Snuggle down in one of our popular heated and sheep-wool insulated camping pods. Glamping in The Lake District is a brilliant way to stay in the great outdoors!
Our range of camping pods enable you to experience Lake District glamping at it best. All you need to bring is your camping gear – minus the tent! They offer a great experience, especially for those who want a bit more comfort.
We have five different types of pods located across the park. We’re confident that you’ll find one to fit your family’s needs.
Couple's pods accommodate 2 adults comfortably and 1 dog and are situated on the camping field with stunning fell views.
Our Park Cliffe dog friendly pods accommodate 2 adults, 1 small child and 1 dog.
Our Dog Friendly Family Camping Pods accommodate 2 adults and 3 young children and 1 dog.
Our Dog Friendly Family Comfort Pods accommodate 2 adults and 2 children and 1 dog.
We have 2 Family Vista Pods and both have lovely views of Lake Windermere, accommodating 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Our Deluxe Camping Pod accommodates 2 adults and 2 children and is the perfect option for families looking for a unique place to stay in the Lake District.
Couple's Pod 2 adults, 1 car
Park Cliffe Pod Max 2 adults, 1 small child, 1 car (dog friendly)
Family Pod Max 2 adults, 3 children, 1 car
Family Comfort Pod Max 2 adults, 2 children, 1 car
Family Vista Pod Max 2 adults, 3 children, 1 car
Deluxe Pod Max 2 adults, 2 children, 1 car
Maximum people and dogs:
Check in time from 2pm, departure by 10.am (except the Deluxe Pod, check in time 3pm).
Camping Pods are available to hire from 1st March until 14th November 2024.
Please note the main park facilities closed at the end of November.
If you would like a touch of luxury during your stay, why not hire one of our private bathrooms for your own personal use. These cost just £15.00 per night.
Glamping in the Lake District is perfect for all the family and for any occasion. Whether it’s for a much needed family holiday, romantic retreat or simply just because, Windermere is the perfect place to unwind and be at one with nature.
As glamping guests you’ll have access to Park Cliffe’s great range of facilities, including our modern shower block, children’s play facilities, shop, and bar & breakfast restaurant. You’ll also receive complimentary WiFi and the opportunity to hire a private bathroom.
Three of the Lake District’s best campsites have joined forces to offer a new cycling holiday experience. Two days cycling through some of the best countryside in the UK coupled with three nights staying in Camping Pods overlooking three different lakes.
For further information please visit our our PodnPedal page or email Pod and Pedal. Check out cycle routes on our ‘Things to do page‘. Also available by foot or car.
Sorry but no open fires are permitted at Park Cliffe Caravan and Camping Park. BBQs are fine, but must be raised off the grass.
Dogs are allowed in certain static caravans at an extra charge of £40 per booking and strictly on a pre booked basis (no dangerous breeds). Please bring your own blanket for your dog as we cannot permit them to lie upon the bedding or upholstery. Dogs must be kept on a lead and exercised in the designated areas. We have a room in the bar & breakfast restaurant ‘Cannine Corner’ where you are welcome to bring well behaved dogs (seasonal hours apply). We also have a lovely outdoor terrace area where dogs are more than welcome.
We do accommodate campers and tourers. We have private owners too with 46 holiday caravans and 9 holiday lodges but that section of the park is completely separate.
We welcome well trained dogs that must be kept on a lead when on the park, but we reserve the right to refuse certain breeds. We have a dog friendly room ‘Cannine Corner’ in the bar/restaurant and we have a lovely outdoor terrace area where your canine friends are more than welcome.
We have free Wi-Fi throughout the park. The service we offer will not be what you might expect in your own home, not least because you are sharing a limited bandwidth with multiple fellow caravanners and campers on site. As a consequence we can offer the service for basic web surfing and emails but during times of high demand will not be able to support any video or TV streaming for example BBC iPlayer and YouTube. We ask you to limit your use of these services, uploads, updates or photos during busy periods as this will prevent others from accessing...
We have both electric and non electric camping area. Our non electric camping area is located on ‘Fellside’ and is not allocated. Tent pitches with electric hook up are allocated. We have a 6amp electric hook up on’ Ghyllside’.
For the safety and comfort of guests, the maximum occupancy is 4 people for our 2 bedroom caravans and 6 people for our 3 bedroom caravan.
Please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page for current details.
