Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and quiet

Rated 5 of 5

Facilities and cleanliness

Rated 3 of 5

Location

Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Definitely on a Fell

We spent 4 nights in July at Meathop Fell, second week after opening up from Covid 19 restrictions. Measures in place by The Club and Wardens were sensible and reassuring - plenty of hand sanitizer units around the communal areas and bathroom wrist-band system works well. One slight observation for the restricted bathroom policy would be that you still need to provide ample toilet rolls for full capacity of cubicles being used - on two occasions in the female toilets, there was no toilet roll in 2 of the 3 open cubicles. The site is in a pleasant, rural and quiet location; much of it is under trees and only a few pitches have views of the Estuary. Sited on the crest of Meathop Fell, this unfortunately means that the majority of the pitches slope in various directions - we saw caravans with A - frames 3 feet off the ground and still not level! Levelling ramps in these circumstances will only help so far. We, however, considered ourselves lucky to secure a pitch in the Eastern part of the site, which was the most level. There are also concrete pitches near to the entry/exit which are perfectly level should you have a larger vehicle. One point to note is that the water pressure is chronically low so filling up a motor home, or an aquaroll, takes an inordinate amount of time - our motorhome took 25 minutes to fill compared with the normal of 5-8 minutes. There is no public transport within 3 miles of the site; however the road walk into Grange over Sands is quite pleasant in places but be aware of the narrow roads and fast vehicles. 'Economical Taxi' company do offer pick up from the site to the Railway Station in GOS for £7.70 and were readily available. From here, you can travel to Barrow in Furness or Lancaster. From the site, there is a hotel serving food or just drinks which is very welcoming to Club members - Woodlands Hotel - and just a 5 minutes stroll from the front entrance. GOS itself is quite nice; lots of cafes which are dog friendly, only one fish and chip shop with limited opening, but a very pretty promenade with a couple of simple cafes. Higginson butchers and pie shop is worth a visit, as is S Cafe and Butterfingers who offer very nice lunches/coffees.
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