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"A walkers paradise set in 6 acres of woodlands and only 500yrds from the seafront. "
Our Club Site at Ravenglass was once part of the Muncaster Estate. Set in six acres of mature woodland, it lies on the outskirts of the pretty fishing village which shares its name.N.B. Only service pitches available, thus a fee of £3.85 is applied, except for tent campers.Ravenglass currently holds a 4 star Visit Britain AwardWhat's on at Ravenglass Camping Pods at Ravenglass - find out more
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It’s a lovely Site. You literally step out of the
camp site and you can see views of the rugged coast – and the local beer is good! - Ruth Walmsley
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Carol Parker, Mike Parker
What an amazing site! Just returned from a bank holiday weekend and were overwhelmed by the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff at Ravenglass. Only our third time towing, and we couldn't have had more help! The staff helped us pitch, even fetched wood to get us level, and then helped us hitch up again to go home! Showers here were brilliant, only 2 of them in the ladies but didn't have to queue, and water was hot and constant! Two minutes walk to 2 pubs serving excellent food, we tried them both! And mainline train station only 2 minutes walk as well. The site was secluded and peaceful, but close to everything you could possibly need. An excellent dog walk too! The weekend was not long enough to explore everything available and we will DEFINITELY be back!! Thank you everyone at Ravenglass.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a lovely site, we were given a warm welcome on arrival by the manager a really relaxed atmosphere which was a relief after the more formal set up of the previous site.The site is in a picturesque setting and within easy walking distance from the village, railway and pubs!! The site shop is well stocked for basic provisions. We had a flat battery when it was time for us to go and everyone was so helpful and kind including the lovely couple next door to us who gave the van a push!! Gold star site!!
DATE STAYED: April 2013
excellent site very friendly wardens not far from muncaster castle and sea and minature railway. Very clean washrooms even fresh flowers in the toilet block lovely peacefull location . Will use again. even free wifi and Â£1 tv
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
This was our second visit to this excellent, well maintained site. It is adjacent to fields - full of lambs when we were there - and only a 5 minute walk or so to a stunning bay. Muncaster Castle is worth a visit, the pub at the steam railway serves excellent food, the on site shop is well, and sensibly, stocked and the wardens and assistants were lovely. There is good, free, wifi but mobile phone reception is good. Whitehaven and St Bees are well worth visiting.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
New to caravanning, this visit made the experience easy and enjoyable. Lovely site, spotless site and shower facilities, all better than expected. Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful location, next to The Laal Ratty and Muncaster castle and sea. Will definitely be back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Within easy reach of a train line. 3 pubs within walking distance. Small post office. Site office does do cash back, but take cash just incase.Lovely walks. No large shops nearby take plenty of food and drink! Don't forget the site gives you 10% discount on various places.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
We would just like to 'rave' about our recent stay at this site. It was our maiden trip in 'Humphrey' our old, pre- owned motorhome. Warm welcome, award winning facilities. Great for birds/nature, walking, cycling and industrial heritage of this area(The Beacon at Whitehaven; and Millom Folk museums well worth visiting). Parked our unit up for the 10 nights and went exploring on foot or by rail. The only good thing about the snow was its picture postcard value! We will be back to continue our adventures in the area......
DATE STAYED: March 2013
helpful friendly staff,a must visit should be both ratty railway and the ratty arms.muncaster castle /gardens well worth a trip.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Just had 3 nights at ravenglass, well looked after by the wardens, they went the extra mile to ensure we got saterlite tv ok. good shop, clean showers, hot water,short walk to vilage pubs and train station,sunny faceing site, we will be back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Wonderful location with lots to do all within walking distance, good local pubs, site excellent and staff helpful and polite. Have booked for a summer return.
DATE STAYED: February 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
Just had two very pleasant nights on this lovely little site. We were made very welcome. We were allowed to choose our own pitch which was very nice. Facilities are excellent, ladies had fresh flowers and hand cream, bonus at this time of year. Managers well informed and gave good advice. Had a nice meal at the Ratty Arms and the dog was sat under the table. Lovely open fire. Muncaster Castle and 'World Owl Trust' are well worth a visit. Lots of walks from site. We will be back.
Friendly - right from the first booking enquiry. The wardens Carol and Mike couldn't have been more helpful. We could only stay one night but will definitely be back again to this lovely site. Free Wi-Fi a definite bonus. Thanks.
Just spent another few days at this delightful site. One of our favourites, peaceful and calm (except when the gun goes off but it is not too often) just right to recharge the batteries. Excellent site, excellent friendly staff! It has the best of all worlds being in the country, on the coast and yet near to the lakes, great walks along empty beaches or up into the mountains. All situated near a picturesque lovely little village with its own steam railway. We had our break at the start of the season and the toilet blocks were just getting a fresh coat of paint must say they were looking splendid as did the site overall despite the weather. The only downer to our holiday was the news that the little pub Holly House in the village was closing. The owners have not renewed the current tenants lease so the family were being forced to move on. Shame really I enjoyed our evenings in there with Sam the dog, chunk the cat and the log fire. Watching the sun go down over the bay with a nice pint of real ale, magic. Hope it can be resurrected and someone else can come in and look after the ale as good as John did. If anyone visits later this spring please keep us informed. We will just have to drink in the "Ratty" on our next visit.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What more could we have asked for.
