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ClubMemberD5CAAF43E1 replied on 19/02/2024 20:42

Posted on 19/02/2024 20:42

Just after some general advise please if anyone can help, we are hoping to set off for a few weeks around Herefordshire, Shropshire and on Up to Anglesey and then work our way down the west Wales coast, we are aiming to leave just after the schools return after Easter.

We are hoping to use CL sites were possible, but not wanting to tie ourselves to much to a route and pre booked sites my question is on average how late can we leave booking CL sites ? and do CL sites in general have a minimum stay policy ?

Look forward to hearing from 

Takethedogalong replied on 21/02/2024 23:13

Posted on 21/02/2024 20:06 by ClubMemberD5CAAF43E1

Thanks for your detailed reply Takethedogalong it is appreciated, we do have toilet and shower in the van so we can be flexible on were we stay , will take one board your suggestions and give a shout out if needed, main worry at moment it weather got a friend who has a pop up site in Cornwall he usually opens up at Easter but at the minute he can't set foot on the field so hoping for a drier March , looking like hard standing pitches might be in demand until things start to dry out 

Posted on 21/02/2024 23:13

You are very welcome. Yes, it’s very wet all over at the moment, including here in South Yorks.

We did a great tour of Dumfries and Galloway in early June a couple of years ago. We hopped about all over the area, using a mix of Aire type stopovers, a very nice CL, and Forest Scotland Car parks, where you can stay overnight for the price of a car parking fee. The CL we used was £25 per night, but was chosen as somewhere to base for four days, so our dog would be safe, while we went cycling. We managed to average around £12.50 per night, and didn’t pre book anywhere before we set off. You do have to get to some of the stopovers early enough to bag a pitching space, but then there’s no “arrive by x o clock”, “depart by x o clock” policy at most of them, so it’s very relaxing. But you do get the odd outfit that tries things on, “forgets” to leave anything in the honesty boxes. Key is always have a Plan B, just in case. Our just in case was a high tide that swamped pitching spots (we were aware) so we simply moved on and pitched on Plan B. Scotland was brilliant touring like this, but we haven’t done Wales or Border areas around there. If one night stop overs are your thing, consider some of the pub stops, we have enjoyed each one we have done, with no problems at all. Research and good planning is the key👍😁

I’d add we don’t really have an issue with CLs and CS sites having a policy of no single night stays if they are busy sites, but don’t be put off by any that say this. A phone call or email might yield a good result if you ask. Most will have some single or double nights to fill at some point, and will be only too happy to have the income. We won’t use any that surcharge for a single night though. 

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