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Living close to nature, taking care of our planet & being more self-reliant, are values that we hold dear. Staying true to those values begins with the choices we make, even the small decisions, such as choosing an eco campsite in the UK, is our way of making just that little bit of difference.

Situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park, we jumped at the invitation to stay at The Quiet Site for a few days. Not only does this campsite deliver in terms of location but is also a multi-award-winning green campsite. Here we’ll cover what choosing an eco campsite means & what The Quiet Site is doing to keep it green as well as the facilities & activities offered on-site & in the surrounding area.

Eco campsite UK - The Quiet Site is situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park - The Wilder Route. Image shows the entrance to The Quiet Sutem marked by a green sign with stone buildings & views of the surrounding fells.
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Eco campsite UK – The Quiet Site is situated right in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Disclaimer – our stay at The Quiet Site was gifted to us in exchange for this review. As always, we only endorse products & experiences that we have tried & loved, remaining honest & transparent with you, our audience. If you’d like to learn more visit our how we operate page.

Written by The Wilder Route on 22nd June 2021.


Eco Campsite UK ∼ Why Choose A Green Campsite?

Normally found in stunning locations, surrounded by nature, eco campsites in the UK offer environmentally friendly facilities & adhere to green policies.

By booking with an eco-friendly campsite you are choosing to directly support a business that is committed to sustainability & that, in turn, is your way to make just that little bit of difference in the world.

The Quiet Site offers all of this with no compromise on quality, it’s one of the best campsites we have ever stayed on & after living in our van for almost three years, it’s safe to say we’ve stayed on quite a few.

Choosing an eco campsite in the UK not only means being surrounded by nature but also means you are making a better choice for nature - The Wilder Route. Image shows a view of the hobbit houses on the campsites they are built back into the hill with grassy tops.
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Choosing an eco campsite in the UK not only means being surrounded by nature but also means you are making a better choice for nature.

The Quiet Site Location

Positioned right on the Ullswater Way – a 20-mile circular walk around one of England’s most beautiful lakes, this eco campsite in the UK is the ideal base from which to explore the UK’s stunning Lake District National Park.

Just a few minutes drive & you can get to the trailheads for Helvellyn, one the most popular mountains in England, which was voted no.1 in ITV series Britain’s Favourite Walks: The Top 100. Nearby the impressive Aira Force waterfalls can also be found along with other activities, from boat trips to paddleboarding to walking the surrounding hills, this area is perfect for us outdoorsy folk.

The campsite itself offers gorgeous lake views & is encompassed by the Cumbrian fells, so even just spending some quiet time on site will ensure you get your fill of nature.

There are tons of activities on offer around The Quiet Site, including walking in the surrounding fells - The Wilder Route. Image shows a group of three walking in the hills, the scenery is green & the clouds hang over the hills.
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There are tons of activities on offer around The Quiet Site, including walking in the surrounding fells.

How The Quiet Site Is Keeping It Green

This family-run campsite has been offering holidays for almost sixty years. As the decades have passed, with The Quiet Site family & their team seeing how our planet is showing clear signs of being unable to cope they have committed, over the past twenty years to re-investing & are now a carbon-neutral company.

How awesome is that?

The Quiet Site so far has achieved some pretty incredible things, including…

  • Creating a wildflower meadow – a whopping 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost in the UK since the 1930s, making this a hugely important addition.
  • Supporting local businesses – they stock loads of lovely local products in their shop.
  • Installing a reed bed for greywater treatment – naturally recycling wastewater to flush the loos.
  • Connecting aerators on all showers & taps – which reduces water usage up to 50%.
  • Fitting a new Biomass Boiler – which replaced 6 oil & gas boilers.
  • Building a zero waste shop – with absolutely no single-use plastic.

… the above, however, is just to name a few. This UK eco campsite is on a mission to remain green, discover more about what they’ve already done as well as their plans for the future by visiting their ‘Quietly Greener’ page.

Taking a tour of the reed bed & learning how The Quiet Site is keeping it green - The Wilder Route. Image shows a group walking down a countryside road, there is greenery surrounding us.
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Taking a tour of the reed bed & learning how The Quiet Site is keeping it green.

