Troutbeck Head Caravan Club Site

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10 day break

After a warm welcome to the site we proceeded to our booked service pitch. Site well kept and maintained with facilities as you would expect on cc sites. We were both badly bitten by the large amount of midges on site,choose your pitch carefully!!!. Anyone wishing to put up an annexe to their awning for use by families should take note that you wont be allowed to pitch anything on the grass!!
Caravanner from Cheshire

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Holiday Highlight !

We used a total of 8 sites during our recent tour of England and Scotland, and whilst all the Club sites used were excellent, Troutbeck Head was a particular favourite. Access is very easy from the nearby A66, making it a great location for exploring the northern Lakeland area. The reception was warm and welcoming and also provided a good deal of useful information about the site and local attractions. The site is beautifully laid our and maintained, and although the location, being in Cumbria, inevitably slopes in many places, great care has been taken to provide spacious pitches which are pretty level and provide not only a feeling of space, but also great views of the surrounding countryside. The shower/toilet block is more than adequate for numbers, and is spotlessly cleaned and maintained. Water, power and refuse disposal is close at hand right across the site. There are walks directly from the site itself, with many more very close to hand and there is a local activity centre nearby for those who like something physical to do ! Beyond that, the northern lakes are very easily accessible, as are many interesting local towns such as Keswick, Pooley Bridge and Ullswater, where there are interesting shops and attractive cafes to be enjoyed after a not-to-be-missed cruise on the lake steamer. The site is superbly located in the Cumbrian countryside, with much to do nearby, but also offers peace and quiet for when you want or need it. This is a superb site in a terrific location, with something to offer for everyone. We look forward to many more visits to Troutbeck Head.
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Beautiful site

Beautiful views, excellent facilities and great access to all the Lake District has to offer. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Troutbeck Head in May. Good dog walking from the site.
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Lovely site, great views

We joined the C&MC this year, and this was our first stay on one of their sites. We were made most welcome on arrival, and being mid-week had a number of pitches to choose from. The toilets and showers are excellent, clean and well situated to be not too far from any pitch. The staff also stagger cleaning times so that there is always at least one block open. We were fortunate in having warm sunny days, and the view from many pitches across the fells is stunning. If in a motorhome and you don't like to move off pitch, stock up before arrival as the site shop has limited produce and you are out in the countryside - nearest supermarkets are Keswick or Penrith. There was noise at night from the neighbouring activity centre while we were there - farm machinery up & down the access road until about 2 am; it didn't bother us, but could be a pain if on one of the pitches immediately next to that road. Overall, a really nice site, we will definitely stay here again.
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Fantastic Introduction

This was our first visit to the Lake District and we couldn’t have stayed at a better site. We stayed on a serviced pitch at the upper side of the site and it was excellent. The only issue is the WiFi, or lack of it. Easily overcome for us as we have an o2 Hot Spot device. Otherwise make your phone a Hot Spot. Maybe WiFi could be installed. We had a great stay. Plenty of places to visit. Plenty of walking. The whole site is beautifully kept including the refurbed toilet / shower block. This site is a credit to all of the wardens. We will definitely return.
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A Three Week Stay

Really enjoyed our stay here and will return. We had a serviced pitch at the top end of the site. Although we expected the site to be quite ‘bleak’, from the photos, this is not actually the case and certainly in the old quarry area (serviced pitchers) it is reasonably sheltered. The site is good for access to the Northern Lakes, although walking from the site is limited. Facilities are excellent although a few hooks in the open areas of the facilities would be really useful, obviously there are hooks in cubicles and showers. Apparently the decision for no hooks is from centre, why? There’s a good farm shop and cafe/restaurant about two or three miles away (lovely food in the cafe) although for bulk food buying for long stayers it’s Keswick or Penrith! Milk and bread is also available on site. As others have noted there is no WiFi on this site but for us this was not an issues as there is good phone reception for at least BT (assumed EE) and O2. Creating a hotspot with BT was better than the WiFi on many sites we’ve been on. We didn’t find the adjacent activities centre intrusive in any way although we were pitched in an area of the site which is furthest away from it

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Lovely Site

We were welcomed by the lovely wardens on arrival and although we didn’t book a service pitch in advance having taken a drive around the site we felt the available standard pitches that were left were a little closed in. Therefore we paid the extra and stayed on a service pitch for a week which in my opinion felt we had more space around us. The dog walk at the the top of the site goes on for 1.5 miles and was ideal for out mutts. We didn’t use the toilets etc as we didn’t need too so won’t comment. The site is excellently situated for endless walking and only 5 miles from Ulswater. We weren’t disturbed by the clay shooting ground at all and probably heard about 10 shots all week. Overall a cracking site and we will surely return if visiting the lakes again.
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Lovely site shame about a thoughtless dog owner

We visit Troutbeck as often as we can we love the site and there is so much to do and see in the area. On this occasion we were using Troutbeck as a transit point as we were travelling down from Scotland on our way to Dorset. Whilst at the site we met friends and who live in the area and went out for dinner in the evening. Our visit was partly spoilt because of a thoughtless lazy dog owner who had left a plastic bag full of dog mess in the grass at the back of our overnight pitch. Had my partner not seen the bag and it's contents I would have walked on it. We were very angry that anyone would just toss this waste onto the grass in this fashion, not nice. We reported the matter to the warden and she said told us that it is not an isolated incident, she apologised on behalf of the club. She needn't have apologised on the clubs behalf the fault lays clearly with the dog owner who was to lazy to take the waste to the bin. We know that there are many responsible dog owners in the club who enjoy using the sites and amenities and take care to clean up after their pooch. It would appear however that there are others who do not take such care which is a great shame.
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Good location for Ullswater with a warm welcome

Great welcome from the team for the busy May bank holiday. The site was pretty packed with lots of families but we found a nice pitch on the edge next to the brook. Facilities were excellent and spotlessly clean. We valued having a chance to do our washing in super large machines and dryers since the weather had been really wet. It's well located for cycling. The site is very family orientated and and on balance we'd probably prefer something smaller and quieter. But it's a great location with lovely views.
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Be aware of the shooting noise from next door.

Fabulous site in every way except my dogs were scared by the noise of the clay pigeon shooting next door. Had hoped that staying on a Sunday it would not be taking place but I was wrong. If that is not an issue for you then everything else is excellent for dogs with miles of walking with no sheep.

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