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Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

England, Cumbria, Keswick

017687 79112
All year.

Alan Rogers Review of Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite is an all-year site which lies in the beautiful valley of St. St-Johns-in-the-Vale—an idyllic part of the Lake District. You just need to walk off the site in any direction, and it will not be long before a hill comes underfoot. From some of the highest ground in England to the loveliest walk on a disused railway line by the River Greta, this is one of the most incredible places to take your boots.

The nearest village is Threlkeld, 1 mile away, just off the A66. You will find tasty bar meals in three excellent pubs, perfect for a stroll out for an evening drink or refuelling worn-out walkers. There is also a golf course and cricket club boasting some of the best playing experiences in the UK, along with Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, which has many fascinating features. The site has 60 grass or hardstanding pitches, half with electric hook-up point 16amp. There are also four bell tents available to hire. The site was featured on a recent Chanel 4 TV programme, “The Perfect Pitch”.

The scenic A591, which stretches 21 miles between Windermere and Keswick, takes in no less than six lakes – Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Thirlmere, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. It also includes some of the most impressive mountain scenery in the world, including Dunmail Raise, the glacial valley of St John’s in the Vale and the lower slopes of Helvellyn. Burns Farm is proud of Tewet Tarn, its little lake set amid the rugged undulating little tors of Low and High Rigg, with picturesque views of the Vale and the site with Skiddaw in the background.

Facilities at Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

The heated toilet block has showers, wash basins, WCs, hair dryers and hand dryers. 5 private lockable washrooms with toilets and hand basins; book in advance. Chemical toilet disposal point. Pets allowed. Dog/dirty boot wash area. Dishwashing area. Disabled shower wet-rooms Radar Key required. Ice-back freezing. Laundry room with washers, tumble dryers, iron, ironing boards and large sink. Both BBQs (not disposable ones) and fire pits are allowed. Free WiFi. Very good phone service.

  • Bar Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Small Site
  • Wifi Free


  • Accessible shower
  • Accessible WC

Directions to Burns Farm Caravan and Campsite

Follow signs for Keswick and the A66 west. Continue on A66 for approximately 15 miles. Do not leave the A66 until you see large brown tourist sign for Burns Farm Caravan & Campsite just outside of the village of Threlkeld, even if sat nav says to. Take a left turning off the A66 sign posted Burns Farm and Castlerigg Stone Circle and follow the road for about 1/2 mile up the hill. When you arrive at the farm, park on the roadside and walk to reception at the Farmhouse. The site is just further on to the right.

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