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Electricity arrives at Wasdale

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At the end of a hard day's slog on England's highest fells, descending into the remote and spectacular valley of Wasdale in the Lake District, a new luxury awaits campervanners at the National Trust's Wasdale Campsite – electric hook-ups.

The site, located at the northern end of Wast Water, can now offer six pitches with hardstanding and electric hook-up – four of which boast a stunning view of the lake. The pitches are suitable for campervans and small motorhomes. Unlike the tenting pitches which are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis, the hardstandings can now be booked in advance.

Wasdale Campsite is situated in a remote location and is ideal as a base for walking England's highest mountains. Large motorhomes are not recommended at Wasdale, due to the nature of the narrow, twisty lanes which have to be negotiated.

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the friendly 'no frills' nature of the campsite, which offers well-maintained facilities. The on-site shop, although small, sells a good selection of provisions including locally produced meat from nearby Wasdale Hall Farm, whilst the renowned Wasdale Head Inn is a short walk away for those who prefer pub grub. During the winter months, the shop is open at weekends only.

Jo Haughton, marketing assistant at The National Trust, said: “In the past, the site has accepted campervans without making special provision for them. By providing these new pitches, we are able to offer more choice to campervanners, and improve the quality of their camping experience.”

Wasdale Campsite is open all year, so winter mountaineers may well appreciate the luxury of a pitch with electric hook-up. To book one of these pitches, call the campsite warden on 019467 26220 or email [email protected]

Wasdale Campsite operates a quiet site policy and there are restrictions on numbers. For more information, visit www.ntlakescampsites.org.uk

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