Where Can I Camp in Ambleside?


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In Ambleside, a town at the head of Lake Windermere in England, luxury camping facilities include herdy huts, which are well-equipped traditional shepherd's huts, and full-circle yurts. Standard camping facilities include Miller Field Motorhome Camping, Tarn Foot Farm and two National Trust campsites. On certain banking and school holidays, the Ambleside Football Club allows campers to use its grounds and pavilion.

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Camping facilities in Ambleside become extremely busy during peak season, so booking ahead is advisable. Ambleside is within the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. Though the National Park legally does not allow wild camping, it is tolerated as long as certain guidelines are followed. Campers must stay away from towns and villages, beyond the highest fell wall. They are allowed to stay only one night, and campfires are not permitted at any time. The groups must remain small, with only one or two tents in an area, and must remain conscious of environmental protection at all times. Litter must not be buried, but instead must be carried out.

Occasionally, groups of young people are given permission to camp in larger numbers, but these campsites are not open to the general public. Camping in car parks or by roadsides is not allowed. Before pitching on private land, it is necessary to obtain the owner's permission. Otherwise, the owners have the legal right to ask campers to leave.

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