Winchester - Wild Camp/pub Stopover

Discussion in 'UK Touring' started by maz, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Does anyone know of a good wild camping spot or pub stopover in or near Winchester? We have to leave the CL we are on on Sat and the THS we are going to doesn't open until Sun so just need somewhere to park up for one night. Any ideas gratefully received. :Smile:
     
  2. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    living the dream.
    Winchester spa centre,1 worthy lane,so23 7ab.
    it's on my motorhome parking app.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Hi you two and thanks for that. Have just zoomed in on Google street view and it looks excellent parking and free overnight too. Many thanks again. :Smile:

    BTW, which app is it that you have, please?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    living the dream.
    Motorhome parking, a Dutch company found in play,we use it a lot, it's invaluable when wet are away.
    http://www.campercontact.com

    There's a lot more on the paid app!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,544
    Likes Received:
    25,668
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    Well Terry won't have that one then, will he?

    JJ :cool:
     
  6. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    living the dream.
    I'm the purse holder so he hasn't got a say. Lol.
    he knows I know best, ha h a.he's the planner,I'm the spender!
     
  7. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Thanks for the info - we'll have a look at that.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    living the dream.
    What's the place like?
     
  9. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    We won't know until Sat as that's the night we need to park up. Will let you know afterwards ........... :Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Update

    Just to let you know we stayed overnight from around 6pm on Sat to around 3pm on Sun at the Winchester Spa coach park in Worthy Lane. Arriving just after 6pm meant that we didn't have to pay any parking charge. :Smile:

    When we arrived there was plenty of space. Most of the motorhome/coach spaces slope considerably nose downwards but are ok for one night. There were public toilets available where you can empty your cassette but we were unable to find any separate drinking water tap - not a problem as we had plenty with us. Bit of noise from customers at the spa to begin with but soon went quiet at night. Just a short walk into the city centre from the coach park.

    However on a Sunday morning you would be very lucky to park there in a motorhome as most of the motorhome/coach spaces are occupied by cars - despite this being expressly forbidden at the cost of a £70 fine. We got talking to one of the coach drivers who said this was a regular problem - there is a car boot sale on Sundays in the car park next door. He has been complaining about it to Winchester Council for 5 years and got nowhere. :RollEyes:

    We took a photo to illustrate the problem:

    IMG_3606.JPG
    We are to the far left of the photo next to the coach - the rest of the coach spaces are occupied by cars! :swear2:
     
  11. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    1,232
    Location:
    living the dream.
    Thanks for the info, not ideal then?
     
  12. isitfriday

    isitfriday Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Petersfield Road
    Winchester
    SO23
    England

    You could try the end of Petersfield rd it's very quiet and secluded or here http://www.thenorthbrookarms.com, just outside winchester you might get away with parking on the road.
    But you may have already had your weekend ,you don't say when it is,
     
  13. froghopper43

    froghopper43

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    winchester
    Hi. I live nearwWinchester and agree the cars are a pain. I asked a traffic officer what would happen if I parked across the cars. But in a motorhome bay of course. Guess what. I would be charged with obstruction and could be towed away. Urghhhhh
     
Loading...

Share This Page