Ways To Stay At The Quiet Site

We opted for a fully serviced motorhome pitch, which was spacious, clean & boasted pretty views over Ullswater.

Whilst we were on site, we were delighted to be shown around by our friends & Quiet Site team members Jen & Mel who allowed us to take a peek around some of the accommodation on offer. From the hobbit holes, to glamping cabins, to camping pods – we were impressed by the quality & finishing touches, it doesn’t surprise us that The Quiet Site has an impressive return customer rate of 80%.

Go direct to The Quiet Site’s booking page for their latest offers.

There are a variety of accomodation options available at The Quiet Site, each surrounded by nature - The Wilder Route. Image shows a mobile home with view over the countryside.
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There are a variety of accommodation options available at The Quiet Site, each surrounded by nature.

Facilities At The Quiet Site

This is an eco campsite that has thought about all of the details & with expansion has lost none of its Cumbrian character.

The olde-worlde bar which dates back to 1680 has an open fire & so much charm. There is WIFI throughout the site & even a meeting room for anyone (like us) who may need to get some work done or take the odd Zoom call. The showers, loos & washbasins which use solar, biomass & ground source heat energy (no fossil fuels) are super modern & they even offer full-sized baths in their family bathrooms. & new for 2021 is The Quiet Bite which serves crepes in the morning, pizza in the evening & coffee all day, all of which we can vouch for, it is yummy!

Learn more about The Quiet Site & its facilities.

The eco-friendly facilities on site are super modern without the site loosing any of its original charm - The Wilder Route. Image shows the campsite shower block, with a red telephone box outside.
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The eco-friendly facilities on site are super modern without losing any of its original charm.

The Quiet Site Summed Up

Our Rating 5/5

Our stay at The Quiet Site was excellent, we were particularly impressed with the available facilities & the way in which they keep everything so green without compromising on quality. Don’t just take our word for it though, check out this page which includes more customer reviews.

Very Friendly

The Quiet Site team are all super friendly, giving that proper family-run campsite feel.

Bring Your Dog

As well as warmly welcoming us humans, The Quiet Site is also dog friendly.

Accessibility

The Quiet Site is committed to ensuring their site is as accessible as possible, with accessibility being detailed in their dedicated guide.

If you are looking to book your own Quiet Site stay visit their booking page for the latest deals. If you have any questions at all you can contact them via email [email protected]

& as always if you have any questions for us, please pop them in the comments at the end of this post.

Here’s to greener choices,

Kelly & Adam x

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The Wilder Route - Author Bio. Image shows Kelly & Adam sat on a rock with a cloud encompassed mountain behind them, they are facing the camera & smiling. Kelly is wearing a bright yellow coat, a brown hat, jeans & yellow leg warmers. Adam is wearing a navy blue coast & jeans.

In 2017 Kelly & Adam Peck embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever... 

Equipped with a couple of second-hand bikes, they took a one-way flight to Havana, Cuba &, after a cycling escapade that took them over four hundred kilometres - through remote villages & untouched landscapes, the roots of The Wilder Route were firmly planted. 

From there the adventure was destined to continue... this intrepid couple spent the next 10 months soaking up the vibrance of Mexico, hiking up volcanoes in Guatemala, taking in the wild scenery of Canada & experiencing the beauty & diversity of Colombia, before eventually returning to the UK. 

With the feeling of exploration in their souls, Kelly & Adam knew that they wanted to build a life that brought them closer to nature, a life that made adventure part of their every day. Selling most of their belongings & packing the rest of what they owned into their tiny home on wheels, van life became the next step of their journey.

Since moving into their motorhome in 2018 (a Bessacar E560 named Barnaby) they have experienced many more magical moments, built their online business on the road & have even planned a wedding & said "I do" along the way.

Featured in publications such as Wanderlust Magazine & Housesitting Magazine & speaking at events such as Destinations ShowsBorderless Live & The Caravan & Motorhome Show about living a location-independent lifestyle - they are passionate about helping & inspiring others to explore, to connect with nature &, to live alternatively.

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