overnight parking on the M6 going north

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  1. roger buckley

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    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any suggested places to overnight next weekend that they would recommend on the way up to cairnryan to catch the Irish ferry. I would likely like to stay on the M6 , to beak up the journey from Northants ?:Smile:
    Thanks in anticipation
    Roger
     
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    Tebay also has a caravan site attached not cheap but they do give vouchers for discount eve meal and I think breakfast also. It is quiet and away from the lorries.
    Have used a few times on way north

    Dave:thumb::thumb:l
     
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  5. Henryhymer

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    Try Greenacres caravan park it's only 5 mins from M6 junction 44. It's an adult only site and just far enough to be out of earshot of the motorway to get a peaceful night.
     
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    Ah, so it's true what they say about you. Was Miss Whiplash there when you called ?
     
  7. savantuk

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    There are several sites in Gretna Green, which is literally next to the motorway, about 30 seconds after leaving, you'll find a couple. Great outlet store too, which is only a couple of hundred yards from the junction.
     
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    But surely you don't let the wife near those places, Do you?:Eeek:


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Her car knows the way - she just turns the ignition, sit's back, and 5 minutes later, she's there. It's only a couple of miles from us.:ROFLMAO:
     
  10. JumboBeef

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    Hi Roger,

    I live just off J41, in the middle of nowhere. I have space to for you to park, and fresh water and a drain point (drain cover which can be lifted).

    You are welcome here, but the turn off the lane is a bit tight, so how long is your MH? I guess 20 foot(ish) long is the max length which would fit around the bend.

    Let me know :thumb:
     
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    That is very kind of you - unfortunately we are 7 m in length.
    Have spoken to the lady running the service station at Barton in Kendall and she says we should be o.k there (not many trucks o/night on a saturday)
    Regards Roger:Smile:
     
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    Last time we were in that neck of the woods we came off at Junction 37, turned right on to the A684, and then hung another right and wild-camped on a lane behind Killington Lakes.
     
  13. JumboBeef

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    No problem.

    OK, how about here though?

    54.973952,-2.950162 - Google Maps

    It is a layby a few minutes north of J44, on the A7. I pass it often and there always seems to be MHs parked up there........This section of the A7 is generally quiet and it must be better than a service station?

    You can go to Longtown > Gretna > A75 in the morning.

    I hope this helps.
     
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    Ah so that's where I recognise you from!::bigsmile:
     
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