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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2019, 18:56 Thread Starter
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Ullswater trip - First outing.

We have just completed out first trip in our Wildax with the kids. We stayed at a great nice very close to Ullswater called the Quiet Site.

https://thequietsite.co.uk/

The site was very well kept, child friendly with nice pitches, not to cramped together.
Our pitch had water and hook-up, plus a drain.
There is a dedicated m/h service point with good facilities for emptying waste of all kinds.
The on-site shop and bar were excellent as were the toilet ans washing facilities, which were spotless clean and very warm.
On-site hot food was limited unless you are a sausage lover.
There are good walks form this site around Ullswater ranging from a couple of miles to much longer., but as with most Lake District walks, proper attire is best.
We took the van into both Keswick and Ambleside and found the public car parks very m/h friendly with large bays and no height restrictions.

As first trips go it went better than we could have hoped. My only anxious moment was my first encounter with an LPG pump at a garage but even that was ok. As expected the kids loved it, and didnt want their tech that much (top result). Sincei t was halloween there were lots of pitches with pumpkins out and quite a few families trick or treating.

The van performed flawlessly and was a pleasure to drive even through the narrow Cumbrian lanes.

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Glad you enjoyed it.

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Wow, that sounds great Nick! Just the start!

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Nice spot. I had a boat at the marina just near that site for years. One of my favourite places in the world.


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We had a trailer tent on side farm for a couple of years , years ago

Beautiful position next to the lake on top field which was camping only

Good walking base for helvellyn and High street range if you are into mountain walking

Used the quiet site when it first opened, when it was very basic

Much more developed now by the looks of it

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I met someone else who had been there many years back. I think it has changed quite a bit. It certainly is a very slick operation now.

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we were there before the barn became a bar

We were there when the barn was becoming and became a bar

And the signs were on the wall

Trailer tents and 6 kids were not the target market any more

The owners were for better and bigger things

Still the N trust still welcome those on lower budgets , walkers , climbers of the fells, in tents

As well as M.Homers ,

Our young who will climb and love those fells , but not in MH s

And continue the tradition and joy, of climbing the mountains, walking the ridge routes , sliding down skrees

In sun and snow, just as our 6kids did

And I wish I could once more climb a mountain there

Listen to Vagner, as I tramped the cathedral route to Pillar

Send our Odin , long departed GS across the snow to test it

Past the ambulance box

Ignore me, youíve set off a chain of memories

But if you are young

Well maybe you could take your kids on those routes

And they will turn out magnificent?

No they wonít

But they will to you

But maybe they will just appreciate the great outdoors

Maybe they will be cyclists , Run the fells, as our did

Of maybe just fall in love with our beautiful country

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You are very talented Sandra.

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No, bushnik

Iím very old

And life has had its toll and no longer can I walk those fells

But Iím so keen on our beautiful country, my memories of walking the Lakeland fells

And you can learn to read them

And pass that knowledge to your kids

And letís be fair

To stand at the top of a mountain

And gaze

Wether it be Helvelyn or Catbells

Priceless

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