Included in the private bathrooms there is: a full size bath with shower attachment, (shower attachment is for rinsing only, it is not a stand-up shower). sink toilet hairdryer drying rack radiator They are exclusively for the use of the hirer, and personal belongings can be left safely, as only the hirer has a key. They cost £15 per night.
Yes BBQs are fine, but must be raised off the grass. Stands are available in reception if required for a £5 returnable deposit.
Yes, dogs are welcome to stay in all our pods except our Family Vista and Deluxe Pods.
We accept 1 small dog by arrangement in our self-catering cottage .
Unfortunately, we’re unable to accept pets in the Shepherd’s Hut.
Each of our caravan holiday homes has its own enclosed deck, so children can play safely, if supervised. We can also provide a travel cot and highchair if required.
Yes, there are fish in Coniston and it’s a popular with anglers. Species include rainbow trout, brown trout and pike.
This traditional market town has a wide range of local shops and boutiques selling a wide range of products such as woollen jumpers, cakes, gifts, and art.
Yes there are plug sockets are available in the shower blocks. These are suitable for use with hair straighteners.
Our private bathrooms are accessed via stairs above our facility block. They can be booked for exclusive use at £15/nt.
We have 2 x 7kw electric car charging points in the main car park. Tokens at £3.50 for an hour, purchase from reception.
Yes, there are plenty of cycling trails around Rydal water; however, these trails are not for the faint-hearted!
Yes, you can fish on Bassenthwaite Lake. It’s a lovely place to spend the day.
Yes! Fly fishing on Haweswater Reservoir is popular among those who visit!
Ice packs can be frozen in reception, and we have frozen blocks that can be borrowed whilst yours are freezing down. No charge for this service.
Yes, kayaking and canoeing are both permitted on Coniston. The picturesque lake is ideal for beginners as well as experienced kayakers.
We’re afraid not. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards or boats of any kind are not permitted on the water.
Yes, it is possible to launch your own boat at Coniston. The most convenient place is at Coniston Boating Centre.
No, you cannot live in your holiday home. You are restricted to using it for holiday or recreational purposes only.
Yes, Bassenthwaite is a wonderful place to go paddleboarding in the Lake District.
SUP Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing are unfortunately not allowed in Haweswater Reservoir because it supplies drinking water to much of the north west.
Yes, there is allocated parking for 1 car next to the Shepherds Hut. If you are bringing more than one car, the second should be parked in the car park next to reception. Any commercial vehicles must be parked in the car park.
Yes, parking is available near the pods. We would ask you to leave it on the track rather than on the grass especially if the ground is wet. If you are bringing more than 1 car, the second one should be parked on the car park. Commercial vehicles must be parked in the car park.
We would ask you to leave it on the track rather than on the grass especially if the ground is wet. If you are bringing more than one car, your second car should be parked on the car park. Commercial vehicles must be parked in the car park.
I'm sorry we do not take table bookings. For up to date information on our opening hours and different food offerings please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page.
Immediate family and close, personal friends are all welcome to use your privately owned holiday home. We do not allow the commercial letting out of caravans or lodges on the park.
We do not have a storage facility, but out of the main season you can leave your van unoccupied during the week for £7 per night, and just pay full price at the weekends, subject to availability. Maximum stay 2 weeks. We also offer a limited number of full seasonal pitches and for shorter stays have special monthly rates (not applicable June/July/August).
Yes, it is possible to swim in Bassenthwaite. It’s much quieter than neighbouring lakes thanks to motorised craft (except electric vessels) being banned.
Swimming is unfortunately not allowed in Haweswater Reservoir.
Yes, absolutely. Surrounded by the mountains, Rydal waters is a relatively calm and gentle place to go swimming.
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to use your own kayak or canoe on Coniston
Yes, there are plenty of walks around Rydal water for all abilities. There is a circular walk where you can start in the village of Rydal and walk around the edge of the lake
It is possible to walk around some sections of Bassenthwaite, but there is not a complete circular route.
Yes, you can walk from Rydal Water to Ambleside! Known as The Coffin Route, the walk from Rydal Water to Ambleside is relatively easy.
As one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District, you can take a circular walk which leads you around Rydal Water to Grasmere Lake.
There is no lake access nearby, as the land is privately owned. We do not recommend that you walk along the A592 as it is very busy, and there is no pavement for much of it. We do have a walk that takes you to Bowness on footpaths, which takes 2 hours. More information is available about this walk in our reception.
Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer finance when purchasing holiday homes at Park Cliffe.
We cannot control the weather, so unfortunately no refunds are given for early departures.
Yes, Windermere is a brilliant place to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) in the Lake District.
Yes, Windermere is a great place to enjoy a range of watersports.
Yes, you are allowed to fish on Crummock Water. There is opportunity for trout, char, pike and perch fishing.
Yes, you are allowed to fish on Wastwater, however you must only cast from the shore only.
Yes, kayaking and canoeing are both allowed at Crummock Water, however you must have a permit.
Yes, paddleboarding is allowed on Coniston Water and you do not need a permit. You can bring your own gear or hire a paddleboard from Coniston Water Boating Centre for a small charge.
Yes, you are allowed to paddle board on Crummock Water. Do bare in mind though that there is a limit of maximum 10 boats/boards in the water at a time.
Yes, cold water swimming is a popular activity on Coniston Water.
Yes, but you must be an experienced, confident open water swimmer.
Yes! Windermere is widely regarded as one of the best places to go wild swimming the Lake District.
Yes, it is possible to walk around Coniston Water and the route is approximately 14 miles.
Yes! The path around Haweswater Reservoir runs for around 10 miles.
Yes, you can walk around Wastwater. The circular walk is a popular, but challenging route.
No. All costs are included in the initial price paid, there are no hidden extras.
No, the showers are free of charge and are open all the time.
Yes, we use the standard contract produced by our trade association, the BH&HPA, and the NCC (National Caravan Council).
While we don’t encourage group bookings generally, we understand that on occasions you may wish to holiday with friends and family. Please contact the office before booking so we can understand the expectations for your holiday and agree our sites rules.
No, you will be shown our caravans by the Park Manager or one of the Park Wardens. We are only there to advise you on the Parks facilities and the various models of caravans available. We strongly believe that the final decision should be yours to make without any pressure and in your own time. Some of our customers make several visits to the park before deciding on the right pitch and the right caravan, this is absolutely fine with us.
We have full seasonal touring pitches; please ask the office for availability. Our season is March to the end of November. We also have a limited number of part seasonal pitches in 2021 from 1st September to 30th November.
No, we occasionally have good second hand caravans in a range of prices. Sadly we can’t predict what second hand caravans we will have at any time.
Please see our events page for various quiz nights and live music.
We have TV screens in the bar and will show matches which are available on normal TV channels.
No, Keswick does not have a castle - however, that is not to be confused with ‘Castle Crag’ which is a fantastic circular walk up through old slate mines.
Rydal Water is 1.18km long and 350m wide.
We highly recommend starting a day in Keswick, by exploring the local countryside by going for a walk across Skiddaw Mountain.
Our non electric ‘Fellside’ camping area is not allocated. Pitch up where you like on ‘Fellside’, leaving a minimum of 3 meters between you and the next tent.
The distance between Keswick and Windermere is 18 miles. This journey approximately takes forty minutes by car.
Rydal Water is 6.9 miles from Windermere, taking roughly fifteen minutes to travel by car.
You can walk for eight miles around the lake in Keswick.
Due to the position of the park, with hills around us, TV reception can be variable, especially when it is windy. We have gone digital. Use of a directional aerial is advised.
You can keep your caravan at Park Cliffe until it is 12 years old (25-30yrs old for a lodge) subject to the licence agreement and park rules.
Coniston Water is the third largest lake in the Lake District. It is 5 miles long by just under half a mile wide. It is 184ft at its deepest point.
Rydal Water is 1.18km long. As one of the most beautiful walks in the Lake District, we recommend taking a circular walk which leads you around Rydal Water to Grasmere Lake.
Wastwater is 3 miles long and half a mile wide. It's also the deepest lake in England, with a maximum depth of 260 feet.
Bassenthwaite is approximately 4 miles long. Unlike many of the lakes in the Lake District there is not a circular footpath around Bassenthwaite. You will need to walk it in smaller sections.
The walk around Coniston is approximately 14 miles. The majority of the route is on road.
The walk around Crummock Water is 8.5 miles.
The West Shore walk there are two variations: a 4-mile route and the full length 8-mile route.
We have 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom rental static caravans. The 2 bedroom caravans have 1 double bed and 2 singles, the 3 bedroom caravan have 1 double bed and 4 singles. A travel cot can be provided, which will be positioned in place of one of the single beds.
