,"Tranquil Caravan Park", "Tranquil Caravan Site", "Adult only Caravan Site Cumbria Lakes", "Adult only Caravan park North Lakes", "Caravan Site Cumbria", "Caravan Motorhome Site North Lakes","Open all Year Caravan Cumbria Lakes", "Cumbria Caravan Site Park", "Tranquil Caravan Park Cumbria", "Lake District Caravan Park", "Cycle the Lakes & Cumbria","Walk the Wainwright Walks", "Your Basecamp to walking the Northern Fells", "Quiet roads for Cycling", "Campervan Motorhome friendly", "WiFi Available", ">
Open All Year
Location / Region
Local Villages
Visitor Information
Notice Board BLOG
Directions from M6 J41
Site Description
Cycle the Lakes
Wainwright Walks
Site Facilities
Prices 2018
Aerial Photos
CL of the Year
Our team
Wild Life
The Red Squirrels
Dog & Pet Friendly
Your Photos

Your chance to escape for a while, from hustle-bustle and monotony, to a safe, child & youth free environment  of peace and tranquillity, along side friendly people just like you, who cherish the same.

We can now Accept your payment by VISA or MASTERCARD,
also PayPal, following the easy directions further down this page.

Riverside Tourer Park's  all-weather pitch layouts  and (frost-protected) service areas have been landscaped to similar specifications to the larger Caravan Club Sites, therefore we are fully dedicated to keep you Caravaning through many of the winter months, as well as the summer.                         


It is important to note, we have no financial links with the Caravan & Motorhome Club, therefore we are unable to accept payment with any vouchers that may be issued by the club.

Caravan or Motorhome, (under 8mtrs, 26ft)                          £20.00         per night

The Pitch fee covers:-

  • Mains Electricity Hookup
  • Electric Shower
  • Hot & Cold water at Basin
  • Comfort Heating in WC & Shower
  • Dusk to Dawn Site Lighting

Large outfit Supplement,  twin axles + 26ft, (8mtrs) & over    £2.00         per night                   

(Please, if you have a large outfit, you must be prepared to pay this £2 per night supplement)                     See the note below regarding large outfits. 

Awning    (full size or Porch)     "Payable only if on Grass"      £1.00        per night                          ("FREE" if the Awning is on Hard-standing)

Additional Adult Persons  (over party of 2)                                  £5.00  each  per night

Additional Dogs    (first two FREE)                                               £1.00p  each  per night

2nd Car  (1st one free)   or  Smart car trailer                                £1.00            per night

Internet Access,                                                              FREE              

BANK HOLIDAYS:-    A Supplement is payable on Bank Holidays. There is also a minimum stay stipulation over Bank Holiday periods.    See the two notes below, regarding Bank Holidays.


If, for some reason, you have to cancel the booking, we will be grateful for as much notice as possible.     If the reserved stay has to be shortened in any way, without sufficient warning, or, by either not arriving on the stated arrival day, or leaving before the stated departure day, we reserve the right to charge the full rate for each night of un-attendance for the pitch that we have allocated for you, during busy periods.

We will accept your booking in good faith that you are making a commitment to the arrival and departure dates you state to us when placing the booking.  Any short notice deviations, during busy periods, cannot be amended without charge.

Deposits, Prepayments & Payments are not transferable or refundable.

We do have the policy of allowing clients to choose their own pitch on arrival.
During busy periods and high season, if you are a regular visitor to the site, you may have become accustomed to a favourite pitch.  "It is important to Note",  we cannot guarantee to have the same pitch available for you on your exact day of arrival, (due to realistic depart-arrival crossover) therefore, please you must be aware of this fact and you may have to choose an alternative pitch. 

"It is vertually impossible to reserve a certain pitch for a certain arrival date during the busy periods", therefore we gratefully ask that you do not try to implant this responsibility upon us.    We only reserve random pitches for unit size related reasons.


Bookings are accepted verbally by phone, 01697 478571  or  01697 478588 

Or by completing the Booking form page:                                                            http://www.riverside-tourer-park.co.uk/761145.html       
But, it's much, much quicker by phone, with a bit of the old fashioned personal touch.

