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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sandied, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. sandied

    sandied Read Only Funster

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    Hello we are Sandie and Eddy and we are very new to this!
    . We have recently bought an Auto Cruise Starfire Boxer and are about to try it out.
    Ed has wanted to buy a motorhome for a while but as I'm not too sure we opted for a small second hand model first.
    Now the dilemma is.... Ed quite likes the idea of "Wild Camping" Is this allowed in UK? Is it safe and are there plenty of places to stopover? We are planning on going up to Cumbria for a week in October.
    I personally would rather go into campsites. Is it best to join one? Is there one that anyone can recommend please. It's all a bit of a minefield at the moment, but I'm sure once we have been out and experienced the freedom it will grow on me.

    I hope !!!
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, you will get plenty of answers on here

    Peter
     
  3. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi and welcome..

    I won't enter the wild camping debate .. but if you search it there are plenty of posts and supporters .. personally I prefer CLs
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Sandie and Eddy,

    Wildcamping is great, but it does take a bit of getting used to. I enjoy it, and plenty of people do nothing but wild camp. However I know that some people can never truly relax when wildcamping so it sort of defeats the object for them.

    There has been plenty written about it in our wildcamping section so go and have a good read. Meanwhile welcome to the Fun:thumb:
     
  5. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    Hi and welcome to fun

    Have a look through the various forums and search the word wildcamping on here and you will get tons of results and advice
     
  6. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Welcome to MH Fun

    Personally would join one of the big clubs Caravan & Camping Club or Caravan Club, myself Caravan & Camping and start using their sites, people around to help out if in trouble, then use CS small sites limited to 5 vans.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It's the easy option to get used to van. Once you know the ropes then get adventurous.

    One of our first stops was the CC site at Bowness, we like Bowness, a bit crowded but good facilities. For a quieter one the Conniston site is big and quiet and not too far to walk to Conniston.

    Loads more of course.

    BUT roads very narrow, be prepared for many sharp intakes of breath and maybe a folded wing mirror. It pays to fold the passenger side early on those roads.
     
  8. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Hiya ,
    I agree with Desco .
    We are members of the CCC and a private rally club. We manage to get away most weekends, we have done a bit of wild camping , here and there where its nice and quiet or in our favourite country pubs carpark..
    But when we rally we dont have hook up either. You just have to make sure you have a good solar panel and batteries. Having all your bulbs swapped to LCD is a good idea too. We very rarely hook up anywhere , we only take the Honda Generator out with us , in winter. And thats only if we know we will be doing more than a weekend , just incase.
    We have got used to paying well under £10 for the 5 of us and 2 dogs, where ever we go.
     
  9. pablomc

    pablomc Funster Life Member

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    Welcome. :BigGrin:

    Miller Field at Ambleside, is a cracking place to stay right on the edge of town. A good intro to wilding in a known and safe environment.

    Details below from a recent meet.

    Miller Field
    Rothay Rd, Ambleside, Cumbria.
    LA22 0EE

    For bookings and enquiries the preferred method of contact is by email to; mfmcambles@hotmail.com stating your name, van registration number and proposed dates.

    Phone No. 07708310986


    Secure overnight motorhome camping in the centre of Ambleside, based on the French “Aires” system.
    Facilities are limited to secure parking within a two minute walk of all the amenities that Ambleside has to offer: Supplies, Groceries, fuel, bars, restaurants and a chippy ….

    Cost per night is dependant on the length of your motorhome, regardless of the number of occupants.


    Fresh Lakeland water (From the tap) is available, as is an elsan disposal.
    No Electric Hook Ups
    Dogs welcome & must be kept under control at all times.
    Dogs to be exercised off site, but there was a handy field adjacent J

    For security reasons, it is important that the main gate remains locked at all times except for your arrival & departure

    DIRECTIONS; Take A66 from Braithwaite to Keswick, then take A591 to Ambleside,

    go through Ambleside, turn right onto Wansfell rd, then right onto Rothay rd, Miller Field Motorhome camping on left.

    From Kendal turn first left into Ambleside sign posted Langdale / Coniston, go past Rugby Club on left follow signs for Keswick, in 20yds Miller Field Camping on left.
     
  10. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi Sandied and :welcome: to MotorhomeFun.:thumb:
    Come along to a Funster meet, Where you will meet lots of friendly people who will be only too pleased to show you the ropes, you will have a great time as well.


    flyingwelcome
     
  11. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hi

    hi there sandie & eddy and a warm welcome to MHF.enjoyyyyyyy:welcome: regards brian jo & josh
     
  12. sandied

    sandied Read Only Funster

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    Wow thanks everyone for the kind welcome and all of the information. We will have to do a bit of a plan before we go.Thers so much to take in. It's great to hear from so many like minded people who are obviously enjoying this new hobby of ours!
     
  13. staging lady

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    Hi Sandie and Ed and welcome. We stayed at sites with electric hook ups,either Caravan Club sites or their 5 van Certified locations till we got used to the MH. As brisey said coming to a meet means you will get lots of help from friendly people.
    Lucille
     

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