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basically not your common or garden tent....yurts, teepees, superduper caravans etc....with a bit more than a sleeping bag, a vacuum flask and the scent of stale farts inside...
mal 24,497 posts
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drhcnip wrote:Oh, you mean caravanning?
glamorous camping...the posh way of doing it, basically, not the kenneth williams and barbara windsor way....
The point of camping for me is the opportunity to get muddy, dirty, drink at odd times of the day and not wash as much as you'd have to in t'city. Glam is fine when you've got all mod cons, but the point of camping for me is that you don't have them.
Perhaps that why it goes by a different name.
Glamping kept the wife happy. Staying in a Yurt was cool though, all mod cons.
I prefer and do quite a lot of Wild camping. Use a tarp & bivvy bag.
Ullswater valley is a good choice, easy access to Keswick and Penrith towns if you need to stock up. Ambleside is just over Kirkstone Pass, (hire a bike and cycle that fucker).
Glenridding is a busy waystation type village. A lot of walkers and campsites. PooleyBridge is nice.
Keswick is an okay town, they have a Cars of the Stars museum and a Pencil factory tour.
Also Endura MTB trail in Honister Forest, with seperate trails for family walks and bike rental.
Yeah great day out. Get those baggies ready elstoof, you could get a cheeky mtb ride in.
It's a nice area west of Windermere around Grizedale and towards Coniston. Busy winding roads though, Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter traffic.
Further West you get the Duddon Valley, gorgeous over there, but best on a bike.
elstoof wrote:We stayed in this farmhouse at the north end of the Lake District near Ireby a few years ago. It was surprisingly good value considering you got 3 bedrooms. High Houses
Nice one buddy, I'm not sure a camping trip with an 8 month old will be much fun though, plus we're soft city folk who like solid buildings a bit too much. We're tentatively looking at Ullswater or the north side of Windermere at the moment, is Ambleside much cop? Or Glenridding? We don't want to be too remote really, so close to or in a village is fine of us. Or should we be looking further north?
Actually it looks a bit more posh than when we stayed there - I remember it being quite rugged and farmy! There were chickens running around outside and birds nesting in the eves outside the bedrooms. The owners live next door and were really great people.
Thanks for the tips guys, given me lots to go on. Skuzzbag, that place looks the nicest of all the cottages I've seen online so far I think, just might be a bit too far north because we'll be coming up from Laaahndan.
Yeah looks to be about an extra hour from Kendal which is quite a lot on top of a journey like that.
Wish I was going to the Lakes again - I'm pretty jealous!
caligari 17,268 posts
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oaurvey wrote:Sidmouth - the heroin capital of England.
I suggest that you go to Sidmouth. This is the rural part of Devon and the scenery is breathtaking. There are also some beautiful beaches there and it is good to stay near one so the kids can enjoy the waters. The http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/sidmouth-holiday-cottages.html is a good holiday cottage and the reviews from the people are great too. If you want to explore the place with your kids, then try this site: http://www.localfamilystuff.com/placestogo.htm. You can plan your trip by checking out all the places that you can go to in Sidmouth or Devon here.
The 'rural' part of Devon?
I am biased, but Dartmoor is the place to go.