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.