Welcoming Staff 15/10
Hot Continuous Showers 15/10
Free hairdryer 10/10
FABULOUS DOG WALKS 20/10
Local Pub (Ratty Aems) for excellent food and it is just a very short walk away. 15/10
Would return anyday it was just brilliant even though the weather was atrocious.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
We stayed for three nights over New Year and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Although there are not many showers on site we never had a problem with waiting time. They were always hot and clean.
The site itself was immaculate, in spite of the variable weather.
The wardens were very friendly and helpful at all times, and even provided a BBQ on New Years Eve for anyone who was interested.
With the coast being a few minutes walk away, as is Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway, and the mountain walks on your doorstep it is a great place to chill.
The Ratty Arms serves good food at reasonable prices and has a good range of beers on draught. The staff are cheerful and friendly. Didn't like the Pennington Hotel, but it may suit others.
We would definately go back again.
DATE STAYED: December 2012
Have just made my first visit to this site and can guarantee that it will not be the last ( bonus is that it is only half an hour from home)
The location is superb and a nice clean, quiet site. The village has a great selection of pubs serving great food and beer but at the same time is a small quiet sea side village with none of the noise associated with larger towns. The walking in the area is as good as anywhere in the Lake District especially if you jump on the "La'al Ratty" and head up the valley. Equally if you like beach combing you are less than five minutes walk from some of the finest beach walking you will find anywhere.
For a bit of culture Muncaster Castle is a ten minute walk away and well worth a visit especially the gardens and owl sanctuary.
All in all a brilliant place to spend a couple of days
DATE STAYED: October 2012
This is a very nice site with good local amenites within walking distance - pub, hotel restaurant and train station closeby the site. Would recommend site to all walkers as there are planty of good and challenging walks within the vicinity. A visit to Muncaster castle and a rdie on the Ravenglass to Eskdale steam train are a must when you are there. All facilities on site are clean and well maintained - we will definitely go back next year
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
We have just returned from 3 lovely days in Ravenglass incorporating a great Photography Workshop. Despite one day being a washout everything possible was done to ensure we didn't miss out too much and enjoyed some theory in the local hotel! Mike and Carol are fantastic and so very helpful and friendly. Facilities are spotless. Thank you!
DATE STAYED: September 2012
Just returned from a very wet and windy stay at this site. Cannot praise the staff enough, they are friendly and very helpful. We experienced gale force winds and constant rain on bank holiday Monday, our tent was the only one left standing on the top field. Staff assisted anyone who needed to retreat to local B & B's and despite mud everywhere the toilet/shower facilities were always immaculate.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
A very welcoming site, staff were friendly, facilities were excellent and very clean, particularly the family shower area. The site itself is compact and well laid out, and the small shop offers a good selection of goods. Will certainly be visiting again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Staff were friendly and very helpful, we had eletric to our tent and so we could be near my parents they put a splitter on the electirc point for us.
Site was very clean and the facilities are good.
Had a great weekend on the beach at Raven glass, St bees and a trip Muncaster Castle and the train from Raven glass to Eskdale was fantastic.
What a great few days we had, my grandson and I loved the tree lined site, the canopy was enchanting for a young mind! The wild life was friendly- quite magical watching children with pheasants and rabbits. The local walks were just right for tiny feet and the highlight for my grandson, of course had to be the local Lal' Ratty!
The wardens at the site were accommodating and very helpful. It really was a most pleasant break , Reminded me of camping as a child!
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
This is a reasonably small site on a slope although all the pitches seem quite level. There are quite a few trees, but not heavy shade. The site was immaculately kept. Only two showers in the ladies, but it seemed enough. The site is very pretty and just a short walk to the village of Ravenglass. There are lots of walks from the site to exercise dogs and there is the village playpark along the path in to the village (just by the station). There are about three pubs in the village.
We really liked the site, but found Ravenglass a little too quiet for us. We were a bit disappointed that the beach is on an estuary and so you couldn't really see the sea, also it something to do with the MOD so you have to be careful what youngsters are touching on the beach, although we didn't see anything suspicious! The dog loved the beach area, but even in good weather I'm not sure its somewhere you would sit for very long. The village was extremely quiet, we sat outside a pub for a drink on Saturday night in July and for 5 or 10 minutes at a time you could hear absolutely nothing. It was actually eerily quite. Not in a bad way, but very quiet for a Saturday.
I think this site and area would probably suit adults more than families with young children. There wasn't really anywhere for our six year old to fiddle around and do her own thing.
We did go to Muncaster castle which was good. Although we only went in to the gardens and owl center as we did not think the castle itself would interest our daughter particularly and we had the dog with us.
The site wardens were some of the nicest we've met. The chap was chatty and informative.
We were travelling in a motorhome and the roads in this part of the lakes are pretty small, so I also think if you had a car to explore in you probably would enjoy the area more.
