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    Me and the wife are looking to do a 1 night camp to see if we enjoy it on Saturday. Can anybody recommend a good but fairly cheap camp site for a tent and 2 people. Be good it there's stuff to do locally like walks and such.

    Looking for nowhere south of North Yorkshire. Lakes is fine too.

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    Have you been to these?

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    Have a look around Malham, I believe there are a couple in that area, greats walks around Malham Tarn and Cove. The cove is spectacular.
    Malham Camping and campsites around Malham in the Yorkshire Dales

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    just been here for a couple of weeks - its a great site! The Camping and Caravanning Club - SiteSeeker - Details - Keswick

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    Go for it, but check the weather forecast, the North West was looking a bit damp at the weekend according to the BBC weather forecast last night.... might not be good for a first outing... unless you are a seasoned Lake District visitor in which case you will be used to it

    We're off to Beadnell Bay on the North East Coast for the weekend, camping & caravan club site across the road from the beach. Cheap site, basic(very clean) facilities. Walks along the beach. Nice fish & chip shop 200m from site....

    Also, Dunstan Hill (near Craster) another camping & caravan club site nice too, walking into Craster or along the beach to Dunstanburgh Castle.

    A small confession though... we will be in a motorhome.... too old for sleeping on the ground under 'canvas'

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    Lowther Holiday Park Home Page or as said parkfoot. Lowther is quieter.

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    Goto any Camping and Caravan Club Site for your 1st camping experience as all their sites are maintained to very high standards.

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Goto any Camping and Caravan Club Site for your 1st camping experience as all their sites are maintained to very high standards.

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    And there members always let others pass.

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    How weird... me and our lass are going this weekend for the first time to see if I like it.

    Booked a place on the east coast near Flamborough Head so if I p*** her off she can throw me over

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    Try:-
    Wild Rose Campsite
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    Appleby-in-Westmorland CA16 6EJ

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    Was/perhaps still is one of the best sites in the UK
    It's near (within walking distance) Appleby - also try High Cup Nick as a walk.

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    Glenridding in Cumbria has a great campsite (and nice pubs too!) with full showers etc, as does Wasdale Head.

    Google Maps

    wasdale head - Google Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Lowther Holiday Park Home Page or as said parkfoot. Lowther is quieter.
    Everywhere only took 2 night min bookings, except this one so this is where we have booked. Do they have showers/toilets etc as website doesnt say.

    Plus side is Mam and Dad are in Penrith that day too (they are there now) so could meet up and pinch their walking boots lol.

    Wish me luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Everywhere only took 2 night min bookings, except this one so this is where we have booked. Do they have showers/toilets etc as website doesnt say.

    Plus side is Mam and Dad are in Penrith that day too (they are there now) so could meet up and pinch their walking boots lol.

    Wish me luck!
    Yeah theres plenty of shower blocks, all of which you need a key to access. Theres a nice river to walk along. If you head over the fence next to the big kids park (theres 2 parks) you can walk through the woods to what is (locally) known as the 2 bridges. Its a nice walk when its warm. If you go abit further you end up in Lowther dear park (id guess 2 miles total).

    Penrith isnt too far either. When i was younger we used to go to the clubs in penrith (very chav) and walk back. Its a fair walk but perfectly doable if you dont mind the exercise.
    Theres a pub on site which stays open late when busy, reasonable prices. The food is alright, not brilliant. I havnt been myself but most people go for food at the beehive pub which is situated between Shap bridge and the entrance to lowther park.

    Hope you have a good time
    Last edited by j17sparky; 15th July 2010 at 07:30 PM.

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    I do hope you lot trying camping for the first time have not bought the "camping starter packs" offered by many shops. I camp often over the summer and the occasional weekend too, I have two tents, one for week long stays, the other for weekends.

    Really enjoy the fact it is your bed you are sleeping on, next step will be (when I get there) a campervan of my own, so home is where you park it...

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