Shower and toilet block. Washing-up room. Fridge-freezer for ice-packs. Communal power points that guests can use, plus a kettle, toaster and microwave. Campfires permitted, with logs, firelighters, kindling, BBQs and marshmallows sold on site. Fresh produce, such as eggs, are also available to buy. Moss Side is a working farm, with traditional Lakeland Herdwick sheep (and lambs in spring), Hereford cattle, ponies, ducks and hens.
Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (on a lead at all times) – yes. Noisy types and big groups – no.
There are several good footpaths leading straight from Moss Side Farm Campsite. One follows the old railway line route down the valley and leads you right to the village of Broughton-in-Furness (35 minutes), others take you to Seathwaite valley and Ulpha valley, while another takes you up and over into the next valley and down to Broughton Mills (see Food & Drink). Ask the Moss Side Farm team to point you in the right direction if you need help or seek out the information centre at Broughton in Furness. The most popular high-level hikes are to The Old Man of Coniston (10 miles away) and Whitfell (7 miles). For incredible views of the coast, drive the 15 minutes further west and climb Black Combe. It's a 15-minute drive to Coniston Water, the third biggest body of water in the Lake District and the closest to Moss Side Farm. Sail on the lake on the historic steam gondola, rent canoes and kayaks or launch sailing boats from the Coniston Boating Centre (015394 41366). If you're into history, it's 30 minutes to Muncaster Castle, 30 minutes to Holker Hall and 40 minutes to National Trust-owned Sizer Castle (015395 60951). The towns of Windermere and Ambleside are about a 20-minute drive each, as is the South Lakes Animal Park (01229 466086) at Dalton-in-Furness, a popular option for families if the children are tired of walking.
Food & Drink
It's a half-hour walk down the valley to the village of Broughton-in-Furness, where there's a petrol station, a bank, a butcher and grocers, a post office, a bakery (01229 716284), a café (01229 716388) and a trio of decent pubs. The Black Cock (01229 716529) is our pick of the bunch, particular on a sunny day when you can sit outside, while the Old Kings Head (01229 716293) is another option and the Manor Arms (01229 716286) is great for a Guinness and some olde world charm. For a country pub that's really worth the walk, there's a good half-hour jaunt over the hill from Moss Side Farm Campsite and down to the River Lickle. There, in Broughton Mills, the Blacksmiths Arms (01229 716824) has bags of character, with four small rooms, three of which have original beams, slate floors and warm log fires in winter. In summer, hanging baskets and benches under parasols make it a great place for sitting out, while cask ales and real ciders on tap and refined dishes (including an excellent pigeon salad with black pudding) lend some real class to the thoroughly casual atmosphere.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 53 reviews
Peaceful spot & beautiful views
We stayed for only 1 night in September 2020. We were in the camper and stayed on the top field as the lower field was a little water logged on the date we had chosen, there are beautiful views all around! This is a dog friendly site. Facilities are clean and include hot water showers, washing up room with plug sockets for phone charging and even the use of fridge and freezer which is good to know for future visits. Fire pits were available around the site and logs & kindling available for about £5. We were time limited so didn't get to explore the area like we had intended so will definitely be back, hopefully for a little longer next time!
An amazing place. Loved our time here. Friendly and warm people. Def go back.
Quirky, working farm. Cannot praise enough. Firepits and wood provided at night made it extra special. Listening to owls, cows, cockerills.
Tranquil spot with awe inspiring views
Sat nav took me straight to the site. On arriving it was a breath of fresh air. Stunning views and a sense of calm. Louise the host was friendly and welcoming letting me choose from several options where to pitch. After pitching I went to explore the surroundings which did not disappoint. As a solo camper I felt relaxed and comfortable around the site.Toilets and showers are very clean with good supply of hot water. Tranquil spot with awe inspiring views. Will definitely recommend and will definitely be back.
Incredible view from your tent door!
Welcoming and friendly owner, with some lovely pitches at different levels of the valley available, I pitched the tent only to decide 10 minutes later that I’d found a better spot hidden up a slope! Basic facilities but plenty of hot water and fridge/freezer, along with plugs for charging your phones. Nice old railway line walk into the nearby village to restock at the shop and get a drink at the pub! Will hopefully stay here again soon!
