Ravenglass Camping & Caravanning Club Site
Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club, Ravenglass, Cumbria CA18 1SR
Within a mere 30 miles, 16 beautiful lakes are squeezed between England’s tallest mountains. The landscape of tranquil water, impressive valleys and charming stone-built villages gives the area an almost alpine air. Welcome to the The Lake District – Britain’s most hyped scenic area, and with good reason.
Set on the outskirts of Ravenglass, a pretty Roman fishing village on the Lake District’s west coast, this Camping and Caravanning Club site combines modern facilities with old-school camping principals. The world's oldest camping club have taken care in creating a site, so that the facilities – a modern shower block and a well-stocked shop – don’t come at the expense of its natural surroundings. And what surroundings. With six acres of mature woodland lying just 500 meters from the dramatic Cumbrian coast, this unique destination is a walker's paradise.
And who’s welcome? Well, everyone really. Ravenglass accommodates up to 75 caravans, motorhomes, and like us, canvas campers. In fact traditional tenters shouldn’t be put off by the amount of hulking caravans allowed; the camping area is found in a peaceful, tree-lined section of the site. Located in another wooded area (en route to the main field) are three new camping pods. These cosy alternatives are made from locally-sourced timber and insulated with wool, providing warmth and shelter – perfect for those seeking a little extra comfort.
Given a few days you could easily see most of the Lake District's most popular sites. Try a circuit taking in the towns of Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness, Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasmere, and the dramatic northern scenery of Keswick and Ullswater. But it’s right on your doorstep (and away from the crowds) that the Lakes really begin to pay dividends. The breathtaking valleys of Eskdale and Langdale are sure to delight, and the estuary village of Ravenglass itself is the access point for the open-to-the-elements Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.
The Owner Says
Nestled in six glorious acres of mature woodland, enjoy the Lake District from Ravenglass Camping and Caravanning Club Site, welcoming all types of units including caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents and tents to its site. The spacious hard standings available for caravans and motorhomes, make pitching easy whilst the tranquil and remote setting of the site is the ideal spot for tenters. For those who wish to discover camping with a difference, the site is also home to three luxury wooden camping pods each offering comfort, warmth and a real unique camping experience. Keen cyclists will relish the opportunity to discover the many varied cycle routes available nearby, including, Hadrian’s Cycle Way which is located a short distance from the site at the Roman bathhouse. Coastal, woodland and fell walks prove popular and the well-known Scafell Pike is only a short drive away. One of the Lake Districts most beautiful valleys can also be discovered by travelling on La'al Ratty, the famous narrow gauge railway, running from Ravenglass to Eskdale. The campsite prides itself on its stunning location and first class amenities available on site, including the modern toilet and shower facilities and well stocked shop. A choice of pubs can be found within walking distance of the site in the pretty village of Ravenglass and cycle hire is also available. Just down the lane opposite the site is a children's playground and ball game field, perfect for outdoor family fun.