Stonethwaite, Borrowdale, Cumbria
Telephone: 01768 777 256 (9am-8pm)
(Please remember this is a working farm, not an office.
Please email if there is no answer)

camping site

in the heart of the english lake district

Our Facilities

Chapel House Farm Campsite is a comfortable and friendly site where you can enjoy the beauty of the Lake District with several convenient facilities

While we believe that camping should be all about getting clost to nature, we also know how important it is to be comfortable when you settle in for the night!

We have many facilities to make your stay more comfortable:

Hot Showers

The campsite has a shower block offering hot showers (or cold if that's what you prefer!). Perfect for refreshing yourself after a long day walking.

There is a 50p charge for using the hot showers.
(Cold showers are free)

Please see the note below about winter months.


The campsite has an easily accessibe, well lit toilet block with seperate male/female toilets.


Ample Parking

We have plenty of space for parking vehicles of almost any size just a few metres from the camp site.

Vehicles should be left in our car park, rather than the camp site.

If you have any questions about parking (e.g. if your vehicle is very large) then please contact us.

Dish Washing Facilities

Washing dishes without a sink or clean water can be incredibly difficult!

For this reason, we have 3 sinks for washing dishes.

Winter Months

From November to March We operate at a lesser capacity, and often showers are not on due to freezing conditions and the threat of burst pipes . There will always be some toilets on and running water (cold).

If you specifically needs a shower it is best to phone ahead to ensure the weather is right for them to be operable.

What's Nearby?

If you know anything about The Lake District, you probably know that it is well known as one of the most unspoilt areas of natural beauty in England. There could hardly be a more striking example of this than Borrowdale Valley.

A diverse and fascinating environment, there are rolling hills, rushing streams, bluebell woods and much more besides.

Here are just a few of the attractions nearby:

  • Keswick - A Histroric Market Town
    Located approximately 6 miles North of Chapel Farm, Keswick is the nearest town of any size. A historic market town and home to a wide variety of outdoor, camping and walking shops. From camping equipment to walking gear to professional climbing equipment, you're likely to find almost anything you need for your stay in Keswick!.
  • Lake Derwentwater
    Nestling in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, our very own Lake, Derwentwater offers an interesting and diverse range of activites. As well as simply enjoying Derwentwater by means of the several walking paths surrounding it, there are also several boating activities such as the Keswick Launch which operates daily in the summer season.
  • Honister Slate Mine and Via Ferrata
    Located at the head of Honister Pass, Honister slate mine produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate – a beautiful, functional material that has been extracted here for centuries. Tours of the mine run daily (except during the winter). Honister Slate Mine is also home to famous Via Ferrata.

How to Book Your Pitch

If you'd like to book, just call or email us and we'll reserve your space. Alternatively, you can simply turn up but please DON'T PITCH YOUR TENT UNTIL YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO US. There are clear signs for enquiries and usually Richard (the Owner) is on the site.
Please ensure you are familiarized with the required reading section before emailing or calling as we are a working farm without an office. We expect that you know the price and all other pertinent information - Then you also know if this is the right site for you - Thanks for your cooperation

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