For the love of Lanefoot Farm Campsite

As soon as Spring had sprung we hit the road for the Lake District for a week in our 5 metre glawning.
We arrived at Lanefoot Farm campsite, Thornthwaite, and had to go on the hardstanding rather than the more picturesque field due to the inclement weather they’d had of late (and which was to follow … but more on that later).
Lanefoot Farm campsite is a gem of a find – very glawning/burner friendly – with lovely owners, great pitches (fire pits available) , a wee shop, and lovely clean showers and toilets. It’s a working farm so lots to see, including, potentially, the ugliest sheep in the world (it isn’t a local attraction but it should be)…what do you reckon?!
 img_1067A short 15 minute walk up the lane brings you to Middle Ruddings Country Inn or the village of Braithwaite – two good options for eating out and drinking.
It is also a half hour walk (or one hour if you’re nearly six months pregnant) to Whinlatter Forest Park which has amazing walking and mountain bike trails, café, Go Ape and more.
We did the ten minute bus journey into Keswick one day from Braithwaite and did the usual tea rooms, art galleries, lake walk stuff.
We also went to Thornthwaite Teashop which has a nice art gallery/gift shop and even nicer cakes.
With rain for 80% of our week, hail for 10% and sleet for 5%, it certainly tested the waterproof qualities of the glawning2016 and groundsheet which didn’t disappoint. The mudbath beneath us was pretty impressive (like walking on a water bed) but the luxury groundsheet didn’t allow a bead of moisture through so with our glawningGLOW wood burning stove as well it was toasty as always. We rarely go away with a 5m glawning because it’s just the two of us but it was lovely the have the extra space (mainly for all the lovely glamping paraphernalia we’d just bought at Ikea!) and it fitted just fine on a standard camping pitch.
If we could have dragged ourselves away from the cosy glawning more we’d have tried some of Wainwrights walks…
Maybe next time.

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