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Fisherground Campsite
Fisherground Farm
(lake District)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA19 1TF
Tel: 01946723723  or  01946723723
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Pitches: 215
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 213 Reviews
                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 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Matt_Don 1 review from this member

 “Don't believe all you read is true.”

Having read the mixed reviews before we booked we were somewhat apprehensive as we wanted somewhere to “chill and enjoy”. There were two families, 4 adults and 4 children aged from 11 to 8 and the site looked perfect, but the rules of the site were obviously upheld far beyond what we would consider to be reasonable going by some of the previous comments.

We arrived on Friday the 29th April and paid for the minimum 3 nights; even though we had to leave on Sunday afternoon as one of our party a medic was at work Monday morning. However, our pitch was great and we had the added bonus of being able to park both cars adjacent to our tents; although I know that a number of campers who were not as lucky. On arrival we were met by friendly staff, including Alison and she was all smiles, both before and after our stay! June was by far the most helpful and gave us advise on the walk up the Waterfall and the where to get the narrow gauge train back.

And yes, after the children had gone to bed, the 4 adults did stay up, with our camp fire lit and talked and drank well past midnight on both nights. We kept our voices at normal volume and we even cracked jokes and guess what. No one told us off! So either both Alison and her team had got the message to cut some slack off us hard working families or we were considerate enough not to disturb others, but still have a good time; make your own mind up!

Overall we had what we all agreed was one of the camping trips we had been on. Yes we would return and the King George IV pub (about 10 minute walk) is an English public house gem. What Fisherground lacks is a shop; simply put, it would make a killing and provide sustainable income and investment to make the site even better. 

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rm_pne17 2 reviews from this member

 Just returned from a sunny long weekend at Fisherground. Really enjoyed the experience of the campsite and the surrounding areas.We found the initial process of checking in to be fairly hassle free, we had a short wait before the barrier was open at 11 and were shown to our pitch by the warden; I know some people prefer to choose their own pitches but we were happy with where we were shown and got the impression we could have asked for somewhere different if we weren't!

The most pleasing aspect of Fisherground is the fact that you are allowed an open fire using old wheel rims provided on many pitches. Even if you aren't prepared for this and don't bring your own firewood, a friendly local comes round offering all you need to get a fire going, even for novices such as myself.

The toilet and shower block is clean and I feel the 50p charge is reasonable for a decent hot shower(and is probably necessary for a campsite of this size to prevent overuse of hot water)I did hear a few people complain about the showers being cold at around 8/9 in the morning but I never had a problem.

With us being a little old for the playground we sadly couldn't enjoy the zip wire and pond but it did look fun for those with children. The site generally did seem very family friendly as well as dog friendly!

The only negative I would mention is there could perhaps be an additional freezer as we struggled to find room for freezer blocks.

We visited the King George pub as well as Boot Inn and found them both good. Boot is about a half hour walk and Eskdale Green where there is a local village shop about 15 mins walk.

I highly recommend Fisherground, just one line of advice-don't use the hardknott or wrynose pass! 

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jimmaclean 4 reviews from this member

 We stayed on this site during the Easter break in 2011. The kids absolutely loved it. Between the excellent outdoor play park, the pond with rafts, and sensible wheel hub fireplaces this site is great for kids.

The pitches are sensibly laid out and the landscape of the site means privacy, and scenery are both available.

We didn't use the miniature railway, but it definitely adds to the character of the site.

We definitely plan to revisit some day. 

Date of Visit: April 2011 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: SJP0907 3 reviews from this member

 Fantastic place, definitely going back again.

Went for the long Easter weekend and site was busy, wardens keep the site really clean. Bins emptied every hour, showers/toilets cleaned regularly.

Plenty of places to walk from the site, the local pub about 10 minute walk, shop is about half an hour walk, up a couple of hills.

Plenty for our 10 year old to do, we hardly saw him all weekend, he did get very wet though!

Only complaint - the freezer for ice packs could be bigger, finding your blocks when everyone had rummaged through for theirs was not much fun. 

