Far from the madding crowd..

Coniston Map

A LITTLE GEM OF A CAMPSITE – CAN’T BE MANY SITES WITH VIEWS THIS GOOD!!

  • The National Trust campsite at Hoathwaite is located on the western shore of Lake Coniston set high with fantastic views over the lake and surrounding fells (does have lake access but do need to do a 5/10 minute walk to the lake shore - all part of National Trust land)
  • A great base to access some of the many fantastic activities to be done in the surrounding area what ever the weather..  It is a recommendation if you fancy something a little different, a little Gem of a site..
  • This Year hoping to be serving our popular Wood Fired Pizzas a short walk away :)
  • “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery..”  John Ruskin

 

Location

Check out our location on google maps.

Arriving by road

By car

From the M6 motorway - junction 36, take the A590 signposted to Barrow. At Greenodd, turn right on to the A5092 to Lowick Green. Turn right at Lowick Green on to the A5084 and continue along this road to Torver. Turn right at Torver on to the A593.

The turning for Hoathwaite campsite is approximately half a mile on the right-hand-side of the road (immediately after a wide lay-by). Drive very slowly as it is not easily seen. Once off the main road, take the next left turn and follow the track all the way down to the campsite.

From the central lakes - take the A593 from Ambleside to Coniston. Drive through the village and on towards Torver. Drive past the entrance to Park Coppice and on through Little Arrow (where you will see a garden with topiary on the right hand side).

The turning for Hoathwaite Farm campsite is the next turning on the left (shortly before a wide lay-by on the left hand side of the road). Look for the green metal railings and a small white ‘Campsite Open’ sign. The ‘Priestly Centre’ is also sign posted at the same turn.

If you reach Torver village you have gone too far.

Once on the track, take the next left and follow the track all the way down to the campsite.

If you are travelling from afar you might be interested in this website for traffic accidents etc


There is an Event Toilet trailer offering a Male and Female area that is cleaned daily.

There are 2 porta showers and washing up area which are also cleaned daily.


You can get onto the Lake with your own, canoes, kayaks, boats or into the lake for a swim at your leisure - there is no charge for canoes and kayaks but there is a £7 charge for a dinghy.


Canyoning, The descent of the Church Beck

Price per person: £28 Adults

This gorge is a real buzz & challenge for those looking fo that bit more adventure than usual. This is a proper adventure with a real feeling of commitment and challenge.  There are a series of jumps into the canyon as we descend from it's top, abseiling on some and launching ourselves off on others.

Location: Coniston, instructions will be given when you book.

Ages: from age 16 upwards

When:  We can guide you from April until October (conditions dependent).  Contact us for availability or go to National Trust Activities calender to see when we have organised sessions running.

What we provide:  Helmets, harnesses, wetsuits and jackets are provided.  As well as all emergency equipment.

 

Discover Gorge Scrambling

Price per person: £25.00

This half day will see you climbing, scrambling, wading and maybe even jumping your way up an amazing mountain Gorge. It’s physical and exciting, and everyone’s favourite!

Location: Great Langdale, we meet at the National Trust Campsite (free parking and showers).

Ages: From age 5 upwards.

When:  We can guide you from April until October (conditions dependent).  Contact us for availability or go to National Trust Activities calender to see when we have organised sessions running.

What we provide:  Helmets, harnesses, wetsuits and jackets are provided.  As well as all emergency equipment.

 

Gorge Scrambling for the Adventurous

Price per person: £28 Adults / £26.50 Under 16

This is one of the best loved and amazing gorges in the Lakes.  It's steeper, deeper, longer and more challenging than the brilliant Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and offers a bit more adventure and challenge for adults and children alike.  If you liked Stickle Ghyll...you'll love this!

Location: Coniston, instructions will be given when you book.

Ages: from age 8 upwards

When:  We can guide you from April until October (conditions dependent).  Contact us for availability or go to National Trust Activities calender to see when we have organised sessions running.

What we provide:  Helmets, harnesses, wetsuits and jackets are provided.  As well as all emergency equipment.

 

Canoeing or Raft Building

4 or more people - £30 per person

 

Mountain ridge scrambling

4 or more people - £30 per person

 

Abseiling

4 or more people - £30 per person


  • Wilsons Arms Pud and restaurant (10 minutes walk)
  • Chesters Café by The River (Skelwith Bridge)
  • Poppi Red (Hawkshead)
  • Hawkshead Relish Company (Hawkshead)
  • The Honeypot (Hawkshead)
  • Gone Fishing! (Hawkshead)
  • Lake District Visitors' Centre (Brockhole)
  • Grizedale Forest (Grizdale)
  • Plenty of Lakeland walks (Everywhere!!!)
  • Go APE (Grizdale)
  • Cruise on Steam Yacht Gondola (Coniston)
  • Brantwood House and Gardens (Coniston)
  • Bluebird Cafe by the pier (Coniston)
  • The Ruskin Museum (Coniston)
  • Hire a Canoe or learn to sail  at Coniston Boating Centre by Coniston Pier
  • Electric bikes for hire
  • Go Horse-riding nearby at Crook Barn Stables

Wilsons Arms

A pub / restaurant which also has a deli alongside and runs a pizza night on both Friday and Saturday evening, homemade pizza's and fresh toppings..

Coniston

  • Various Pubs / Cafe's and restaurants..
  • An old school Hardware shop that sells wood / kindling and charcoal amongst other things..!
  • A Bank (Barclays)
  • Fish and Chippy
  • Spar and other small shops for resupplying food / drink..

Hoathwaite National Trust Campsite,

Lake District National Park,

Torver,

Near Coniston,

Cumbria,

LA21 8AX.