Upper Eden and the Howgill Fells is in an especially beautiful and distinctive area known as the Westmorland Dales, which is why in 2016 we became part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park (even though we're in Cumbria!).

For a taste of what's on offer nearby, read the Park's short description of the new area .

  • Walkers are spoilt for choice. 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.

  • There are many other hill and valley walks to choose from - pick up one of our free leaflets, invent your own route, or buy a copy of our guide "Nine Great Walks from Low Greenside" (£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 walk from the farm, suitable for all abilities, is to Smardale Gill Viaduct, a Nature Reserve with lots of wildflowers, rare butterflies, red squirrels, 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, each serving excellent food and real ales (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.

  • Have a round of golf at the Riverside Golf Course (pretty, informal, fun, and inexpensive! Clubs for hire are kept at the Kings Head nearby.)

  • '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 or the Visitor Centre in Kirkby Stephen. Bicycle hire above the Visitor Centre.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • We have lots of visitor info available 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.

  • 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 ....





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