Side Farm Camping is situated in Patterdale at the southern end of Ullswater and provides an excellent base for fell walking, watersports and mountain biking. Overlooked by the Place Fell and with stunning views towards the Helvellyn range, this site is a spectacular location for exploring this beautiful area of the Lake District.
Ideal base for walking, mountain biking, fishing or simply relaxing. Book in at tearoom/farm between 08.00 and 22.00 latest. Families welcome. Close to Patterdale village and many walks, both high and low level. No fires permitted but barbecues ok if raised off ground. Tents and small/medium sized campervans welcome, sorry no caravans.
Helvellyn itself (England's 3rd highest at 3,118 feet) is within striking range from here, as well as the neighbouring valleys containing Thirlmere and Windermere.
Ullswater is on your doorstep and offers all manor of watersports including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, swimming, and rowing. There's also a regular launch service between Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding. Patterdale is a fell walkers delight with such well known fells as St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and High Street located close by.
Easier walks take you over into the picturesque valley of Martindale, along the lake shore of Ullswater to Howtown or along towards Brothers Water further up the Patterdale valley.