Author Topic: How much is (cycle) camping these days?  (Read 9035 times)

Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #50 on: 12 May, 2023, 09:13:16 am »
I need to put up the bill for our camp last friday. Two people, two tents and croissants delivered to our site in the morning by the site manager 19.60€. I left him the 40c change. A lovely bloke and a very nice site for those who don't demand all entertainment supplied pre-canned (here you make your own; sad that petanque boules weigh too much to cart around cycle-camping). Camping Le Penfaut, St Vincent sur Oust, Morbihan (Brittany), for those cycling the Brest-Nantes canal.
They also have a marquee with benches and tables and a shed with gas stove, microwave and fridge alongside for the lightweight campers. We were glad of that on the saturday morning, breakfasting while it rained!

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Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #51 on: 18 July, 2023, 04:03:33 pm »
Cycled from Dieppe to Marseille last September. Cheapest site less than 6 euro (municipal site on EV3). Most expensive 30 euro (commercial site on the Med coast). Guess which one was nicer?

Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #52 on: 18 July, 2023, 05:02:39 pm »
Recent experience in France. Municipal sites 6-9 Euros. Commercial sites 14-20 Euros. 20 Euro site was on the coast and I had probably ventured into the high season.

Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #53 on: 18 July, 2023, 05:14:14 pm »
Paid £11.50 in Kirkwall. That had good clean toilets and showers, and a kitchen and lounge. Nice for sitting around if its wet and windy.

Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #54 on: 09 June, 2024, 11:39:56 am »
Campsite prices from my recent LEJOG. I kept a note specifically for this thread  :)

None prebooked. Selected purely on when I was knackered and wanted to stop for the day or if there was no other choice.

St Stephen, Cornwall.
£10
Camping meadow with decent enough facilities.

Moortown, Devon.
£19
Full on holiday park with caravans, motorhomes etc, but still very nice. Decent facilities.

West Buckland, Somerset.
£29! (£17 + £12 "The Greener Camping Club" membership)
Nice enough field with adequate facilities.

Bristol.
N/A stayed with friend

Newland, Worcestershire.
£10
Ok field with Ok facilities. Bit of a dive though.

Sheriffhales, Shropshire.
£20
Nice enough. Rough clientele!

Great Budworth, Cheshire.
£23
Really nice, no concession for solo campers though.

Scorton, Lancashire.
£20
Lovely little site, nice facilities, aimed at caravans etc more than small tents though.

Morland, Cumbria.
£10
Proper old school field on a farm. Only one loo and shower. Adequate though.

Loch Maben, Dumfries and Galloway.
£17.50
Council run site. OK, but a bit busy/noisey being right in the little town.

Strathblane, Stirling.
£20
Proper campsite with space for biking/hiking types. Great vibe, facilities adequate.

Glengoulandie, Perthshire.
£13
Good value. Seperate area for tents and decent enough facilities.

Auchnahillin, Nr. Craggie, Inverness.
£7
One of the best campsites ever! Stayed here last year. Ridiculously cheap, amazing facilities with better showers than you have at home!

Lairg, Highlands.
£16
Quite basic, but had everything you'd need.

Melvich, Highlands.
£15
Largish site, but has camping area. Good facilities.

Wick, Highlands.
£15
Lovely little site to end the trip with.
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

GdS

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Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #55 on: 12 June, 2024, 07:48:33 pm »
most of the ones I've used charge the same no matter how you arrive (although many charge per person than per unit)

I booked a quiet place for RIAT (airshow) for £16 2 nights; it's a bit further from the action (although nearer to departures which is the best day!) but shouldn't be a quagmire if it rains. I don't think the regular campsite operators figure anyone turning up by bike and even walking to the shower block was a challenge.

bhoot

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Re: How much is (cycle) camping these days?
« Reply #56 on: 15 June, 2024, 11:27:04 am »
If you are looking for decent cycle camping then this Facebook group is starting to be a minefield of information and is focussed on lower priced options https://facebook.com/groups/cyclecampinguk/