Sykeside Camping Park

Brotherswater, Hartsop, Patterdale, Cumbria, CA11 0NZ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Our CL is set in the heart of the Lake District in the beautiful Dovedale Valley about 3 miles from Patterdale. Pets and children are both welcome at the site. There are a wealth of walks that can be taken straight from the site and many more attractions in the nearby towns of Ambleside and Windermere.

All 5 pitches are hard standing with electrical hook ups and grass alongside. Facilities include a shower, toilet, laundry and dishwashing facilities which are shared with the adjoining campsite.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: poor
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Pitches

Types of pitch: hardstanding

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 11

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Postcode:
CA11 0NZ
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GPS:
Lat 54.508946 / Lon -2.9168
OS field ref:
NY403119
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Penrith
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Lovely site

Stayed here overnight while my parents stayed in The Brotherswater Inn overnight. Really friendly welcome to a site in beautiful surroundings. The only tiny issue I had, was the door to the toilet block slamming every few minutes early evening. That can be rectified easily and certainly didn't spoil my stay in the lovely valley. The Inn is worth a look too. Friendly with good beer and the breakfasts looked lovely. Wish I'd had one now!
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It can be tight to get round..

A nice site in a beautiful setting. We spent 6 nights there and found everything ok, l used the showers but the wife decided to use the one in the caravan. if you have a large caravan, its very tight getting into the CL pitches. Drive Carefully.. Nice caretaker chap who is more than helpful and a nice crowd in the restaurant/pub. Food portions are large, our dog was more than happy to oblige. Overall was happy with our stay. 
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Beautiful surroundings but not exclusive to club members

We stayed on the Caravan Club CL site. The Caravan Club explicitly says that CL sites are small five-pitch sites exclusively for members. So I was rather disappointed to find the five-pitch CL to be just an annex of a bigger site owned run by the same pub and sharing its facilities. That said, we were warmly welcomed and as we were there two hours before the official check-in time offered space in the pub car park so we could go off for a walk. The pitches enjoy stunning views of the surrounding valley and are quite sheltered. The facilities are reasonable. The showers are hot and powerful but have no curtain or shelf for your toiletries. We went for a drink at the pub and were shocked they charged pub customers £1 per hour for wi-fi - I've never been asked to pay for wi-fi when spending my cash in a pub before. The pub was crowded (and this is off peak) and there was a terrible smell which seemed to be a combination of fried food and walkers' shoes and I couldn't wait to get back out into the fresh air. Some other reviewers have described the service in the pub and campsite to be unfriendly, but I didn't find this to be the case. My only other complaint is that you can only get the advertised price by booking by phone; if you book online there's a £2 surcharge to pay for their computer server(!?!). The location of the site is enough that I'd forgive any other small faults and I wouldn't hesitate to return.
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Doesn't smell so good

Site is located in a great central place for the lakes. The CL is spoiled by two issues. Firstly it is crowded by trees so you have little or no views of the beautiful surroundings which was a real shame. Secondly we found a frequent strong smell of sewerage. As dog owners initially we where impressed as we pulled into site by a sign indicating dog walking area on the bank close behind the CL site however when we first used it we discovered it was covered by a sewerage outflow form the pub which is what we could smell... Quite disgusting to encourage dogs and owners to trudge through open sewerage which had obviously been that way for years rather than months. Not recommended if you have any sense of smell or are bothered by hygiene. What a shame!

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Motorhome friendly - if it's a small one

Kirkstone Pass is accessible with a motorhome, but be ready to pull your wingmirrors in (lesson learnt previously - at £200-300 each). The site is surrounded by hills and Brothers Water is alongside, providing a good hour's walk - if only to escape from the midges. Shower block is as expected - for a grassy tent site - grass all over, push button showers, which can be a pain in the eye if your head's lathered up when the weater goes off. Not sure who lost his underpants, but I found them in one of the shower cubicles, so I moved to another - just in case he came back when he remembered. Friendly site assistants, grumpy adjacent farmer, good ales in the site pub (pity I only like good bitters, so had to settle for Guinness - which was no punishment), quite selective site, due to the site fees - but it did make me long for the much more reasonable fees of normal CC sites.

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