Waterside Campsite - Ullswater

The Lake District

Waterside camp site is a working farm that has access to Ullswater meaning a great site to launch a canoe or kayak. I think Waterside does not take caravans or offer hookups. Waterside camp site is on the east side of Ullswater and just south of Pooley Bridge.

The site itself is clean and tidy, showers are hot, lots of bins dotted around the site, plenty of drinking water points,  motor home service point (fresh water, chemical toilet disposable.) A little pricey though – £26 for a van and two people for a night.

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Swans and ducks looking for food close to the shoreline.

Waterside campsite ullswater

Its looking like you can hire a tipi here.

Waterside campsite ullswater

Sat near the shore line among the campers is the Lady Wakefield that was beached during the Cumbria floods. The boat swept from its mooring and two skippers from The Ullswater Steamer Company managed to get on board to steer the boat to safety. They soon realised there was a hole in the hull. They Decided the best cause of action would be drive the boat ashore. Plans are underway to build a temporary slipway after she has been repaired.

Waterside campsite ullswater

Lady Wakefield built in 1949

lady wakefield Ullswater

We arrive in the wind and rain, the same storm from Wast water, see post here.

Waterside campsite ullswater

Lots more rain fell and the campers packed up and left. An hour or two later the sun started to shine

Waterside campsite ullswater

We took a walk up to Pooley Bridge by the lake.

Walk Ullswater The Lake District

A took a few pictures along the way:

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We saw a a lot a flood damage along the shore and a few houses that had not yet been repaired.

Date: May 2016




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