Somewhere to Stay

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  1. jdk62

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    We are travelling from Fort William to Oxford and am hoping somebody can recommend a suitable site near Jct 35 of M6 (Lancaster way...) for one night so we can break our journey.

    We cannot change our travel plans but the night we need the stop over is Sat 23rd May - which until I started looking at sites is the bank holiday weekend so availabilty is a real issue (that will teach me to check in future....)

    Can anybody help?


    Thanks
     
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    There is a campsite at Tebay services near Shap on the M6 ....a little further up the M6 than you wanted but supposed to be a good stopover.
    Oops just realised you are travelling South the campsite is on the northbound services
     
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    Try Old Hall caravan park, Capenwray very close to junction 35. It has been mentioned in the latest MMM mag in the article about Lancashire.

    another option is Bay View at Bolton-la-Sands just a few miles south of junction 35 on the A6 and really easy to find.
     
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    Tebay services allow cross over as it has the hotel and camp site

    Personally unless you need electrics I wouldn't use the site there, I looked round it a couple of years back when I needed somewhere to work from, it is mostly used by long term contractors and isn't very pretty, disappointing no view at all, set in conifers

    But Tebay south has a really nice parking area above the main car park, we regularly use it for an hour or so and would happily overnight on it, but there will be a charge, but probably much less than a camp site abd if only for a quick overnight very convenient for your journey

    Tebay service area has just one best in country again, amazing farm shop (not cheap) good food area overlooking lake
     
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    Thanks - tried both, but because its a bank holiday weekend, they want a minimum number of nights (one at least 2 and the other at least 3)
     
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    Thanks for the reply.. Not sure I fancy the services..
     
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    Thamks to everybody's responses - reall appreciate it.

    However, have manged to find a small private site just off the M6:-

    Kalker Mill Farm
    Milnthorpe

    Mrs Clarke the owner lovely lady, has got elec hook up, toilet etc and only £15 for the night.

    Phew...
     
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    I understand, but you might try a drive through just so you have seen, this is not an ordinary service area

    Have a good time (y)
     
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    Glad you are sorted.
     
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    For 1 night we'd use Brit Stops. You can usually find somewhere and they are great places to stay. All free to stop as long as you have a drink or bar meal but no EHU which shouldn't be a problem for 1 night. If you don't have the book there's still time to get one for the May bank holiday.
     
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    A bit further north than you are looking for:

    Kirkandrews Moat, Longtown, Cumbria CA6 5PQ Phone:01228 577270

    but a lovely site and very nice owners. I think you have to be C&CC members :)
     
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    Is there a website or list of Britstops?
     
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    You have to join and then you get a book of stop overs and a sticker that goes on the windscreen to prove you are a member :)
     
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    OK

    Thanks
     
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    But I think there is access from the south over a bridge
     
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    Plenty of space for an overnight a couple of hundred yards off J39.
     
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    If you put motorhome stopovers UK into Google it does show free stopover places in the UK.
     
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    Derby Arms @ Witherslack, just a few miles of J36, off the A590 towards Barrow. There's a big layby on a cul de sac. Far enough away from the road but near enough for the pub ( if you want food or drink).
    54.239185. -2.85920

    Or there's the Station Inn @ Oxenholme. Hundred yards from Oxenholme Station, Come off at J37 & follow the road for Kendal.
     
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