Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site

Lamplugh, Cumbria, CA14 4SH

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

One of the best kept secrets on the network, Dockray Meadow Club Site in Lamplugh puts you within easy reach of lesser-known lake gems, such as Cogra Moss, Ennerdale, Loweswater, Crummock Water, Buttermere, Derwentwater and Keswick. With its scenic surroundings of hills and trees, the caravan park offers a great getaway for the family. It is also a great choice for dog owners with lovely walks from the site.

Dockray Meadow Club Site has a little something for all tastes. You may opt to unwind alongside the tumbling stream, watching the red squirrels dart about. For the more energetic, there are plenty of walks from and around the caravan site where you can take in the glorious fell scenery. Cyclists won't be disappointed, since the Coast to Coast Cycle Route is a short distance away. Other excursions within easy reach include the St Bees Head Nature Reserve, several nearby National Trust sites and the lovely old market town of Cockermouth, famous for being the birthplace of William Wordsworth.

Please Note: This site does not have a toilet block.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

Relatively easy circular walks include Loweswater, Ennerdale Water and Blake Fell. The site is also ideally located for walking the Fells of Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere. There is a form (in the office) ‘Let Us Know When You Go on The Hills’. Please fill out and hand into us, when appropriate.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest large supermarkets are at Workington (Morrisons, Asda and Tesco 9 miles), and Whitehaven (Morrisons 9 miles).

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Directions

From Cockermouth Bypass (A66) turn onto A5086 (signposted Egremont, don't turn left at Lamplugh Church signpost). In about 6.5 miles turn left at the signpost to Loweswater, Lamplugh Green, Buttermere. Within 0.75 mile turn right (signposted Croasdale, Ennerdale Water). The Site is on the left in 50 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CA14 4SH
GPS:
Lat 54.5707 / Lon -3.41841
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NY085204
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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Perfect base for exploring this quiet part of the Lakes

We have been visiting the Lake District for walking holidays several times a year for over 40 years, but this was our first visit during the pandemic and we wanted to avoid the more crowded areas, so we chose Dockray Meadow and it proved to be the perfect choice. It is one of the quietest and most peaceful site we have ever stayed on and is sure to become a firm favourite. Although on the edge of the Lake District, it gives easy access to Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Ennerdale and there are some fantastic walks on lesser-known fells without having to use the car. Our particular favourite was Blake fell, which gives stunning views of the higher fells from its modest height. Previous guests have mentioned some difficulty walking around Cogra Moss, which can be reached from a footpath adjacent to the site. Works are being carried out to improve access, including a path around the reservoir which should be completed in time for next season. We also loved the proximity of the Cumbrian coast and we particularly enjoyed a walk around St Bees head, a coastal walk to rival any in Britain. We loved this little site with its many trees and green spaces. The wardens with the friendliest and most hard-working we have encountered and they kept the site immaculate. We were more than happy to use our own facilities, especially during the pandemic and wouldn’t have used a facility block even had one being available The pitches were a generous size and there was more than enough room for our car, caravan and awning. We look forward to returning to explore more of this quiet part of the Lakes.
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Quiet but dated and needs investment

Friendly welcome and I couldn't fault the wardens, except for inaccurate information about which service bollards have a functioning TV booster. The site is tired. It has no toilet block, which is fine, nor childrens' play area. Good dog play area. The roads round the site are narrow and really need looking at. The pitches are close to the access road so not all pitches suitable for larger outfots - the wardens are good at keeping a larger pitch back if they are expecting a big outfit but that means those of us in smaller motorhomes have to use small pitches. The hardstandings are mostly very far from level and neeed large levelling blocks for motorhomes. WiFi only available - at cost - in the information room. Really shows the lack of investment in this site - Come on Caravan Club, this is 2020, not 1998. It's a bit of a drive to the more popular parts of the Lake District and there are no views etc on the site. A good CL is better value.
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Great little site

Just spent the first week after lock down here and I must say what a great little site this is, quiet and peaceful. Two good pubs about 3 miles away in Ennerdale Bridge served excellent food. Whilst they followed the Covid-19 rules to the letter this did not stop the wardens from being so welcoming, friendly and helpful, they were just top notch.
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Fantastic site , fantastic location, fantastic Wardens what more can i say except been here 4 times and cant wait to get back
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Dockray delight

We booked 5 nights and picked the best weather week in September. This site is only about an hour and a half from home, middle of our beautiful county of Cumbria and is easily accessible from all directions. We were welcomed by the exceptionally hardworking wardens who throughout our stay were always around the site keeping it well maintained and always had time for a natter. We did a bit of walking as we have an energetic dog who loves the countryside. Unlike previous reviewer, we did find a way to walk the whole way around Cogra Moss reservoir, not sure whether we should have as work was being undertaken by the Forestry but not on the day we chose to do it and we had the correct footwear to ramble across uneven ground. We were disappointed that we didn't see any red squirrels but we heard daily conversations between a couple of owls who are resident in the trees surrounding the site. My only negative was the arrival on the Friday evening of a family who pitched next to us whose children were allowed to kick a ball around, they weren't over noisey but lacked and weren't even considerate about pitch etiquette. The pitches are more over very generous in size but my pitch is not a free for all. My pitch is not a childrens playground. I realise wholeheartedly children need to be outside and allowed to play but this site isn't set up with vast open green spaces for ball games. We will visit this site again.

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Telephone:
01946 861357

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Please Note: There will be a planned power cut affecting the site on Wednesday 21 October between 9am and 3:30pm.