Winter weekends

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    What do you guys get up to on those winter weekends?
    Are there places in the UK to go in the winter?
    Or do you spend you time planning for the following summer?
    Would appreciate any thoughts
    Regards
    Robert
     
  2. Chris

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    We go to places like the C&CC site at Devizes.

    We do the brewery tour and get pissed
     
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  3. irnbru

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    Just go away as normal. Brolly, wellies, poncho all at hand if necessary. Dont let winter put you off.
     
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    Not that many sites open in north Scotland over the winter but still get away every 2nd weekend rather than every weekend
     
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    We try and get away every other weekend depending on football fixtures
     
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    Winter 2011/12 went out in the van most weekends.

    Kept van at home, heated with food, clothes - ready to go

    Every week I'd just check the weather forecast and we'd head for the coast with the best weather - Wales, East coast, South, always on sites with EHU and with a pub close by - hardly missed a weekend

    Soon learned not to go mid-week - everything shut

    Less traffic on the roads, sometimes we were the only ones on site - great times(y)
     
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    Wildcamping (aka freecamping) as the mood strikes
     
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  8. RS_rob

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    We will be using it for some winter trips so as this year was mild im guessing ill have to lag the waste tanks just incase.
     
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    i thought it was winter now . i tidy the garden or do little jobs that need doing and get the truck ready .
    then end of october get off for summer .
    its warm and you can go swimming or just enjoy riding your m,bike in the sun .
    oh i forgot spain or morocco seem ideal.
    do people actually still stop in uk between oct and april?
    never mind your turn might come . :)
     
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  10. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We go where ever we fancy going.
    We've got diesel heating (Webasto) it's fab. Although it's kept in storage it's warm in every nook and cranny in no time. The Webasto gets Red hot , it's quiet, we can run it without hook up. The coldest we've been is -17 up in Aviemore over the new year. No hook up . 10 days.
    No such thing as bad weather. It's wrong clothing. As long as your prepared , warm , dry, you can go all year round.
    Obviously we don't go on a boggy field, (though we know lots that don't mind that, getting dragged off by tractors and the like) but that's personal choice. We don't like mud n muck in the MH . So we go to places where we know there's hard standing. Lots of nice pubs welcome you , and let you stay in the car park, more so in grotty winter weather. If your eating in there.
     
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  11. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    We use the motorhome pretty much all year round.

    Theres the whitby goth meet end of November and we do a November hogroast and mulled wine meet in Essex.

    Then Haganap normally does something around christmas/new year as does Meanders who does a new year meet too.
     
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    [QUOTE="ourcampersbeentrashed, post: 1073134, member: 2222"
    Theres the whitby goth meet end of November and we do a November hogroast and mulled wine meet in Essex.
    .[/QUOTE]

    Yeah Baby can we bring some veggie options for the misus (y)
     
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  13. busby

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    We go to Spain.....BUSBY
     
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  14. jollyrodger

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    Got the moors on the doorstep van nearly always ready to go great pubs and scenery use it whenever we can.
     
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    Or first winter in Portugal was last winter but will be doing it every year from now on. Much better than uk winter. At least you can get some warmth.
    even though it gets colder at night we still didn't need our heating on.
    We did notice lots of Portuguese with heavy coats on where we could tell brits on short holidays as they were in t shirts and shorts.
    We had heavier coats on later on as we acclimatised a bit.
     
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    Heading south for winter in November, hopefully. Will celebrate first pension payment somewhere in Portugal.
     
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    Yeah Baby can we bring some veggie options for the misus (y)[/QUOTE]

    They also do a vege option and you can bring vege to cook too xxxxx
     
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    You would not need your coats in Spain...BUSBY....
     
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