Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Camping under canvas
Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Camping on your own?
Page:  1  2  3  4 Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Merry on 27/4/2010 at 8:22am
View Merry's Profile View Profile   Reply to Merry Reply   Quote Merry Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Merry
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Cabanon Noumea

Location:
A quiet pitch with a lovely view

Joined: 20/5/2004
Posts:   6449
Site Reviews:   16
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   3
Field Barn Park? Hmm, would appreciate some feedback on that one too!

-------------
Tackling life the Western District way

Message posted by Bob61 on 27/4/2010 at 4:53pm
View Bob61's Profile View Profile   Reply to Bob61 Reply   Quote Bob61 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Bob61
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Sunncamp Breton 500 Plus (its a tent)

Location:
North Hampshire

Joined: 23/8/2009
Posts:   9674
Site Reviews:   28
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   1

Quote: Originally posted by Merry on 27/4/2010


Field Barn Park? Hmm, would appreciate some feedback on that one too!

I'm recently back from there and have done a review. Nice site...or will be when it's finished.



-------------
Old people used to be a lot older than me...now most of them are younger than me!

Discounted Insurance Quotes for UKCampsite.co.uk visitors! Up to 20% off!
UKCampsite.co.uk users are rewarded with up to 20% off Caravan Guard touring caravan insurance, folding camper and trailer tent insurance, as well as a generous discount off motorhome insurance. Static caravan insurance is also available. Get an online quote now

Message posted by crystal jo on 27/4/2010 at 6:42pm
View crystal jo's Profile View Profile   Reply to crystal jo Reply   Quote crystal jo Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
crystal jo
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Outwell Flagstaff 5 + awning.

Location:
Pembrokeshire

Joined: 17/8/2005
Posts:   2991
Site Reviews:   4
Tent Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   3
Quote: Originally posted by Valk_scot on 07/4/2010

What I really want to do next is buy a VW camper van, paint it with daisys and spend six months or so touring round all the craft festivals. No not the rave-type festivals, craft festivals. Like knitting and wool, you know? But given that DD is still only eight this is not going to happen for a long time. And even then, Hubby will feel he's being left out and want to come along even though he's got zero interest in crafts, sigh.




-------------
crystal jo

Carpe Diem

Message posted by Tigermouse on 27/4/2010 at 9:54pm
View Tigermouse's Profile View Profile  Visit homepage My Homepage   Reply to Tigermouse Reply   Quote Tigermouse Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Tigermouse
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Tent & Toyota Granvia

Location:
Bolton Lancs

Joined: 30/8/2007
Posts:   7816
Site Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   3
After splitting up with my OH last April I had my first long weekend alone with the two dogs in my caravan at the end of May, and though initially I'd been dreading it, wondering how I would cope with the technicalities, I loved every minute of it - the freedom to do what I wanted without having to consider someone else, and best of all a tidy caravan and awning! I had another weekend in August, and though the weather wasn't too good I still enjoyed my time alone. This coming weekend I'm booked in at a small site just 45 minutes drive from home, not with my caravan this time but my mpv and awning, and I just can't wait. As someone else previously said, I either go on my own or not at all - and there's no way I'm staying at home!

-------------
Tigermouse


I have a very temperamental personality - 50% temper and 50% mental

Message posted by floggitt on 27/4/2010 at 10:29pm
View floggitt's Profile View Profile   Reply to floggitt Reply   Quote floggitt Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
floggitt
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:

Location:

Joined: 02/6/2009
Posts:   2073
Site Reviews:   3
Tent Reviews:   3
Gallery Images:   1
Every time I book for a solo trip as OH works some weekends, someone always wants to tag along or meetup with me. Its a bit of a compliment I suppose but sometimes I want to go alone so I can read a book or just be myself with my dogs.

