Lake District

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by landscaper, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. landscaper

    landscaper Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Devon
    We are hoping to go to the Lake District after the Easter holidays have finished for a few weeks. We like to have electric hookup, quiet, dog walking and access to a pub or restaurant if poss. Our van is 7.5 metres any suggestions from anyone? and also should we book in advance? and which passes to avoid - we did once drive the Applecross pass in Scotland ...... not to be repeated!
    Many thanks
     
  2. WillH

    WillH Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Location:
    SW Scotland
    C&CC site at Keswick is good, easy access from M6 along A66. We were there recently again and its fine. Nice pubs and shops in Keswick and plenty of really good walks from the town which is only 5 mins walk away.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
  3. teddybard

    teddybard Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,611
    Likes Received:
    8,998
    Location:
    warwickshire
    Hagans Leisure

    at Silloth on Solway
    nice place elect hookups
    showers being modernised they tell me
    enjoyed a couple of weeks there last year.

    North of Lakes but buses everywhere
     
  4. PaulyP

    PaulyP Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    2,991
    Location:
    Manchester
    Fallbarrow Park, 200 yard walk into Bowness on Windermere, plenty of pubs and restaurants. Our fav restaurant is Rastellis opposite the cinema, recommended. Dog walking area on site where dogs can be let off lead, only a small area.
    We sold our lodge there last year, bar and cafe/shop on site.
    Would need to book, find it under southlakeland parks.
     
  5. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    Location:
    Isle Of Man
    Hi
    We used this site a few years ago,its quiet and out of the way and should be peaceful outside the holiday periods,has a fabulous bar on site,and loads of local walks, access very easy off the M6. www.thequietsite.co.uk :thumb:
     
  6. Daveo2006

    Daveo2006 Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    986
    Location:
    kent
    Coniston Coppice is a lovely site.Short walk into Coniston village ,lovely walks along the Lake .Good showers and toilet / washing facilities. Caravan club but i beleive open to visitors.It was a shame we couldnt stay longer.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2013
    • Like Like x 2
  7. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    2,881
    Likes Received:
    6,531
    Location:
    Market Harborough
    we'er down to stay at Coniston Coppice for a week at the end of May, it looks a really good site, with good walking and as the last post said a short walk to Coniston along the Lake.:BigGrin:
     
  8. Xan

    Xan Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    104
    Location:
    Bristol
    +1 for the Keswick site. Fantastic dog walk on the lakeside, exit right from site and through gate. Booths supermarket and a Co-Op on your doorstep and many many dog friendly pubs but our favourite is the Dog & Gun, Kennel Club dog friendly pub of the year 2009 and they do a fine Goulash.
    http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186327-d1848851-Reviews-The_Dog_and_Gun-Keswick_Lake_District_Cumbria_England.html

    If you head out Widermere way, go for food at the Watermill Inn at Ings. Dog friendly, Dog themed micro brewery beers and good food.
    http://www.lakelandpub.co.uk/


    Did I mention it's good for dogs?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Location:
    Stokesley, North Yorks
    C&CC site at Braithwaite Fold, Bowness on Windermere.

    Have stayed there when it was a CC site and it is in a great area close to all amenities. Hoping to stay there again in the not to distant future.
     
  10. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    Avoid the Hawkestone Pass - or is that the one that's OK? LOL

    There's an 'Aire de camping cars' with electrickery in Ambleside isn't there?
     
  11. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Location:
    Stokesley, North Yorks
     
  12. sedge

    sedge Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Messages:
    4,501
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Location:
    Nr Jct 3 M6
    I think I may have meant the Hardknott Pass? LOL

    Think I'll look on a map ......

    Yep, I did!

    The Kirkstone Pass is OK though - but a lot of seeming flat roads round the district are quite narrow in places with 'nice' LOL drystone walls either side - so when you get a Chelsea Tractor coming the other way where the driver has a certain lack of - shall we say - spacial awareness? - even being on a motorbike makes you too wide - we haven't tried the Lakes in the MoHo yet but I imagine it could be quite "exciting". :Laughing:

    (for Jaws' benefit, we kept thinking, we were glad Rolfy was in front of us!)
     
Loading...

Share This Page