Brit Stops

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  1. Lisa

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    Just got the new book….Looking good. Very well laid out and easy to find your way around it (y) This'll be our first full year with the MH, so we are looking forward to trying some of these locations out.
     
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  2. colinw

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    Excellent news , I'll be watching out for the postie !
     
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  3. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    We have last years, anybody know if there are many new ones? I know there were a few that closed.
     
  4. Jim

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    I think I'm going to rename it Brick Stops. Because the book resembles a house brick, in size and weight, it is so crammed full of great places to stay for free (y)
     
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  5. Lisa

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    There's approximately 370 (incl Ireland) locations….
     
  6. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Sitting by the letterbox !!!!!!
     
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  7. 2spritelyislanders

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    :smiley: Haven't received the new book yet but have just got back from a trip down to Devon and Cornwall and used 2 Britstops 018 and 008 while we were there. Both really good, 018 just a short walk from Slapton Sands (sells lovely bacon) and 008 a very short walk onto the moor, excellent. Although it says you dont need to phone ahead for 008 we would recommend it as when we arrived we had to go away and go back at 4.30 and then leave before 9 next day. Not a problem for us, we just parked up on the moor, had a cuppa and walked the dogs, got back just in time to buy the last pasty, lovely ::bigsmile: Well, what a coincidence!! just heard an almighty thump on the hall floor and the new Britstops has dropped through the letter box ::bigsmile: You're right Jim it should be Brickstops ::bigsmile:
     
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    Argh our postie doesn't come till about 2.00 pm so I have to WAIT!
    Oh, oh - and we're planning to be out at that time filling up the MoHo with (6p/l off) Tesco diesel!
    Retired life is so FULL and so COMPLICATED... So many decisions to make... [​IMG]
     
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  9. Lisa

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    Well I've got nothing to compare it to but, from first impressions, it is worth every penny! ;)
     
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    We're just changing to an rv and wonder if there are many suitable stops for large vehicles?
    With scooter rack we will be about 34ft
     
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    I would say that its worth getting, there are so many places in it now Stay at two or three and its paid for itself easily. Steve marks sites in the guide that are OK for >30ft and a quick flick through shows there are a lot of them.
     
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    73 listed in the South East, of which 42 are marked ok for larger Motorhomes. Like Jim says, there are a lot in the book that show this sign :)
     
  13. BritStops

    BritStops Trader BritStop Owner

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    Hi Funsters!

    Glad you like the book, Lisa!

    Quick answers to Qs above:

    There are 525 hosts in the new book (including Ireland).

    We've added another 181, and around 36 are no longer in the book.

    Just over half of the venues can accommodate vans over 30ft/9m in length. There's usually a note if the entrance is narrow or there are single track roads, but big rigs might want to ring ahead to double check before turning up.

    Mrs Britstops is busy packing books and labelling as I type this. Another big batch going out today, then we're up-to-date on the pre-orders.

    As for the brick-like quality of the new book - that's after using lighter paper this year, too! :RollEyes:

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    Will order mine this afternoon :D
     
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    We think it's worth every penny, just use a couple of stops and it's paid for itself. We like to wander about with no fixed plans, so using Britstops is ideal for us. We often head off with a vague idea of which area we want to visit, have an idea of what sites (usually 5 van sites) we would like to use and then browse through Britstops to see which ones we can use on our way up or down the country, perfect motorhoming :smiley:
     
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    Seems like a great book to have for the uk, but where do I stop its costing me a fortune with all the other books that I have bought.
    before anyone has I go I'm not knocking britstops in anyway looks like a great bit of kit to have for the price.
     
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    They should develop an App.....
     
  18. Robert Clark

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    Hi Steve
    Any chance of an APP in the future?
    Regards
     
  19. BritStops

    BritStops Trader BritStop Owner

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    Don't buy the other books - simples! :LOL:

    As for an app, it's not something we've ruled out, so you never know...

    Steve :)
     
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    We've used a few stops with our RV and found them really good. I haven't ordered the new book yet but will be doing soon.
     
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