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05/3/2011 at 6:38am
 Location: Cumbria
 Outfit: Horizon 8 quechua p.u icarus 600
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I think you can be anywhere when your camping. When we got the new tent we went to a site 5mins away for a night just to test it. It turned into a beautiful night and didnt feel like we were only up the road from home.
Amy


05/3/2011 at 7:46am
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"If you can't see your front door your on holiday"!

I can't remember if someone said that to me or i read it on here.



05/3/2011 at 8:47am
 Location: Salford Knutsford (what a contrast)
 Outfit: Bailey Ranger 520 4
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we've done Hollingworth Lake a few times and it's less than 10 miles away, handy if you forget summat, and no long drive home on Sunday!!!


05/3/2011 at 9:12am
 Location: Bootle
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I have always mantain that on a campsite you can be 10 mintues from home yet a million miles away.


05/3/2011 at 9:14am
 Location: Devizes Wiltshire
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I can pop back home to check up on the cat when I camp close to home. Save on cattery fee, and she hates going to the cattery.

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05/3/2011 at 9:28am
 Location: Staffordshire
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I'm trying to get to know campsites which are only half hours drive away from home for those weekends where I want to get away too. 

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05/3/2011 at 11:31am
 Location: Northampton
 Outfit: Pennine Pathfinder Q6 X Trail
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For short breaks, we never travel much more than 1 hour from home. We have been as near as 15 miles away but it could have been 100s of miles away.

 



05/3/2011 at 11:52am
 Location: Nottingham
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95% of our weekends away are less than an hour from home - just love the feeling of being outdoors and being "away" from home, it doesnt matter where it is.  In August there is a beer festival about 3 miles away, we normally get a taxi but this year we are going to camp for the weekend, if the showers get heaving we will just pop home for one!


05/3/2011 at 2:05pm
 Location: None Entered
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We go to a site about 15 miles from here, it's a different world! Sometimes the family go off in the week and I follow on by train on Friday night (6 single). We live in the city, but the site is in the country, has wonderful views, a little pub nearby and allows campfires. It's close enough that we've dropped our teenager and a friend off on their own before. It gives them a bit of independence and is close enough that we can get them if they come unstuck.

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05/3/2011 at 7:55pm
 Location: Northern England
 Outfit: Coleman Mosedale 5
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We are about 45 minutes drive from the coast so regularly camp there for weekends. As someone else said you can get more out of your weekend because you can arrive earlier and leave later.

Some campsites will let you pay a few pounds extra to stay until tea-time on Sunday. Sometimes everyone else leaves on Sunday morning and you have the campsite to yourself which is brilliant.

Wouldnt really want to be popping home when I am away though and I dont think I would want to be too close.


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05/3/2011 at 8:59pm
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I used to live in a city so getting out to the countryside no matter how near was fantastic and I understand how city and town dwellers must feel. 

Unfortunately, or fortunately whichever way you look at it, I now live in a village surrounded by miles of countryside so one field is pretty much the same as the next to me and I need to get away to somewhere completely different to feel that I have had a break.

...I suppose I could book a B&B in a city, that would be different  



06/3/2011 at 3:58pm
 Location: West Country
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We've camped as close as 5 miles up the road. I don't think it matters where you go as long as you enjoy it. It's still a break.


06/3/2011 at 5:14pm
 Location: Aston Clinton
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Youre never too close to home


06/3/2011 at 7:46pm
 Location: Norfolk
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I suppose it depends on why you camp.

If you use camping as a means of seeing different parts of the counrty and use the site as a base then I suppose camping close to home isn't as appealing. However, if you camp to enjoy the simple things like lying snug in a sleeping bag listening to the rain on the canvas, being in the fresh air, and generally getting away from it all, then there's no such thing as too close to home.

I love camping in the garden - if I can't get away anywhere then I give in to my camping cravings by pitching in the garden and sleeping in the tent!! Can't get much closer to home but that doesn't bother me.



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06/3/2011 at 8:14pm
 Location: Costa Del West Sussex
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I guess I'm the odd one out.

Apart from trying out new tents or equipment/techniques in the back garden, I don't feel I'm right if the journey is less than 60 miles away by road.

I enjoy the journey, and remoteness from home territory.

But if you're happy with the site you choose, what the heck!!! Enjoy it.

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07/3/2011 at 9:16am
 Location: Bootle
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For so many camping five miles up the road means that they can still get away, yet be close to home if need be.
Over the past few years even our main holidays have been no more than about an hour and a half (two towing) away from home because of so many members of the family being seriously ill, and the need for one of us to get back if needed.      The fact that we were closeish mean that the other person could have stayed on site with the kids and the one who had to go home, come back later even if it was only to help pack up.

Although we are now free to go further, we will hopefully be taking a couple of short breaks just down the road.




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