wild camping around Kendal

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  1. stephsol

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    Hi All,
    Taking my first trip Sept 1st, to the Scotish highlands, I will need to take a stop over somewhere around Kendal,
    Does anyone know of a nice spot I can head for in the general vicinity???
    Steph.
     
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    There's a campsite attached to the services just before Penrith (Westmorland services) that we've used before, which is very handy although I can't remember the cost (think it was about £12 with hookup) and the breakfast in the services there are excellent.
     
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    £23 per night till November...inc ehu. According to their website .
     
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    Thanks Khizzie, more expensive than I remembered. Still a very handy site though.
     
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    Looks really good ,so worth the extra I reckon ,especially as you don't have to use loads of fuel to find a site to overnight.
     
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    Op states wild camping guys
     
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    I have been told that if you come off M6 at Tebay and head back on road to Kendal there are a couple of quiet laybys there

    But I would make an earlier start get yourself to Scotland, they actually encourage parking in some town centres
     
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    Well it's up to him how wild he gets once parked up.
     
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    You can stay in Ambleside cheap here.
    Telephone a mobile number on the gate at the end of the car park.

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    Or here where we wild camped, by the river and a quite road.(centre of picture B528)

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    Right this might sound a bit long winded , but stick with it & I might be able to help. Come off the M6 junction 36 at the Kendal turn off heading onto the A590. At the roundabout where the A591 begins turn left, follow the signs for the A590. Then just a short distance along & before the dual carriageway begins you want to turn right (onto minor road) which I believe is called Nannypie Lane. On this lane you'll find a large lay by on the left hand side. Its far enough back from the road to be fairly quiet. There are quite a few quiet lanes along this road if the lay by doesn't suit you. I've bunked down there for the night with no problems & its only 10mins from Kendal.
     
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    Is the 1st image the Ambleside aire which closed a few years ago?
     
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    It seems the council tried and it is smaller but still room for 10-15 vans.
     
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    You could always go a little further and come of the M6 at Shap, there are several places in sight of the motorway that you can bunk down for a night. I am currently overnighting on a forestry commission road on the way to Keswick but this would be too far off your route to be viable. Fantastic views though!
     
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    Looking at the red marker, have you actually stayed there as it's in a different place to the original aire?
     
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    We drove through Ambleside a couple of weeks ago and although we didn't stop and check, it looked as if the old aire next to the car park was still up and running of a fashion. I saw a notice on the entrance gate with a phone number to contact and a "friend of a friend" had apparently used it last month. Don't know how they've got round the issues with the LDPB, but I think the rugby club may be involved with the site now ?
    If it is where the arrow shows, it will be handy for the crazy golf (y)
     
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    It's now at the top exit end of the car park not near the entrance
     
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    "The council" (neither Cumbria CC nor South Lakeland DC) didn't try anything. Lakes Parish Council was the original body which complained to the Lake District National Park Authority which then took action to prevent the use of Miller Field for camping in the absence of planning consent (which the land owner knew he would never receive).

    The rugby club allows rallies on its land but that is outside the requirement for planning consent (as it would be for any other nearby parcel of land).

    However, if somebody is allowing land not covered by the enforcement notice to be used for camping without such consent it is likely to go the same way sooner or later.
     
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    Thanks everyone, will get my teeth into this tomorrow and choose a spot.
     
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