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"The Lake District Walker", based in Cockermouth, offers affordable, fun days out for everyone, with at least one organised guided walk a day, every day of the year. Log into their website:- www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk
A good percentage of our clients are "Motor home" owners, and visit the site many times each year. For clients who are just starting off with a motor home or camper van for perhaps the first time, especially if you do not intend to move your unit off site once pitched, without any other form of transport, you will be able to enjoy the scenic peaceful relaxed child free environment of the site, BUT will probably miss out in seeing a lot of what our unique area has to offer.
We want you to enjoy our area to its maximum potential, therefore it is important, (especially if you are a constant Sat-Nav user) that before you come to us, you take time to study a map to see where we are situated in relation to villages/towns, fells and the Lake District in General. Some Motor Home owners have actually revealed to us when they arrive, that they dont actually own a map. Our question to them has got to be, Why?
Listed below, for Motor Home, and Caravan owners, is a little guidance about the site, the area, and the area's facilities.
It is very important that if you leave the site in your motorhome, for a days outing, or even for a brief period, you reserve your pitch by placing a prominent label on it, which will prevent it being taken over by an unaware new arrival.
The MV waste emptying gulley is situated just with-in the Millrace gate. It is designed for you to park on the road along side, and use your own hose or one of our unique extending adaptors.
There is no "daily" Bus service directly from Millhouse. There is how-ever a daily bus service through the summer months, (Saturdays only in winter) between Carlisle and Keswick, which calls at Caldbeck and Hesket-New-Market. For details of this service, and timetable, just google "Caldbeck Rambler-Stagecoach" (powered by adobe reader & flashplayer)
TV reception is excellent. The new digital transmitter is only 5 miles from us. The recently replaced mast is the 3rd tallest structure in the UK, and transmits to most of Cumbria and the south west of Scotland.
Satellite reception is good on any of the pitches away from the trees, (which line the river).
You can now benefit from a credible 4G MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL on the site.
The construction of 2 nearby phone towers have now been completed, and went live recently. This means that a credible 4G phone signal is now available on the site, on all the major networks.
For those who bring a Laptop,Tablet or Smart phone,
"Please Remember" that a Caravan or a Motorhome is realistically a steel box, which seriously restricts the necessary WiFi communicating signals. Our WiFi system is quite powerful, even powerful enough to penitrate to the interiour of your Caravan/Motorhome, but to make the best possible connection you do need to be out in the open and away from the steel shield of your van.
The local rural Broadband has recently under gone an upgrade, but it's probably still not as fast as urban areas, or the speeds you may be accustomed to at home. But it is better than some of the more remote areas of Lakeland. Fibre-optics cables have recently been installed as near as Hesket Newmarket, (only 1.5 miles away) which has made a dramatic improvement to the speed, connectivilty and overall Wi-Fi coverage of the site.
You can simply gain access to the WI-FI facility by a current password, which is the same for any one, of the choice of 12 channels of our system, and is obtainable from John or Dawn. Detailed instructions are on the site notice board.
This is a service we provide, funded entirely out of our own pockets, purely for the benefit of our guests, of which we are well aware will never be in profit, and the cost cannot be absorbed like large turnover companies. It costs us a great deal more to up-keep and maintain than what we receive in the minimal fee we charge, (with its unavoidable periodic up-grades with the very best of equipment available, + dedicated Commercial Broadband and all year, all season line rental, which is a financial burden to us during the winter months when there are fewer guests on the site, resulting in minimul takings).
All we ask, is that you are honest and loyal to us, and contribute the low minimal charge of only £1 per day, (which covers 2 devices per Caravan or Motorhome) towards its installation, up-keep and periodic upgrades. (Less than half the price of the main Caravan Club Sites). Just use one of our Payment envelopes to pay the fee.
All the Electric Hookups have a rating of 10amps, which is 2,500 watts. Used with respect, 10amps should serve you well with the most of the needs of the modern Caravan or Motor Home. (Lighting, Television, Microwave, integral Battery Charger and general lower wattage equipment). However, we do recommend that to avoid any unnecessary tripping of the local mcb, for space heating and water heating, you lean more to your Gas equipment.
