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Lake District - Pod Camping

Pod camping take the trauma out of tent to put up and no wet tent to pack away.

Camping pods are an eco-friendly alternative to camping. They are also more secure than camping as they have lockable french windows.

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.

Camping Pods : Affordable self catering in the Lakes

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Eskdale Pod Camping

Camping Pod Eskdale There are ten Camping Pods available for hire at Eskdale. Each sleeps 4, has heating and battery operated lighting. 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 District

Pod CampingThere are three National Trust Pod Sites

Great Langdale



Low Wray


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 - Pods

Pod Camping Quiet Site Have 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 canvas camping.

Read more about The Quiet Site Pod Camping here.

Grizedale Camp Site

camping pods Situated 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. 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 Penrith

cumbria camping pods

Gill Head is a working hill farm situated against the spectacular backdrop of Blencathra and the Northern fells. Situated at Troutbeck which is within easy distance of Keswick, Penrith and Lake Ullswater.

Gill Head has standard and family sized Pods for rental. working farm holiday lake district 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 Hall

Lake District Camping Pods Pod Camping is a recent addition at Castlerigg Hall. Facilities at the site include a licensed 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 Centre

Rydal Hall Pods Set 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. 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 - Penrith

Overlooking 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 leisure site has a shop, children’s play area and laundry facilities. For more information about these Lake District camping pods go to the Hillcroft Website.

Lanefoot Farm Camping Pods

Camping Pods at Lanefoot Farm - Keswick

Close to Whinlatter Forest, Lanefoot Farm Camping Site now have 2 Camping Pods

The Pods are suitable for 2 adults or 2 adults plus up to two small children. Dogs are welcome provided they are not left unattended.

Campfires are allowed on the site but please make sure that these are a safe distance from the Pods - kindling and fire containers can be purchased and loaned from the site. Cooking and naked flames are understandably not-permitted within the Pods themselves.

More information including tariff can be found here.

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Independent Hostels

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Youth Hostels

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Lodges / Cottages

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Tipi Camping

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Please verify all information with the Owner's before booking your Camping Pod as information can change.

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