Favourite campsites

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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Disco » 12 Jun 2013, 18:06

Awesome, have a great time. I still haven't stayed in the katas. I really want to.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Aitch » 19 Jun 2013, 11:20

still not stayed at comrie but was in gimme shelter twice last month... totally LOVE it, thanks for the reco.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Agatha'sMama » 19 Jun 2013, 15:28

Any recommendations for the wye valley, symonds yat or Forest of Dean area? We always go to our favourite campsite near Ross on wye (will edit when not on phone p include a link) but I' like to branch out a little!
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby ToothFairy » 19 Jun 2013, 17:37

Agatha'sMama wrote:Any recommendations for the wye valley, symonds yat or Forest of Dean area? We always go to our favourite campsite near Ross on wye (will edit when not on phone p include a link) but I' like to branch out a little!



We've been here twice in the last month, it's lovely.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Aitch » 05 Jul 2013, 10:38

Right, I'm going to say that Mason's Campsite was a disappointment. lovely pub nearby, mind.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby MumtoMonsters » 05 Jul 2013, 10:44

We're going to Stubcroft Farm tonight (near West Wittering, West Sussex). Real fires and everything.

http://www.stubcroft.com/campsite/index.html
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby ceeLIN » 05 Jul 2013, 12:54

Agatha'sMama wrote:Any recommendations for the wye valley, symonds yat or Forest of Dean area? We always go to our favourite campsite near Ross on wye (will edit when not on phone p include a link) but I' like to branch out a little!


We've camped here in the past, it was nice enough as far as i remember - pre children. http://www.dowardpark.co.uk/
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby t&n's mummy » 10 Jul 2013, 14:03

Any suggestions for this weekend around Brighton? The one with the bus is already fully booked apparently...
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Spanner » 10 Jul 2013, 16:11

Sorry to hear you didn't like appletreewick aitch. Our two loved playing in the river. My only issue was it was a bit busy.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Jul 2013, 18:46

Probably not close enough to Brighton for you, but Stubcroft Farm was lovely if you fancy West Wittering.

http://www.stubcroft.com/campsite/index.html

It was definitely, far and away the nicest campsite we've been to (admittedly this is only out of four!). It was just a nice size, other campers weren't too in your face, just kind of left us to get on with it. Plenty of space for monsters to run around. Easy to find. Cheapest we've been to. Clean. Friendly staff. I admit, the eco loos aren't the loveliest toilet experience in the world, but it wasn't awful and they do have normal loos too. BBQs are welcome, and they even hire out braziers...
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby t&n's mummy » 14 Jul 2013, 18:23

We have just got home from here http://www.ecocampuk.co.uk/beech-estate ... -campsite/ it was amazing, totally off grid, no cars allowed, wheelbarrows to bring in your stuff, in the middle of a lovely wood, composting toilets, outdoor showers (with water heated on a woodburing stove) a warden on site, bell tents for rent if you want, camp fires, bunting, den building...
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Spanner » 14 Jul 2013, 22:10

Composting toilets and outdoor showers :scream Sorry not my thing.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby t&n's mummy » 15 Jul 2013, 06:55

He he spanner, they were very nice, just smelt of sawdust, and the showers were enclosed, just open at the top.
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby MumtoMonsters » 15 Jul 2013, 08:10

The eco loos at the site we went to the other week most definitely did not just smell of sawdust. :mona

However, I suspect there just weren't enough to cope with demand. I think the site's popularity has increased too quickly for them to keep up with the facilities. They're adding extra loos and showers next year - it'll be interesting to find out if the showers are open air!
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Re: Favourite campsites

Postby Nix » 15 Jul 2013, 09:06

Ecoloos!!!! I thought I was brave using a loo in a potable cabin!

We stayed at Riverside near Skipton this weekend (http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/detai ... revid=7580) and I can recommend although I have only stayed at 2 campsites, we would definitely visit this one again. The children's play area was for under eights and full of little tikes climbing frames and vehicles. It had a sandy floor which the kids loved although I did have to Hoover the tent there was so much sand! The loos and shower block was ok although for someone with a spider fear, I didn't look up too much! Spiders just love to make their homes in these kinds of places don't they? The views were amazing and the location was very peaceful. There was a railway line that ran close to the campsite and we heard trains going by frequently even in the night but tbh the roosters and the cows/sheep made just as much noise from a nearby farm.

Any campsites in England with a swimming pool?
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