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Campsite within reach of London and Bath

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hillbilly Wed 27-Mar-13 08:10:22

We are going with friends from Bath in July and neither of us want to travel too far - up to 1.5 hr each. The brief is: campfires, decent loos and showers, possibly shop but not essential.

I looked at Cotwolds Camping but they are full. Have sent enquiry to Britchcombe Farm too.

Quenelle Wed 27-Mar-13 12:04:14

I remember someone posting links to their camping blog last year and she recommended a site somewhere down that way where you could rent one of those folding fire pit thingies, or take your own. I remember I liked the look of the site because it's quite near to some friends of mine. I can't remember the poster's name, or the particular location, or find the thread. It may have been deleted I suppose.

There, was that helpful? grin

hillbilly Wed 27-Mar-13 12:51:05

Thanks Quenelle - I think this was the one

hz Wed 27-Mar-13 18:23:16

Hello, twas me! I was going to suggest Britchcombe but I see you've already looked there! How about Turkey Creek - composting toilets kinda place., oxfordshire. Otherwise perhaps head towards New Forest, I came across this one recently one of very few in the area that allow campfires!

Quenelle Wed 27-Mar-13 19:27:01

Ah that's the one! I will add it to my spreadsheet. My friend has one of those fire pit things. I think I could tempt her to a weekend's camping with that site.

hillbilly Wed 27-Mar-13 20:40:16

Britchcombe it is then!

Milliways Wed 27-Mar-13 21:41:57

I love Britchcombe - but "Decent loos and showers" are not there grin

They have perfectly clean portaloos everywhere (with paper/soap/mirror in each) and a few showers in a portacabin at the farm - where there are also 2 flushing loos. The owner is a wonderful lady (Marcella - hope she is still going strong) and the views and walks are amazing.

hillbilly Thu 28-Mar-13 09:57:13

I think we can manage with the facilities they have grin

I couldn't care less but DH and the friends we are going with are a little more fussy!

hz Mon 06-May-13 21:14:02

hillbilly I have just been to Inwood and it could be perfect for your between bath and london conumdrum. If you stay in the field closest to reception there are decent toilets and showers - not plush to be fair, but kept clean and perfectly reasonable. We live in Bath and it took us 1.5hrs to get there, access from London just down the M3. We thought it was amazing.

hillbilly Mon 06-May-13 21:39:59

Thanks hz - I saw your post earlier raving about it and have suggested it to our friends. Going to Forgewood in half term so might have a chat to John about Inwood.

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