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

The A5086 from Junction 40 of the M6 is closed for 3 weeks from the 9 August from Cockermouth Roundabout towards Lamplugh. During the closure please follow the A66 to Workington and the A595 to Whitehaven and Egremont before rejoining the A5086 to Lampugh.

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:
89
Handbook map ref:
F11

Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site
What a fabulous find. We are a bit reluctant to disclose how wonderful this site is for fear of it becoming so busy that we can’t return. The site is easy to find and easy to access, particularly if you follow the instructions given carefully. The wardens are super helpful and incredibly low key. The site is kept to an immaculate standard but without the constant noise of a lawnmower often found at other sites. The pitches are roomy and well spaced and the lack of facilities actually means that the footfall is probably less around the site which adds to the total peace and quiet. That said, everybody we spoke to on site were incredibly friendly and happy to share local knowledge. The area is full of things to do but on one day we ventured a bit further afield (about a 20 minute drive) and climbed Scafell Pike and on another we popped into Keswick. Cockermouth was a pleasant surprise and there were plenty of National Trust places to visit. We are not interested in TV particularly when on holiday so no idea about signal, we did however have mobile phone signal through our entire stay. Maybe the beautiful weather allowed it to work. Overall we would say that this is one of the nicest, most peaceful sites that we have visited and we will definitely be looking to book again in the near future.

Susie and Chris

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Reviewed on 02/08/2021 16:50

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Thanks to lovely, approachable, friendly Arnie and Stelle who work all day keeping the site in tip top order without disturbing the peace and quiet. After 20+years as a CMHC member, we have just spent our 1st time staying on a site with no shower block, because of Covid we thought we'd stay somewhere quieter. Wow what a lovely surprise, after our 6 day stay of peace and quiet, we left feeling so relaxed and rested it felt as if we'd had 2 weeks holiday. We will certainly be searching out other sites with no facilities. What have we missed all these years, we are converted. Using our own facilities on board was much easier than tripping all weathers to the shower block several times a day. Please Please don't spoil these quiet retreats by installing extra facilities. We even found members staying the same time as us extremely friendly and wanting to chat. Something that doesn't happen very often at the larger sites. Heard owls softly hooting some nights, lovely, the stream babbling as it moved pasted the edge of the site, no traffic noise, lovely places to sightsee. A must is a circular drive through Whinlatter forest, Buttermere and Honister Pass. Thanks again. We will definitely return to this site, for a complete chill.

AlfiesMom

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Reviewed on 29/07/2021 15:33

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We have just enjoyed 2 weeks at this site extended by 2 days (as long as we were able because of home commitments). Firstly, having read the previous review, have to correct what was said: tv was available with the usual booster cable, wifi also is available within the hot spot as per the club book site information. Whilst we were on site we had the pleasure of meeting the wardens and assistant wardents who were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The site is so peaceful most of the time. Unfortunately there was an incident offsite with a resident who was arrested on the adjacent static site which did cause a disturbance mid afternoon and some late evening/early morning noise made by someone who thought he was Elvis Presley which was not associated that we know of, but it was short lived and nothing to do with the clubsite. As regards installing toilet facilites mentioned by another member: no thank you. We feel this would spoil the tranquility of the site and as nearly all of us have our own facilities, this is not necessary and there are other sites in the Lake District that do offer full facilities for families and those who require them. ps. the sunsets were to die for, we can't wait to return. 

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Reviewed on 28/07/2021 18:22

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Just returned from short stay at Dockray Meadow and already planning to go back. It is a very quiet site, very peaceful with just the sound of the beck. The wardens are extremely friendly and helpful. The site location is a great base for the coast or Lakes. What a great find :)

D Bell

Reviewed on 25/07/2021 13:28

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Clean well maintained site with a brook and red squirrels, no internet, no tv signal, lovely walks. All good. Lack of toilet facilities marks it down and (in my experience) makes it less than ideal for families and the very short pitches required parking sideways as I didn’t fancy reversing into the brook! It really is the perfect place for a retreat - shutting out the world for a few days with no tv or social media. Sadly we arrived for a pre-booked weekend break the day before the Euro ‘21 football final. Not being able to watch wasn’t an option so we adjourned to a nearby Posting Inn to see the game and (after a few beers) overnight for free in their car park.

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Telephone:
01946 861357

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

Service point and waste disposal facilities are available and open for use. In order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

Please Note:

The A5086 from Junction 40 of the M6 is closed for 3 weeks from the 9 August from Cockermouth Roundabout towards Lamplugh. During the closure please follow the A66 to Workington and the A595 to Whitehaven and Egremont before rejoining the A5086 to Lampugh.

There are temporary traffic lights approximately 50 metres from the site entrance near the signpost for Croasdale and Ennerdale Lake. They are expected to be in place until at least the end of 2022.