Camping in England

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Sweep
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Re: Camping in England

Postby Sweep » 6 Jan 2021, 2:31pm

Traction_man wrote:Thanks @paulatic and @bikepacker for your replies--I've stumped up the £41 C&CC membership fee, so I'll look forward to reporting back when we're allowed overnight trips again post #lockdown3 and I've sampled a few sites, they look pretty good to me on the web-site...

all the best,

Keith

look forward to your report back/log.
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Re: Camping in England

Postby KTHSullivan » 20 Jan 2021, 6:57pm

Several years ago I bought a copy of the "Cool Camping Guide". I quickly learnt that if I did not frequent any of the sites in the guide I had a better overall camping experience. I found that a significant proportion of the "campers" using the sites recommended by the guide considered it "cool" to party all night.
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. :lol:

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Re: Camping in England

Postby Astrobike » 28 Jan 2021, 11:08pm

Not sure if this has all ready been mentioned but I have been using a site called pitchup.com seems a really good site ? I
have all ready booked 2 sites for late May early June and have only had to pay a deposit of £3 for each site no great
loss should covid prevent any travel

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Re: Camping in England

Postby pwa » 29 Jan 2021, 8:32am

Astrobike wrote:Not sure if this has all ready been mentioned but I have been using a site called pitchup.com seems a really good site ? I
have all ready booked 2 sites for late May early June and have only had to pay a deposit of £3 for each site no great
loss should covid prevent any travel

I anticipate very high demand for camp sites as soon as the weather improves, so getting early bookings in is a very good idea.

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Re: Camping in England

Postby oldun » 29 Jan 2021, 11:14am

Anyone on a cycle tour in East Anglia can willingly pitch their tent for the night in my small garden for free . We are situated about 3 klms from Oulton Broad , near Lowestoft , so if we are on your route and you need somewhere then just contact me .
Maybe other cyclists could do the same thing just to help out the cycling fraternity ?

Stay safe out there .

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Re: Camping in England

Postby Sweep » 29 Jan 2021, 12:04pm

oldun wrote:Anyone on a cycle tour in East Anglia can willingly pitch their tent for the night in my small garden for free . We are situated about 3 klms from Oulton Broad , near Lowestoft , so if we are on your route and you need somewhere then just contact me .
Maybe other cyclists could do the same thing just to help out the cycling fraternity ?

Stay safe out there .

that's incredibly generous of you oldun - may take you up on it as I love your kneck of the woods.

My garden/patch og grass is unfortunately "open plan", no wall - everyone walks straight past,
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Re: Camping in England

Postby Bmblbzzz » 29 Jan 2021, 12:12pm

https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk
https://www.freedomcampingclub.org
https://www.nearlywildcamping.org

It's a shame, in practical terms, that none of these three appear to have an app, only websites. They are all, especially the first, rather clunky to use on a phone, which is surely how most would access them when on tour.

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Re: Camping in England

Postby oldun » 29 Jan 2021, 4:01pm

Sweep wrote:
oldun wrote:Anyone on a cycle tour in East Anglia can willingly pitch their tent for the night in my small garden for free . We are situated about 3 klms from Oulton Broad , near Lowestoft , so if we are on your route and you need somewhere then just contact me .
Maybe other cyclists could do the same thing just to help out the cycling fraternity ?

Stay safe out there .

that's incredibly generous of you oldun - may take you up on it as I love your kneck of the woods.

My garden/patch og grass is unfortunately "open plan", no wall - everyone walks straight past,


Please do take me up on it , as i say the garden is only small but will take a couple of small tents with ease and is "bike "secure .

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Re: Camping in England

Postby mattsccm » 29 Jan 2021, 7:58pm

Somewhere out there on the web is a website listing pubs that allow forms of over nighting in their grounds. Usual requirement is that you eat/drink there and there may or may not be a cost.My experience of the website was that it catered for camper vans but I bet many a pub has a spare bit of lawn is you ask nicely and eat and drink.

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Re: Camping in England

Postby Kapalasa » 30 Jan 2021, 5:43pm

mattsccm wrote:Somewhere out there on the web is a website listing pubs that allow forms of over nighting in their grounds. Usual requirement is that you eat/drink there and there may or may not be a cost.My experience of the website was that it catered for camper vans but I bet many a pub has a spare bit of lawn is you ask nicely and eat and drink.


This would be an excellent app if anyone can get details?

Surprised no one has mentioned Warmshowers. I've camped and stayed at many all over the world. I'm also prepared to host, but it seems not many bicycle tourists have Dewsbury on their bucket list :D

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Re: Camping in England

Postby Traction_man » 30 Jan 2021, 10:11pm

mattsccm wrote:Somewhere out there on the web is a website listing pubs that allow forms of over nighting in their grounds. Usual requirement is that you eat/drink there and there may or may not be a cost.My experience of the website was that it catered for camper vans but I bet many a pub has a spare bit of lawn is you ask nicely and eat and drink.


How about this one

https://www.pubcampsites.com/index.htm

Cheers,.
Keith

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Re: Camping in England

Postby Kapalasa » 31 Jan 2021, 3:16pm

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How about this one

https://www.pubcampsites.com/index.htm

Cheers,.
Keith[/quote]

Thanks Keith. This will be a great asset to me this summer, assuming we are ever free to tour again :roll: