Motorhome stop Ambleside

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  1. keith

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    Picked this up off another forum.

    "Has anyone heard of Millers Field motorhome stop
    on the edge of Ambleside? It's attached to the large council car park and
    they charge a fiver per motorhome per night for secure parking and a tap. If
    you're over 6 meters it's £6 per night."

    Anyone know or tried it?
     
  2. Steve928

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    Yes, we stayed there for a couple of nights back in December at the start of the cold spell.
    It was quite busy on the Saturday night - over 10 vans in I think, but we were alone on the Sunday night.
    Very good facility. We didn't get to meet the man in charge - just left our money in the honesty box.
     
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    Can you describe where it is Steve please?
     
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    This might point you in the right direction :Smile:

    AMBLESIDE MILLER FIELD MOTORHOME CAMPING
    Rothay Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 OEE
    Large Rally Field with some hard standing, access to water supply & elsan disposal point. Short walk to all the amenities of Ambleside. Local buses nearby.


    DIRECTIONS; Take A66 from Braithwaite to Keswick, then take A591 to Ambleside,


    go through Ambleside, turn right onto Wansfell rd, then right onto Rothay rd, Miller Field Motorhome camping on left.


    From Kendal turn first left into Ambleside sign posted Langdale / Coniston, go past Rugby Club on left follow signs for Keswick, in 20yds Miller Field Camping on left.
     
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    Sure, contact for bookings is Graham Drylie on mfmcambles@hotmail.com
    Here are his directions:

    if coming from the Kendal/Windermere direction you will join the one-way road system coming into Ambleside, almost as soon as you hit the one way system you will see a roadside council sign for 'Miller Bridge Car Park', follow the sign and you will see the entrance gate to the campsite area. If coming from the Keswick/Grasmere direction you'll need to go through Ambleside village centre then rejoin the one way system again and follow as above. If it's any help the postcode for the site is LA22 0EE.


    Satellite photo showing the area that is now the Aire attached.
     

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    dellwood33 - perhaps the name and phone number you've posted might be for a particular rally, unless things have changed since December?

    Certainly the contact details I've given were correct for booking the Aire at that time..
     
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    Cheers Steve - It was for an MCC rally. I have removed the "Offending" details to stop any confusion :Smile:
     
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    Stopped there at the weekend. Excellent site, quiet, secure and easy walk into town. Hardstanding ... ish, water available but no chemical diposal yet but there installing it soon. 6 vans there on sat 2 vans on sunday room for prob 20 or so. Defo reccomend it for 6-8 pound per night and it has to be said that Graeme who runs it is a thouroulghly nice chap. :thumb:
     
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    ambleside

    This is a recent (last week or so) response from graeme at heart of the lakes regarding ambleside

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    MOTORHOME MILLER FIELD CAMPING
    Secure overnight motorhome camping in the centre of Ambleside, based on the French ‘aires’ system.
    Facilities are limited to secure parking within a two minute walk of all the amenities that Ambleside has to offer; supplies, groceries, fuel, bars, restaurants etc……..

    CHARGES
    The cost per night is dependant on the length of your motorhome; regardless of the number of occupants.
    Upto 6 metres = £6.00 / night
    Above 6 metres = £8.00 / night
    Fresh Lakeland water (from the tap!) is available.
    No admissions after 9.00pm, departure by mid-day please.
    Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times and exercised off the site.
    For security reasons it is important that the main gate remains locked at all times except for your arrival and departure.
    If possible you are advised to book in advance of your stay.
    For bookings and enquiries the preferred method of contact is by email to; mfmcambles@hotmail.com stating your name, van registration number and proposed dates.
    Alternatively please ring 07708 310986 for access details.

    Hope it is af use to one and all:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Ambleside 'Millers Field' stop over

    :thumb:We tried this site in February and it was excellent. It is very close to the town centre. Some pitches were a little muddy. It is adjacent a council run car park. The site is locked with a combination lock and you ring the owner for the number then leave £5 in an envelope and post it in a shed on site. He has water but is planning to get a WC disposal. Hope more of these appear.
     
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    What's the difference between this and a CL or CS apart from the fact he takes more than 5 vans?
     
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    You don't have to be a member of the relevant Club, either!
     
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    And its got to be the cheapest parking in the area:Smile:, and right in the thick of it, CL's are normally secluded or at pubs etc.
     
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    We spent last bank holiday there with scran and dellwood33, had a great time, the elsan point was not quite finished, but still useable
    and there is an arranged meet there August bank holiday
     
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    Just had this on price rise for Ambleside anyone going this weekend?

    Dave

    MILLER FIELD MOTORHOME CAMPING
    (Postcode for navigation only – LA22 0EE)
    Secure overnight motorhome camping in the centre of Ambleside, based on the European ‘aires’ system.
    Facilities are limited to a fresh water supply, toilet disposal point and secure parking within a two minute walk of all the amenities that Ambleside has to offer; supplies, groceries, fuel, bars, restaurants etc……..
    CHARGES; £10.00 / Van / Night*
    (Regardless of the size of van or number of occupants.
    MCC members concessions – please ask)
    No admissions after 9.00pm, departure by mid-day please.
    Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times and exercised off the site.
    For security reasons it is important that the main gate remains locked at all times except for your arrival and departure.
    If possible you are advised to book in advance of your stay.
    For bookings and enquiries the preferred method of contact is by email to; mfmcambles@hotmail.com stating your name, van registration number and proposed dates.
    Alternatively please ring 07708 310986 (after 5.30pm if possible) for access details.
    *Charges correct as from 1st July 2010
     
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    i can understand why the prices have gone up on this site but lets be fair it would probably cost more than £10 to park a car for the same length of time in one of the unsecured public car parks in the area. and you wouldn't be allowed to sleep in it either.
    and to be honest if i know that my £60k+ motorhome is going to be safe £10 is not a great amount of money.
     
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    I'am not moaning about the price just bringing it to your attention, I wonder if Jim could get us a discount like MCC??:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I've just had an e mail from Graeme, the oark authority have served a closure notice on the site and Graeme is asking for some support if you have ever stayed there.
    If you have please e mail him with a brief reasons why the site should remain open
     
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    have you seen the other thread regarding millars field ?

    HERE
     
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    Since you are in contact with Graeme, could you please copy and paste our comments from the other thread, which Pappajohn refers to, and send them to Graeme? Thank you
     
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