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Pitch your tent at Wasdale Campsite

An aerial view of the camping field and tipis at Wasdale Campsite, Lake District
Camping at Wasdale Campsite, Lake District, Cumbria | © National Trust / Lee John Mann

Our campsite at Wasdale is located in a spectacular setting at the foot of England's highest mountains and a stone's throw from Wastwater, England's deepest lake.

The hundred tent pitches on Wasdale Campsite are informally spread across this very natural campsite with numerous trees and hedges dividing up the meadows.

All cars are parked at the top of the site to ensure the setting remains safe and visitors can enjoy stunning mountain views.

Advanced bookings only

There is a 3 night minimum stay on Bank Holidays and a 2 night minimum stay for all advanced bookings.
Whilst we are reopening our campsites gradually and safely in line with government guidance, we are not able to accept campers who have not booked in advance. This is to ensure that we can manage numbers on site and allow for social distancing.

Maximum occupancy

One of the things our campers love about Wasdale is the sense of peace and tranquility. So to this end, the maximum number of adults allowed in any party is four. This applies whether you book together or separately.

Tent prices 2022

Pitch prices are shown per night and include 1 tent, 1 adult and 1 vehicle. Additional adults cost £7 per person per night, children (aged 5-17) £3.50 and children under 5 go free.

Please choose EHU (+£5) if you require an electric hook-up .

Tent sizes:

  • Small – up to 3 people (max 3m x 3m)
  • Medium – up to 5 people (max 6m x 5m)
  • Large – up to 8 people (max 8m x 8m)


1 Jan - 24 Feb£10
25 Feb - 31 March£12£15£18
1 Apr - 17 Apr£17£23£27
18 Apr - 28 Apr£13£16£19
29 Apr - 1 May£17£23£27
2 May - 26 May£13£16£19
27 May - 4 Jun£17£23£27
5 Jun - 16 Jun£13£16£19
17 Jun - 17 Sep£17£23£27
18 Sep - 5 Nov£13£16£19
1 Nov - 31 Dec


The shore of Wastwater is just one mile from Wasdale Campsite, Lake District

Wasdale Campsite information 

A peaceful campsite less than a mile from the shore of Wastwater, perfectly placed for challenging bike trails and Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain.