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Backpacking or cycling campsites
« on: February 05, 2020, 02:24:50 pm »
Looking for a night away camping with a couple of mates. Ideally we want a small backpacking or cycling campsite. I don't like big soulless ones where there is noise all night

I'm from Essex. Ones from London and the other Brighton so somewhere ideally within a couple of hours of those. South Downs seems obvious and a strong possibility.

Any recommendations please.

bludger

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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 02:30:52 pm »
The Orchard Getaway in Evesham is warmly recommended by me and some other YACFers.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=112317.25
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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 02:47:37 pm »
The Yew Tree at Chalvington (not the Arlington one - they're within a few miles of each other) is nice.

You can camp in the pub garden and round the edge of the cricket field. Very nice pub grub. A couple of brick built outdoor loos are left open all night and I've never had them run out of toilet paper. No showers though.

Can be busyish if they've got a wedding on in their big marquee.

Normally nice and quiet, meant to be no music etc. Did have one occasion where a large group were noisy all night but that was the exception.

Near Eastbourne/Brighton/Lewes.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 09:43:42 am »
This place is definitely not big or noisy.
https://goo.gl/maps/qjM5Y3mJPcuBURv39
Unfortunately I can't remember its name.  ::-) A few miles outside Gloucester, so perhaps outside your preferred area.
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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 10:32:54 am »
This place is definitely not big or noisy.
https://goo.gl/maps/qjM5Y3mJPcuBURv39
Unfortunately I can't remember its name.  ::-) A few miles outside Gloucester, so perhaps outside your preferred area.
Rectory Farm, Ashleworth
http://www.rectoryfarm-caravanandcamping.com

Too close for me to have tried personally, but it gets good reviews

telstarbox

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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 09:29:27 pm »
YHA South Downs allows camping on some dates, it was peaceful when I stayed and you get access to the hostel bike store, showers and canteen if you want them.
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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 05:27:39 pm »
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 12:26:22 am »
The Cock at Broom has a field at the back for camping. You’d have to check availability. Very nice pub, but I’ve not camped there.

http://www.thecockatbroom.co.uk/

Loves Lane, near Ashwell, is a CCC site, which I have used and I can vouch that it is very quiet. Ashwell is a short ride, or a longer walk, from the campsite and has a couple of pubs where you can get a meal.

http://loveslane.co.uk/

(Closed until 6th March).

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Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 02:01:41 pm »
I can't get over how expensive these places are when compared to the facilities on the continent! £16pn low season!
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Joergen

Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2020, 02:08:18 pm »
The Cock at Broom has a field at the back for camping. You’d have to check availability. Very nice pub, but I’ve not camped there.

http://www.thecockatbroom.co.uk/

Loves Lane, near Ashwell, is a CCC site, which I have used and I can vouch that it is very quiet. Ashwell is a short ride, or a longer walk, from the campsite and has a couple of pubs where you can get a meal.

http://loveslane.co.uk/

(Closed until 6th March).

Three pubs in Ashwell but I digress. LoveS lane is nice and quiet and close to a natural spring for a swim. It is however not a cheap site for what you get.
If you don’t make time for exercise now, sooner or later you’ll need to make time for ill health.

Re: Backpacking or cycling campsites
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 11:31:37 pm »
The Cock at Broom has a field at the back for camping. You’d have to check availability. Very nice pub, but I’ve not camped there.

http://www.thecockatbroom.co.uk/

Loves Lane, near Ashwell, is a CCC site, which I have used and I can vouch that it is very quiet. Ashwell is a short ride, or a longer walk, from the campsite and has a couple of pubs where you can get a meal.

http://loveslane.co.uk/

(Closed until 6th March).

Three pubs in Ashwell but I digress. LoveS lane is nice and quiet and close to a natural spring for a swim. It is however not a cheap site for what you get.

A pedant replies: yes, there are 3 pubs in Ashwell but, when I was last there, it was not clear to me that the 3rd offered food; I know for a fact that two of them do.