A Site with a View (& a bubbling brook!)
The variety of areas within Mossside to camp was wonderful. Each had their own benefits depending upon what you were seeking from your stay. We chose a beautiful spot on the edge of the lower field perched on the outer most part for a captivating view. Facilities were clean & well kept & showers warm. Great cleaning facilities. We visited lots of nearby pubs & a waterfall walk at Eskdale was the highlight along with the ability to have open fires and roast marshmallows that we bought along with the wood delivered by quad bike each evening. Just a friendly word of caution: Beware of the advertised walk to Blacksmiths Arms-it’s not always dog friendly over the ‘stiles’ - Our beagles struggled to navigate most of them. We also managed a wrong turn so took longer than hoped in unkind weather so missed lunch! Most places wanted an advanced booking to eat due to Covid so bear that in mind of planning a pub lunch. Most places dog friendly. Definitely recommend a visit and hope to return ourselves.
Lovely camp site, with friendly owners. Facilities basic, but more than adequate, and very clean and dog friendly. Great views and a good location between the coast and Coniston. We normally camp but this year we were persuaded by the teens to ‘glamp’ and stayed in a railway carriage which was very cosy - especially as we lit the wood burner!
Hidden gem of a place, you must visit!
Absolutely brilliant, the railway carriages are so good, loads of room, clean, and well thought out, double bed one side, bunk on the other with a log burner in the middle ..with the log burner on it soon gets warm. Amazing views on a working farm, a couple of pigs, loads of hens and some adorable dogs. Logs and kindling , fire lighters are available to buy on site, although it took me a a good hour to get the log burner lit, my god it was warm! Lighting one isn’t easy if you’ve not done it before, I googled it... it’s not just shove a log in and some firelighters, there is a way.. deffo worth the wait tho. The showers, Loos, kitchen, all clean, and functional and plenty of hot water. Definitely booking again, it’s a 30 min tops drive from Coniston, so it’s not to in the sticks. Can’t wait for next visit! 10/10 Thanks for a great stay!!!
A charming and lovely place to stay
What a lovely little spot this is. This family run farm has just about all you need including stunning views across the hill side. We stayed in one of the Sheppard huts which was perfect and cosy. The drive up to the farm is narrow so be careful. The huts have a fire which really warms it up and wood (£4) and fire lighters (£1) can be bought from the farm. I'd recommend bringing a padlock, AA batteries and some pegs (small line behind fire to try socks) All in all a lovely place to stay with friendly hosts and dogs, simple wash facilities but adequate.
A hidden gem with spectacular views!
A lovely family-run campsite tucked away in the middle of the Cumbrian countryside. The owners are very friendly and helpful, the pitches were good quality and the views are just breathtaking! Waking up each morning with a cup of tea looking over at the rolling fields and peaks sets your day off right. The local village is a nice scenic walk and it's a good base camp for exploring the surrounding area. Some reviews have mentioned the toilets, they are basic but perfectly adequate and clean for camping. Overall this place is definitely worth a visit as it's great value for money and a real hidden gem!
Lovely little hidden gem
Lovely place the cleanest facilities wev ever seen on campsites, we had a cold shower but the taps was in use at the time the kids went later and had hot showers so best to use when not rush hour morning, the kids loved exploring and feeding the animals we was on the lower field the hill up was fine cos it was a dry weekend but we'd prefer the leveler field up incase we arnt so lucky next time, we kept our cars up top so it was fine, lovely views the kids enjoyed the fires at nite with marshmallows watching the stars, the common room where u could charge ur phones and lights and freeze ur ice packs if needed was a lovely addition, lots of information on all things local in there too, the kids picked apples and fed the pig daily and even went up n fed the horses, to say its a working farm you expect a bit of a basic but it defo wasn't was very clean, lovely owners friendly and approachable wel be defo returning in the future, our friends we came with was a first camp trip for them and they also loved it
Lovely little hidden gem
We had a lovely weekend the facilities are the cleanest wev ever been to on a camp trip, the kids loved the animals and exploring the land, we was in the lower field and would of prob struggled getting up if it was wet weather but as it was fine it wasn't too bad, the kids enjoyed picking apples and feeding the animals, and an evening fire watching the stars over the hills amazing views will defo be a returning customer
Beautiful, quiet site with amazing views!
