• The sun setting over the campsite

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  • Kestrel Lodge Campsite Main Field with view down to Bassenthwaite Lake

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  • Enjoying a good old-fashioned campfire

  • Campsite view up to Dash Falls and Great Cockup

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  • Bassenthwaite Lake Cloud inversion from Kestrel Lodge

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  • The Skiddaw Range from the banks of Bassenthwaite Lake

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  • A campsite for all the family to enjoy

  • The Skiddaw range from Kestrel Lodge getting onto the Cumbrian way

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Kestrel Lodge Campsite is a peaceful and relaxed, family-friendly campsite in a picturesque setting, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells.

About Us

Kestrel Lodge Campsite is a peaceful and relaxed, family-friendly campsite in a picturesque setting, nestled between the quiet shores of Bassenthwaite Lake and the beautiful Cumbrian fells.

We are situated amidst a fell walker’s paradise, with twenty-four Wainwright's accessible from your tent flap. We’re also close to popular Lake District tourist attractions, with plenty to do whatever your age or interests.

Walking

We are situated amidst a fell walker’s paradise, with twenty-four Wainwright's accessible from your tent flap. We’re also close to popular Lake District tourist attractions, with plenty to do whatever your age or interests.

Camping in luxury? Oh yes. Our new Mongolian Yurts offer the perfect glamping option for a stay with family, friends, and you don’t even have to leave you furbabies at home if you book our dog friendly yurt.

New for 2020…Mongolian Yurt Experience

Camping in luxury? Oh yes. Our new Mongolian Yurts offer the perfect glamping option for a stay with family, friends, and you don’t even have to leave you furbabies at home if you book our dog friendly yurt.

Welcome

When we found Kestrel Lodge we were immediately smitten with the area. We wanted to create a traditional camping ground with lots of home comforts. A hot shower, covered areas for rainy days and a place to clean muddy boots and canine friends.

At Kestrel Lodge Campsite we allow campfires, as we know there is nothing nicer than relaxing around a roaring fire underneath the stars after a busy day out on the fells. We found Kestrel Lodge and fell in love with the area, we hope you do so too.

We're all looking forward to meetings you soon.

COVID-19 UPDATE - Kestrel Lodge is now open. To adhere with social distanicing around the facilities we will be booking a smaller number of pitches this year and pre-booked pitches only, to ensure that everyone knows what is going on at the campsite before they arrive. So do book...and we'd recommend booking early.

From Monday the 14th of September the government have made it illegal for groups of more than 6 people to gather indoors or outdoors unless they are from the same household. And all groups must practice social distancing. Kestrel Lodge has operated a policy all summer of a six person group maximum, so this should not be a problem. However, we have found people circumventing this rule by booking as individual tents and then camping next to each other when they get here and gathering in larger groups. THIS WILL NOT BE TOLLERATED NOW AS IT IS ILLEGAL FROM THE 14TH ONWARDS. Anyone caught doing so can and will be asked to leave immediately, without a refund. Please don’t make us have to enforce this, and be sensible. Stick to the rules and stay safe, folks.

We are still able to take your bookings for next year so please call 017687 76752 or email to let us know you're coming.

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From Our Blog

  • 31st May 2020

    Covid-19 Update for Kestrel Lodge

    Well folks, things seem to be opening up and with any luck Kestrel Lodge will open its gates for the first time this in 2020 on the 4th of July.

  • 02nd May 2020

    Kestrel Lodge's Girls

    As some of you will know, we’ve kept hens here at Kestrel lodge since we came here nearly 5 years ago, but what you may not know is that they are absolutely amazing creatures.

  • 26th April 2020

    Long Valley Yurts coming to Kestrel Lodge...a bit later now.

    2020 was due to be a big year at Kestrel Lodge with arrival of glamping and 3 new Yurts.