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Location

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Good for families

Summer in the Lakes

Just back from 4 nights here. It is a great location but access can be interesting! A few thoughts for others. The main road along to Borrowdale runs a double decker bus service with a 'tree clipper' fixed upstairs. Beware if heading towards site the bushy hedges on your left have high stone walls in them in places so try not to meet the bus at narrow points to pass it. Also be wary of the bus that comes past the site. We came back on it and he does not hang about and has brakes that would do Harry Potters night bus proud! Avoid being on the section from the bridge to the site if it is on there. 77a times are on line. On site when touring the pitches available we brushed a low hanging tree and pulled the heater vent cowl off. Thanks to the warden and some tall steps, sorted but look up as well as in front! We had a traditional summer rain storm and found the trees above us carried on dropping water all night so we moved to a more open roof design pitch! Ducatto based Mhomes may need to check the windscreen scuttle holes as we had half a tree and needles deposited there! Hike up to Catbells from further up the lake, very busy but if you pass the first summit and carry on you soon loose the crowds. No smooth soled shoes folks as the rock sections you climb are highly polished from hundreds of shoes, it is known as the ankle breaker walk for a reason. The lakeside hike to Keswick is lovely, even in a monsoon! We popped up at Portinscale, then discovered Keswick was another 40 mins walk so hopped the bus back to the site gate. Walked to the bridge next day and got the double decker in to the town. Sit upstairs at the front for fairground style thrills and bits of tree! Saw 1 red squirrel, 1 grey one (the warden is tracking him!) and lots of birds so put some food out and see who arrives. The right food is on sale in the shop. Wardens keep this wonderful site in pristine condition.
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