Stonehenge

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  1. Hussar

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    Had my first taste of wild camping last night. Wonderful. In fact it was my first time out in the van ever. Stayed over on a by-way within a 100 meters of the stones, good weather, firm ground and no problems. Got a good idea of what we had forgot and what we need to buy.
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    Glad you enjoyed Hussar...those there stones are very special :thumb:
     
  3. chatter

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    Dont tell us you forgot the corkscrew :Doh:
    nice to know you enjoyed it, bet it wont be long before you are doing it again
     
  4. artona

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    you forgot your camera to share the scene with us ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:

    stew
     
  5. artona

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    ps

    If you need to buy one I have some crackers for sale at the moment

    stew
     
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    I've heard of London Bridge being sold to Yanks, but fake Stonehenge stones.....Nah you'll never get away with it!! :ROFLMAO:
     
  7. artona

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    the profit is all in the mark up on the postage :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:, ebay do not charge a fee for that :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    we are hoping to go to stonehenge next week maybe,not decided yet.i would also like to go to cheddar gorge and the exe estuary. hoping to wild camp all the way. happy camping.
     
  10. Compass57

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    I was there in 2008 with Diezel my boxer dog.
    I called in on the stones on my way home from spending several days down in Cornwall on the road that over looks St Michaels mount.
    I was impressed with the stones and tried to get in to see them a little closer than from the fence that runs along the main road there. Unfortunately, there were no dogs allowed inside the perimeter fence so I turned back…their loss I reckon because I could see all I wanted to see from that road.
    I stayed for a few hours to have several brews and then made my way to the Cheddar Gorge, that was fantastic experience, the road went down and down and down until it levelled off and one was out of the Gorge.
    Pictures below……sorry non of Gorge.

    Bip.:thumb:
     

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  11. geoff1947

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    Bustard Pub

    A good place to stop is not far rom Stonehenge "The Bustard Pub" Proceed west from Amesbury and turn right at the roundabout At the staggered x roads go across to Rollestone & at that X roads go straight on past Rollestone Camp and the pub is 1 mile down the road Great food and beer
     
  12. nanny001

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    stonhenge

    I stay around stonehenge quiet a lot as there is so many places just to park up overnight,unfortunatley Busted Inn pub is now shut but you can still park there overnight,also next to wood henge is another place to stay just up from henge.
     
  13. journeyman

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    My platoon had a party in there back in 1982...I missed the bus and got left behind!!! so the landlady put me up for the night. Don't remember much about it TBH
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    We were there earlier this year on a detour route home from the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
    It was amazing how many people didn't pay the £7.80p each admission fee and walked over to the fence to have a look for free.
    Oh yes, I was one of them.
     
  15. wizzer59

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    £7.80 to see some rocks, your kidding me, I find it amazing that we will spend millions on preserving a bunch of rocks man put there in the first place but quite happily destroy some of natures best:cry:
     
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    I worked at the Royal Scool of Artillery in the late '90 and saw Stonehenge every time I opened the bed room curtains. I loved the view.
    Didn't know that the Bustard Inn was close.
    For those interested the Bustard was a ground bird that was extinct on the Plain but has now been re-introduced
     
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    It'll be a longer walk to have a look once they close the A344 next year and then move the visitor centre/car park further away, as planned.
     
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  18. nanny001

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    The new visitor center is already underway,i agree with making us pay for something that belongs to every one anyway.My biggest hateis,after the summer solstice which i go to every year,is the amount of rubbish left behind :Angry:
     
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  19. knokinonabit

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    If it belongs to everyone anyway, why should we pay to see our own things? ::bigsmile: :reel:
     
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  20. nanny001

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    Sorry that is what i ment that we should not have to pay to see what is are's.it should be open to everybody.
     
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