A forest without trees (OK it has some) with gritstone fells, deep valleys and peat moorland straddling Lancashire and N Yorkshire containing the geographical centre of the United Kingdom (for now anyway).
We will be staying at Fell View Park in Scorton:
Price: £20 / pitch / night. A pitch is up to 2 adults plus children. Payable on arrival, card payment preferred.
London Euston to Lancaster (2'45 - 3'25)
Walk to Common Garden Street (Stop A), Common Garden Street, Lancaster City Centre (9 minutes.)
Take 42 bus (https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetable) to Lancaster New Road By Claylands Park, Cabus (35 minutes)
Walk to Scorton (Lancs), Lancashire (20 minutes)
There's tons of stuff to do:
- Loads of Lancashire rock nearby for trad and bouldering - I will bring a guidebook
- Some REALLY GOOD sport climbing a bit further afield - if you can face an hour's drive to Settle I can highly recommend Attermire Scar, which has recently been bolted (in a very friendly way) and has some great routes starting at F4 - I can share the route list; or there's also Giggleswick which has a few hundred sport routes at all grades
Errr I'm not a walker but the FoB website says it offers "some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise."
I will be finding some wild swim spots!
Rainy day options:
Blackpool Pleasure Beach! NOT JOKING.
This campsite is utilising NHS Track & Trace. Please ensure you have downloaded the app before you attend and do not attend the trip if you or a member of your household has symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid.
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