The Site

Orchard Hideaway Camping Pod site is a rural retreat overlooking farm land and open country side with a railway line, but is only 0.5 miles off Junction 40 on the M6 motorway. The Location has the big advantage of feeling that you are in the country but having all the facilities of Penrith within walking distance, with eating places on your doorstep. It is a small, friendly, family run site with 16 pods, set in an orchard of ancient apple trees. It is a real alternative to camping, especially for those who want the ‘country’ feel without being too isolated. The site is encouraging wildlife, especially birds, but also with strategically placed bat and hedgehog boxes! Not to mention the rabbits! The site and location are especially suitable for walkers and cyclists but also families who appreciate both the countryside and the pleasures of being close to a small town. The toilets and showers are of a high standard, and there are multiple BBQ points located around the site for disposable BBQ’s. Each pod has its own picnic table, other outdoor seating around the site. Well behaved dogs are welcome!

Local Amenities

Burger King 0.1 Mile

Garage/Petrol Station 0.6 Mile

Go Outdoors Superstore 0.8 Mile

Penrith Train Staion 1.2 Miles

Morrisons Supermarket 1.4 Miles

Penrith Town Centre 1.5 Miles

Penrith Bus Station 1.6 Miles

Arragons Cycle Centre 1.5 Miles

Tourist Information 1.6 Miles

Penrith Taxi Rank 1.6 Miles

Pooley Bridge And Lake Ullswater 4.6 Miles

Shap Coast To Coast Walking Route 10.5 Miles

Keswick And Derwent Water 16.2 Miles

Skiddaw And Helvelyn 20 Miles


Go Ape Whinlatter, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. The forest and visitor centre provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

Rheged is an all weather, all year round visitor centre of national importance.  Situated in Britain’s largest grass covered building, Rheged’s centrepiece is a six storey high cinema screen, the biggest 3D cinema screen in the northwest.

The executive 9 hole golf and footgolf course has a par of 28 and is an ideal test for all standards of golfer. Beginners can improve all aspects of their game with a mixture of short and longer holes.

Our North Lakes Spa, with its wonderful exposed wooden beams, has the relaxed, healthy feel of a country retreat. It is the perfect spa destination for anyone wishing to quickly get away from it all and relax completely.

Happy Hooves Riding for All is a small riding stable at Eamont Bridge specialising in horse riding activities and interaction with the horses and ponies.  Our aim is to be open to all but aim specifically to provide a service for

Indoor climbing wall with 8m leading walls (one overhanging by 1.5m) another with overhanging prow. Safety matting to cushion any slip ups.  Now well over 120 sq m of wall surface as two new walls have been added. Courses are available.

Indoor swimming pool. 25m five lane main pool and 13m studio pool you can swim for fitness or fun, learn to swim, improve your style or take part in an aqua class.

Health + Fitness Gym You’ll love working out in our friendly and modern fitness gym. With qualified instructors on hand to give advice and support, we can help you reach your fitness goals. Book a tour or an induction now to see what you can do.

Dalemain is one of the most beautiful and impressive stately houses in the North West of England. The finely dressed pink stone of its Georgian façade glows magnificently in the sunlight.

Situated at the Northern end of Lake Ullswater, Lakeland Boat Hire offers enjoyment for the whole family with a wide range of boats for hire. A trip on Lake Ullswater will be a day to remember.

Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake.

Abbott Lodge is a working dairy farm set in spectacular scenery of the Eden Valley midway between the Pennines and the Northern Lake District. The farm produces over 40 flavours of high quality homemade Jersey ice cream.

Looking out across the Lake District National Park sit the romantic ruins of Lowther Castle. A sight of dramatic beauty and splendour, the castle presides over 130 acres of hidden gardens, enchanting woodland and breath-taking views.

Outward Bound Centre set in 18 acres of woodland at the heart of Wordsworth country we are based on the north shore of lake Ullswater. Participants can canoe or kayak on the lake, and join the expedition to climb Helvellyn – one of The Lake District’s highest peaks.

The historic home of Lord & Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest is a beautiful house on the north eastern edge of the Lake District. It is surrounded by magnificent woodland of the medieval forest of Inglewood.

Rookin House is an established adventure venue in Cumbria, the Lake District and has been offering a wide variety of outdoor activities for over 20 years. Family owned and operated, Rookin House has a strong focus on both fun and safety.

Eating Out


The Narrowbar Penrith

The Yard Penrith

The Country Coffee Shop Penrith

The Lemon Tree Penrith

The Ice Cream Garden And Tearoom Penrith

The Mill Yard Cafe Morland

Granny Dowbekins Pooley Bridge

The Punch Bowl Askham

The Boot And Shoe Greystoke

The Pot Place Plumpton

Evening Meal

Thai Food Cafe Penrith

Villa Bianca Italian Penrith

The Sportsman Troutbeck

The Brantwood Stainton

The Queens Head Inn Tirril

Fine Dining

Four And Twenty Penrith

The Dockray Hall Penrith

The Bridge Kirkby Thore

The George + Dragon Clifton

Askham Hall Askham


Foundry 34 Penrith

The Lounge Penrith

Grants Of Castlegate Penrith

Wetherspoons The Dog Beck Penrith

The Warehouse Penrith

Further a Field

Chesters By The River (lunch) Ambleside

The Fizzy Tarte (Cocktails) Windermere