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Favourite campsites
« on: June 12, 2011, 09:32:16 PM »
As more and more people on here are getting the camping bug, it's worth having a section of our favourite sites - useful for any individual trips or any new club additions in the future.

My favourite sites pretty much feature in 2011 plans, another couple of sites that I've enjoyed visiting are the
Conwy Touring Park, in Conwy, Wales - a great site with lots of space but good enclosed areas.
Three Rivers in Clitheroe, Lancs. Fabulous scenery, lovely pool and a lovely site


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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 09:36:23 PM »
I've only been to Hop Farm and Severn Valley so far but both sites were fab.  I'd love there to be a few more northern camps  with a bit less train travel  ;) ;) LOL how about 5 mins walk from a station  ;)

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 09:37:40 PM »
My favourites are

Ruthern Valley in Cornwall, we went there about 3 or 4 years ago, great location for the Camel Trail etc

One in Edale, Derbyshire. I think it was called highfield campsite, great location for walking up Kinder Scout and Mam Tor.

and we used to camp at a site at the foot of Langdale Pikes in the lakes, but it was a National Park one that you couldn’t book, not sure if it still is.

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 09:46:05 PM »
Cae Du in Beddgellert is wonderful

http://www.caeducampsite.co.uk/

As was the Big Green Tipi just outside of Abersoch(Llyn Peninsular Wales).  Sleeps 10.  Five on futons and another 5 on moroccan style(?) fold up chairs/sleep mats, the pic explain better.There are also lots and lots of sheepskins for added warmth and snugglyness  It also has a fire pit inside the tipi that keeps it lovely and warm...just make sure you get the smoke flaps right(bit of a skill!)  Bonus is that kids are free and you only pay per person per night(£15 weekdays!).  You might wanna take basic camp cutlary, cups and plates etc as the mix of utensils etc was a bit hit/miss.  But dont take your own pans if you plan to cook on the fire inside or out as you will wreck them and there are plenty there;-)

http://www.biggreentipi.co.uk/gallery.php
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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 04:56:18 PM »
I want to camp for a week (only done 3 nights at a time up to now  :)) during the first week of the summer hols. 

I live in the South and dont want to travel for hours and hours (car sick child  ::)0;  Ideally want some entertainment, ie indoor pool, play area, bar -0 but doesnt have to be full on Pontins type.  Looked at Camping Ninja and various other sites but can't make my mind up. 

Any suggestions/recommendations ...................?
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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 06:14:18 PM »
I've been a few times to the conwy touring one, its great! ;D

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 09:19:23 PM »
Apart from 2 with SWK

would recommend - the orchards Newbridge in the Isle of Wight - fab facilities hope to go back next year for 7 or 10 days.

Would love a recommendation for near Dunster in Somerset if anyone has one

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 09:36:17 PM »
I have a soft spot for the one at Tintagel.  Not a huge amount there, showers, toilets, somewhere to wash your clothes, little shop and a small park (blimey I've almost convinced myself to drive there alone with the kids this summer) and the best thing about it is the proximity to lots of other lovely beaches and places to visit in Cornwall.
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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 12:00:06 AM »
I've only been to Hop Farm and Severn Valley so far but both sites were fab.  I'd love there to be a few more northern camps  with a bit less train travel  ;) ;) LOL how about 5 mins walk from a station  ;)

Tracey x

How about Riverside at Cononley near Skipton. It's a basic site but facilities are ample for a weekend, just down the lane is the station, a pub with beer garden and a park across the road for the kids to play!
Fab scenery too with some lovely walks and short train ride/drive into Skipton itself for the market, castle & pubs

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=7580

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 07:58:59 PM »
I went to the Park resorts Withernsea site last year http://www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/yorkshire/withernsea-sands/ with my dad and my brothers and I absolutely thought I would hate it but we really enjoyed it. It was like a mini, less commercialised Haven site with a pool, playground, ammusements etc. I still wouldn't say it was one of my favourites but if I ask Jude if he wants to go camping, he always says "Can we go to Withernsea?". So for those in Yorkshire it's worth a look.

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 01:43:57 PM »
Wowo (East sussex) absolutely

Great walks, eco friendly, organic farm shop, free soup and bread on a saturday, a touch of child entertainment

Oh and a barn with couches and table tennis for those wet days with electricy points too ;)

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Re: Favourite campsites
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 06:29:40 PM »
I went to the Park resorts Withernsea site last year http://www.park-resorts.com/holiday-parks/yorkshire/withernsea-sands/ with my dad and my brothers and I absolutely thought I would hate it
I went there for my first solo holiday with my son - thought I would go somewhere with things for him to do.  Ended up camping on the slope part of the tent field which was interesting setting my camping kitchen up!    My very favourite site is Bowdens Crest near Bridgewater http://www.bowdenscrest.co.uk/views.htm, much quieter than the Haven/Park resorts places, still things for the children to do and the owners and staff were lovely, spoilt my dog rotten :)
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