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Good for families

Perfect base for exploring this quiet part of the Lakes

We have been visiting the Lake District for walking holidays several times a year for over 40 years, but this was our first visit during the pandemic and we wanted to avoid the more crowded areas, so we chose Dockray Meadow and it proved to be the perfect choice. It is one of the quietest and most peaceful site we have ever stayed on and is sure to become a firm favourite. Although on the edge of the Lake District, it gives easy access to Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Ennerdale and there are some fantastic walks on lesser-known fells without having to use the car. Our particular favourite was Blake fell, which gives stunning views of the higher fells from its modest height. Previous guests have mentioned some difficulty walking around Cogra Moss, which can be reached from a footpath adjacent to the site. Works are being carried out to improve access, including a path around the reservoir which should be completed in time for next season. We also loved the proximity of the Cumbrian coast and we particularly enjoyed a walk around St Bees head, a coastal walk to rival any in Britain. We loved this little site with its many trees and green spaces. The wardens with the friendliest and most hard-working we have encountered and they kept the site immaculate. We were more than happy to use our own facilities, especially during the pandemic and wouldn’t have used a facility block even had one being available The pitches were a generous size and there was more than enough room for our car, caravan and awning. We look forward to returning to explore more of this quiet part of the Lakes.

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