The Upper Eden Valley and Howgill Fells is in an especially beautiful and distinctive area known as the Westmorland Dales, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's an excellent location for anyone who enjoys spending time in scenic countryside and pretty villages and is perfectly placed for day trips to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. 

 

We have lots of visitor info at the campsite on recommended places to see, walk, eat and drink while you're here and will let you know about any special events during your visit - so you'll never be stuck for a choice of things to do. In the meantime, read on to get some ideas!

The Visit Eden website has info on the nearby market towns of Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, and the villages of Shap, Orton and Tebay.

​Our own market town is Kirkby Stephen (5 miles) with good shops and cafes, a visitor centre and a selection of interesting walks and cycle rides. We encourage you to do your shopping there as it has all that you're likely to need and you'll be helping to keep our local shops busy and vibrant.

The pretty village of Ravenstonedale is a 10 minute walk from the campsite, across the fields or down the lane, and benefits from having 2 friendly pubs serving excellent food and real ales.

WALKING

  • Directly from the campsite there are many hill and valley walks to choose from - pick up one of our free leaflets, invent your own route (we can supply you with a footpath map, £3), or take a copy of our guide "Nine Great Walks from Low Greenside", also £3 - each circular walk from the campsite has a little map and directions, including family walks with a pub or cafe en route.

  • A favourite family walk from the farm, suitable for most abilities, is to Smardale Gill Viaduct, a Nature Reserve with lots of wildflowers, rare butterflies, red squirrels, deer, huge lime kilns, and a big old disused railway viaduct to walk across.

  • Stroll over the fields to the pretty village of Ravenstonedale with two really good local pubs with riverside gardens (The Kings Head and The Black Swan). While you're there, visit the art gallery, the church and monastic ruins. Children will enjoy the little playground by the river.

  • A few minutes walk from your tent and you are straight out onto the Howgill Fells , where you can walk all day and see no one, with only sheep and ponies to keep you company.

  • Take a circular walk from the campsite to the nature reserve at the Fat Lamb Inn.

CYCLING

  • 'Lost Lanes' is an excellent pocket guide to 13 interesting and lovely cycle routes, taking in nearby villages and places of interest (including tea shops, very essential) - available from the newsagents and the Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen or online.

  • Local cycle routes can be downloaded here.

  • If you'd like a little assistance, hire an electric bike. Have it delivered to the campsite for a small extra charge.

ACTIVITIES

  • Have a round of golf at the Riverside Golf Course (Pretty, informal, fun, and inexpensive! Club hire available.)

  • Go pony trekking across the fells from Stonetrail Riding Centre, 2 miles from the campsite.

  • Bring your racquet and play tennis on the public court by the river in Ravenstonedale.

  • Catch a trout for your BBQ at Bessy Beck Trout Farm and Farm Shop.

  • Ride on a Classic Bus from Ravenstonedale to Kendal, Hawes or Barnard Castle on market days.

  • Linger in the market towns of Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, and Sedbergh - each with it's own character and attractions.

  • Have a day out exploring the beautiful Eden Valley,  the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District before returning to a peaceful campsite and a quiet evening round your campfire.

  • Or you could just sit by your tent, watch the sheep, listen to the birds, see the light changing on the hills and wait for the cows to come home ....

LOW GREENSIDE FARM CAMPSITE

Camping as it used to be!

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