Great Little Taster Trip

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  1. Jasz

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    Deciding to take advantage of the good weather at the beginning of the week, we chose to go to a CL in Suffolk less than 40miles from home (but in an area we hadn't been to before), for our first trip out since getting our new motorhome. When we got there we found the field was on quite a slope requiring the use of levellers for the first time.

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    As there were molehills in the area and being the first time I had used them, I chickened out from going on the top level (of 4) (as it rained the 2nd night I was glad I had).
    This was a lovely little break with numerous lanes and pretty villages in the area for cycling round, proving you don't have to go far from home to have a good break.
    On our middle day a caravan that had been across the field, was replaced by a very nice couple who have been full timing in their motorhome for the last 5 years. Unfortunately it became rather wet after they arrived, so we didn't get as much time to chat as we would have liked and I didn't discover whether they were funsters or not.
    Luckily the rather wet conditions didn't stop me reversing back up the hill to the flat ground.
    All in all a great little taster before our longer trips coming up.
     
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    Great stuff, there'll be no stopping you now.(y)

    PS You didn't say which cl?
     
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    Van looks great!
     
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  5. Coopit

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    We have just joined the CC and looking for CL's in Suffolk. We are near the Essex / Suffolk boarder and like to find sites within a hour from us, for short breaks. So do tell, which CL is it.
     
  6. Jasz

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    It is called Shepherds Farm, close to Hadleigh. It is a Caravan Club site. Kersey and Polsted are pretty villages in the area. Although there are no big hills there are not many flat areas either! A little further away Lavenham and Cavandish are worth a look.
     
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    You got lucky. Never go down hill on wet grass, next time it could be tractor time.
     
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    Yes, the other couple were getting worried as they had to go further down the hill and they had recently needed a tractor on less of a slope. Hopefully it had dried out sufficiently by the time they had to leave.
    I think we were OK because most of the slope was under the van and would have been sheltered by it, that was why I decided to reverse rather than drive round.:)
     
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