Balmers

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Lovely site

Stayed in late August 2019. Site entrance easy to miss, gate in hedge. I hadn't been able to locate the site on google maps, probably as its down a green lane, which google doesn't recognise, I've since added it to google to help fellow travellers. Green field site with a lot of space, but people all head to the sunny side of the field. lots of blackberries in the hedgerow whilst we were there. There is access to the Ridgeway path by following the track to the right of the horse field, lovely views and open countryside. Via the small park opposite Balmers entrance you can get to the pub, an amazing play park or village community shop by going straight on. If you follow the path to the right and head past the school you come into Tring Park, there's a great scenic walk over to Tring (about 20 minutes), there are steep sections and a spiral stepped motorway bridge. Once on the other side there is the Natural History overflow museum, entry is free and our granddaughter loved it. At Great Missenden 10 miles away is the Roadl Dahl Museum and Story Centre another great day out. 30 minutes away is Warner Brothers Harry Potter tour, this must be pre booked, especially during school holidays. Recommended
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Excellent simple CL

Simple site on edge of village with good pub (5 mins walk). Site has water and black waste dump but no electric hook-up. Grass pitches in well maintained field - some shade available. Location is peaceful although is a little aircraft noise (hard to escape in south east England) but certainly not intrusive. Decent value at £7 per night (May 19). Excellent cycling in the area.

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A nice basic CL

4th visit here stayed 2 nights in our new Motorhome, had the place to ourselves Stunning weather , for those like us who like back to basics it's perfect . The owner is friendly , we would recommend gladly .
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A lovely CL.

Very neat and tidy site. Some aircraft noise as under a flight path but not intrusive and doesn't detract from the fact that this is a lovely place to spend a break. Access to the Ridgeway national trail is close by and this area of the Chilterns is a walkers paradise. 
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Little Gem

Just back from a peaceful 8 night stay at this lovely cl. We searched the club website for a basic cl near Aylesbury (we prefer the quieter basic sites) and after reading the online reviews, we decided to go for this one. We were not disappointed. Everything was exactly as described in the earlier reviews. The owner was very welcoming and pleasantly chatted about the many local places of interest. The main reason for our visit was a concert at the lovely Waterside theatre in Aylesbury. We had originally planned an overnight stay in Aylesbury but due to hubby spraining his ankle, we decided to take the van and stay for longer. So glad we did as hubby's ankle nearly better now (and he managed to sit still long enough to finish reading one of his books). Needless to say, we were a bit restricted this time in getting out and about but we will definitely be back, next time with bikes and walking boots. A lovely well kept site and still only £6 a night!

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Great CL

Delilah the motor home plus two stayed here for 3 nights in June 2016. This is a lovely well-kept site, set well back from the road so you don’t hear any traffic. When we arrived the grass had recently been mowed so although it rained our feet didn’t get too wet. The waste and recycling section is screened off near the entrance and there are two water points, one near the field entrance and one across the other side of the field. We used our levelling blocks but it wouldn’t have been too much of a problem without. Tom, the owner, arrived the following morning to welcome us and to collect the £6 per night. He helpfully chatted to us about local places of interest and then left us alone. We cycled everywhere, round the villages the first day and the next day into Tring to visit the Natural History Museum which we thoroughly enjoyed. A Tesco superstore was only a couple of miles down the road. If you like walking the Ridgeway National Trail passes adjacent to the site and Tring Park, with the obelisk and fantastic views is just opposite the site. The only thing to bear in mind for cycling is the hill up to the site from all directions. It didn’t bother us as we have electric bikes. The TV reception was good as was the O2 phone signal. Overall excellent value and a great CL.

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All our yesterdays

This site took us back a few years! First time in years without ehu. Through a gate ( bit tricky coming from Tring unless you get well over) down a lane and into the well kept field. Three sides hedged and one side overlooking a meadow full of wild flowers. Tap and waste disposal nothing else except space and peace. Owner calls for his six pounds a night . Think I will be back!!

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Great - don't tell a soul!

My visit was for 4 days during October 2015.  The colours in the trees and hedgerows around this site were fantastic.  Some of them were edible - the hedges were dripping with overripe blackberries.  Yum yum!  The ground is gently sloping and I had to use the first “step” of a ramp to site the van at the point with the best view – but most of the CL would be usable without. The lowest corner of the field should be avoided if there is a threat of rain...  movers are well known for getting caravans out of boggy fields – especially if you (like me) don’t have a 4WD. But would you have enough “juice” in your battery after 4 or 5 days “off grid”?  Should I get a solar panel to keep the battery in trim… mmm maybe. The amenities are great – ’though one of 2 the drinking water taps is a bit high up.  The loo disposal is easily manageable and the bins are in a fenced enclosure. I did not try the TV signal – the telly is a bit thirsty when one is “off grid” – but the DAB radio signal was spot on.  The phone signal on O2 was consistently good enough for calls and SMS – but a bit patchy for surfing.  The 3 network was consistently good for the interweb – but signal strength for calls was poor most of the time.  Don't ask me why! The most amazing thing about my trip was the fact that all 3 vans on the site were Hymer outfits.  I rarely share a site with another enthusiast.. but 3 in one CL has to be something of a record. The site owner was charming and helpful.  He made numerous suggestions about local visits – alas my 4 day visit was already full of family obligations so I was unable to follow his advice.  So I will have to go back and walk the Ridgeway, visit all the local stately homes, obelisks and museums.  I can’t wait. Is there a downside?  Mmmm maybe.  My 4.9m car pulling 7.4m of caravan is a bit of a tricky swing in and out of the gate.  But its worth it for 6 quid a night.  D’you know there some people who go to club sites and pay over £25.  And they think I’m bonkers.

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Midsomer motor home magic

a perfect site for people who like tranquillity and are happy to manage without hook up, loos and loads of noise and regulations round them. A lovely level field, with water and waste disposal. Easy access onto the Ridgway for perfect dog walking, and a great location for touring Midsomer Murders country. At £6 a night it is the bargain of the year. Owner very friendly and helpful.

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A good find

This was a little gem, a lovely field with basic facilities, but we saw plenty of wildlife including red kites and a buzzard which came down in the field beside the van. There are plenty of walks from the site one of which took us to the Grand Union canal. The owner was friendly and walked his dogs over every day. We were only there 2 nights but would liked to have stayed longer.

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