Wild camping safe around Liverpool

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  1. Scouse Roo

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    :) Hi to all,
    Will be travelling home to Liverpool to see friends & family for a month (16 dec - 16 jan) over christmas, does anyone know of anywhere safe where i would be able to park up & safely use my generator for a few hours at least & also where would be safe to park overnight for a single traveller in the Liverpool, Port Sunlight area.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help.
    Roo
     
  2. Wildbill

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    find pub car parks safes bet I would think it's not safe in hotels in Liverpool
    be carful it's one of the only places I have had problems.
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    I visited Speke Hall earlier in the year and on the way back out the road looked wide and quiet and I had noticed a couple of lorries parked up on the way in, so I happily stayed over night - no probs and fairly level - no idea how far it is from Port Sunlight though
     
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    thankyou, this is helping so far, I haven't been home in 24 years so i presume a lot has changed, i used to know where to park up, but those places aren't there anymore.
     
  5. geoffles

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    Hi there are two certified locations in wirral with caravan club but i cant copy paste with ipad
     
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    I think if you hold your finger against the link rather than tapping it a menus comes up asking you if you want to copy it. Just select copy, go to where you want to paste it even if it is a different programme, hold your finger on the page and another menu comes up. Select paste and what you have copied appears. Hope that helps :)
     
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    not getting into stereotyping scousers, as there's good and bad people everywhere. however the Liverpool area has been a no go area for me since I had 2 vehicles broken into in broad daylight (happened once and I thought it a one off. I was WRONG!). of course nobody saw a thing and locals actually blamed me for parking up in the wrong area
    So I wouldn't leave a motorhome parked up whilst I celebrated Christmas with family. Would rather pay to be on a site and either get picked up or get a taxi.
     
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    You can park along side the sea wall at New Brighton, you see motorhomes & lorries parked overnight,

    Eric
     
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    St Helens is only fifteen minutes down the East Lancs Road .. I think it is now A580 or something .. main road into Manchester. If you then turn off it BEFORE you get to St Helens and head towards Rainford, five minutes, there are several pull offs that are safe along the Rainford by pass.. You could then just drive into Liverpool the following day and park up safely in the docks car park or thereabouts. (Don't know where your friends live).
     
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    When I had a "proper " job I was stopped at some traffic lights, two kids, one on each side nicked my wheel trims !
    I swear I saw them in the Ferrari pit crew last week !:swear2::swear2::swear2:
     
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    Pity. :(
     
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    Whereas we parked in the middle of Mekness, wandered around the dark back alleys in perfect safety. Compared to many of the locals our motorhome contained vast riches. Funny old world isn't it.
     
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    My friend was stopped at traffic lights on the busy East Lancs road in Liverpool and someone opened her passenger door, reached in and grabbed her bag before running off with it. I always lock my doors when driving now .... However, I am sure that even driving through Bolton, Manchester, Bury, Southport, Essex, Oxford .... etc .... the same thing could have happened ... I am just more aware now when driving.
     
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    There is an industrial and retail estate in Bromborough where you could park,but I would agree that Kings Parade in New Brighton is the best place,it is used by night fishers,don't think the genny is a good idea though.
    There is a cl/cs at the bottom of Levers Causeway in Storeton village and one at Arrowebrook Farm in Greasby.
    The club site at Thursaston is closed until Spring.
    BTW nice to see the old cliches about Merseyside being trotted out!
     
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    I like scousers,but the first time I raced at aintree(the car race circuit) an official came round telling us all to make sure that everything was put away or locked up as the ba#terds come over and under the fence and will have anything away! Bless!
     
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    I would think somewhere like New Brighton (15-20 mins Port Sunlight ) would be ok but I'd feel happier on sites. The front at N.B has plenty of CCTV.

    Wirral Country Park Caravan Club Site
    www.caravanclub.co.uk
    3 Google reviews
    Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral
    0151 648 5228
    more info

    Fir Trees Caravan Park
    www.firtreescaravanpark.com
    1 Google review
    Ferry Ln, Chester
    01244 398365
    more info
    Several sites in the area.

    Or look at Bromborough, other side of Port Sunlight from New Brighton---I remember that being quite a decent area.
     
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    Wirral Country Park closes for the Winter and the last time I stayed at Fir Trees,it was like Jeremy Kyles green room complete with feral kids! I would suggest Arrowebrook Farm.
     
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    I wasn't stereotyping Liverpool, just stating facts based on personal experience
     
  20. geoffles

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    As for stereotyping scousers, i moved back here under the county of merseyside,. I used to live in a small village in North Wales and some of the neighbours used to leave their cars unlocked as the local farm hands on the way home would break in looking for fags or change. The idea being if you left itunlocked then no damage. Also my family live in Market Harborough which also has it share of richard heads. I would not be offended by people saying they had witnesed some sort of crime against them by scousers as it is a reasonable sized city which mean the more the people the more the richard heads. (Same in any city)

    I think everyone is entitled to their opinion 100%, i have worked in most of the large cities around the UK and found similar. The only sad thing i have found is we seem to glamourise the affable scouser (i am one) because they are very often only to happy to be in the lime light.
     
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