If you're looking for a peaceful little riverside campsite in the Pennines, try Lazonby Community Campsite & Pool. The income from the campsite helps to keep the outdoor swimming pool going for this lucky little village. The campsite has just ten pitches, with electric hook ups. There are washing up sinks with hot water on the campsite as well as hot showers and toilets by the swimming pool. There's a kiosk entrance to the outdoor swimming pool and you can go for a swim or take your toddler to the adjacent shallow splash pool, when it's open during the summer season from May to September. There's even a children's playground next door, so this would be an excellent choice for family motorhome and caravan holidays in the Eden Valley.
Lazonby is near Penrith, which was the capital of Cumbria in the ninth and tenth centuries. The village of Lazonby is at the lower end of the famously scenic Eden Valley. This little village offers far more than you might think, having an independent bakery, petrol station, Co-op supermarket, a post office, two pubs, a chapel and a church. Best of all, perhaps, is the toy shop in the old schoolhouse. Father and son Ian and Joe Butler of Croglin Designs make and sell unique wooden toys, wherleygigs, spinning tops, puzzles, wooden chopping boards, personalised house signs and other very special hand made gifts.
Just a mile down the road is Kirkoswald village, which has another two pubs, both of which sell food. You can go for a stroll alongside the wide, beautiful River Eden during your holiday and find a scenic picnic spot.
Between the two villages of Lazonby and Kirkoswald, you will find a magnificent sandstone bridge over the River Eden. You can park close to it, in a little car park, and take a look at some public art, Cypher Piece, by Frances Pell. It's one of ten modern sculptures placed along the river, named as the Eden Benchmarks. The art trail begins at the river's source high above the Mallerstang Valley and finishes at Rockliffe, near Carlisle, where the river runs into the sea. It's a modern take on the ancient milestones and markers in the area.
During your holiday you could take a train from Lazonby station to anywhere on the Settle-to-Carlisle railway line. This makes Lazonby an ideal base if you enjoy walking holidays in the Lake District, because you can take a train to a location of your choosing and then walk back home to rejoin your caravan or motorhome in Lazonby. This also gets you away from any holiday traffic jams you might encounter in Cumbria in peak season.
If you enjoy cycling during your motorhome and caravan holidays, you'll be pleased to discover that this campsite is less than four miles away from the C2C (Sea to Sea) cycle route. This goes from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on England's north east coast, and takes you through spectacular scenery in between (http://www.c2c-guide.co.uk/).
The Scottish borders are only 24 miles away, so you could take a day trip to see Hadrian's Wall while you are on holiday at Lazonby Community Campsite. It's an ideal little site for the perfect Cumbrian getaway.
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