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Gillside Farm
Glenridding
(lake District)
Penrith
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA11 0QQ
Tel: 017684 82346
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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 106 Reviews
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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   Tennis 1 mile 
 No Beach   Watersports 1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2005
Reviewer: Toffeemat 1 review from this member

Spent 3 nights on this site in the beautiful weather and got a great tan.

Could not fault the facilities. The showers cost 20p but were well worth it as you could control the temperature and there seemed to be no time limit to how long you spent in the shower. The breakfast van in the weekend mornings was very reasonably priced, and the washing up area was clean.

The views from the site were beautiful and if you ran out of anything it was only a 5 minute walk to Glenridding whose shops had everything you needed.

Reviewer: Karen J 26 reviews from this member

August 2004
We spent a week here with fantastic weather admitedlly (despite the mother of all thunderstorms one night!) The location does not get much better than this but it does get busy on summer weekends (tents packed in but it was a very hot weekend). During the week it is great. We loved it! Walk straight from the site onto Helvellyn, Fairfield, High Street and more, with the village of Glenridding nearby too (5 minute walk by the river) which is an added bonus. The village is great for all the usual stuff you would need and pleasant for a lovely wander near the lake or into Patterdale on wetter days.
The owners are very friendly and you can pay night by night even at peak times. Much of the camping is sloping but there is a big flat bit too which we had no trouble getting onto. Laundry facilites on caravan section and owners sell basics (great mini market / deli/ off licence in village next door to excellent outdoor shop too).
National Park info centre in village very useful for maps, guide books etc. Toilets are basic but good and always had hot water- clean enough too (plug socket for those that can't live without hair straightners!) Mobile type cafe on site at weekends which goes down a treat with all who like bacon butties!
Rambler's Rest pub five minutes walk from site with spectacular views, undercover seating area outside, beer garden, good food, welcoming to dogs but gets busy unsurprisingly (don't let this put you off) Can't really beat this site of you like a proper walker's site but with a few added extras that don't spoil its very essence. Will be returning and probably one of the best I have stayed on.

Reviewer: Skittles 1 review from this member

October 2004
A nice campsite with good, clean facilities. Lovely walk up to Helvellyn and striding edge, but only if you like scrambling a little! Great lake down in the village where you can hire sailing boats and canoes and kayaks. There is a nice restaurant in the village, where we ate for 20 a head, and some helpful shops.

Reviewer: Porkypete 1 review from this member

August 2004
Great little site, but mostly sloping pitches on the camping area. Never did find the laundry. Can be a lot windier than you'd expect from a site surrounded by hills on one side and trees on t'other. No wind when we got there, but then blew constantly from West (down the valley) for 10 days.

Reviewer: kviney 1 review from this member

July 2004
Great little site, right by the riverside, reasonable facilities, with very hot showers, (20p) and plug points for hair dryer, 5 mins walk from Glenridding - only down side no good pubs to eat at in Glendridding

Would recommend.

Reviewer: Kev 2 reviews from this member

July 2003
Gillside is a good site. There is a stream that runs through the site and is very good for putting your lager in it and keeping it cold! It is surounded by mountains so you dont get a signal on your mobile but there is a payphone on site.
There is a small shop next to reception which sells eggs, milk, sweets and crisps. There are 2 good pubs nearby called the travellers rest and there is another one a bit further called the Ramblers lodge that is a bit more lively. There are also shops and boat hire lakes all within walking distance.

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