Perfect little site with everything you could need. Hot showers, clean toilets, washing room with communal fridges/freezer, fire pits and wood/firelighters delivered by quad bike every evening! Loved waking up and looking over the fields and peaks in the distance. Expect a visit from 3 little dogs every time you start cooking, very cute and friendly! Can’t thank Louise enough for accommodating us last minute on a bank holiday weekend of all times, after our last site closed due to the weather.
Lovely, friendly and relaxing
A lovely, friendly and relaxing campsite which is in the heart of the farm. Lots of animals to entertain kids and great location
Great week despite the weather
Great location with access to the coast and Windermere. The weather was wet all week so the fields were pretty muddy and soft. Wouldn’t recommend driving onto the pitches without a 4x4 so be prepared to walk your gear across the site! Lovely friendly staff and loved having the animals visit at dinner time! Safe site to let the kids run free and explore! Very quiet with excellent views. Toilets and showers perfect and kept clean. Campers laundry for ice blocks provided was a nice touch. Would be difficult to visit the area if relying completely on public transport. We had a lovely week.
2 night stay in one of the Rail Cabins. On arrival, a great welcome by the owner Louise. Showed us our cabin, gave us tour and info about facilities and local walks. Very clean cabin, comfy bed and plenty of room for our dog bed. Toilets were very clean and plenty of hot water for washing up or showers. Next morning woke to fantastic view from cabin down the valley. Very friendly owners and regular visits by their dogs. We will be back.
A proper camping experience
Cant fault this place, one of the best views you could crawl out of a tent to.
Friendly, Family Campsite
Would definitely recommend this campsite. Our kids loved roaming the small campsite seeing the animals and making friends. It’s a very quiet campsite, lots of space and beautiful views. Great facilities, including the fridges which were useful to chill the wine! We will definitely be going back.
Fun on the farm
Our family group of seven spent three nights at Moss Side Farm. Our grandchildren loved all the animals they could meet including the cheeky dogs, one of which came into our tent and curled up to sleep one day. We also felt safe letting the kids roam around the grounds adventuring. The camping is set on several levels and we were on the top with a brilliant view. The only downside we had was that Storm Ellen visited us overnight on our first night. We were severely wind beaten and the rain was relentless but we survived. The same couldn't be said of the ground which took a battering and got even more churned up as cars took several attempts to drive in and out . All part of the fun though. Conditions are basic on the farm but more than adequate. Some other reviews have mentioned a lack of toilets, counting just the two for each gender, but there are some portaloos around as well although they may be a new addition. Broughton is the nearest village and more touristy spots like Ulverston and Coniston are just a short drive away. The farm may lack the luxuries of other sites but we loved it and would definitely go back, it must be fabulous on hot sunny days.
Amazing views, fantastic site
Stunning views to wake up to - we loved having a cup of coffee in front of the surrounding hills in the morning! Lovely stream was a big hit with the little one. Couple of power points available and shared fridges and freezer that made our longer stay much easier. Loads of walks in the area. Ground was fairly stoney so make sure you pack plenty of pegs...
Lovely, welcoming, a little basic
Owners were really helpful when I booked and again when I phoned up a few days before to check the amenities in the railway cabin. They also gave a very warm welcome. Overall the site was charming, lovely views, camping across multiple well kept fields so felt cosy and private, the cabin had nice touches such as fairy lights and some art on the walls. The amenities were clean but a little basic and the water was not always hot, especially in the washing up room. Also the bunk beds in the cabin were not the safest, there was no ladder to the top bunk and the slats were not fixed and moved around resulting in one of my kids falling through! They bounced as they hit the bottom bunk and saw the funny side. On the plus side, the cabin had a nice wood burning stove, electric light, picnic table outside, fire bowl for BBQ and camp fire, wood was available for purchase as were a few other staples, and there was a communal fridge and freezer (although someone unhelpfully defrosted it with our stuff in it!). And lets not forget its a working farm, the kids loved the animals, pigs, dogs, chickens, ponies and a cat. There are a couple of pubs in the village, a 5min drive or 40min walk, the Black Cock was definitely better than the Old Kings Head, not that the latter was bad, just the Black Cock was excellent. Worth booking in advance. A fun time had by all, thanks.
