Mealsgate and The Larches lie on the Carlisle-Cockermouth road, a little removed from the hectic centre of the Lake District, yet with easy access to it (and good views towards it) and to other attractions nearby. This quiet, family run, adults only park takes 45 touring units of any type, 42 of which have 10A electricity, water and drainage. These pitches are in grassy areas with tall, mature trees, shrubs and accompanying wildlife. Some are sloping and irregular, others on marked hardstandings. There are currently a few privately owned holiday homes and there are plans to extend this area of the park.
Local events are displayed prominently in the window of the shop. On arrival visitors are loaned very comprehensive tourist information brochures. There are bus routes to Carlisle and Keswick, walks from the park and good restaurants nearby. The Elliott family provide a warm welcome at this peaceful, well organised park which is undergoing some redevelopment. This is an ideal haven for couples – only adult visitors are accepted.