Taxis range between £12-£15. Please call into reception for taxi numbers.
It is 4 x £1 coins for a wash, and 50p per 10 minutes in the dryer.
If you were seriously thinking of owning a caravan or lodge for just one year, we would advise you not to go ahead.
Bassenthwaite is the only body of water in the Lake District National Park to have the word ‘lake’ in its name. The others are considered meres or waters.
No, Coniston water is not man made. It was formed naturally via the process of glaciation.
Yes, we highly recommend visiting Coniston Water during a holiday in the Lake District.
Yes, Crummock Water is a reservoir that supplies Cockermouth.
Yes, at 2.5 miles long, Crummock Water is bigger than Buttermere, which is 1.5 miles long.
Yes, Keswick is a fantastic town to visit whilst on holiday in the Lake District. This traditional town is full of traditional buildings, which is a testament to the distinct culture that exists within the Lake District.
Keswick is a relatively small town in the Lake District, however, there is plenty to do whilst visiting the area.
Keswick is regarded as being one of the best places for walking in the UK.
Yes absolutely, Keswick is worth visiting whilst on holiday in the Lake District.
Yes, at 260 feet deep, Wastwater is the deepest lake in England.
Yes, Windermere is the largest natural lake in the UK.
Yes, there is a 6amp supply. Pods come with lighting and a small heater. Glamping pods are not suitable for cooking in, which must be done outside. Please use the gravel area outside for your BBQ’s, NOT THE DECK. Each pod comes with a BBQ stand. There is insufficient power for a kettle or toaster, a travel kettle (750w) is fine.
Yes, the restaurant is family friendly and suitable for all ages. We also have a whole host of board games and colouring sheets available which you are welcome to use for free - currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Yes, Park Cliffe is a member of the BHHPA (British Holiday & Home Parks Association). General advice on purchasing a holiday home can be obtained from: BH&HPA, Chichester House, 6 Pullman Court, Great Western Road, Gloucester, GL1 3ND Tel: 01452526911
There is a limited bus service from the bus stop, 1/4 mile from the park. Timetables are available from Reception.
Yes, the Shepherds Hut has underfloor heating, lighting and plug sockets for phone charging.
You can park for free in Keswick along the streets off Penrith Road and Ambleside Road.
There are a few parking spots near Rydal Water. Check out Parkopedia’s list for more information.
Although the reception is open for a lot of the time, it is well worth phoning beforehand to make sure that someone will be available to help you.
This has all the same facilities as the private bathrooms, and also has a baby bath. This is available for 45 minutes per booking, for a £10 returnable deposit. We just ask that you clean it after use, leaving it in the same condition as you would wish to find it. Available during reception opening hours.
Find out more about pitch fees and rates, electricity and gas and insurance for holiday homes and lodges.
Here we list the arrival and departure times for the touring, camping, glamping and self-catering accommodation at Park Cliffe Caravan Park.
All our touring pitches are gravel hard standing with their own electric, water and drainage.
Keswick’s beautiful surroundings and fantastic atmosphere attracts people to visit this Cumbrian town.
The Keswick outdoor market proceeds every week on a Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
To hook up to our electric you will need an outdoor leisure lead. These are available from any good outdoor supplier. An ordinary extension lead will not work!
We provide duvets, pillows, bed linen, tea towel, dishcloth, washing up liquid. We even provide a small starter pack of teabags, coffee, sugar, a pint of milk and a packet of biscuits for when you arrive. You just need to bring yourselves, a set of towels and any waterproof mattress protectors for children you may need.
Bed linen is provided in our shepherds hut - you will just need to bring your own towels.
We have a bar, restaurant, pop up food trailers, shop, games room, and a children’s play area. We also have beautiful landscaped grounds complimented with lots of peace and quiet. We don’t have a swimming pool, but there are local hotels that offer this facility which we can recommend. Facilities operate on seasonal hours, please check with Reception if any are important to your stay prior to booking.
The vehicle will have to be parked outside the gates (ask at reception, and we will show you where).
Keswick is best known for its stunning location as it is situated between the Skiddaw and Blencathra mountains and near the lake of Derwent Water. Many people visit Keswick to go hiking and cycling or to enjoy some watersports on the nearby lakes.
Windermere Lake is famous for being the largest natural lake in the UK.
