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#51960 - 03/11/09 10:12 PM turned 40 turned mental
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Hello one and all... just turned 40 and decided to do the c2c to celebrate.
So far planning and everything going ok. No kit issues. Have almost got the bag and stuff in it sorted. Started booking camping etc..... One problem though, I would like to camp near to Grasmere but so far the tinternet not much help......
Any advice. Thought I might wild camp as a last resort on the high lvl route between Rosthwaite and Gmere.

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#51980 - 04/11/09 08:32 AM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: bootzmanloofer]
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There are no campsites at or near Grasmere, itīs far too posh for the likes of us sweaty campers. There are a few hostels though. Wild camping is always an option but I like to be near a pub. Another option is to skip Grasmere altogether and go straight on to Patterdale, where thereīs a great site

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#51982 - 04/11/09 10:30 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: SteveInLeicester]
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Personally I'd camp the other side of Grasmere, up by Grisdale Tarn seems a popular spot. Stock up with good food in Grasmere and head off up the tongue as its getting dark.

You could camp before Grasmere, but that day is easy anyway so might as well walk a little further.

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#51989 - 05/11/09 11:28 AM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: *tim*]
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Sorry to intrude, but how about skirting around the south end of Thirlmere and making straight for Patterdale?

Can't be more than about 13 miles...

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#51999 - 05/11/09 08:00 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: DodgeyKnee]
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I went Longthwaite to Grasmere in one go. Instead of going down Easdale or the Helm Crag ridge from Greenup Edge, go down into Withburn. Take a right at the road bridge, walk up for a while until just past the forest on the left, over the stile and follow the stream up to Grisdale Tarn (Good wild camp). Or carry on down the Grisedale valley to Patterdale. Allow 10 hours with stops)
Dave.

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#52023 - 06/11/09 07:39 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: Slogger]
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Thanks for the suggestions wild camping Grasmere looking favourite, bar starting my own campsite! I often wonder what elements would make up the perfect campsite?

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#52025 - 06/11/09 07:53 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: bootzmanloofer]
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Free ale on tap for a start!

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#52027 - 06/11/09 08:08 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: slowcoach]
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Deep pile grass with sheeps wool underlay!

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#52028 - 06/11/09 08:10 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: bootzmanloofer]
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Dont know if ale on tap would go well with freeze dried bacon and eggs........actually there wouldn't be anything freeze dried on the perfect campsite so no problem.

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#52029 - 06/11/09 08:49 PM Re: turned 40 turned mental [Re: bootzmanloofer]
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Originally Posted By: bootzmanloofer
Thanks for the suggestions wild camping Grasmere looking favourite, bar starting my own campsite! I often wonder what elements would make up the perfect campsite?

Stone walls, slate roof, carpeted floor, comfortable bed, electric light, log fire, showers - but then that's not really a camp site is it ?

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