Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site Ravenglass, Cumbria, North of England, CA18 1SR (Location map)
9th February to 2nd January
Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a picturesque site sitting on the western outskirts of the popular Lake District region. The park is open from the 1st of February to the 30th of November, also opening over the Christmas and New Year period so lovers of festive breaks can come and stay with us and join us for their celebrations.
Our park currently holds a four-star Visit Britain award, and offers 75 pitches for motorhomes, tents, and touring campers, while modern camping pods are also available for those who want to stay with us but don’t have their own mobile accommodation.
All of our pitches are serviced with electric hook-ups, while there are also on-site facilities for washing up, laundry, and chemical waste disposal. Wi-Fi internet is also available for guests to use during their stay, and our on-site convenience store means you can get well stocked up on your essentials without ever needing to travel very far.
One of the big attractions of our park is that it is surrounded by water. You are only 500 yards from the seafront where you can relax and indulge in fishing, while you’ll also find the banks of the River Esk running around the site. In addition to fishing, walking is a popular pastime among those who stay with us, and as such we have many regular guests who have a passion for hiking, and who often head out from Ravenglass site with others in a large group to explore the coastal paths as well as the woodland, countryside, and hills away from the seafront.
Ravenglass village is a short walk away, and has craft shops, cafes, local produce stores, and pubs, ensuring you can always get something great to eat and drink, whatever you’re looking for. Our park is also close to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, a great experience that takes in the gorges and raw landscape of the surrounding areas.
To the north, the nearest major town to the site is Whitehaven, which offers terrific views out to sea as well as opportunities for taking sea fishing trips with local businesses. Those who wish to keep dry can choose to relax in a coastal restaurant and enjoy some of the freshest fish around. There is also an excellent interactive museum in the town – The Beacon – which offers floor after floor of history, games, and various other entertaining features.
The area is a walker’s paradise on Cumbria’s western coast.
The seafront is 500 yards from the campsite – with opportunities for fishing.
The village of Ravenglass has a craft shop, pubs and a lovely natural harbour.
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway – La’al Ratty – is a narrow gauge railway running up to 16 trains a day.
Muncaster Castle is a great family day out and includes the World Owl Centre and MeadowVole Maze.
A Roman bathhouse is 500m from the site and marks the start of the Hadrian's Cycle Way route 72.
Whitehaven is an attractive town with a working fishing harbour.
The Beacon is the new attraction in Whitehaven. Five floors of interactive history, weather, games and much more.
Wastwater, winner of ITV’s Britain’s Favourite View, is particularly peaceful. It can only be reached from the west.
The village of St Bees – at Cumbria’s most westerly point - has a beautiful sandy beach.
Maryport Aquarium also has radio-controlled boats and mini-golf.
The mainline railway travels along the coast, reaching Sellafield, St Bees, Whitehaven and Maryport.
Based on 6 review(s)
Lincolnshire 16 Apr 2013
nice hardstanding pitches with plenty of space, different sizes for different vehicles. We overlooked a field full of new born lambs - aahhh!!! facilities fine, you may want to avoid top level parking spaces if you want to be nearer the block. Wardens very friendly and helpful. If you want a "hearty" breakfast before you leave, try the Turntable cafe at the steam railway station...... Mainline station very close and really handy for getting about. overall a lovely place and would certainly return.
Lancashire 17 Jul 2012
Lovely small site set in woodland on edge of village and walking distance to village and station plus Muncaster Castle. Very well maintained. Carol, Mike plus other couple (sorry didn't get names) are very friendly and courteous.
Lancashire 10 Jun 2012
What a truly fantastic site. Carol made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The pitches were perfect and level. The toilet blocks were cleaner than any I have visited. The park was quiet and tranquil. Thank you to you all. We will be back, and will highly recommend this site to our family and friends. A************
Cumbria 24 Nov 2010
This was my first time ever in a caravan. And I loved it. Andy and Sam made me feel immediately welcome without being intrusive. The site was beautifully landscaped with trees and bushes which gave each pitch a degree of privacy. There were fresh flowers in the toilet block and plenty of bird feeders full of food and there for birds and birdsong. It could not have been more peaceful, relaxing and lovely.
Southyorkshire 05 Aug 2009
fantastic, amazing...this is a beautful site, in a beautful location, with lovely staff always on hand to help you. I would most definetly return here anyday. There is some much to do around the camp site for all ages. The steam train ride up the vally is a must. Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Ravenglass, Cumbria
Lancs 21 Jun 2008
We visited this site in April and on arrival we were greeted by a very friendly site manager who showed us to our pitch, the pitches are of varying size and set on different levels and are amongst trees , all caravan/ motorhome pitches have EHU, levelling blocks would be advisable for most pitches. Fresh and waste water points are available within easy reach of most pitches and there is one chemical disposal point to the rear of the toilet block and a motor home service point also close to the toilet block. The toilets and showers were kept immaculately clean throughout our stay and whilst there are only two showers each ladies and gents this did not cause a problem on our visit, there is also a family/ disabled bathroom . The site reception also acts as a well stocked shop with local produce well represented including freshly baked bread ,local ice cream to name but a few, newspapers are to order and there is the usual range of camping and caravanning accessories available. Car hire is also available on site for those who require it The local area provides plenty of attractions the nearest being the Ravenglass to Eskdale steam railway which is in the village and 5 mins walk from the site, also close by are the sellafield visitor centre , the coastal village of St Bees and the stunning views of Wast water, farther afield are Workington and Whitehaven and to the south Ulverston and Barrow in Furness. The village of Ravenglass is a short walk from the site and is quiet and peaceful there is a post office and a hotel/ restaurant and also the Ratty arms pub, named after the railway and set in the old station here a very warm welcome awaits and the food is to be thoroughly recommended, there is also a good choice of real ales available. When we were there there was a quiz night on a Tuesday and all are welcome. All in all this site and its surroundings provide a wonderful setting for a short break or longer as there is enough in the area to keep most busy for at least a week weather permitting.