If our directions to Park Cliffe are followed, there is no problem. Please do not follow sat nav, as it routes you along some quite narrow back roads. If approaching from the north (from Bowness) you will have to go past our road end and turn round elsewhere, as it is a sharp, switch back turning.
Dog friendly Couple’s Pods are a little smaller than the standard pods but plenty of room for 2 persons, vinyl flooring, heater and light. These pods are situated on the Fellside camping area. Overall size 2.33m x 1.91m, Dog friendly Park Cliffe Pods have plenty of head room with a floor area of 2.1mx 2.7m providing ample space for 2 adults and 1 child and 1 dog. They have vinyl flooring or carpet, heater and light. The standard pods are dog friendly. The Dog Friendly Family Pod’s have a floor area of 2.3mx 3.5m providing ample space for 2 adults...
The Shepherds Hut sleeps 2 people on a double bed. There is also a sofa and table.
The cottage sleeps up to 5 people with a king size master bedroom and adjacent family bathroom upstairs, on the ground floor 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom with en-suite shower & toilet. All linen and towels are provided.
We would ideally like arrivals before 9pm (6pm in low season), but appreciate that traffic can be bad, especially at weekends. However, there is no access after 11pm, as the gates are locked then to try to ensure a peaceful night for all.
We ask for quiet between 11pm and 7.30am and no excessive noise at any time. Please respect other campers who may be trying to sleep. We are a family site and will not tolerate anti-social behaviour or language. Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be given.
Bassenthwaite is home to a variety of species. You can hope to catch perch, pike, roach and rainbow trout.
In Haweswater Reservoir you can expect to find Brown Trout, with an average size of 10-12 inches.
There are some magnificent mountains around Wastwater, including Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Red Pike and Kirk Fell
Vodafone is the only reliable network.
All of the touring pitches come with 10amp electric supply.
If you or any of your party have symptoms of a fever, a new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell you must not holiday at the park and return home.
Guests can normally check into our camping fields from 2pm.
Check in is normally from 2pm for tourers and motorhomes.
Check- in is normally from 2pm. The check in time for the Deluxe Camping Pod is from 3pm.
Check in time is from 4pm.
Check out time from our rental caravans is 10am. However after you have checked out you are welcome to stay and make use of the facilities.
Check out for guests staying in our camping fields is normally by 12pm. Please check at reception if you wish stay later, as this will depend on availability.
Check out of our touring pitches is normally by 12pm. Please check at reception if you wish stay later, as this will depend on availability.
The cottage will be available to check in from 4pm. Check out is 10am on the day of departure. Keys to be collected from the reception at Park Cliffe.
Check in for the Shepherds Hut is normally from 3pm.
Check out from our camping pods is at 10am. Please check at reception if you wish stay later, as this will depend on availability.
Check out from the Shepherds Hut is 10am. Please ask at reception if you require a later check out, as this will depend on availability.
Please visit Fellside Bar & Restaurant page for current details. The shop is just to the rear of the bar, use the external door for access. Open 9-10am and 5-6pm in low season, 9-11am and 5-7pm in holiday periods and high season. When the shop is closed you can make use of our smaller range of shop products that we keep in reception such as milk, soft drinks and snacks. Always available during reception hours.
Park Cliffe allows its owners to use their caravan and lodges during the period 1st March to 19th December.
Access points for launching a boat or canoe on Windermere are: Fell Foot Park – National Trust. Just 2.5 miles from Park Cliffe. Ferry Nab, Bowness – public car park before the Beech Hill Hotel. Cockshot Point, Bowness – access by foot only. Rayrigg Meadows past Windermere Jetty Museum – access by foot only.
There are many places where you can launch a kayak on Coniston.
Rydal Water is in the centre of the Lake District here in Cumbria. With shallow and warm waters, it is no wonder that it is popular amongst fishers and swimmers.
Bardsea Leisure, at Ulverston, is the closest and around 13 miles from the park. It has an extensive range of accessories.
The closest village to Wastwater is Wasdale Head, which is a short walk away.
The southern points of Rydal Water are owned by The National Trust. The northern parts of the lake have restricted access as it is privately owned by Rydall Hall.
Coniston Water is one of the largest lakes in the Lake District. It sits at the base of The Old Man of Coniston and boasts beautiful scenery of the surrounding fells.
You need hard ground or rock pegs. We do not allow awnings on the grass.