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  1. camper

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    just found out I can go away till the weekend.
    I live in manchester and I don't want to go too far.I'm thinking of the Lakes or north wales-ish.
    Any ideas for a cheapish rural site where I can listen to the birds and go for walks?
     
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    If you only need basic facilities, try Miller's Field at Ambleside.:Smile:
    I haven't got the contact details at hand - just google Millers Field :thumb:
     
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    Here is a little site we use has couple of pubs within a few mins walk lovely and quiet and great views

    http://www.croftends.co.uk/
     
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    Beat me to it Dick. Contact details Here.
     
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    thanks

    Thanks a lot for these suggestions.
    It's a toss up between Gillside and miller's field.
    In the summer I stayed at Turner hall Farm , Seathwaite which is in a lovely setting but on one night I was the only camper in the whole place - a large and secluded site that was utterly peaceful but I have to admit I felt a nervous/vulnerable.
    Am I likely to be the only one staying at either of these two above?
     
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    The C&CC site at Braithwaite Fold, Bowness is currently cheaper than either of the two sites quoted above - but only for a solo member with age concession.

    The area looks stunning right now - leaves changing colour, water shimmering in the sunshine, and views for miles. Good weather is forecast to continue until Thursday.

    Have fun.

    Peter S
     
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    Not at Gillside it's quite busy which is why it's best to book and it's only 5 minutes walk to Glenridding , it's a great site step out of your van turn right and your on the path to Helvellyn turn left and your on the path to the Travellers Rest a very nice little pub :thumb:
     
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    Also though I have never stayed at Millers Field I did have a look at it in the Summer and it was very busy too and right in center of Ambleside so whatever you choose you will be perfectly secure and safe .

    Have a great weekend :thumb:
     
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    Why not come to Glossop and stay at Windy Harbour Farm Hotel - nice quiet campsite attached to the (also quiet) hotel! It's out on the Woodhead Rd north out of town centre.
    Not many of us here :Laughing:
     
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    Well eventually made it to gillside.
    Big big thankyou.Perfect Just what I wanted.Camped right by river that roared all night.Had breakfast in sunshine watching the river and birdies- saw a sparrow like bird with brilliant white breast which I couldn't identify.
    Had several fab walks and the weather was brilliant.

    Met guy with a 97 autotrail Cheyenne on site.What a belting m/home that is.It was in fantastic nick-I think I want one!

    I would highly recommend this site but shh! only tell a few close friends!
    blamehofman, I shake your hand!!:BigGrin::thumb:
     
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