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We are not going to get over the channel until late September ; if we are lucky. So I'm thinking Britstops instead of France Passion, and some short breaks in uk.

Maybe we'll make some contribution to that elusive "growth" that we all want to see, and support some uk producers and pubs etc.

Now, where to start?

Maybe we'll see some of you out there?

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alan b

 

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JudgeMental - 2013-03-13 10:20 PM

 

In that case Allan you are in for a miserable spring and summer......

 

Thanks Judge!

We planned to get away March - April prior to a foot op' but too many things happening at home.

Hope you are over pessimistic.

We've bought the "Coast" Series 1 DVD and subject to mobility, we'll base our trips on that. Hoping to at least keep our hand in until we can get back to France. Not expecting it to be cheap, in fact the opposite, but we'll see how it goes, and at least we'll find out whether the uk is as overpriced as we are led to believe,

see you,

alan b

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ips - 2013-03-14 2:11 PM

 

Plenty CL's - CC's to go at from £6 per night.

Just saying... :-D

Yes, and we'll hope to use some. Going to Castleton in Peak District for a couple of nights this weekend.

Sent for Britstops guide on Tuesday and it arrived this lunchtime. Plenty of pubs with food, and some others that sound interesting and enthusiastic,

we'll see!!

alan b

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only used MH for weekends away since we got it last July but hopefully the plan is 3 weeks touring round Wales and part of England (area to be decided by the boss) as we need to be in Coventry for grandson birthday early July so going last week in June & 1st 2 in July. But its a long way from the North East of Scotland, will do our bit to support the UK economy and hopefully get to France next year and who knows after that !!!
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snowie - 2013-03-13 10:35 PM

 

JudgeMental - 2013-03-13 10:20 PM

 

In that case Allan you are in for a miserable spring and summer......

 

Thanks Judge!

We planned to get away March - April prior to a foot op' but too many things happening at home.

Hope you are over pessimistic.

We've bought the "Coast" Series 1 DVD and subject to mobility, we'll base our trips on that. Hoping to at least keep our hand in until we can get back to France. Not expecting it to be cheap, in fact the opposite, but we'll see how it goes, and at least we'll find out whether the uk is as overpriced as we are led to believe,

see you,

alan b

 

Hi snowie,

Don't let negative thoughts or comments affect you. There are some super parts of Britain and as some contributors have said some inexpensive ways of seeing them, including some inexpensive places to stay.

 

This year we've already done some great things using the Historic Royal Palaces Pass and also the Art Fund Pass which allows free access to many art galleries, exhibitions, historic houses and other attractions as varied as The Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Brighton Royal Pavilion. We also have had great value in the past from NT and EH. When we had a Historic Houses Pass for a year the properties worked out at 75 pence each......and that included Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace.

Last year we had ten and a half weeks in France but we also had some good breaks in England in early spring and autumn. (We all know how bad the weather was in the "summer" and we missed not being able to go to the CCC Temporary Holiday Site at Whitby in July because the field was water-logged. Having written that, some of the weather in various parts of France including the far south was very wet in parts of May and June.)

 

Although we enjoy extended tours in mainland Europe, in 2011 we didn't go abroad but spent over 8 weeks in Scotland, Orkney and Shetland and had a superb time. That trip cost us less than the previous year's 8 weeks travel in mainland Europe. We used a variety of CC, CCC, commercial sites, CLs, CSs and free camping.

 

Like yourselves, because of various operations we won't be going to mainland Europe until probably the autumn but as regards "a miserable spring and summer" I very much doubt it! In addition to the attractions referred to above, we are hoping to be able to do some walking in such outstanding areas as the South West Coastal Path, the South Downs, the Lake District, Snowdonia, Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales the Peak District (where we can stay on a CCC site which has direct access to great walking for as little as £4.80 per night for 2 people).

 

So much depends on what people enjoy doing but for us the UK is certainly not boring!!

 

I'm sure you will be able to have some great times and, as someone else has posted, it will be interesting to know how you get on in your UK travels.

 

 

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