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


We are very excited to announce a new menu for the Barn End Bar this summer. For a sample copy please click here. (Not to worry, Colin's ever popular pub quiz still starts at 9.15pm on Saturday evenings!) the Barn End will open Saturday 12th April and will then be open every weekend until October.

Availability May Day

We are fully booked in the B&B and the bunkhouse over the May Day bank holiday weekend, but we do still have pitches available on the campsite. There is also no minimum stay. Call 017684 82239 or book online to avoid disappointment!