Hello Campers! I am coping with the general miserableness outside by planning next summer. Can anyone recommend a campsite in the Lake District please? We have a fairly big tent, would like a campfire, ideally near a lake or river and not too expensive. We like a clean wash block. I am a bit too soft for compost toilets. Thank you
Fisherground in Eskdale. Beautiful surroundings, right by the river Esk, campfires allowed, reasonable washblock. I don't think you can book, though - at least not least time I went - and does get busy in peak season.
I personally wouldn't recommend Fisherground. It is lovely, but the facilities aren't anywhere near enough for the amount of people they have onsite. You can have fires, and there's a lovely play area (rope swings etc) for kids. It's also nicely situated for the Western side of the lakes, including the steam train from the site.
We've also stayed at the Quiet Site, which has great bathrooms. No fires I think, but it does have a great onsite pub. It's a little out of the way for many Lake District attractions.
Thanks for your suggestions folks. Am driving up from Kent so definitely want somewhere bookable. I also get the rage with campsites that squeeze loads of people on but are seriously "underbogged". I hate knowing there are people waiting when I'm using the loo!