Meathop Fell Caravan Club Site

Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6RB

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Peaceful Meathop Fell Club Site in pretty Grange-over-Sands is thoughtfully laid out with separate pitching areas attractively divided by shrubs and grass. The caravan park is an ideal base to launch your exploration of North Lancashire and the beautiful Southern Lake District.

Brockhole, the National Park Visitor Centre, is a good place to start your exploration, as it holds an enormous collection of information, books and audio/visual material about the Lakes under one roof. The entire area is a walker's paradise with its scenic beauty. Literary associations with famous artists are everywhere - from Wordsworth at Dove Cottage in Grasmere to Beatrix Potter at Sawrey. Another interesting excursion for the artistically inclined would be the Potter Gallery in the Main Street at nearby Hawkshead. The caravan site also gives you easy access to fun water activities at Windermere plus sailing, canoeing and windsurfing at Coniston. In addition, plenty of flat cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

If you fancy a change of scene then head to the seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands, perfect for a stroll along the promenade, dining and shopping.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Holiday Cottage
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

The 70 mile Cumbrian Way passes near the site linking Ulverston and Carlisle. You can also follow the Cumbria Coastal Path.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are the Spar, Co-op and Tesco Extra in Grange-over-Sands, about 3 miles from the site. Asda, Booths and Morrisons are in Kendal, about 14 miles from the site. All are accessible for motorhomes except Booths.

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Directions

Leave M6 at junction 36 onto the A590 dual carriageway (signposted South Lakes). In about 3.25 miles turn left via slip road (still on A590 dual carriageway, signposted Barrow). In 6 miles at roundabout turn left onto B5277 (signposted Lindale, Grange) and immediately left (signposted Meathop). Within 0.75 mile turn right up the incline. In 200 yards at the Club sign fork left. The site is on the left in 150 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LA11 6RB
GPS:
Lat 54.21552 / Lon -2.86422
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OS field ref:
SD437804
OS map ref:
97
Handbook map ref:
F10

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Kendal and Barrow in Furness
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest train station: Grange
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great Stay Just after re opening

We stayed 9 nights. Staff very polite and helpful. The site is very nice and quite very secluded with views over the estuary. We had a grass pitch, most of these are on a slope. The site is trying very hard to be Covid secure. Given wrist band to use toilet and shower block with. You put your band on a peg outside to use facility. 3 bands on view means you wait outside, until someone comes out and retrieves their band in order for you to go in. This system is not fool proof, some people spoil it by ignoring system others forget to pick up their bands. On more than one occasion i was stood outside in the rain waiting for the next out when in fact only one person was in There. You may think HOW DIFFICULT CAN THIS BE? Not the sites fault just human behavior. If your concerned about social distancing avoid Winderemere and Bowness on a sunny day its like a scene from Shaun of the dead, no face coverings no social distancing no interest in precautions. Try Coniston much better and lots of space. The Water mill pub at Ings near Kendal offers in house brewed beer and great food. Overall had a good time with helpful staff and clean facilities.
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July 2020 stay

We stayed for 5 nights. Pitches vary in size and many aren’t level. All Covid precautions in place. I had read through the reviews before we made the booking but hadn’t realised how remote this site is, especially if staying in a Motorhome with no tow-car. Walking was mainly on narrow roads, they weren’t too busy, but not ideal. The sand/beach at Grange has danger warnings as there is a lot of mud and sinking sand. Not really suitable for walking on. We walked to the Derby pub and had a couple of drinks. Food looked good and staff and locals were all very friendly. It was around 3 miles distance to anywhere, so it was a good 6 mile round trip to walk anywhere. Am sure if you had bikes or were in a caravan you would be fine, but wasn’t really what we expected after reading all the positive posts.
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Definitely on a Fell

We spent 4 nights in July at Meathop Fell, second week after opening up from Covid 19 restrictions. Measures in place by The Club and Wardens were sensible and reassuring - plenty of hand sanitizer units around the communal areas and bathroom wrist-band system works well. One slight observation for the restricted bathroom policy would be that you still need to provide ample toilet rolls for full capacity of cubicles being used - on two occasions in the female toilets, there was no toilet roll in 2 of the 3 open cubicles. The site is in a pleasant, rural and quiet location; much of it is under trees and only a few pitches have views of the Estuary. Sited on the crest of Meathop Fell, this unfortunately means that the majority of the pitches slope in various directions - we saw caravans with A - frames 3 feet off the ground and still not level! Levelling ramps in these circumstances will only help so far. We, however, considered ourselves lucky to secure a pitch in the Eastern part of the site, which was the most level. There are also concrete pitches near to the entry/exit which are perfectly level should you have a larger vehicle. One point to note is that the water pressure is chronically low so filling up a motor home, or an aquaroll, takes an inordinate amount of time - our motorhome took 25 minutes to fill compared with the normal of 5-8 minutes. There is no public transport within 3 miles of the site; however the road walk into Grange over Sands is quite pleasant in places but be aware of the narrow roads and fast vehicles. 'Economical Taxi' company do offer pick up from the site to the Railway Station in GOS for £7.70 and were readily available. From here, you can travel to Barrow in Furness or Lancaster. From the site, there is a hotel serving food or just drinks which is very welcoming to Club members - Woodlands Hotel - and just a 5 minutes stroll from the front entrance. GOS itself is quite nice; lots of cafes which are dog friendly, only one fish and chip shop with limited opening, but a very pretty promenade with a couple of simple cafes. Higginson butchers and pie shop is worth a visit, as is S Cafe and Butterfingers who offer very nice lunches/coffees.
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4 day trip in winter

Just spent 4 days in the wake of storm Denis. Although the weather was poor, the site is fantastic for a stay in southern lakes. Great reception when we got there and plenty of very large pitches to choose from. We chose pitch 42 as it had great views across the valley. The shower and toilet block are the best we have seen at any site. Immaculately clean and perfectly kept. A credit to the hard work the wardens didn’t. Their is a great hotel 5 mins walk that serve great food. We took our westie who was greeted into the bar area. We will go back, hopefully with better weather, although the rain didn’t detract from what is a great run, clean site. Highly recommend
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Great Base

Good site - as many have already described. Can have no-car days and walk into Grange [and beyond - to Humphrey Head]; or along the coastal path the other way. Outlying fells only 10 minutes away - eg park at Millside for Whitbarrow Fell. Wildlife around - deer in the woods; and owl hooting at night. Nice to be there at quiet time of year. Farm tea shop at Sizeburgh really good - great for children - can see the cows being milked - whilst you enjoy delicious homemade fayre.
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Telephone:
01539 532912

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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.