Best Campsites

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  1. dabhand

    dabhand Funster Life Member

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    Can't believe that funsters don't seem to put their favorite sites into this resource, there's 45 entries! Come on matey peeps, share your secrets!! Go to Forums, scroll down to Best Campsites, and post so I know where to go next week to see a good band, have a nice pint (or 4) and maybe a ringstinger too!
     
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    Ringstinger?????????:eek:
     
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    Funsters .. using sites..:whistle2:

    that would mean paying.. :Eeek:
     
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    Wild camped all over the place myself and don't knock it, but sometimes a place such as Dulverton, lovely little CC site virtually in the village with Good pubs, restaurants cafes and shops if you want them, no effort roll up go to pub, eat and drink, go home, Simples.
     
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    Reviews can be handy but also very misleading.Its about what you want or expect from a site. We stayed at Carlyon Bay near St Austell the week before last. Absolutely glorious but then we had good weather and peace and quiet. Just what we wanted. Had we stayed in July, I'm guessing it would have been a different place. Not worse, just different. Great for the family but not for peace and quiet. So you could end up writing a completly different review every time you stayed.
    The one that gets me is " short walk to beach/pub/shops " for the person that wrote it maybe but I dont deem a 5 mile camel hike a "short walk" The best review is your own.
     
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    That's why we should be putting proper reviews in the Best Campsites Forum
     
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    That would be nice hot curry:)
     
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    I'm with cranky.. a review is just an opinion.. and we know what they are like..

    As an example, read the reviews about Honfleur Aire.. one mans paradise, another's idea of hell. We all have different criteria.. likes and dislikes.

    There are plenty of forums doing reviews.. UK Campsites is pretty good.. but I have also heard that bad reviews are removed. no idea if it's true or not.

    I like to do my own research.. most camp sites have a web page so the information can be found by simple Googling, and if you use Google maps street view you can 'see' what it's like.. how far it is to the beach, shops etc.. as said.. some say it's a 5 min walk to the shops when it's more like a D of E hike.
     
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    I don't see the harm in giving a recommendation or review. I wouldn't come across half of the sites if people hadn't mentioned them first.
    If I like the look of those recommended, I then do my own homework and see what other reviews there are.

    Dulverton does look nice and other reviews say so too.....it's now on our list for next year, so thanks :)
     
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    But that's my point really, we probably all do our own research and yes UK campsites is pretty good, but the forum here lets you put the site in for eg. good for eating, or drinking or chilling etc, speaking as someone who never really knows where he's going from one minute to the next I think that would be a good resource, I for one would love the resource to contain sites near to good live music pubs with good beer, I often take off on a Friday just to catch a band and a few beers. I used to keep a log of such and which one of these days will dig out and post. For instance, I seem to remember a site by a reservoir in Rochdale a short walk to a pub that had really good bands on every week, went there several times (not for ages though). Sometimes I just can't be bothered trawling through all the info in several books. Hence "Dulverton, good for a beer and a meal, nice little village and shops, right by the campsite" People can then go further and see what the facilities are like if they so wish.... just saying like!
     
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    I think proximity to a Wetherspoons would be a pretty good reccomendation;)
     
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    Dabhand, you say there are only 45 entries....how many have YOU written??????
     
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    Thank god for that. I thought we were going to have to merge threads with the heat beads one:D
     
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    Only found it at 4.30 this morning, slowly working my way through the whole site, rest assured you WILL have my ramblings (when I get round to it that is!)
     
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    looking again at the site review page, the titles may put people off as the site they have stayed at may not fall into one of the categories. Perhaps have areas/counties like ukcampsite does. After all if you are doing a review you are obviously going to mention its good/bad points so easy to see if it is what you are looking for or not.
    In fact I will start one for cornwall.
     
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    And the other thing is that there are lots of references on the forum to great sites, aires, britstops etc etc but they are not necessarily pulled into a "resource" and are in the various different threads that abound on the forum, now I don't know what is and what is not possible on the tech side, but I would think an "enter into resource" button would be a great idea, it would then be up to the mods to decide if it was worthy!
     
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    Fantastic, don't forget to include sites near pubs with live music ta:)
     
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    Now if I new how I would bump this in to Camp sites resource, @Jim RESOURCE BUTTON PLEASE!!:)
     
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    your wish is my command http://www.riversideccp.co.uk/
     
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    Yes, yes, yes, but where do I now put this, if there was a resource button or a copy to button or even somewhere like your own notes section where you could paste the type of information we each are interested in that would be great or is there such a thing already? site looks right up my street by the way, now does the Swan do live music?
     
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