UK Sites where no car is needed

JimE replied on 03/04/2021 11:55

Posted on 03/04/2021 11:55

There was a discussion on this subject started by royandsharont when Club Together first started, but the thread was "lost" when the forum was migrated.

Perhaps we can collectively re-create a list of sites within a short walk/bike ride or with easy public transport links to towns and places of interest.

Please keep your remarks brief so the list is easy to read.

Here goes ........................

Moderator Edit:

I've made this 'sticky' so it doesn't get lost down the thread.

JimE replied on 03/04/2021 11:55

Posted on 03/04/2021 11:55

St. Neots CCC Site, Cambs
Ferry Meadows CAMC Site, Peterborough, Cambs
Norwich CCC Site, Norfolk
Seacroft CAMC Site, Cromer, Norfolk
West Runton CCC Site, Sheringham, Norfolk
Incleboro Fields CAMC Site, Sheringham, Norfolk
Yarmouth Racecourse CAMC Site, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Colchester Camping, Essex
Hertford CCC Site, Herts
Thornton's Holt Camping Park, Nottingham
Gullivers, Central Milton Keynes
Briarfields Touring Park, Cheltenham, Glos
Broadway CCC Site, Broadway, Worcs
Oxford CCC Site, Oxon
Brighton CAMC Site, East Sussex
Bath Marina, Somerset
Lee Valley Camping, Edmonton, London
Abbey Wood CAMC Site, London

WayTwoGo replied on 03/04/2021 12:23

Posted on 03/04/2021 12:23

Llanystumdwy C&CC:  bus stop directly outside on route to Pwllheli and beyond and to Porthmadog -  access to 3 heritage and mainline railways.

Cardigan Bay C&CC:  about a 20 minute flat walk to village with pub and shop; bus route from village to Cardigan, New Quay, Aberaeron and Aberystwth (Vale of Rheidol and main line railways).

Pembrey CAMC:  Country Park good for walks, beach and access to bike track.

Gowerton CAMC: easy walk to shops and pub; on bus routes; railway station.

Slapton Sands C&CC:  nature reserve, coast path and beach ; edge of village with small shop and 2 pubs;  bus route to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge.

Chertsey C&CC:  for access to London by rail; shops and places to eat nearby. 

Cornersteady replied on 03/04/2021 12:48

Posted on 03/04/2021 12:42 by Tinwheeler

Moffat C&CC

Dingwall C&CC

Melrose, Gibson Park CAMC

All 3 are on the edges of towns.

Posted on 03/04/2021 12:48

+1 for Melrose, it has the added bonus of having of a largish Co-op within a very few minutes' walk and also within walking distance, 30 minutes, is Tweedbank railway station with trains to Edinburgh.  

Cornersteady replied on 03/04/2021 12:50

Posted on 03/04/2021 12:50

The Edinburgh site has good public transport to the centre. There is, or was, a shuttle minibus service from the reception building. There are also covered secure bike lockers on site.

eurortraveller replied on 03/04/2021 12:58

Posted on 03/04/2021 12:58

A few down here in the south west..

Truro..Carnon Downs

Plymouth..Riverside

Padstow..Dennis Cove

Lydford.. Lydford Camping

Tavistock..Harford Bridge

And for walking on the moor from Minions..Cheesewring Farm. 

 

 

 

allanandjean replied on 03/04/2021 15:57

Posted on 03/04/2021 15:57

Just a quick mention of a potential issue with public transport.

On a rally last September several people were left unable to access the bus services due to Covid restrictions on numbers meaning the bus was ‘full’ when it arrived.

To add insult injury seeing the bus pull in peopl thought they would get on only to be turned away.

So maybe sites where walking distances are reasonable will be a safer bet at the moment.

MikeyA replied on 03/04/2021 16:05

Posted on 03/04/2021 16:05

CCC Keswick sites

CAMC Buxton

CAMC Willingcott. Nice downhill walk to Ilfracombe, catch the bus back.

Wherenext replied on 03/04/2021 16:09

Posted on 03/04/2021 16:09

Borrowdale CAMC site - Ferry or bus to Keswick

Southport CAMC site - On edge of town with rail links to Liverpool

York RP - In centre of York

Sandringham CAMC - Bus stops right outside site.

Buxton CAMC - Easy walk down into the town and convenient cheap taxi back to site if needed.

WTG mentioned Llanystumdwy C&CC site. there's also a smashing CL just up from that site.Penrallt Bach. A short walk to the bus stop in the village.

 

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