Where nothing is everything
Lakeland Outdoor Club has a truly unique site located in an enviable location, situated in a fairly remote corner of West Cumbria, at Haverigg, near Millom. With fine views of the heather clad Black Combe and the Cumbrian fells. The site is only a few yards away from a wide, quiet beach, protected from view by a thin line of sand dunes.
The main attraction for many is not only the beauty of the place and the beach nearby, but also the sense of peace and tranquillity; a relaxing atmosphere where you can just sit back and chill out.
The site is used by the Club for camping caravanning, and for day visitors. Being on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), we are not allowed to install any facilities, and in a sense, it's just a field used by naturists. The lack of facilities is not a problem though if you are prepared for it, we think it is a blessing in disguise. It keeps the costs down and better still for members, there is no need for 'volunteers' to carry out all that work necessary to keep the site maintained as in other landed clubs.
There is plenty of space and no trees to shade, so you can get full sun all day long. As the evening sun fades over Black Combe, after a hard day's rest, we have had some spectacular sunsets over the Irish Sea.
A naturist club for those who don't like clubs
Lakeland Outdoor Club is very different to other landed naturist clubs. We just like to be somewhere we can relax and be naturists without hassle. Some naturists don't want to join a landed club, with all the obligations that entails.
This is where Lakeland is different. There are no jobs to do, no lawns to manicure, clubhouse to clean and maintain or swimming pool to attend to; we just don't want to forgo our well earned break for a "work week-end" at the club. Some naturists, rather than join a club, find themselves a secluded beach or a quiet spot in the country, nervously wondering if someone will suddenly appear. At Lakeland, you can be a naturist without all that bother: Doing nothing is an option.
It might not be everybody's cup of tea. Many like the traditional landed clubs and all they have to offer, and that's fine, others might find them a bit suffocating. We prefer the beautiful scenery, the beach, and the peace and quiet.