"Camping as it used to be!"

Low Greenside is a small traditional hill sheep farm at the foot of the Howgill Fells in Cumbria's Upper Eden Valley. We love living here and think ourselves very lucky.


Known as the Westmorland Dales, the area is a mix of limestone uplands populated by sheep and ponies, and fertile valleys with small farms and villages. It's a truly lovely part of the world to explore in its own right with the bonus of great access to the Lake District and the rest of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

A bit of history...

Many years ago my Mum (Magnus's Gran) suggested I should try having a campsite on the farm. Our family had always loved camping so I decided to give it a go and see what happened. It began as a rather low key experiment with few facilities and, back in the days before we all had t'internet, hardly any advertising. Nevertheless a trickle of campers started to find their way here. They really liked the place and we really enjoyed having them to stay.


A rather nice static caravan was upcycled to provide individual shower rooms and other essential comforts. I discovered internet advertising and more people began to come. Our campers loved the place, wrote super reviews, and kept coming back. Delightful! 

We've learned from our guests and it was a camper who first suggested having the firepits on each pitch. There's nothing like sitting round a campfire at the end of the day, toasting toes and crumpets (my personal favourite), watching the stars come out in our dark skies, seeing other campfires gently winking around the edges of the field. Bliss! We're often out there doing it ourselves...


Some of those first campers are still coming - now with children and even grandchildren! We're very proud and happy that each year around a third of our campers are repeat visitors.​

In 2016 my son, Magnus, then a joiner and yurt maker, took over the campsite and he just loves running it. Duck to water!


In a separate field from the camping, surrounded by meadow and woodland, and with its own garden, Magnus built a very beautiful yurt with private hand-built kitchen and loo. It was good fun setting up this new enterprise – planning how to make the yurt comfortable, pretty, and fun to stay in; finding vintage furnishings and hand-making other pieces; building the super little kitchen and a state of the art composting toilet; thinking up many little touches that guests would enjoy and appreciate, and making the off-grid experience both convenient and fun. Our first yurt guests arrived in July 2017 and everyone who's stayed there since has been delighted. We're really proud of it so please do take a look at the Far Field Yurt page and the Far Field Yurt reviews.


In 2020 Mag added a 5 metre Bell Tent to his glamping offering, beautifully kitted out for couples and in a super private and pretty spot. Simpler in concept than the yurt, it's nevertheless equipped with everything needed for comfortable camping in peace and quiet. Like the yurt, it has its own garden with campfire BBQ, picnic table and comfy double hammock for gazing at the scenery. We love it and it's been a great success with our guests.

The campsite facilities now include individual eco-friendly toilets and washrooms and another washing up area. A new upcycled caravan houses individual shower rooms, ice block freezers, phone charging sockets and visitor info. The camping field and the atmosphere remain just as they've always been (we know what you like!). Low Greenside continues to be a traditional, friendly farm campsite, never too busy, and with loads of space for privacy and play. All you need for peaceful, relaxed camping and exploring - and not a hot tub in sight...

Luckily our campsite facilities and spacious pitches turned out to be well adapted to the challenges of Covid-19. Our visitors in 2020 and 2021 were very pleased with the precautions we have in place and told us they felt safe, relaxed, and comfortable. The feedback and online reviews were great. This year we are keeping the same precautions in place.

In 2020 we were very proud to achieve a Silver Award  for Green Tourism. This takes every aspect of our business into account - our water and energy saving measures; the supplies we buy; reducing and recycling waste; supporting local businesses, services, and community groups; visitor information; tree planting and being kind to nature; supporting charities at home and abroad; and our little not-for-profit folk festival in September. The Green Tourism Scheme supports us in making further improvements and we're not finished yet!

"Camping as it used to be" has been a winning formula for us as well as our visitors, bringing a rather special kind of person to our doorstep. Our visitors are quietly sociable, considerate of fellow campers, pleased with all we and the area have to offer: - peace, fun and relaxation on a proper traditional campsite; wonderful views; great walking and cycling; pretty villages and interesting market towns with friendly people running the nice little shops, cafes and pubs.


We look forward to seeing you here.

Rosie and Magnus, April 2022