Camping near Lake Ullswater

As seen on Channel 4’s ‘Perfect Pitch’.

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If you are looking to go camping in the Lake District, then look no further than Park Foot Camping and Touring Park. Set on the banks of Ullswater, in the heart of the Lakes, we have three camping fields, all with electric hook up points, suitable for tents, caravans and motor homes and each have their own modern toilet and shower block.

Striding Edge field is situated close to the shop, new playground and new toilet/shower block. Sandall Field is situated closer to the reception area and TJ’s Restaurant/Bar. Lakeside Field has access to Lake Ullswater, providing stunning, picturesque views for those long, hot summer nights. There are drinking water taps placed conveniently around all the camping fields.

We want our guests to enjoy the experience of camping in Cumbria, so we endeavour to provide a friendly service and impeccable facilities. In doing so we hope our guests will continue to camp in the Lake District year after year, appreciating the beauty of Lake Ullswater, Pooley Bridge and our surrounding area.

PLEASE NOTE – We allow the use of raised BBQs, but campfires are not permitted.

New for 2023:

We now have Wi-Fi in our main camping areas: Sandall, Striding edge and lakeside field. Please note, this Wi-Fi is chargeable. 


Family camping at Park Foot, Ullswater

We are a family friendly holiday park. We welcome bookings from families and couples looking to enjoy the wonders of the Lake District. Family camping in Cumbria can provide a wonderful holiday for a wide range of families. Camping at Park Foot provides you with a vast array of activities and facilities both on the park and in the surrounding area, so you can be assured that your children will be entertained. The park is large enough to remain peaceful for those looking for a more tranquil, relaxing camping break. Park Foot is also close to a number of Lake District family attractions, including the Ullswater Steamers, and our staff will happily help you plan a day’s activities.

In welcoming specifically “family campers & couples” to Park Foot it follows that there are some campers that we are unable to accept. We realise that different people have different holiday requirements and simply acknowledge that we cannot be “all things to all people” without compromising the service that we offer. We therefore do not accept single-sex groups and non family bookings. Maximum of two pitches per party. (two families only) We do not allow groups of more than two families .

Duke of Edinburgh groups are welcome and must be booked in advance.

Out of consideration for those with young families, we ask that there is no noise please between 11pm and 8am. If there is an issue during your stay, please call our office number on 017684 86309 which will be directed to security after office hours.

Sandall field


Lakeside field


Striding Edge field


Main fields


Opening & Closing Dates

Why not visit the Lake District in the beautiful crisp winter months, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy summer.

Striding edge field will remain open until 20th November 2023, reopening on 27th December until 3rd January 2024. We then close until 9th February 2024. Striding edge field then re-opens.

Sandall and Lakeside field are open March  – November.

Camping Ullswater

Tents, Touring Caravans and Motor Homes

Electric hook up pitches (16 amp for Super electric pitches, 16 amp for Premium electric pitches and 10 amp for Standard electric pitches) are available on a fine camping gravel or hard standing to accommodate touring caravans, tents and motor homes. These must be booked in advanced. Car parking is on your pitch. A digital TV aerial is required in the Lake District to receive signal.

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Key Information 2024

Electric Pitches 

Easter Bank Holiday (28 March – 1 April) minimum 4 nights

May Day Bank Holiday (3 May – 6 May) – minimum 3 nights

Spring Bank Holiday  (24 May – 27 May) minimum 3 nights

August Bank Holiday (23 – 26 Aug) – minimum 3 nights

Weekends in June, July,  August & September – minimum 2 nights

Bonfire weekend – minimum 2 nights

NYE – Minimum 3 nights

Deposit 50%.

Pitch numbers can be requested but not guaranteed.

Non Electric Pitches

Easter (28 March – 1 April) & May Day ( 3 May – 6 May) Bank Holiday – minimum 2 nights.

Spring (24- 27 May) & August Bank Holiday (23 – 26 Aug) minimum 3 nights

Weekends in June, July, August & Sept  – minimum 2 nights

Bonfire weekend – minimum 1 night

Deposits 50%

Please see our terms and conditions for cancellation policy.

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