Pods good or bad
I'm thinking of using a camping pod in the net few weeks. Are they any good? what should I take if I do?
I've used the "wigwams" at Strathfillan many times. Lighting, heating and power all included. All we needed were sleeping bags
Can be expensive tho'.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view and demand that they respect yours.
If you like the Lake District try Castlerigg camp site. Clean and basic but allows dogs
Good on site showers etc;
I've seen them for some years on the Langdale NT campsite, one issue is they put them on the otherwise worst bit of the campsite, where noone would pitch, under the trees with a muddy path being worn to them. Look roomy!
Grizedale - plan on using that next as my near-Keswick site as no way would I use Braithwaite again, 20 years ago it was a lot quieter, now its more heavy traffic all night and just very noisy.
Nigel Healy wrote (see)
A bit off topic, but the Braithwaite Bridges campsite is the sister site of the main Braithwaite one. It still has good facilities, but is further from the main road so quieter.
About the wooden tents: definitely sound a good idea, as they'd offer a lot more comfort and protectionfrom the elements. Check with the campsite about what they provide, as they can range from basic to quite luxurious with camp beds and wood burning stoves.
Havent used a pod as such, but have used the cabins round the back of the McDonald Hotel near Glencoe.
Basically, glorified garden sheds - electric light, one 13 amp socket and electric heater (on a timer, runs for 1 hour then shuts off and has to be reset). Great when you have been out for a long day (choice is cook or the hotel bar menu), its really wet (big undercover veranda for a stove or three) or its blowing a hooly (gave refuge to 4 lads who had their tent trashed during a night)
Bring sleeping bag and pillow. An electric kettle is great too.
Moonlight Shadow wrote (see)
Proper luxury that, all I had was some xmas lights powered by a solar charger in mine
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