Gillside Farm Campsite, Ullswater


Gillside Farm Campsite


Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0QQ

Suitable for: 

Tents, Campervans, Motorhomes and Caravans 


Adults £10, Children 5 -16 yrs £5, Tent £2, Vehicle £1, Motorhome £4 including electric.



3 nights in August 2022

A short walk from Lake Ullswater, and in the charming town of Glenridding, this campsite has spectacular views and access right onto walking paths for Helvellyn. 


Located on a family-run farm, this large campsite has hard standing areas for motor homes and caravans with electric hook up, or three, large tiered fields for tents and campervans with non-electric pitches. You can find your own pitch on the largely flat fields, or you can grab a spot on the edge of a stream that runs down into town.

 Gillside Campsite by Piggl

There is a walking path from the campsite that takes you directly downhill into Glenridding town where you'll find cafes, a small selection of shops and restaurants.


The campsite has male and female bathrooms with toilets and showers (20p for a hot shower which lasted ages), washing up facilities and water points across the campsite. There is also a bunkhouse on site that can be booked. 


The campsite is located right next to Helvellyn and Striding Edge for hiking. You can park lake-side and access Lake Ullswater for paddle boarding, canoeing or for a tourist boat ride. Aira Force Waterfall and its National Trust car parks are a five minute drive away and definitely worth a visit. 

Gillside Campsite by Piggl  paddleboarding on lake ullswater

Glenridding is a five-minute walk from the campsite, as is the nearest pub The Traveller's Rest, which serves great pub food and local ales - you can't reserve a table and there is no on-site parking.


Nothing - one of our best campsite finds in recent years, we will definitely be returning. 


The location and spectacular views are second-to-none. This area of the Lake District is definitely quieter than the more popular regions like Windermere and Bowness. Great for hiking, walking, water sports or just chilling.




We have been travelling in campervans for over 15 years, taking in the best that the UK has to offer. By sharing our adventures, insights, recommendations and reviews we hope to inspire you to explore more! 

Take a look at Piggl CAMPERVAN for all VW T5 and T6 Transporters, and anyone wanting to undertake their own van conversion – without compromising on function or style. 

Join us for the adventure…. 

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published