Baysbrown, Great Langdale

Location – 5/5
Baysbrown is in Chapel Stile in Great Langdale. It’s a beautiful valley and with no access anywhere else by car it’s very quiet.
There is a village store which is very well stocked and reasonably priced. There are two pubs within two miles, the nearest, ‘Wainwrights’ is only five minutes from the campsite. Walks are great from here. It’s the third time I’ve stayed but I’ve hardly touched the surface….. Climb Dungeon Ghyll, the Stickle range, Bow Fell or Crinkle Craggs. There’s a footpath to Ambleside, 6 miles, or over the tops to Grasmere, depending on the route can be just 2 miles. 

Views – 4/5

Stunning view of the Stickle fells if you are lucky enough to visit when there is no mist. The beck along the edge of the site is really pretty and crystal clear.


Pitch – 4/5

The site is very big and mostly flat. Plenty of space to find a nice spot. You can pitch where you like, and with your car. 

Price – 4/5

£5pppn, £2.50 for a car, dogs are free. A very good price for the facilities, location and availability of pitches. 

Noise – 2/5

Traffic noise is limited, it’s off the main road and the main road doesn’t go anywhere apart from Dungeon Ghyll is is fairly quiet. The main noise is children, dogs and farm vehicles. When I stayed there was an ‘incident’ which involved a couple having a blazing row over three hours ending in the police being called. Obviously you can’t control who visits a campsite. I was unlucky and didn’t get much sleep having pitched right next to them!

Facilities – 5/5

Toilet blocks and showers are plentiful and there’s full recycling available. I don’t normally sample the showers but did on this occasion. Reasonable, warm…ish but with an annoying pushy button which means you have to shower with one hand on the button behind your back….

Pay extra and you can charge your phone. 

For children there’s a beck with crystal clear waters and a woodland with swing. Really idyllic. 

Greeting – 3/5
If you are precious about your car then maybe give this site a miss. Accessed by a rough track with very large pot holes! You have to pay and get a ticket before you pitch. I didn’t get a very friendly welcome it introduction to the site so I’ve scores it down. 


This is the third time I’ve visited Baysbrown. I love the location but it is larger and busier than I would like. Great to visit out of season but avoid on bank holidays or half terms. It’s very family friendly so isn’t an ‘escape’ but the views make up for this. The price is very good for the facilities they offer and the walks could keep me going for years!



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