Lake District Wild Camping Spots

Lake District Wild Camping Spots

I am lucky enough to live near the Lake District and so I often spend weekends walking on the fells. As a result I have plenty of opportunities to scout out suitable lake district wild camping spots. Most people don’t have the lakes on their door step and so they have to rely on scouring over OS maps to find suitable locations. For this reason I decided to help people out a bit.

Unlike most other wild campers I don’t keep my wild camping spots in the Lake District and other areas secret. I rarely camp in the same location twice anyway so I prefer to share past locations so that others can benefit from them in future.

Lake District Wild Camping Spots

Each article contains all the information you will need to get started:

  • OS Map info and grid references
  • Distance, Duration and Ascent Information
  • When to go
  • Where to park
  • Nearest water supply
  • Recommended and alternative routes with GPX file downloads.

Hopefully this will prove useful to those people who aren’t as great with maps or don’t have a huge amount of experience wild camping.

I have also included a few Yorkshire Dales wild camping spots as well, for those looking a little further afield.

Wild camping – Uldale Head, Yorkshire Dales

Wild camping – Uldale Head, Yorkshire Dales

Location: Tebay, on the border of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks. Elevation: 530m I often look out for 2 things when researching wild camping spots – easy ...
Pennine Way Day 2 – Crowden to Robin Hood’s Bed

Pennine Way Day 2 – Crowden to Robin Hood’s Bed

Day 2 of my Pennine Way journey, 30km from Crowden to Robin Hood\'s Bed. ...
Wild Camping – Pillar, Lake District

Wild Camping – Pillar, Lake District

If you looking for a great 360 degree panoramic view of the lakes district and over towards the Irish sea then you will struggle to beat the summit of Pillar. ...
Wild Camping: Wolf Crag, Haweswater Reservoir

Wild Camping: Wolf Crag, Haweswater Reservoir

Location : Wolf Crag, overlooking Haweswater Reservoir Elevation: 490m I discovered this beautiful wild camping spot while out on a day hike from Haweswater. This area of the lake district ...
Wild Camping: Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping: Whernside, Yorkshire Dales

Location : Ramtree Moss , Whernside, Yorkshire Dales This is one of my favourite last-minute camp locations that I only really use when I’m confident its going to be a ...
Create your own MRE English Breakfast camping meals using Mylar Bags

Create your own MRE English Breakfast camping meals using Mylar Bags

Introduction When you are out on an expedition camping, there is nothing better than a full English breakfast to set you up for the day. It’s loaded with carbs to ...
Wild Camping: Wild Boar Fell, Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping: Wild Boar Fell, Yorkshire Dales

A quiet wild camping spot near Kirkby Stephen, on the fringes of the Lake District. The route features a longer hike out combined with a leisurely ascent. ...
5 essential pieces of wild camping gear

5 essential pieces of wild camping gear

A list of the top 5 essential pieces of gear that I would never go camping without. ...
Wild Camping: Castle Knott, Yorkshire Dales

Wild Camping: Castle Knott, Yorkshire Dales

A great little wild camping location in the Yorshire Dales. Close to the M6 and the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale ...
Wild Camping: Blind Tarn, Coniston.

Wild Camping: Blind Tarn, Coniston.

A great year round wild camping location with a scenic walk up from Torver, Near Consiton. ...
Wild Camping: Red Gill Head Moss Tarn, Coniston

Wild Camping: Red Gill Head Moss Tarn, Coniston

A lovely year round wild camping location overlooking Consiton Water and only 90 minutes walking from Coniston Village. Gird References and GPX Files inlcuded. ...
6 Common Issues When Wild Camping On Summits

6 Common Issues When Wild Camping On Summits

In this post I talk about some of the common issues you are likely to face when wild camping on or around the summits of fells. ...