Lake District Site

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  1. moonbeam

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    Hi
    Struggling to find a site for 1st & 2nd Jan in Lakes walking distance to a town? They all seem to have 3-5night mins stays on them. Were new to this so any advice appreciated
     
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  3. moonbeam

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    Thanks but the site looks great but has a 5 night min!
     
  4. Kool Kroozer

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    Could have sworn i read min was for 2 nights, this is why we started wild camping :LOL::LOL:
     
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  5. moonbeam

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    Dont think were confident enough yet for wild camping would worry that we were parked in wrong place!
     
  6. Tea Bag

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    hi.
    Stopped at a "C.L" just short of Kendal about three years ago,did not walk into town,but in the car it was 5 Mins. If this is any good,will try and seek it out on the web page,on a farm,nice walks from the farm,and good access.
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    Hi Moonbeam.
    Will have to ring a mate tomorrow,cannot recognise it from the "C.L" location/name chart,but he ran a Rally there at the time.
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    We stayed at a site at Ravenglass which had. 2 might minimum. We only wanted 1 night as it was half way to our destination. There was a large car park behind a pub where 3 vans had parked up. It was just as good as the site we were on. Closer to the pub obviously and closer to the beach and amenities. It may be on that Britstops site ? So less than half the cost and no minimum stay policy .
    Having a 5 night policy is just daft. Specially this time of the year . But what do we know .........
     
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    Scotgate holiday park in Braithwaite village is nice, couple of nice pubs in the village and a nice 2 mile walk into Keswick.
     
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    A lot of pubs will let you overnight as long as you have meal/drink in their pub.
     
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    I suspect wild camping in the Lake District would be a high risk sport, but you might be OK somewhere on the coast.

    As for campsites, it's New Year so restrictions likely to be in place at popular spots. The answer is obvious - go for five nights! :)
     
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    5 nights could be way more than we for instance want to stay.

    We have family up in Scotland. My wife has a disability so we have to stop very very often when en route. This is because she cannot sit in a seat for very long. So we stop often so I can get her out so she can move around . Typically we stop have cuppa and of again . But we cannot do the whole trip in one day. It's just not possible .
    So we stay one night and pay for two. This I can stand and afford. To have to pay for 5 nights or even three makes it not doable . Sorry if it sounds tight but there are the facts .

    The very reason we bought a motor home was for the flexibility if should give us. Without it we would have to travel so far then go into a hotel . But then it's having a bed that suits a person with such a disablement .

    My point is if these 5 night stays become the norm the flexibility will be lost and we loose our way of combatting the travel problem.

    Plus the sites will surely loose business ?

    If I go shopping for a pair of jeans I don't expect to have to buy 5 pairs ..... (y)
     
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    My five nights comment was tongue in cheek but sites don't put restrictions like this in place if it didn't make business sense. If they can fill their site with folk staying five nights that is better for them than having people coming for one or two nights over New Year then departing. Similar restrictions apply not uncommonly over bank holidays and August at popular sites.
     
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    I agree fully and accept it... But I cannot or will not ever subscribe to it...

    Places that operate policy's that are impractical or just as in this case completely uneconomical will never get our money. I am happy to pay for two nights when we only stay for one but 5 is never going to hsppen. It is no exaggeration to say that if this becomes the norm we would consider throwing in the motor homing towel .

    My worry is this minimum policy Will just get more the norm than not. That would make the whole caper unaffordable for many.

    Being new here help me. Is this kind of policy adopted in Europe . Having only been once I can't remember ? We stopped at one site in France as we made our way south. We paid for only one night. The other stays were for several nights so the question never arose.
     
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    Seems sometimes we suggest this as a solution to all site queries... but what about Britstops ???
    #628-633 are not far off the M6 Kendal to Penrith (2 are farmshops) but I don't know about walking into town.
    Steve @BritStops has a special offer on at the moment, if you're not already a member.
     
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    Coniston?
     
  17. Tea Bag

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    Hi.
    This is the one i mentioned earlier,worth a try.
    Mrs Strickland
    Grate Farm
    Heslington
    Kendal
    Cumbria Phone 01539723977
    Tea Bag
     
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    No, Charlie, it isn't the norm over here in France. Before we were permanently domiciled here we wandered from aire to municipal to commercial site as our requirements developed. Now, apart from the occasional rally which might use a site at the beginning or end of season, or even when the site is officially closed, we rarely use commercial sights. However, I have never come across a minimum night requirement anywhere in France.

    Hang on to that motorhome!

    J
     
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  19. Tea Bag

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    Hi. Sorry!
    Mates wife is Dyslexic,so....... 1. It is........ Helsington and 2. It shuts in October.
    Sorry about that,but hey ho,one to look at another day.
    Tea Bag
    PS. Phone number was right.LOL
     
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    have a look on motorhome stopover 's web site, maybe something there for you , and most are free
     
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