|Here are some of the questions we most frequently get asked about the Hoathwaite site, and the answers to them. If you have any other questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us
Is the Tipi Waterproof?
- Yes. The canvas is waterproof they also have a rain catcher attached to the poles at the top of the Tipi if it should rain the rain flows down the poles then collects in the rain catcher and is drained off at the back of the lining. However, even in Summer night times can be cool and you should always bring a good sleeping bag and warm clothing.
Is it cold in the Tipi?
The structure of the Tipi and lining means that Tipis are comfy and warm in winter and offer a cool shelter in the summer. Providing the perfect Lake District camping experience. However even in Summer night times can be cool and you should always bring a good sleeping bag.
Is it suitable for pets?
Sorry but we don't accept dogs or any pets in our Tipis, however you can now kennel your dog at the farm onsite, where you can take your dogout for the day then take it back to the kennels on your return. For kenneling information ring Karola 07827 330905.
What about toilets and showers?
See: Hoathwaite Tipis - On Site Facilities section
What about disability access?
See: Access Statement - Hoathwaite page
Where are the nearest facilities: shop, petrol, cash point, etc?
See: Hoathwaite Tipis - Local Facilities setcion
What do we need to bring?
The tipis at Hoathwaite are fully equipped you just need to bring your sleeping bags/duvets and towels etc.
What’s the weather like?
The Lake District has some glorious weather. But it also rains and it can change between the two very quickly. It is sensible to bring clothing for all weather conditions whatever time of year you book your holiday. There is still plenty to do in the Lake District even if it rains (See: Locations page) so you can still enjoy a fun packed or peaceful holiday whatever Grandmother nature chooses to bless you with. For up-to-date weather forecasts see www.bbcweather.co.uk. Use our live weather stickers below for information on the current conditions of our location.
What is there to do?
The Lake District offers a huge variety of activities suitable for all age groups. Whether you are searching for inner karma, fun days out for little kids or big kids, culture or shop-til-you drop experiences you can find it all in the majestic Lake District. See: Things To Do page, Hoathwaite Tipis Activities section and also the Links page).
Is there a fire in the Tipi?
Yes, we provide a wood burning stove, lighting instructions, fire lighters, kindling, logs a poke, safety gloves, a fire extinguisher and a carbon monoxide detector.
What are 4 Winds Lakeland Tipis doing to help the environment?
We only use environmentally friendly cleaning products, we recycle paper, cans and bottles and have other plans in the pipeline for sustainability. For more information See: Eco Policy page
Friends are welcome to visit during the day by arrangement, but should they decide to stay and a tipi is available they need to go through the booking process with us.
Please be aware that there are no locks on the tipis-so keep any valuables safely locked away in the boot of your car.
If we have to be called down to the site due to excess noise or unruly behaviour guests will be asked to leave the site immediately, the management reserve the right to forfeit their bond.
Mobile phone reception
Mobile phone reception is good
Local Weather Reports
Severe weather warnings from the Met Office. If a warning is issued by the Met Office, you may be asked to leave the site for reasons of safety. Follow link for Met Office Weather warnings overview for North West England.
Terms & Conditions of Hoathwaite Campsite
All 4 Winds Lakeland Tipi guests must abide by The National Trust terms and conditions as below (we have reproduced the ones applicable to 4 Winds guests):
To protect the quiet nature of the sites:
Families, small groups, couples and individuals are welcome at all our campsites.
Groups of up to 15 adults can be accommodated by prior arrangement call Lee 07976558602 (extra bond stipulations apply).
Under 18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
Arrival time is 4pm but if your tipi is ready before then you are welcome to go in.
To ensure a pleasant and safe camping holiday for all, we expect campers:
To respect the property and other campers.
A quiet site policy:
To avoid excessive noise at all times, being quiet between the hours of 11pm and 7am.
Sorry but we don't accept dogs or any pets in our Tipis.
Fires and barbeques:
Open fires are not permissible but you are welcome to bring charcoal or gas barbeques provided they are raised off the grass and are suitably sited and attended so that they are not a hazard to other campers.
Severe weather warnings from the Met Office:
If a warning is issued by the Met Office, you may be asked to leave the site for reasons of safety.
We hope that you understand the need for these simple rules and that they are for the benefit of all who stay at the campsites.
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