Half term hols… a Cumbrian secret

We discovered a lovely thing about Cumbria in half term that you mustn’t let on. When we said we were going to a caravan park for four nights near Millom, we were generally met with distaste and grumpiness. Cumbria has in the heart of it a series of incalculably beautiful mountains, lakes and chocolate box villages. No-one’s interested in those bits around the edge, are they?

Well – as it happens, the Port Haverigg holiday village – a caravan site built on an an old quarry by the sea is way, way more beautiful that it sounds. It was a real find. What’s more, it was just perfect for a family with two little children – lots of space, places of natural beauty, places of man-made beauty, and beaches. Yes. Nice beaches. In Cumbria.

When we arrived there, I was pretty close to death with a terrible bout of flu. It was touch and go at times but I pulled through over the next few days. In a way, this helped to temper things and make us take things at a very easy pace.

We enjoyed a bit of swimming in the pool, a bit of bike riding in Eskdale, a bit of Ravenglass train stuff, a day at Muncaster Castle, a bit of time in Coniston, and generally just nice chilled-out things in a lovely setting.

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