Lake District Pod CampingPod camping take the trauma out of camping....no tent to put up and no wet tent to pack away.
The roof is designed to deal with sudden down-pours and the pod walls are insulated with sheep wool making camping pods practical whatever the Cumbrian weather!
The pods have plenty of headroom and vary slightly in size although most can accommodate two adults and small children. You basically need to bring everything you need for camping, minus the tent.
See Pod Camping units at Eskdale via You Tube here:
Eskdale Pod CampingThere are ten Camping Pods available for hire at Eskdale. Each sleeps 4, has heating and battery operated lighting and rent for around £40 per pod per night. Dogs are accepted
To check details and for further information about Eskdale Pod Camping phone the site on (01946) 723253 or check out their website here.
National Trust Pod in the Lake DistrictThere are three National Trust Pod Sites
The cost of hiring a Camping Pod on one of these National Trust sites ranges from (approx) £25-48 per pod per night. (Booking fees :Please note that there is an online booking fee of £ 5.00 and for telephone and email bookings there is a fee of £7.50 per booking).
The pods are made from local wood and come in two sizes. The smaller Pods can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child (max age 16). The Family Camping Pod can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children. Please note that dogs are not allowed inside the Camping Pods.
Pods on National Trust sites are designed for families and are not bookable to groups of youths/students.
The Quiet Site - PodsHave you heard about the quiet site up near Ullswater?
The Quiet Site is a David Bellamy Gold site, and for those who want to enjoy the freedom of camping with the hassle of putting up the tent, you will be delighted to hear that they are now able to offer Pod Camping.
The Pods have a decking area which is great for sunbathing and al fresco dining and on rainy days offer a dry alternative to canvaas camping.
The rental is between £30 and £50 per pod, and are ideal for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Read more about The Quiet Site Pod Camping here.
Grizedale Camp SiteSituated in the tranquil woodlands of the Grizedale Forest at Grizedale Camping site, are six camping pods. Perfect for cyclists, walkers, horse lovers and families who enjoy the outdoors. Each Pod can accommodate a maximum of four people and are £25 per Camping Pod per night. Booking is essential and there is a minimum requirement of two night at weekends.
The Pods are approximately 8ft x 9ft and have extended raised decking perfect for cooking and sunbathing in the good weather or leaving muddy boots on a rainy day.
Read more about Grizedale Camping Pods.
Gill Head Farm - Troutbeck - Between Keswick and Pentrith
Gill Head is a working hill farm situated against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the Northern fells. Situated at Troutbeck which is withing easy distance of Keswick, Penrith and Lake Ullswater.
Gill Head has standard and family sized Pods for rental (price Guide £30 - £40 per night). The camping pods have plenty of head room and come in two sizes. The Family Pod can comfortably sleep a family of 5. The pods have electric lights and heating and have a deep filled futon style bed.
Wake up in the morning to fabulous views of Blencathra and enjoy freshly made rolls and croissant, which are available from the farmhouse.
Read more about the Gill Head Farm Camping Pods.
Castlerigg HallPod Camping is a recent addition at Castlerigg Hall. Facilities at the site include a licenced restaurant and a tea room serving English breakfasts and Cumbrian specialties, as well as a well stocked shop.
The washrooms have recently had a makeover and now include underfloor heating will I am sure will be much appreciated during the cooler camping months!
Read more about the new Camping pods at Castlerigg Hall here.
Rydal Hall Christian CentreSet in the grounds of this Grade II listed historic house, Rydal Hall have three eco-camping pods available for hire. The smaller pods can accommodate 2 adults and 1 small child and the larger pod 4 adults or a family group.
Rental is £30 per unit per night (note: single nights are not bookable over the weekend.).
Further information about the Rydal Hall Christian Centre and their Pod camping can be found here.
Hillcroft Leisure Park - Pooley Bridge - PenrithOverlooking Ullswater, Hillcroft, is a great place to combine the freedom of a camping pod with the amenities of a leisure park. The pods are carpeted and have electric sockets and the lesiure site has a shop, childrens play area and laundry facilities. Prices starting from just £ 30 per night. For more information about these Lake District camping pods go to the Hillcroft Website.
New for 2012
Camping Pods at Lanefoot Farm - KeswickClose to Whinlatter Forest, Lanefoot Farm now has two Camping Pods on their Meadows Field
We don't have any more information at present - but if you are interested then give them a call for prices, availability etc 01768 778097
|Please verify all information with the Owner's before booking your Camping Pod as information can change.
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