Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

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Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk » 2 Jun 2015, 3:38pm

Hi - we are doing the CTC B&B route, but camping. I am trying to find a campsite somewhere within about 10 miles of Ross-on-Wye. Not looking for anything fancy, but more than a cold tap and drain! I have tried searching the forum for this information but nothing coming up.

Can anyone recommend somewhere from the vast experience here? Thanks in anticipation :)

Noel

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby dakari-mane » 2 Jun 2015, 4:29pm

The Wye Valley Youth Hostel is very nice.

(good selection of beer too)

(I'm definitely not a youth)

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk » 2 Jun 2015, 6:02pm

Is that the YH previously known as Welsh Bicknor?

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby Redvee » 3 Jun 2015, 1:07am

Many years ago, 30+, we holidayed in Symonds Yat cause it was close to Bristol but far enough away and stayed right on the river at River Wye Camping, Google shows it to still be there.

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby dakari-mane » 3 Jun 2015, 10:17am

*looks up Welsh Bicknor*

Yes I believe so.

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby chesterbull » 3 Jun 2015, 12:26pm

That camp site is in a fantastic situation, in a steeply wooded valley. There is an orchard bit on the riverside.

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby bikepacker » 3 Jun 2015, 1:14pm

There is an excellent campsite in the town, in a meadow behind Morrison's supermarket. It is expensive though around £18 a night for a tent and 2 people.
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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby chris_suffolk » 3 Jun 2015, 2:18pm

Stayed at the site at Symmonds Yat, and it is (or was last I was there) a good place to stop over.

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk » 3 Jun 2015, 2:21pm

Excellent thanks folks - have booked the site at Symonds Yat.

Cheers,

Noel

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby Heltor Chasca » 3 Jun 2015, 4:29pm

Symmonds Yat ok. Had problems with officious, teenage site managers. On another occasion I saw the owner/wife having a to-do with a complaint customer. Very poorly handled, but why bother with customer service when they have the monopoly? Typical really.

And the plastic shower curtain sticks to you!

At least the pub near the rapids is ok...b

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Re: Campsite suggestions near Ross-on-Wye

Postby Redvee » 4 Jun 2015, 12:58am

Heltor Chasca wrote:At least the pub near the rapids is ok...b


Saracen's Head? There's another on the opposing side of the river where the ferry stops.

The outstanding memories of the campsite were the bi-lingual owners, speaking Welsh with a French accent and the maze next door.