So, we are off camping for 4-5 days at some point during the last 2 Weeks in August. We live in the north east. I prefer back to basics campsites where you can have fires and don't care about many facilities. Dh prefers hotels, or at least decent facilities.
Having had a chat between us and our 2 sons we have the following wishlist:
Campfire Water - lake /river Ideal location would be near / in Woods and /or mountains Good cycling nearby, preferably to include hills / mountains Not Scotland /Northumberland / Cornwall, and ideally within 4-5 hours max Pub within walking distance quiet campsite Kids playground desirable but not essential.
Me, I'd be happy with number 1 but give us your best shot!
Very small site, right in the centre of Thornton le Dale, so an easy walk to the pubs. No playground onsite but there is a decent one across the main road. Mountain biking straight from the site to Dalby Forest (all off road so good for the kids).
Masons was actually one I'd thought of - I haven't been there either but it seemed to tick all boxes.
TheRealMbj i'm in Newcastle so Yorkshire pretty ideal. We have family in Herefordshire and Hertfordshire so could break journeys further south with either of them too, although much further on wouldn't be great (hence not Cornwall) and don't want to be too close to home (hence not Northumberland). dh is a midges magnet too, hence not Scotland!
But we're used to travelling so any of those suggested are definitely contenders and very helpful food for thought - thanks! Appreciating that as a family we are pretty high maintenance with our wish list!