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Tom

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A question for our UK-based members .....

Where can I find a list/guide to RV (caravan/motorhome) parks/campgrounds in the UK, more specifically in Wales? I'd be interested in checking out a few of them during an upcoming trip.

TIA.
 

JohnSandyWhite

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:) Hi Tom. Here are one or two:-

http://www.caravan-sitefinder.co.uk/

http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/

http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/

You can also get Push Pins for Autoroute Campsites here:-

http://www.jollyinteresting.co.uk/
 

Tom

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Thanks John, much appreciated. I can't wait to see these "full featured" RV parks that we've been told about. I've been away too long because the ones I recall were essentially one big field; Tow the "van" onto the field and park it where you find some empty space. No hookups, but you could get water from a tap in the corner of the field - fill up a Jerry can and drag it back, pour in the tank and repeat until either the tank is full or you can't carry any more.
 

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;D They still have some of those Tom.  ;D
::) I forgot this one:-

http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/county.asp?region=Wales
 

Tom

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Thanks again John. We'll be staying just a hop, skip and jump from the ones in West Glam and a long way from the soccer thugs and hooligans.

BTW I'm reminded of some friends who took their kids on a "gypsy caravan" holiday in Ireland some years ago. They hitch the horse to the covered wagon and off you go. The horse knows the path and knows when to pull into a field for the night. A week later you're back where you started. Our friends and their kids had a blast.

One morning they were talking to another traveller who was complaining that he didn't sleep a wink because every few minutes the horse moved to another spot to graze. The chap didn't know he was supposed to unhitch the horse at night  ???
 

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Tom said:
One morning they were talking to another traveller who was complaining that he didn't sleep a wink because every few minutes the horse moved to another spot to graze. The chap didn't know he was supposed to unhitch the horse at night? ???

;D That. I can believe Tom. A bit like this one:-

http://www.motorhomefacts.com/modules/Cartoon/toons/toon1_large.jpg
 

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Tom,

Don't forget if you are bringing your great BIG American RV over take off the awning or else the DVLA bogie man will have you. ;D ;D  Only kidding :)
 

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LOL Mick. We'd have to be flying on a different plane if we were bringing the Monaco.

I could have a word with DVLA while we're over - my wife's family is from Morriston (suburb of Swansea and home of DVLA head office) and some of them work at DVLA. They have a FOTW width waiver that you can apply for in person. I'll take a count of how many coaches we need waivers for. Let me see .... how much is it worth per coach?

I'm looking forward to having faggots and peas. Chris' sister just called and said she'd make them for us.
 

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LOL John, I can think of some folks I know who forgot to unplug the power before leaving the campground.
 

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Tom, not sure if these links are duplicating ones you have already been given. I asked two good friends in the UK, one in Wales, to offer suggestions. Hope these help.
First from Kelvyn in Keswick:This http://www.visitwales.co.uk/ should do for a starter:

Or http://www.parkholidaywales.org.uk/

All the best
Kelvyn Sheppard
Jenkin Hill Internet, Thornthwaite, Keswick, CA12 5SG
Then from Barry in Penarth:http://www.caravancampingsites.co.uk/glamorgan/glamorgan.htm (my area)

South Wales Caravan Parks Gower Swansea Bay
Newpark,Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea, South Wales SA31 1NP
Tel 01792 390292 Fax 01792391245 Email [email protected]

http://www.camp-sites.co.uk/wales/south.htm

http://www.caravan-sitefinder.co.uk/

http://www.uk-sites.com/

Also try the Caravan Club.

Cheers
Barry Angus
District Secretary
Penarth District Scout Council
www.penarthscouts.org.uk


And if you get really stuck you can always boondock at his Scout Camp ;)
 

Tom

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Thanks for those links Ian. We won't be staying at any of the parks; I'm just interested in seeing how they compare with the variety of parks we've used in the U.S., especially after reading that the ones in the UK offer so much more. So we'll drive around and take a peek. Heck, if they're that good we might move.
 

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Tom, if you're just driving around the countryside, keep in mind Kelvyn, located in the lovely Lakes District, has a B & B and a warm welcome waiting for all.
I wouldn't suggest staying at Barry's Scout Camp unless you are really looking for a basic camping experience, mind you lots of Scouts and Troops from the US have stayed there. Barry and I are part of an international Scouter list, the Brownsea Island Patrol, which was set up after the sad demise of the Scouting Forum on Compusucks :(
 

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Tom said:
especially after reading that the ones in the UK offer so much more. So we'll drive around and take a peek. Heck, if they're that good we might move.

Tom,

Dont forget the camera !
 

Tom

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Thanks again Ian. We weren't planning on visiting the Lake District this trip. We're primarily visiting family and will be staying with my oldest son who is within easy driving distance of all the relatives. But, if we think we have a few days free, how would I contact Kelvyn?

On a prior trip, four of us went over to attend our niece's wedding. We spent the first week at a B&B in Builth Wells owned and operated by the parents of a guy on one of the now-defunct UK forums. That week turned out to be a festival week and the whole town was dressed in period cosutme with lots of activities going on.
 

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Kenneth said:
Dont forget the camera !

LOL Kenneth. Both cameras are already in the bag and additional memory cards arrived by mail today.
 

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Tom, sounds like a lot of fun and plenty of food for the camera.

You will find Kelvyn at:
http://www.jenkinhill.net
Tel:  017687 78443
Mob: 07949 606116

Skype id: jenkinhill

Will get back to you with the info about his B & B.
 

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