Le Tour in Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by rich g, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. rich g

    rich g Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    339
    Location:
    Worcester
    I would like to wild camp in Yorkshire to watch a mountain section ot the Tour of France.
    Has anyone any ideas where is a good place to park.

    Thanks Richard
    • :doh:
     
  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,419
    Likes Received:
    25,076
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    You've got your work cut out, first you'll have to go and build a mountain.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    8,565
    Likes Received:
    11,544
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Can't help but I suspect all possible spots have already been grabbed!
     
  4. colyboy

    colyboy Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    518
    What mountains?

    colyboy
     
  5. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,412
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    I don't know about camping places but parking (and general travel) will be difficult even with lots of farm fields being opened as temporary car parks (may be fun if it rains :LOL:).
    See my earlier posts on This Thread.
     
  6. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Sites and pitches hiked in price yet fully booked since last year. What the hell is the tour de France to do with Yorkshire anyway.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    I was over woodhead pass last week and all the wild camping spots are being shut off to traffic -but lots of farmers fields are opening up :DThe signs say road closing for around 8 hrs --only thing I can think of is get there early and claim to have broken down on a couple of the off road lay byes then sit and wait ;) No idea if it will work but I cannot see the officials been able to force you to take a free breakdown or recovery :)-Pity I am using my van this weekend or you could have borrowed it to sit on the roof on your deck chair and watch them go by -no probs walking on the roof :):LOL:
    terry
     
  8. grumps147

    grumps147 Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,228
    Likes Received:
    879
    Location:
    St.Helens
  9. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,412
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Any vehicles "broken down" over Woodhead (or miles around) will be towed away Terry. We came back that way yesterday and there are signs all over the place. In the towns and villages the only vehicles allowed to park on-street will be pre-authorised ones (basically residents who have no off street parking).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    10,722
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Location:
    South yorks
    Bet you would feel different if it went past The Lazy Buzzard Campsite ;):D
    terry
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,412
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    The cycling business is popular in this country at the moment so there is an opportunity for people to make money out of it. QED.
     
  12. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    My price would not be inflated, same price as now and no extras and to hell with everyone thinking I'm only in it for the money, hee hee:p:D I have been charging the same for 4 years so actually getting less every year.
     
  13. PenelopePitstop

    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,479
    Likes Received:
    1,337
    Location:
    Royston Vasey and beyond!
    Graham, even residents can't park on Padfield Main Road! Not as if the race goes anywhere near it! Excuse is that it needs to be clear for emergency vehicles ... not sure what they think happens during normal times!!

    Lots of farmers opening fields for parking but not seen any camping around the Glossop area. Windy Harbour fully booked for a function.

    We went over Holme Moss a couple of weeks ago and there are plenty of places for camping between Holmfirth and Woodhead. Don't know if you have to book though.
     
  14. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,228
    Likes Received:
    34,412
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    There are signs all over the roads in Hadfield Marie. From what I noticed in recent days I think Padfield Main Road is part of a one way system. Flamin' cheek inconveniencing residents like that just so a few folk can make a packet.

    I think the camping places have been taking bookings.
     
  15. TheTwoOfUs

    TheTwoOfUs Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,558
    Likes Received:
    6,999
    Location:
    South Yorkshire
    You've got no chance of wild camping. I've covered most of the route and there are signs every couple of miles warning that the roads will be closed and any unauthorised vehicles will be towed away. They are even closing side roads and feeder roads. The TDF website states that those with motorhomes should not expect it to be like in France but that you should be prepared to walk between 1 & 4 miles from where you park to where you can see the actual race.
     
Loading...

Share This Page