18 Sept 2022


12th to 14th September 2022

It took about an hour and a half to get from Ravenglass to Green Acres caravan park, Carlisle, and it rained most of the way!

A new site for us and the furthest north we have been in the caravan...almost Scotland!  A neat and tidy site with excellent facilities just a short bus ride outside Carlisle.  It has a boules pitch or green or whatever it is you play boules on and a badminton court.  We didn't have time for either, sadly.


Contactless check-in so we went straight to our allocated pitch.

We had a look around the site and then headed to the bus stop to Carlisle for dinner and drinks. It turned out to be 1.4 miles away so a bit of a dash to get there.  Caught the bus with minutes to spare!

A couple of the places we wanted to go to were closed on a Monday but we had an excellent meal in the Thin White Duke (nothing to do with David Bowie) and then drinks in the Last Zebra (it has a full zebra pelt on the wall) before getting a taxi back to the site.


The main reason for coming here was so that we could walk along Hadrian's wall, which is what we did.  About 6.5 miles from Milecastle Inn to the visitor centre at Housesteads.  We got a bus one way and walked back to the car.

The weather was excellent.  Too excellent, maybe, we got a bit sunburnt, but it was nice to finally get to see the wall.  Last time we tried it was pouring with rain and we gave up!

Quite a strenuous walk with lots of up and down.  We were too tired to do much in the evening but the weather was okay so we had what might be our last barbecue of the year.

Quite a good sunset.

A caravan a few pitches away had balloons and ribbons all over it and a "just married" sign.  The bride and groom did put in an appearance with best man and a bridesmaid.  They had a quick game of boules and then vanished for the rest of the night.


Five nights is a long time in the caravan for us, so we headed for home early on Tuesday quite tired out!  The journey didn't take as long as we thought it would, so this might be a site we will come back to in the future.

Coming soon...

A non caravan trip to Haworth, then maybe Coniston later in September.


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