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Camping in the UK
         

This mainly covers recent trips in the new van.

The earlier links are to sets of photos.

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Go to Our UK camps guide  
Chronological list of recent campsites  
Pictures of holidays:        Scotland 2010           Scotland 2011           North England 2012            Wales 2015
 
Useful links:
Camping & Caravanning Club [CCC]. Chichester Caravans  Excellent site for all caravan/motorhome accessories
Caravansolutions  Excellent workshop for all campervan and caravan servicing and repairs. Near Romsey.  
Guides: UKCampsite.co.uk        UKCampsiteSearch         PitchUp.com          CCC campsite guide


Chronological list of campsites                         TOP

Camping sites in new van    [Print as Word document]
2014

New Wine with Barbara

Greenhill farm Landford New Forest 13/14th August; 1 night. chris and Libby. First camp together. Direct access to new forest. Very good with quiet section with ducks for oldies.
Green Hill Farm Caravan & Camping Park New Road, Landford Salisbury, Wiltshire
SP5 2AZ
Website

Hurst view, Pennington. Me alone and another time with Libby. Excellent informal site with direct access to Lymington/Keyhaven coast path. 15 minute walk to Chequers inn (excellent).
Website

Manorbier near Tenby. 29th-31st August; 2 nights. Chris Libby Hugh. Sophie/Adam wedding.
Green hill farm http://greenhillholidays.co.uk/ SP52AZ 01794 324117.
CS site. Kelpie tents. CC 158/182. Simple site in field. Electric. Small shower and loo facilities. 01834 870 317 or Look up on website as phone number is changed.
Website

Our September trip
Chris, Libby and Hugh (Hugh returns home by Flybe from Edinburgh). 12th – 221st. All sites are in CCC bigsites guide.

Pleasley, near Mansfield (Sep 13). Halfway to Duddo (Nigel’s). Very simple – just a field. OK for one night. There are many sites around here so not sure which it was. Look here:

Beadnell Northumberland. On coast. Separated from beach by the road. No problem. Good facilities and nice restaurant in the village. CCC site.
Website

Linwater near Edinburgh. Good site with good walks. Very near Edinburgh airport. Access at airport (to drop off Hugh) was difficult. Recommend he goes by taxi to airport in future.
Website

Longtown and Gretna Green, Northumberland(?). OK site but not interesting area. I think this is the site:
Website

Malham tarn  Wild camp in small carpark. Nice walk up to the centre. There is a nice campsite down the hill in a small farm.

Malham (in previous van) Riverside campsite Malham Cove. Excellent with lovely direct riverside walks. Peregrines and grey wagtails etc.
Website

Carsington Water, Peak district. Pudding House campsite. Very simple friendly site.
Website

2015
Hurst View, Pennington
Visited when possible
Website

East Creech farm. (16/08/2015) Near Wareham. Excellent with good walks direct from site. Tearooms.
East Creech Farm East Creech Wareham  Dorset  BH20 5AP   Tel: 01929 480519
Website

Wales trip
Fairbourne. (12/09/2015) On south side of Barmouth Estaury. Informal simple good. Very near spar shop, indian restaurant and fish and chip shop. Next to station of Fairbourne/barmouth railway. And main line to Shrewsbury. Excellent walks/rides along shore and around estuary, Arthog etc.
Ynys Faig Farm Beach Road  Fairbourne Gwynedd   LL38 2HQ   Tel: 07779262898
Website

Near Bala N Wales.  Ty Cornel, Frongoch Bala Gwynedd   LL23 7NU   Tel: 01678 520759. Next to river Tryweryn and National white water centre for rafting and kayak (anyone can use it for daily fee).
Website

Pencelli Near Brecon. Very high standard (&price)
Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park  Pencelli  Brecon Powys   LD3 7LX   Tel: 01874 665451
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2016
Ridge Farm. Arne (29th/30th September 2016. Ridge near Wareham. 
Excellent walks and bike rides around Purbeck on South of Poole Harbour. Shortish bike ride to RSPB site and to town of Wareham (excellent restaurants). Closed October to March. Nice site. Flat. Small shop in season. Barnhill Road, Ridge, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5BG.
Tel: 01929 556444
Website
 
2017

Crakehall, Bedale, N. Yorkshire. Greengate Farm, DL8 1LD.    01677 424353 or 07866 586160.
North of Leeds. Near Junction 51 on A1(M). Friendly Stella runs the site. Nice walks. Flat agricultural area. Near village. CCC certificated site.
Website

Glencoe, Argyll, Scotland. Near Glencoe, in the mountains on A82
Glencoe Mountain resort campsite, Kingshouse, Glencoe, Argyll, PH49 4HZ   01855 851226.
Wild country. Golden Eagles SSSI. Good facilities and restaurant.
Website  

Ken Bridge Hotel, Ayr Road, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3PR
South East of Prestwick. At cross roads of On A713 and A712. 01644 420211
On river called Water of Ken. Next to 18th-century coaching inn whose beer garden extends, , into a small riverside field. Electric hook ups and some hard standing. All facilities are good with good restaurant. Fishing permit is included in cost of campsite. Good local walks including long walks on river bank. mail@kenbridgehotel.co.uk.
Website    

Malham Cove. Riverside Campsite. On right of the road on the way out of Malham (Cove road).
Town Head Farm, Malham, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DJ Tel: 01729 830287
Beef cattle farm run by Norman and Jean. The camping field used mainly by Duke of Edinburgh kids. Good facilities. No camping vans or caravans but they kindly let us park on the only bit of flat empty ground. Wonderful walks up to the cove. NB there are other campsites nearby.
Website

Brundcliffe farm near Hartington South of Buxton. In the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.
 Barbara Broadley, Brundcliffe farm, Hartington, Buxton, SK17 0BA. 01298 84382
A working Dairy farm, just off the main Buxton to Ashbourne road (A515) Very nice site with friendly farmer (Andrew). Some hard standing, with electric hook up, free WiFi and is a great base for exploring the surrounding area, including the High Peak trail which is adjacent with direct access.
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