booking in lake district

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by carvedras sun, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. carvedras sun

    carvedras sun Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Hi there, as relative newcomers, we are planning to head up to the Lake District for about 10 days on May 21st. I've seen some very helpful ideas about sites but can't get a handle on whether we need to book ahead? Would prefer not to if possible. Any ideas from you more experienced travellers appreciated.
     
  2. TPMM

    TPMM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    North Wales
    Hi - We live in North Wales and have been visiting the Lake District several times a year for many years. We don't like big sites (either commercial or Caravan Club) and prefer to stay on the Caravan Club CLs but they do get booked up in peak time. There are not that many of them - considering the popularity of the area - and they take only 5 vans. So strongly recommend booking if that's the sort of site you want (You need to be Caravan Club members). Don't know about the bigger sites. Enjoy anyway - make sure you take water proofs!!
     
  3. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,205
    Likes Received:
    9,587
    Location:
    Dorset
    you will find that many sites are already getting booked up for the summer. It may be possible that you find a space turning up on the off chance, but I would suggest you at a minimum phone the sites that interest you to avoid disapointment
     
  4. Gooney

    Gooney Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,758
    Likes Received:
    7,771
    Location:
    Flintshire
    I,ve been trying to book into the Lakes area for Whit week without any success and to be honest I found the prices even for the CL,s and CS,s stupid, eventually got fixed up privately outside Barmouth, I,m beginning to wonder about the use of the CC and CCC.
     
  5. wiljoy

    wiljoy Funster

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    928
    Location:
    Crook, Durham
    Trying to tour the Lakes without booking is a no, no. It appears we have to book. a year in advance to tour there. There is an Aire of types at Ambleside which is ok and only a short walk from the town. Better tour Lancashire which is very similar, cheaper and less touristy.
    After 25 years in both major clubs I to am fed up with them. You can never get booked and they are just raking it in from members. How about motorhome fun starting a petition to allow more Aires.
    We are off to France next weekend for 9 weeks and haven't made any bookings. Never need to and if a site is busy or full they always manage to fit us in, no jobsworth wardens or holiday site people to quote rule books.
    Enjoy wherever you roam.
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page