Lake District campsites: Where can I camp at Lake District? Quiet sites revealed
On Tuesday Boris Johnson confirmed that campsites in England will be reopening on July 4. Campers will be delighted to hear that their summer camping trip is back on. Where can I camp at Lake District?
The Prime Minister announced: “From July 4, people will be free to stay overnight in contained accommodation, including hotels, B&Bs, including campsites, as long as shared facilities are kept clean.”
Campsites in England are free to open from this date as part of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.
The strategy outlines a phased reopening of businesses and some tourism.
However, in Scotland the date for tourism and hospitality businesses to reopen is July 15, and Wales’ tourism industry will reopen on July 6.
In Northern Ireland, it was announced that “caravan parks, camping sites and self-catering tourist accommodation” will be able to open earlier from June 26.
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Is it safe to go camping during coronavirus?
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said at a Downing Street press briefing: “It is absolutely a biological truism that outdoor environments are much less [of a] risk than indoor environments.”
However, he also stated tents can be confined spaces and camping involves sharing facilities with other.
Campsite owners are preparing for reopening by ensuring everything possible is done to keep guests safe, according to Cool Camping.
Campsites will only be allowed to reopen if they are confirmed as COVID-19 Secure, according to the guidelines published by the government.
Where can I camp at Lake District?
The Lake District is a popular camping spot for Brits, with a range of accommodation to offer.
Whether you fancy a quiet and remote valley or a luxury campsite with on-site shops and pubs, there’s something for everyone.
There are 67 campsites in the Lake District, with some even stating commission goes towards “keeping the Lake District special”.
The most popular choices are on Lake Windermere or in Keswick, but smaller sites like Low Wray or Hoathwaite are quieter. Hollows Farm is another remote choice.
Low Wray is nestled on the western shoreline of Lake Windermere, and offers a range of camping options from traditional pitches to camper vans to safari tents.
Hoathwaite Campsite is close to the shore of Coniston Water and only has 60 places for campers to set up their tents, maybe even less during the pandemic.
Hollows Farm boasts two fields and is described as a ‘back to basics’ approach to camping.
If you love fishing, walking, and biking, you will love Side Farm. The remote location of this campsite is perfect for those who want to get away and have some peace while basking in the beauty of nature.
Many of its pitches are on slopes, as the campsite is on a hill. This makes for stunning views.
The Wasdale National Trust Campsite is another peaceful site, perched just at the head of Wastewater.
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