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Rydal Hall
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Beautiful setting, all pitches are spacious and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The waterfall and streams can be heard wherever you are on the site. It truly is a spectacular place. The hall and gardens provide a lovely backdrop.

The facilities are good, charging points in the shower blocks, also enables you to use a hairdryer and straighteners!

The tea rooms are lovely too.


Ambleside is a 30 min walk via a pretty track past lots of pretty fields with many sheep! The sheep do roam freely, so dont leave any food or rubbish bags outside your tent, or they will be looking through it and easily nibble their way through bags!

Gorgeous place and its nice to be left alone without overbearing campsite rules wnd checks. The staff there were all so friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank rainbowrover2011
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Lovely setting amongst the trees, pitches designated so no overcrowding, plenty of space. We liked the path you could walk along to Ambleside, the sculpture trail and the gardens. The facilities were good, we never had to queue. Only downside was the showers were too hot for tony and no temperature control, also ventilation not great. We visited August bank holiday weekend and the family opposite us were a bit noisy but should expect that visiting on the August bank holiday. Nice tea shop on site but would be good if there was a shop. Also the shower floors always seemed to be covered in mud.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

My son and I just spent a couple of nights at Rydal Hall campsite. We we were last here some years ago and since then the new shower block has been built with nice hot showers, clean loos, communal freezer, electric sockets for phone charging etc. Although it was busy we had plenty of space to set up camp and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The staff were as friendly and helpful as ever.

Nearby Ambleside is a pleasant walk away and the Lakeland classic walk - the Fairfield horseshoe is right on the doorstep. Even if you don't do the whole circuit, there are fantastic views from the first hill above the Hall, Nab Scar.

For an excellent post walk cuppa and cake try the tearoom on site. Yum



We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank John W
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Rydal Hall offers probably one of the best camp sites in the entire Lake District. It is set well away from the main road and the only sound you can hear is the very pleasant nearby waterfall. It was quite busy when we went ,and we were offered a pitch at the group site rather than the main camping site, because it's further away we were given a refund of a third of the price that we paid, but actually it turned out to be an upgrade for us. The group site was well away from the main camping area and it was even better. The whole site was huge, with gardens and a small grove, really great for kids and adults alike. The whole site is very natural , you can spot sheep, chickens , rabbits, deer and some rather malicious magpies, it really is the perfect outdoor retreat.

The shower block was about 2 minutes of a walk through the forest from the group area, but it was right next to the main camping area, but we didn't mind either way. The showers were very spacious although they could have been a little bit cleaner. There were 4 sinks and 2 drinking water taps, as well as a communal freezer and a set of charging sockets.

There is a bus stop right outside of the site that can take you down to Ambleside and Bowness or to Grasemere, or you can walk, it took us about half an hour to get to Ambleside and about an hour to get to Waterhead.

There are some very good walk opportunities around the Rydal Water and there is a fair bit to see on the site itself.

Overall, it was really a fantastic location and a very good price too. Well worth every penny.

Room Tip: Ask for the group area if you want to be more secluded
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Loved it very back to earth camping a million miles away from the haven campsites. Pitches were good a bit uneven we were on our own nearest tent at least 100 yards away we had a picnic table right by our tent , great shower block all in £20 not bad for the lakes!!!! Only gripe parking is away from the tent we had a 150 yard uphill walk which does not sound much but you take a lot of gear camping ... All in very happy will be back

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Craig M
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