Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Review: Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Our stay at Lanefoot Farm campsite near Keswick didn’t get off to the best start. We arrived after a long drive up, only for there to be no record of our booking. I was already tired and grumpy and, as I had paid in full upfront, I had expected everything to go a bit more smoothly.

Lanefoot Farm CampsiteLove this sign, it was certainly true of Finn!

As a result we ended up squeezed between two other pitches. Luckily our neighbours were lovely, but they can’t have been overjoyed to see us pitch up with our massive new tent and a toddler. Despite being closer to other tents than I would normally like, we still managed to have a lovely few days.

Outwell Montana 6ac camping set upOur new set up with our swanky kitchen extension worked really well

I picked Lanefoot mainly for the location, but also because we have discovered that we really do prefer smaller, more basic sites. They tend to be friendlier, and anyway the whole point is that you make your own fun! Finn certainly had a great time watching the free range (and very bold!) chickens and sheep and toddling up and down the field.

Lanefoot Farm CampsiteThe site is great for kids who like exploring

As long as there are toilets, showers (preferably free with plenty of hot water) and running water then I’m happy. We also tend to get a pitch with EHU these days as it makes life so much easier. Lanefoot Farm campsite had all of this, plus an indoor washing up room, which also housed maps and leaflets about the area. The reception had a small shop for basics.

Lanefoot Farm CampsiteFinn likes to thoroughly inspect all of the facilities!

The toilets and showers were in the old farm building, and although there weren’t many (two male and two female toilets and 3 shower cubicles) it wasn’t too busy. A bonus of camping with a toddler is that we tend to be up early so beat the queues. It was useful that the cubicles were big enough to accommodate all three of us, which makes it easier washing Finn. As I mentioned, the facilities were basic, but clean enough and the hot water flowed so I have no complaints.

Fires are allowed, however you need to use a  container and wood supplied by the campsite.

Being the Lake District and peak season, this site wasn’t the cheapest. We’ve certainly paid less for better facilities. However, when you’ve got a view like this on your doorstep, it suddenly seems like a great deal!

Lanefoot Farm CampsiteThe campsite boasts impressive views towards Skiddaw.

I’d definitely like to return to Lanefoot Farm Campsite, I’ll just make sure I confirm my booking before arriving next time!

Looking for more Lake District campsites?

Great Langdale

Waterside House, Ullswater



  • Emma Lewis Emma Lewis September 08, at 14:27

    Wow that view looks amazing! Shame about the booking but it looks worth it in the end.

    • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker September 11, at 07:42

      Yes, it all worked out fine! With great views and some fresh air the less than perfect start to our trip was all but forgotten!

  • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker September 08, at 21:23

    It really was fab, all worked out in the end!

  • Jenny Jenny September 13, at 22:23

    It looks like a gorgeous campsite! I love that the animals are just wandering around as well, great for kids and adults! I also prefer the smaller campsites, much better than those big ones with all the mod cons and big static caravans too. It sounds like s brilliant place to stay! Thanks so muc for linking up to #Whatevertheweather. 🙂 x

  • travelingchristie travelingchristie September 22, at 21:20

    That sunset shot is beautiful wow, it really does seem camping is so relaxing once you are in and sorted #mondayescapes x

    • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker September 23, at 07:38

      Definitely! Once we’re set up, Finn is asleep and we’re enjoying a glass of wine by the campfire, it all seems worth it!

  • MountainMatron MountainMatron March 11, at 15:16

    Those rolling hills, and wide open green pastures are breathtaking.

    • The Helpful Hiker The Helpful Hiker March 12, at 19:00

      I love the rolling green hills of the UK, we don’t have the wide open spaces of the US, but it’ s very pretty!


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