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  • Premier Icon Simon
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    I’m looking for somewhere in or around Keswick to park two campervans for the night on Sunday. I’m thinking pub car park, lay-by, forest road/car park or even a cheap campsite (might be nice to get a shower).
    Any recommendations or ideas?

    Premier Icon Capt. Kronos
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    Layby next to Castlerigg?

    Premier Icon angeldust
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    Check out the lane from High Hill that leads to the bridge to Portinscale. Always packed with cheapskate campers looking for a somewhere to park up without paying :-).

    Premier Icon bungalistic
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    If you’re coming in via the A66 and turn off onto High Hill (eventually turns into keswick main st) there’s a right turn that leads to a foot bridge to Portinscale. I’ve often seen camper vans, mobile homes etc parked there so you could try that. (as mentioned above ha ha)

    Scotgate Holiday Park is nearby, not sure what they charge for campers but won’t be much now it’s off season.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    More scenic, noble knot car park (first forestry car park on way up whinlatter pass road). Not officially allowed, but will be no bother, there are picnic tables etc, nice woodland walks.

    jekkyl
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    Newlands Valley? – Couple of pints and dinner in Buttermere then up the hill by 5 minutes. It will be deserted and pitch black, atmospheric with the sounds of the waterfall in the dark. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=319301&y=517640&z=120&sv=319301,517640&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=550&ax=319301&ay=517640&lm=0

    Premier Icon postierich
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    Pub in Threkeld has let me park there a couple of times but I did eat there! forget its name
    http://horseandfarrier.com

    Premier Icon Neb
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    The Lakes Distillery seem happy for campers to stay on the back carpark. A bit out of Keswick, but awesome food and drink.

    I’ve spent a few nights in the lay by off High Hill. It’s easy to spot as there’s always loads of vans there. Get there early as it fills up. If you search ‘Cumbria Way Keswick’ on Google maps, it’s at the west of that footpath above Derwent Hill.

    I’ve also stayed at Castlerigg next to the stone circle. Again, always other vans there. Less likely to stand out and get hassled.

    (might be nice to get a shower).

    If you find anywhere, do let us know.

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    Swimming pool will closed by the time we arrive…

    Premier Icon postierich
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    YHA for a shower costs a quid!

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    They don’t mind you bobbing in?

    ianfitz
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    Or Gareth’s farm at lane foot farm Braithwaite is an ace campsite that lets you have fires. Obviously not as cheap as a stealth park-up but a good spot.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    Forgot to add, Swinside Inn in Newlands is in a lovely spot and would let you stay overnight if you have dinner. Might even be able to negotiate a shower, they have rooms.

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Thanks for all the responses.
    Horse and Farrier has been suggested elsewhere too so we’ll probably try there.

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    Don’t forget your solar shower Si 😯

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Horse and Farrier was great. They let us stay in the carpark overnight. Food was good and we dried our kit in front of the open fire.
    We did Nan Beild on Sunday in the worst wind I’ve experienced on a ride and we got snow too.
    Then today we did some ridiculous bike hike from Whinlatter, finishing off with a descent off Grisedale Pike.
    I’ve not had a shower yet 🙂

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