Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site

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Lovely quiet site

We stayed here en route to and from Scotland and we have used the site several times in the past. Friendly and welcoming staff, with easy access from the M6, the facilities are warm and clean and even the dish washing area was spotless. When we stayed, the site was pretty immaculate. Some lovely views if the weather is kind, but there is no WiFi which is disappointing when you have paid a years subscription. We will be back for sure!
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Beautiful site beautiful facilities

Place and facilities beautiful. However having been there 27hrs into a 2 night stay a warden decided at 6pm to tell us we had set up incorrectly! 6pm at night the awning had to be taken down and caravan moved over by 3ft! Various other wardens had passed throughout the day with no issues! Walking round the site that night others had made the same set up error as us but got away with it! Better instructions upon arrival would be good! Not very useful on the back of a site map!
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First time stay

A lovely 3 night stay at this site, first time we'd been and pitched with amazing views of Blencathra. The site is well kept and peaceful. The new facilities look amazing but practically there were issues. In the ladies there was a queue for the showers one morning at 8.30 am, this seemed odd as one of the cublices had been locked for some reason. The water pressure is poor and the mirrors were laughable, fine if you are 5'2 or shorter but at 5'10 I had to bob down to use them. Also there was nowhere to put your shower stuff/towels when using the hairdryer other than the floor !!! All in all though we would return. We thought the serviced pitch area wasn't as nice as the main site, yes it's closer to the dog walk but the views are limited and the pitches seemed a little unkept, weeds etc. Ideally placed for touring the northern lakes and I'm sure we will return.
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Close to perfect

What a huge camping site this is. Nice welcome by experienced wardens who warned us for bad weather and some pitches that could be flooded. Fortunately the weather wasn't as bad as expected. Washing/shower/wc facilities are perfect, so is the location - close to M6 and very much in the Lake District. Good pubs/restaurants close by. Laundry is quite expensive. But no wifi ( I bought a years subscription) - and that is a lack, specially for such a modern camping site.
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Wonderful site - why is it not full?

We stayed on this amazing site for a week in August on a superb serviced pitch (16). We had views of Blencathra in the distance, immaculate, quiet, surroundings and extremely friendly staff. As always, the toilet blocks are spotless and well maintained and the information area full of ideas and suggestions. The beck tumbles down the edge of the site and our dogs loved having a splash around in it. The dog walk from the back of the site accesses forestry land, the only drawback being there is little shade for quite a way (we set of on a sunny day!) A plea to some dog owners - please pick up the poo or don't have a dog! I suffer from insect bites but found no more of a problem than at home. There were traps (wasps I think) around the site and I believe they helped with the biters too. Although the site is not central to the Lake district the tourist hotspots of Ambleside and Grassmere are only a 30 minute, very scenic, drive away and we found plenty to occupy our time. The site is very accessible from the A1 and M6 and there are plenty of supermarkets 10 mins away in Penrith There were plenty of free pitches and we are at a loss as to why in the middle of the school holidays. The only thing I can think of is that the lack of WiFi puts people off. The fees are also more expensive than other sites we have used but they were worth it. The phone signal is strong and we took advantage of the tv signal booster. Also, Fish and Chip van arrives on a Tuesday and Friday - great! All in all we had a wonderful week. We visited Maryport and Allonby on the coast; Whinlatter Forest Park, Aira Force, Pooley Bridge and best of all, Crummock Water via Lanthwaite wood.
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great site

stayed here for 1 night returning from Scotland, it was my first visit since the refurb, the site is as good as ever. Some of the pitches had been taken out of action due to the weather forecast and the chance of them waterlogging but still plenty of choice of pitch available. spotlessly tidy site in a good location only a short drive from Penrith, Keswick and Ullswater with good walking from the site.
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OK but expensive

We visited in early August. The site's new sanitary blocks are very smart as they have been refurbished. It has expanded with more pitches since we last visited several years ago. It's standard caravan club. Large pebbled pitches , not much privacy to the pitches. TV hook up is useful. Bring your long coax aerial cable. This site is expensive though for what you get. It sits in isolation on a marshy moor. 15 to 20 mins drive from any area or town of interest. There is very poor phone signal for the 3 network and no WiFi. For some this might be attractive but for us was a nuisance as we needed to keep contact with home as a relative was ill. We had a lot of rain which alarmingly began to swamp our pitch and awning along with many others. The wardens must know this happens on certain pitches and were not warned of this tendency on arrival even though heavy rain was expected . Unfortunately we were also unwittingly pitched close to the site's septic tanks. These were emptied at lunchtime one day on our stay . The stench was unbelievable and we were trapped in the van for 30 minutes on a hot day unable to eat our food as the stench infiltrated the van and made us retch. For the price I don't think it is worth it, and it is no wonder it is rarely full in high season.

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Excellent site in The Lakes

We stayed on a serviced pitch at this excellent site and thoroughly recommend it for its location, friendliness, cleanliness and generous pitch size. The wardens were friendly and helpful and kept the whole place in a great condition.

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Beware the Midges

Well kept site. Having serviced pitches has made a difference to this site. Facilities excellent but overall quite a pricey site. We stayed 3 nights at the end of our 3 week holiday on route home, but midges at night tend to keep you in your van.

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