Tent holiday – May 2015

Source: ukcampsite.co.uk
Rating: 9/10

Situated just off jct 36 on the M6 this was an easy site to find. First impressions were of a very well maintained site. The reception area was easy to find and Avril was very helpful, explaining about the electricity tokens that you need to purchase if staying in the tent area with EHU, which we’d never came across before, normally when we’ve had electricity it was included in the price or you paid £x a night. We were very surprised how little we used. We ran a fridge, light, kettle, radio and charged phones and used less than £1 for a 3 night stay!

There is room for about 5 tents and the pitches are flat. There is also 2 stone built barbecue’s and picnic benches for you all to use, a nice touch.

We were a little apprehensive about being close to the bar area in respect of noise, but heard very little. Although we never used the bar it looked inviting and fairly busy most of the evening. We had more noise from the stream that ran behind our tent and from the ducks in front of the tent on the duck pond!

There is a shop on site that stocks the basics and is reasonably priced.

The only real negative was the location of the toilet/ shower block, which were the furthest point from the tent area ( a long way to go when your desperate)The toilet and shower area was lovely and clean and had plenty of basins, showers and toilets. And there is also an undercover washing up area that had an abundance of hot water. It also houses a laundry and the waste water area.

Cross the road at the entrance to the campsite and you’re on a section of the Lancaster canal, great for walks. There is also the opportunity to grab yourself a free canal boat ride on a Sunday or bank holidayMonday. Turn right out of the entrance and follow it for about 5 miles and you’ll arrive in Kendal with a range of shops, eateries and supermarkets.