camp sites

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IGrahamL
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camp sites

Postby IGrahamL » 18 Jun 2009, 12:11am

This is most probably pointing out what everyone else already knows – but I didn't.

If you go onto Google maps and do a search on ‘camp’ or ‘camping’ there’s loads of campsites on show
With the results being map based rather than just a list of text should makes looking for the next nights camp site easier

Looks like I’ve found another excuse to lug a netbook
Graham

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Finn
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Re: camp sites

Postby Finn » 18 Jun 2009, 3:32am

I didn't know that. What perfect timing as I started planning my JoGLE today and that is going to make it so much easier. :D

Russ n Hails
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Re: camp sites

Postby Russ n Hails » 18 Jun 2009, 10:34am

I picked up the AA Camping & Caravan book for £9 which rates the parks.
Will try to find some with sauna, spas etc!
Award winning sites for '08 4 stars were;

Stanmore Hall Touring Park, Shropshire
Huntly Castle Caravan Park, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Stroud Hill Park, St Ives

Do you know if we will have trouble with them being booked out? Bank holidays?
Cheers R n H(we leave on Saturday for penzance!)

jochta
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Re: camp sites

Postby jochta » 18 Jun 2009, 10:49am

Google Mobile Maps is the answer http://www.google.com/mobile/default/maps.html.

We used it loads on our E2E to find campsites when we weren't sure of any. Just search for 'camping'. We used it to find bike shops too (search 'bike'). Just need a take a mobile phone with some kind of internet connection that it runs on.

That and Opera Mini were the best two bits of software we had (we used Run.GPS for logging data and live tracking on the mobile too).

All done from a MWg Zinc II (http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=161302) BTW. Cheap and reliable enough for the road on an unlimited internet O2 contract bought SIM only.

John

IGrahamL
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Re: camp sites

Postby IGrahamL » 18 Jun 2009, 7:24pm

the google mobile map thing - which I've just installed - look interesting, unfortunately my spv m600 doesn't have gps so the location bit isent doesn't appear to be particularly accurate, should still be useful though

jochta
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Re: camp sites

Postby jochta » 18 Jun 2009, 10:11pm

IGrahamL wrote:the google mobile map thing - which I've just installed - look interesting, unfortunately my spv m600 doesn't have gps so the location bit isent doesn't appear to be particularly accurate, should still be useful though


I didn't always use it with GPS. Search for the town/village first and then search for camping/bike/whatever. Having GPS just skips the first step, it's no biggie.

John

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Re: camp sites

Postby Ben Lovejoy » 23 Jun 2009, 6:16pm

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk is a really useful site too. The user-interface is a bit weird, but it's fine once you're used to it.
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