Fabulous views, lovely animals
Great campsite, free roaming chickens and dogs, lovely friendly hosts and the best views!
Not got a single fault with this campsite, it was great. The views were amazing (we were on the top field), it was peaceful (even though it was busy) and the owners were really friendly. Never had to queue long for the showers. Best campsite we've been to!
Laid back and friendly. The animals are fun to watch with dogs, ducks and chickens roaming around the farm... pigs and chickens in the pens .... amazing views and the walks where fun to do... wood and lighters get driven around the pitches for purchase (very convenient). Staff are very helpful and friendly...😁 and very nice to talk too.... will be going again.
Quiet, idyllic and lovely farm dogs
We spent 4 nights at Moss Side Farm and were welcomed by three lovely farm dogs, Lottie, Toby and Cookie. We were a little early for checking into one of the railway carriages so we asked Louise (who was also really lovely and welcoming) if we could explore the farm. We met the pigs, chickens and found a stream to dip our feet into. When we returned our carriage (Annie) was ready and it did not disappoint, spacious with comfy beds and a lovely view. The facilities were just what we needed, Louise called them basic but after years of wild camping without a ground sheet they were luxury! Clean toilets with plenty of hand sanitiser and other campers who respected social distancing. We welcomed the no noise after 10 rule as it meant we could really appreciate our surroundings. The location of the farm meant we were close enough to drive Swineside Stone Circle which is definitely worth a visit and Silecroft beach. There are plenty of footpaths around the Farm to explore and see a much quieter more relaxing part of the lakes.
Quiet and safe for families
Very rustic (basic) but spotless. Simple pitches, facilities and easy going. Great location for Coniston and surrounding areas. Will definitely be back! My children learnt so much about farming and food from staying on a farm and not just seeing animals in farm parks/zoos!
This is a great campsite! Stunning views, lots of different pitching fields to choose from, great low-key vibe, and animals to feed! I would highly recommend and will return.
Lovely peaceful site, fabulous views
The site was quiet, well organised and coping well with the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. The owners were able to offer helpful information about the area and, again within the Covid-19 restrictions, advice after I trod on a nail and needed medical attention.
As close to wild camping as we hoped to get! We were lucky enough to be able to pitch on the old railway embankment. The drainage there was excellent (and much needed as we had very heavy rain a couple of nights/mornings). We enjoyed the resident owls and the views were fantastic. The site is in a great location in such a peaceful valley. We largely avoided using the bathroom facilities after reading other reviews but the owners have provided facilities for emptying chemical toilets so we were able to be independent in these socially distanced times. We received a really warm welcome and would love to return.
We stayed for 6 nights at Moss Side Farm from 18th to 23rd July. As we arrived the sun came out! We had a very private pitch on top of the old railway embankment with stunning views all round. The site is very basic, which is what we like.. but a lick of paint and some hot water in the showers (would be happy to pay for showers) wouldnt have gone a miss. Most people on the site were very friendly, but there was a big noisy group when we arrived, and another even bigger group set up on our last night, who I have to say were very quiet. Lousie and her husband were very friendly and always able to provide helpful information. I would stay again, but not for as many nights, as the facilites were only really adequate for a 2/3 night stay....
We stayed 2 nights in July. We liked the location and the views from the top field were amazing, it's a proper farm campsite. It was pretty busy (I think all campsites are this summer) and the facilities were basic (as expected) but clean.
