Capturing moments, casting shadows

Daytime on a MAS Northern site is often quiet. Early mornings often bring our best outdoor weather and we’ll see the odd few wander off on a run, cycle or walk (except for those who’re still asleep). As the sun lifts higher (or the clouds begin to gather!), the site is abuzz with people rushing to ready their boots, packs, trekking poles and smiles for the group walks that will soon head off.  And then it’s quiet, with a few remaining to do their own thing in tranquil peace.

Late afternoon, those walking boots start coming back at a slightly slower pace. We untie and flop down, soaking up the late afternoon sun. And, this being in northern regions,  some of us rush to take photos of the big blue sky and glorious views of and from our campsite field, or simply just to capture a sunny moment for memory’s sake.

Look at our lovely afternoon shadows!

Caravans and motorhomes at Bathafarn Hall, Ruthin, Wales
MAS Northern’s long shadow, Ruthin, Wales. Credit: A Wood
Motorhomes, caravans and tents camping on a green field at Craken House Farm, Leyburn
Craken House Farm, Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAS Northern got around in July!

Lake District National Park, Lancashire and the Peak District – all the Mountain Activity Section Northern area camping meets that were held in July.

July started off with us in the middle of Ambleside. Yes, right in the middle. With a little help from the sunshine, hot days on the fells and a cool-off in lakeland waters were enjoyed by many.  “Every day’s been a classic,” says Steve. Thanks to Dave & Gill for sitting it all out as stewards. Please, if you love this mountain valley site, consider giving some of your time next year to help the stewards out.

MAS Northern Area Ambleside meet
Views from MAS Northern Area’s Ambleside, Lake District meet. Credit: J & M Allen

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It’s a Wild Life in Austwick

Wood End Farm, Austwick

17 – 20 May 2018

Thank you to the North East Lancashire District Association (NELDA) for hosting this meet. MAS Northern always has a wonderful time in this superb walking area of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Three Peaks nearby, Crummockdale and the blooming marvellous display of spring colour from the spring flowers up in the meadow behind the site.

Never can we tire of  camping at this wonderful site.

And, just a little change of scenery from our usual galleries of walking, here’s some wilder life.

And, yes, a walk!

Walk at Austwick
When the views are too good not to take a break!

Entertainment, MAS Northern style

Camping rallies are renowned for their organised entertainment. At Mountain Activity Section Northern, we’re not.

Your MAS days will be spent chatting to your heart’s content with others on a group walk (or not, if that’s what you choose).

At an MAS Northern evening, we enjoy a wild life and you will likely:

High Straggleton Farm, Whitby sunset, credit: D Hall
High Straggleton Farm, Whitby sunset, Credit: D Hall

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Location, location, location

At MAS Northern, we organise camping meets from spring through autumn in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Sometimes you’ll find us in northern Wales and Scotland too. Invigorating, inspiring, fresh. Great outdoors activity heaven.

MAS Northern Ambleside meet
Ambleside – J & M Allen

Our meets are usually held in green fields with a beautiful countryside view. These sites offer basic facilities: fresh water, and disposal for chemical toilet and grey waste. Your own sanitation is almost always necessary. Occasionally (but not often), our sites will have limited electric hook-up, toilets or showers.

 

We welcome caravans, motorhomes/campervans, trailer tents and tents.

We offer some of the most inexpensive camping available and you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome. All members of the Camping and Caravanning Club are welcome to attend our Mountain Activity Section meets (please bring your membership cards).