Campsite etiquette

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  1. Nigel&Debbie

    Nigel&Debbie Read Only Funster

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    at unity site at Breen sands at the moment. Every morning we have a group of women walking across our pitch to the toilet block - gossiping aloud as they do. Each morning this has woken us up.

    I want to go out and give them what but Mrs D says no.

    What is the etiquette concerning walking across each other's pitches?
     
  2. Jimbohorlicks

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    some folks have no consideration for other- put a windbreak up across the walk thru area
     
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    I was there a couple of weeks ago and noticed that from mainly those is caravans who were setup for the year. I agree. There should be a degree of etiquette when crossing others pitches but as generally their pitches are on the edge, they don't know how annoying it is! I normally always say something even if it's 'hi welcome to our pitch. Feel free to walk across it' in a sarcastic manner. Solves the problem, plus I look quite menacing (so I've been told).

    As we have kids we're up early anyway so doesn't normally affect me - but I don't let others know that..!
     
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  4. Chris

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    Its a pet hate of mine.

    Kids doing it I understand but not adults.

    As advised put a windbreak up
     
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    yes, it is very annoying.. as said .. windbreaker..

    or better , try to get a pitch on the perimeter.. or as far away as possible from site facilities..
     
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  6. Chris

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    We were on a site a few months ago in Kent. It was a commercial site with a clubhouse.

    All the drunks came past our van at about 2am. Swearing and shouting and there were kids with them as well.


    I should think they were caravaners:D
     
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  7. bartiny

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    Yes very annoying, I look at it like this; you have paid/rented that pitch/area for not an insignificant amount it is, yours, for your use and not anyone elses, unless invited.

    But it is "difficult" to tackle the people involved as this could ruin your holiday, best to do as has already been suggested and get some windbreaks.
     
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    Three things we try to avoid pitching near on campsites are

    a) The toilet block
    b) The kid's club
    c) The glass recycling bin

    Someone should devise a phone app that finds you the optimum pitching point on any campsite, using GPS.
     
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    Trip wires wired up to a Blast Mine.;)

    These caravaners don't like it up 'em you know.:LOL:


    They won't do it again. Well whoever trips the mine won't:rolleyes:



    :cooler:
     
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    We suffered with this at Honeybridge Farm with the caravan a few years ago, putting windbreaks on just meant that folks walked round them:eek:. Couldn't believe how thick skinned folk were even when asked they still did it because we where directly in line with the loo block - never again!
     
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    [​IMG]

    Also works as a handy windbreak.
     
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    I have mentioned on here before this has happened to us a few times the worse being while we sat eating our dinner outside folk from a pitch across from us walked right under our wind out awning while we ate. I did comment to them but in one ear out the other so later that day I got a can of manners my kindle and took a chair and plonked myself down slap bang in the middle of their pitch. I don't think they knew what to do or where to look but they got the message and never once walked over my pitch for the remainder of our stay.
    So what to do is get up early and make a cuppa and plonk yourself down on their pitch so when they come out in the mor I got your there to say good morning.
     
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  13. bartiny

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    Is that @Tootles pitch:Eeek::D:imoutahere:
     
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    ..only if it was too muddy for his tank.
     
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    Whilst on a site in Poitiers a good few years ago where the pitches were hedged we had people from the pitch behind us climbing over the hedge and walking through our pitch to go to the loo block rather than walk round . That night we were watching tv when it suddenly went off at the same time as an almighty clatter from outside.
    He had climbed over the hedge and tripped over the freestanding sat dish.....it was worth losing the tv signal to see him sprawled out on the wet ground muttering under his breath in French ...he scuttled off and the following morning he limped round to the loos by the roadway not through our pitch .....result(y)
     
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    This thread has to be a wind up?
     
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    Maybe I am just too easy going. People were walking through our pitch the other weekend at Longleat, ended up having long discussions with most of them. Primarily discussing what bits the monkeys had eaten off of their cars!
     
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    on a site last week the dustbin lorry came round on a Friday at 7 am to empty bins .Friday was the main change over day you had to be of your pitch by 10am that was the sites way of getting you up .now that's what I call annoying .
     
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