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  1. Liztim

    Liztim

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    After 12 months of owning my T25 we can actually start using it now! Lots of mechanical problems and have taken out old interior and nearly finished replacing it. We are hoping to have a summer of wild camping as I find campsites too crowded! Looking to head to the Lake District in July does anyone have any ideas for good spots to park up for a day or two?
     
  2. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    :hiya:and welcome to Fun. About time you started to enjoy the van after twelve months of work. You'll get plenty of advice and help on this forum (maybe you should have joined a year ago :)). You may find folk are not too willing to share their camping secrets though until you become a full member, well worth the subs. (y)
     
  3. Liztim

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    I see! I might have to join then! How much is it to become a full member?
     
  4. John Laidler

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    Welcome! I suspect you'll struggle with wild camping spots in the Lake District in July. This isn't a motorhome friendly country. However, you can probably find some spots on the coast or in the north-west of the Lakes but the popular bits will be well policed. But given you have a T5 if you can make it look like a van parked up, show no lights and don't raise the roof you might get away with it. I suggest, for a more relaxed time, join the Caravan Club or the Camping and Caravan Club and use their CL /CS sites. Even if just for the first couple of nights while you scout out places to skulk.

    PS: You don't have to join but you only get 5 free "tweets" before the doors will close, then it's £15 for a year. Don't feel pressurised to join. Use your 5 free goes first!
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Well worth the £15. U get £2 discount on shows and rallies plus discount with Van Bitz stuff and John Cross mhs ... AIB Insurers give u discount too I think. So you soon make up the membership fee. CC and CCC are ok but xpensive and you can still stay on their sites without being a member.

    Once you are known on here some members may offer you camping on their land too.

    The decision is yours though.

    Enjoy your hobby. X
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun upload_2016-6-5_12-25-10.png

    You'll find SOME campsites not crowded at all ..... As DBK says, the clubs' CLs and CSs are a good bet, they're only allowed to take 5 vans.
    We're lucky - we get to "wild camp" in the Lake District but that's on a BIL's driveway .....
     
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    Welcome and hello not sure about the Lake District but Scotland does have spots !
     
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    :hiya2: & :welcome3::):)
     
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    MCC Northern group have two meets Grasmere and then Keswick, then CCC THS have a meet in Ambleside. We are going to all of them. I think it starts on 8th July. Pm me if you want details

    Barry
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN from another Pembrokeshire boy exiled here in sunny Market Harborough. (y)(y)
     
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    You'll be lucky to find somewhere to park a MH in the Lake District in July never mind wild camp!

    July last year we were slowly making our way down the country from our home in the Highlands and decided to divert off the motorway (M6) and go through the lake district to find a nice place to park up for lunch. Every possible parking spot was crammed with cars and day trippers. Now, to us being used to the Highlands it was a big disappointment (to my stomach as well). About 2.5 hours later of crowded roads we ended up at Low Birks Farm, Crosthwaite, LA8 8JH, a C&CC Certified Location (5 unit site).

    It was brilliant, peaceful, quiet, lovely scenery etc. and it had hard standings. No EHU but that is not a problem for one or two nights. We were the only ones there and really loved it.

    Any way best of luck and enjoy your MH. (y)

    KH
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Hi & welcome to Motorhome'fun'
     
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    Hi and Welcome.....(y)
     
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