The neat large wooden reception that greets you when you arrive at Troutbeck houses tourist information as well as a some camping goods, food – including local produce – and alcohol. All 54 motorhome and caravan pitches are fully serviced and on hardstandings. There’s also a spacious tent field. The campsite lies just off the A66 within easy access to Penrith, Keswick and Carlisle. It is the ideal base from which to explore the Lakes, North Pennines, Border Country and the wonderful vale of Eden. Recently refurbished, campers will appreciate little touches like a coffee machine and microwave.