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Fisherground Campsite
Fisherground Farm
(lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA19 1TF
Tel: 01946723723  or  01946723723
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Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 213 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nic3101 29 reviews from this member

 We are pretty new to camping, so therefore it's hard to compare this site to other sites (we've only been to Shell Island before here), but we have just had the week of our lives.

Granted the weather was just fantastic, we went on the Thursday before Easter and stayed till the Tuesday. But what made it great for us was the kids - they just loved it, there wasn't a moment where they were clean! they were wet most of the time, and laughing all of the time.

The kids area is just brilliant, the train is great.

We didn't go to the George pub at the top (mainly because we had all our meals by the fire and we were well prepared), we did however call into the Bower House (about 4 miles away) and were treated to lunch there which was spectacular (although not cheap I believe??).

Everything about the area is just lovely, the site is great, just driving through the country lanes is a treat for us city folk, the owners / workers on the site could not be nicer or more accommodating.

Good family fun, whilst having a relaxing beer by the fire, bliss 

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: 1sttimer76 1 review from this member

 We decided to stay at Fisherground due to reading how it had rated as being so good for children's entertainment.(There was a 2 year old and a 6 year old in our party.)

Firstly , when we arrived there were no wardens in site so it was a guessing game where to pitch, luckily we had hook up so was easy enough to find, about 1/2 hour later a (not too friendly) lady approached us whilst we were busy putting the tent up, after a short while she decided to return to us later.

The children's play area: certainly not good for 2 year olds, and the ground is quite un-even/dangerous up there that you feel on edge with them playing up there.

Scenery: yes I agree is lovely.

Toilet block: very basic, 50p doesn't last long, not value for money as they would often go cold too. 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Simon W 2 reviews from this member

 This is one of those sites that's so good you just don't want to tell anyone (as it seems to get ever more popular)
You just feel amazingly at home here - have been 4 /5 times at different times of the year, just turned up and pitched up - with the exceptiion of once (when we virtually had to beg to be let in they did in the end)
Its been a lovely laid-back mix of campers and the odd tourer ( caravans are not allowed)

The facilities are basic but clean, but the setting, the ambience, the kiddies play area and pond. The nearby little steam railway, the use of fires (they keep dried wood on site at about four quid for a big bag and firelighters) is just so so nice, this is real camping in a idillic family friendly situation.

The keen-eyed tennents are always there keeping a watchful look over everything as well as a resident site ranger! You are literally locked in after about 10pm (no car movements) which is great. There are no single sex groups allowed.

The setting is fab, the top feild having lots of nooks and cranies amongst the rocks where you can get privacy, and a big main field where bigger tents seem to get the lions share. The mountain views are awsome, and the walks down to Boot village (if you can call it a village) are lovely along the river to Eskdale

The two pubs in Boot are fab - the Boot Inn having the most wonderful beer garden I'v ever found! Sadly the King William Pub near to the site was in our opinion an expensive dissapointment.

Any down-sides - well go fully equipped as no camp shop (there is a village store locally but it closes early) and there is no provision to book in advance - its a case of 1st come!

They don't charge for the size of your tent so if you have the canvas equivalent of the Taj Mahal then it will still cost you the same as your Halfords one-man nylon rabit hutch LOL !

A fantastic site ! 

Date of Visit: February 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dogwithnobrain 1 review from this member

 As a family we are desperate to return here. July 2007, was our 4th visit to Fisherground, and it still holds it's charm.

Minimal facilities - toilet block with showers, washing up sink, washing machine/ tumble drier and freezer. Sufficient for the type of holiday you are there for. Plenty of space for camping if you go pre-school holiday time. Try going for a week - Wednesday to Wednesday with a weekend in the middle and be astounded at how many tents can appear over the weekend, and then relax and enjoy the stillness once everyone has left.

There are fire holes on camp, which is a great attraction. Nothing quite says a camping holiday than a bag full of smoke smelling clothes. Late afternoon you can watch all the youngsters, and young males head off into the woods to recover fallen branches - you know who the newbies are, they bring back leave strewn branches and oh the stingy smoke they create!

You are in the Lake District, so of course there is beautiful scenery all around you. Walking the rolling hills to the rear of the Camp site opens up the whole valley for you to admire. Wastwater is across in the next valley and a brilliant day out. Walk the banks, and refresh yourself with a dip in the icy water. Very close by are streams and rivers which are equally enticing for a long dip after a warm day's walk.

There are a couple of hotels within walking distance of the camp - maybe 1/2 away to either direction, but if you have your supplies right, you don't need to move, and there is a little stream to one side of the camp - the perfect outdoor fridge for beer and wine.

There is nothing more perfect that sitting round the embers of your camp fire on a late warm summer's evening, watching the smoke from all the camp fires, sitting low above the camp, with the twinkle of the stars coming through, the low murmur of other (v. Considerate) campers and the odd screetch of an owl or other bird of prey out on night hunt.

There is no better place on earth, and thanks to the National parks, it won't change. Switch down a gear. Have a holiday with no electric, no noise, conversation, games and cooking in the open. Nothing to beat it. 

