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Weekend camping close to home

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wohmum Sun 26-Jul-09 21:18:08

Does anyone do weekend camping close to home?
We've just come back from a lovely site about 1/2 hour from home and it was fab. We went straight after work on Friday, had a full (sunny!) day yesterday and a leisurely pack up and back home this afternoon.
It was so relaxing just to be awayvfrom home without a long drive at the end of it.

Does anyone else do this , and can anyone recommend another site within 1/2 hour if west London for our next trip?

saggyhairyarse Sun 26-Jul-09 21:52:38

Well we have recently started doing this for weekends because a 2-3 hour drive after work on a Friday and then setting up the tent is no fun!

We are in Bristol so have done the Forest of Dean and will go to a recommended site near Cheddar when we have some sun.

MollieO Sun 26-Jul-09 21:53:58

Where did you go?

Here is supposed to be nice.

PuppyLoves Sun 26-Jul-09 21:56:16

I plan to do this when we finally buy our first ever tent. DH has to work Sat mornings so I plan to camp less than an hour away Friday night with dd and our big dog. Then dh can join us when he finishes Sat. afternoon.

gigglewitch Sun 26-Jul-09 22:00:45

wohmum, we do - it's the only sort of camping we do lol!! half an hour to 45 mins on the road tops, and off we go grin

monkeypinkmonkey Sun 26-Jul-09 22:36:52

Yes we do this, most we go is 40 mins. Last trip was 20 mins! DP wants to go further next time but my max is 1 hour! It make the most of your time and if your in a field it doesn't matter where you are.

FlamongoBongo Mon 27-Jul-09 09:43:05

We've only done 1/2 hour away camping so far grin But then we only get the chance to go for one night at a time at the moment so it makes sense to stay close to home.

For us, camping is about living simply and being together so it doesn't really matter if it's 1/2 an hour away or 1/2 a day away!

Looster Mon 27-Jul-09 10:09:57

We are in surrey and also picking out the same - here are two we've bookmarked as poss places to go: - Henley - East Horsley

3rdnparty Mon 27-Jul-09 18:35:58

we do this but not managed anywhere so close yet where did you go?? always in the look out for close W london too smile

have been here a couple of times

fab site though over an hour away prob nearer 1.5hrs

going to try either here

or here

as dh mainly works in farnborough so can meet us there easily

BramblyHedge Mon 27-Jul-09 20:31:26

Hurley looks good and close to us in Wycombe - thanks

wohmum Mon 27-Jul-09 23:29:24

Hi Mollieo and everyone else - we went to Hurley riversid , just the place you linked to .

its in a great location right by the Thames with lovely walks and loads of space . showers and toilets etc all good, but only a small shop. but for a weekend you can take everthing anyay.

Definitley recommend it.

am now of to look at some of the others on here for our next trip!

Saggy, can you recommend a good site in the Forest of Dean , as thats probably doable at a push on a Friday night.

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