Newbie goes North with advice

firebird123

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Hi I am a Newbie Motorhome being delivered on Wednesday 16th July, I have never owned one before, and as we are now retired, I thought it would be a good idea to own one, especially with all this time on our hands !

We intend within the coming weeks to head North, from Mansfield Nottinghamshire, towards, first the Lake District, and then on to the West coast of Scotland, can anyone recommend a route with suitable stop-overs, wild or otherwise ?

We would prefer smaller sites to large ones, and obviously Coastal sites.
It is a case of "Suck it and see" as we have never done this before, so...... any advice would be welcome

Cheers Bruce and Pat
 

Debs

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Hi, lucky you, I'm not far from you but we're still looking (we've had a caravan years though).

Have you thought of joining either the caravan or caravan and camping club for a year just whilst you are finding your feet? They both have their own sites but both run a 5 van scheme ( known as certified locations /certified sites respectively) This is where private individuals open their land. Facilities vary to mini club like sites to a basic field and tap.

The cc&c website has quite a good campsite search on it, you don't have to be a member to get access and it shows all sites, inc. commercial ones, but not the cc sites. Lots of members have motorhomes.

I also use ukcampsite.

Enjoy!
 
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Carol

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Hello Welcome to fun, good advice I would think of joining the CCC, would be handy for the CL's as well as the odd site. Have you got a 3 Mifi very handy for keeping on the Internet whem travelling.

Have a few odd days away in the van to find your way around it, Vacarious books have a nice book with camp sites with sea views or on the beach.
Wild camping is a lot easier in Scotland and definitely worth a go.

Enjoy your new Motorhome, ask all the questions you need.

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Carol

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Thanks all, but what is a 3 Mifi ?


A Mifi is a much more modern version of a dongle, you can run yo to 5 devises from it on wifi mover it any where in the van to pick up a better signal, you can get them PC world or 3 shop. Sim only or contract.

There was a very good write up on them from Minx a while ago and a deal in PC world, and I seen our local PC World had some left a couple of weeks ago , if you put Mifi in the search at the top I am sure you will get more info. Or if anyone could link Minx's thread.
 
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