UK Campsites Open During the Winter

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  1. Enodreven

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    Hi,

    I know a lot of people still want to use there Motor-homes during the winter but it does appear difficult to find campsites that are open and that are suitable for motorhomes [hard standings]. While I know we can search through the various Clubs and on one or two of the online web sites they always seem to be geared towards you knowing the specific area you want to go to, and if you are like me i don't really know where i want to go i normally just look on a map and then think that may be nice ??


    So if you are like me it would be helpful if there was a map of the UK dotted with all of the suitable campsites that are open say between October and April so how about starting a list

    Here's my first one

    C&CC site at Canterbury, Bekesbourne Lane, CT3 4AB, has hard standings, electric hookup, heated showers/toilets, Bus stop within 2 Min's, town centre 20 min walk, pub 10 min walk, General Shop 10 min walk, really nice site and good position.

    If we get enough i will make them into pushpins for Autoroute which then can be converted into what ever SatNav system you have
     
  2. dylan

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    Hi, we are open all year and have one booked in this morning to spend new year here. We have large hardstandings, to take RVs, with electrical hook ups. No toilets or showers. Heart of Wales railway line is less than five minutes away. Llandovery is five miles away. This is our first full year of opening and agree with you - many of you use your vehicles all year round so we are not going to close at all.
    Its a great idea to have a data base of "never closing" sites. Well thought of!:thumb:
     
  3. JayDee

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    That's a really good idea - what you say is true. :thumb::thumb:
    Should it be just sites that we know are open or sites that say they're open in the blurb - we all know that it ain't necessarily so - the former would be more definitive but take a lot longer to compile.
    I'll certainly spread the word when I have any information.

    John
     
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    Good idea, but why not simply add in the MHFun campsite review section, it has this info .. including gps data
     
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    Didn't realise it was there :Blush:.

    Pay attention JayDee! :Doh:
     
  6. Enodreven

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    Hi, Jim

    I certainly would add them to the MHF database, but the main thing I want is somewhere that I can see them all together so i can then decide where i fancy going to ? as i don't normally plan, also I would like to carry a copy of the details with me so I can see at a glance where the ones that are open are without the need to obtain a Internet connection ?

    I have started the same thread on Motorhometoday web site so hopefully we can combine the results, as happened with another similar combined thread started by "bobandjean" on the outandaboutlive and motorhometoday sites directed towards the 100 best Aires in France which resulted in 77 of the best aires in France as given by the site members which I compiled as autoroute pushpins or an excel spreadsheet for people to use at their leisure.

    So lets try and beat 77 ??

     
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  7. Enodreven

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    Come On Motorhomefun we have 10 already ??? some of you must know some you can add
     
  8. Terry

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    heres another,
    Greengrass Park
    Hempholme Lane
    Hempholme
    Brandesburton
    East Yorkshire
    YO25 8NB
    Tel: 01964 542112
    Fax:
    Pitches: 60 with hook up and water
    Open: Open All Year

    terry
     
  9. ukrv

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    For those of us with RVs it would be good to have the electric Amps too - I wouldnt stay at anywhere with less than 16A, especially in winter.

    Here are two;

    Briarfields
    Cheltenham
    Hardstandings
    16A

    Oxon Hall
    Shrewsbury
    Hardstandings
    16A

    Paul
     
  10. Enodreven

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    To-Date we have 17 sites, albeit I still need to confirm the actual addresses for some of them but thanks so far, surely we must know more come on ?? we need to beat the 77/78 we reached with the Aires in France

    Here the list so far, if you can add some more details it would help but more importantly please add some more campsites, Thanks

    The List at 2:20pm 8th Jan 07

    [1] C&CC site at Canterbury, Bekesbourne Lane, CT3 4AB, has hard standings, electric hookup, heated showers/toilets, Bus stop within 2 Min's, town centre 20 min walk, pub 10 min walk, General Shop 10 min walk, really nice site and good position

    [2] Devizes C&CC site, Spout Lane, Nr Seend, Melksham, Wilts SN12 6RN
    Hard standings, hookup, I presume the shower block is heated but we always use the facilities in the van. Site backs on to the Kennet & Avon canal so easy walking & cycling on the towpath. Good pub grub a couple of hundred metres from the site gates.

    [3] Lee Valley Camping & Caravan Park at Edmonton - open all year except for a short break over Christmas. We stayed for a couple of nights last January. Friendly staff; good clean shower and wash-up facilities; reasonably easy travel into London

    [4] Milestone at Cromwell, near Newark, just off the A1. I've seen some comments about noise from the road and railway nearby but we weren't disturbed at all. It's an affiliated site (or whatever the term is) rather than being a CC owned site but up to usual CC standards. No pub in the village so you need to take your own ale

    [5] White Water Park site at Stockton-on-Tees. We've never stayed there as it so close to home but have been for gas there a couple of times and it looks superb. There's a Premier Travel Inn right by the entrance with normal pub/restaurant facilities for that chain and it's about 10 minutes walk to Teesside Shopping & Leisure Park

    [6] Wareham Forest, Dorset highly recommend Best of British - Wareham Forest Tourist Park (Dorset, South West England): Details

