/ Best camping spot for Helvellyn via Striding Edge
I've narrowed it down to Sykeside and the Glennridding campsite. Any opinions based on experience would be appreciated.
Sykeside is very expensive. Gillside Farm in Glenridding is nice and more reasonably priced.
> Sykeside is very expensive. Gillside Farm in Glenridding is nice and more reasonably priced.
Sykeside is good. Ive stayed at the B&B and the pub grub, beers and single malts are all very good.
(never stayed at either)
>Sykeside is very expensive. Gillside Farm in Glenridding is nice and more reasonably priced.
£17 per night at Sykeside for 2 adults + tent (high season)
£16 per night at Glenridding for 2 adults + tent
glenridding is quite nice and the pub in the village did pretty tasty food last time i was there
If pushed you can sleep in the toe of that boot in the grounds of the Glenridding hotel, although it's not recommended when it's raining.
Up by the tarn between the edges is spot on!
If you're up and moving before 7, them you might get the edge to yourself!:-)
Failing that, the Glenridding one is a better option. It was quieter and the pub is good if that interests you? Parking was expensive at the main car park and there's yellow lines everywhere including the lane by the church in Patterdale. I parked for free on the lane behind the main car park in Glenridding.
Thanks for all of your input, very much appreciated. I'll take a look through it all properly tomorrow morning.
It's £2.50 to park at Sykeside for the day.
The cafe on completely the ooposite side of the Glenridding car park from the NT shop does a cracking full English to set you up for the day.
Doesn't seem unreasonable. As far as the site is concerned its the cleaning and maintainence of the bog and showers which costs the money, not the size of tent.
We had a lovely time camping at Gillside Farm in Glenridding, the perfect location for our objectives. Thanks for all the pointers.
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