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Reviews of The Wasdale Head Inn Campsite ( Was Barn Door)

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The Wasdale Head Inn Campsite ( Was Barn Door)
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA20 1EX
Tel: 019467 26229
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Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 24 Reviews
                9/10 from 24 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No 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 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No 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   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   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <10 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Leonie 1 review from this member

 Absolutely amazing location, good facilities and Staff were so helpful.

Campsite was easy to find, and the breakfast was ideal.

Definitely staying here again! 
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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Jimbi3 1 review from this member

 Great spot at the head of the valley. The hotel offers all that a lightweight hiker needs, at a reasonable price.

I will use this site again. I am a regular hiker in the lake district. 
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Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Group
Reviewer: Neiljo 3 reviews from this member

 I'm sure it's as everybody says - but I don't know why I am being asked to write a review as we didn't actually get in there. My fault, booked too late and not a reflection on the Campsite at all.

Where we did get in ( & I will take this opportunity to mention it ) was the Camping field at the back of the Church House Inn in Torver. Our field was exclusively tents, camper and caravans had their own spots.

Facilities were clean, if limited (WC & sink only ) inexpensive and unpretentious although when the place is operating fully I am given to understand that there are more WCs and showers available - the pub is closed at the moment for covid/refurb.

There is another pub, coffee shop and deli 100yds away and a public footpath to Coniston Water and along the lakeshore into Coniston.

If you need showers, washing machines, washing sinks, electric hook ups etc - then probably not for you, if you enjoy camping like it always used to be - then well worth considering ! 

Date of Visit: August 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Dat720 1 review from this member

 Thank you very much for accommodating our group of 4 plus dog.

It was the busiest I've seen it with visitors, the staff were great and friendly the food on offer is great quality and tasted great with generous portions.

And a big thank you for the camping location while under so much pressure from the herds of visitors

A great time had by all the group especially Maggie the dog who now has completed the 3 peaks. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Peterh 1 review from this member

 We had an amazing time. Lovely little camp site.

What can I say about the pub. Good beer good food excellent service

You will be seeing us again thank you. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Shelle 1 review from this member

 Fab location and people. Middle of nowhere. Great views and access to Scafell and the lakes.

Will be back soon. Can get cramped when busy.

So quiet and peaceful and the drive in is beautiful 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Richar 1 review from this member

 1st night got no sleep, group of revellers partying until 2. 30am, no one around to stop them, 2nd night got smoked out by someone with a fire pit bbq,

Although it is very handy for Scafell I wouldn't stay again, on my way out at 7am almost got run off the road by a member of staff from the pub arriving, not impressed 
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 132 reviews from this member

 The site is a small field opposite the Wasdale Head Inn. You are unable to book and it is run on a first come, first served basis. There is limited parking at The Inn car park but plenty of space a hundred yards down the road on the village green. You will have to carry your kit from the car park. This is therefore intended as a short term stop-over for those with smaller tents. There is a larger National Trust site half a mile down the road for camper vans and those with larger tents who need to park up next to their pitch.

There is one shower/disabled toilet (1/6 minutes hot water) and a further 2 toilets, all secured with combination door locks. There is also a small undercover washing up area. The facilities, although limited, are off an exceptionally high standard and spotlessly clean. The field is level and there is some shelter provided by stone walls. Again, not a site for larger tents as the wind tends to funnel up the valley. The views towards Kirk Fell, Great Gable and across to Scafell are stunning. You pay at The Inn, 5 pppn. The pub bar is excellent. Good food, beer and atmosphere.

If this is what you want, then I would rate this as one of the best. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 636 reviews from this member

 This small site is part of the Wasdale Head Inn - one of the best places in the Lakes. Amazing views and a base for the some of the best hill walking in the country.

Good facilities and friendly staff at the pub.

A great little site. 

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Bikerhiker 16 reviews from this member

 Just back from a 3 day stay at this site. I would recommend it highly as a hikers paradise. Field is level and there is shelter by a stonewall but weather was stunning so don't know what protection from the elements that would give. Numerous trails start /finish here. Perfect time of year to avoid the crowds. Surrounded by stunning fells. Pub beer and food were excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Toilets and shower immaculate. Shower 1/6mins plenty. Excellent shop on site and for 5 a night best site I've been to. Would definitely stay again.

Ps. Dogs were everywhere, in the pub, the campsite and on the fells. I like dogs but in the lambing season??

Not for kids unless they hike, can cope without phone/wifi?Also a fast flowing river behind the pub.

Handy payphone on site to let Mrs know you're down safe etc. 

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