Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site

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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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Very pleasant for walking on the area

We visited for two nights as a short break. The wardens were very welcoming, pitches mainly flat and with pleasant views of the surrounding fells. The dog exercise area is great, with agility equipment provided. We ate out one evening at the Ennerdale brewery, but we had to go in the motorhome because the walk along a busy main road is unpleasant. It is a shame that there is no local pub or cafe within easy walking distance. The site is ideal for visiting Cockermouth, Whitehaven and Keswick. We walked to Cogra Moss but a little disappointed that we could not find a suitable circular route around the moss. I am sure it is possible but we didn't have a map with enough detail on it to work it out. Some of the lake side is privately owned by the angling club so walkers not allowed access. It is worth exploring the history of the area.
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Lovely tranquillity site

Stayed here over the August bank holiday. Had a lovely 5 nights here. It is so peaceful and tranquil. You could here the sound of the stream running nearby. We were lucky to have some wonderful weather. It's definitely not for those who are looking for pubs nearby. We didn't see any nearby. The relieve wardens were friendly and always said hello when they saw you. Embeddable water is nearby and is a beautiful place to visit you could walk round the lake for hours. Will certainly visit again next year. There is no play area for children so may not appeal to those who have children. The dog area is good. Defiantly give it give stars.
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Beautiful Site

We have recently spent two nights on this lovely site.If we had known how beautiful it was going to be we would have planned to stay longer. The site is spotlessly clean & there are plenty of walks from the site. We had our dog with us & she loved the little dog agility area that they have set up. What a brilliant idea & a lovely touch. Thank you for a lovely stay. We hope to see you again soon. Di Tony & Poppy Rose

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What more could you ask for

So many wonderful comments have already been stated and we agree with them. It is a lovely site in a lovely location with lovely wardens. Maybe not for some families wanting local activities other than walking. We would agree that a toilet block is not required as most if not all units have these facilities on board. Living in Dorset it is not local so we will not be able to regularly visit.
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Fantastiic site and even better wardens :-)

We have just come back from the bank holiday weekend and on arrival we were met at reception with a big smile from Arnie Arnold ( the warden) and that smile never left his face all weekend. What a lovely couple they are they are a credit to the caravan & motorhome club, they are very helpful, friendly and made the weekend very enjoyable. They have provided dog toys and a small agility with a couple of jumps and a tunnel ( nice touch) We had a tad issue with our awning and we spoke with them both and it wasn't an issue and they accommodated us. The site is immaculate very pretty and quiet in fact all you can hear is the birds tweeting. we walked the 7.5 mile cycle route that we downloaded from the caravan club and a I think it needs updating The Sun Inn pub is now two houses and the Stork hotel is very hit and miss, we did however stumble across Ennerdale Brewery and they made us very welcome, we tried a couple of bees (rude not to ) and the food was reasonably priced we walked to Ennerdale Lake this is beautiful and defiantly worth a visit. We most certainly will be back :-) A big thank you for making the weekend so enjoyable

Pamela & Craig ( with Arnie the horse )

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Very thoughtful and friendly wardens

There are "road closed" signs on the main road and the warden was very thoughtful and phoned the day before to tell us that the closures did not affect us which was great and prevented any confusion. On arrival we were warmly welcomed and the wardens were friendly and very helpful throughout our stay. The site is in a lovely area and very quiet except for bird song which we love. Some of the pitches are a bit quirky so when busy it may be an issue if you have a very large caravan/motorhome, our van is 6.4m and didn't have any issue finding a suitable pitch. The dog walk comes with an agility course and toys which is a really nice touch. We prefer sites without a toilet block as we have all necessary facilities on-board and the lack of toilet block equates to a much cheaper stay and a bargain at £105.70 for 7 nights for 2 people! The site is definitely worth a visit and the wardens are a credit to the Club.

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One of the CC last remaining gems.

Totally unspoilt and tranquil site which I suggest is only for the discerning caravanner. Wonderful countryside to the south and east of the site and some great walking and cycling country. How lovely to go on a site with no washing facilities and toilets. We don't have to stomach old biddies trotting to the toilets early in the morning in there pink dressing gowns and matching slippers. More sites please without the luxury of toilet blocks and the other razamataz. You don't need these facilities in a modern caravan for Gods sake. Use the ones you've got and give the Wardens a break...........Dockray Meadow may it long continue to enchant us........

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As the book say's 'A real gem'

Arrived June 23rd for 4 nights. After travelling over 300 miles what a pleasure to arrive at such a beautiful little site. The wardens were not available but there were clear instructions to put your membership card through the letter box, take pitching instructions from the box, find your pitch, & return later in the day to pay. Simple! The pitches were all of a good size, ample space for an awning and car & still be sociable with your neighbour. The views were lovely & it was so peaceful. The dog walk might not of been 'big' but the wardens had thought of those little extra touches that make members with dogs feel welcome. They had their own little agility course, which if you can encourage your dog to do can be fun, ours was more interested in sniffing around! No Crufts for us! The site was thoughtfully set out & even with the dry weather the grass was in the usual top notch condition with displays of hanging baskets. Walks from the site were available from the office for a small donation to the mountain rescue fund. Not far was the Ravenglass railway which was worth the trip, again dogs were made to feel welcome with their own little goodie bag of biscuits. The tea shop at the other end did a massive scone & jam. The menu was extensive & all the food we saw looked freshly made & plentiful. It was shame we were only there for 4 nights & that we live so far away as this would be one of my regular weekend haunts. Well done to the wardens for such a well presented site.
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