Camping connoisseurs rate new ‘magnificent’ campsite in the Lake District

The latest camping show to come to Britons’ screens is The Perfect Pitch. The Channel 4 show follows six campers – three groups of two – as they tour Britains’ beauty spots.

And even before getting to the campsite, married couple David and Caroline run into problems.

Their camper was too big and they had to reroute through Keswick to reach Baystone Bank Farm.

The campsite is in a rural setting, with shire horses and a working farm.

Annie, the owner of the campsite said: “We’re only just in the national park.”


This is a plus, she found, as it meant they “escape the corridor of tourism”.

The quiet settings seem to be a hit with the campers.

They said: “Lovely, very quiet, very rural.”

The campsite allows campfires and there is no Wifi.

However, there is a stream, which Annie said “the children absolutely love”.

After testing the stream’s water, which was “absolutely freezing”, the campers are invited to take part in a game of rounders.

The campsite staff versus campers game was won by the Farm’s staff.

But the campers got a consolation price when Annie and her son brought round drinks later in the evening.

The next day, the campers went to Ravenglass Eskdale Railway and ride the steam train, which proves a popular activity.

To finish off the day, they went heavy horse riding.

Annie owns the world’s only heavy horse riding school, and the campers got to try it.

With a “magnificent” campsite setting and the calm and quiet of their surroundings, the campers had to decide on a score for Baystone Bank Farm.

In the end, it was 13 stars out of 15.

Baystone Bank Farm sat at the second place of the rankings at the end of the episode.

Burns Farm remains top, with 14 stars.

Viewers agreed, taking to the Digital Soy forum to comment.

Yellow Labrador said: “Probably the nicest campsite they visited so far.”

However, The Unknown One said: “No Wi-fi?

“I think that should be left as a choice for your guests to decide if they want to switch off during their stay, not to have it forced upon them.”


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