Friendly, homely camping experience
We enjoyed one night at Moss side. The staff were really friendly and accommodating, and they helped us set up as well as give us all the info on the local area. The campsite was busy, but it didn't feel too intrustive. The higher you went up the site, the better the views. The shower/toilets are a little dated. Argubly not many of them for the amount of people on the site, but overall the campsite had everything you needed for an enjoyable, relaxing stay :)
Beautiful Views with just what we needed
My husband and I stayed at Moss Side for 5 nights and camped at the top field which had the best views! But I think the views from all fields were great though. The farm had hens and dogs wandering around and a pig you can feed your leftovers to. Louise was so friendly and came round every day with wood for camp fires. We walked to pubs in Broughton in Furness for dinner which took 40 mins and is a scenic route. The facilities are simple but were just what I expected for what we paid, it was great to have freezers for our ice packs and also power points to charge things. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Fantastic rural fairly basic campsite with excellent views.
Campsite is on a farm in a fairly rural location with great views. Facilities are adequate. Really relaxed atmosphere. Very friendly staff, they even deliver logs straight to your tent! Really nice 40 minute walk into the village which has a couple of pubs with good pints and food. We had a great time at the site and will definitely be back.
Beautiful site, good facilities
We stayed at Moss Side Farm between 17th-19th July 2020. We arrived in the rain to be met by the host who showed us round the site and allowed us a choice of where to pitch. We were also greeted by a number of friendly dogs. The farm is set in a beautiful location and has many different areas to pitch. Our trip was only mildly spoilt by a group of 4 families with a large number of children that bent the rules and booked a group stay surreptitiously. They allowed their large number children the run round the farm screaming from morning to night running between tents and caravans. They played music and refused to turn it off on what is a no music site. We understand they were told to quieten down several times. I believe after two warnings they should have been asked to leave.
This was a great campsite, basic (as we like it) with stunning views. We would definitely book again but would hope that the showers would be updated. They were not reliably hot which is a bit disappointing. Family friendly with pitches well away from playing children if that is what you prefer. It’s a good base for climbing the Old Man of Coniston.
Lovely farm campsite
Beautiful campsite on a farm which was great for kids to explore the facilities were basic I would have liked to see toilets and shower area a bit cleaner and toilet seats were missing in ladies, but you are on a farm so I didn’t expect hotel facilities but things could be improved slightly. My main reason for booking this was no big groups aloud but when we arrived there was a large group of 12+ they were loud and the kids were rude This wouldn’t stop me booking again and Would recommend to anyone who has children as I hope it was a one off with the large group Louise was friendly and came round with logs at 6 pm which was great plenty of fields and woods for kids to run around all in all we had a great time 😃
A great mini break - wish we could have stayed!
We stayed at Moss Side Friday to Sunday as two adults - due to Covid, our trip to Paris to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversery so we decided on a little camping trip instead. What can we say? We loved every second of it and only wished we could have stayed longer! Will definately be coming back .. we opted for the main field which allowed children and every tent was so spaced out, the views were fantastic! Louise was great and beought round logs, fire lighters and marshmallows at 6pm each night for camp fires (pits are provided around the site). Showers, toilets and washing facilities were clean and exactly what you expect of a farm camp site. We went into Broughton for a meal at the Black Cock one night and could not reccomend enough! Fab service and the food was outstanding - our meal was easily enough to feed four and thr quality is amazing. Lovely little butchers, grocers and bakers too for fresh goods. Went on to visit Ulverston and Windemere during our trip so this is in a great location. We didn't wander round the farm on this occasion, as we stayed round our little tent due to limited time. Thank you for a memorable anniversery
Pretty on the eye
The campsite itself is very pretty with its green landscape and scenery. Unfortunately the facilities where certainly not adequate for the number of users and certainly no covid restrictions put in place other than a hand sanitizer that kept falling off the wall in the ladies. Also whilst there for 3 nights there was no toilet seat on one of the two female cubicles. Also they advertise no large groups. Yet a group of 12 adults arrived and set up directly in front of us and proceeded to be noisy into the night with music and load talking. I did air my concerns with the campsite owner. Would of been a perfect get away if not for the few issues mentioned.
