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Old September 1st 03, 12:28 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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I just thought I'd post a message to thank everyone who advised me to visit
to Eskdale rather than Coniston for a relaxing week in the Lake District.
We stayed on a lovely campsite called Hollins Farm in a place called Boot
and had a really great time. I would highly recommend it as a base for
exploring the less touristy parts of the area. I would highly recommend it
for both serious walkers / ramblers and people (like me) who were just
looking to totally relax for a week.

Thanks again.

Jeannie


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Old September 1st 03, 07:40 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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"Jeannie" wrote in
:

I just thought I'd post a message to thank everyone who advised me to
visit to Eskdale rather than Coniston for a relaxing week in the Lake
District. We stayed on a lovely campsite called Hollins Farm in a
place called Boot and had a really great time. I would highly
recommend it as a base for exploring the less touristy parts of the
area. I would highly recommend it for both serious walkers / ramblers
and people (like me) who were just looking to totally relax for a
week.


Great! It's still there then? I hope it hasn't gone too commercial. Its
years since I was up there...

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Old September 2nd 03, 06:38 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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Fran wrote in news:MPG.19bde840cc5ffa5c98a109
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It's definitely still there, if you mean Hollins Farm. I stayed
there with my family (husband + 5 children) a couple of months
ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's certainly not
commercialised: beautifully basic with just the right level of
comfort. Would I go there again? Yes I would, most definitely.
Children welcome; small unassuming play area; 'wild' patch that
my youngsters made a 'den' in; clean showers/toilet block; no
shop; no fancy frills; no silly rules about where to pitch, just
find a space and pitch there. Friendly; reasonably priced;
token-operated hot water things (but free washing water for the
hand basins); owners will buy back unused tokens. And right in
the shadow of Skafell and Skafell Pike. I'm not on commission
either. Sigh If only :-)


Eee! I just fancy another trip up there. A ride on "Ratty" then a walk
into Boot. Over the hill, past Burnmoor tarn, to Wasdale Head then back
along the road to Santon Bridge. Down the hill to rejoin "Ratty" at
Eskdale Green (IIRC) and back to Ravenglass. Not done that for about 20
years....

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Old September 2nd 03, 09:31 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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Eee! I just fancy another trip up there. A ride on "Ratty" then a walk
into Boot. Over the hill, past Burnmoor tarn, to Wasdale Head then back
along the road to Santon Bridge. Down the hill to rejoin "Ratty" at
Eskdale Green (IIRC) and back to Ravenglass. Not done that for about 20
years....


Stayed at Hollins Farm last year, top site. Travelled
to the Lakes from Derby by train and loaded the camping gear onto the
Ratty at Ravenglass and travelled to Eskdale and walked up to the
site.

Swore blind when I got home it's the last time I go camping without
my Landrover, 40 years old is just too old to lug camping gear about
on public transport!!!

cheers, Tim





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Old September 2nd 03, 09:37 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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"Jeannie" wrote in message
...
I just thought I'd post a message to thank everyone who advised me to

visit
to Eskdale rather than Coniston for a relaxing week in the Lake District.
We stayed on a lovely campsite called Hollins Farm in a place called Boot
and had a really great time. I would highly recommend it as a base for
exploring the less touristy parts of the area. I would highly recommend

it
for both serious walkers / ramblers and people (like me) who were just
looking to totally relax for a week.

Thanks again.

Jeannie


Hi Jeannie,

I have stopped at Hollins Farm a few times over the years and always had a
nice and peaceful stay. Could you tell me if the really friendly old couple
still own and run the second pub up the lane in Boot the one with the beer
garden in front.

Thanks MP


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Old September 2nd 03, 11:34 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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MP said...
Could you tell me if the really friendly old couple
still own and run the second pub up the lane in Boot the one with the beer
garden in front.


If you mean the Burnmoor Inn then I suspect not. There were no
elderly folk in evidence the evening I took my family there for
a meal and I heard from someone in uk.rec.walking that it had
changed hands. This news reassured me, since I had been told
how good it was and such was not my experience. I have an idea
that younger, more 'upmarket' people have taken it on; at any
rate my family and I were somewhat unimpressed with the quality
of the food, the cost thereof and the abysmal service.
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Old September 3rd 03, 11:39 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
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"Fran" wrote in message
...
MP said...
Could you tell me if the really friendly old couple
still own and run the second pub up the lane in Boot the one with the

beer
garden in front.


If you mean the Burnmoor Inn then I suspect not. There were no
elderly folk in evidence the evening I took my family there for
a meal and I heard from someone in uk.rec.walking that it had
changed hands. This news reassured me, since I had been told
how good it was and such was not my experience. I have an idea
that younger, more 'upmarket' people have taken it on; at any
rate my family and I were somewhat unimpressed with the quality
of the food, the cost thereof and the abysmal service.
--

Fran
The email address in the headers is now a spamtrap; however
ynyschwith at lineone dot net (no spaces) will reach me.


very sad news indeed.
Thanks,MP



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Old September 3rd 03, 06:09 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
KGB[_2_]
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On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 00:34:27 +0100, Fran
wrote:

MP said...
Could you tell me if the really friendly old couple
still own and run the second pub up the lane in Boot the one with the beer
garden in front.


If you mean the Burnmoor Inn then I suspect not. There were no
elderly folk in evidence the evening I took my family there for
a meal and I heard from someone in uk.rec.walking that it had
changed hands. This news reassured me, since I had been told
how good it was and such was not my experience. I have an idea
that younger, more 'upmarket' people have taken it on; at any
rate my family and I were somewhat unimpressed with the quality
of the food, the cost thereof and the abysmal service.


Hi Fran

That depends which old couple owning the Burnmoor you mean!!!

The original old couple (many years ago) were a National Institution -
even mentioned on Radio One.

Josie was famous for tearing ALL her clothes off and literally
prancing round the bar stark naked - not a pretty sight, she was
getting on a bit. It was quite a shock for a young lad like myself -
life was much more innocent back then.

Her language was also very colourful to say the least. I remember
once being in there with my wife (then my girlfriend) and another
couple got up to leave. Josie bellowed after them "That's right; F##k
off, there's better pubs down the valley".

I would hardly call it a family pub in those days.

Alas, Josie died a few years ago (in an old peoples home in W Cumbria
I believe - Gawd knows what the other inmates thought of her). She was
certainly a colourful character, but her heart was always in the right
place - as was the rest of her body, she displayed it often enough for
us all to see!!! 8^)

Regards


KGB
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Old September 3rd 03, 06:42 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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"Tim Bott" wrote in
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Eee! I just fancy another trip up there. A ride on "Ratty" then a walk
into Boot. Over the hill, past Burnmoor tarn, to Wasdale Head then

back
along the road to Santon Bridge. Down the hill to rejoin "Ratty" at
Eskdale Green (IIRC) and back to Ravenglass. Not done that for about

20
years....


Stayed at Hollins Farm last year, top site. Travelled
to the Lakes from Derby by train and loaded the camping gear onto the
Ratty at Ravenglass and travelled to Eskdale and walked up to the
site.

Swore blind when I got home it's the last time I go camping without
my Landrover, 40 years old is just too old to lug camping gear about
on public transport!!!


I don't have much choice ... :-(
It's public transport & backpacking or don't go!

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Also at http://www.mixtel.co.uk
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