Overall, the site is very nice, but the area wasn't the best for us.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
Returned home yesterday 22/07, this site is for me ideal. In itself it is quiet and peaceful but is very well placed to explore the lakes and mountains.I have never felt the need to comment on a club site before, but the managers here are exceptional. We fully intend to re-visit this site, hopefully in the not too distant future.
pretty well laid site with very friendly helpful staff and good clean facilities and free wifi- bonus
There are lots of lovely walks from the site with printed maps being available from the well stocked shop
We took a trip on ratty even though it was wet it was still a very enjoyable day out.
we had intended climbing scarfell pike during our stay but it was too wet so we will deffinatly return.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
Hard to fault. Wardens very helpful & friendly - not nickpickers! Pretty wooded site with well made hardstandings. Weather had ben foul and lots of sites waterlogged but Ravenglass was fine. Looks as if a lot of thought has gone into drainage etc. Shop on site - three (or so) pubs in village all serve food. Tea rooms. Railway - narrow guage. Stony beach within short walk, Roman bathhouse (remains) short walk away). Dog friendly. WIll be back.
Very nice site shame about the weather towards the end of our holiday would recommend to others
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Free WIFI. thank you what a bonus - would return spotless site
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
our second time at ravenglass,though the staff had changed from our previous visit we still had a very warm welcome,staff friendly and always helpful,showers and toilets excellant,spotless,a nice quiet site with nice walks,not far from the beach the dogs were in heaven,will be back again soon,shop well stocked with all essentials
DATE STAYED: April 2012
We are a couple in our twenties and found this small site faultless. Upon arrival we were shown to our pitch (one of four at the lower end of the site) which was near to drinking water, a picnic bench, reception/site shop. There was also a tenting area at the top of the site which also looked lovely. We were on the edge of the wood and also opposite a field of cows which was lovely. The site had lovely flower displays and the whole site was picturesque. The staff were very helpful and friendly on all matters such as directions, recommending places to eat, even re-opening the shop when it was closed but we wanted to purchase something! They were also always tidying, snipping grass, picking up acorns, emptying bins etc. A well-organised site. We were located very close to the beach, railway, pubs, and children's play area. The toilets and showers were immaculate (not a hair in sight). The showers were powerful and hot, plenty of hooks, and a very clean floor. The information room is great, even stocked with games. And there is a family room. There is a woodland walk just outside the site that leads to a Roman ruin. There are three local pubs all serving food: we ate at the Ratty (on the railway) which was good food and the prices reasonable. There isnt a local shop in the village (there is one 4 miles away) but the site shop is well-stocked. Writing this review, we are struggling to find any negatives about this site or the staff - perhaps if the weather had been less windy at night. Even though we do not have a caravan or motorhome, these hard-standing pitches looked well-kept and level. We would recommend this quiet site to anybody, and will be returning soon.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
The 4 star rating was only because all tents seem to have the longest walk to the toilrts, when its us that rely on them most.
Otherwise, a fantastic, tranquil park, clean and helpful...we loved it!!!
just returned from a weekend at ravenglass,brilliant site, best toilets and showers we have found on any site, apart from the fact that our weekend was ruiuned due to me falling in the shower, and twisting my knee and bruising my arm, a mop was available to wash the floor, but the lady in before me had'nt used it.The wardens quickly came to see if they could help. Apart from this the site is wewll run and kept very clean. we had a great pitch, and the weather was great, good pubs within 10min walk, both serving food, we will def return, hopefully for longer.
We certainly agree with all the previous positive comments about this Site and would like to say a "big thank you" to Len and Joany, who were on duty when we arrived, for being so very helpful and willing.
We had a great break on this site. Lots of good walking and cycling in the area. There are also 3 pubs in walking distance. The club staff were more than accommodating, as it seemed they couldnâ€™t do enough for us. The shop is great, selling all the usual stuff plus lots of local produce. Toilets were always immaculate. The whole site is a great credit to all the staff who obviously work very hard to keep it looking good. Thanks for making our weekend and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll be back.
we have just arrived back after spending 5 days at ravenglass, the wardens were extremely helpful and freindly and very efficient, nothing seemed to much trouble for them,we will definitely be returning later in the year.
We have just spent 5 days at the campsite it was excellent. All the staff were very helpful and nice. Will def stay there again. The castle is a must to visit and also the trainride. We at in the Pennington which was a very good meal but portions are small for what you pay.
Excellent site! We spend 6 nights here for Easter 2011 and had a great time. The site was very easy to find and we were warmly welcomed by the wardens and a map handed out etc. We were given an excellent pitch (14) up the hill where we had great views and it was sunny and peaceful.
All facilities were excellent, the only sticking point appears to be the space between ehu bollards. Very few people could reach. The wardens handed out extensions though without a problem.
The toilet block was great, the gents only had 2 showers but I never had to wait long. The site has a manual barrier to get in and out so is pretty safe.
The shop is well stocked and licensed, local meats available as are papers and bread etc.
