Written on: 22/05/2009 by cthep (1 review written)
Friendly, open fires, Lots of woods to get more fire wood, Toilets and showers hot and relatively clean And you can get eggs and sausage from the farmers wife. The views around the hills ar stunning.
Not enough toilets and showers, and quite a walk away from the wooded area, ok during daylight, not at night. Farmers dogs are constantly barking though you zone out after a while and they can be viciouse though he keeps control of them extremely well i must say. The hills to see the views are quite an effort to get up. Try finding a shop hahahaha.
Very Helpfull owner and his wife at Grizedale Campsite Bowkerstead Farm. very relaxed atmosphere especially in the wooded area where you can have an open fire. Great night time atmosphere though occassionally you do get some 'Twits' who make so much noise it ruins it for everyone else, though in my experience, and we have been there several times now it goes quiet round about midnight to one a.m We don't let the occassional muppet get us down though, its as close to nature as we have got so far and really worth the time. and for £6 per person per night you cant complain. Facilities are showers (though not really enough and you can be waiting quite a while, we boil our own and just basically get 'Minging' for a few days, try it its a laugh. Take midge repellant though you may need it though its not excessive. Great areas in the woods for kids to play and a stream going through the site which kids love to get into when its warm weather. there is a local pub just 10 mins walk away, usual country fayre not bad at all. and the walks into Grizedale forest are superb, though make sure you take decent maps as we were constantly having to help others who had got lost using the tourist maps which are NOT very informative. we use an ordanance survey map of the area and it is very detailed, never had a problem. I would recommend this site to any one who likes the 'Bushcrafty' life and also to those who prefer 'Normal family camping as there is also a large open flat field, though no fires here im afraid. Can get busy. This site is a popular place so get your booking in early. Bank Holidays usually fill it up fast.
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