Motorhoming in northwest help

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  1. AngelinaBallerina

    AngelinaBallerina Read Only Funster

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    Hi all. New to this and writing this on iPhone so apologies for typos. Just bought new motorhome which is 7.5m long. Want to visit sedbergh or Appleby in moorland or preferably dent in October. Beautiful part of the country but keep reading about access issues in a motorhome. There ate plenty of sites that take MH's so it can't be that bad. Anyone any experience? Can recommend a site and route? We will be travelling north on M6 from Preston. Will only be our third trip out and don't want a nightmare where we get stuck?

    Any advice or alternatives greatly received.
     
  2. peter marshall

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    Hi Cant rearly help with your planning, but re Appleby Iknow the horse fair is held there so horse boxes get there, just try and stay on A roads wher poss, I know what your meaning re narrow roads we have been stuck a couple of times but just take your time and all will be fine. Pete
     
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    Nice little site at Dufton near Appleby in Westmorland.:thumb:
    Our van is 7m and we had no problems at all with access.

    Nice site, nice village, nice pub too. Village is on the Pennine Way.
     
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    If you want to stay within a stiff mile walk of the centre of Appleby and you prefer quiet with good views then try Croft Ends farm, CA16 6JW

    Booking is essential so 817683 51284

    Next time we head that way it will be with forty foot of car and caravan and I know there will be no problem with access even going across the bleakish moor from the M6

    Oh nearly forgot the best bit you can walk in three minutes to a pub with real ale and proper real food.

    I think you have to be a member of Caravan Club though
     
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  5. John & Joan

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    I used to drive full size 45 and 52 seater coaches on the road through Sedburgh on the way to Blackpool Iluminations from the North East before the road was upgraded to Tebay via Lunedale.

    There is a tight narrow bridge on the road between Kirby Stephen and the M6 via Sedburgh. It was recognisable by the paint jobs of all of the coach companies on the sides of it. Watch wing mirrors we always lost some each season.

    Have a good look at the roads using Google Earth and Street view.
     
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