So you’ve just finished your Vw camper restoration and need to get away…
Well here at Morecambe and Wize – Classic Vw Camper Sales, we are fortunate enough to be conveniently located for some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery, The Lake District. Situated in this mountainous part of the North west of England, ‘The Lakes’ as it is fondly referred to as, has long been a tourist destination of choice for campers, caravaners and increasingly Vw campervans of all kinds, with visitor numbers growing every year. But what is it that draws people to this what could be called ‘remote’ area?
The Lake District lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet (914,4 m) above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and the better know Windermere. Most come to visit to to simply enjoy the natural beauty in some way or another, walking and climbing, boating and other water sports, often with bikes strapped on the back of the campervans. ( Go Lakes is a great source of inspiration for action sports on offer!) Some people might prefer the slower pace of painting and poetry in this inspiring land. Either way there is something for everyone’s pace, maybe that’s the attraction!
So your pride and joy has made it there and you have an itinerary of what to do. But where to rest your weary heads? Well there are a plethora of campsites offering a range of facilities, check out what cool camping have offer here. Increasingly people are opting for a ‘Wild Camping’ experience.
Legally wherever you camp you must have the permission of a landowner to camp on their land, though there is a tradition of wild camping in the Lake District.
In the past, camping has often been tolerated as long as people:
- camp above the highest fell wall, well away from towns and villages
- leave no litter – this includes not burying any litter and removing other people’s
- don’t light any fires, even if there is evidence that fires might have been lit
- stay for only one night
- keep groups very small – only one or two tents
- camp as unobtrusively as possible with inconspicuous tents which blend in
- leave the campsite as you would want to find it
- carry out everything you carried in
- carry out tampons and sanitary towels. Burying them doesn’t work as animals dig them up again
- choose a dry pitch rather than digging drainage ditches around a tent or moving boulders
- perform toilet duties at least 30 metres – 100 feet – from water and bury the results with a trowel
- at all times, help protect the environment
Although please note. Camping in car parks or on roadside verges is not allowed. If unsure, please check with the landowner first. Wherever you pitch, please remember that the landowners or their representatives have the legal right to order you to break camp and move on.
Campfire cooking or dinning out tonight? If you have been inspired by TV chef Martin Dorey cooking up a storm in his VW camper van you might like some of his recipes that can be found here. However of you are feeling a little less adventurous then we can highly recommended The Lamplighter Dining rooms at Windermere or the Pheasant Inn at Grange over Sands. Both fantastic food with great atmosphere.
If you are planning a holiday up to the Lake District why not stop in for a cuppa and see us here at Morecambe and Wize Classic VW Campervan Sales, and check out som eof the Vw camper restorations we have going on. Or better still share your pictures of what you have been up to in the Lake District on our facebook page and twitter pages. We’d love to hear from you and send out stickers for the most inspiring Vw campervan living.