We spent time down the grass/beach area where there are a few pubs to pick from and the local shop and ice cream van.
We went on the railway up to Boot and visited the waterwheel / mill museum. This was a good little trip, Â£1.50 each and it was good fun. The train is about Â£12 return per adult, under 5's free.
Munster castle is a short walk away, we were due to visit but due to an unforeseen illness we came home 1 day early. We made a visit to Whitehaven which was a lot nicer than I was prepared for. The marina area and the harbour was all good and lots of old mining stuff to look at. They also had a market on and is where we went to the hospital
The Roman bath house is a few mins walk from the site, not a great deal to see but you can walk to the castle through this way and avoid the road.
There is a playpark and ball field just across the road from the site and the train station just after that. Plenty to do without moving the van.
The sea/estuary area looks very different when the tide is in compared to when it is out so I would recommend visiting at different times of the day. We were blessed with lots of sun so had been down morning, noon and night for a look.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Nice and quiet. Handy for Ratty,also train to Carlisle. Nice walks. Good food in reception. Thankyou.
DATE STAYED: March 2012
Just returned from a week at Ravenglass where we enjoyed good weather for this time of year.The site is in a lovely location with the hard standings well spaced so that even when busy it doesn't feel crowded..The facilities are excellent and very clean.There are good walks from the site and a visit to Muncaster castle is recommended.We shall certainly return and it is well worth a visit.
We stayed 3 nights over New Year - our 3rd visit, but the first with new site managers. The site is excellent, well situated on the edge of a very attractive village, with easy access to the Ratty, a narrow gauge railway up to Eskdale, as well as the coast mainline. It's quiet, though, and away from the main coast road.
The village has 3 pubs selling good beer, and excellent pubs are close to the Ratty stations. The site facilities are excellent - best showers we've been in on a campsite - although they can get busy when the site's full. The reception sells a range of good local produce. Some pitches are sloping, and most have poor (or no) satellite TV due to trees, but there are TV hookups on the bollards (extra charge.) There are excellent walks available locally.
The new managers (and I assume franchisees) are very welcoming (as were the previous ones.) They organised an excellent New Years Eve party, and will no doubt be very successful on this outstanding site.
DATE STAYED: December 2011
Welcomed by staff who couldn't do enough for us. Beautifully clean site and facilities, with added touch of fresh flowers, tissues, hairdryer etc. in the ladies. Lovely village and the beach just a few minutes walk away, which my springer spaniel couldn't get enough of! Had a lovely reasonably priced meal at the pub on the station in Ravenglass. Well worth a visit. One of the best C.C.C. sites we've visited.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
What a lovelly site,the Managers were ever so helpfull and the site was spotless. The toilets were the cleanest i have ever seen and you felt guilty if you made any mess. There were cloths and mops available so you could clean up after yourself. we loved this so we could help keep the facillities spotless. A must site to stay on.
DATE STAYED: October 2011
just returned after a loveley peacfull week. warm welcome on arrival. a very well maintained site and spotless toilet and shower block.good for walking,easy or more tasking wich ever suites. A couple of nice pubs only 5 min walk with good beer and food also dog friendly. The only negative is, 17 mile drive to the nearest supermarket ,no local shop allthough the site shop is well stocked sometimes you need a bit more. looking forward to returning april,may 2012.
We loved this place. A lovely wooded site, beautifully cared for. So nice to have the best of the Lake District (Eskdale) with the bonus of the coast.
Brilliant site, met with a warm welcome. It's a quiet area and close to the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway. The facilities were excellent, clean, bright and with everything working correctly. Highly recommended.
Very nice site!
Very, very nice people!
Very nice location!!
Good Pub Grub.
Lovely sunsets (from outside the pub)
Great ride up the valley on miniature steam train. This opens up loads of walking in unspoiled lakeland.
Like the rest of the lakes, plan for rain and hope for sun!
DATE STAYED: September 2008
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We got a wonderful welcome from Andy.
This is a smashing site which is well run. We will be back.
We stayed for 3 nights at this site for the first time.Could not fault it in any way.Staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly,nothing seemed to be any problem to them.During our stay we had to go to the Whitehaven hospital on the Sunday evening and did not know when we would be back.However we got back into the site without any difficulty.We will be back for another stay.
just spent 5 nights at this lovely campsite. We really enjoyed the site and the area. Very relaxing atmosphere despite the number of pitches, your not on top of one another. The showers and toilets were spotless and waste points cleaned and emptied on a regular basis. Try THE VICTORIA HOTEL.in the village of Drigg, only a couple of miles away,where the food was fantastic, pensioners specials also. well worth a visit. We will be back again, Super Site and very nice wardens, THANKYOU
A gem with the facilities centrally located with easy reach from all the pitches, cleanliness was second to none without the typical spider and fly infested facilities on some of the sites i have visited. It was perfect for quiet relaxing break, the onsite shop well stocked with the basics the staff were friendly, could not fault it at all, the local village Ravenglass which is a 5 minute walk has a public bar and tearoom with the added attraction of the south lakes narrow gauge railway. An historic site of a roman bath house and Muncaster Castle are an easy twenty minute walk away.