At the time of placing the booking, we routinely ask you to provide a deposit to secure, and reassure us that you intend to be loyal, and that you are making a genuine commitment towards the booking.  The deposit you pay up-front is deducted from the balance, so less to pay when you get to us.   

If the requested deposit is not paid at the same time the booking was placed,
and the deposit is not recieved within a reasonable period of 7 days, we will have to assume that you have decided not to make a necessary genuine comittment towards the booking, and your booking/name will be removed from the diary. 

A detailed Confirmation/Receipt will sent to your email address upon receipt of the deposit. 

Deposits are NOT refundable or transferable.


We welcome payment of deposits and balances via PayPal, payable to our email address:-   riversidetourer@aol.com.  

Simply log-in to your PayPal account,  click on "Pay or Send money" then,

on the prefered:-
Send Money to Family & Friends",
or      "Pay for Goods or Services", 

enter our email address (riversidetourer@aol.com) as the email you wish to make the payment to, the amount, and then send.   
It's as simple as that.   

Soon after we receive the Paypal payment we will respond by emailing to you a detailed Confirmation/Receipt.  Please ensure your email address, and the dates of your booking are forwarded with the PayPal payment.  

If you haven't already got a PayPal account, we would highly recommend one. It enables you to both receive, and send, uncomplicated but extremely secure payments, (with no numbers or codes revealed to anyone) to a multitude of suppliers and service providers who now accept PayPal.     The set-up procedure is very straight forward. 
We welcome you to pay your outstanding balance by PayPal, on your day of arrival, using the site WiFi internet access, or the 4G on your phone.  You can work-out your outstanding balance by filling in the front of a payment envelope, (which has the full tariff listed) and post the envelope in the site box so that we can use it as your remittance advice.


We can now accept Credit and Debit Card Payments for deposits and balance payments, by simply providing us with the details of your card. 

After you have got established on your pitch, on the day of your arrival, we welcome you to give us a call, (from your pitch) with your card details. 

.   Name printed on the card,
.   The 16 digit Card number,
.   The expiry date,
.   and the 3 digit security number from the back of the card.


 A cheque made payable to "Riverside".

Please enclose your name, address, email address, Telephone number and details of the booking with your payment.    

Once we receive the deposit, (cheque) we will send you a detailed Receipt / Confirmation, either by post, or to your email address.                              

The outstanding balance may be paid by cheque, on the day of arrival, using our well proven envelope payment system, which we've used since we opened in 1997.
(The full tariff is printed on the front of the envelope)                      


The outstanding balance may be paid in Cash, on the day of arrival, using our well proven envelope payment system, which we've used since we opened in 1997. 
(The full tariff is printed on the front of the envelope)


If you have ditched the cheque book, and haven't yet got a PayPal account, you may pay direct into our bank account with BACS. 
Please send us an email, (
riversidetourer@aol.com )  requesting our bank sort code and account number,    and we'll gladly respond with the details to your email address. 

Just email us again when you've made the transaction, and we'll reply with a receipt/confirmation.


"If the deposit is not received  within a reasonable length of time after placing the booking we may have to assume you are not making a commitment towards the booking".   

It is important that you enclose your address, email address and the dates you have booked,  with your deposit.  

Also, to prevent confusion, "if you and your partner have Different Surnames", please provide us with both.              


We have NOT adopted separate high and low season tariffs, which can be rather complicated at the change-over times.   

Instead,   we simply have a standard Supplementary charge of  £4  which is to be added to the nightly pitch fee, (shown above) for Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights of      "all Bank Holiday weekends".        ( but excluding Christmas & New Year)

"It is important that if you intend to stay with us over a Bank Holiday weekend you must be prepared to pay our Supplement charge for these abnormally high demand periods".


For Bank Holiday Periods/Weekends,  we have a minimum stay period policy,   (excluding Christmas & New Year) ,                            

5 nights for Easter,  
3 nights for the early May Day, 
5 nights for the late May Spring,  
and 5 nights for August. 

The minimum stay nights must include the "Friday, Saturday and Sunday", but you are very welcome to stay much longer, providing there is availability.      
These minimum stay nights must be paid for in  full,  regardless of wheather you have to cut your pre-booked stay short for some unexpected reason.


If you have a large outfit 8mtrs (26ft) & over, it is important that you are aware of the £2 nightly supplement which will be payable during your stay.

