Another question: On the way to London

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  1. lavieyuca

    lavieyuca Read Only Funster

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    Our ferry will arrive to Portsmouth at 18 in the afternoon, do you think it's a good moment to drive to London? Would it be better if we sleep near Porstmouth and drive to London next day?
    I have seen that we are going to drive by Winchester on our way to London, perhaps it could be a good place to sleep (there is a caravan club site near it).
    Thank you very much from Spain.

    Yoli
     
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    john-A Read Only Funster

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    Hola!
    Here are some I found in Google
    WINCHESTER


    FOLLY FARM TOURING AND CARAVAN PARK
    Crawley, Nr Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2PH
    Tel: 01962 776486
    Folly Farm is a flat site midway between Winchester and Stockbridge. The facilities include a shower room with a a toilet that can accommodate people with disabilities. There are family pubs serving food in the surrounding area, only a short walk away from the site. Folly Farm is the ideal location for those who enjoy walking and/or fishing holidays. Please contact us for further information.

    Price: POA
    Pitches for: Tents & Vans
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    Morn Hill Caravan Club Site
    Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HL
    Tel: 01962 869887 Web: www.caravanclub.co.uk
    Discounts are given to members of The Caravan Club, please check with the park regarding non-members and availability.
    Price: POA
    Pitches for: Tents & Vans

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    Balldown Touring Caravan Park
    Stockbridge Road
    Sparshott
    Winchester
    Hampshire
    SO21 2NA
    Tel: 01962 776619
    Pitches: 16
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    Please mention the UKCampsite.co.uk when you book or enquire!
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    Folly Farm Touring Caravan Park
    Crawley
    Winchester
    Hampshire
    SO21 2PH
    Tel: 01962 776486
    Pitches: 32
    Reviews: 17

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    Please mention the UKCampsite.co.uk when you book or enquire!
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    Vicarage Farm Certificated Location
    Woodmancott Lane
    Woodmancott
    Winchester
    Hampshire
    SO21 3BL
    Tel: 01256 397616
    Pitches: 5 Caravan Club Only
    Open: Open All Year

    Ring first to make sure they are open all year Enjoy your stay
     
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    It will be fine to drive to London and there are a number of camp sites open.

    Let us know where you decide to stay you never know you may near some funsters xxxxx
     
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    Morn Hill is ok, have stayed a few times on way to south coast :Smile:
     
  5. lavieyuca

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    It is the campsite I find at the caravan club websiteand perhaps we could visit The Round Table of Arthur King. My son has read a lot about them.

    We hesitate if go to London the the same day we arrive in or drive to London next day. How far is it? are there traffic jams?What would you do?

    Yoli
     
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    Very wise. If you arrive at 18:00 you might not clear Portsmouth until 19:00. Then 70-100 miles depending on which part of London you are going to. Traffic can be terrible. If the traffic in *not* terrible you've gone to the wrong place.
     
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    Nowadays we know we are going to stay at Abbey Wood campsite to visit London , I hope we can know you and other funster too. We'll carry some spanish wine and my husband makes a delicious spanish omelette...:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    Yoli
     
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    What does this mean Brian:Eek!:. do you mean if the traffic is not terrible ........ :Wink:

    Yoli, If you are arriving in Portsmouth at 1800hrs it will be better and more relaxed for you to stop somewhere and travel to London the next day, nice and fresh.

    Jim
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1:Thank you very much.

    I hope I could find the right way, I think we are going to stay that night near Winchester.
    Is it difficult to clear Porstmouth from the port?

    Yoli
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Nice site but the far side of London. In my opinion you do not want to leave at 18:00 and hope to get there. I'm not sure but I think they close the office around 18:00.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No, as long as you know your route and what roads signs to look for.

    Autoroute takes you up the A3 right to the M25 and HELL. This is 100.7 miles.

    But if you want to stop in Winchester, which is a good idea, you are going all motorway so you look for M275/M27/M3 probably signposted Southampton Then look for Winchester.

    I am not from that area and have made mistakes in the past. It's very easy.

    Going this way is more like 130 miles.
     
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    Hi,

    Portsmouth docks are very simple to exit from as they are on the outskirts of the town with direct access to the motorway. If the traffic is not to bad you should be in Winchester about an hour after the ferry arrives.
    As has been stated in previous posts if you are going to use club sites make sure you have a resevation, if you expect to arrive late phone them and let them know in advance most wardens are quite helpful.

    Mike.
     
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