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Good for families

Good location but too many people living/working from the site

We stayed at Commons Wood site for a week to visit Hertfordshire. The site is well located and is not far off main roads. It is clean and my husband said the facilities were good. I didn't use them because we were pitched on one of the gravel roads so using my normal wheelchair was difficult. Fortunately, I have an off-road chair too but that isn't suitable for shower rooms. I had rung to ask about pitches but was told the site was full, which was fair enough. When we'd been there a day or two though, we realised that it was full because of people living in units, most which looked like they'd not been cleaned for years. Most of these had workmen living in them, some going out in work vans each day, at least one working nights and going out in high-vis each evening. I thought club sites were for leisure only. I don't actually mind people working from sites but I'm not keen on them living on site and they should have to clean their units occasionally. Other than that, we had a good week. We visited St Alban's and Hertford, which were both lovely. We went to The Galleria, and from there, walked out past Nast Hyde Halt, towards St Albans. Once away from the A1 area, it was a really peaceful walk. We also drove around some of the villages connected with our family history. Hertfordshire is probably not a top holiday destination, but it has a lot of beauty and some nice historic towns. Commons Wood site was a good base to explore. One final mention - there are walks from the site entrance into the woods. These are lovely but the entrance is narrow and the first section looks to get completely overgrown, so even in an off-road wheelchair, it's tricky and if you don't like walking through lots of nettles, probably not for you either in the summer.

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