- West Yorks
- T5 SE 140
It is the other side of the mountain but, if you have not already tried them, it might be worth calling http://www.stybeckfarm.co.uk/ . It is a CMHC certified location, but they seem to fit several others on site too. Pleasant location, nice people. On-site toilet and shower. Hook-up points. Pub within walking distance. Only drawback is the donkey - if it wakes up in the early hours! We were there in April and did a circular walk including the Helvellyn summit and the spectacular view over Striding Edge and the Glenridding valley. That side was crowded - there were about 80 people on top of the mountain, that summery day, but far fewer on the Thirlmere slopes.Having cancelled a previous trip to Glenridding due to poor weather, I am planning to return next weekend to climb Helvellyn with my seven year old son. All campsites around Glenridding appear to be fully booked for next weekend. The Glenridding car park allows overnight parking (as do all Lake District car parks), but bylaw prohibits staying in the van overnight (I suppose overnight parking is allowed for backpackers which is fair enough).
As a last resort we could overnight at Tebay Services, and drive to Glenridding first thing on Saturday, but can anyone suggest a better alternative?