We had a lovely long weekend (Thursday to Sunday) on this peaceful and tranquil site. It is a real gem if you like a rural setting, that is truly tucked away in a lovely area.
The site is nestled in a small, shallow valley with a stream running through....a picture perfect site with great views.
We enjoyed a circular walk (about 5 miles) straight out of the site onto the fells(Cogra Moss) when we arrived on Thursday afternoon. The lanes surrounding the site are really quiet.
There is very little artificial light in the vicinity of the site so the night sky come alive with millions of stars, including a few shooting stars, and the odd satellite.
It's location is great for those relatively inaccessible parts of the Lake District for most of us e.g. Loweswater, Crummock water and Ennerdale, which we used as our starting point for a strenuous but enjoyable assent of Pillar.
The site is also quite close (about 10miles) to the sea, where we enjoyed a walk (5miles) along the coast at St. Bees Head, incorporating the RSPB site (Cliff top view points) and Light House into our walk. We saw quite a few porpoise - just keep scanning the sea for the tell tail surfacing of the dorsal fin.
The site is basic but beautiful.
Please be aware that it is quite a way to the 'local' shops.
Reviewed on 31/10/2017 17:17