Grass Pitch for one tent No Vehicle Access

UK England North West England Cumbria Ulverston Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 3 adults, 3 children)
Some of our grass pitches are located alongside a shallow stream, each pitch has its own fire pit for evening campfires. Facilities are only a 2 minute walk away which include hot showers, toilets and a washing up area with communal fridge and freezer.

The Owner Says

The space

Some of our grass pitches are located alongside a beautiful shallow running stream which is ideal for children to play in. The pitches are level and each one has its own fire pit area for campfires. It is only a 2 minute walk away from the facilities including hot showers, toilets and a washing up area which has a communal fridge and freezer,

Guest access

The campsite is on a working farm with cows sheep and horses so for health and safety reasons it's not possible to access other areas of the farm but there are some lovely walks directly from the site up onto Black and White Combe. Our nearest beach is only 3 miles away (5 minute drive) with glorious miles of largely unoccupied sand. We are currently developing some areas of the site but would hope that this is not creating any inconvenience to our visitors.

Interaction with guests

We are always about to chat but do bear in mind we spend our lives at the moment living to work as we try and get everything on the farm to a better standard and improved. If there is anything we can do to make your stay the best possible, please let us know in advance - if we can, we will!

 If you would like local information or recommendations ask or check out the helpful folder in the roundhouse for ideas. We look forward to showing you our farm with its cats dogs sheep and heavy horses!

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Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – yes. Large groups by prior arrangement.


Across the meadow is Baystone Bank Farm's very own horse riding centre. It is the world's only BHS-approved Heavy Horse Riding Centre (07769 588565 or 01229 777764), with magnificent shire horses with their great shaggy feet along with other breeds such as Clydesdale, Suffolk Punch, Brabant and Percheron. There are miles of fabulous riding routes on the private farmland and beyond and a variety of horses to suit all levels of experience. Rides are carefully organised as instructional hacks, with tuition, and start from 1½ hours (longer fell and beach ride experiences are available to suit experience levels). For those who prefer to stay on their own two feet, there are endless walking opportunities. A series of footpaths run through the farm, with routes up both Black and White Combe (the foothills are accessible from the campsite) and the rest of the national park on your doorstep. Coniston Water (10 miles) is the closest of the main lakes nearby, but there are several smaller tarns that you can walk around, too including Rydal Water and Tarn Hows. Grizedale Forest is only 30 minutes drive away and offers miles of fabulous off road mountain biking.

Food & Drink

It's a 5-minute drive or a half hour walk to The Punch Bowl Inn (01229 774457) in the local village of Hallthwaites. The pub is right opposite the village hall (and the bus stop) and is rather unassuming looking from outside. There are outside tables round the back, though, and the food is decent and well priced. Best to ring the Punch Bowl to reserve a table though as they are not open on certain days during the winter months. For more options, drive the 10 minutes to Broughton-in-Furness, where there's a trio of good pubs open all year round.  There is also the Beach Cafe at Haverigg by the sea where there is a playground for the young ones which is also about 8-10 mins away and the Harbour pub which is reasonably priced and offers a 3 course Sunday lunch which is good value.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 188 reviews


A November Visit

A great place to have a few days away before the next lockdown which wasn't too far from our home in our camper van. Despite the wet and windy weather we thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful site surrounded by their four legged lawn mowers, the babbling beck and beautiful fells. We're looking forward to another visit.

Relaxed, well equipped and beautiful setting

The campsite is easy to find, we received a warm welcome and were able to set up quickly. All facilities were clean and modern. The setting is beautiful with views towards the Lake District and the sea.
Oct 26, 2020 by Peter Rigby Verified Review

Wild and beautiful place

This campsite is very beautiful surrounded by fells with a brook running through it. The facilities are really good, modern and very clean. The site is quiet at this time of year so hard to gage how busy it gets, but for us in early October very peaceful due to only 4 or 5 other tenants being there over the week (some days none). Be sure to have lighting to move about the site with as it goes very dark with no lighting in the camping area. It was a shame the farm shop was not open as we were looing forward to buying local farm produce, however we understood it is not peak time of year. We only met the campsite warden once upon ariving and the next day he left as the main season was over with the owner coming to take over, however we never met the owner. We did ring the main line a couple of times with 2 questions who were very helpful, but not sure what would happen if there was an on site technical issue with no warden present. The weather from the fells can come down heavy in the valley (camping area) so be sure to tightly peg your tent or secure you caravan/motorhome well. Our trailer caravan survived the storm! wind and sheet rain!. Just two things that I feel can be made more clear/ Improved -: 1- The no go zones on the farm land, whilst it does say on some of the gates no "Vehicle access boyond this point " its not clear footpath wise. It is a shame the fells dont seem to accesible from the farm/campsite, possibly access can be given with permisson from the farm owner? provided live stock is not in said route. 2- The mop and bucket left in the shower area (which is requested the Tenants use to clean the shower area after themselves) is often dirty, I changed the water but there was no cleaning product left out so I used the hand sanitiser instead! might be a good idea to leave some cleaning fluid out. Overall we are coming back ASAP...

Charming, rustic and beautiful

We stayed as a couple in the bell tent for 2 nights and we couldn’t be happier. The campsite was set in beautiful rolling hills with a stream babbling through the site. The bell things have a double bed, table and pouffe seats as well as carpets and rugs. There is a fire pit for keeping warm and cooking and the shower, toilet and washing up facilities were just 30 seconds away. All facilities were spotless and newly fitted. The campsite is charming with chickens roaming free and sheep and cows visible in the fields and hills surrounding as well as beautiful horses. It is 20 mins or so from Coniston Water and 35 mins to Bowness on Windermere. All in all, a fab trip, excellent value for money and we can wait to come back again in the spring.

Amazing location views outstanding

Great secluded location fantastic views great walks close to the beach good size pitches by a streams with fire pits, facility good clean great showers and washing up area would stay again.
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite is located at Baystone Bank Farm Campsite, Whicham, Millom, Cumbria LA18 5LY

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Getting There

Baystone Bank Farm is just off the A595 between the 2 turns to Millom at either end of the Whicham Valley. Unless you actively want a scenic route, avoid going through the Lakes and exit the M6 at junction 36 (signposted Western Lake District (S), Kendal, Barrow) following the A590. Follow the A590 as it splits off left towards Barrow and continue until you reach Greenodd. At the roundabout, take a right towards Workington on the A5092, following the road through Lowick Green and on to Grizebeck where you should join the A595 heading for Workington and the Western Lake District. Follow the A595 past Broughton-in-Furness and Duddon Bridge, then past the turn off to Broadgate. Continue for a further 1½ miles over Dubdale Brow before turning right at the sign for the campsite. There are 7 farms with the same postcode, so if you're using a SatNav be sure to enter Baystone Bank Farm as the name!

The nearest train station is in Millom, 5 miles away.