Sites in Lake District

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  1. Goldilocks40

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    Hi all
    We are off to Lake District and Northumberland in a week and wondered if anyone has been to a great site in that area. We are coming up from Gloucester so most probably do first night near lake Windermere? All new to us so any advice really appreciated.
    Thanks Dawn
     
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    Keswick ccc site, right on the lakeside and less than 5 minutes walk into Keswick centre, good supermarket in centre (Booths) and if you have a dog most shops allow them in, very dog friendly.
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    http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/En...an-park/?lat=55.6038374688&lng=-1.72379557208

    I haven't stayed here but it looks nice and reviews seem good. This little site is just off the A1 very nice farm shop and cafe next door just a short drive to Bamburgh, (go to the butchers!) Grace Darling museum, pubs, castle, beautiful beach.

    From here you can go north to Lindisfarne maybe 7 miles (read the causeway safe crossing times) and Berwick on Tweed 15 miles Lowry trail and lots of arty shops near the old bridge on Sallyport, Ramparts walk good, lovely old Georgian houses.

    You can also go south to Alnwick 15 miles with its castle and the Duchess of Northumberland's garden. The wonderful Cheviots and border towns are inland. The battlefield at Flodden is sobering.

    Then come down the coast visit the Farne Islands from Seahouses, find Newton by the sea for its beach, pub lunch and micro brewery, Beadnell ..... Lovely beach, Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster with Kippers, Walkworth.... Lots of arty shops there, Alnmouth lovely old seaside resort and in Amble find fish and chips and Spurellis for the best ice cream!

    Too many places to visit around here ... Not sure you will have time for The Lakes!

    Lots of campsites around here but we haven't actually stayed at any of them.

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    Sykeside near Brotherswater. Don't bother going anywhere else!
     
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    The caravan and camping site at staveley, near to windermere is a loveley site, and staveley is a great little village that has the hawkshead brewery there:Smile:
     
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    Proctors stead (Northumberland) , within walking distance of Craster and Dunstanborough castle. Stayed there last yr, excellent smallish site.
    have incl picure of Craster harbour.
     

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    We lived in Windermere for 10 years, left 2 years ago.
    Last month we went back to visit friends, we stayed in fallbarrow park which is right in the centre of bowness. Bowness is on the lakeshore of Windermere. Windermere the town is about 1.5 miles from the lake shore.
    Bowness is where all of the restaurants/ pubs are yet fallbarrow park campsite is quiet.
    There are some lovely walks from Bowness, and you are 5 minute walk for the ferry boat which will take you to Ambleside where there are some great walks.
    Fallbarrow is mainly a static home park with bar etc but they do take motorhomes.

    If you want recommendations for pubs/restaurants, please ask, we have eaten/drunk in all of them:BigGrin::Eeek:
     
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    c&cc site in Bowness, stayed last year in caravan and going back this year in the motorhome.
    5 mins walk into town, plenty of pubs and shops. :Smile:
     
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    Try Coniston Hall site

    http://conistonhallcampsite.wordpress.com/

    Right next to the lake and a lovely 1/2 hour stroll into town.

    We stayed there last November and we were the only ones there. Fantastic.

    Compared to sites in Windermere and Bowness the day before, which were packed jam solid. Horrible.
     
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    Thanks guys

    Thanks for all your suggestions am going to look at all of them tomorrow and make a plan lol!
     
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    We used to have a lodge at Fallbarrow for 6 years, sold it and bought one at whitecross bay, have been going to Rastellis opposite the cinema regularly for 10 years, all the staff know us, and never had a bad meal there.
    We will be at Parkcliffe, on the road down to Newby Bridge, over Easter as our daughter is using the lodge and our son will also be at Parkcliffe in his tent.
    Use to have a static at Parkcliffe, a well run and nice site.
     
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    Any info and recommendations on the site at Kendal and places to visit around - we are off there the end of this month.
    Thanks.

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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