    [7] Wild Rose, Appleby in Westmorland highly recommend

    [8] CC site at Castleton in the Peak District. All hardstanding pitches and only a 10 minute walk into town where there are several pubs. Good walks around the area too. I believe that it may be well booked at weekends but we go during the week

    [9] Somers Wood caravan park (open February to Dec 12th) at Meriden near the NEC at Birmingham is all hard standing - adults only

    [10] Setthorns Caravan & Camping Site - Forest Holidays Wooton (New Forest), New Milton, Dorset ,BH25 5UA
    You'll need your own toilet and shower, but they have CDP at the m/home service point.
    Beautiful walks along the the old railway line that runs through the middle of the site, take you're bikes, good site also note 90 % are hardstanding with or with out hook up.

    [11] CC site at Morton in Marsh - sounds like a good site just on the outskirts of the village with pleanty to do, The site has just had both toilet blocks rebuilt but it's a pity they didn't spend a bob or two on the access roads a round the site. you need your wellies to go to the loo if it's raining. (poor drainage). Moreton it's self suffered very badly, due to flash flooding with water off the surrounding hills swamping the village inJuly 07. Many businesses have not yet re-opened or have re-located elsewhere. Tuesday is market day


    [12] Loch Ness Caravan park Loch Ness Caravan And Camping Park, Easter Port Clair
    Invermoriston, Highlands, IV63 7YE which was really good right on the bank of the loch Most pitches are slightly sloping so take you wheel chocks and levels.
    Open all year, all pitches are hard standing, most with electric. Fresh and grey water points are numerous and close to hand, three elsan points and a motorhome service point. Loch Ness Caravan and Camping Park - Holiday on the Banks of Loch Ness

    [13] Braemar and got snowed in for 3days which was also a brilliant site.just a 2 min walk from the village and the scenery was spectacular.


    [14 Cwmcuttan Caravan Site is set in a seven and a half acre smallholding in Cynghordy Carmarthenshire SA20 0LY.5 mins walk from Heart of Wales, railway line running up to Shrewsbury and the Midlands and down to Swansea with connections to Cardiff and London. Very quiet roads for miles. Woodland walks within 3 miles.
    Nearby local towns with swimming pool and many amenities


    [15] Greengrass Park ,Hempholme Lane, Hempholme ,Brandesburton
    East Yorkshire ,YO25 8NB, Tel: 01964 542112
    Pitches: 60 with hook up and waterOpen: Open All Year

    [16] Briarfields, Cheltenham
    Hardstandings, 16A

    [17] Oxon Hall, Shrewsbury
    Hardstandings, 16A
     
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    CC Black horse farm, Densole, Near Folkestone, kent. Nice site, handy for tunnel and ferries plus pub opposite.

    ken
     
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    Hi I have a small CS site at my home on the Southampton edge of the New Forest can accomodate all sizes of campers and RVs with concrete hardstanding, dump and water.

    We are open all year but unfortunately no hookup at the moment though I am working on that.

    Regards Pat
     

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    Cornish Farm Touring Park Shoreditch Taunton TA3 7 BS Tel 01823 327746 Cornish Farm wardens names Ian and Jane. Open all year, new site opened three years ago and got Four AA Pennants Hardstandings luxury loos and showers, fully tiled and underfloor heating. I recommend it very highly :)Tongue: but I do own it:RollEyes:)
     
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    Hi, Pat

    Sounds great are you going to let us know exactly where you are so i can add you to the list, address, post code, lat/long if you have it ??

    thanks
    Brian

     
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    That's easy, Brian

    The Lodge 3C Site details are available on site number 12 of the Big Pitch Guide.

    Dick
     
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    Hi, Lampie

    Thanks for the list, I have telephoned all of them and the only one that I can confirm that is actually open all year is Hollyfast Caravan Park, as all of the others just go to a recorded message stating the park is closed and reopens in February.

    While that isn't a problem and i would certainly add them to the list I really do need a date when they shut, which is what i am having difficulty finding, do you have any idea when they shut for the winter

    As for the C&CC sites that are open, I have the list but i really didn't want to add them yet as i would have liked a personal recommendation from someone who had visited ?? that goes for the CC sites as well ?

    hope that makes sense

    Brian


     
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    Rivendale is open from Feb to Jan
    Lincoln Farm is open from Feb to Nov
    Townsend is open from Mar to Jan

    Dick
     
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    Brian, for my site all details on my web site and when review page is up and running again check out the FUN Meet we had here in November, RR wrote a good review !
    Eileen
    C and CC site:thumb:
     
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    Hi, Eileen

    Its probably me but aren't you No14 on the list i posted earlier ?? as i got the details from your web link ?

    Hi, Dick

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    That's easy, Brian
    The Lodge 3C Site details are available on site number 12 of the Big Pitch Guide.
    End Quote

    Again its probably me [well definitely me :Rofl1:] but what is the Big Pitch Guide and where can I find it ?? you know what I am like or you will shortly, but it may be easier to just type your address and phone number ??

    Sorry everyone ?? :cry::Doh:

    Brian



     
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