We stayed here for two nights when the remnants of a hurricane was blowing through. The site held up well considering all the rain. I think one more shower cubicle would be useful. There's a very good pub/hotel in the village called Holly House. Excellent meals and beer. Don't sit on the cat (Chunk) or he'll give you a hard stare.
We were apprehensive about coming to the site as we usually choose sites near to towns and this seemed to be in the middle of nowhere however, Ravenglass is now our favourite site by far. Yes, it is a bit remote but we actually liked it for this reason, there are lots of good walks (and bike rides suitable for children) from the site - and a guided map is available from the site shop.
The shop on site is by far the best I have seen on a site and seem to stock everything so finding a nearby shop is not a problem.
We have a large tent and we loved our pitch as it was amongst the trees and looked out onto field. The ground underneath the tent was muddy, but not the worst we've seen and would recommend the use of a footprint groundsheet as the area is not quite flat so a small amount of water did gather under the tent after a downpour so we were glad we had one.
We found lots of family things to do nearby - Muncaster Castle and Ravenglass railway were fantastic, Whitehaven is easy to get to and has attractions but by far our best day out was at the lovely little town of St. Bees which has the most amazing golden sandy beach and well worth a visit.
Back on the site, the toilets and showers are the best I have seen, the grounds are lovely and very well maintained, brilliant dishwashing facilities and an information room which also has some games that you can borrow whilst on the site. The only small issue that I could see was concerning the clothes washing facilities as there is only one machine and it takes a long time and it can be near impossible to get to use it at busy times.
That was the only small issue whilst we were there so we will be back very soon enjoying this amazing site and the hospitality of the people who must put their heart and soul into the place.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
This campsite is in a lovely little setting just off the A595. This road is pretty windy so takes a little patience in a motorhome but well worth it. An ideal spot for the narrow gauge railway at Ravenglass to Dalegarth which is just a 5 minute walk down the public footpath. Also mainline station to Barrow and Whitehaven too. Nearby beach aswell,good for dog walking. Toilet and shower facilities were spot on,very clean and well kept and shut at a decent enough time for you to make use of (between 11am and 12.30) A family/disabled room is available if you miss the timings though! Shop well stocked and cashback facility is available as there is no ATM in the village. We managed to move pitches in order to obtain free wi-fi and watch the England rugby match on our ifone! Decent enough reception for most of the game(just a shame about the performance). Overall would fully recommend this site in its beautiful surroundings.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Have stayed at this site a couple of times now and will go again.
When we were there this time it was alongside a large group of people who were making a lot of noise well into the night. Not very impressed!
We are members of an alternative club which have on site shops that are open all day. We were caught out on this side due to the shop being closed. If the shop was open for more of the day this would really improve matters.
Only other thing is that there was no way we were allowed onto the site before 12 o'clock. Given that it was bankholiday weekend and that there were clearly pitches free I believe that this was a little unfair.
Despite all of the above we will go back again...unless our club opens a site nearby.
Well what can I add that hasn't already been said about this wonderful site??
Staff were very helpful, even helping me out with TV cable on Sunday evening (too many trees for my dish to see the sky!!) for Â£10 refundable deposit you can borrow a TV hook-up cable and pay just Â£1 a night to use the hook up.
Local area is just beautiful with some super walks both on the hills and coastal.
This is one site we will gladly return to, and we tend not to go anywhere twice!!
Thanks to all at Ravenglass, they are a credit to the club!!!
Had a very nice 2 night stay at Ravenglass. Perfectly situated within lovely countryside and within less than 5 minutes walking distance of the sea and Ravenglass, which is a lovely little village with good beer and food! Lovely, peaceful site and friendly staff. We will definitely return.
we would both like to say that ravenglass was brilliant. It had easy access to all areas of walking, while allowing a 5 min walk to sea views and the peacefulness of a coastal walk. The site itself was clean and well maintained with little extra's in the toilet and shower block. We would like to thank the campsite staff for being so welcoming and offering to get us provisions if we had of needed anything, nothing seemed to be a problem and there hard work was much appreciated. Will definetely revisit this site.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
A beautiful site set in woodland superb if you are wanting a relaxing holiday. The weather was extremely hot during our visit and we stayed on the site for two days just relaxing with our pet dog. Unfortunately on a couple of occasions, due to other dogs also being on the site, our dog barked and we were very quickly told by the wardens to stop our dog from barking. I can honestly say our dog did not bark anymore than other dog on the site and we began to feel quite uncomfortable and paranoid in case she barked. This started to spoil our holiday and we will possibly not go to the site again because of this. We have never had this problem before.
we spent a very enjoyable 2 week holiday at ravenglass sam & andy are just fantastic nothing is to much for them you can even borrow sily things like pepper if you are stuck ha ha andy will even gut your fish for you if it comes with a head and tail the shop has evry thing you need i was sad to hear that a guy did nothing but complain from day one about evry thing do not beleive this. just to let you all know that sam 7 andy are taken bookings for christmas and a special hogmanay with scotish flavour ??? live entertainment so i wouold suggest that you book up now for the hogmanay bash it is going to be great we will see you all there cant wait to go back to see our friends again in september with our new caravan have fun you will as we certanly did .
