Packing for holiday in the UK

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    1x pair shorts
    1 x sun top
    1 x pair sandals
    4 x thermal base layers
    4x warm mid layers
    4 x thermal longs
    2 x waterproof coats
    1x pair waterproof walking boots
    1x pair wellies
    1x pair gators
    1x waterproof map case
    1x spare gas bottle
    2 x pairs of gloves
    1x fan heater
    Several hats
    Sun screen ( to waterproof skin )

    That should do it. :thumb:
     
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    You forgot waterproof overtrousers :Smile:
     
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    Big Umbrella.... :rain::Rofl1:
     
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    Don't forget the Tenna Man, they're waterproof and work both ways....saves having to stop for the loo too:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Oh yes, good call.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Always one in the van, but maybe another just in case.:Smile:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Noooo. Mind you they could make a comfy cushion to enjoy a flask of tea while out walking! :Rofl1:
     
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    Don't Forget the bottle opener & Corkscrew:thumb:
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Never, in the history of camping ( said Winston Churchhill style) have I forgotten that most important bit of kit. In fact Colin has linked the engine starter system to the drinks cabinet, if any items are missing the van will not start! :Rofl1:
     
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    shorts & sandals :Rofl1:
    I'm sure you said the UK !!!!!!!
    bit optimistic me thinks
     
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    Midge spray and snow chains!:BigGrin:
     
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    I'd pack the passports and head for France :Rofl1:

    Where you heading for
     
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    We arrived 4 weeks ago here is what we have found:

    1x pair shorts ( Use them as a spare set of short johns!!! as you will not be getting your legs out )
    1 x sun top ( Might be good for using as hand cream as THERE IS NO SUN! )
    1 x pair sandals ( Nice for walking on the WET grass! )
    4 x thermal base layers ( Try 8 as you will have ALL 4 on at a time )
    4x warm mid layers ( Same as above )
    4 x thermal longs ( Try 8 as you will have 4 under the thermal base )
    2 x waterproof coats ( Best thing you can take as you will have them on all the time )
    1x pair waterproof walking boots ( To cold to walk anywhere )
    1x pair wellies ( Yep wish we had a pair )
    1x pair gators ( Enough said )
    1x waterproof map case ( Great for reading the paper because you cannot walk anywhere as its raining all the time )
    1x spare gas bottle ( Cannot comment as have Alugas )
    2 x pairs of gloves ( great for sitting in the MH at night )
    1x fan heater ( Will be on 247 - 365 )
    Several hats (Wear all at once )
    Sun screen ( to waterproof skin ) ( Already answered by yourself only used to keep skin dry!)

    Joking aside it's not that bad, but right now you would think it was Jan/Feb and not May.....
     
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    Something for the weekend sir? :Eeek:
     
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    I am being very positive about this, I am sure at some point in the 10 days we are away there will be at least one hour of warm sunshine. Will will rush around, get the chairs our, change into shorts etc, sort out a nice cold drink, sit down and the sun will go in and the heavens open!,,:Doh:
     
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    I wish we were going to France Gerry. We are meeting friends in the Lake District ( Duddon Valley) for a weekend of walking, eating and drinking! Our friends go home on Sunday and we move to Torver near Coniston to do some cycling, then for bank holiday weekend we are meeting different friends in the Peaks for more walking, eating and drinking! Don't really care what the weather does, as long as the vans warm I'm happy.:BigGrin:
     
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    You are safe then
    it Never rains in the Lake district:Rofl1:

    Well not in Midge season anyway:Rofl1:
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/membe...t-ullswater-2011-picture9245-isabel-isaac.jpg

    We went in 2011 for a week around the Ullswater area.
    We didn't pack hardly any summer things , being the Lake District.
    The weather was lovely , just like it is today . We ended up going to the shops to buy some short sleeves and sun cream .
    The kids spent most days in their wetsuits on the lakes with the kayak and dinghy anyway. When we weren't out and about. We also went on a pony/ horse trek , which was great. It took us right up on the hills where you could see over Ullswater Lake. Well worth it and we will do it again. You don't have to be able to ride too , as they can do different levels of the track.

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/membe...picture9238-all-us-over-looking-ullswater.jpg
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/membe...ullswater-2011-picture9252-our-pitch-back.jpg
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    We stayed at Ullswater CCC eventually .
    The pitch was a nice size and the site was quiet. It did have a bar. But it wasn't full of chavvy drunk families with 2 bouncers on the door a 11am like the other site at the other side of the lake :Eek!:
    We had booked on there for the full week originally as it looked ok on the web site. When we arrived , driving around looking for the reception we saw several tattoed blokes in muscle backed vests , walking staffies with leather studded harnesses . On finding the reception area we parked next to the play area.
    Where screaming mucky little kids fighting, swearing and throwing gravel at each other , were having a great time. With not a parent in sight :Eeek:
    We were told to park where we liked , although we had booked hard standing , after driving around trying to find a quiet spot furthest away from the action we thought we had found a nice level firm pitch .
    I got out and walked over to where a marquee had been set up. Asking a bloke what it was for , he said the Annual Subaru convention night do .:Doh:
    Most of the cars were out at the moment. But if i went round the back i could see some ? I did .
    3 Souped up subaru's all the bells and whistles with big speakers in the back .:Eek!:

    Needless to say , although the booking info said no refunds , i got our money back after an argument in reception :Blush:

    The Ullswater ccc site where we did stay , had a fish and chip shop on site , and nice they were too.
    We don't like the big Haven all singing dancing sites , preferring the quiet basic ones , and were very wary about booking this place after going to the 1st place.
    But we were at the lakes , peak season , and unless we wanted to wild camp , we didn't have much choice. It was the only one with spaces left. We were very pleasantly surprised. Each pitch had a water tap and drain too.
    The real bonus with the site was that you could use the private mooring on the lake. So if you got up early , you could drive down to the lake and stay there for the day.
    We had a great week. We all caught the sun and did lots of walking , picnicking and other activities.
    Whatever the weather have a lovely time. Pack some summer stuff and sun lotion just incase you never know :Cool:
     
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