Your sincerity and loyalty is essential, and it is extremely important that you reveal to us that you have a twin axle or large outfit, at the time of placing the booking.

This charge covers our attendance,  organising and usually having to reserve a pitch with suitable ease of access and ground area, (many days in advance).  It also contributes towards the obvious larger internal area, (usually from our previous experience)  resulting in more costs to us.

The minimal nightly supplementary charge of £2 should be added to the standard nightly pitch fee,  for Large Outfits, twin axle caravans and motorhomes of a length 26ft, (8mtrs) & over. 
Owners of small outfits would agree that this supplement is only fare to them, and justifiable.


    If a pre-booked stay with us is cancelled at short notice,      ( "within 7 days of the pre-booked arrival date" )    or terminated prematurely during your stay without sufficient warning,   before the arranged departure date,  ("for what-ever reason" and especially the weather)  we reserve the right to charge the full rate for each night of un-attendance for the pitch, for which we have made a loyal commitment in your name.      Also, no refund for the period of un-attendance will be given.  



We do not tolerate "No Shows" as they waste our time, and most importantly they deprive our loyal clients from having time with us.    

We make a record of "No Shows" for future booking attempts, who may be asked to pay the full amount at the time of booking, or even declined. 


"WE NEVER COME AND ASK YOU FOR PAYMENT" on the day of arrival, but gratefully request that you follow our instructions on how to use our envelope payment system, which we have used since we opened in 1997.  It works very efficiently, with benefits to both you,  and us,  as a time saver.  You can concentrate on getting-on with your well-earned holiday, and we can concentrate on doing the physical parts of looking after the park.  

OR, you may use the WiFi, or your phone on 4G, to make the payment via PAYPAL, as the instructions above.  You may find the printed Envelope useful to work-out your outstanding balance

OR, you can supply us with your VISA or MASTER Card details, as the instructions above.

   So on arrival,  to avoid you wasting valuable time trying to find us to announce your arrival,  (and pay, as some sites insist should happen at this stage),   to maximise your well deserved relaxation time after your journey,   we invite you to choose your pitch,  in your pre-booked area,  ( CL or Millrace )   get set up, and comfortable with a well earned brew.     

Then,  ( preferably within the first day of your arrival ),  use our Envelope payment system, or PayPal, or provide your card details, to pay your outstanding balance.


For your Security during your stay, and to monitor any unauthorised entry or abuse to the site, we have the site monitored by CCTV, therefore please be reassured, we will also be aware of your arrival.

From the 1st October 2017,
the WiFi Facility is available to you FREE of Charge. 


Please use our Payment Envelope system. Details of how to use it are on the Notice Board.
 Either Cash, or a Cheque made payable to:- "Riverside".
(Sorry, NOT Caravan Club Vouchers)


We welcome you to pay the balance by PayPal whilst using our Wi-Fi facility. 
If you do choose to pay the balance by PayPal, we still require you to fill in the payment details on our payment envelope, post it in the dedicated post box, stating on the envelope that you are paying by PayPal.    

PayPal payment payable to our email address: 
Guidence notes on how to do the PayPal transaction are further up this page.


We can now take payment of deposits and the balance, by Credit or Debit Card, by simply giving us a phone call from the comfort of your Caravan or Motorhome on your pitch to provide us with the details of your card.
(016974 78571)
Name printed on the Card,
the 16 digit card number, 
Expiry Date,
and the 3 digit security number on the back of the card.


We no longer take Tents or Trailer-Tents.

However, folding, and ridged sided pop-up Caravans, plus Free-Standing-Tents accompanying a Caravan or Motorhome are welcome.

You are very welcome to try your hand at the (free) fishing for the Brown Trout from our stretch of riverbank during your stay, BUT please do not base your stay with us, with the hope of our river being a serious fishing venue, as it's not, and you will be disappointed.

Also, because of previous bad experiences, we are reluctant to take bookings from "clubs" and "groups" of fishermen, who tend to disturb the peaceful nature of the site.

You are very welcome to have a stay with us for a maximum of 28 nights, on the same pitch without rotation.

We have NO "Seasonal Pitches"   (minimum or un-occupied Caravan or Motorhome).

We have NO Caravan Storage Pitches or Storage Facilities.