canal sites & near bus stops

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  1. june123

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    Have found a few but would like recommendations. Any sites near canals with good tow paths for cycling. Also near bus stop/pub would be good too. Any Central area - Staffs, Peaks, Derbyshire, Yorkshire/Lancs - or anywhere for that matter. Have van - can travel!
     
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    We enjoyed a few days last year at Gargrave FC (near Skipton) with the Motor Caravan Section of the C&CC. Others of their sections have meets there as well - you have to be a C&CC member of course :Smile:

    Close to canal, bus stops and pub.
     
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    Thanks. We have the same good taste. We tried that last year and it was a useful spot although the towpath was too muddy to use at the time.
     
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    Doesn't meet all of your needs but Tudor Caravan Park at Slimbridge is next to the Gloucester - Sharpness canal, and behind the Tudor Arms pub. It is a short level walk to the Slimbridge wildfowl centre.
    The pub is very popular, always wise to book a table for meals.
    http://www.tudorcaravanpark.com

    Sorry, no bus that I'm aware of, but the wildfowl park is first class.
     
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    We were there towards the end of May. Glorious sunny weather and no mud to be seen :Smile:
     
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    The C & CC site at Devizes is right next to the canal, has a good towpath all the distance from site to Devizes Town and also to Bath. Bus stop on main road about 50m from site entrance. Pub, The 3 Magpies, is about 30m from site entrance.
     
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    we have been to basingstoke canal twice and we love it,(no ehu) you can find it via basingstoke visitor centre i think, you can park up right at side of canal if you want, you can hire canoes or rowing boats, but we took blow up canoes and bought a river liscence although i dont think everyone does. you can cycle all the way along the towpath & its beautiful, we did 12 miles in one direction and and next day went 12 miles the other direction, pulling off for a nice pub lunch (dont know where we were ). there is a cafe & the pub is vitually next door on the river front, you can easily walk to shops up the road and i know i saw bus stops but dont know where they go to.
     
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    try kingsbury waterpark caravan and camping club site,right by canal tow path,miles to cycle along, pub just up the tow path.pluss all the water park and nature park to explore,nice well kept site
     
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    There is a bus at Slimbridge

    This is where we moor our narrowbpat when we're not motorhoming; I can fully endorse everything said except there is a bus service, very limited but there is one; this is a link to bus info for your perusal http://www.carlberry.co.uk/rfnlistr.asp?L1=SLI0010&op=D:Smile:
     
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