Southport Club Site

Francis replied on 11/01/2019 16:52

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:52

We have to take our caravan down to the dealers in Preston to get a warranty repair done in March. We have decided to make it a holiday and are looking at staying at the above site. We have been to the town many times but not the site. Can anyone who has been advise eg best place to pitch and is access ok ( our van is 7 mts long) also is it an easy walk in to the town.

Thanks

DavidKlyne replied on 11/01/2019 22:21

Posted on 11/01/2019 20:43 by EasyT

Personally David I think that the extension is an abomination producing a boring desolate area lacking in trees and shrubs associated with the section of older site.

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:21

I much prefer the open spaciousness of the new section. To me the old part of the site is claustrophobic. But we are all different and like different things. This doesn't mean what we don't like is bad or wrong it just means we don't like it!

David

 

JVB66 replied on 11/01/2019 22:39

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:21 by DavidKlyne

I much prefer the open spaciousness of the new section. To me the old part of the site is claustrophobic. But we are all different and like different things. This doesn't mean what we don't like is bad or wrong it just means we don't like it!

David

 

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:39

Looks like most newly upgraded sites before they mature and planting is completed ,Black Knowl ,Bridlington and Tewksbury look very open,and last years long dry spell curtailed any tree and shrub planting

JVB66 replied on 11/01/2019 22:58

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:48 by EasyT

There is B all planting though. It must have been extended over 5 years ago

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:58

Have never been , is it on the coast?, as the picture looks like maran grass as found where there are dunes so other type of trees etc would be a waste

MollysMummy replied on 11/01/2019 23:06

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:58 by JVB66

Have never been , is it on the coast?, as the picture looks like maran grass as found where there are dunes so other type of trees etc would be a waste

EasyT replied on 11/01/2019 23:29

Posted on 11/01/2019 22:58 by JVB66

Have never been , is it on the coast?, as the picture looks like maran grass as found where there are dunes so other type of trees etc would be a waste

Posted on 11/01/2019 23:29

Planting is possible but has not been undertaken

Justus2 replied on 12/01/2019 06:02

Posted on 12/01/2019 06:02

We have  stayed briefly on both parts but prefer the new bit... We couldn't get our omni-directional aerial to work on the site at all, so opted for our portable satellite system instead. This, we found, will only work on the newer more open section, where there are no trees blocking the line of sight, roughly 140 degrees to the astra satellite...

EasyT replied on 12/01/2019 07:38

Posted on 12/01/2019 06:02 by Justus2

We have  stayed briefly on both parts but prefer the new bit... We couldn't get our omni-directional aerial to work on the site at all, so opted for our portable satellite system instead. This, we found, will only work on the newer more open section, where there are no trees blocking the line of sight, roughly 140 degrees to the astra satellite...

Posted on 12/01/2019 07:38

Our omni directional aerial on a previous van worked fine until 2012 when we had a change of van with a directional aerial which was also OK.  We did get some short term interference to the signal when the flocks of birds crossed the signal as they swirled about before settling on their roost smile

We only used the TV on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing days during our . The last time we used our TV anywhere in the van was Christmas 2017 on a couple of nights. We were on pitch 8 and could not understand why our directional aerial would not work ......... then I turned on the booster laughing

I can understand why you might want the open plains with a satellite receiver. Those using the area always seem to be able to watch TV though. We have used the site every Christmas since 2009