Wasdale Campsite

Wasdale Head, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1EX
Camping at Wasdale Campsite, Seascale, Lake District, Cumbria
View from tent opening at Wasdale Campsite
Camping at Wasdale Campsite, Seascale, Lake District, Cumbria
Pod
Wooden camping pods at the campsite at Wasdale Head, Lake District
Walkers with view back to Wasdale campsite
Walkers at Wasdale with our campsite on the right hand side
Enjoy the view of England's highest fells from the comfort of a bell tent at Wasdale
The interior of the bell tent located at Wasdale Campsite
Wasdale in Autumn
Camping at Wasdale Campsite, Seascale, Lake District, Cumbria View from tent opening at Wasdale Campsite Camping at Wasdale Campsite, Seascale, Lake District, Cumbria Pod Wooden camping pods at the campsite at Wasdale Head, Lake District Walkers with view back to Wasdale campsite Walkers at Wasdale with our campsite on the right hand side Enjoy the view of England's highest fells from the comfort of a bell tent at Wasdale The interior of the bell tent located at Wasdale Campsite Wasdale in Autumn

At-a-glance details

  • Type of accommodation Tents Motorhomes Campervans Pods
  • No of places / pitches120
  • Seasons
    26 March 2019 - 31 December 2019
  • Minimum stay2 night(s)
  • Dogs welcome per pitch2

About Wasdale Campsite

This remote valley, with towering mountains, cascading screes and an awe-inspiring lake, is an adventurer’s paradise.

Wasdale Campsite boasts a very impressive location. As well as space for tents, Wasdale is home to seven heated camping pods and offers 11 campervan pitches with hard standings and electric hook ups.

Facilities at the campsite include an on-site shop, a recently refurbished toilet and shower block, washing-up areas, a laundry room, electric hook-up to tents and charge points for electric bikes.

The pop-up cafe in the adjacent car park is open every weekend during the high season and every day during the school holidays for hot drinks and a variety of cakes and snacks.

Ideal for walkers, the site is situated in between Wastwater and Wasdale Head and is perfectly placed for tackling the Lake District’s highest fells, including Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain. Otherwise, the area is great for cyclists too, just make sure you have the right bike and equipment as the area’s trails can get a little adventurous.

 

 

 

Enquire and book

Call 015394 32733

Opening times

Lake District booking office: Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm

Please note it's quicker and easier to check availability and book online - just click the button below

Email lakescampsites@nationaltrust.org.uk

Types of Accommodation

Features and facilities

  • BBQ available
  • Chemical disposal available
  • Electric hook-up available
  • Hardstanding available
  • Laundry available
  • Shop available
  • Showers available
  • Toilets available
  • Washing-up area available

Additional Information

Stay safe on the fells

Campers pitch their tent

Camping terms and conditions 

Terms and conditions which apply to all National Trust campsite bookings.

Notes for guests

Campsite booking number: 015394 32733, email: lakescampsites@nationaltrust.org.uk

Campsite reception number: 01946 726220

Pitches: Pitches are allocated on arrival.

One night stays: These cannot be booked in advance but are available on a first come, first served basis on site subject to availability. 

Booking more than one tent: Please note that the maximum group size bookable online is 4 adults. If you want to book a larger group, please email your requirements to us and we will get back to you.

Arriving by car: Wasdale Head is reached from the main A595. From the south, turn right at Holmrook for Santon Bridge and follow signs up to Wasdale Head. From the north, turn left at Gosforth.

Arriving by train: There is a four mile mountain walk from Irton and Dalegarth stations, on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. Visit Ravenglass railway. Please note, there is a greatly reduced timetable in winter.

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