Mountain Escape in Campervan Betty

Campervan Betty beside the mountains

Newlyweds James and Emily Wilson recently took our campervan Betty on a mountain escape honeymoon in the Lake District. Visiting Sca Fell Pike, they used our van as basecamp, scaling two peaks in the process.

The campsite James and Emily stayed at is called Dalegarth Campsite. Located in the Eskdale Valley in West Cumbria, the location has splendid views. It looks up to Sca Fell Pike and has numerous cycle and hiking routes that surround it. What’s more, there are obviously plenty of rivers and lakes to be explored while there too. In addition, Dalegarth is a short distance from the local town Boot. Here, the infamous steam Ravenglass Railway departs, and takes you on a picturesque journey across the mountains.

Betty in the Lake District mountains
Betty in the Lake District sun

Another spot James recommends visiting on a mountain escape in the Lake District is The Quiet Site. Peaceful in name and in nature, this site has multiple glamping options, but also space for campervans too. The award-winning, carbon-neutral holiday park is highly rated by James and he says he will definitely return. He also told us his parents were staying here and too would recommend the resort.

So, these two spots seem like a great option to those seeking a mountain escape in the Lake District. We thank James for kindly recommending them to us and hope that to those thinking of travelling to the lakes soon, you have a few ideas.

VW campervan Betty at the campsite
Betty at the campsite

James left us a great Facebook review: “We hired Betty for a last minute honeymoon in the Lake District. Booking was really easy and Tref was very helpful on the phone. Such a pleasure to drive round the windy roads of the Lake District in Betty! We loved it that much that we didn’t want to drop it back off! Will definitely be using Anne’s vans again!”

If this trip sounds appealing to you, then why not take a look at our range of vintage VW campervans. We have three T2 bay vans, perfect for a staycation in the UK. While summer may be coming to a close, we rent our vans out until the end of October. We hope that articles like this give an insight into what people do while on holiday in our vans; we are extremely pleased that James and his partner greatly enjoyed themselves.