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Message posted by Colin2103/6/2019 at 2:41pm
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Yes I know what you mean Ewen, that can happen, but on the Sandringham site in particular they have pitch numbers set into the ground. You have to be on or very near the number, but it doesn't matter which way round you are, or where your car is in relation to your outfit. They are strict about the spacing and each pitch is huge. If you pitch right next to someone else, you are miles away from your numbered pitch and would probably be asked by the staff to move. If you wanted EHU, you wouldn't be near your own post either. They are numbered too.


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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 26/5/2019
Wild camp. There is only one rule. Leave no trace.



Unfortunately this rule is not followed by the minority, they leave their rubbish everywhere. Spoils it for the rest.

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I do the exact same thing!

To be frank, my favourite campsite probably has the most 'rules' of any I've stayed on. In reality they enhance the camping experience for everyone. Strict quiet times mean a good night's sleep, shoe covers provided for use in the showers/loo block mean they're always really clean.

The owner does enforce the rules, too. Noisy drunk party people will be dealt with - I've only seen it done once but it was totally deserved and everyone else on the site was really pleased that their next night was blissfully undisturbed.

It's fantastic - very chilled out, and everyone is simply expected to treat the place with respect. The few extra 'rules' make it a really fab site. They're all on the website before you book. If someone doesn't book because of them, that's probably better for the rest of us! 😜 The fact it's always booked up speaks volumes...

Quote: Originally posted by Tottenham44 on 30/5/2019
Interesting post. Here’s my take

When researching a campsite I check reviews and I look for what I call “positive negatives”. In other words campsites that generally have excellent ratings but on further reading of the negative reviews you find a lot of disgruntled campers complaining about the “rules”. These are the ones who say “we only had the music on low and were just having a laugh over a few drinks and then we were asked to leave the site” The owner response then pains a very different picture “we had 10 complaints about your noise and the swearing and we do not tolerate verbal abuse or physical threats etc etc”

So personally I like a campsite with lots of rules clearly spelt out so that it gives more leverage to call out those that have no respect for others.

I always try to respect others and the rules and still manage to have a great time.

As we all know it takes one family pitching next to you to absolutely ruin your holiday and you can tell within a few minutes what is about to happen.

I also have young children and they have been taught to respect quiet times but it hasn’t impacted on the run they have on site






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Message posted by lidds0 via mobile 24/6/2019 at 10:10am
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Quote: Originally posted by Milady B on 22/6/2019
I do the exact same thing!

To be frank, my favourite campsite probably has the most 'rules' of any I've stayed on. In reality they enhance the camping experience for everyone. Strict quiet times mean a good night's sleep, shoe covers provided for use in the showers/loo block mean they're always really clean.




Shoe covers for use in the showers and loo block?! That's something I've never seen on any campsite we've visited!


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Rules are fine if they're actually enforced.

At a site near Robin Hood's Bay, one rule on their open field site is to pitch car, tent, car tent. They even provide a diagram, for anyone who has trouble understanding that difficult concept.

On our return from a day out we found we had new neighbours: 2 families who had decided to pitch tent, tent, car, car. The guylines of the first tent were pegged just inches from our tent.

Nobody came to check or to make them move. It was our last night so we just put up with it. Who wants the hassle of challenging neighbours or trotting off to find the warden after the site office has closed?

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Quote: Originally posted by lidds0


Shoe covers for use in the showers and loo block?! That's something I've never seen on any campsite we've visited!





It's a great idea.💡 The facilities are absolutely top notch, and this ensures they stay as clean as possible all day - especially if it's rainy. There's a wicker basket in the entrance hall with blue shoe covers you can use, or you can change into (clean) flip flops. There's a bench to sit on to change your shoes. The overwhelming majority of people do stick to it, as well, which is good to see.

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Message posted by Dinkydeb06/7/2019 at 12:25pm
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Only had one bad experience with drunken, aggressive campers - at a C&CC Club site in the Peak District. The horrible campers started drinking at lunchtime and were getting rowdier and more aggressive as the afternoon wore on. Their behaviour was really quite scary. The site managers had a word with them a couple of times to no avail and didn't mess about, the police were called and the bad mannered campers removed leaving all of us slightly anxious campers free to enjoy our holiday. I have no objection to rules because they don't impact on anyone who simply wants to enjoy a peaceful holiday and not cause anyone else any inconvenience.

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Rules?

Why I prefer backpacking or being off-grid in the van.

Seriously though, rowdy behaviour is a bugbear of mine, especially if the folk are left to deal with it themselves.

Message posted by franbee06/7/2019 at 8:35pm
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But what do you do when alcohol fuelled neighbours arrive back at 12.45 am and wake everyone up? We had this in France recently. We didn't tell the Warden in the morning as we hoped it would be a one off. However the second night they arrived back at 11.00pm and proceeded to talk very loudly. We asked them 3 times to keep it quiet as the campsite rule was 10.00pm silence, but the third time the man was abusive to OH. They finally went to their separate tents (on the same pitch) about 12.15 am, we were still awake. They did leave the next day, they said they would be going.

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Quote: Originally posted by franbee on 06/7/2019
But what do you do when alcohol fuelled neighbours arrive back at 12.45 am and wake everyone up? We had this in France recently. We didn't tell the Warden in the morning as we hoped it would be a one off. However the second night they arrived back at 11.00pm and proceeded to talk very loudly. We asked them 3 times to keep it quiet as the campsite rule was 10.00pm silence, but the third time the man was abusive to OH. They finally went to their separate tents (on the same pitch) about 12.15 am, we were still awake. They did leave the next day, they said they would be going.



Save the warden's contact number to your phone on arrival, delete it when you leave. If people are being unreasonable and/or abusive, let the wardens do their job and deal with it. Then, lay awake all night, worrying they're going to take take it out on your tent or vehicle...😉


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