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Bowber Head Camping Site
(lake District)
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA17 4NL
Tel: 01539 623254
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Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 3 Reviews
                6/10 from 3 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 
 No Toilets   No 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   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <10 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Sandypandyxxx 3 reviews from this member

 We loved this basic but very quirky site, there is a wedding bus hire business being run from the same site which is very interesting, the old buses all dressed up are real nostalgia. Free showers and old fashioned but clean loos, just like great camping used to be. The view from our hook-up pitch was spectacular, there are 3 great pubs serving good food within a mile or so, The Kings Head at Ravenstonedale is easily reached along a back road and the Lamb Inn is also good. Plenty of walking straight from the camp and great road bking area too - we'll be back 

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: M8YNA 7 reviews from this member

 When I arrived no-one greeted me. There was a lady shopping at the local grocery van, she didn't bother to acknowledge me. And waited until I went to the reception and rang the bell before she even looked up. Not very welcoming.

We visited here for one night with a campervan and a small tent. The site is very small, basically a lane with horrible mobile homes on one side and space for tents etc on the other side. The site is not flat. Luckily we found 2 blocks to put the back wheels on to level things up. The electric stopped working while we were there and no-one was around to fix it quickly, it was sorted eventually.

The toilets and shower are very basic and for the money paid 28. I would have expected more.  

Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: BivvyBoy 29 reviews from this member

 I only stayed here one night due to bad weather, but would surely go again.

Firstly, this is no ordinary camping or caravan site. The owners possess at least six classic buses and coaches which are worth a visit in their own right.

The site itself is a long strip of land; on the uphill side of the access track are static caravans. On the downhill side is a piece of land where tents and tourers go.

It's not massive - but I get the feeling overcrowding would not be an issue here as it's well managed. It's probably best to ring ahead or book though rather than just turn up.

I took a very small tent as I was travelling light, but my friends put up their 3 berth tunnel tent with no issues. However I think if you had anything bigger you might struggle to fit your tent in.

There's a reasonable toilet block with a shower, and a water tap, but no potwashing facility that could see. It's clean and tidy all round the site too.

The pub up the road is the Fat Lamb. Please take a torch if you will be out after dark, as you have to walk up a fast main road and it gets very dark at night! The pub does reasonable grub but I expected bigger portions for the price. It also seems to get very busy at dinnertime in the evening so ringing ahead to book is wise. The beer's excellent, and the staff are great too.

All in all - a good site within its limitations, but those suit me. 

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