Campsite Review: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton

White Meadow Campsite Where: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1XR How much: £15 per night for adults only. Adult with family £12.50 per adult £6 per child (3-15) Fires:  Try and use a fire pit spot used previously Wood:  Available for £5 for a large bag.  Bring an axe, needs chopping. Facilities:  Flushing toilets and conventional shower block.  Plus gas powered showers in wooden structure – lovely in warm weather.  Composting toilet being built. Dogs allowed: Yes The Review:  White meadow is basically two large fields. It adheres to the Camping Unplugged brand’s formula of simplicity and space. Continue reading

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Kent and Sussex Campsites

My mental image of the south east of England, particularly the areas of Kent and Sussex, is rather a domestic one.  This is the area that I grew up in, and while I always appreciated it was a pretty area, I would have never imagined it as a holiday destination.  However, I have noticed many rather fine looking campsites in the area and I am being forced to re-assess my opinion.  Check these out: Continue reading

Why aren’t there more campfire campsites?

I spend a lot of time (no, really A LOT) combing through the internet for campsites that allow campfires. Occasionally, I come across one I haven’t seen before but mostly I am seeing the same places coming up.  It never ceases to amaze me.  I know I’m a tad on the obsessive side on the subject but surely most people enjoy a campfire? Continue reading

Campsite Review: Cornish Tipi Holidays, Nr Port Isaac, North Cornwall

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Where: Cornish Tipi Holidays, nr Port Isaac, North Cornwall

How Much: For camping, £45 per night

Campfires: Yes, in dug pits surrounded by stones.

Wood: Yes, sold by the warden. Also it is possible to collect wood in the woods, ask Oggy for good places.

Types of camping: Tents, campervans and Tipis (different prices)

Facilities: Showers, toilets, outside washing up areas, lake with row boats and life jackets.

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Campsites I want to visit!

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This weekend  we did not go camping.  Phew, I think we needed a break. Plus of course, it gave me a chance to research some more campsites I want to visit.  I have a spreadsheet that I add campsites to as I find them (is that very sad?), so I thought I would share them with you. Perhaps some of you have visited them and can tell me if my hankerings are with or without reason.  Also do let me know of any campsites you recommend!

All these sites allow campfires. Continue reading

Campsite Review: Abbey Home Farm, near Cirencester

Where: Abbey Home Farm, nr Cirencester, Cotswolds.

How much: £3 each for adults, £2 for kids.  No other charges.

Campfires: In braziers only, bring your own or hire one for £5

Wood: sack of soft wood £4, sacks of ash £5. Kindling £1. Do not collect your own

Types of camping: Campervans, carlesss camping or camp with car

Facilities: Composting toilets, bush showers

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Campsite review: Leeford Farm, Doone Valley, Exmoor.

Way down to the little river beach.

Way down to the little river beach.

Where: Leeford Farm, Exmoor

How much: £6 each for adults, £3 for children under 5

Campfires:  On the floor, no official fire pits,  just make a fire.

Wood: £4 for a ‘small’bag and £5 for a large bag of very nice Ash.  Very good value! No kindling sold.

Types of camping: Tents, campervans, motor homes, anything really. Electrical Hook up available but no hard standing.

Facilities: Unisex toilet and shower block.

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Campsite Review Updated – Beeches Farm, Chepstow, Forest of Dean.

 A slope. Every campsite should have one.

Where: Beeches Farm, Nr Chepstow, Forest of Dean

How much: £6 per adult, £4 per child, under 3’s free.  £2 per dog per visit!

Campfires:  In stone fire pits or very strurdy braziers, free.

Wood: Sold at reception

Types of camping: Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes.  Electric Hook up available.

Facilties: Toilet and shower block with indoor and outdoor washing up facilities.

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Campsite Review: Eweleaze Farm, nr Weymouth, Dorset

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Where: Eweleaze Farm, Nr Weymouth, Dorset – ONLY OPEN in AUGUST

How much: It’s a bit complicated, you will need to check the website, but one weekend night for two adults and two young children cost us £38, it is cheaper on weekdays.

Campfires: Yes, anywhere you like (in accordance with safety regulations)

Wood: Yes, sold in the farmyard £5 per bag.

Types of Camping: Tents and small campervans only.  Bell tents can also be hired, set up and ready to go from Honeybells.

Facilities: Mostly composting toilets, a few flushable toilets, solar heated showers, very basic outdoor washing up areas, shop, bakery, wood fired pizzas, coffees etc.  Animals to pet, hay bale kids fun, puppies to walk, ponies to ride!

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