For a week break we decided to visit the lake district area for a few days then go around the York area for the rest of the week. We looked at a few camp sites around Lake Windermear, but these were booked up and as we wanted to be close to the south side we found Moss Howe Farm which is just outside of Grange Over Sands. We contacted them and for the days we wanted they had space and was for our size of tent which is a 4 man tent but only me and the missus the cost was £18 per night, they do take debit and credit cards, so paid over the phone.
For us from the Midlands area the travel time was about 2.5hrs, we set off early on the Sunday morning. We like going round car boots and I found one just outside of Kendal, though to be honest wasn’t worth the visit, basically empty even though the weather was great that morning see HERE for details.
Getting there using the postcode, took us down a very thin roads then looked like came to a dead end with gates across, did say please close gates behind you, so I thought as it is a public road can go through, which we did going then past a few houses then a farm, then with more gates, but the GPS said was just there but nothing around so carried on then found it. If using GPS make sure you go though the village of Mill Side instead of Bowland Bridge as a lot easier to get too.
The reception is also a little shop which stocks the basic and serves ice cream and drinks etc. The lady that seen us to book in was very friendly and told us could go any where on the one field. There were a few people going as was a Sunday but was another 4 campers as well as us. There are also a few yurts and two little room chalets that you could hire though not sure of the price, check their website for details. Some space do have electric hook up, but we don’t use that as have battery packs etc.
Along side some of the pitches there are fire pits that you can use you can get wood supplied from the shop. There is also a wooden shelter with a few bench in to sit and relax if you wish. The facilities are good with both male and female toilets with showers. You have a washing up area. Both are clean and tidy.
The site is very peaceful and quiet, as you are right out in the sticks. This does mean you get a great view down the valley. The access road is a little bumpy so be prepared. Even though the location and the thin windy roads you are not far from local attractions while we was there we visited the lovely town of Grange Over Sands.
We stopped for 3 nights, we didn’t stop at the site in the day as we are both National Trust and English Heritage members so we like to go exploring, we enjoyed the evenings as was warm so could sit outside and play card games etc, we did use the fire pit for two nights though the first I’m not that experienced I getting a fire going so took a bit of time.
We did really enjoy our stay and would recommend if you are looking in this area to give it a try.
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