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

    Camping and caravans

  • Or stay in pub or bunkhouse

    Or stay in pub or bunkhouse

  • Superb food in traditional pub

    Superb food in traditional pub

  • All in a stunning location

    All in a stunning location

Covid-19 Update 21st October 2020

More Travel Restrictions

It has been announced that in addition to Liverpool and Lancashire, Greater Manchester including the City of Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham will be entering Tier 3 ‘Very High Risk’ at 00.01am on Friday 23rd October. South Yorkshire including Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield will also enter Tier 3 at 00.01am on Saturday the 24th October. Therefore we are unable to accommodate anyone from these areas after these times until restrictions are relaxed to Tier 2 or lower. If you are unsure if these will affect an upcoming booking please do not hesitate to call 017684 82239 or email You can also check which tier you reside in here:

COVID-19 Update 14th October 2020

Travel Restrictions

On the 12th October, the Prime Minister set out how the Government plans to standardise and simplify local lockdown measures, by introducing a three-tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England - set at medium, high, and very high. Currently Cumbria is categorised as medium, so we can continue to accommodate guests from other medium and high areas, providing that everyone respects the Covid-secure measures we have in place as well as rules on households mixing and the ‘rule of six’. Unfortunately, as government advice limits travel to and from very high risk areas, we are unable to accommodate guests from the Liverpool City Region including Liverpool, Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton and Halton, and also Lancashire including, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre. We are contacting anyone from these areas, and also those affected by other restrictions in Scotland and Wales, who has a booking to discuss their options. If you are unsure if the restrictions affect you please visit where you can enter your postcode and it will let you know what your area is classified as.

COVID-19 Update 24th September 2020

A New Normal

While COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, we are delighted with the way guests have embraced the changes around the campsite and Brotherswater Inn. Social distancing and strict hygiene measures are followed by both guests and staff which have so far proved very successful. Masks must now be worn in any public areas around the site (apart from when sat at tables in the restaurant) and we will continue to operate at a reduced occupancy until it is safe to do otherwise.

If you have any questions about opening times and our facilities please do not hesitate to get in touch. Guidelines can change with very little notice and we are constantly adapting to keep up.

Thank you all so very, very much for your support.

If you have any concerns or questions about an upcoming booking, or a booking you would like to make please do not hesitate to contact us on 017684 82239 or

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 day's 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. Alternatively, 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 (with the exception of the Christmas period) 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 anyone with four legs is very welcome in the bunkhouse, on the campsite, in the bar and resturant 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.


The Brotherswater Inn and Sykeside Camping Park are certified as 'We're Good To Go Covid Secure' by Visit England. For more information about our COVID-19 procedures and restrictions on camping and at the Inn please email


Broadband is now available free of charge at The Brotherswater Inn and The Barn End Bar. Please ask at the bar or at the campsite shop/reception if you would like to login.

Brotherswater Inn Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 4pm - 10pm, dinner served 5pm - 8pm (last food orders 7.30pm)

Saturday and Sunday 12 noon - 10pm, lunch served 12 noon - 3pm (last food orders 2.30pm), dinner served 5pm - 8pm (last food orders 7.30pm)

Bookings taken for tables indoors, please call 017684 82239 (press option 1 for reception). Unfortunately due to a change in the law making table service mandatory, we are currently unable to serve food to tables outdoors. Food is still available to takeout.

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Long Valley Luxury Yurts

We have teamed up with the lovely folks at Long Valley Yurts to bring you 2 beautiful yurts in a truly stunning location. With wood burning stoves, comfortable beds, feather duvets, solar lighting and views direct from the door as well as a whole host of other home comforts it really is luxury camping.

Only two Yurts available to book from March – November, click here for more information.

Long Valley Yurts at Sykeside


Nomad Events Tipi

Fancy 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 dismantling the tipi either, as they'll take care of that for you, too! Click here to read more...