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Your chance to escape for a while during the winter months, from hustle-bustle and monotony, to an environment of peace and tranquility, alongside friendly people just like you, who cherish the same. There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.

Derwent Water
& Friars Cragg,
 with just a dusting of snow on Catbells as the back-drop.

This photo was taken from the lake shore walk which originates at the Keswick landing stages.

The Winter months realistically are the best time to visit the site, with the Lake District still in it's constant splendour, without the crowds.

Treat yourself to a well earned break.

Your chance to chill-out and relax in a safe, child free environment. 

.  Now, you can benefit from a credible 4G MOBILE PHONE signal.
.  We can accept your payment by VISA or MASTER card,  and by PayPal.
.  Most other sites close at the end of October.
.  We never Close.
.  If your routine site has closed for winter, we are here for you right now. Just give us a try.

Before we took the site forward to an "Open All Year status", we used to make the most of the winter months and sneak away for weekend breaks in our own caravan, comprising of walking, talking, relaxing, eating, drinking & napping.

(Usually in that order, & sometimes more).  

After returning home, it took the remainder of the week to recover.

We actually got snowed-in, at one of the sites we stayed at.   

In those days there were
no Mobile Phones, 
no Sat-Nav, 
no Wi-Fi, 
no Computors, 
no Tablets, 
and very basic TV, 

but it was really good fun.

One of our nearest lakes, with the first fall of snow on the tops.

Caravanning & Motorhoming used to be all about enjoying the great outdoors, and there is no reason why this should change,  even in winter. 

The same leavel of freedom cannot be acheived, staying in a hotel, and they're not cheap.

The Bowscale Bridleway,

and the Photo Below:
The Cumbrian Way at the head of Swineside Valley, (Skiddaw Forest).

By getting into an avoidable routine of staying indoors through the winter, you will probably neglect your body's necessary daily exercise, and there are temptations to snack and graze. 

These unhealthy habits are difficult to shake off, with a result of:
(a) becoming less hardy.
(b) unwelcomed weight gain.

"Swap the Sofa for Walking"

Your Caravan or Motorhome gives you the big oppertunity to maintain your health naturally, during the winter months, avoiding any expensive gym fees, and aftermath diets.
Most importantly, you will enjoy it.

Your Caravan, Motorhome or Camper Van is your all year round investment. 

The costs to you are just the same for it sitting on your drive through the winter months, as having time away, so, why not use it?  

Whether it's a new one or an old one, a large one or a small one, you are very welcome to bring your "second home" to Riverside to enjoy some quality time during the winter.

At Riverside you have the oppertunity to enjoy a healthy scenic walk or cycle ride, then relax without distractions. The TV reception is brilliant,  and there's a credible WiFi internet access system.  Then, as the site is of a scenic charactor, you probably won't need to drive anywhere, therefore we invite you to fill our recycling bins with "empty" wine/beer bottles and cans.  

A simple change of environment, just you and your partner, for a few days, is good for you.

It's amazing how the original art of conversation can be rekindled. 

Even if you live in Cumbria, or only a short distance from the site, we welcome you to come and enjoy the peaceful picturesque surroundings of the riverbank, without having the stress of a long journey.     

We just know Riverside has the reassuring ingredients,  and we are here for you, as a Sheltered Safe-Haven  for your well-deserved winter breaks.  

As we have an All Year licence,  we remain open for the months of November, December, January,  February and March.   

Most of the other sites in Cumbria and the Lakes are closed during November, December, January, February and even March. 

Riverside is an ideal sheltered over-night base for scenic walks of the local Northern Fells during the winter months, or to cycle our quiet roads. 
We are the nearest Touring Caravan and Motorhome Park to the Eastern side of the Northern Fells. Yet only an easy, wide & straight 15 minutes from J41 of the M6 Motorway. 

Alfred Wainwright loved solitude during his walking. 
Thats why he loved the Northern Fells.

www.lakesandcumbria.com/view/wainwright/northernfells.htm  There's more about the Northern Fells on this link.   Our hamlet of MILLHOUSE is shown on the top right corner of the map.

Riverside is the ideal tranquil relaxing winter retreat.

Your own space with the view.

There's no need to go to a crowded, noisy, claustrophobic pub.

Why not spare some time to crack open a well deserved bottle of wine or beer, and put your feet up for a while?  

Just take a look at the listed points which makes Riverside an ideal Winter destination.                                         

  • You can now benefit from a credible 4G MOBILE PHONE signal on the site.
  • Open ALL YEAR.
  • Easy 15 minute, wide, straight access road from M6. Junction 41
  • Ideal doorstep location for the Northern Fells, Lakes, Towns & the Border city, Carlisle.
  • Local roads are virtually traffic free. Ideal for Cycling & Walking. 
  • Situated in a Valley, Sheltered from Wind and extremes. 
  • Quiet, Relaxed and friendly.
  • All pitches Hard Standings, level, well spaced, connected by roads.
  • All pitches are complete with a mains Electric Hook-Up.
  • Motor Homes very welcome.  (On-board-tank fill and emptying facilities)
  • Excellent TV reception, (Digital Free-view)
  • Automatic Frost protection has been installed to water taps and rising mains. 
  • The Toilets & Showers have comfort Heating. (snug, cosy, warm and uniquely private)
  • Discreet Dusk to Dawn over-site Lighting.
  • Caravan Club Members and Non-Caravan Club Members Welcome.
  • Affordable.  (Just compare our pitch fees to larger sites)
  • Fishing, (free) from our stretch of riverbank.   (no fishing Clubs or Groups please)
  • There are no Children on the site. 
  • WI-FI Internet access zone facility, now FREE.
  • Most of the major Supermarkets deliver to the site, with on-line orders.
  • Dogs and Pets are welcome.  

Why not give us a try this winter for that well deserved, affordable, quiet, healthy, relaxing winter break.

Your Caravan / Motor Van is your all-year-round investment, therefore you may-as-well enjoy some quality time with it,  through the winter months.

We have level, Hard Standing pitches, all complete with Electric Hook-up.  To book Just give us a call on:-   016974 78571   even if its short notice.

A group of "Airstream" owners spent a long weekend with us in February 2017.

These 2 photos were sent to us by Elaine Darby who stayed with us over the 2016 - 2017 New Year Period.

"THE LAKE DISTRICT WALKER", based at Cockermouth,  offers affordable, fun days out for everyone, with their daily organised guided walks, right through the winter months.
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