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Message posted by brumb11 on 08/4/2010 at 9:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by irons on 08/4/2010

We got away for our first camping trip after  deep thinking about it and had a great time in Cumbria we found an absolute gem of an Adults only site .It rained at night but was sunny through the day so we had fun with the dogs on a nearby beach yes it was cold at night but we had heaters and a bottle or two of wine to keep us warm

So it was a great first trip and will be going back there as it was so lovely and quiet


What site was that, sounds like my kind of place.


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We were camping in Perth and had a great time!
Rained as we put up the tent (of course!) and had a very heated debate with husband as best way to get the blinking fly sheet over the mahoosive tent!!
Was toasty cosy inside and the kids loved it!
Roll on May 3rd when we're off to Norfolk for a 2 week stint!!

Can't be any colder surely?!!!

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Message posted by lisamae on 09/4/2010 at 4:48pm
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  just got back from dolgellau ,first time out in a Kampa filey 6.it stood up to everything 40 mile an hour gusts, rain sheeting down.not a drop got in,fantastic.we needed the ehu,fan heater was great too.

 

 

 


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We went to Rhyd Y Galen in Snowdonia from Monday to Friday last week, returning Good Friday. We had snow on the Wednesday morning but the bear Lakey stood up to it all fantastically. We did have EHU and an Outwell heater - not sure how it would have been without that!

Message posted by mudmonster on 09/4/2010 at 7:55pm
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I'm sorry all, but we cheated!  I booked a static in Weymouth for Mon - Fri of last week. So glad we did!  The weather was absolutely awful - wind rain and hail shook the static quite a bit so I think the poles on our tigris would have had a tough time!

First camping trip will be May half term - sunshine maybe?


Message posted by Redjeni on 09/4/2010 at 10:11pm
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Just got back from Riverside today and it has been great, only rained one night and only one really chilly night but did have heater on constantly, god bless EHU!! Just sorry we had to come home!!

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Message posted by JudithB on 13/4/2010 at 7:02pm
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We camped in Lincolnshire from Good Friday to Easter Monday.  We got a real downpour overnight Sunday and into Monday morning.  No snow or frost though.  We were originally going to Keswick but the forecast looked a bit more favourable where we were.  Got to say it could have been a lot worse.  Camped at Keswick last year at Easter and got overnight frost and Easter was mid April.  No EHU as a quick gettaway was all that was required.  It's so good to be outdoors again after this long winter.

Can't wait for May Bank Hol.  



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Message posted by Daves mate on 13/4/2010 at 8:11pm
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Spent easter weekend in Chard, sunny with showers the whole time we were there. Warm in the day but really cold at night

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Message posted by Speedcamp on 13/4/2010 at 8:19pm
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We had a lovely time at Greenhills just outside Bakewell in Derbyshire (after a day's delay due to a trip to A&E after our son fell head first down a tram's staircase at Crich Tramway Museum), even extended our stay by two nights. It was blustery for the first few days, but our Columbia didn't mind. It then cleared up to give some lovely days but chilly nights (and a frosty tent one morning). Our bedding kept us warm along with hot water bottles and it was too warm for dressing gowns by 8.30 in the morning. The side porch on the tent proved invaluable - it was so very muddy after all the rain recently, but the side porch meant that the carpet stayed warm, dry and clean!!!

Lovely facilities at the site too - will certainly go back there again!

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Quote: Originally posted by Librasam on 08/4/2010
At last! Had to have a practice run at inserting pictures again! But anyway here's our new tent, the big and beautiful Wolf Lake 7NewYork2009212.jpg Outwell Wolf Lake 7 picture by samlibra15
Love the big beast!

Message posted by TheMonkeys on 13/4/2010 at 11:13pm
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Wet, Very muddy and cold at Shady Oaks in taporley, Cheshire. Even had to carry the dog across the field so he didnt get stuck like our car did! Spent the whole weekend after cleaning the tent :o(

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Quote: Originally posted by brumb11 on 08/4/2010
Quote: Originally posted by irons on 08/4/2010

We got away for our first camping trip after  deep thinking about it and had a great time in Cumbria we found an absolute gem of an Adults only site .It rained at night but was sunny through the day so we had fun with the dogs on a nearby beach yes it was cold at night but we had heaters and a bottle or two of wine to keep us warm

So it was a great first trip and will be going back there as it was so lovely and quiet


What site was that, sounds like my kind of place.


It was The Larches at Wigton Cumbria and only a 15 to 20 min drive to a beach for the dogs and no kids which we like as having non of our own we like it quiet

And the toilets were the best i have ever seen on a camp site


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we went to Marfit Head Farm in Saltersgate so that we could do some walking on the NY Moors. Very chilly on an evening but with our EHU we were warm enough.

Our Vango Karakum stood up to the challenge, assissted by a qechua tarp. Had beautiful sunshine on the sunday though and got into Whitby to do my favourite thing - shopping at the Tog 24 shop!!!


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We had a fantastic time at Ord House, Northumberland. Booked for 7 nights but stayed an extra night as the weather was lovely, however, just as we began to pitch the tent on the Saturday, the heavens opened...stopped raining after tent was up, typical. The site is great...spotlessly clean toilet/shower block with heating and piped music, 2 spacious family bathrooms and disabled facilities, heated indoor washing up room with 4 large sinks etc...the owners of the site have just spent 35,000 on a new childrens play area, but unfortunately, it was out of use as the ground was too wet to lay the bark down. We took the Espace, had EHU, loads of bedding, hot water bottles (although we never had to use these)  we were quite warm in the evenings with the heater on. Mornings- cloud free and very sunny - afternoons intervals of sun and cloud. Would deffo stay here again. Loads to see and do within a few miles of the site. We would have been quite happy to stay another week along with all our friends.

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