Take a last minute Caravan Club break in Cumbria
17 August 2012
Although this summer seems to be flying by, it's not too late to enjoy a caravan break somewhere in the UK. Luckily for you, there are still some Caravan Club sites with spaces over the new few weekends, even during the 27h August Bank Holiday.
One such site is the beautiful Englethwaite Hall Caravan Club Site, which is located in the Eden Valley of Carlisle. It's a fantastic site for those who appreciate the beauty of nature, being as it is set against the backdrop of the High Stand Forest.
If you're a walking enthusiast, you'll be spoilt for choice in terms of areas to explore. The site has convenient footpath access to a large selection of gloriously uncrowded landscapes. Visitors should make sure that they don’t leave without a trip to the Eden Valley riverside walk.
For a less energetic way to travel, take a trip with the nearby Settle-Carlisle Railway. It's a 72-mile route that takes you through magnificent views of the Yorkshire Dales and Ribblehead Viaduct as well as the rolling hill of the Eden Valley, before arriving at the city of Carlisle.
Close to the site, you will find plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained, including a number of fascinating museums. For example, the Tullie House Museum has interesting exhibitions and events on all year round, making it a great day out.
The history buffs among you must head for the impressive Carlisle Castle, a stunning monument to the past with a history spanning nine centuries.
Another attraction that the whole family is sure to enjoy is RSPB Geltsdale, which is set in the stunning North Pennines Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. Pack a picnic, lace up your walking boots and explore this picturesque area, a home to black grouse, wading birds and birds of prey.
Of course, if you prefer the bright lights of a city to the countryside, Carlisle won't disappoint. It has plenty of restaurants, bars, pubs and shops to keep any family entertained.