Help With Places To Stay....

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  1. Babyell

    Babyell

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    We are wanting to go away for the August bank holiday weekend but have no idea where to go. We have spent ages looking through C&CC website to find one that looks great but turns out to be over £100 for 3 nights without EHU, which when we are self sufficient seems a bit steep.

    We want to go to new forest area or open to other suggestions forest wise, we don't need EHU but want to be near a village for shops/pubs etc, walks from site and a CDP.

    anyone have any ideas? thanks
     
  2. Babyell

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    Is it worth pre booking or just turn up to sites as it would be busy ? I have heard of Britstops, do people tend to use these for weekends away. we want to visit several attractions but there are no sites near to them and ideally we don't want to be dragging the MH everywhere!
     
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    you could always use overnight car parks,, some are free
     
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    Look for CLs or whatever they are called in the CC&C. But August Bank Holiday :ROFLMAO:
    I would just camp on the drive.
     
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    If you are in the MCC (motorcaravanners club) or decide to join.
    They have a rally at Llangollen. £9.50 per van per night..
    That's a nice spot.. Shops, canal walk etc..

    http://www.nwmandnw.org.uk/llangollen.html

    Or if you fancy the seaside.. Southport, next to pleasure land you can stop over, think it's £9 a night... Toilet dump and water available.
     
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    As someone already said, CL's or their equivalent in other clubs, allow you to stay more economically in a variety of small sites but you must be self sufficient although most will have water available. In the UK we like to use BritStops where some will permit several days stay although most are for one night only. As we have bus passes, it is a great way to visit cities by staying at a BritStop and getting on a bus to a town Centre with no parking worries.
    Once you are out of the UK, then the motorhome world really opens up with Aires and other schemes that are often free to stay at or for a nominal charge. The UK is fine but formal camp-sites are sometimes as expensive as the Mediterranean coast. It will not take you long to find the most economical motorhome camping places. Begin by looking at 'Fun' rallies or Motorhome Shows, where the camping can work out to be inexpensive but with the bonus of things to do, places to see and friends to meet. Have FUN!
    Alan
     
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    Waterside DA have a meet at Brockenhurst bank holiday weekend. Not sure whether that would be any use to you.

    To find them on the Website they are listed under Southern Region not South West.

    New Forest DA have a THS and a weekend meet in Dorset. They also have a meet in Fordingbridge which might be useful. That one has buses from the village to other areas.

    New Forest DA come under South West! Not sure why it's like that but it is.

    Might be worth a look at these. Prices vary from £7.50 - £10.00 a night.

    Denise
     
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    If you are in ccc, meets are the way to go , have a look at the blue and orange edged pages in the back of the mag, as someone else mentioned, can well recommend the Llangollen site(y)
     
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    Hi, you could try Dennywood
    Lovely site in the middle of the forest.

    Peta
     
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    Buy a Britstops membership - it is absolutely brilliant
     
  11. Allan & Loren

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    Hi Babyell, not new forest but we just booked into kelham hall and country park in Newark. We live in Leyland so didn't want to sit in too much traffic going south which is what we did last August. It's a lovely site with access to kelham hall foc and lovely grounds for walks. There is a restaurant and other eating places too. We're going with a couple of other motorhome friends we met whilst on hols in France in June. You would be really welcome to join us if you like. It's about 2 1/2 hours from Manchester. You'll need to check with pitch up but they had 4 spaces with EHU left a couple of days ago and it costs £58.50 for 3 nights
     
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