I would like to say a big thank you to Andy and Sam who made are first stay with the carvan and camping club a warm and friendly one, the host where really helpful and easy to get on with and we will definitly be going back in the future.
This camp site will suit any persons from someone who would like to have a peaceful and relaxing hoilday to those people who love the great out doors you are a 2 min walk to the beach and less then an hours drive to the nearest peek.
had a fantastic time here in early july. went with friends who were in their tent and it was absolutely no problem for us to be sited next to each other. exceptionally clean toilets. three really nice pubs in the village (about a 5 min walk) - we ate in ratty arms. lovely walk over muncaster fell from one of the leaflets for sale in the shop, got the train back from The green'. will definitely return
Andy, Sam and Karl could not have made us more welcome. We had a couple of problems with our caravan and they immediately helped us seek assistance. They helped us out two or three times although they had other things to do. The shop is very well stocked - handy since there are few facilities nearby - and only a little more expensive (but you have to expect that). The facilities were immaculately clean and the site was quiet. We really enjoyed being there. We would go back there with no reservations whatsoever. Lovely location too.
On arrival we were met with friendly helpfull staff
We had a problem with rain water going into the awning the staff came and helped us out and solved the problem this was done whilst not on duty in the pouring rain well done staff please pass on our thanks.
The McAllisters pitches 1 and 2
SUITABLE FOR: Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Ravenglass was our first site as members and was our first outing in our mobile home. Although we had to cut short our stay because of bad weather we thouroughly enjoyed our outing in what was a shake-down trip for us. The site was set in a lovely wooded location very close to the beach and the facilities were first class. The welcome was very friendly and we will definately visit again for longer next time. Many thanks.
We have never been to this bit of the coast previously. Now we wonder why not?
This site is fabulous, the welcome so friendly, the facilities excellent, the wardens were always amenable but not in your face. Locally the peace of the shoreline, the mainline access for other places, and the brilliant La'al Ratty made for a memorable, albeit too quickly over, stay.
One small observation: coming from "dahn Sarf" as we did we found the access from M6 junction 36 a bit daunting, but, after talking to Sam on the site, returned via junction 40. This was not only less daunting but also such a much more scenic, stunningly beautiful, route. We look forward to a return visit as soon as possible.
This immaculate site along with it's location is perfect for those who want to explore the West of the Cumbrian Lake District.
The site along with its facilities are spotless & well maintained. The sites managers, Andy & Sam are very helpful & friendly. The village of Ravenglass is literally a 5 minute stroll from the site & along the Main Street, which overlooks the estuary, you'll find a Pub/Guest House named The Holly. John has an excellent selection of real Cumbrian ales & the food which is very reasonably priced is home cooked & very tasty. The coleslaw which is home-made by John's wife,I can highly recommend!!
Overall we highly recommend this site.
We stayed at Ravenglass June 30th to July 5th 7th & were joined by some friends from Carlise 7 their 3 year old son.this was our 2nd time at the site.The site is probably the most fabulous site the club has,very well laid out,very well managed & very friendly and although it was almost full,it was very quiet.Both The Ratty Arms & the Holly Bank pubs are excellent,food good & reasonably priced, & you can take dogs in with you,which for us is very good.We had a fantastic time & will be going again soon.
have been caravaning 20 years this has to be one of the best sites for service, friendliness and spotless site. toilets very very clean onsite shop well stocked would reccommend for more than a weekend.feeling of having own garden it is so well set out/trees and shrubs
On our arrival at the site we had a lovely friendly welcome from the Warden. The site was very clean and the showers and toilets were immaculate. Our pitch was just opposite the Wardens house so we were able to watch all the birds that came to be fed. We would visit this site again. It has to be the friendliest site we have been to and we would certainly visit again.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Lovely site, beautifully maintained and very clean. The managers, Sam and Andy,and their assistant, Karl, were friendly, helpful and very kind to us. We were fairly new campers (this was our first long holiday) and they offered support without being intrusive. They set a standard that is very high now for our future camping adventures. We would highly recommend this site and hope to return in the future.
My wife and i spent a week at this park
and would recomend it to anyone.
What you notice when you approach the re
ception point is the way the site is layed out.The toilets and showers are allways very clean,and that is all down to the two very nice young people who manage the site,Andrew and Sam.My wife Joyce and i will recomend the site for the cleanlyness and hospitality from all of the staff.Thankyou very much John and Joyce Clarke.
As a new member, this was my very first club site. I was very impressed. Sam and Andy were very obliging and helpful. The facilities are excellent and kept spotlessly clean.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
Friendly staff & well run site. Handy for: lots of walks, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, Railway station going to Carlisle/Barrow. Clean, good, well designed showers with plenty of room for hanging clothes & plenty of hooks.You don't have to keep pressing the tap to keep the shower working ( a great plus).
