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Camping in the Midlands
« on: January 27, 2019, 07:30:41 pm »
I am thinking about a April or may camping weekend at the Wolvey camping and caravaning park
at Wolvey near hinckley which has a railway station. .prices for cycle campers is. .£8 and they take car campers and caravans. They allow fires and the site opens from March which is when I will speak to them. If anyone is interested let me know. The only dates that I have to avoid is the  weekend of theclosest to the 13th of may as I am hoping to take apollo to the O2 arena to watch the wrestling for his 30th birthday  ☺
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 08:00:51 pm »
Sounds like a good idea to me.  :thumbsup: Weather dependent of course, no way of judging that this far in advance.

One thing doesn't make sense though – surely Apollo can't be 30?!!!! :o
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RichForrest

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 01:59:13 am »
We stayed at that site a couple of years ago when the ALC had their AGM in the village there.
Not a bad site and we cycled up from Coventry station, which is only 9 mile away.
Depending on weekend and work shifts we'll join you (new job is 5 on 3 off).

Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 10:14:41 am »
We'd love to come if we are free.  :)
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 11:15:07 am »
I have stayed there several times in the last decade.  Site is fine, road noise from the distant motorway is surprisingly apparent at night.  Of the village pubs, the Blue Pig is by far the better.  There is no other decent pub anywhere within about 8 miles, I have tried.

Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 08:26:06 pm »
Great to find that there's in interest in this   :).
And apollo is 30 this year  .he hasn't annoyed that much yet  ;D
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 11:22:22 pm »
Monday 15th April is my 23rd ATEN'T DED YET day. I will be riding that day so, if you fancy the weekend of 12th to 14th April I will be there fo' sho'.

Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 07:11:16 pm »
I am thinking that the 12th  to the 14th April could work but it appears to be in the school holidays so maybe more expensive. I can now do the weekend of 10th to the 12th of may is a possibility or do this weekend in September   :) thoughts anyone  ? :)
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2019, 07:31:53 pm »
We can't do the 10th-14th May due to the ALC AGM.
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 08:56:26 am »
I am planning to take apollo to Wolvey camping on the 3rd may. If anyone wishes to join us I will contact the campsite and warn them we are  coming  so ĺet me know   :)
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2019, 09:32:33 pm »
Is another date better as I am a bit surprised that there seems to be no interest in this  ?.  :)
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Kim

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2019, 10:00:37 pm »
I'm silly bike racing on the Sunday, but it's local enough to ride down for the Friday night.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 10:33:54 pm »
Any more  ? :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2019, 09:04:17 am »
Might be up for that, if I can find Wolvey.
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 09:49:00 am »
Sorry Chris I will not be able to make this one. Other matters mean I need to be at home.
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2019, 09:44:09 pm »
We're hoping to move in the next couple of weeks so I'm a bit unfocused at the moment and it depends on the levels of chaos ensuing, but we'll come if we can.
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2019, 10:16:03 pm »
Sorry Chris I am out due to domestics.
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2019, 10:38:09 pm »
I am thinking of going to brinklow castle mound for a picnic lunch on the Saturday or find a pub for lunch if the weather is poor  .other idea welcome   :)
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RichForrest

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2019, 02:49:09 pm »
I'm working on the Friday night but will hopefully be there sometime on the Sat.
There are 2 sites close together on that road, just to confirm is this the one planned to go to?
http://www.wolveycaravanpark.itgo.com/index.htm

Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2019, 07:19:40 am »
Yes  that's the one   :).
the site owner say anyone needing a electric pitch must book for 3 nights   :)
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2019, 08:28:59 pm »
Me and apollo are  booked in for 3 nights   :). Let's hope the weather is good!
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Kim

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 01:21:52 pm »
Just gave them a call and was told that since I was in a small tent and didn't want electrickery I didn't need to book.

Weather's looking dry but cold overnight.

Anyone else coming?
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 01:26:55 pm »
Possibly. Need to check trains as I can't get out of work Friday morning. How far and what sort of ride from Mordor Central? Or what are other nearby stations?
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Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 02:17:00 pm »
Your nearest station is probably Bedworth ( edit or even Hinckley /edit ) but Coventry, Rugby and Nuneaton are best served.

Be aware that there are no shops or cashpoints in the immediate vicinity.


Re: Camping in the Midlands
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2019, 02:33:48 pm »
Be aware that there are no shops or cashpoints in the immediate vicinity.
Wolvey stores and post office approximately 1/2 mile from the campsite.