The absolutely stunning campsite at Baystone Bank Farm is situated in the southwestern Lake District National Park in Cumbria. The views will take your breath away, and you are treated to a truly dark sky at night.
Here, you can bring any size of tent, caravan, motor home or trailer tent. You can choose from a hardstanding pitch with electric hook up all the way through to a wild camping pitch alongside a beautiful shallow running stream. The pitches are level and each one has its own fire pit area for campfires (logs sold onsite). Most pitches are close to the well-maintained facilities.
Or perhaps you would prefer to glamp it up? In which case there are four beautifully furnished bell tents with fairy lights and bunting in the farm orchard. Each has its own table and chairs on a decking area and inside you will find a double bed and double sofa bed. There are further bell tents on the terrace overlooking the campsite as well as a beautifully made roundhouse. This can accommodate up to 5 people and the combination of soft wood and circular shape creates a very relaxing place. Inside, there is a wood burning stove, dimmed lights, hob, toaster, kettle, microwave, fridge and sink with hot water as well as comfortable beds.
Baystone Bank Fam is a working farm with cows, sheep and horses. Across the meadow is Baystone Bank Farm’s very own horseriding centre, Cumbrian Heavy Horses. It is the world’s only BHS-approved Heavy Horse Riding Centre with magnificent gentle giants such as Shire horses, Clydesdales, the rare Suffolk Punch and Ardennes. There are miles of fabulous riding routes on the private farmland and beyond and a variety of horses to suit all levels of experience.
For those who prefer to stay on their own two feet, there are endless footpaths nearby. Of course, the Lake District National Park is all around with Coniston Water (10 miles) being 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. In addition, the nearest beach is only 3 miles away (5 minute drive) with glorious miles of largely unoccupied sand.
The site at Baystone Bank Farm comprises grassland, ancient woodland on the bank and alongside the stream providing shelter for a wealth of birds and other wildlife, with the occasional deer and plenty of buzzards. If you like the idea of a small and peaceful campsite based on a working farm with sheep and horses meandering around, and buzzards soaring overhead, look no further.