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Message posted by Jane T26/8/2015 at 12:44am
Outfit: Outwell Montana 6 Location: London
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Personally I would rather pay a bit more for a less crowded campsite. We've just come back from a weekend away and the site felt very crowded, the pitch we were given for four tents was long and thin, bumpy, with fruit trees either end, which made it very difficult to find a good place to pitch. I ended up having to pitch very close to the tent on the next pitch - the guy ropes were practically crossing - I did try and angle our front away from theirs so it wasn't too obtrusive, but there wasn't any other choice.
I do have a large tent (Outwell Montana with awning) as we are a family of 5, but I agree with tentaddict, I expect to pay more for this, it's my choice to have 3 children and a big tent! Although most sites I have stayed on recently have charged per person, so I am paying more anyway.
Personally the close proximity of the other tents is one reason for me not returning to that particular campsite. When everyone left on the Monday I suddenly realised what a beautiful site it was, but when it was so crammed you just couldn't tell, we could have been camped anywhere.
Earlier in the year we camped on a site where the centre of the field was deliberately left empty to provide a playing area, it was lovely, lots of families were having games of cricket and football, and you felt that the kids could play without having to constantly worry they would kick a football onto someone's tent or car. There was a huge gap (probably about 4 tents worth) between our group of tents and the next. It wasn't that the site was just not booked up, as when I booked he said ours was the last booking he would take for that weekend. I would happily return to that campsite. It was more expensive so I guess you are paying for the extra space.