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Fisherground Campsite
Manchester
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16 reviews
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“Lovely Campsite”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful location, great facilities and well looked after.

Pitches were beautiful and we were happy to keep to a couple of rules! Nothing like the previous reviews on here! The owners just wanted us to respect their site, I guess some people just don't want to!

However, unfortunately, the campsite can't mitigate for idiots who choose to camp! Some people are just inconsiderate of others, not just staying up until 2am, but talking loudly all day too! Obviously their opinions are worth hearing!

The only gripe we have is that at 10.30pm we were tucked up in bed but talking quietly when a light was shone at our tent to tell us to settle down!!! However, the group of 6 tents were still up next to us and making much more noise! By 11pm we were all asleep, normal noise from a normal family!!!!

Lastly, the pub nearest the site is awful for food, travel further, beautiful pubs elsewhere to eat !

Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed here some time last year it was a bit of a last minute thing for us. I had a quick look online at a few sites and seen this one and was a bit wary with some of the reviews but decided not to let them put us off and give it a try. The staff were lovely one man in particular he couldn't of done any more to help us. My little boy had a fab time playing in the play area and in the water. It was quite a bit out of the way but the weather was amazing so we were quite happy to sit around the tent in the sun. Will defiantly be coming back again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

First stay at this site for my family and I, and we loved it! The setting is gorgeous, the wooden play-area in the trees & pond with little boats was fantastic for our children. The steam-train that stopped at the campsite was fab (quite pricey but hard to resist!) and the wardens, Mikey&Mike where extremely welcoming, friendly & helpful. The dry-boot locker is a great idea and godsend, as are the fire-pits (perfect for marshmallows!) and the ability to buy reasonably-priced logs on-site.

The shower and toilet blocks where really clean and nicely presented however, I was surprised that you had to put 50p in the showers(!). This seems a little out-dated for camping these days and unnecessarily inconvenient, especially for families, although the wardens do keep a ready supply of 50ps in their cabin. Even so, the last thing you want to do in the morning is scrabble around for 50ps or traipse over to the cabin for change of money, when all you want to do is get washed! Everything else about this site is perfect though! We'll definitely be going again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Although the campsite's "how to get here" page dissuades you from taking the Hardknot Pass GETTING to the place (I concur) ... when you're leaving, NOT going via the Hardknot Pass is absolutely inexcusable. Get to the site early via the (admittedly glorious) recommended route to pitch your tent before nightfall, sure ... but in the words of Supertramp: take the long way home. It will take you all day to get back, but you'll have seen things you would never have, simply retracing your route.

As for the campsite? Clean, not insufferably large, and friendly. I shouldn't expect many chavs, given the effort required to get there ... and the fact that there's nothing to do but enjoy Nature. If you desire a phone signal, best hie yourself to the top of yon ridge, greenhorn...

Considering it's so inaccessible, there's a good general store in Eskdale Green: from the campground take a right at the George pub and carry on for half a mile or so. Also, stop to take a picture of Giggle Alley. Worth an Instagram to the folks back home.

Lastly (not really - there's a lot to be said about this place, not least the characterful Herdwick sheep) there is the steam train that takes you down to Ravenglass. Worth the experience, so I'm told by the rest of the camping party. I say: do it.

Steam train. Right there on your virtual doorstep (you don't have an actual doorstep: you're camping). It will take you up and down and up and down the track, from the hills to the sea. The cost of a ticket is not unreasonable, but I'm not going to quote it lest it changes.

Ravenglass is a curious place that is filled with self-hatred despite the fact that it is a coastal town. And when I say "town", I mean "glorified halt". There's no promenade or such - Mother Nature provided a beach, so why would you bother? -- but it's worth a wander to say you've been there.

Don't fail to go to the Roman camp at Hardknot. It will remind you that your BS job is not so tough after all. What was surely one of the most elevated forts in the Roman empire. Narcissists: don't do your hair beforehand: your handiwork will all be undone by the wind in an instant.

All in all, a fantastic corner of Britain.

Oh, my. I haven't mentioned Wastwater (five stars - go there), the ridiculously tourist-friendly* one-lane roads, the kids' raft pond at the campground, or this, or that .... basically, just go. It'll be a blast. Book early.

By the way: the sheep are called Herdwick sheep. It took a wee while to ascertain this -- not even Mickey at Reception could tell me, but she referred me to a Cumbrian stalwart: young sheepgirls are brown with white heads. After a while, having listened to the wild Wastwater wind as the soundtrack to their bleak lives and after having given birth in the hooliest of winter places ... they go grey. Grey with a lovely, cuddleable aspect nevertheless.

Enjoy your stay. If you don't ... seek help.

*Sarcasm

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Burnley
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Fisherground. On our arrival we were welcomed by two wardens who showed us our pitch. They were three families in our group and we were all able to pitch together. The wardens are very particular just where you pitch your tent so before we put our tents up we double checked and they were happy to confirm where we should be. At the same time they advised us where the toilets were, informed us about the rule of no noise after 10.30 pm and about the availability of firewood to buy at 5pm each evening for our camp fire. The site is in a beautiful location, there is a local pub within a 5 minute walk and a village shop about 5 minutes drive away. The adventure play ground and pond kept the younger children in our group entertained. The only negative about this site is the shower block and washing up facilities. I believe there are about 200 pitches with only one shower block and I can imagine at peak times it would be very very busy. Having said that I would recommend this site, the area is lovely and the sun shone all weekend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Just got back from a two night stay and thought I'd write a review as I saw it..here goes; Friendly, helpful staff, toilet and shower facilities smart, very clean and hot, loads to do for kids, nice setting, no idiots, was helped with good weather, would definitely recommend a visit. The cost of wood and the shower isn't enough to sway my view to negative unlike some on here.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this campsite twice this summer and have mixed feelings about it. The location is very beautiful , the no frills playground with the pond where the kids can get all muddy is fantastic for city kids to experience. And so is the steam train - a bit pricey but worth it seeing how it made mine wee one smile and the teenager enjoyed is as well though wouldn't admitt it:). The site is also very convinient for visiting Muncaster Castle and good walk around. Although over the weekend they have a two nights minimum stay when we showed up without previous booking we were allowed to stay one night only - even when we offered to pay for two out of curtesy - where told is not necessary and is ok to pay one night if that's what we need. That's the positives. On the downside the toilets do get overcrowded at peak times as its a fairly big site with only 3 showers and as a result of that they also get dirty - admittedly they do get cleaned up but since there are so few - one or two toilet cubicles which are unusable are unconvinient . The site is also very big and so it is a bit of mass camping though once one gets over it is not bothersome as again it's big there are decent spaces between tents. Would I return yes but maybe not on a bank holiday weekend or during school holidays.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Fisherground Campsite
Address: Fellside Cottage, Eskdale CA19 1TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eskdale
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Ranked #4 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Eskdale
Number of rooms: 38
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Fisherground Campsite Hotel Eskdale
Fisherground Campsite Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria

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