Wasdale and Great Langdale campsite upgrades

The interior of the new toilet and shower block at Great Langdale Campsite

We understand the importance of comfortable, clean toilets and a good hot shower when you are camping, so over the winter we've been upgrading our facilities. From 25 March, Wasdale re-opens with temporary facilities and there may still be some minor disturbance at Great Langdale, so please read on if you intend to stay with us in the next couple of months.

What's happening at Wasdale Campsite?

We'll be undertaking a major refurbishment of the toilet and shower block as part of the first phase of a wider project to enhance facilities in Wasdale. The second phase of work will start during the winter of 2019/20 to create an improved catering, retail and reception area. This will coincide with improvements to toilets at Lake Head car park, adjacent to the campsite.

It's an exciting project which will help us reach our environmental targets and install technologies for renewable energy. That means your camping fees will support more conservation projects such as looking after the main path up Scafell Pike as well as making your stay more enjoyable.

What's happening at Wasdale Campsite?

The site has been closed for a short period over the winter whilst the toilet facility block is being refurbished but will be open with temporary facilities from 25 March.

The laundry and drying room will not be available but there'll be a temporary pot wash area, flushing toilets and shower units and service as usual from the reception and shop. During this time, only the low or mid season fees will apply to your stay to reflect the reduced service.

Special access needs

We'll still be able to cater for campers with accessibility needs but we advise contacting the campsite prior to booking to discuss requirements. The newly refurbished facilities block will include a fully accessible WC and shower.

What's happening at Great Langdale Campsite?

Following on from the refurbishment of the western facility block last winter, we're working on upgrading the second toilet and shower block close to the shop and reception.

This work began after Christmas and is expected to be completed in early spring. The campsite will remain open for business throughout this period with one fully functioning facility block with its cosy underfloor heating. The shop and reception will be open as usual.

There will be some disturbance on site due to noise and extra vehicles during working hours from Mondays to Fridays only, mainly for the pods and pitches close to the old block and reception area.  We expect this to be kept to an absolute minimum and we hope that it will not detract you from enjoying a great winter camping adventure.

Thank you for bearing with us

You've been giving us your feedback for a while and we're confident that when you return this season, you'll enjoy a higher level of comfort. If you have any queries or questions about this, please email us or call the booking office on 015394 32733. You can keep up to date with progress by visiting this page from time to time.

" We hope people will bear with us as we upgrade the campsites. As well as benefitting visitors, the improvements will help us look after the environment and mean we can support more conservation work in the valleys where our campsites are located "
- Jane Saxon, General Manager, Lake District Holidays