the opposite direction to Torver.
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 32733. 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 at the top end of the campsite next to and within the barn building. 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?
If you're camping at Hoathwaite, you can launch non-powered craft on to Coniston Water from the site. Please note that launch fees apply. If you are not camping here, you can launch boats from other areas of the lake - check out Coniston Boating centre.
How do you take payment?
Currently we can only take payment when you book online or by email/phone in advance by credit/debit card. To manage social distancing on site, we are only accepting pre-booked campers.
Do you accept dogs?
Hoathwaite is a dog-friendly campsite and all well-behaved dogs are welcome at no additional charge. They must be kept on a lead at all times and exercised away from other campers. Please pick up after your dogs right away.
Can I have a fire or barbecue?
Sorry - no fires but 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.