A choice of a couple of pubs and a restaurant ( Pennington arms is very good for both drinks, bar food & restaurant
Nice trees around all the pitches .
Able to adjust the heat of the water temp in the showers.
Nicely laid out site with some good views from some pitches over the fields toward the fells.
I spent 2 weeks on this site and generally enjoyed my stay. However,I have the following comments to make.
One, the WiFi is grossly inadequate with frustrating intermittent signal.When discussed, was told it was free,and that he ran a campsite,not an IT Centre. My comment to this is,that he needs to remember if campers needs are not met,he will not be managing a site.An analogy to this would be,if you were told TV was available,you would expect more than just BBC 1. Internet access is part of daily life,and their is an expectation it is available 24/7,when advertised,and saying it is free,is no compensation for poor signal/reception. Two,shower temperature luke warm in early mornings.
Three,why cannot the barriers be kept open during the day,as it really is a chore getting in and out of vehicle, particularly after a long walk ? They are no deterrent to thieves when shut in daytime hours,so leave them open to make life easier for all.Sadly, it is doubtful I will use the site again,as others are available near by,including those of the other Club,which has mastered WiFi reception,to which I have no qualms paying for.
I spent the weekend at this site with some friends and will definitely return - it's one of my favourite sites to date! The managers are very friendly and helpful, the facilities are spotless and the site itself is well maintained with pitches in amongst the trees. The area is beautiful, 5 minutes walk to the village, the shore, the station, both main line and narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale railway, which is well worth a trip, and two good pubs both serving food. Plenty of other sights to see if you want to drive out a bit.
Absolutly excellent site.Sam & Andy, assisted by Carl, could not have done any more to make us welcome to their site; which was very well maintained with the on site facilities spotlessly clean. We had problems with our kitchen unit & though Andy could not effect a repair, He was of great assistance to us. He & Sam know the area well & gave us all the information re the area we needed.
The site is five minutes walk from the sea & not much further away in the opposite direction is Muncaster Castle with some very pleasant grounds & The National Owl Collection which was wonderful to walk around. The Castle is also home to Tom Fool & whilst We were there the annual Tom Fool Competition was held & was well worth the visit.
All in all an excellent two week holiday spoilt only by damp & rather breezy weather but would be very happy to stay there again.
Great site in a beautiful location the staff were very helpful and always had a cheery word for you.
The facilities were very good and always clean. The showers were well sized and always had hot water. The family shower was great for young families with lots of room to shower the kids.
The site was well laid out and you felt like you had the site to yourself even when it was full.
The on site shop was well stocked with local goods and was open for most of the day which was good if you ran out of anything.
We have stayed at quite a few CCC site and this is one of the best.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
We loved this site! As soon as you arrive you feel relaxed and at home. The pitches are all arranged randomly (not all in regimented rows). There are loads of shrubs and trees everywhere and it is maintained beautifully. The wardens work really hard and their work has paid off. The pitches at the far end are less shaded if you prefer to be in a sunnier spot and the ones at the top near the camping field have fab views of the countryside. We visited Muncaster castle and had a brillinat day out; you can walk there from the site. This site is highly recommended!
Having stayed at a number of clubsites over the last 7 years we thought it important to praise the excellent staff, facilities and location of this site. It is a wonderful place to base yourself to explore this area of the Lake District.Once here you don't need to use a car to appreciate the surrounding area. You can even take a steam train up to hills and take in the REAL countryside.
Came home feeling relaxed having really enjoyed ourselves.
This was our first visit to this site but will not be the last, everything about the site was welcoming, clean and well laid out, we could not fault anything, the shop was well stocked with fresh bread, milk and other esential groceries, plus some things we had forgotten to bring (batteries,T.V. ariel)
The showers were heavenly and toilets and sink area's spotless, The staff were very helpful with nothing too much trouble.
locally the walks were very good as we had our 3 dogs the beach walk was very convenient. we will be back !!
This is a lovely site. Sam and Andy were very friendly and helpful. The facilities are clean and the showers fantastic.
Ravenglass is a pretty and quiet village next to an estuary. Lots of birds and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. The Ratty Arms is good for a quiet and friendly pint. Monkaster Castle, a pretty 1 1/2 mile walk up the road is well worth a visit - the grounds are beautiful and the owlery and heron feeding are worth seeing - if you are going with children, take a picnic, there is enough to do for the whole day. Everyone should go on La'al Ratty, the narrow gauge steam railway - the 8 mile cycle ride from the top back is a lovely, pretty, easy ride off the roads (good for children - although there is a stretch by Chapel Hill where you need to get off and push, it's quite a push, but worth it).
Be warned there are no food shops for miles ... so stock up before you go.
Just returned from a great stay. Facilities spotless, welcome very friendly. Not much to offer in Ravenglass itself but there is easy access to the countryside and sea shore. The little train up to Eskdale is a good day out although a little expensive. Couple of nice pubs, very friendly people. Western cumbria is much quieter than the main parts of the National park. Would recommend for a nice relaxing break.
