I took my partner on his first ever camping break last year.
Having been brought up on annual family camping trips, I was confident that despite the poor weather forecast we would still have fun...we did indeed!
Camping at Park Foot, Pooley Bridge Ullswater
Park Foot holiday Park, Pooley Bridge
The campsite boasted an adults only area - away from the hustle and bustle and noise from excitable children.
The weather wasn't good at all. It was wet and really windy and we struggled to pitch the tent due to high winds.
But in true camping style, our friendly neighbours left their camp to lend a hand. (It reminded me of the friendliness I associated with camping as a child).
After wrestling with the winds, we were finally pitched and headed to the club house to warm up and purchase supplies from the on-site shop before returning to the tent to share a bottle of wine.
The next day the weather had taken a huge turn. The sun was shining and the wind had disappeared. We opened the tent doors to fantastic views over Ullswater, cooked breakfast on the BBQ and headed out to explore.
The site was well located beside the iconic views of Ullswater and close to some local pubs and village shops. We walked to Aira Force waterfall and took a boat trip with Ullswater Steamers. A short drive away was the Punchbowl at Askham. An excellent pub with delicious local food and friendly service.
A fantastic camping break which, despite the poor start with bad weather, has not discouraged us from camping in the Lakes in the future . Come rain or shine - camping is the best way to escape our usually busy working life!