Pitch up here at this lovely hillside campsite at the gateway to the southern Lake District.
Our Kendal Club campsite is ideally located for those who enjoy walking and cycling. The hills and peaks of the southern Lake District are on the doorstep while the Yorkshire Dales National Park is around a 30 minute drive away.
This beautiful campsite feels secluded yet is within walking distance of Kendal itself where you’ll find a selection of shops, a supermarket, two castles, the Abbot Hall Art Gallery as well as the award-winning Quaker Tapestry Exhibition.
The campsite enjoys lovely fell views, offers spacious pitches and has good range of facilities including a laundry, children’s play area as well as toilets and showers.
Windermere is around nine miles from Kendal campsite. Here you can board a steamer, launch a boat, windsurf or canoe. Back on land the World of Beatrix Potter at Bowness on Windermere offers the chance to meet Peter Rabbit and his friends. On the western shores the National Trust owned woodlands, Claife Heights, is great for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting.
Amblseside at the northern tip of the lake is the starting point for the challenging Wansfell, the Langdales and other mountain. You can also walk to Stock Ghyll Force from the centre of the town. Pretty Grasmere is worth a visit. Treat yourself to some of Sarah Nelson’s famous gingerbread. You’ll find the Grasmere Gingerbread shop tucked away in the corner of the churchyard.
Some pitches are sloping and chocks are required.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
Plumgarths Farm Shop and Low Sizergh Barn sell local produce. Farmers’ markets are held at Brough, Orton, Penrith and Pooley Bridge.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Designated dog walk
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Some accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Childrens play area
Club Site Wi-fi
Toilet facilites were dated and could do with an update. Shower heads were fixed and so you could not adjust also could not adjust temperature which both were a down side for me.
Not recommended in windy weather unless you like van rocking from side to side.
One downside is that if you are in a motorhome and have no other transport it is a good 45 minute walk to Kendal. Not recommended in bad weather
Couple running the site were very friendly.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples
This was only my second time towing - first time on my own, as a not very strong woman, this was a daunting task - and the site owners (and fellow campers) couldn't be more helpful. Phil helped me reverse into the space (only the second time I'd reversed it too!), pitched me next to the dog walk since he'd seen my collie and pointed out where all of the facilities and nearby shops were. As I was moving house, towing the caravan from Oxfordshire to Scotland, I could only stay two nights but would've loved to have set up the awning and stayed longer.
This site was so lovely and quiet which was just what I needed to break up the trip. The toilets and showers were clean and warm with a free hairdryer and the closing time for cleaning didn't really bother me as I was awake and out early enough. The WiFi signal was decent but annoying to have to keep logging in on my phone.
As other reviewers have said, the shops are only a short walk away and there are local walks straight from the site which is great! I took the dog out along the river, and she even managed to splash around in the slow-flowing parts.
It was ideal as a second-time caravanner to have all of the help offered and I'll be booking again next year when I'll have more time to stay and enjoy the beautiful Lake District scenery.
Next time, however, I'll go through Kendal and out towards the M6 going north as going along the A6, I felt very very nervous being a newbie tower. Especially as they'd put traffic lights on Shap Fell uphill so I had to hill start in the rain on a very steep gradient. I've not been along the road before as I usually come off at the A591 when going to Windermere so didn't know I'd be going over Shap Fell (I should've looked at a map before setting off). I think with more experience, I might have felt better about it but just a tip if anyone is in the same situation as I was. :)
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Both my husband and I commented on how hard working and friendly the warden Phil was. He always had a smile on his face and took great pride in ensuring everyone was pitch perfect. We had a lovely pitch with a lovely view. Plenty of places to visit and the Yorkshire Dales are not far away for a visit either. The weather was beautiful which made all the difference.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a great little site this is. Arrival couldn't have been easier. The manager Phil was really helpful showing us to our pitch and getting us level etc. There is a Morrisons and an Aldi 10 mins walk away and plenty of places to eat in Kendal. Windermere is about 8/9 miles away and Ambleside a further 4/5 miles. Great little dog walk area is available, and there's a lovely walk into town along a riverside path. I would recommend the site to anyone. First Class !
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families
Nearest bus stop: 0.5 mile form Site entrance
Nearest train station: Kendal – 1 mile
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