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Caravan & Campervan Pitch

UK England North West England Cumbria Pooley Bridge The Quiet Site

  • Sleeps 6 (max 2 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
An all-weather pitch with electricity, suitable for caravans, motorhomes and campervans.

The Owner Says

All-weather pitches are situated on the lower slopes of Little Mell Fell with sweeping easterly views over the Pennines. The pitches are suitable for caravans, motorhomes and campervans only and there is plenty of room for a car and awning too. There is electric hook-up with up to 10KWh per night. It's just a short stroll to the shower and facilities block, drying room, laundry room and the zero-waste shop, plus, of course, the renowned campsite pub.

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About The Quiet Site

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, caravans, campervans, small motorhomes, dogs – yes. Large groups (unless pre-arranged) – no.

Nearby

You'll be given a sheet with some advice on local walks when you arrive at the campsite and there's plenty of local tourist information at reception. In particular, the eight-mile walk from The Quiet Site to Aira Force Waterfalls is highly recommended and constantly tops the rankings for visitors' favourite day out. On a rainy day the drive takes 10 minutes. For the real headline hikes, Helvellyn and Blencathra are two of the most famous climbs in the Lake District and both within easy reach – both hikes have steep spines if you want to get the pulse racing. If you'd prefer to explore by bike, a local bike hire company delivers to The Quiet Site (£25 per day or £40 for Ebikes). Prices include helmet, lock, pump and repair kit and as long as you give at least 24hrs notice, delivery to the campsite is free. No trip to this part of the Lakes can end without catching the Ullswater Steamer; 10% discount vouchers are available from the campsite reception for the cruise around the lake, which you can join at Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. If you go from Glenridding, jump off at Howtown and take the gorgeous walk back (dogs welcome). History bods may also want to explore nearby Dalemain House (01768 486450); don’t forget to visit the lovely tea rooms.

Food & Drink

The on-site pub really is one of the best we have come across in the UK. They serve a variety of local ales (including their own brew) but no food. But if you’re after some dinner then head to the Brackenrigg Inn (01768 486206) overlooking Ullswater for above-average grub with a change of scenery. On the shores of Lake Ullswater, the Sharrow Bay Hotel (01768 486301) has a Michelin-starred restaurant. You can do lunch or dinner but they’re famous for afternoon teas.

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Location

The Quiet Site is located at Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0LS

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Getting There

Leave the M6 at junction 40 (Penrith) and take the A66 (signposted Keswick) for 1 mile and then the A592 (signposted Ullswater) for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the lake in front of you, still on the A592 (signposted Windermere). After approximately 1 mile, take the first right after the Brackenrigg Inn folow the road for 1 ½ miles. The Quiet Site is on the right. By public transport, there are daily buses from Keswick and Penrith train station.

At Penrith board a 508 Stagecoach bus toward Glenridding. Get off outside the Brackenrigg Inn and follow the lane that runs beside the inn, the site is 1¼ mile further along on your right. The campsite can arrange free pick-up from the bus stop.