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Holiday in a Tipi - Lake District

Lake District Holiday Tipis add a unique charm to camping. There is nothing quite like that 'Feel Good Factor' from living outdoors and you can choose from the more basic Tipis to those with all the luxuries, including a corkscrew thrown in.

New for 2015 - Base Camp Tipis - Great Langdale National Trust campsite

Base Camp Tipi are introducing 3 Nordic tipis to the lovely National Trust owned campsite at Great Langdale. Tipi campers will have access to all amenities available on the site : toilets, showers, shop, parking etc.

Each tipi is on a raised wooden platform and contains a wood-burner, reindeers skins, log basket. Campers should bring their usual camping and outdoor equipment, basically everything apart from the tent.

Booking starts from March 13th and we hope to have photographs of the Tipis very very soon.

In the meantime more information can be found on the Base Camp Tipi website here

4 Winds Tipis Camping

These Tipis managed by 4 Winds are eco-friendly and come fully equipped with, yes you've guessed it a dream catcher but also to make your stay stress free, with rugs, futons, cutlery, BBQ's and even a corkscrew!

Low Wray at Ambleside

holiday tipi cumbria Tipis camping at the Low Wray National Trust site is by the river. Guests have access to Windermere itself, ideal for windsurfing, canoes and dinghys.

Perfect for weekends or short breaks as everything is ready for your arrival and they are eco-friendly too. The Low Wray Tipis have just had wood burning stoves installed which will make them toasty warm during those shoulder months or when the summer sun has forgotten to shine. What better way to celebrate a special occasion, tempt reluctant children or teens to enjoy the great outdoors or just treat yourself to something slightly different?

National Trusts sites observe quiet times from 10pm - 7am. To protect the natural beauty of the site; parking is available in designated areas away from tipi pitches. The camp sites hot showers are within a 100 yds of the tipis. Read more about 4 Winds Tipis.

Hoathwaite Nr. Coniston

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Three tipis are available (owned and managed by 4 Wind Tipis) at the lovely National Trust campsite at the southern end of Coniston, which is a delight and has fabulous views, access Coniston Water.

Hoathwaite National Trust camping site has basic amenities, combine with the very well equipped Tipis and you have yourself a little piece of heaven. Being a National Trust site - there are limits on large groups and in keeping with the tranquility of the moment noise restrictions must also be adhered to.

Lakeland Tipis For a small fee non-powered boats can be launched onto Coniston here and it is perfect for canoes and indeed for anyone who fancies a paddle! Coniston is approx 2.5 miles north with a good range of shops including a post office and fuel station; 9 miles south is the small village of Grenodd which also has a fuel station.

Within walking distance at Torver, probably around a half hour walk are two great pubs, The Wilsons Arms and Church House Inn, both have excellent menus and serve local ales.

Skyeside Tipis in the Ullswater Valley Nr Patterdale

Lake District wigwam Talk about the best of both worlds! This Tipi is managed by Nomad Events on a site with breathtaking surroundings and excellent facilities.

The Tipi needs to be pre-booked and will be erected ready for your arrival (don't worry Nomad Events are responsible for taking the tipi down too!)

The tipis, which are made in the UK are waterproof and fire retardant. They are 18ft in diameter and can sleep 8 comfortably and 12 at a squeeze. Making them great for families as well as group camping. Small campfires are normally allowed by the Warden as long as they are away from the canvas and raised from the floor. I'm already imagining toasting marshmallows outside a Tipi with maybe a song or two! The insides of the tipis are lined with a natural coconut carpet and beds can be hired if required.

Nomad Events can provide you with breakfasts, packed lunches and good local BBQ food if you don't want the bother of bringing cooking equipment or washing up. Just discuss all your requirements with them at the time of booking.

If you don't fancy self-catering, the Brotherswater Inn, serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily, apart from Christmas Day and the Barn End Bar which also serves food opens during peak summer periods. The campsite shop stocks fresh provisions and maps and usually opens from Easter to October - check hours here

The campsite facilities include a modern shower and toilet block with free hot water (though be prepared this may run cooler during peak periods), there are also shaving sockets and power points. There is a dish washing area in addition to a laundry and a drying room.

I'm sure you'll want to read more about Brotherswater Inn and the campsite facilities at Skyeside Campsite, which can be found here

Chapel House Farm Tipis - Borrowdale Valley

Tipis Lake District With over 40 years campsite experience, Chapel Farm was recently rated in the top ten campsites in Cumbria by The Guardian's Holiday Guide to the Lake District and Cumbria. At the foot of Bessyboot in the fabulous Borrowdale Valley, it is a greenfield site, boasting stunning views and ideally located for the Coast to Coast pathway and the Cumbrian Way.

The tipis sleep 8 comfortably and up to 12 at a squeeze. They are managed by Nomad Tipis and will be setup on a camping pitch ready for your arrival at Chapel House Farm Campsite, please note you will need to prebook and confirm your Tipi in advance. wigwam lake district

Onsite facilities include: lit male & female toilets, Shower Block (note hot water at an additional cost and may not be available in winter months) and a dish washing area. There is ample on-site parking.

There are two pubs serving excellent bar food and a restaurant that are within easy walking distance and of course Keswick just a short drive away. Or you could try your fate at The Whittinghams.....
The Whittingham Family 'Residing not far from Chapel House is the infamous family Whittingham. A source of endless amusement locally, this weird and wonderful clan is both strange and at times even disturbing! They have been known to make delicious pancakes for some campsite residents. It has become local tradition to knock on their door and shoud "Whittinghams! Get out of bed, because we need fed!" anytime of the day from 7am onwards. Proceed at your own risk.'

Read more information about the Chapel Farm Campsite here.

Fjell Event Tipis - Cumbria

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The possibilities are endless. Choose from one of these fantastic locations or if you have an area of flat ground then Fjell Tipis can transform your event into a masterpiece adding a real wow factor!

Perfect for Weddings, Parties Festivals, team building events or just for a 'Chill Out' evening with friends. Their service doesn't just start and end with the Tipi hire but can include stages, catering tents, sounds and lighting, fires, heating and perhaps most importantly a loo too!

Fjell are very professional and will be able to offer advice from their wealth of experience. They also have great contacts with other leading businesses within Cumbria so if you require a service that is outside their scope they can put you in touch with a reliable contact.

If you'd like to see more photos of previous events or contact Fjell Tipis to discuss further details and obtain quotes, then head over to their website here.

Alternative Ideas to Rent in Lake District


Yurt Cumbria

Camping Pods

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Camping Barns

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Independent Hostels

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Youth Hostels

Youth Hostel Cockermouth Cumbria

Shepherd Huts

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Bell Tent Camping

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Wigwam Camping

Wigwam - Wooden Tent

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