Despite its unusual name, the reality is that the Quiet Site isn’t much quieter than your average campsite. But the name is enough to put off any rowdies or big groups, so it’s certainly quieter than some of the more boisterous Lake District options.
Standing atop the fells of what many hold as the Lakes’ finest water, the Quiet Site looks down to Ullswater’s mist-shrouded surface. Up here, it’s a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Glenridding town; a sanctuary of calm from the Lakeland summer crowds.
The site is ideal for accessing the peace of the Lakes’ pathways, with several walkways passing close by. On arrival you’ll get a handcrafted walking guide with decent walks around the area popped into your hand. They’ve tailored the walks to all family members and interests. So, you should find one that suits you – whether it’s a full-on lung workout up the fells or an amble with the kids. And if you’ve had your fill of biped pursuits, go amphibious to get a watery perspective of Ullswater either from the famous Ullswater Steamer or from a rowing boat or motorboat, both easily hired at Watermillock or Glenridding marina.
Come the end of the day, you don’t even have to make any effort to lay your hands on a well-earned pint. The Quiet Site has its own public house, simply named ‘The Pub’. Housed in the farm’s original stone barn, a roaring open hearth greets you along with the über-friendly hosts and a raft of local ales. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to escape campsite cooking you’ll be disappointed: they don’t do food.
If you’re looking for some serenity, great walking or just want to kick back with the family, the Quiet Site delivers. With this place having a hardcore following, and attracting more by the year, just try to keep it all a little hush-hush.
As well as traditional camping and caravanning there’s 14 pods and 10 hobbit holes.
For booking visit https://thequietsite.co.uk/