Derbyshire Meet

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    OK - time to put my money where my mouth is time after saying we need some more meets.

    Anyone up for a meet in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK - The Peak District National Park and the Hope Valley in particular. Wonderful area. Lots to see, especially if you like caves or just take in some stunning views.

    I've just had a ride around spotted some potential sites but without an idea of numbers it's hard to do anything concrete in such a popular area.

    One potential site: www.lanesidecaravanpark.co.uk

    Any takers for, say 18/21 Sept or following weekend. Bit of luck and weather could be good.

    If I can get some numbers then I can do some proper planning.
     
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    Hi Brian

    Glad to see this site come up again - this was the camp site I did our first meet at.

    The only thing I would comment on is the access in to the site. The large rigs would need to take a wide sweep in to it which would mean going on to the wrong side of the road. Do-able though.

    The other thing is that the camp site operates a one way system. When we had our meet we were all on hard standing. When the large rigs wanted to leave, they had to turn right out of the hardstanding area, then turn round in order to get back on to the one way system. Again do-able but rigs over 32 foot would have to do this.

    It's a nice site though - and within easy reach of 2 good pubs. We frequented the pub on both nights as they do good food and whilst they are both within walking distance Geo took the Sooty van so that we could ferry people to and from the site (his excuse anyway).

    Somewhere on the forum there will be the photos of the meet - we all had a great time.

    We would probably be up for it.

    Pammy
     
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    Love Derbyshire but £18.50 a night? Sorry that is too rich for our tastes. :RollEyes:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I agree especially when you see where we are next month for €15 a night.

    But early days, they may do a deal or I keep looking if I can go with some attractive numbers.

    Now Jim has clouded the issue - Shrewsbury is also a nice area.
     
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    You can pencil us in for either weekend Brian. It looks like a nice quiet site, in a lovely area , 2 pubs as well .
    As i read it , is the £18.50 for 1 night or Fri and Sat ?
    Theres also a £2 charge per dog i notice. We've got 2. :RollEyes:
    So depending on final charges , its a yes.
    It would be better if you could get a rally price as we will have just got back from our Hols in Gran Canaria , and will more than likely be skint :Wink:
    Bev
     
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    Hi Brian
    I cant see Pammy paying that sort of rate, we did use the large hardstanding area Near his new "RV" dump point, not the main camp site
    so maybe a rally rate is available
    The time we went he had just constructed a huge concrete drive on dump point about 40 foot by 20 foot, perfect for RVs he said:thumb: he had never seen an RV before, He has made the actual dump slap bang centre:RollEyes:
    And RVs for those that dont know, can only dump from the left so we drive straight over the grate and cant reach it:Doh::Doh::Doh::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I'm very interested in the meets if in any of those two places if the price is ok.... When cost of fuel is so high I have to watch the pennies.

    Will definitely watch this thread with interest. thank you.
     
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    Well done on arranging the meet.

    Sorry we cant make it but it looks a lovely site, hope you all have a fantastic time.
     
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    I think I stopped outside that one. Immediate problem was the railway that formed one side of the field. And of course the Traveller's Arms is now demolished.

    It did look a typical cheap 'n' cheerful FUN site.

    You're local then, any more suggestions ?

    This is another one, I've stayed on this one and would again but no close pubs:
    http://www.greenhillsholidaypark.co.uk/
     
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    So it's true what they say about her.
     
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    Hi Brian,

    Regarding proposed meet in derbyshire, as you stated Hardhurst Farm is a better option than laneside, the pub is called the Travellers Rest and is still up & running.
    We would be interested in a meet in derbyshire. xx :thumb::thumb:

    Sheila & Mick
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    I didn't pugboxter did. So we thank him.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&s...=kPt1QMvbCHSGcfnYDpKydg&cbp=12,90.44,,0,13.48

    And the pub, I confused it with the Marquis of Granby.

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&s...nRZHDTf1cbS89fd0NXP3Vg&cbp=12,329.57,,0,16.36

    How could we manage with Streets ????


    Just looked at Greenhills prices - WOW.
     
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    knowing how difficult it is arranging a meet Brian. You book where you want mate and I shall do my best to attend. Late Sept would be god for me as already in the past few hours, I have committed to France, Bath and Now Derbyshire.
    And Bryan, I dont care how much it cost's mate, You can't put a price on good company,:Wink:
    as long as it is not a CC or CCC site.
     
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    I would suggest you don't go for the following weekend (25/26) as it's the motorhome season finale show at Lincoln so some funsters might want to go there instead ...

    Not a clue what we'll be doing in September though! :Smile:
     
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    Hi Bryan
    We would be interested in a FUN meet in Derbyshire, providing we could get a good rally price, Derbyshire always seems to be more expensive, but is a loely place for walk's.
    We too have a dog now, so may need to pay for him as well.
    We stayed on CC site at Losehill but always full and quite expensive
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Thanks for that....

    So the proposal is a £10 max priced site in Derbyshire 17th to 19th.

    This is like Challenge Anneka except it's me on my bike rushing round. I pass a lot of sites around Derbyshire but few in areas as cute as the Hope Valley. I wouldn't invite you lot to some wind blown hill farm where you'd have to tie the vans down. You think I joke ? See picture. This is 5 miles from the Hope Valley and it was tied down.

    Watch this space.
     

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    we could fancy going it depends on steve getting hols though its our anniversary on the 18th so it would be a nice way to celebrate it :Smile:
     
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    Just noticed its an extra £2.50 per child per night as well .
    So it would cost us £30 per night.
    May have to give it a miss Brian , unless you manage to get the price down a bit.
    We've got into the habit of paying a lot less now , using Cl's and going on rallies.
    That and with it being just after our main holiday of the year , no doubt we will have spent up . Looks a lovely campsite though just like the sort we like.
    Mmmm we could always leave the kids and dogs in the cellar , i suppose.
    I'll have to butter up the M.I.L.
    Bev
     
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