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Leigh1975 replied on 11/07/2019 11:49

Posted on 11/07/2019 11:49

Hi there my name is leigh I am new to this forum, I have just been chatting with dean on live chat regarding trewethett farm site and he has recommended you guys for any useful feedback. 

Tinwheeler replied on 11/07/2019 11:57

Posted on 11/07/2019 11:57

High, Leigh, and welcome.

Trewethett Farm is the place for sunsets, hence there’s always great competition to get a ‘ringside’ pitch🙄. It’s unusual for CAMC sites in that you’re asked to park and walk the site on foot and to leave something or somebody on the pitch while you return for your outfit. 

Be sure to follow the club’s directions for getting to the site.

Check out the site reviews for more info. 👍🏻

Leigh1975 replied on 11/07/2019 13:38

Posted on 11/07/2019 13:38

I have not known this before, we have only been members of CAMC for around 16mths but on all the sites we have visited I have never had to walk the grid so to speak...

We had concerns about badly sloping pitches as our van is 26ft long so may take some levelling.

Dean has told me some pitches do have slight slopes?? 

We was thinking of swapping to camelford. 

eurortraveller replied on 11/07/2019 13:51

Posted on 11/07/2019 13:51

Leigh, If you want a large, exposed site on the cliff top with stunning sea views then Trewethett is for you, but if you want somewhere more sheltered, cosy and intimate (but 2 miles from the beaches) then I suggest Willow Valley Holiday Park at Bude. Current 2019 reviews are on PitchUp.com

Tinwheeler replied on 11/07/2019 14:03

Posted on 11/07/2019 13:38 by Leigh1975

I have not known this before, we have only been members of CAMC for around 16mths but on all the sites we have visited I have never had to walk the grid so to speak...

We had concerns about badly sloping pitches as our van is 26ft long so may take some levelling.

Dean has told me some pitches do have slight slopes?? 

We was thinking of swapping to camelford. 

Posted on 11/07/2019 14:03

As I said it’s unusual, maybe even unique, in walking to select your pitch.

It's a few years since we visited and I can’t remember if the pitches are all sloping or not.

Tbh, Camelford wouldn’t be my choice as it isn’t a great area in my opinion.

Much depends on what you’re looking for, how far west you want to travel and on the time you visit. Cornwall gets very busy - unbearably so - in popular areas in the silly season. There are literally hundreds of sites to choose from and Euro's suggestion could be worth a look, or the nearby Wooda Farm site affiliated club site if you particularly want that area.

Happy to help if I can. 

 

brue replied on 11/07/2019 15:48

Posted on 11/07/2019 15:48

Leigh, I think you'll enjoy Trewethett and the wardens are used to people changing pitches there if needed. You'll probably find things more level at the lower end, the site rises to the north. Give it a try and move pitch if the choice is limited on arrival. Walking round first will help on such a spread out site. Hillhead run a similar system, it stops vans getting stuck in cul de sac areas etc. Have a great holiday and as said there are plenty of other sites to consider as alternatives but get booking, Cornwall was very popular last year!

brue replied on 11/07/2019 15:59

Posted on 11/07/2019 15:59

I should add also that you can ask the wardens about suitable pitches and if they have choices to offer you on arrival they should be able to help with preferences. 

AnotherDavid replied on 11/07/2019 17:36

Posted on 11/07/2019 17:36

Hi Leigh

Welcome to the hobby and I hope it goes as well for you as it has for us.

I dont know that site but as a general point, we always always walk a site to select a pitch unless forced to do otherwise ( due to inadequate parking  often the case on CAMC sites).  There can be dead ends or other problems best avoided and issue like sun,shade, uneven  ground or the indications that your neighbors might not suit are all better considered on foot.

AnotherDavid replied on 11/07/2019 17:52

Posted on 11/07/2019 17:42 by moulesy
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Posted on 11/07/2019 17:52

Its advice based on nearly 40 years caravanning and not all of it abroad and having made all those mistakes myself  I consider it very good advice. Many sites are not based on the CAMC racetrack principle  and where riding around looking for pitches would be a very bad idea,  quite possibly to be found in the UK too.