Site suggestions within 100 miles of Bolton

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  1. Gaynor369

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    Hi there, it's been a while since I posted but now we are a little more experienced I am looking for suggestions of sites to try. Of course I have all the books but it's a bit like pot luck which is fun sometimes but also great to build a portfolio of word of mouth recommends.

    Our criteria is that we want a site that is within 100 miles as this means we can get there fairly quickly on a Friday afternoon and of course fuel consumption although if you know of a REALLY GREAT SITE please shout it out as we can always head there when we have a long weekend.

    We like sites with hardstanding and electric or fully serviced pitch even better as like my comforts and of course lovely loos.

    Pub within easy walking distance and bus stop into town/city close by.

    Sounds like I am being fussy but quality time is so precious that we have learned what we like and sticking to it for now.

    I know there are some really experienced campers out there who will have tons of suggestions.
     
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    It seems like the Motorcaravaners Lancashire Group could be of interest to you, they hold regular rallies all over the area or you could also go to the North West Mids Group.
     
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    Burrs Park Bury sounds about right
    pubs(2) both OK rest fits the bill
    CC Site:thumb:
     
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    Only 4miles from there

    Thanks for that, a little close as only 4miles from my home and I work in Bury lol, but agree its a lovely site x
     
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    Think of the Petrol Savings:Wink:
     
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    Millers field, Ambleside.
     
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    If Bury is a wee bit too near then a nice run out is to Bank House Marina at Garstang

    They have a web site
     
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    Amazing, just the kind of gem we are looking for, thanks so much and gonna book there as hubby is so into boats. York marina is great too but will try that one
     
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    A couple we know fairly well :BigGrin:

    Full facilities at both, easy access to villages, towns or cities :Smile:

    Lady Heyes campsite in Cheshire would fit the bill (where Paul & Nikki (Haganap on here) held the Christmas market meet recently):

    Lady Heyes

    Or the C&CC site at Delamere Forest:

    Delamere Forest
     
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    When we were last at Miller's Field,there wasn't electric and the 'lovely loos' comprised an inverted traffic cone feeding into a sewer for cassette emptying.
    Has it changed? :Smile:
     
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    The Caravan Club site at Southport is pretty handy for you for a weekend of fresh sea air, pretty much on the front and within walking distance of Lord Street...:Smile:
     
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    Wiil also recommend Lady Heyes, great facilities, perfect shower block, good bar on site, loads of craft shops as part of it. Travellers Rest restaurant about a mile away, superb food.
    About 4 mile down to Frodsham which is a nice place, taxi around £5.
    Takes me about 40/45 mins from manchester.
     
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    Hey they always have several boats for sale, I hope you do not hold us responsible if he spends all your savings
     
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    You could try the CC sites at Chatsworth, Castleton and Chester Fairoaks.
     
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    Brill thanks, I have done fair oaks and we are going again next weekend but not the other two so wil have a look
     
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    We have stayed at Bridge House Marina at Nantby Garstang don't know if this is the same place quite a compact site adjacent to the marina and canal can't remember about the loo's but a good pub nearby and another good foody pub on the canal towards Preston, easy walk into Garstang.
    They were building another marina next door last time we visited which come to think of it must be about 10 years ago can't have changed that much though can it :Eeek:
     
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