Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site

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Do you want a place to get away from the busyness of life?

Do you want to enjoy the Lake district without the crowds? If you do then this little gem of a site nestled in just above Ennerdale water with easy access to the hills and coast provides you with just that. With St Bees 20 minutes away you can enjoy a cliff top walk or ice-cream, or want up England's tallest single drop waterfall, Storm Force, starting in Buttermere 30 minutes away. May be you want to visit the Blakeley stone circle and catch a glimpse of the wild horses. Or perhaps you were looking for the peace and tranquility provided by wild Ennerdale with it native forests, ancient long houses and crystal clear waters of Liza and Smithy Beck. Dockray Meadow Caravan Club Site is small, very friendly and perfectly positioned to start your break. My family and I were very happy to spend the time there.
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Easter 2017

Lovely site, very quiet and relaxing. Vast majority of pitches require leveling in both directions so plenty of chucks/blocks required. Well situated for cyling and walking for couples and older families. The Cumbrian coast is pretty run down, not much to do there, you need to head into the lakes which is a decent drive to keep kids entertained. We had zero channels on the caravans status ariel, there are tv points on the hook ups, cables are £16 from the office, so either bring your own 20metre coaxial or be prepared to pay. I think the lack of tv should be better made aware of in the site description. Very well kept as all club sites are, excellent if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, better suited to adults.

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Helpful staff, lovely site

Loved our stay over easter, the site was full but still plenty of space on this peaceful site. Small site means little site traffic so the open spaces always feel safe for the kids. Staff were great. Will definitely be returning.
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Red Squirrels

Very Nice site, liked very much this area, Handy for Ennerdale and Cogra moss, One night stay in search of Red Squirrels, none seen on this visit, The the Red Squirrel feeders need to be kept topped up with Nuts, All empty at this time, (not good)
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Last week of the season

Booked DM site as all other Cumbria sites had been visited and we wanted to get a final trip in before DM closed for the season. Great reception and very accommodating with regards to our period of stay. Location great for exploring the Cumbrian coast and very close to the Western Lakes, which in Nov was very quiet. Would defiantly go again.

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NOT BEST FOR MOTORHOMES

Not the ideal site if you are driving a motorhome. Had to try 4 pitches to get a decent level as the pitches all seem to be out of level North/South as well as East/west. Maybe why there were only 2 motorhomes on the site with the other parked across the pitch and one side up on ramps. A twin axle caravan arriving just after we finely got settled seemed to have the same issue as he tried 3 pitches.
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A gem

Had a lovely relaxing stay. Booked for 7 nights stayed for 15. Site very quiet and great location for visiting the western Lake District, which is much quieter than the better known lakes further to the east. Ennerdale is only a couple of miles away and is a beautiful lake well worth a visit. 

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Dockray meadow

Staff were helpful,Site was quiet and peaceful, however, there are limited pitches to choose if you have a larger caravan, also a number were coned off for unknown reason. The book describes this site as a "little gem", I don't agree with this and it should be amended or updated. We were disappointed that a neighbouring season pitch holder had been taken to task over the state of her motorhome and threatened that she couldn't go to the site next year, she was an elderly, disabled widow trying to enjoy her motorhome in a safe environment, he motorhome was fine and tidy and the area manager could have helped her rather than causing her so much distress, the club should be more caring and use its discretion with its different members!
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A site to be proud of

Such a nice site close to ennerdale and convenient for the coast.site is pristine and the staff were so helpful and friendly will be sure to repeat our visit
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Returned and Very Disappointed

We have a twin axle caravan and needed to phone for available pitches. We advised that pitch 16 was not suitable(slope and overhanging branches) and that we would need the longer central pitches. When we arrived the very helpful RELIEF MANAGER had saved a pitch which again unfortunately was not really suitable, but he advised that 16 really was the only other one. We had to utilise this pitch until the following day, when we were able to move our unit to the central area, where the pitch had been occupied by a motor home which could have easily been accommodated on other pitches, rather than taking up a pitch long enough for a twin axle caravan. Pitch 16 sloped severely backward (as do most of Dockray Meadow Pitches) and we found that the TV connection (needed for reception) DID NOT WORK. The following morning Keith the Relief Manager advised that this had been reported on the last time that he was relieving on the site!! Nothing obviously had been done. So we had now wasted a day and not had the facilities which were advertised to us.....no fault of Keith's, who was one of the most helpful people one would wish to meet. Last time we visited Dockray (several years ago) we were told that the sloping pitches were to be levelled out! Nothing seems to have been done to this lovely little peaceful site. We arrived not long after Keith relieved on the site and found that it was sadly very unwelcoming....the shop devoid of produce/no flowers whatsoever around the site, which is usual and was always the case at Dockray and the grass appeared not to have been cut for some good long time. On the Monday though, Keith was out and busy cutting the extremely long grass around the site. This is a lovely little site, but sadly has been allowed to become less than tidy and it would appear there is a sad lack of maintenance....there is no Wi-Fi although this must come into site to ensure that the site has internet access to take our payments and bookings!! There is internet across the road on the commercial site, so why not at Dockray. The club appear to be concentrating, from what I am told on the larger and more profitable??? sites. What a pity... a lovely site....spoiled by lack of care and maintenance.

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