There are two mains drinking water taps, one on the CL, and one on the Millrace. Both are fitted with a male quick-fit snap-on "Hoselock type" connector. To make filling easier, why not fit a female quick-fit connector on to the other end of your filling hose.
BBC Radio Cumbria 95.6 FM
CFM 96.4 FM & 102.2 FM
THE VILLAGE SHOP / POSTOFFICE, Hesket-New-Market. Groceries & Fresh Food. Includes off-licence. Adjoining Tea Room & take-away food. Tel: 016974 78229
KIRKLAND STORES / POSTOFFICE, Caldbeck. Groceries & Fresh Food. Includes off-licence. Calor Gas, Diesel and Petrol. Tel: 016974 78252
KIRKLAND STORES, Caldbeck Diesel, Petrol and 'Calor' Gas. Tel: 016974 78252
Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda offer deliveries to the site, in response to on-line orders.
TESCO Rosehill, Carlisle M6 J43. also City Centre
MORRISONS Brunswick Road, Penrith.
ALDI Ullswater Road, Penrith
ICELAND Ullswater Road, Penrith
PETS AT HOME Ullswater Road, Penrith
HALFORDS Ullswater Road, Penrith
B & Q Superstore Ullswater Road, Penrith
COOPERATIVE King Street, Penrith.
COOPERATIVE Station Road, Wigton.
LIDDL Wigton + Carlisle
BOOTHS Keswick, Kendal + Penrith
SAINSBURYS Cockermouth, Carlisle + Penrith
ASDA Carlisle, Kingstown M6 J44, also London Road
We have an Excellent Doctors Surgery in Caldbeck, Tel: 016974 78254 http://www.caldbecksurgery.co.uk/
THE GREEN veterinary Surgery, Skelton, Tel: 017684 84258 www.greenvetskelton.co.uk
CALDEW VETERINARY HOSPITAL Dalston near Carlisle, 01228 710208 http://www.paragonvet.com
Dalston Dental Practice, Dalston, Tel: 01228 711272 http://www.dalstondental.com/
THE ODD FELLOWS ARMS, Caldbeck, Tel: 016974 78227 www.oddfellows-caldbeck.co.uk
THE MILL INN, Mungrisdale, Tel: 017687 79632 www.the-millinn.co.uk
DENTON HOUSE Guest House + Restaurant, Hesket-New-Market, Tel: 016974 78415 Handy if you wish to bring non-camping family or friends with you. www.dentonhouseguesthouse.co.uk
"CARAVAN SUPPLIES PENRITH" Parts, Accessories & Consumables for Caravans, Motorhomes, Statics and Camping. Unit 36E, Allans Building, Gillwilly industrial Estate, Penrith. CA11 9BF. Telephone:- 01768 840648 www.caravansuppliespenrith.co.uk
"CARLISLE CARAVAN CENTRE" Harker Nr. Carlisle, CA6 4DS. Half mile from M6 Junction 44 on Longtown road. Tel: 01228 674570 www.carlislecaravancentre.co.uk
"CALLENDER CARAVANS" Scotland Road, Carnforth, Lancs. 1 Mile from M6 Junction 35. Tel: 01524 732224 http://www.callendercaravans.co.uk
JOHN SCOTT, Mechanical Engineering, Specialists in Caravan and Motorhome Repairs, Wigton. Tel:- 01697 349400 Mobile:- 07823 440813 www.jscottcaravanrepairscumbria.co.uk
Peter Macdonnald, The Garage, Upton Caldbeck. Tel: 016974 78392
Sebergham Services, (Peter Little) The Garage, Churchtown, Sebergham. Tel: 016974 76234
CHURCH of ENGLAND:- St. Kentigerns Castle Sowerby, & St. Kentigerns Caldbeck
FREE CHURCH:- Hesket-New-Market Chapel
FREE EVANGELICAL CHURCH:- Castle Sowerby. (near Sour Nook, Sebergham)
METHODIST CHAPEL:- Caldbeck
CATHOLIC CHURCH:- St.Cathrines, Penrith. also St.Ursula's, Wigton