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Ste
18-09-2011, 17:48
Busy planning a weekend around Cartmel area. Found a some excellent spots that aren't on the list
54.158439,-2.935216 Beach site behind Flookburgh Airfield
54.199855,-3.019137 Beach site (ish) next to Old Park Wood Caravan Park
54.203533,-2.875071 Near Meathop.
& there's also some areas Old A590, 54.258907,-2.820525 Near Levens is now just for a field access, but still double width.
54.251788,-2.836404 & 54.23871,-2.859578 are Layby's at Witherslack.

Definitely haeding to the Beach site, so maybe see you there one night

plattypus
20-09-2011, 19:37
Might well do Ste. Thanks for those.:bow:

Canalsman
20-09-2011, 20:48
Thanks for these - all now added to the POI database.

Regards

Chris

christine
23-10-2011, 10:02
Some of these are rather dubious. The first one is a very narrow road and I believe there is nowhere to park at all down at the end. it is called Humphrey head, supposedly where the last wolf in England was killed.

The Witherslack laybys on the A590. why the heck would anyone want to stay on this main road??

And if you feel ok parking in a car park outside a large touring site, that's up to you.

Canalsman
23-10-2011, 15:02
Rather caustic comments there ...

Streetview shows plenty of parking space at Humphrey Head - looks a great and peaceful place.

The laybys aren't on the main road but some way away from it ...

And people may prefer to stay free of charge in a fair sized car park with great views.

At the end of the day, different people have different requirements. If someone suggests a place that offers unrestricted overnight parking, I will add it to the database. Then it's up to the individual to decide what they wish to do.

christine
23-10-2011, 16:32
Ok, sorry, the laybys are on the old A590, I just looked at the red arrow. I still wouldn't take a motohome down to Humphrey Head, there is little space to turn and you can see some of the area there is a track leading off. I am pretty sure when we were last there, there were boulders blocking off any likely parking spaces.

Ste
23-10-2011, 17:07
Yes Humphrey's Head is narrow, especially the gate onto the beach. But we managed ok.
But i guess everyone has a different view. The A590 spots are part of the old road. But I'd have no problems is they were a layby on the main road. If you've worked in transport and spent many nights out on the road, I don't think you notice the road as much.

christine
23-10-2011, 21:32
Thanks Ste, as we live in the area, we'll take a look at Humphrey head in the car. We have taken our 23 feet motorhome down some pretty narrow roads in our time but like to know that there is room to turn at the end of them!

Knowing the A590 well, I personally would not like to sleep on it's edge but then I am a light sleeper. As you say, anyone used to being on the road would probably not find traffic noise a nuisance, whereas when we go away in our van, we look for the most rural, away from it all places.


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