Side Farm Campsite
OS Grid Reference: NY 398163
Side Farm Camping is situated in Patterdale at the southern end of Ullswater and provides an excellent base for fell walking, watersports and mountain biking.
Overlooked by the Place Fell and with stunning views towards the Helvellyn range, this site is a spectacular location for exploring this beautiful area of the Lake District.
Ideal base for walking, mountain biking, fishing or simply relaxing. Book in at tearoom/farm between 08.00 and 22.00 latest. Families welcome. Close to Patterdale village and many walks, both high and low level. No fires permitted but barbecues ok if raised off ground. Tents and small/medium sized campervans welcome, sorry no caravans.
Helvellyn itself (England's 3rd highest at 3,118 feet) is within striking range from here, as well as the neighbouring valleys containing Thirlmere and Windermere.
Ullswater is on your doorstep and offers all manor of watersports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, swimming, and rowing. There's also a regular launch service between Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding. Patterdale is a fell walkers delight with such well known fells as St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and High Street located close by.
Easier walks take you over into the picturesque valley of Martindale, along the lake shore of Ullswater to Howtown or along towards Brothers Water further up the Patterdale valley.
|Open||Easter to October.|
|2015 Rates||Adult £8.00 - per person
Child £4.00 - per person
Cars £2.00 and motorcycles £1.00
Prices are per night.
|Booking required?||NO ADVANCE BOOKING. But during high season, arrive early to secure a pitch or phone ahead for information.|
We are a small quiet site and therefore don't take single sex or large groups unless previously agreed.
|Max Users||70 tents.|
|No. of Toilets Blocks||1|
|No. of Showers||1 male, 2 female per block.|
|Car Parking||Yes - next to pitch.|
|Gas Refills available?||No - but in Glenridding village (1 mile).|
|Open fires allowed?||No.|
|Disposable barbeques allowed?||Yes - with care!|
|Nearest Food & Drink||
Patterdale Hotel (0.25 miles)
Pub Food and Real ale.
|Nearest Bank||Ambleside (9 miles)
Penrith (15 miles)
Cashpoint in Glenridding.
|Mountain Bike Hire?||No - nearest in Glenridding (1 mile)|
Helvellyn via Striding Edge - one of the finest walks in the Lakes.
High Raise and High Street.
Patterdale to Howtown via lakeside footpath.