Looking for somewhere to stay for The Wheelbase Fred Whitton Challenge? The Lake District is classified as a World Heritage Site and offers a diverse selection of accommodation alternatives.


Places to Stay


Grasmere has all you need to know about Grasmere and the local area, including an accommodation page with links to hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and campsites.

This is always a good starting point as there are lots of B&Bs and guest houses in Grasmere featured on there.


A small site for camper vans at Grasmere School, just by the showground, will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights – £25.00. Hard standing, water available. School site adjacent to Grasmere Sports field (Fred Whitton event hub). All proceeds go to the school educational visits fund.

Contact the school for bookings – 015394 35313


Unbelievably there aren’t any campsites in Grasmere – really!!!
Ones very close by include:

Tarn foot farm Loughrigg (next to Loughrigg tarn) – 015394 32596
Green How, Langdale – 015394 37231
Great Langdale campsite (National Trust) – 015394 37668
Bays Brown farm, Langdale – 015394 37105
Low Wray Campsite – 015394 63862
Skelwith Fold Caravan Park – 015394 32277
Sunny Brow Farm, Outgate – 015394 36288
Rydal Hall, Rydal – 015394 32050


Towns & Villages Close by

Just 3 miles away and where you’ll find a large youth hostel, plenty of B&Bs and excellent Hotels. For more information contact visit the Ambleside Online website or

Windermere is just a few miles away from Grasmere and has lots of places to stay from lovely hotels, campsites, caravan parks and B&Bs. A Google search for accommodation will give you all the options you need and of course


Golakes has details of all sorts of accommodation.
Stayin the Lake District is an accommodation and tourist guide, including where to go, what to see, things to do, restaurants, cafes and a selection of Lake District Cottages, log cabins and other accommodation.


How to get here & Parking

The showground is located on the road into Grasmere village on the right-hand side just after the mini-roundabout.

The Showfield, Stock Lane Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL

There is lots of free parking available at Ride HQ, Grasmere Showground, but most of the parking is on grass so could be slow parking cars if the weather is bad. If you are staying close by please help by leaving your car at the accommodation.




Want to get involved?

It takes over 350 registered volunteers to keep the Wheelbase Fred Whitton Challenge going. If you’d like to help out at the event jobs for volunteers vary depending on location, time of day and skills. Please register your interest before the event. All volunteers are guaranteed a place on the following years' ride.

Or you can donate to any of our chosen charities. All donations are well received and go to helping fund these fantastic services in the community.