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Hello once again from the Quiet Site.   

"Autumn has arrived, with some excellent weather - the sun enhancing the vibrant autumn colours around the Quiet Site."

Quiet Vouchers for Christmas?
Having trouble with finding an original christamas present? We offer Quiet Vouchers that can be used against camping, caravaning, pods, and in the shop or bar at The Quiet Site.
The Vouchers are dispatched by first class post the same day or sent by email.  You decide the amount and we will do the rest.
Please contact the office for details.

The Quiet Site on Facebook
"Take a look at our Facebook page to keep up with all the news, see lots of great local photos and generally keep a check on what's happening locally.
Watch out for our competitions - there are some great prizes to be won from time to time!
Feel free to ask any questions via our Facebook page, holiday-related or not.
And, of course, don't forget to LIKE us!

Only one Holiday Home pitch left...

Sadly, the National Park will not allow us to site caravans like this great 100 year old classic. Ours must be green and have much more in the way of insulation!
Holiday homes purchased at The Quiet Site have a lease of 15 years and can be used for 10½  months of the year.
The caravan above can be seen in the gardens of Askham Hall where they have recently started a cafe serving delicious pizzas and homemade ice cream. Contact the office for more details:

Storage for tourers, motor homes and boats
Check out our sister company, Lakes Caravan Storage. They are happy to help with your particular storage requirements. They will store, site and then re-store your caravan at no charge if you use The Quiet Site. They will also deliver your caravan to other local parks if you wish for a small charge.  Contact their office for details:

David Bellamy Gold Award ... again!

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded this prestigious conservation award once more by David Bellamy. Adding the award to our recent Green Tourism Gold Award and the Cumbria Tourism's Sustainable Business of the Year Award certainly confirms this as our greenest year to date. 

Long stay pitches for tourers
We have a couple of long stay pitches available.  Please contact the office for details.

Voted top Holiday park in UK by Mumsnet
after all, mums know best!

WiFi free at The Quiet Site 
We offer WiFi free of charge in our cottages, bar and over the lower pitches of the park so you can stay in touch.  
Please ask at the site office if you need any documents printed off.
The WiFi bandwidth is restricted so emails and browsing are fine but video steaming is not!

Special Offers
Plenty of new offers to tempt you. Forget New England, try Old Cumbria for a feast of autumn colours.

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And finally a Cumbrian history lesson
Time for everyone to brush up on their Cumbrian history;

10000BC Ice slab melts over Cumbria forming the valleys and lakes.
3500BC   First man arrives in Cumbria and the Neolithic Age is in full swing. The Langdale
                  Axe factory exported thousands of axe heads across the United Kingdom.
2000BC   Stone Circles appear during the Bronze age. Castle Rigg and Long Meg are just
                  a few minutes from Ullswater.
100BC     Iron age.  Hill forts from this time include; Dunmallard Hill  (3 miles from The
                  Quiet Site) and Maiden Castle (only 1 mile away!) 
78AD        What did the the Romans do for us?  Well actually quite a lot!   They built a
                  road from Brougham to Ambleside aptly called High Street which can be
                  walked easily from The Quiet Site. The Roman fort at Hard Knott is a favourite
                  of mine as the view we see today is the exact view the Roman soldiers saw!
945           Edmund 1st (not Blackadder!) defeated the last Cumbrian King, King Dunmail.
                 The Vikings have also been lurking around the area for a few years prior to this
1092         King William II conquered Carlisle for England starting hundreds of years of
                  conflict between the two countries. Fortified houses appear accross Cumbria.
1345         Penrith destroyed by Black Douglas and 30,000 Scots.
1510         Watermillock Cottage built by Joseph Woof.
1558         Watermillock Church built.
1564         Elizabeth I gave Royal assent to mine graphite  from Borrowdale to be used in
                  pencils and casting moulds for cannon balls.
1600         Whitehaven becomes the second busiest port in England.
1711         Englands first efficient Blast Furnace built and only closed in 1965.
1752         The building that houses the Quiet Site Bar was constructed in this year.
1770         William Wordsworth born in Cockermouth.
1772         Samuel Coleridge moves to Keswick.
1778         Whitehaven raided during the American war of independance.
1811         Pencil factory opens in Keswick.
1824         Railway comes to Cumbria as London is linked to Glasgow.
1834         The Three Bears written by Robert Southey from Keswick.
1847         First Hotel opens at Windermere.
1871         John Ruskin moves to Coniston.
1877         First Steamer on Ullswater starts at the request of Thomas Cook.  The same is
                  steamer is still running today.
1890         Stan Laurel born in Ulverston.
1901         First Submarine built at Barrow.
1902         Beatrix Potter writes the Tale of Peter Rabbit.
1907         Alfred Wainwright is born.
1910         Pictue of Watermillock Cottage at The Quiet Site.

1933        Postman Pat is written in Kendal.
1935        The Haweswater valley is flooded to form a reservoir.
1951        The National Park is formed.
1956        Watermillock Cottage is reported derelict in local paper. 
1959        Camping and Caravaning starts at The Quiet Site making it one of the oldest
                 sites in Cumbria. 
1967        Donald Campbell is killed while attempting to break the world water speed
1970        The Shap-Penrith section of the M6 open, perhaps the most picturesque section
                 of motorway in the UK.
1974        Westmorland and Cumberland  join to form Cumbria.

1987        The film 'Withnail and I'  is released. Shot at Sleddale Hall, Wet Sleddale near
                 Shap, the film has become one of Britain's biggest cult films.
2010        Watermillock Cottage at The Quiet Site.  Now available for rental. Sleeps 15.

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