We visited this campsite with seven kids under seven and only four grown ups.... it was a risk but because of the hugely warm welcome, the excellent provisions on site, wonderful visitor attractions within five miles and the kind weather, we had an absolutely fantastic bank holiday weekend. Thank you, Robert and Julie!
The location is dreamy with red sandstone farm buildings and fields of sheep with their lams surrounding the campsite. The river Eden is a field away - safe enough distance not to worry but close enough to go fishing. I even spotted my first ever kingfisher whilst taking an early morning walk with my restless two year old... amazing!
We visited Lacy's caves, Long meg and her daughers and the watermill at little salkeld - all very popular with every member of our party. Happy camping days! We shall be back!!
Stayed twice this year - in the orchard and in the 'wild camping ' spot. Both times Julie and Robert were really helpful and enthusiastic without being fussy or overbearing. This is a beautiful spot, a stone's throw from the Lakes if you must have mountains, but why bother when the Eden Valley lives up to its name? The site's facilities are available to you whever you pitch, and do the job very well without being over fussy or formal. Wildlife is a major bonus; bats, barn owls, buzzards and, the first time for us, a pair of otters in the river at twilight.
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