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Wasdale Campsite

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Wasdale campsite, national trust camping, Wastwater, isolated campsites Lake district

Camping in a pod at Wasdale

Wasdale is a truly stunning and untouched part of the Lake District. The scenery here is breathtaking the countryside is huge the rivers run clear and you would struggle to find a more naturally beautiful part of England. 

Our visit here was utterly relaxing and the children enjoyed it immensely, they ran up the hills barefoot, they paddled in crystal clear becks, they went wild swimming in rivers and we saw wonderful things which living in the city we just don’t get to see. We were enchanted watching the swallows with their nest full of babies, flying in and out all day with food. We saw sheep being brought down from the hills by the farmer and his dogs and watched bats flying in the evenings. It really gave them an opportunity to get back to nature! The perfect location for some outdoor kids activities! 

We didn’t ‘properly’ camp on this occasion we stayed in a camping pod on the National Trust camp site. The camping pods are great! Insulated wooden pods with a sheltered area outside for cooking. Think wooden tent but with a heater and lights! I may have got a little carried away with the bunting and fairy lights… but it’s nice to make the space your own!

The site is well run and clean and facilities excellent. It’s a very peaceful site and popular with walkers and families. There is a little on site shop which is very convenient as it is quite isolated and the drive to the site down narrow roads by the side of the lakes a little scary. This really is the type of place you come to enjoy nature there isn’t really much in the way of entertainment or places to visit but the nature is FAB. There is a pub at Wasdale head which is about a 20 minute walk. 

The best bits as picked by kids! 

  • Swimming in the river.
  • Climbing the trees.
  • Hearing the owls at night.
  • Playing in the rivers.
  • Watching the lambs.
  • The farmer walking all her cows down the road.

the details…

  • Location – Wasdale campsite – Grid Ref: OS NY183076 Sat Nav: CA20 1EX
  • Camping – all year around
  • Check the National Trust Wasdale website for up to date details

This is one of the great places to visit in the North West of England. Truly magical.