25 Jun 2017


23rd to 25th June 2017

At last, a traditional Friday start, two night trip!  Not a lot of choice due to our favorite sites being full, so it was off to a packed Skelwith Fold.


We've been to this site a few times, but this time we couldn't remember what the earliest arrival time was!  Erring on the side of caution we set off quite late and got there around 1.30.  Our first choice pitches were taken, so we had to settle for a not so good one.

It made us think about all of the pitches we have ever had, and we realised that the pitch we had last week in Nantwich was the best we have ever had, anywhere.

Like last week, there wasn't much interest in our bird feeder, except for a very friendly robin.

As is customary when we come to this site, we headed straight for the Drunken Duck pub, which is a great place to sit outside.  No room inside, though, they were turning people away who hadn't booked for dinner.

We saw a deer on the way back, and a horse.  The horse was much friendlier.


When we got up the people next to us were packing up, leaving a day early because of noise from a couple of motorhomes.  We heard a bit of noise in the night, but we've heard worse.  We must have slept through the worst of it!

A walk from the site today, to nearby Loughrigg fell.

We carried on to Grasmere, where we had a quick drink in Tweedies bar, before getting two buses back to the site.

In the evening we got another bus into Ambleside for dinner and jazz in Zeffirellis.  Artichoke ravioli for D, pesto Stefano for J.  The band were called Quay Change.

Then a pre booked taxi back to the site and a bit of a shock when we found out the fare for the three mile journey was £22.  We won't use Lakeside taxis again!  Quite an expensive day of travel, this coming on top of our £11 bus tickets!

There was loud music coming from the motorhomes when we got back, but it did stop at 11. Not sure how long it had been going on, we would have been fuming if we had had to put up with it all night.


The Kia Sportage has hill start assist, which made light work of the nasty hill start at Clappersgate which has caused D so much trouble in the past.

Coming soon...

Nothing booked, but we might continue the theme of back to back trips and go away next weekend if the weather is ok.

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