New Exhibition of the Lakes
This month's picture is from a new exhibition at The Wordsworth Museum based on John Murray's A Tour of the English Lakes compiled from words, pictures and photographs of the last 250 years. The left of the picture is part of a photo taken this year, the right part is part of a watercolour painted at the end of the 18th Century.
Any Colour as long as it's Green!
The Quiet Site has won Cumbria Tourism’s 2012 award for Sustainable Tourism – a major recognition of its success in combining green values with a high quality visitor experience.
In the same week, we have attained a Gold level Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) accreditation and believes we may be the first Cumbrian holiday park to attain the Gold grading.
These two awards complement our David Bellamy Gold environmental award and certainly underline our comitment to sustainability.
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Does your car need a holiday too?
Please do not forget the new bus route that calls at our gates! We are now connected to Penrith Railway Station, Glenridding and Keswick by a daily bus service. This will enable our guests to tour the area without resorting to the car. The route will link us to Ullswater Steamers, Aira Force waterfalls, the foot of Blencathra, Penrith and all the fun of Keswick.
The bus stops at The Quiet Site at 8.48 am and 6.29pm each day.
Olympic and Football action
All the action from the olympics and UEFA European football championships including the opening ceremonies will be shown in the bar on a huge television. Those of you who followed England's fortunes in the Euro and World Cup will remember the great atmosphere in the Quiet Bar .. not to be missed.
Online photo gallery
Don't forget our online photo gallery where you can post your 'Quiet' memories.
What's going on in the Lakes this year?
From country shows to a marmalade festival! Please let us know if we have missed anything... More dates will be added as they are released.
New Transformer arrives
As I write this I can hear through the open window the quiet hum of 16 electrical engineers adding the final touches to our new transformer installation. The accountant has been in tears since we paid in January. The original transformer has been on its pole since the 60's, lets hope this one lasts as long.. (An electrical transformer is used for converting one voltage into another, in this case 11 000 volts are transformed into a more managable 240 volts)
Stayed with us before?
We’d love to hear about it. We are committed to constantly improving everyone's holiday experience at The Quiet Site, and one way we can do this is by listening to what you, our guests, tell us after your visit. At www.ratethispark.co.uk/TheQuietSite there is a simple questionnaire which allows you to rate different aspects of your stay. Good, bad or indifferent, we'd love to know! Thank you for giving us your thoughts - and for helping us make The Quiet Site even better for your next visit..
This year we again welcome back Parul and Mick after their long tour of Austrailia.
Joining them are:
Mark in the office, bar and site
Joe in the bar
Nicola in the bar
Jenna in the shop and on the site
Steve on the strimmer and in the bar
Paul in the bar
Debbie and Dorothy on the books
Don't forget about The Quiet Site's sister company: www.lakescaravanstore.co.uk. The Quiet Site will collect your van before your holiday and return it to storage at the end of your stay at no cost.
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Please remember to record any sightings of mammals or birds during your visit here so we can keep an online record.
Last week we watched a golden eagle hunt behind the park for rabbits.
Please remember to take extra care when using disposable BBQs and Gas BBQs. There has been a steady increase in the number of incidents over the years where BBQs have been taken into tents and caravans etc as a source of extra heat. A burning gas flame or smouldering coal produces carbon monoxide (CO), an odourless, colourless, nonirritating gas which is highly poisonous. On no account should BBQs be taken inside any enclosed spaces. Coal or throw away BBQs should always be removed from awnings and the entrances to tents etc when cooking has finished.