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ems303 1 review from this member

 An excellent campsite in a part of the lake district that is unspoilt by tourism. The views from the site are beautiful. The site itself is pretty much flat. The site are quite strict that fires must remain within the wheel rims provided. But there are plenty, and they are dotted all round the site. You can buy fire wood from the site, 3.50 per bag of logs, 50p for kindling. There are no marked pitches, so its pitch where you like policy but most are level and well drained! There is an area marked out for EHU, there is probably 8 or so EHU points, which are located near the wash block. To be able to pitch with EHU you must pre-book, and deposit of 10 per night is required. The wash block was excellent, 4 showers, 5 toilets in the womens, the same in the gents. Free hairdryer in both. Showers, washing machine and tumble dryer takes 50ps. HINT for using the shower - put one 50p in and then when it has run out put in the 2nd. Dont put two in at once, you wont get double the time!

There is a rafting pond, and a very excieting looking adventure playground. However, being in our 20s we weren't allowed on it. But the kids seemed to be having a great time! But they got very wet and muddy! There is a nice walk from the site to the Stanley Ghyll Waterfall, but you probably need an OS map.

We decieded that with our fully loaded car we wouldn't go over Hardknott pass to get to and from the campsite. So we followed the directions on the campsites website. However, we did drive Hardknott pass several times whilst we were there and it was well worth the 1:3 and hairpin bends for the excellent views!

Some useful information:

- Nearest shop is in Eskdale, they are well stocked. Fresh bread daily! And camping supplies upstairs.

-There is a farm shop in the next village along from Eskdale - Santon Bridge, that sells proper cumberland sausage and other local produce.

- Petrol Station is on the located on the A595 at holmrook. Its got a well stocked shop that is open till 11pm. They also sell campfire wood.

- Wastwater lake near the lake is worth a trip, as it has beautiful views and is non-commercial unlike Windermere and Coniston lake.

- PUBS: We didn't try the King George (the pub nearest the site) as the owners didn't recommend it. The Boot Inn in Boot was excellent, proper home cooking, real ales, log fires on cold days, real ice-cream on hot days. They allow dogs in the pub, and have a lovely beer garden.

- Take lots of 50ps! 


Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ninaclark 2 reviews from this member

 Fantastic site!

I was very wary at first due to the number of children running around.

Normally kids on campsites are really annoying but with the rafting pond and zip wires etc the kids where just so happy that I found my grumpy old self smiling at them. I would have loved to have come here as a child.

The staff on site where helpful and really working hard keeping the facilities clean & tidy considering it kept raining and it was muddy. I did think that the wasn't enough showers for the number of people on the site but I never had to wait.

The open fires where great. Lovely to sit round with a glass of wine.

Going back next weekend to try out our new tent! Can't wait.

Lots of great walks and a really nice pub (King George) Doggy's welcome at both the pub and on the site. 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: J@sm!n 1 review from this member

 Very scenic with some lovely walks from the site. The owners worked very hard to keep it clean all day. The playground and rafting ponds were fun, more for our 7 and 10 yr old than our 14 yr old. Luckily we'd read all the reviews and had taken lots of spare clothes as they came back wet, muddy and freezing,changed into dry clothes then went straight back to it. Our children took surf shoes and other quick drying play shoes to go in the water as parts of it are rocky.

Unfortunately while we were there it rained almost constantly, which meant no matter how hard the owners tried to keep the washrooms clean, they were fighting a losing battle from muddy boots. Take flip flops to shower in, and if you want to shampoo and condition expect to need 2x 50p for your shower. We didn't have a warm shower the whole time we were there, so paying for cold showers went against the grain a bit. We tried different times of the day but as soon as another person got in another shower the water went cold.I wouldn't have wanted to take much younger children in to cold showers.

Best bits of holiday: camp fires and toasted marshmallows (the ones sold by the ice cream van which comes round in the evenings def toast the best), lovely walks,lovely scenery and the train stopping at the site, great for coming back from walks and a great carrot to keep the kids going!

Worst bits of holiday: The rain, the midges and the cold showers. 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Joeyemma 1 review from this member

 We stayed for one rainy night in August. Lovely campsite, most beautiful location. Loved the fact that you could have a campfire. Staff friendly and the shower and toilet block was quite clean, especially when you consider that it was a mud bath outside! Didn't have a shower onsite, so can't comment on the actual showers.

It was quite reasonable, 12.50 for the two of us in a tent and our car. When we stayed in Pooley Bridge a couple of months ago it was nearly 20!

Unfortunately I am over 16 and wasn't allowed to play on the kids stuff, but the kids playing seemed to be having fun on the zip wire. 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hmjdesigns05 6 reviews from this member

 Absolutely fantastic site. The staff were brilliant very helpful and facilities were spot on everything we could possibly need. Kids loved the little lake and play area and exploring the grounds. All very safe and friendly. Cant wait to go back again this year have pre booked elec hookup so I don't miss out. Also remember to take your marshmallows as you all get a wheel drum to build a fire in very cosy. Firewood available on site. 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Flower51 1 review from this member

 What a fab site. Arrived Sunday had plenty of spaces to set up tent. It is very clean, toilets are spotless, showers are warm. Took 2 kids with us the eldest 8 and was straight in the pond ( warning-take plenty of old clothes and shoes). The only problem was you are miles from anything to do.
Little shop that is walking distance that sells everything and a cash point, but beware one day when we went to use it it didn't work and the nearest one was miles away. What a very good campsite, highly recommended 

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