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Lake District - Glamping Pod & Eco 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 becoming more and more Glam! Though there are still some basic pods about if that is your preference.

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.

Glamping Pods : Affordable self catering in the Lakes

See Pod Camping units at Eskdale via You Tube here:

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

There are 3 National Trust Pod Sites in the Lake District :
Great Langdale, Wasdale and Low Wray.

Pod Camping

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, although Pet Pods are now available at some of the National Trust sites too.

Please note that pods on National Trust sites are designed for families and are not bookable to groups of youths/students.

You can check finer details of these National Trust pods, including which accept dogs and which have heating and lighting etc and availability here

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.

Woodclose Park - Camping & Glamping Pods

This award winning Site is situated in the Lune Valley in Kirkby Lonsdale, where the east of Cumbria meets the Yorkshire Dales.

family glamping lake district

The camping pods are sturdy wooden cabins that can sleep two adults and two children as a minimum and some pods are dog friendly too. There is a wide variety of Pods for you to choose from. The Glamping DeLuxe Pod has underfloor heating and an en-suite shower room in addition to a double bed, for which bedding provided. Or you may prefer one of the more basic pods, where you will need to bring your own sleeping bags and most things you would for camping, minus the tent. In most of the Pods, foam mattresses are provided, but you will need to take your own sleeping bag and other items you would generally need for camping minus, of course, the tent.

Outside each Pod you will find a picnic table and an area for your own BBQ/Portable Camping Stove. There is also a communal cooking area and bathroom facilities for those pods which aren't en-suite. The site has a well stocked shop and you can also hire a fire basket from here: please note that logs must be those purchased from the shop and that fires must be out by 22.00hours and as this is a Quiet Site the Site noise level policy is observed around the same time. There is a communal under cover cooking area and also a family bathroom.

Full information on what is included in these fabulous wooden tents and more detailed information on the Wood Close Park Site facilities can be found on the Woodclose Park website.

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 Close to Castlerigg Stone Circle and the historic market town of Keswick these Camping Pods are 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 - Ullswater

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

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