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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #25 on: 30 July, 2022, 05:41:28 am »
Foxholes is on Montgomery Road, just north of Bishop's Castle. The terrain is lumpy round there, but the really hilly stuff can be avoided.

Alternatively, there is a site in Knighton, which is what BC used to be like before the hippies took over. Also lumpy.
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #26 on: 02 August, 2022, 10:38:37 pm »
Are we any closer to selecting a campsite for a meet in September?,as I would like to try and arrange for apollo to come  :)
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #27 on: 02 August, 2022, 11:25:35 pm »
It's most unlikely that I will be around for dates in September. We seem suddenly to have booked three different holidays...
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #28 on: 03 August, 2022, 12:52:44 pm »
Has anybody ever been to Church Farm campsite near Alcester?  May be promising.

As for September:  I would have thought that it would be sensible for a group to target White Mark Farm as a known entity.  I have no idea at all if we could make it there at the moment.

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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #29 on: 03 August, 2022, 12:56:08 pm »
I think I might be going there at the end of September, but I'm not sure atm if it's that one or another in the area.
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #30 on: 03 August, 2022, 09:53:16 pm »
Has anybody ever been to Church Farm campsite near Alcester?

Down the road from the ford?  I've ridden past it, but not stayed there.

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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #31 on: 08 August, 2022, 01:00:19 pm »
Cycleman texted me these ones yesterday evening, while I was somewhere on the M5:

Ridgeway, East Kennet near Marlborough: https://www.ridgewaycampsite.com/

Interesting one this, as it caters to groups only.  Up to 20 people, £395/night.  FIRE and TEA included.


Cross Keys, Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire  https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=5925

Standard field-behind-a-pub arrangement.  No showers or toilets.


ETA: And another:

Westmoor Farm, Bampton, Oxfordshire: https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=9257

Not a million miles away from where we had an ALC AGM a few years ago.  Good cycling country.  Price per tent looks expensive if you're a solo camper.

Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #32 on: 08 August, 2022, 01:41:40 pm »
Cross Keys, Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire  https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=5925

Standard field-behind-a-pub arrangement.  No showers or toilets.

Discount that one then.

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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #33 on: 09 August, 2022, 09:28:12 am »
Ridgeway, East Kennet near Marlborough: https://www.ridgewaycampsite.com/

Interesting one this, as it caters to groups only.  Up to 20 people, £395/night.  FIRE and TEA included.
Looks wonderful in an eco-glamping, Tom and Barbara*, style, but as £20 a night has been too expensive upthread and this would require 20 people to bring the price down to that, it's probably too expensive.

It also seems to be near Britchcombe Farm, where we've been before and which I think is now open again.

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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #34 on: 09 August, 2022, 08:25:42 pm »
When I looked for britchcoombe farm on  campsite UK it shows as closed. I'm not sure if that's up to date though 🤔
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #35 on: 09 August, 2022, 08:36:50 pm »
Sounds like the owner died.  Is it under new management?  (Presumably if so they've yet to discover the internet...)

Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #36 on: 09 August, 2022, 11:21:57 pm »
Is it time to approach the new landlord at long Itch and see how the land now lies?
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #37 on: 10 August, 2022, 08:11:33 am »
It was sold a year or two ago. I don't know if that was the result of the previous owner dying. Last I checked, the website promised opening under new management in, IIRC, late 2021.
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Re: Alternative campsites to Wing
« Reply #38 on: 10 August, 2022, 08:15:27 am »
Yes, found a Facebook page saying the owner of the farm died in 2019. Can't find any actual campsite website now, so presumably the new owner has closed it down to concentrate on farming? 142 and a third acres, apparently.
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