The campsites situation

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
I agree that the bigger motorhomes are certainly very expensive but in the used market before the pandemic I looked at a smaller camper and decided that I was better sticking with a coachbuilt.
My problem was that for ferry travel I had to stay under 6 metres and there are not many coachbuilts at that level.
Incidentally Corran Ferry are now grading motorhomes and campers according to length which they did not do before. Makes sense but if my Peugeot Partner was converted I would be penalised. I have a blue badge and do not pay for a car anyway on this ferry but with a motorhome I don't know how they would work it.
We’ve come from 7.5m coachbuilts to a 6.4m PVC (I think we may have struggled with the leap to a more convenient 6m with the 2 Whippets and my armoury of outdoor cooking gadgets!). Interestingly, thanks to the rise of drop-down beds, 6m coachbuilts are a growing trend. We considered one from Burstner, very spacious!
 

Fab Foodie

hanging-on in quiet desperation ...
I booked three sites this week for July and August - touring caravan. Yes, availability was patchy so it was a case of going with what there was, but it wasn’t too bad - and that was just through the CAMC; looking at indies there appears to be options out there with a bit of research.
CAMC and CCC are our defaults for weekends away, but whilst reliable in facilities and peacefulness, they are a bit Stepford-like (or Duloc for you younger readers). There are some great independents around which all have their more distinct charms and atmosphere. The internet is a great research tool in that respect.
 

Wandrin

Senior Member
Location
Lancashire
I'm off up to Scotland towards the end of the month, taking a few days to do it.

A cow-free* corner of a field is all I need ( solo wild camping )

*For they are big and scary and will crush my tent and me in it without noticing
 

Julia9054

Guru
Location
Knaresborough
I'm off up to Scotland towards the end of the month, taking a few days to do it.

A cow-free* corner of a field is all I need ( solo wild camping )

*For they are big and scary and will crush my tent and me in it without noticing
I used to go camping regularly when I lived in Zimbabwe. It's hippos you have to worry about there.
 

matticus

Veteran
Camped over the long BH weekend a few miles outside Exeter. About 4/10 pitches in use on the busiest day. They're not on the main web bookings sites; that may have affected bookings, or maybe Devon isn't as busy as the honeypots in Lakes and Peaks? Local climbing club has just emailed about a meet in Snowdonia with loads of space until at least late May BH.

Open shower + toilet block. Properly mown/gathered grass. Nice friendly owners.

I reckon post May17th bookings will jump. Then of course it will ramp up into the warmer* months and the school hols apocalypse.



*Yes, I CAN say that. This weekend was the coldest Bank Holiday on record! So summer WILL be warmer, ner-ner-na-ner-ner.
 

DRHysted

Veteran
Location
New Forest
Same in Botswana. And the crocodiles. And the elephants. And the puff adders. And the warthogs. And, and, and...

Camping here is so boring! You might encounter an angry badger.
At the remote highlands campsite we use there was a bloke one morning who complained that he hadn’t slept as the rutting deer had surrounded his tent during the night.
 
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