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15 September, 2007

Random queries no. 126

One of a series of genuine search engine enquiries which successfully brought visitors to the Ministry.  Can I help?

lake district camp sites that accept single sex couples

So far as I'm aware, that'd be all of them. How would a campsite owner know whether two people are a couple, or merely walking partners? I've frequently camped in the Lakes with male friends, and never encountered apparent hesitation. I haven't shared a tent, but I know people who do, especially on long-distance routes where carrying a tent each wouldn't be pragmatic.
I suppose I'm saying I believe you'd have less problems camping as a single-sex couple than finding a bed & breakfast room together; there's less to imply your status and there is an existing practice of two individuals camping together, irrespective of gender.

You will have noticed from your web search that many campsites do specify 'no single sex parties allowed', but that refers to large groups of potentially-rowdy lads; four or more might have problems, but two should be fine.

Comments

And, of course, it's illegal to discriminate based on someone's sexual orientation anyway.

Posted by Neil T. at September 19, 2007 11:29 PM

Hmm. I'm not sure about that, if it's a private home accepting paying guests i.e. a b&b rather than a 'proper' hotel.
In my ignorance, I probably shouldn't comment further, but in a way the letter of the law is of limited relevance – excuses can always be made to hide a true objection.

What I can say is that I beleve one would be very unlikely to meet any resistance when camping.

Posted by NRT at September 20, 2007 12:28 AM
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