-------------
July 1-9 Nantcol Waterfalls meet
Sept naturist week
Sept SVR w/e
Oct Secret meet
Nov hopleys meet

Message posted by Bob61 on 27/4/2010 at 11:21pm
View Bob61's Profile View Profile   Reply to Bob61 Reply   Quote Bob61 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Bob61
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Sunncamp Breton 500 Plus (its a tent)

Location:
North Hampshire

Joined: 23/8/2009
Posts:   9674
Site Reviews:   28
Tent Reviews:   4
Gallery Images:   1

You're lucky...every time I book a solo trip I end up solo

I even tried that chocolate deodorant but nobody bit my arm off



Post last edited on 27/04/2010 23:44:24

-------------
Old people used to be a lot older than me...now most of them are younger than me!

Message posted by JK98 on 30/4/2010 at 1:02am
View JK98's Profile View Profile   Reply to JK98 Reply   Quote JK98 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
JK98
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Cabanon Elody & Julie & Combicamp

Location:
Coventry

Joined: 03/9/2004
Posts:   4108
Site Reviews:   2
Gallery Images:   3
Quote: Originally posted by Merry on 27/4/2010
Field Barn Park? Hmm, would appreciate some feedback on that one too!

It was lovely Merry. I only stayed two nights, but the owner was very friendly, the facilities were immaculate, and the pitches were large with a water tap to every two pitches.

They've planted little trees and bushes between pitches, so in time each pitch will have a lot more privacy. They've also planted 'elephant grass' as dividers - never seen that stuff before   The only drawback is that there isn't really a 'view' - you can only see the campsite & a field behind. There is a wonderful far reaching view from the lane, but the campsite is down a long drive into a bit of a valley.

I pitched the Robens tent on Tuesday night, then packed that one away on Wednesday morning & pitched the Raclet QT. I've decided that I'm getting a bit too long in the tooth for a low dome tent now. First time I've used the Raclet, and I'm very, very pleased with it. As it's got the SIG, I left the inner tent out & had loads of extra living space.

One thing to note if you decide to try this campsite Merry, take plenty of rock pegs with you and a claw hammer to remove them   Lukily I had plenty of rock pegs with me, but..... no claw hammer. I found one peg just didn't want to leave the site, and all I had with me was the peg-puller and a pair of pincers - I ended up using both together to remove the little blighter - must have spent 15 minutes removing that one peg

I'd checked two weather forecasts on Monday night, and both looked good until Friday evening. However, the rain came early, about 11am yesterday morning, and looked to be set in for the day, so I ended up taking a soggy canvas tent down & stuffing it in two dustbin bags to bring it home. Ah well, it means I can pitch it again now on the lawn to dry it out



-------------
Jean

Message posted by Camping nutcase on 30/4/2010 at 7:10am
View Camping nutcase's Profile View Profile   Reply to Camping nutcase Reply   Quote Camping nutcase Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Camping nutcase
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
various tents & A steam train

Location:
Bootle

Joined: 26/9/2004
Posts:   4263
Site Reviews:   8
Tent Reviews:   1
Gallery Images:   2
Quote: Originally posted by Valk_scot on 07/4/2010

What I really want to do next is buy a VW camper van, paint it with daisys and spend six months or so touring round all the craft festivals. No not the rave-type festivals, craft festivals. Like knitting and wool, you know? But given that DD is still only eight this is not going to happen for a long time. And even then, Hubby will feel he's being left out and want to come along even though he's got zero interest in crafts, sigh.


Oh I know what you mean - I don't mind the kids as they can be easily bribed with treats - but like your hubby, Richard would want to come.   Then he would stand their as I am browsing stalls and displays with a face like a wet week.

OH and as for the VW Camper - when ever I say I want one he moans that it iisn't big enough.   He just doesn't get the "hippy in me" bit.

Maybe we could meet up, and send the men to a child friendly pub with the kids.

Just got to win the lottery to be able to afford my camper,



In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

  Prev       Next

Jump To Page:  1  2  3  4

Quick Links - All Forums - Camping under canvas - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook


5644 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2019