Our first outing in our MH

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  1. Bart

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    Ok so off in the morning for our first outing in our new MH and we are going to the big main land UK :)
    We will be wild camping where possible , and we have no real plans set in stone , but at the start of our journey we will be going to the Lake District just below Carlisle.
    I will be using Brit Stops , Camper stop , camper contact & Park4night as well as my own two eyes to find somewhere suitable to stop over for the night.
    Are there any must see places in the lake district or near by for that matter ?
     
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    Have a great time but ....

    Presuming you will have come over into Scotland, you are heading into a holiday from hell in Cumbria at this time of year, I would stay north of the border, if you have come into Heysham, go via Cumbria but get to Scotland ASAP

    So many options there
     
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    Will be sailing into Cairnryan , places i Must go to are Leeds and Nottingham , the rest is just ,,, WHATEVER :) just what ever we fancy , when you say holiday from hell in Cumbria ,, is that because its to busy i take it ?
     
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    Cumbria seems to attract the masses, for a region that geographically is nearly the same as Dumfries and Galloway, but with much narrower roads and not many options for parking off site

    I am biased, but much prefer the relative quietness of Scotland

    How long are you away for?

    A nice feature of Scotland is that the kids return to school much earlier than England, mid August, so maybe get the England bit out of the way then head north (y)
     
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    Enjoy your first trip in your new MH
     
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    Good luck, have you sorted out water filling and waste emptying when "wilding"? It can all be done but this sounds like an adventurous first trip. I was born in Carlisle and knew the Lakes well but even then, many decades ago they put up signs in August saying "Full" at the entrances!
     
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    I don't go to the lakes between easter and September, too many people. Slow down and enjoy Dumfries and Galloway.
     
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    just over 2 weeks

    Re water filling and empting , we will stay / go to a facilities site when we need more water etc.
     
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    Have a great first trip!
     
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    can offer overnight near to leeds, m1/ m62 junction 2 miles
     
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    @jtp890 that's very kind of you. If needed I will let you know. Thank you :)
     
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    We are currently in the keswick area of the lake district ? , at home in n.Ireland the council's have refill points simular to the car electric charge points . Where you can enter £1 and get x amount of liters of water . Do such things exist in the UK ?
    If not then does Anyone know somewhere to refill up with water other that a campsite ,
     
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    There are some petrol stations that have taps on the forecourt....
     
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    When you fill with diesel fill up with water also cemetery's and churches public toilet's
    And most Brit stops empty toilet at every opportunity.
    When wielding
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    Now going on to windermere . Still on the hunt for water :) get some from the lake lol
     
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    The public toilets at windermere go to pundstrechers or sume whare like that and get one of this cheep push on the tap shower things and just throw away the shower bit and use one of the push on ruber tap fitings and keep the other for a spare one
    Willdbill
     
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    Cant help with the filling up as I would have recommended the same as above, petrol stations, grave yards and church yard.
    If however your looking for a nice couple of basic CL's let me know, we use one at Ullswater for £6 a night no hook up but has water and waste.
    When you get back to D&G let me know if you need any help or advice or want to fill the van with water or empty.
     
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    Got filled up at the BP garage at Ambleside :) only took 20 mins :)
     
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