Dalegarth Campsite is situated in the stunning Eskdale valley, West Cumbria, alongside the crystal clear waters of the River Esk and lies in ancient meadow field’s surrounded by mature trees with magnificent views.   The land where the campsite is situated, is the ancestral home of  the Stanley family, a family run “Herdwick” sheep farm and we are grateful to Philip and Lottie Stanley for their support in our venture.

Dalegarth Campsite is a family business run by us, Kate and Jonny, and we welcome you and your family to probably one of the best situated campsites in the area – a real hidden gem. Last year was our first year in business as a pop-up and the reviews and bookings we had speak for themselves! 

We want your stay with us to be as special as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to Dalegarth Campsite……. AND DON’T FORGET YOUR WELLIES!  

Please note all of the following recommendations are subject to the current COVID-19 opening Guidelines at the time.

Check In and Out

Check in is from 2pm arrive at our site (being careful not to go via Hardknott Pass) to be welcomed by Kate and Jonny. Anyone arriving after 8pm will be subject to a £10 late arrival fee.

Where possible we will endeavour to place group pitches together although we ask that if you are a large group please contact us before booking so we can try and get you a nice spot together.

Enjoy your stay in the glorious lakes.

Then when you are ready to go please make sure your all packed, the site is left clean by 11pm remembering to give us a big wave and a lovely online review.


On site (school holidays and busy weekends)

The Herdy Hut Trailer comes on-site and provides a selection of delicious food.


Breakfast from 8am until 10 am
(Vegetarian and vegan options are available at breakfast)

Evening Food

Evening food from 5pm until 8pm

  • Fresh stone baked pizzas available with a selection of toppings
  • (gluten free and vegan option available)
  • Chicken and chips
  • Chilli Nachos
  • Chilli and chips
  • Hot Dogs/Vegan hot dog option
  • Chips
  • Cheesy Chips
  • Ice cream
  • Hot and cold drinks

Cash preferable please.

Off site

If you fancy venturing off site there are a number on fabulous local pubs and restaurants many with free WiFi. As we are within nature you can always ask us to book a table for you (if you cant get a signal).

  • The Boot Inn, Boot
    Run by Anita and Stuart, dog friendly,  within walking distance and a lovely beer garden. 
    take a look
  • The Brook House, Boot
    Run by the Thornley Family since the last century, dog friendly and within walking distance
    take a look
  • The King George IV, Eskdale
    Dog friendly
  • The Bower House, Eskdale
    dog friendly and an enormous beer garden
    take a look
  • The Wild Olive, Gosforth
    Superb Italian,  traditional wood fired pizza with a a lively and relaxed atmosphere
    take a look
  • The Ratty Arms, Ravenglass
    Friendly family-run pub on the platform of Ravenglass for Eskdale Rail Station 
    take a look
  • Woolpack Inn, Boot
    take a look


We permit campfires be we insist on a few rules

  • Fires are only lit within fire pits or old washing machine drums.
  • Charcoal BBQ’s for the purposes of cooking are allowed on site if safely raised off the ground by at least one foot.
  • Fires and Charcoal BBQ’s must be raised at least 1-2 feet off the ground to avoid scorching.
  • Children and pets must be well supervised around the fire.
  • Fires are lit completely at your own risk!

No new fires elsewhere are to be made under any circumstances and failing to comply will result in being asked to leave the site!

Rent a firepit

We have some wonderful firepits for you to rent from us on a first come first served basis for a small fee.

The cost of a firepit is £10 per night plus logs kindling and lighters

Additional bags of logs £7.50

Cash preferred please.


We have bags of logs for your fire available for a small fee. Cash preferred please.


  • Crystal clear River Esk
    (access directly from site to some of the best wild swimming pools)
  • Abundance of walks all from site ranging from 20 minutes to Scarfell itself!!
  • An onsite chef cooking you bacon buns and homemade pizza
  • New improved access following last years feedback
  • Stanley Ghyll falls 20 minute walk
  • Plenty of space to spread out
  • Double sinks for washing up
  • Flushing toilets (Portaloos)
  • Hot showers

We are not able offer electric hook-ups at this time.


We welcome well-behaved dogs, but they must be kept under control at all times.

2 dogs per pitch are allowed.

Pup tent pitches are an extra £5 each pitch per day.

As we are a working sheep farm and for the safety of all sheep, dogs and visitors alike, we welcome well behaved dogs, but they MUST be kept on a lead at all times whilst on the campsite.  Owners take responsibility for clearing up any fouling and should be exercised offsite.

Failure to do this may result in you being asked to leave with no refund.

We do not allow any breed of dog on site listed under the dangerous Dogs Act 1991.