Favourite campsites

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Favourite campsites

Postby Spanner » 01 May 2012, 20:13

Could we have a list of good places to go here?

Here's a couple in north norfolk
http://www.deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/camping/
http://www.manorfarmcaravansite.co.uk/

And one in the yorkshire dales
http://www.masonscampsite.co.uk/
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Morlyte » 01 May 2012, 20:25

Kelling Heath, Norfolk

We also go to a couple locally, one is called Carlton Meres Caravan Park and its fab, very cheap with everything you need and in the heart of Suffolk.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Nix » 01 May 2012, 20:31

We love this one http://www.cwmcadnantvalley.co.uk/

Stayed there when Harvey was 17 months old and it was very clean, good toilet/shower facilities, close to Canarfon Wales and Snowdonia.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby camper » 01 May 2012, 23:10

So many to choose from! But I'm supposed to be sleeping after a nightshift, so I'll start with this one which is a bit special to us. Many happy memories - good times with good friends, it's the area where my Mum grew up so reminds me of her, and we think MJ may have been conceived there!
http://www.hillendcamping.com/index.php
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Disco » 02 May 2012, 06:56

I've linked these two many times before and I'll do it again :) A couple of east Scotland ones that boast woodland setting and the option of having a campfire - bliss!
http://www.comriecroft.com/
http://www.woodlandcampinggimmeshelter.com/
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 02 May 2012, 07:22

I've never stayed here but my brother has several times. I love the look of it, and it's an area I know really well and is absolutely stunning scenery. Bro has stayed there and been the only person there.

DH and I stayed at a lovely one in Cornwall about a hundred years ago but I can't remember what it was called. Will have a think and come back.

Norfolk and Suffolk recommendations are useful, thanks!
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby ceeLIN » 02 May 2012, 20:23

This one is good (in the lakes) for families and they allow campfires, but is very much in the middle of nowhere in one of the coldest rainy-est valleys! http://www.fishergroundcampsite.co.uk/

This one can be nice, but depends which pitch you are given and who else is there. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/camping/camping-in-the-lake-district/low-wray/
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Aitch » 02 May 2012, 21:39

we are off to low wray for the jubilee weekend, ceecee, should we ask for a particular pitch?
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby ceeLIN » 03 May 2012, 20:29

Aitch wrote:we are off to low wray for the jubilee weekend, ceecee, should we ask for a particular pitch?


Depends what you want really. We like the woodland area (camped at Martha's corner a few times but not sure if they are still named like that now), the only problem really is that most of the pitches are properly under the trees so there can be issues with roots, falling leaves etc. You also need to keep more of an eye on your kids - we were right next to a steep bank with a stream at the bottom last time and as DD was only about 20 mths we really had to keep a tight hold of her. Less of an issue with your older kids tho.
The lakeside pitches are nice, tho we've never camped there and we always avoid the main/group fields.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Aitch » 04 May 2012, 21:45

well hopefully we will... we're practically a group ourselves, actually. seven adults, four kids, one dog.

if you think of any tips, do tell me, won't you? or Great Things To Do? the farking activities offered by the site are so expensive...
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby PolarBearGirl » 27 May 2012, 10:00

We're off down south camping in July and I wondered if anyone could recommend campsites in Northumberland or the bottom end of the borders, basically somewhere halfwayish between Edinburgh and Sheffield!
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Morlyte » 27 May 2012, 11:13

PolarBearGirl wrote:We're off down south camping in July and I wondered if anyone could recommend campsites in Northumberland or the bottom end of the borders, basically somewhere halfwayish between Edinburgh and Sheffield!



Kielder is supposed to be lovely but i haven't been ((yet!!)). I would probably avoid Berwick but that's just because I spent a lot of time as an unruly teenager there!!
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Sandytoes » 27 May 2012, 17:23

Sorry, my head does a bit of a spin when someone refers to Northumberland as "down south" (I grew up in the Westcountry)!

Anyone know anywhere good in Wiltshire?
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Disco » 22 Jun 2012, 08:18

I have another Scottish campsite suggestion-

Seaview near Oban
My dad was there the other month. He said it was lovely. They don't tend to fill up the campsite in the interests of giving everyone a bit of space :) and they have fire pits :D Always a winner in my books.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby difdif » 11 Jun 2013, 21:08

Disco wrote:I've linked these two many times before and I'll do it again :) A couple of east Scotland ones that boast woodland setting and the option of having a campfire - bliss!
http://www.comriecroft.com/


Just booked 2 nights here in July in a wigwam (kata) as we have no camping gear. Looking forward to trying camping 'light' and so looking forward to a camp fire!
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