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

Important Information

Please read the following information before arriving:

Chapel House Farm is a laid-back campsite in keeping with the 'get away from it all' location.
As a result we do not tolerate drunk and disorderly customers. (which results in loud, abusive, aggressive and disruptive behaviour.)

In all we have only really experienced two separate occasions where after repeated warnings we were forced to remove a group with police intervention. Most recently August bank holiday 2014. In spite of the smear campaign on Trip advisor that ensued from the offending group we would not hesitate to deal with belligerent and abusive campers in the same way.

So if you are a group or individual wanting to stay up drinking until late perhaps you would be better advised to look elsewhere.

Late Arrivals/ Early Departures
The site is quiet from 10:30pm, so out of respect for our other guests, we don't like late arrivals as it often causes disruption and complaints.

Anyone arriving after 10:30pm should not come onto the greenfield to unpack, but instead shoule walk with their tents from the car park.

Likewise, for those leaving early, cars ought not to be brought on site.

We have worked very hard to create a peaceful and pleasant camping experience, please respect the other campers!

Electrical Hook Ups/Tie Ins
Chapel House Farm is a traditional camping environment, and does not have electrical hook ups or tie-ins.

Please can anyone unsure of the exact location of the site not rely exclusively on Sat Nav, as often this takes customers to the farmyard, a situation we want to avoid especially late at night . Please reference our map (click here) that will take you straight to the campsite gates . Thank you.

Dogs are allowed on site free of charge. We expect owner supervision at all times.
No mess and no dogs running around off lead for prolonged times.
Under no circumstances are dogs to be left in the tent while owners are off-site
(Dogs are allowed in the local riverside bar & in one area of the Langstrath inn).


Helpful Tips

Midgies and Other Insects

At some point in June Or July there are midgies around dusk and dawn. Please bring along some repellent around these times for your own protection and to avoid an unnecessary irritant .

Local Shop
There is a small shop in the village called The Flock Inn (Rosthwaite) which is a ten minute walk away. It sells basics (eggs, milk etc) but it does not open until 10am. Other than this there are two supermarkets in Keswick and two pubs in the Village serving lunch and dinner.
(The Langstrath Inn is closed on a Monday )

50p Coins
We have plenty of 50p coins at the farmhouse, but please bring enough so as to avoid a situation where you are knocking at the farmhouse late at night. Many thanks.

Gas Cannisters
We do not sell gas canisters for cooking, and in the past it has been problematic for people to purchase them in Keswick -so please bring your own.
Otherwise Keswick has many outdoors and camping shops for most anything else you forget.

Packed Lunches
We no longer provide a packed lunch service for coast to coast walkers contrary to any C-to-C guidebook that states otherwise. Sorry for any inconvenience.



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

(Please see our information for Bank Holiday camping) Tel: 01768 777 256 Email: