Lake District Campsite in Thornthwaite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

We welcome campervans, caravans and motorhomes and tents.

Facilities & Features

  • Showers with underfloor heating
  • Toilets freshly decorated
  • Washing-up sinks in a warm room
  • Electricity Hook Up points for both caravans and tents
  • Hardstanding Pitches for campervans, caravans and motorhomes
  • Information Room with local maps and leaflets
  • Drying Room for after those wet days on the fells
  • Small Shop where we sell all the breakfast essentials sourced from local suppliers, as well as marshmallows for the campfires!

General Information

  • Campfires are permitted on both fields, but must be in a container raised up off the ground. We have kiln dried logs for sale, which guarantee a good campfire.
  • ONLY logs bought from the campsite may be burnt on the campfires.
  • PLEASE NOTE that although we allow campfires we are NOT a party venue.
  • NO GROUPS…but we do allow Duke of Edinburgh groups.
  • NO MUSIC on site.
  • QUIET on site after 10pm.
  • Dogs are permitted on the campsite, at no additional cost, but MUST be kept on a LEAD at all times.
  • Suitable For: Lanefoot Farm Campsite is suitable for just about everyone who loves camping, especially; families, walkers, cyclists and Duke of Edinburgh groups
  • Arrivals: New arrivals may pitch up AFTER 2pm on day of arrival. Please STOP at the white farmhouse when you arrive.
  • Departures:  All pitches must be vacated by 11am on day of departure.
  • Deposit: We require a non-refundable deposit of 100% of the first night and 5% of subsequent nights.
  • Location: View  Lanefoot Farm Campsite on a map
  • Minimum Stay:  2 nights for a pitch booking, (3 nights over Bank Holiday weekends)
  • Advance Bookings:  We do accept advance bookings for caravans, campervans and tents. You do not have to book a pitch to camp, but it is advisable, especially during school holidays and over Bank Holidays, in order to avoid disappointment.
  • Online Booking System and pitch numbers:  The numbers on our online booking system do NOT correlate to actual pitch numbers on the ground.  When you arrive you will be able to choose where to pitch from the pitches that are available.
  • Please note:  We do not refund camping fees should you choose to leave early if it rains.
The Campsite Layout

The Campsite has 2 main fields, which are both approximately 2 acres in size. The larger Open Field has been divided by a fence and hedge, with tents to the top and caravans below.

The Meadow Field

The Meadow Field has some mature tree screening, and is divided by the meadow flowers and grasses which grow there.

This is where our camping Pods and The Shepherds’ Hut are situated, with views of the fells in every direction. From Skiddaw to the Helvellyn range, round to Barrow, Seat How and Barf.

‘Whinlatter’, Family Plus Pod at Lanefoot Farm Campsite
‘Whinlatter’, one of our Family Plus Pods at Lanefoot Farm Campsite
The Open Field

The Open Field is divided by a native species mixed hedgerow, which we planted about 5 years ago.  It divides the caravan pitches from the camping field. The caravan pitches are at the bottom of the field, and the camping field is at the top . The camping field is a good size, and has a parking area at either side, where campers can park their cars.

The camping field has uninterrupted views of Skiddaw, Seat How and Barf. It is a great place to sit out in the evening with a campfire, watching the sun setting behind the north western fells.

Tents on the main camping field at Lanefoot Farm Campsite
Camping at Lanefoot Farm Campsite, with a great view of Skiddaw