Camping in the lakes

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lugsey2k5
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Camping in the lakes

Postby lugsey2k5 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:42 am

Hello,
Off on a mtb trip to the lakes on the 11th and 12th and i need to find a campsite to stay at.

There are 5-6 lads going but alot of places iv looked at don't accept group bookings and are families only.

Any one got any recommendations for sites anywhere near Keswick or Windermere?

Thanks

Ian

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DodgeT
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Re: Camping in the lakes

Postby DodgeT » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:26 am

Just say your 3 (or 2.5) couples if they ask :wink:

bobs bikes
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Re: Camping in the lakes

Postby bobs bikes » Fri Jun 08, 2012 09:42 am

last year during our mull to hull trip, we used the ullswater caravan park, near watermillock.

there was 14 of us with bikes and they were fine. really friendly and the site was clean, well stocked shop, but no nightlife etc. as a challenge, you can climb the kirkstone pass and down the other side to either windermere or ambleside. also, keswick is ridable from there too as its not far from the a66.

http://www.ullswatercaravanpark.co.uk/

if you have transport, try the campsite on walney island at barrow in furness, its 25 miles from windermere but the nightlife in barrow is a lot better, and the campsite should be fine for single sex parties. they will be happy for any custom i would have thought.

as a rule of thumb, as long as you are quiet and respectful, then anywhere would be glad to have you back.

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Re: Camping in the lakes

Postby styxd » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:02 am

the nightlife in barrow is a lot better


I cant remember a night out in Barrow thats been alot better than anything.

Walney or Barrow are a bit of a trek out from any riding. Stay somewhere near Bowness Id say. You've got a bit of a night out and some good riding from your campsite. I cant recommend a campsite though sorry.

lugsey2k5
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Re: Camping in the lakes

Postby lugsey2k5 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 21:38 pm

Most campsites iv checked have a no single sex groups policy but ill try the ullswater one i think if im still stuck tomorrow. Its just a bit annoying its so difficult to find a camp site for a group of 5 23+ year old.

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Re: Camping in the lakes

Postby ibbo68 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 19:26 pm

Try here:
http://www.sykeside.co.uk/index.htm
Situated near Brothers water on the Kirkstone Pass.It's a bit out of the way but has a pub on the site 8)
Other wise just book in separately :wink:


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