We have returned from our first camping since lockdown. Moss side campsite is what it says--- lovely views, friendly owners, clean facilities. Peaceful nights.
We stayed in a cabin which was wonderful. Very spacious and warm when the log burner is on. Louise who runs the campsite was great. Can’t wait to come back.
Great location, friendly and welcoming farm
Love the location, the farm has a lovely feeling to it and the owners are friendly and very relaxed. Will definitely recommend to friends and stay there again myself.
Beautiful views, good location
The campsite was quiet during our week's stay which meant we got a spot with a beautiful view. Louise was very welcoming and friendly. The location of the campsite is in such a peaceful setting, it's walking distance to a lovely pub and has easy access to lots of great walks (Scafell Pike, Old Man Coniston etc.). The campsites facilities are fairly basic but the price of the campsite reflects that. Access to fridge, freezer, kettle and washing up facilities was great. The toilet blocks could have been cleaner is our only complaint (they may have been cleaned less than normal as the campsite was quiet). Also bear in mind that some of the pitches (esp. the ones with the best views) can get quite muddy at this time of the year.
Nice but was expecting more
Stayed with friends for just short of a week. The site was more tightly packed and the shop a little less well stocked (kids were hoping to be able to go and buy a few sweets for example) than we were expecting from the description. Kids had a lovely time playing in the little stream though and the walk to the local village was nice and had a decent meal in the pub. Other tents and cars blocked the nice view for much of the week, a leave your car by the gate rule would have helped with this. Toilets clean and plenty of hot water. Overall the campsite was fine and in a lovely part of the country.
Fantastic little place!!
We have just returned from two nights at Moss side. Fantastic site!! Set on a working farm and so we often had chickens and dogs visiting our camper which was lovely. The farmer was very welcoming and helpful. It is located in a beautiful part of the world! Fantastic sitting around the fire looking out over to the mountains and a lovely woodland area with a stream right alongside our camper. We will definitely be returning!
A hidden gem
Stayed here 29th for four nights( we left a day early due to my daughter twisting her ankle) What an absolute little treasure this is, set up for a comfortable stay be it tent or other options, amenities are generous for such an affordable site fee, beautiful location, very friendly owners, very helpful and welcoming, they have a little gang of animals to come to great you at your tent door morning noon and night. It’s very easy to locate but still seems your miles away from the maddening world, it is a working farm but encapsulates tranquility too, the view from waking and looking out of tent was priceless, it seems to attract really lovely clientele who all appreciate a respectful stay. I will be booking again for a stay in one of their carriages for Halloween with my daughter, she had fallen in love with the place on her first ever camping experience, I hate to sing it’s praises as selfishly I’d like no one to know about this place, but it warrants that I do, thank you Moss Side Farm.
Beautiful and peaceful setting. Simple no fuss camping.
The site was small and quite simple in terms of facilities, with a laid back feel. Just what we like. Very beautiful surroundings. Good walks to local pubs.
Nice campsite with very good views and nice owners
Friendly small campsite
The campsite was small and quiet and the owner very friendly when we arrived. Our daughter loved exploring the site with her new-found friends. And we loved being able to have a campfire. A very relaxing night away!
Peaceful location great facilities and friendly helpful host
Fab camp site
Went here for the bank holiday weekend! It was lovely and quiet even tho it was busy! Was a perfect site as a base for walks and lovely of an evening for camp fires! We are already planning in coming back next year! Plenty of space to pitch tents too. Cant wait to go back!!
Peaceful, scenic getaway!
Great campsite. Spacious pitches and very friendly animals! Pleasant and helpful owners. Would definitely return.
Great for families
Great spot for visiting Coniston and the surrounding area, very laid back, quiet and family friendly. Facilities are basic as expected, but the indoor potwash area with kettle and microwave was a great little addition. Kids had a great time running round after chickens and ducks!
Wonderful campsite. Only stayed 2 nights but wish it could have been more :( views are amazing, campsite is nice, small and quiet but it was also not overcrowded, which can somestimes be quite hard to find on a busy weekend in the Lake District! Was very pleased this place lived up to expectations and love having campfires! :) Thank you