Visit the Lake District and pitch at Waters Edge Caravan Park, which is just a 20-minute drive from Kendal.
The site, which is rated as a four-star park by Visit England, is open from the beginning of March until the middle of November every year, and is close to the M6 motorway, meaning it is very accessible.
This park accommodates motorhomes, touring caravans and tents, with hardstanding pitches and electric hook-ups available. Facilities offered at the campsite include an amenities block with showers, basins and toilets, while there is a separate laundrette and a covered area for washing up. Fresh water stand pipes are found at numerous locations across the site, plus there is also a chemical waste disposal point at the park.
This is a dog friendly campsite, however all dogs staying at the park must remain on their leads at all times and their owners must keep them under control and clean up after them.
Waters Edge Caravan Park has plenty for guests to do on-site, with walks around the on-site pond and waterside picnics popular. The park’s on-site bar is open every day during the open season from 11am until 6pm, staying open later into the evening on Fridays and Saturdays. There's an outdoor patio area, too.
We've mentioned that this campsite is only around a 20-minute drive from Kendal and this ancient town is a lovely place to visit. As well as being a useful place to go to pick up groceries or to enjoy a meal out, there's lots to see and do here. Go to the Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, enjoy a walk through Gooseholme Park, visit Kendal Castle, tour the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry or go to the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum.
Other nearby attractions include Sizergh Castle, Lakeland Maze Farm Park and Levens Hall and Gardens.
There are lots of things to do in the Lake District National Park, which is so close to Waters Edge Caravan Park. The town of Windermere is about a 20-minute drive from this campsite and the famous lake of the same name, which is the biggest natural lake in England, is there, too. Get active on the water and, for example, go sailing or windsurfing on Lake Windermere. Indeed, as the Lake District has 12 of the largest lakes in England, there are a great many opportunities to enjoy watersports here. This is also a fabulous area for those who enjoy walking holidays and cycling or mountain biking. You can also explore Grizedale Forest Park.
In nearby Bowness-on-Windermere you'll find The World of Beatrix Potter, a much loved attraction amongst those who visit Cumbria on their camping and caravan holidays. From this town you could also get on a boat and enjoy a cruise around the lake.
However, that's not all. From Waters Edge Caravan Park you can also enjoy time in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition, Morecambe and Lancaster are both about only half an hour from this site by car, making this a handy base for your camping and caravan holidays in the north west of England.