There is a Booths in Windermere 10 miles away; and Morrison's, Sainsbury's and Booths in Penrith 18 miles away.
The nearest Train Stations are in Windermere (10 miles) or Penrith (18 miles).
The Kirkstone Rambler runs past the site 3 times a day Saturday and Sundays from Easter to the End of October. It runs every day during the school summer holidays. The nearest bus service in the winter is the Patterdale to Penrith service 3 miles from the site.
M and A taxis are an excellent local service biased in Glenridding. Pre-booking is advisable. Their phone number is 017384 82372 or 07770 444159.
Unfortunately we do not have any storage facilities for bikes. Guests normally secure them to their bike racks on their cars. Bicycles are not permitted in any of the bunkhouse, bed and breakfast rooms or galley kitchen area.
Dogs are welcome on the campsite and in the bunkhouse. They are also permitted in the Brotherswater Inn and Barn End Bar. We do not allow pets in the cottage or bed and breakfast rooms (except guide dogs). Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. There is also a dog walking area half way down the driveway.
We do not allow fires on the ground as they damage the grass and can be dangerous during very dry periods. However we do not mind small fires in a suitable container raised off the ground. Fires are always at the discretion of the warden, if he believes your fire to be too big or too near your tent he may ask you to extinguish it.
Yes, everyone is welcome to barbeque (weather permitting!) so long as it is raised off the ground either on legs or by one of the bricks kept under the bins on the campsite.
In the summer parking is on the grass next to your tent pitch. Only after heavy rainfall do we ask guests not to park on the grass as they can get stuck and it damages the site. In the winter there is a small car park next to the higher ground that camping is allowed on.
Arrivals for camping can check in after 12 noon but before 10.30pm. There is no late arrivals area. Check in for the bunkhouses and bed and breakfast is after 3pm but before 10.30pm.
Check out is by 12 noon for the campsite and 10.30am for the bunkhouses and bed and breakfast. Late checkouts can be arranged so long as we are not fully booked.
Yes, we have a residents licence so children can stay right up until closing time!
No, our showers are all push button operated.
No, it is not possible to charge food or drinks to your room. We can run a tab to a table so long as you leave a credit or debit card behind the bar, and the table is inside. The tab must be cleared when you vacate your table.
Unfortunately we do not have the space for a drying room. However there are token operate tumble driers in the laundry room. Tokens can be purchased from the Shop and Brotherswater Inn.
We do not have any mobile phone reception. There is a payphone located in the entrance to The Brotherswater Inn and another in the entrance to The Barn End Bar. The Barn End payphone is accessible 24 hours.
Free Sat television systems should work on the campsite. We do not receive any Freeview signal (we are surrounded by hills). The analogue signal has now been switched off in Cumbria so only digital systems will work. However sometimes the weather can affect TV systems on the campsite so it is always best to bring a supply of books or DVDs!
We only have BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 and Sky News in the Inn rooms. However these can be affected by bad weather, particularly strong winds.
The shop is generally open every day from Easter until the end of September.
Hours are extended on bank holiday weekends and during the school holidays. The shop is open limited hours in October depending on how busy the site is. It is then closed from November until the following Easter, all bookings and arrivals are handled by The Brotherswater Inn.