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  1. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well we are all packed and ready for the off.:BigGrin:
    We are going up to the Lakes for 3 maybe 4 days first to Ullswater , www.parkfootullswater.co.uk , to be precise. We have got our blue kayak strapped to the roof and there is a beach for launching it at the site so that makes it nice and easy.
    We aren't taking our bikes as you can hire them there , so saving weight , and we are planning to get out for a nice ride around Pooley Bridge.
    On Monday were all going pony trekking on Barton fell cant wait. Followed by a long hike around the area.
    Big sites aren't our thing usually but weve been recommended this one by some friends who say although it has a pub and family entertainment , they guarantee its not like a Haven :Laughing:
    ( Soon tell you !)
    We have booked 3 days , just incase:Rofl1: , with the option of staying on if we want.

    Then we are heading over to Tan Hill Inn on Tuesday. www.tanhillinn.co.uk where we shall have a good meal and a few drinks stay over before setting off to Scarborough for a few days on a temp holiday site with the CCC.
    We've also packed all our wetsuits and body/surf boards so we plan on spending sometime at North Bay or Sands End even depending on the wave , using the CCC site as a base to sleep , so we can get a good spot for the day with the motorhome by the beach .

    The kids have put their scooters and skateboards in the MH so they can go in the skate-park too. Probably whilst we have a well earned rest back in the motorhome.

    Finally we shall be ending up in York or Whitby for a night , depending on the weather, before heading home Sunday evening .
    So if anyone sees our Motorhome with the blue kayak on the roof make sure you give us a wave.:thumb:
    (But if you see me in my wetsuit , pretend you haven't :Blush:)
    See you soon.....
    Bev x
     
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    Sounds like a good trip have fun
     
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    Hi Bev
    We have stopped on Parkfoot twice but stopped on the grass to pitch next to our daughter in their tent, big mistake had to be towed off on both times ,so hope you have booked hardstanding. Pete :thumb:
     
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    Have a great break guys:Smile:
     
  5. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well we lasted 1 1/2 hours at Parkfoot. :RollEyes:
    1 hour spent driving around trying to find a nice space suitable for a motorhome , and 1/2 hour waiting and being towed off it:Rofl1:
    We had picked somewhere away from everyone up on a terrace , where we thought it would be a bit quieter.
    We were told we could "go where we wanted" it was chocka block with tents , kids and staffies ( dogs )
    We were expected to pay £37 per night ( no electric ) for the privilege too.:Eeek:
    When we went back into the reception area you could see into the bar , it was heaving at 5pm and had doormen.
    The staff told us of a spot at the end of a lane which they thought would be ideal for us and suggested us try it before we gave up. So off we went to look.

    Turns out it was a good spot ground wise , even better if you liked souped up Subaru cars too. There was the annual summer rally complete with a marquee set up for the evenings festivities.
    Fortunately the staff let us have a full refund , even though it said on the booking slip , no refunds . Thank goodness. Was it like Haven , Primrose valley ? Worse IMO. Noisier and a lot less organized , with literally hundreds of tents scattered everywhere and 1 bar for everyone. It may not be as bad out of school holidays , but not our cup of tea.
    We drove further round Ullswater lake to Ullswater CC and marine park. What a difference :Smile:
    We were placed on a elevated fully serviced hard standing pitch ( without electric ) for less money than being stuck in a field surrounded by screaming kids , noisy tents and dogs in studded leather harnesses:Rofl1:

    Peace and quiet prevailed.
    Once we had woken , after a blissfully peaceful night , something we knew we wouldn't have had at Parkfoot , we set off to Ullswater Mariner , which was free for us as we were staying on their site.
    We found a nice spot for the day and i cooked a full Monty . Got our wetsuits on and set off in the kayak and dingy for a lovely long trip out on the lake. Nice BBQ lunch , then in the afternoon a trip to Glenridding. We are now going to walk down to the local pub some 20 min walk for a few drinks.
    Not too many though as we have a 2 hour pony trek booked for tomorrow.:thumb:
     
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    I once went to parkfoot one bank holiday BMMD (before my motorhome days) with the kids and a large tent , put in large field miles from any facilities and to make matters worse a gang of thugs pitches up right next door with pit bull in tow , they then pulled out a bb gun and took pot shots at anything that moved , after complaing at reception we were told "its always like this on bank holidays if your not happy move" which we duly did ....... Home .
     
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    Jesus! Am I glad that I had to go to work ..... :Eeek:
     
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    Hope the rest of the trip is an improvement from Parkfoot, (sounded dreadful):cry:
    and all goes well.....

    Have fun guys.....:thumb:
     
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    souinds like you are having a great time now after the bad start, enjoy:thumb:
     
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    Hi we have stayed on the ullswater site and liked it. Now when we tuen up at big sites we ask if we can have a walk round first and if we dont like the look we wont go in, and this is why we tend not to book these sites now and just turn up at least then we have the option to leave.

    Hope the rest goes ok which im sure it will as sound like your having fun on the water.

    Gerry
     
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    Have a good one!
     
  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Well Ive just spent an hour typing another episode up of the trip , only for it to disappear into cyberspace somewhere, lost for ever. :shout:
    So this wont be as long or in depth incase it happens again. Im In the motorhome on North bay Scarborough . Watching Ralph and the kids body boarding. We are stopping up on Olivers Mount with the South Yorkshire DA temp holiday site , for a couple of nights. It absolutely chucked it down all night last night and as we are on grass we were worried that we wouldn't get off this morning , but we did:thumb:
    Had a full day doing the usual things in Scarborough today. Rides , fish n chips , lemon top ice cream , walk from North bay right to the other end of the beach and then open top bus back , to the motorhome. We plan on stopping till after Ive cooked tea , as we have a 24 hour ticket. It was only £6.

    Yes it worked , I'll try again now...
     
  13. Ralph-n-Bev

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    The pony trekking trip was great. www.sockbridgeponytrekkingcentre.co.uk Well worth it.
    Ralph , Jacob and myself were given 3 x race horses as we were tall . Isabel and Isaac got 2 lovely ponies. The views were fantastic. You could see right over the Pennines and Eden Valley. We sure knew we had been on a 2 hour trip that evening though as we all had numb bum's and aching calf and thigh muscles , with not being regulars:Rofl1: The staff cater for all abilities , even complete novices lead by a rein.

    We saw several Hamish people in the area too ( complete with basin haircuts and full beards , and the ladies in long dresses with bonnets and aprons ) around the area and a couple of Orthodox Jew ( complete with black hats and ringlets ) families. Something we don't see many of in our neck of the woods.
    There was an 8th century church in the village , wether that had anything to do with them being there , i dont know ? Maybe they were just on holiday ?
    The day before Yesterday we were at Tan Hill inn for the night . The meal was great , as was the real ale , and the little lambs that were in the bar on our last visit , are now full grown sheep. Still going in the pub for a fuss.
    There are 9 baby ducklings as well now. 5 black 4 yellow for the kids to fuss over. Great weather again and they only chage £2 per person to camp there , which goes to a different charity each month.
    Oh I forgot about Aria falls , at Ullswater (as in "I wondered lonely as a cloud through ........" ) worth a visit if your steady on your feet. Though if you have doggies note , no poo bins , so either take biodegradable bags or be prepared to carry it all the way round.
    Carpark £4 , free if your a National trust member. Just get there early in the morning if going with the motorhome to get a good parking spot.
    Well must go , it looks too much fun out their in the sea. Gonna squeeze into my wetsuit and join em. The dogs are whacked , i bet they sleep for a week when we get home Sunday.
     
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