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Just returned from 3 very peaceful nights at Kendal CC. Stayed on service pitch 80. Great elevated position. Lots of recent tree felling so light has improved. Facilities are spotless, staff very helpful. Be prepared to take levelling blocks as some pitches require these. On our last day they were installing bright yellow plastic speed bumps all around the site so be careful. Remember to leave before 12( we didn't as we had been for a walk and forgot the time due to it being so peaceful) and as we were leaving met arrivals on the narrow lane - sorry- but passing places were perfectly placed !! Don't bother with the Strickland arms. ..we went and it was dreadful. ..try Kendal. Will definitely go back, but in expect it to be very busy in summer months due to size of site and number of pitches.

Don't follow sat nav post code as it takes you down the wrong single track lane on the opposite side of the river with no turning. We saw two people do this on one day !!

 

 

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Lots of recent tree felling so light has improved.

 

Glad to hear that . .. we stopped going there because the place was so dark, dank and dismal, even in the summer . .. so may give it another try!

 

John

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Glad to hear that . .. we stopped going there because the place was so dark, dank and dismal, even in the summer . .. so may give it another try!

 

John

I agree - was much too dismal for us, but it did rain solidly for 3 days, so that didn't help. Maybe a cut-back will help.

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At Kendal now an it's getting busy. Tree felling has improved the site. It'll be full wet weather gear for the next few days, if the forecast is correct.

 

The new speed bumps are the offset type and hard work to negotiate. Just watched someone go slowly over the bumps and then accelerating like a loony.

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We start our year off vanning here, but like you say dark and dismal in summer, so we go Easter, or as the Americans call it Fall, it is beautiful, but because it is late the leaves fall and its bright, the fishing is good too.

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I thought the fall was our autumn

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Glad to hear that . .. we stopped going there because the place was so dark, dank and dismal, even in the summer . .. so may give it another try!

 

John

It is great in the springtime early on before the leaves have closed in, plus everything is just bursting into bloom. Shame about the yellow humps, on their own they could be worse but set as they are with a stagger they are appalling.

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Just got back from a long weekend and although the facilities were as always, spotless, we found the pitch numbering system hard to follow. we were told to find a blue peg because we had not asked for an awning pitch. We found them too small or on a corner so landed up arguing the toss about having a green pitch instead. Not really fair as we all pay the same pitch fee. The wind managed to bring a lot of small branches, and one large one, down on top of the van. The speed bumps are unneccessarily harsh and the exit road is a little tight with the van on.

I don't think we will be returning.

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We go there quite a lot and know that a lot of pitches will never see the sun, but enjoy it all the same. I'm with you about the Stickland arms it was very disappointing when we went. However a walk across the fields from the top of the site to the farm shop is worth it, the cafe is very good there.

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Re Strickland Arms - the service can be a bit slow, but one visit last year shouldn't put you off. The food does have good and not as good days, and beware, the portions can be on the large side.

I had the Lamb Hotpot last week, and had no complaints at all.

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Just had a very enjoyable weekend at this site. The weather was kind and we had a decent pitch, albeit not level and we’d have struggled without the mover.

 

Similar to park coppice, but half the size, it’s a pleasant site with various areas in the trees for 5 or 6 pitches on gravel served by a one way system to navigate the site. Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea judging by some comments on here but it’s the kind of site we like and fantastic for those with dogs as there’s a few walks in the woods they can have a good run off the lead.

 

Every cc site we’ve been on had excellent facilities and this is no exception, the wardens were very welcoming and the WiFi excellent. (Can’t comment on TV reception as we don’t bother with a telly.)Not far from the M6 turnoff this is a good base for the lakes and one we will visit again.

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