Help required from 'you lot - oop north'

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by LAM, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Will be working and hopefully explore a little of the area whilst we are there but there is nothing like 'local knowledge', especially from you lot on here :think:
    I am working at St. John's, Enderby, Leics. hope to spend time visiting the newly, planted (where I have bought a tree for my lovely sister) at the Jubilee Park and the surrounding area............ is/are there any places where we can park up, short term. Have looked at 'britstops' but couldn't 'get to grips with the maps', so assume there is nothing available ? (over to you, Britstops'. Help !). :wondering::wondering:
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,476
    Likes Received:
    16,957
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Leicestershire.....thats only half way oop north.

    Leicestershires in't middle.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    For me, anything is 'oop north !'
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,003
    Likes Received:
    30,944
    Location:
    Lancaster
    Ooop North?? My God, your 120 miles SOUTH of the Ooop North customs post!! :Eeek::Eeek:
     
    • Like Like x 9
  5. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,129
    Location:
    Kettering
    Britstop 511 is the only one fairly close. Waterloo Farm at Market Harborough is quite a nice site not too far away or if you want to venture a bit further afield Rutland Water is well worth some time

    EDIT: The Britstop is about 20 mins from J21 of the M1
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,003
    Likes Received:
    30,944
    Location:
    Lancaster
    Yes, but that's 'Darn Sarff'..........:)
     
  7. Moodybrook

    Moodybrook Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    Dumfries
    That is down the arse end near the S..tty bit o_O
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    15,269
    Location:
    notloB
    Yer not oop norf lad, in fact yer only in mildly high sarf.:LOL:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Right you two, this isn't helping............... I know I'm a 'softie Southerner', but we still get to travel, at times where the air maybe slightly less ( up there) :eek::eek:
     
  10. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,129
    Location:
    Kettering
    North of me (y) and anyway he said that's where he's working (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    15,269
    Location:
    notloB
    Call into a pub with a big car park near where you want to be, ask if you have drinks/meal can you stop on their carpark overnight.(y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,476
    Likes Received:
    16,957
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Worked for me for two weeks in Cornishwall-land a few years ago.

    Only got refused once....AFTER we ate and drank our fill.
    just got complacent and never asked first.
     
  13. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Thank you all. Have e-mailed waterloo Farm for distance, etc (cheers Hagnap)
     
  14. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,129
    Location:
    Kettering
    About 30 - 35 mins depending on time of day (y) Other than the Britstop I mentioned earlier I don't think there's anything - site/CL/pub stop - closer.
     
  15. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    P.J. only hope the refusal didn't sway you and the weather was welcoming
     
  16. LAM

    LAM Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2014
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    N.N. Thank you. A shame for us as even tho' I work 'oop north' on a regular basis I have never taken the van. This trip is a possibility to explore the area, a little.......... ?????????????????
     
  17. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,129
    Location:
    Kettering
    Leicestershire isn't great for anything for places to stay. I would go a bit further afield. Rutland and Warwickshire have a lot more options.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,443
    Likes Received:
    34,521
    Location:
    kent
    I think you need to be careful going up North.

    Lots of thieves and beggars up there and I am not sure if they have proper sanitation.

    Bring plenty of anti bacterial wipes etc(y)
     
  19. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,129
    Location:
    Kettering
    Corrected for you (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,288
    Likes Received:
    12,155
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page