Outgate Fell

Outgate, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0NH

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Lovely quiet location in the heart of the national park. Outgate Fell is central to lakes Windermere, Coniston, Grassmere and Rydal as well as providing a convenient location close to Grizedale Forest, Wray Castle and many other scenic mountain and fell walks. Additionally, the site is approximately 1 mile down the road from the popular and well renowned Drunken Duck Inn and only a short drive to the shops and restaurants of Ambleside. There is fishing available nearby.

Facilities on site ...

  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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3.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Recycling Facilities

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Lat 54.39367 / Lon -2.99557
OS field ref:
NY354002
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ambleside, Hawkeshead
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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The best of the Lake District

We must have stayed the same time as the reviewer who wrote the review titled ‘mixed feelings’, so we had similar feelings about the number of occupied pitches, and campers using the bushes for toilets... However, despite that, it’s our favourite site so far: it’s a beautiful undulating site, with lots of space between pitches, lovely views and peaceful nights. We had a week of fabulous sunshine so that might have helped!
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Lovely site but access roads a challenge

The site was lovely , nothing provided but the basics but that's fine and what we expected. Very peaceful with lovely views and plenty of space between vans. We were only there a couple of nights for a nearby 'dark sky' experience so didn't spend much time in the locality but I'm sure that there was loads to see and do if you had a longer stay. Our only issue was the last few miles of the journey . Whilst we expected the last part of the journey to be on a single track road we weren't anticipating the challenge of the road from Ambleside which was very busy and narrow and took us over 40 minutes to cover the three or so miles . Took a lot of concentration , and held in breath as we squeezed between vehicles and the lovely slate walls. We are not usually fainthearted about difficult access to sites but were up and packed to leave at 8am on the Sunday morning to avoid the traffic and this was much better . If you are planning the journey I'd look carefully at the time you were travelling this last stretch to keep your stress levels low!

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Mixed Feelings!

We stayed for 3 nights over a busy Easter Weekend. In our view we had mixed feeling about this site. I will break them down to the good and the not so great. Good: The site itself is down a small lane and is on a large field with several different levels in which to pitch. It is a basic site with water and chemical waste and pitches a good distance from one another. The surrounding area is beautiful and the site is within walking distance of 2 pubs. Negative: As mentioned before the approach to the site is tight. Not only the small lane but for a few miles before you get to the site the roads are smaller. Absolutely navigable just a bit more stressful when towing, the small lane the site is on, is very small! If you are not confident towing, we wouldn't recommend it. The only reason we have discounted the peace and tranquility was due to a farm house down the road that left a dog out that barked several hours each evening. They also rode a quad bike past the site many times a day. We booked months in advance with the owner insisting on a deposit which we don't mind and understand CL owners wanting this. We were booking with friends and it seemed all she was concerned about was the deposit! We did send it quickly after booking. Upon arriving at the site it was clear that there were more than 5 vans on site, as it was a big site we weren't too worried. We pitched up and enjoyed the surroundings. The next day, a car was outside the gate for some time, we didn't know why, but then they came in and started pitching a tent. Several of us on site questioned this and it seems the owners took pity on people that didn't have a place to stay. We all felt uncomfortable about this as there were no services on site and as they called from outside the gate (the phone number was displayed on the gate) we can only assume they were not members of the club. On that night there were 9 different vans and tents. To sum up, we love the area, the site is beautiful and probably fine not at a busy time.The site now charges £15 a night and an additional £3 for a child over age 11.We have stayed at other CL's in equally beautiful areas with electric and for less money. Although we enjoyed our stay, we would look for an alternative site next time.
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Total tranquility

We have just returned from this CL and loved every second we were there. It's the way camping used to be when I went with my parents 50+ years ago All you get for your £12.50 per night is 1. Loads of space with pitches on different levels all with views of the surrounding idilic Lake District. 2. Total quietness and no crowds 3. Clear starlight display on a clear night 4 luxury water taps sticking out of the ground 5. Chemical disposal point in the woods 6 Friendly family hosts when they visit with their horse Libby and Boxer dog Louis We have a motorhome which because of the wet ground we pitched just to the right of the entrance gate where the ground is firm, there were 3 other pitches that would have been possible but we're taken, if you are towing with a 4x4 there are several other perfect pitches which would be accessible wet conditions. The taps are not directly accessible with a motorhome maybe 25 meters, so arrive with a full tank and maybe bring a container and submersible pump to replenish your tank or a very long hose Was not a problem we managed fine. If you want peace and quiet and lovely hosts in a picture perfect location you must come here Anne & Brian Newcastle

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A lovely site

The access to the site via the 'B' road and the lane to the site needs care but once you get to the site it is quiet and peaceful with individual pitches. It is central to visiting the sights of the Lake District or just enjoy staying on the site! A nightly charge of £15.00 might be a little high for a site without electric but, I suppose, you are paying for the area and not the facilities! We would return.
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