We are looking for a wind free site this weekend! Can you help?

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  1. MrsM

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    We have just bought our first motorhome, a beautiful Hobby, and planned to venture out on our first overnight trip this weekend. Problem is we have vouchers for the site at Whitby Holiday Park, but don't fancy being blown off the cliff into the North Sea!

    Please could you recommend a lovely, potentially wind free, site for two newbie motorhomers plus dog this weekend (end Oct 2013)? Preferably with somewhere to walk to and keep us entertained Saturday through to Monday.

    Would consider Yorks, Humbs, Derbys, Notts areas.

    Thanks in advance folks :Smile:
     
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    Hi and welcome

    If you go to Whitby park nearer the buildings than the cliff top , you will still get the view , just park facing the wind otherwise you will be rocking and rolling the whole night through . Lol

    if you are a member of the c&cc , there is a motorcaravaners section meeting at wetherby racecourse , great people and a warm welcome .

    We are in north lincolnshire near gainsborough , there is a good site at west stockwith , near to a good pub and micro brewerey depends where you are in lincolnshire as to where you want to be ,

    Try UK Campsites on google ,

    PM me for more sugestions ,

    Graham
     
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    Thanks folks

    We have been so looking forward to out first weekend away in it! We just want to go somewhere to make sure we have everything we need before we head away on a longer trip.

    If the weather really does look dodgy we shall just have to spend a couple of nights on the drive! :Laughing::Laughing:

    Think we will make a decision later s thanks in advance for any more suggestions!:thumb:
     
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    We have a similar dilemma. Just about ready to have the first night sleeping in the new van - is it comfortable, will we need the memory foam, were the h*** did I decide the corkscrew would live & anyway did I put it there, somewhere else or leave it on the kitchen table - you know, all those vital teething issues.

    Would have quite happily done the first night right outside the house, but we live on a hill - wouldn't be comfortable!

    There is a rather nice CC CL site just on the edge of town, so we will probably go all of 1 1/2ml up the road for the first night. Then I can use my bike to nip back for the corkscrew if required. We also have a good caravan dealership on the (other) edge of town if we need any of those other little essentials we haven't even thought of yet. We've moved up a size from a VW campervan, so it's very much all new at the moment.
     
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    Have a look at Hook house farm, close to Robin Hoods Bay and should be sheltered.
     
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    we are sheltered [trees] down here on east yorkshire coast, hard standings too, think cl & paddock are full but there are 2 x h/s with electrics next to barn. close to bridlington, hornsea, 1 mile from skirlington market. mr moo's
     
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    benidorm is good or anywhere not near a curry house that gets ya bad winds :Rofl1:
     
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    Even if you find a wind-free site are you planning to drive there and back using wind-free roads?

    Not wanting to curb your spirit of adventure or anything, but don't forget it's a high-sided vehicle and will handle very differently to a car in strong winds, especially if you're not used to driving it.
     
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    the weather prediction is a bit serious on Sunday and Monday. Personally I would wait. sleep on the drive will still be fun, bit like the adults version of tenting in the garden when your a kid...:Smile:
     
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    Final decision in the morning

    The weather seems to be better further north and inland so we have decided to do that instead of Whitby. Depending on the mornings forecast.

    Keen to go as we won't get another chance before the big trip and might cheat if we stay on the drive! Thanks for the concern about driving in bad weather, but we are highly experienced in all sorts of vehicles up to HGV's. Just wanted to make sure we are on the best site for the conditions

    Much appreciation for your advice :thumb:
     
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    Don't worry about the weather the mh will be nice and cosy inside go and enjoy it.
     
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    Take heed

    Weather forecasts are really useful bits of information, they help us make an informed decision on where to go etc etc.
    As a sailor everything hinges on what the weather dictates so why would anyone ignore a prediction of gale force winds and torrential rain.

    Certainly not what we want to hear for our impending weekend but good sound advice that tells us to stay home.:thumb:
     
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