Anyone know a spot to park up overnight around Christchurch

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  1. Mikescuba

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    Hi, we will be visiting some friends in Christchurch beginning of August, Can anyone suggest a spot to park a Motor home overnight. Unfortunately they live in a residential area with narrow roads. I did try Meadowbank campsite but they only have Standard pitches for a short stop over and our camper at 7.16 meters is too long.
     
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    I have parked overnight in Stourvale Avenue BH23 2EU outside the toilets, without a problem before now. HTH
     
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    @big map may be able to assist she knows the area well
     
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    How about a CCC THS we are running at Ballard School or Parley. In both cases these places are not far from Christchurch.

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    @TheBig1 can you help with the op request I have been racking my brains to no avail?
     
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    are you looking for free or a campsite?
    free at the foot of st catherines hill off marsh lane at Jumpers. only good for an overnight but no services
    campsites you need to look at Hurn, fillybrook farm or mount pleasant touring park. 3 miles away from the centre of town

    or there is a longstay carpark in the middle of town near waitrose. have seen vans overnight there but dont leave anything outside the van

    online you may see references to empty industrial parks and the old stylesouth carpark. these are now building sites
     
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    just had a brain fart... you could try meadowbank park Stour road BH232pq 01202483597

    you dont normally think of campsites within a couple of miles of your front door
     
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    Tried calling them, they can only offer standard pitches for a short stay and apparently at 7.16 meters our Motor home is too big.
     
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    Haven at Christchurce I have used it you get good size pitches with all facilities.
    http://www.haven.com/touring-campin...waAg9f8P8HAQ&dclid=CNXGy7P4tc0CFQkx0wodhZMNfw
     
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    That's a shame - I was going to recommed Meadowbank, I use it when I go to visit minimus in Boscombe and have found it absolutely first class. Very clean and very reasonable. My van is <6m but the pitches they give me would fit a 7m van. I suppose rules is rules.

    There do seem to be a few overnighters in the side roads round Boscombe.

    There's also a CS about a mile away at Yeoman's Road but I haven't used it
     
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    Can recommend the THS at Ballard School. My friend's son is a student there, lovely grounds.
     
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    yes ballard school is lovely. its a private school and my daughter was a student too
     
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    Can you park up your motor home there?
     
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    You can't leave the MH unattended overnight but it is a lovely spot and your friends could come and visit you
     
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    Ballard school is at new milton/bashley so 20 minute drive from Christchurch
     
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