The Old Post Office Campsite is in a delightful riverside setting, beside an attractive stone bridge, that has very pretty pitches. The enthusiastic owner is steadily upgrading the park.
The small family-run campsite is situated on the western edge of the Lake District National Park in the quiet village of Santon Bridge. The site is bordered on one side by the River Irt - known for its salmon, sea and brown trout (daily and weekly rods are available by arrangement with the owners).
Touring Caravans, Motorhomes and Tents are welcome. There are hard standing pitches with electric hook-ups and level grass pitches for the tents.
There is also a children's play area, a separate flat grassed area for football and other ball games for young children.
The Old Post Office Campsite has a limited number of undercover spaces for the storage of touring caravans.
OUT AND ABOUT
There is something for everyone - walking, cycling, canoeing, windsurfing or just sitting by the river watching the river flow.
The Old Post Office Campsite is situated at the bottom of the Wasdale Valley which boasts England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike, deepest lake - Wastwater and smallest church 'St Olaf's'. It is a great base for
walking groups and mountain climbers wishing to scale the heights of Scarfell Pike, Red Pike and Great Gable.
In the village next to the valley is Historic Muncaster Castle with it's magnificent gardens and the home of the British Owl breeding centre. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Miniature Railway runs from Ravenglass with it's Roman Bathhouse up to Dalegarth, with various stops along the way.
At Boot, just above Dalegarth station is a recently restored water mill, across the valley the delightful St Catherine's Church beside the river Esk. There are various walks along the river, over the stepping stones with several deep pools for keen swimmers.
The heart of the Lake District is about an hours drive in any direction, over Hard Knott Pass for the brave, or via Broughton to the south and Cockermouth to the north.