What do you want to do? Where do you want to be? If you go somewhere very picturesque in August it's going to be very pricey. But if you're prepared to travel in a bit some distance you should be able to find something cheaper.
I went past a big site with static caravans on the east shore of Windermere on Sunday: I've no idea what it's like, but it was between Windermere and Ambleside just off the main road?
It's not my thread, but would like to hear more about Youth Hostels ... I just don't get them tbh. Whenever I look at them I don't think they are particularly cheap compared to say a Travel Lodge, or camping, or hiring a cottage for the week?
So what's the attraction? (I haven't stayed in one since I was a teenager btw.) Why would someone choose a YH over another budget option?
Aren't they cheaper? As someone who hs camped and stayed in YHs, I suppose the attraction of both is that you can move around and are not tied to one place, but the thing YH's have over camping is you have a roof over your head.
WE're going to the HAven park in Flookburgh next week. Very reasonable, think it was £110 for 3 + dog for 4 nights in a 3 star 3 bedroom static with loads of on site stuff, including pool and restaurant. WE could have booked a much bigger and better caravan for not much extra but they don't allow dogs in the luxury caravans. If you're booking it do it on the iNternet as it's MUCH cheaper than the brochure states.
(John Folwer parks are also great although I've never been to the one in the Lakes)