Am I wasting my time ?

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  1. PORKSTER

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    Think I could be wasting my time looking for a Motorhome pitch in the lake district. A decent one anyhow within short walk of stuff to do etc.
    We are on our way to Hartlepool monkey hanger meet. Leaving Sunday eve or early Monday morn from Brighton Sussex area. Anyone have any good suggestions of a couple of decent places to stop.
    Any help ideas be greatly appreciated as I have no idea myself and running out of time as I am really busy getting stuff done.
    Thanks Paul
     
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    Nice sites in Keswick, one is a C & C site, not sure of the others but yes its a short stroll into town.
    There's also one in Bowness in Windermere which is easy to stroll to the town from, so if you've you've had a wee drinkie, its an easy stagger back to the site, can't think how I might know this :ROFLMAO:
     
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    If you are in the CCC club, the Keswick site is good and just a short walk from the town centre . :)

    Edit. Snap posted at the same time.
     
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    Great minds Carol, or is it that fools seldom differ lol..::bigsmile:
     
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    Our policy has always been Go anyway, something always turns up. Countless times we've been told over the phone that sites are full, especially in peak times, such as bank hols and school holidays, but...when you turn up on spec and 'ask' they either do have a slot, or bend over backwards to find you an 'unofficial' pitch. That we are not afraid to wild-park if we can't find anywhere to park does help, but believe it or not, 99 times out a hundred turning up on spec, we get pitched.
     
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    I'll bear that in mind Jim, 30 odd yrs ago it was the norm to turn up on spec but, I suppose we just got used to booking to avoid disappointment. There are some cracking bits to wild camp in the Lakes so yes the versatility to wild camp is the trump card.
     
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    All main ones appear booked havnt time in day to ring any and ones I have messaged havnt replied so were have to wing it. worked before was Just trying a little organisation for a change ha ha
     
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    Go up via Yorkshire instead, save a load of miles, club sites at Leyburn, my personal favourite Hawes, not so good Richmond (IMO, next to A66) but I think there might be another in town, or out to coast Scarborough / Whitby, no recommendations there but lovely area

    I have stopped at CC Barnard Castle, nice site but a decent walk to town with no footpath

    See you at Hartlepool (y)
     
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    One just North of Kendal (10 minutes from town on foot) and if it's full camp in the lay-by on top of Shap Fell - quiet with stunning views.
     
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