Tag Archives: England

Troutbeck CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Troutbeck Campsite for 7 nights whilst we took part in the Staveley 17km run on May 26th, and enjoyed walking in the surrounding hills. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Troutbeck Campsite is located just a minute off…

The Coniston Hall Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Coniston Hall Campsite for 3 nights whilst we hiked the area around the Coniston Fells. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Coniston Hall Campsite is a 5 minute drive south of the village of Coniston. It is signposted on the left of…

The Quiet Site Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at The Quiet Site Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the area around Aira Force waterfalls, explored Ullswater by Steamer and foot and prepared for ‘The Wall’ Carlisle to Newcastle Ultra Run. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Quiet Site Campsite seems quite…

Eskdale CCC Campsite, Cumbria, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Eskdale Campsite for 7 nights whilst we hiked up England’s 2 highest peaks, Sca Fell and Sca Fell Pike, and swam in many of the local tarns and rivers. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Eskdale Campsite is…

Salisbury CCC Campsite, Wiltshire, England

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Salisbury Campsite for 3 nights whilst we explored the ancient sites of Old Sarum, Stonehenge and the city of Salisbury itself. It’s ideally sited for the Avebury to Stonehenge Neolithic Marathon, which is in May each year. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Salisbury Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on…

Ravenglass CCC Campsite, Cumbria

We stayed at the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Ravenglass Campsite for 6 nights whilst we hiked the Mosedale Horseshoe, explored more of Eskdale and the coast and ran the Karrimor Great Trail Marathon in Keswick. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the Campsite. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the site at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the campsite. Location - The Ravenglass Campsite is easy to…

Windermere Marina Village, Cumbria

We stayed at the Windermere Marina Village for 5 nights when we took part in the Windermere Marathon on May 20th, a beautiful run voted the 2nd best marathon in the UK by Runner’s World. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the place. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival in the Marina. Location - The Windermere Marina Village is on…

Beck Hall, Malham, England

Location - Beck Hall is located in the village of Malham, which is close to some of Yorkshire’s best walking country. The village is a half hour drive from the market town of Skipton. There is also a local bus that makes the trip out to Malham from Skipton. We drove up to Malham from Kent and it took about 5 hours. The hotel has it’s own parking which is handy as there’s not much space in the village itself. Check In - Check in was quick and easy; the staff were…

The Wellington Hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England

Location - The hotel is a five minute walk from Ventnor town centre, and an equal distance from the beach, which is reached via some steps leading from the sundeck area outside the restaurant. If you are driving into Ventnor from Newport then turn right by the church just as the main road swings left, and the hotel parking is 200 metres along on the left (limited to about 8 spaces in all, but there is also street parking nearby). Check In - The receptionist was expecting us (it’s always nice when…

Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury, England

We stayed at Milford Hall Hotel for 3 nights when we took part in the Neolithic Marathon on May 6th, an epic trail run between the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge. Before we go into details, here’s a short film that I made on arriving at the hotel. It’s not meant to be a glossy film showing the accommodation at it’s best, just an honest first impression on what the average visitor might encounter on arrival. Location - The Milford Hall Hotel is at 206 Castle Street, Salisbury, a 30…