Camping after flooding...

(8 Posts)
OohMrDarcy Tue 04-Mar-14 10:05:53

We were originally planning 3 camping trips this year - dorset area over easter and twice in cornwall in the summer

After all the rain / flooding, I'm a bit concerned about how realistic I am being!

Is it likely that ground will be firm enough to camp on in just over a month? What about the south west in the summer after the serious problems there? I really want to book our easter break now but its so hard to know what to do for the best! What is anyone else doing?

OohMrDarcy Tue 04-Mar-14 14:29:20

anyone else started thinking about this stuff yet?

hillbilly Tue 04-Mar-14 14:59:40

Funnily enough I emailed the campsite I hope to go to at Easter about this. I remember it being very soggy last May half term after a deluge!

hillbilly Tue 04-Mar-14 15:01:00

Also I am leaving everything until the last minute this year but if it was a main holiday I would go ahead and book. Or forget UK and go to France grin

OohMrDarcy Tue 04-Mar-14 19:11:32

have checked on website for one of the sites we wanted in Cornwall and they have made a point of saying no issues there, sandy ground drains fast apparently smile

just need to make a decision about easter I guess! might leave it another week and see what the weather is doing!

Milliways Tue 04-Mar-14 19:16:48

We went to a campsite in Minehead last week and it was fine, but we were on hardstanding.

Some sites are chalky and drain really quickly. We have our favourite local site that we can go to when all other sites are flooded and they are always fine. If the site say they drain well you should be fine smile

(We are off again next weekend!)

OohMrDarcy Tue 04-Mar-14 20:02:06

thanks for the reassurance smile

melrose Tue 04-Mar-14 20:35:41

I have just booked South Cornwall for May, with all the problems they have had, I think it is important to support the local businesses there, people staying away will only make their situation worse.

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