6th to 8th June 2021
With everyone staycationing this year and tents and camping equipment sold out it is proving impossible to arrange a Friday/Saturday trip without booking months in advance. So instead it is another Sunday/Monday trip, to a non club site.
We discovered Hillcroft Park a couple of years ago and this was to be our third visit. We really liked it on previous occasions and the facilities are second to none. We also like the online booking system which allows you to book a specific pitch so no nasty surprises on arrival.
No nasty surprises on arrival except the motor move not working...again! We had to hitch the caravan up again to position it, luckily there weren't many people around to watch in disbelief. We think a new battery might be the answer...
We got there in the end...
All caravan pitches here are nice and spacious and the establisehed ones have mature hedges separating them.
It is only a short walk into Pooley Bridge and that is where we headed after setting everything up and a bite to eat. It was incredibly busy, with people queuing to get into the pubs when we got there. It did quieten down a bit and we managed to get into the Secret Garden, which is behind the shop/post office.
We just had ond drink and then went back to the site for a barbecue.
The plan was to sit outside the caravan afterwards, but the motorhomers next to us were competing with the ones next to them to see who could be most annoying by playing easy listening music loudly. There is a time and a place for Elvis!
For a bit of peace and quiet we headed back into the village and went for a walk along the river and to the Ullswater Steamers pier.
Back at the site the music continued until 10pm and the sound of screaming kids carried on until about 11pm. Not a quiet site on this occasion!
We got the Ullswater Steamer to Howtown and walked back to the site from there.