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Visitor Reviews - Riverside Tourer Park

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Riverside Tourer Park
Rose Garth
Hesket Newmarket
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA7 8HR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 016974 78571

Facilities:  (Key)

Nearby: (within x miles)
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Pitches: 15
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 41 Reviews
              8/10 from 41 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  41 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Barwise1 3 reviews from this member

This was our second visit and it won't be our last. The site is immaculate, well laid-out and a credit to John and Dawn. It is in a quiet backwater, but that's the attraction for us - Drive around Caldbeck Commons and drink in the beauty of the countryside! Get out of the car and walk and it gets better. Highly recommended for total relaxation and good access to the parts of Cumbria that the masses don't bother with.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paul n linda 8 reviews from this member

What a little hidden gem of a site this is. Me and my wife have just returned from a 7 night stay and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Ok the showers and toilets aren't the best we've come across but they certainly aren't the worse. Small and compact but cosy and more than adequate. We had a pitch overlooking the river and enjoyed sitting there watching the wildlife which included woodpeckers, nuthatches, finches etc. And even an otter ! John the warden goes about his daily upkeep and business without you knowing he is there most of the time but always has time to answer any questions or queries about anything or even if only a chat. It's extremely quite and peaceful with lots of options to visit like Keswick, castlerigg stone circle, Penrith and historic carlisle which is more than worth a visit for heritage reasons and shopping too. All in all we both really enjoyed our stay and won't hesitate to visit this beautiful site again.

A big well done to John and his wife for this site. It's well worth going.

Well done !

Date of Visit: February 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bjames839 8 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a week at half term and had an amazing time. This is the second time we've been and it was as good as we remembered. We walked up nearby Blencathra, Carrock Fell and Bannerdale Crags. It snowed and blew a gale, but we really enjoyed it. The showers are lovely and warm, plenty of hot water, and we never had to queue. The owner has thoughtfully put a red light on the outside, so you can see from your pitch if they're engaged. Tiny village with minor road, so no traffic noise as such. Beautiful scenery and lovely surrounding area. We drove into Keswick and had a really good chippy. We sat on a bench in the snow, (we have a dog, it's not all fun and games!), eating fish and chips, but somehow, it was delightful. We will definitely return, a cracking site which is a credit to the owner. Not many shops nearby though so stock up well before you arrive.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: 2649fylfisher 3 reviews from this member

We visit this site on a regular basis and find it to be outstanding. The site is very well maintained. The owners are both friendly and helpful in every respect. We also find the payment system (by envelope) very convenient. The shower and toilets are clean and tidy. All in all we think this site is a little gem.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Transformer 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned home after another wonderful peaceful stay at Riverside. The site just gets better and better, and is a credit to John & Dawn (the owners).

The facilities are always spotless and so practical. The unique Envelope Payment system is a real time saver when you arrive at the site, when all you want is to get set up and relax with a brew.

Unlike the previous reviewer, we don't mind getting out of the car to open the gate.

We have been visiting Riverside for over 10 years and love the area and its peaceful location in relation to the nearby villages and the Lake District.

We look forward to our next visit in June.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Les Bois 1 review from this member

The campsite didn't quite live up to its glowing website description. The facilities were minimal - one shower and one toilet. Each housed in a tiny wooden garden shed, although heated, they were clearly difficult to keep clean. We were intrigued by the request to place our payment in the envelope provided and 'post' it in the on site box for the owner's attention - clearly no need to queue at a reception desk. Just as well as there wasn't one! Whilst we appreciate that a site should be gated for security; constant exit and entrance in and out of the car is tedious; automatic opening with a keypad or swipe card would be more user friendly. The site is beautifully situated next to the river, but its location in a tiny hamlet means there are no facilities nearby, therefore a car journey (or cycle ride) is necessary to the nearest village (Hesket Newmarket) for the shop and pub. Whilst it is in the Lake District National Park, being just on the North Eastern perimeter and a 25 min drive to Keswick, it is not very central for exploring the whole area. However, the countryside all around is beautiful and deserves exploring for its own unique qualities. Caldbeck, in particular, is a delightful village with many walks around it to explore.

Would we return? No

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