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Lake District Glamping, Campsite and Caravans
Lake District Glamping, Campsite and Caravans

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We have received a 5 Pennant Rating from the AA again with an increased score, Thank You!

AA Inspection Comments June 2018
In terms of AA Quality Standards, The Quiet Site continues to achieve a Five Pennant rating within The AA Caravan & Camping Scheme. I received a very friendly greeting from new team member Don, who informed me that Daniel was moving caravans and I caught up with him after viewing the excellent extension to the smart amenities block, which provides an additional superb unisex bathroom with shower facility, stylishly equipped as usual with Respotex lining and quality fixtures and fittings. The re-arrangement within ladiesโ€™ facilities is also commendable to provide two private wc and washbasin units. The new cladding and super new entrance to the bar were also noted. Daniel never stops coming up with imaginative ideas and is to be commended for his year on year investment to enhance the guest experience. The Hobbit Holes now total fifteen. Everywhere was immaculately maintained as always and within the amenities blocks, the usual diligent approach to cleanliness was also observed. Although raised last year, a further increase in AA Quality Score to 87% is also justified. I wish Daniel and all the team the continuing success they thoroughly deserve.
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Hobbit Holes in the press again..!

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Availabilty in June
Cottages 18th 4n, 25th 4n.
Hobbit Holes: 10th 5n, 18th 4n, 24th 1n, 26th 3n.
Camping Pods: 10th 5n, 17th 5n, 24th 5n.
Bell Tent: 12th 6n, 19th 11n.
Fully serviced pitch: 11th 5n, 17th 5n, 24th 5n.
VW pitch: 11th 5n, 17th 5n, 24th 5n.
Tent pitch with electric: 11th 5n, 17th 5n, 24th 5n.
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We are very excited to announce that Lewis the Magician will be joining us again this summer. He will be performing table top magic between 8pm and 10 pm on the following dates:
July 15, 21, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September 2
Try and catch his magic if you can!
๐ŸŽฉ ๐ŸŽฉ ๐Ÿ‡
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An amazing week in the Lake District
#ullswater #theplacetobe
www.thequietsite.co.uk
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Guardian 50 Coolest Cottages 2016
Our two unique self-catering holiday cottages situated adjacent to The Quiet Site Holiday Park, are available for rental. The holiday cottages, which date from the 16th Century, have been converted in such a way that they can be let individually or as one single unit. They sleep 9 and 6 or 15 together.

Each cottage has its own stone terrace with garden furniture. The two properties also have exclusive use of a large grassy area with sunken trampoline and a two storey playhouse.

www.thequietsite.co.uk/accommodation/cottages
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Half a billion years in the making, but just hours from your door.. here is the history of the lake District

500 million years ago, the oldest rocks in the Lake District sat at the bottom of an ancient sea. Oxygen-poor mud and debris settled on the sea floor and hardened into rock that has persisted over hundreds of millions of years. It is now named the Skiddaw Group, and its rocks are exposed in the northern third of the Lake District.

About 450 million years ago, the collision of tectonic plates initiated a period of intense volcanic activity. The resulting rocks make up what is now known as the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, which forms the base of the mountainous middle of the Lakes. The rocks are conspicuous brown peaks rising above the vegetated surroundings.

The southern third of the Lake District consists of slates, siltstones and sandstones. Called the Windemere Group, these rocks formed at the bottom of the ocean about 420 million years ago.

About 400 million years ago, a mountain-building event known as the Caledonian Orogeny thrust all the rocks out of the sea, and magma reshaped the rock layers into complex configurations.

The mountain range may have rivaled the height of today's Himalayas , but millions of years of erosion wore the rocks down to low-profile hills and by 350 million years ago, the land was once again at the bottom of an ancient ocean. A layer of sea life detritus coated the older rocks, and those fossil shells and corals persist in the Lake District today.

During the Carboniferous Period, mud infiltrated the shallow sea. Some 280 million years ago, another mountain-building event, the Variscan Orogeny, again lifted the rocks.

In the hundreds of millions of years since today's Lake District rocks formed, they not only rose and fell vertically, they also traveled northward. The rocks of today's national park sat well south of the equator about 500 million years ago.

In much more recent geologic time 2 million years ago Pleistocene glaciers crept southward to cover most of mainland Britain. The glaciers advanced and retreated multiple times, carving deep valleys that later filled with meltwater and rain. The volcanic rock holds the water in place rather than allowing it to seep out, sustaining the lakes that give the park its name.

More recently, the last ice age, around 20000 years ago, saw an ice slab 900 meters thick (just below the highest Lakeland peaks) cover the park.

And now, all this history AND the countries most beautiful scenery is just a few hours from anywhere in Britain.
#theplacetobe #lakedistrict
www.thequietsite.co.uk
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