Had a fantastic bank holiday break at Ravenglass, site was spotless, toilets and showers immaculate, even during the busy periods. Sam and Andy the site managers were very friendly and helpful, going that one step further to ensure campers are made welcome. The site is well placed to visit Eskdale and Wasdale for climbing the high mountains. We had wonderful weather which made it all the more enjoyable. We will be back later in the year.
We had a fantastic time at this site.It was our first sojourn in our motorhome & our original stay was 6 days.When we asked to stay longer, they bent over backwards to help-we stayed another 4 days!This is a wonderful,happy,friendly site & cleanliness is second to none.I would recommend the Ravenglass Camping & Caravan Club site to everyone!
Just back from a wonderful Easter break at Ravenglass, superb site, great position, everything spotlessly clean, only down side not enough showers. A five minute walk to the very friendly Holly House pub overlooking the sea, excellent food & beer.
Very clean site/wash rooms very good.
Warm and friendly staff made us feel very welcome. We will be going back there very soon.
This site was perfect for our weekend getaway .lovely location , very happy and friendly staff that nothing was too much trouble for them . The little shop was well stocked and the toilet blocks were spotless and the showers were first class . Will certainly be going back later in the year .
The site is a treat, lovely well thought out amenities, the best yet. Andy & Co were very friendly & helpful.Worth a visit, shame Ravenglass itself doesn't have much to offer?
This gorgeous little site is a credit to the wonderful friendly and helpful site managers.The showers have fresh flowers inside with a hairdryer, tissues,laundry room with washer tumble dryer iron and ironing board,a real home from home.Spotlessly clean and the family shower room is a brilliant idea if you have a couple of kids to shower down after a hard day of walking beachcombing cycling or just having a good old fashioned family time.A real credit to the club and one we will be returning to very soon.Fantastic!
We went to ravenglass in feb 2011 and went over the wynose-hardknot pass where there was snow on the high points .As it was the first time for my wife she was amazed to see the sudden changes from snow to autumnal conditions in the vally .The site was just as we expected ,the staff were so helpful with joining us into the club,and on departure even waved us good bye and safe journey home .A deffiniate revisit site .
DATE STAYED: February 2011
loved it and we really enjoyed it missed out last year due to work comittments but going again this year lovely site close to nature with sheep in field nest to us staff very helpful looking forward to returning this year
DATE STAYED: September 2009
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
our first site visit as new members.
a big thanks to andy and sam for a great welcome and all there help.
loved the site and very clean toilet and wash areas.
the site is set out on terraces with a character all of its own.
cant wait to come again.
thanks again guys.
DATE STAYED: March 2011
Would endorse all previous comments. Stayed twice now. Great access for mainline trains to northern lakes and Barrow area if you feel like a day off from driving locally. For CAMRA members, good choice of beers on water's edge!
DATE STAYED: September 2010
first time at ravenglass last year,very happy will be going again this year,so peaceful,the dog enjoyed it as well,very helpful people nothing to much bother.
DATE STAYED: May 2010
We spent Xmas&New Year at Ravenglass & had a grand time.Andy&Sam worked hard to keep the site in tune.Hard frost&power cuts did not hamper them.Andy dug the 4ft. hole for the electrician so that he could fix the fault.This job was done on New Year's eve.They put on a good feast for the New Year & everyone of the campers enjoyed.Well done Andy&Sam.P&D Laidlow.
DATE STAYED: December 2010
Just returned from a superb Xmas & New Year at Ravenglass. Andy & Sam were the perfect hosts, providing mulled wine, mince pies & roast chestnuts on Xmas eve, Bucks Fizz, booze & a bbq at New Year. A few probs with meltwater affecting the electric supply were quickly sorted by Andy & Sam (being veterans of the floods at Keswick last year, this was never going to be a major problem for them). Great atmosphere, wonderful company, very relaxing. Thanks.
This year was the second year we've stayed at ravenglass, both years staying for 2 weeks. The staff are great, the standard of facilities is fantastic. Plenty to do around and about and places to visit supermarkets etc are only a few mins drive away. Great for kids with the beach and the ratty being 1 min walk from site, lovely walks to go on.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
I would like to say that Ravenglass is a fantastic site to visit. We were made to feel very very welcome right from the time we drove through the gate. We were orginally booked in at Keswick but due to bad weather the site had to be closed down. We were told there about Ravenglass & decided to try out the site, really glad we did. Right on the edge of a lovely small fishing village had a fantastic sunday dinner at the Pennington Hotel. We could not fault the site at all. wardens could not be anymore helpfull, small shop on site but was told that if we needed anything that was not stocked they would be able to get it. The shower block were always very clean, in fact the best we have been to in a long time. We will visit this site again & recomend it to anyone who likes a bit of peace & quiet.
DATE STAYED: November 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
This is a lovely secluded site only minutes away from the shore. Where else could you camp in wooded tranquility yet be within a stones throw of Roman ruins, an owl sanctuary and a steam train?
The wardens Craig and Sandra are a credit to the club - and definitely willing to go the extra mile by offering their own chicken for our meal.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
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