INTRODUCING THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND
Introducing the north west of England
The north west has been named the fifth most popular UK destination caravan and motorhome owners plan on visiting post-lockdown, a survey we conducted via YouGov has revealed.
Seven percent of respondents are already planning to travel to the region this year, but we expect this figure may rise still as restrictions continue easing.
This blog offers a list, based on quality and not quantity, of the best places to stay, things to do and what to eat if you are already planning a trip up north.
Alternatively, if you don’t currently have plans, let us tell you why you probably should...
Where to stay
Silverdale, situated in the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooks Morecambe Bay and sits within 100 acres of mature woodland. This one is a perfect year-round option and has the five-star facilities to match.
Stay on the stunning southern shores of Lake Windemere in the Lake District at Hill of Oaks Lodge &Caravan Park. Adventure awaits you with some of the best walking routes in the region, but rest assured that relaxation is confirmed on your return.
Conscious of the environment but an avid traveller? Park Cliffe Camping and Caravanning Park may be the one for you. The park’s environmental credentials include the late TV botanist David Bellamy’s prestigious Gold Conservation Award for its work in protecting the natural environment.
Things to do
LowGillerthwaite Field Centre in the Ennerdale Valley is an accredited ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’. England's remotest, quietest and least inhabited valley has been known to offer a glimpse of the northern lights on rare occasions.
Make sure to take your hiking boots with you as climbing all 978m of ScafellPike is an opportunity not to be missed. Claiming the title of England’s highest mountain, the climb should not be underestimated, but offers a spectacular view at the summit.
Not only is the Lake District home to the nation’s tallest mountain, it is also home to country’s largest lake. What better way to explore all 10.5 miles of Windemere Lake than by choosing between a trip on a historic ‘steamer’ or self-drive motorboat for hire through WindermereLake Cruises.
What to eat
Whether it is mushy peas, gravy or curry sauce you like with your fish and chips, the north west has them all. So, we have identified three of the region’s finest eateries for you to satisfy your craving. First off, Frydays of Kendal has been shortlisted for many national awards over the years and will likely see more success in the future. The fish served is always caught, prepared and frozen within four hours to ensure optimum freshness, and you can tell by the way it tastes.
Shap Chippy, located in the picturesque Eden Valley near the Lake District, was the runner up in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2020. As well as the signature Norwegian cod fillets, you won’t be disappointed when trying its Bengali spiced prawns or salt and pepper squid.
Frequented by holidaymakers year upon year, The Kingfisher in Keswick is a favourite for those wanting to eat in or take away. You will be hard-pressed to find a bad review, with many admitting putting aside their usual feelings towards fish and chips for a Kingfisher-quality meal.
We know you will have your own favourite things about the north west, so we want to hear from you!
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