View of Brotherswater close to the camp site
  • Camping and caravans

    Camping and caravans

  • Or stay in pub, cottage, bunkhouse

    Or stay in pub, cottage, bunkhouse

  • Superb food in traditional pub

    Superb food in traditional pub

  • All in a stunning location

    All in a stunning location

Lake district camping and pub

In the heart of the Dovedale Valley, surrounded by Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fairfield with Brotherswater nearby, Sykeside is an inspiring location for Lake District camping, offering stunning views wherever you pitch.

We are the perfect spot for walking whether you fancy a short stroll around Brotherswater or a full days hike up High Street as many footpaths leave right from our doorstep. Our central location makes us ideal for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria, whether it be on foot or by car. Or for those who wish to relax why not sample a pint or two of local ale at The Brotherswater Inn whilst enjoying the stunning views of Dove Crag.

For brave campers we are open all year round (just not Christmas Day) in all weathers so why not join us for a spot of ice-climbing or winter walking, or perhaps just relaxing by the fire in the pub!

We are dog friendly so with anyone with four legs is very welcome in the bunkhouse, on the campsite, in both bars and in the shop. We do however ask that dogs are kept on a lead and under control as the local sheep and deer are a little more nervous than ourselves.

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Tipis at Sykeside

Rent a tipi at Sykeside for easy Lake District camping

Like camping but don't fancy struggling to set-up a tent when you arrive? Hire one of Nomad's Native American Tipis and they'll set it up ready for your arrival. At the end of your tipi camping adventure, there's no need to worry about ... read more

Charity Event 11th until 15th September

After a very successful event last September we will once again be hosting a private fundraisier on behalf of Invesco UK. Therefore the site will be closed from Thursday 11th September and will reopen on Monday 14th September. We wish all the participants good luck with their challenge and hope that the weather is a bit kinder than last year!

Wi-Fi

After years of extremely slow internet access due to our location we have recently installed satellite broadband to enable us to have a reliable and much speedier connection. It is not as fast as fiber-optic broadband but it has increased our speed from 0.01MB to around 5 or 6MB and it doesn't stop working for days on end. Wi-fi hot spots are available in both bars, in the bed and breakfast rooms and in the cottage. There is a small charge to use the wi-fi as it is a lot more expensive to run than traditional broadband. We have so far been thrilled with the improvement!