Borrowdale 17th and 18th July

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    Dave M

    Hi all, the weather forecast for the end of the week in Cumbria is reasonable so I am going to head to Stonethwaite Farm Campsite in Borrowdale for Friday afternoon and Saturday walking and scrambling. The campsite is basic and is open but the farmer says it is likely to be busy at the weekend. Cost is £5.50 per person and there is no need to book. If anyone wants to join in please let me know so we can sort out a kind of plan to fit in with social limitations. There is a huge choice of routes in the area which I hope will be free from crowds. If anyone would like to join on Saturday a venue and time can be arranged but I reckon it will best be an early start. Camping on Friday night will be self-sufficient but bring a chair so we can sit around and talk about heroic stuff while being savaged by insects.

    Stephen Murray

    Hi Dave I’m up for this.

    Dave M

    I’ve been in touch with Seatoller Farm Campsite which is also open but fully booked. As a point of interest they now have a food barn and serve breakfast from 8am to 1pm and then bake pizzas in their wood fired oven from 4pm to 8pm. They have a facebook page to update their menu. Very handy for the National Trust car park. Also, due to covid limitations in the NT car park Seatoller House B and B has created additional car parking spaces and charge about £5 per day.

    Giles Cooper

    I’d love to come but it’s unlikely – hope you all have a great time.

    That said, for those needing retail therapy, I was on the phone with the staff at Needle Sports in Keswick and they do have a sale on (or 15% discount for those with a BMC card). The proud boast was that they “have the best selection of cams in Europe”!

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