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Campsites in Oxford/Abingdon-ideally something quiet, basic, rustic and cheap

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fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 12:06:42


Want to go here next weekend, with luck

Howdydoody Sun 08-Jul-07 12:34:54

Riverside Campsite Wallingford is lovely though not sure how far from where you want to go it is

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 14:35:43

shall take a look

any more?

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 17:39:13

ah no it is Too Big

more thoughts?

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 17:44:30

Look on: They list loads of campsites and give individual internet sites for each site plus reviews from people who have stayed.

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 19:17:41

oh yes i know

but there are also LOTS of good sites that aren't on there, esp the small ones

all the oxford ones seem to be swimming pool and electric hook up type places, which isn't my sort of thing

BBBee Sun 08-Jul-07 19:18:38

we staying in bletchington - was not overly massive and had nice playground.

Hang on...

BBBee Sun 08-Jul-07 19:20:02

this one

was near enough to get into oxford quickly or out to any attractions.

Milliways Sun 08-Jul-07 19:22:20

Britchcombe ticks all the right boxes. We can't wait to go back.

Very cheap & cheerful

Mercy Sun 08-Jul-07 19:22:30


What's too big for you?

Arthur's Field in COrnwall? (have nver been but have a mate who goes every year - for years)

I think you need to have a thread called Filly goes camping - or something

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 19:28:59

BBB that does look very good, def on shortlist.

oh britchcombe, I know, have heard fabulous fabulous things but also in guardian said that you had to cross a road to get to the loos.

Tell me more about britchcombe pls and also marcella.

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 19:33:08

at mercy

I just don't like big commercial sites is all

I don't like swimming pools, "entertainment".

And, tbh, I don't like rows of caravans. I don't mind caravans, just not in rows. I like a bit of chaos.

I do like a nice farm shop though.

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 19:34:56

Yes you do have to cross the road to get to the loos/showers but I've read the road is extremely quiet and rarely used....mmmmm, knowing my luck I'd be desperate running across with my hand between my legs and a nice big filthy dirty tractor will come rumbling by!

fillyjonk Sun 08-Jul-07 19:39:37


thats me too, esp as pg.

but its a luverly site

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 19:45:32

yea it looks lovely and the owner sounds very nice but I wouldn't trust my bladder that much .... everyone says its a quiet road but it could be the M25 for all we know. I'm used to getting up in the night and crossing the hallway for a wee...not a road for gods sake!

Milliways Sun 08-Jul-07 19:45:46

Yes, you do cross a road, so no letting kids go on their own. It is a country road so not much traffic but the few cars you do get can go fast - but you can hear them. We had loads of kids with us, it was fine.

There are also portaloos at busy times in the fields - we never used them. The walk was no further than we have had before on large sites when we are camped away from loo block.

MArcella is 79, and drives around in her Landrover checking everyone is ok. She is delightful, makes cream teas some weekends!!! We tried them She sells bags of firewood & lighter stuff for £3 - enough to last all night. Costs £4 adult & £2 child per night. Stay in Sheeplands field (nearest to the loos)

The walk to the Whitehorse along the ridgeway is a must.

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 19:48:47

I can see it 8yo wakes up during the night....'I need a wee'....I'm cosy in my sleeping bag....'ok darling, just unzip the tent, go down to the edge of the field, over the style, hop across that road over to your right and just in front of you are the loos....' There is no way, NO WAY, I'd be getting up out of my warm, cosy, snuggly sleeping bag to help my kids to the loo....NO WAY..!!! I'll just have to starve them of fluids from 9am each day to make sure they go through the following night!

Milliways Sun 08-Jul-07 19:51:46

The ones in our party who didn't want the trek used the portaloos - that's what they are for.

There IS a small field next to the loos, some like it for that reason, but we preferred the rolling fields where we were. This small field has hardstanding for caravans, and 2 VERY old permanent vans in it. If not busy, you could ask for this - that's where the electric hook ups are.

By the way, there is a Campers fridge freezer which is free to use. No-one was using the fridge, but the freezer was full of ice-packs.

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 19:54:38

fillyjonk - I've had threads with you before...look on another one I'm on re my 8yo dd and gadgets and give me some sensible advice plse! Thank youx

Milliways Sun 08-Jul-07 19:57:27

DH says tell them Britchcombe is rubbish - stop telling people how good it is or it'll be too busy when we go

harpsichordcuddler Sun 08-Jul-07 19:58:28

fillyfillyfilly! you are coming to Abingdon! I am most excited

justgivemeoneminute Sun 08-Jul-07 19:58:49

Oh no its lovely, great, friendly place...everyone go PLEASE...we can all meet milliways!!!

Milliways Sun 08-Jul-07 20:28:34

The next official MN Meet-Up!

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