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Martin + Louise 4 reviews from this member

 What a campsite, we went here last year with another family and had the best time we have had camping.

Miniature railway that stops at the campsite was fantastic, kids loved it when they got the chance to blow the whistle for the inspector.

We arrived and the kids couldn't wait to get on the adventure playground, and in the pond, we had the tents pitched and everything set up next to the wheel rims for campfires, which is a great touch and really makes the difference to a good camping experience.

Cant wait to go back this year, definitely a site you want to return to once you have been. 


Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: The red one 7 reviews from this member

 Visited with 4 adults and 4 kids between 6 and 11.Do not follow sat nav use a map.We were greeted on approach and told to go and pitch wherever we like and sort out payment later,which I thought was nice.

Each pitch has a wheel hub for fires and you can buy logs off some local bloke who arrives at about 5 each night. Lots for the kids to do including zip wire and a little knee high pond with big tyres on to push around with poles(take swimming costumes and plenty clothes for kids).

Toilets cleaned regularly and well maintained.4 wash basins for cutlery are under an outside canopy.Little train stops at bottom of site that you can get around on.Good base for some walks. No shop on site,about a 5 min drive to shop.

Train or 20 min walk to nearest pub.Locals put a stall on site and do bacon butties an little cakes on a saturday morning for charity.When 10.30 arrives the wardens come around and tell you to turn off music each night, but we sat around the fire talking and having a glass of wine till midnight with no bother. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Paulrach 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed for two weeks in August 2010 and overall enjoyed the site.

There are many good points to the site. The facilities are first rate and clean; the open fires are an excellent novelty; the play area is excellent and of course the location, is well, breath taking. This is also one of the only sites that I found in the Lakes that allowed advanced booking.

Prices are reasonable. There is a surcharge for large tents. I think, it was for tents with 6 berths or more.

However, recently added car parking is tight, especially if your fellow campers are inconsiderate parkers. The closing of the barrier at 9:00pm does restrict your activities somewhat. However, I can understand why. The curfew wasn't rigidly applied.And some nights I wished it was!

Like many visitors, I found the stressing of rules, overpowering at first. Especially, as they weren't evenly applied. However, an additional rule of 'no ball games' near tents would have been useful, as my tent was hit many times by inconsiderate neighbours.

Although this seems negative it isn't.

This is an excellent camp site and one I would visit again. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: The Halls31 1 review from this member

 The sign into Fisherground was not clear. Wasn't sure if to turn left or go straight on.

No one was in the reception.

The site was well set out and facilities were clean.

We were unable to take our car onto the grass and it took me twice as long to set up.

Most of the staff were friendly.

I don't agree that we had to pay for a shower this ended up costing me an extra £2.50 a day.

The 10.30pm quiet time was a bit strict.

Could do with asking the village shop to open a site shop.

Train trip was nice and walk to to top of the hill is recommended. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Derycksimpson 1 review from this member

 Fantastic site for kids. The playground was great for our 10 & 12 year olds, we hardly saw them all week. Open fires every night in the firepits was great. The toilet and shower block were clean although a bit dated. There is free freezer for ice packs which is a nice touch. Nice pub within walking distance that does great meals.Stunning surroundings and a great site with friendly helpful owners. The only downside is the extra charge of £5 a night for tents over 6 man this is a charge they should do away with as some 5 man tents are just as big. That said we will be returning next year. 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dpk70ken 1 review from this member

 Excellent site in a beautiful location. Very friendly and helpful staff, water points located conveniently throughout the site, toilet & shower blocks clean and kept clean at least 2-3 times a day. It is a large site and so when it was busy at the weekend it did feel like it was heaving at full capacity. There are old tractor rims spread across the campsite where you can make your campfires and logs are available for sale every evening from a vehicle going round the campsite. They also let an ice cream van come round most evenings that did a roaring trade. We used the site as a base to climb Scafell Pike and waling in the Eskdale area.Lastly the children's playground was a great attraction for our kids. The kids will get wet and muddy there, so be prepared. 

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