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hi, we collect our first motorhome on friday 23rd march we are planing our first trip to be a short trip from nottingham to derbyshire. any recomendations of a good child friendly easy helpfull to complete novices site would be appreciated thanks in advance dean
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We use quite a few sites in Derbyshire during winter.

The Grouse and Claret Pub/resturant has a site at the rear with electric hookups and hard standings. It is on the A6 at Rowsley midway between Bakewell and Matlock. Great for kids and good food in pub. and shopping village next door to site. Tel. 01629 733233


The Caravan Club site (open to non members) at Castleton is Excellent but you must book early to get a pitch tel 01433 620636


Lickpenny Caravan Park, Tansley, near Matlock tel 01629 583040


regards Harry

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The Camping and Caravan Club have sites at Bakewell, Cannock Chase, Leek, and Hayfield (Glossop).


This Club (CCC) is reckoned to be more friendly than the Caravan Club (CC) but you can book your site pitch online with either.


I don't have this years opening dates to hand for either club but you can check these online too and being a newbie I recommend that you do this and prebook rather than run the risk of being site less in the cold wet and darkness.


Sooner or later you might become disillusioned with Club sites and might even prefer to find your own overnight spots but to start with this would be an added pressure that you can probably do without.


Be free - the choice is yours - and the world is your lobster

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Anywhere pleasant that does not specifically exclude us from stopping is fair game but do be aware that in a van at night with blinds drawn you can both feel and be vulnerable because you can't see what is happening outside.

Many car parks exclude overnight parking and / or sleeping and / or cooking in vehicles but some enlightened councils are beginning to allow overnight stays with or without a small charge.

We never stay anywhere potentially noisy or where there are piles of broken safety glass from vehicle break ins - and this includes daytime parking too.

Do some searches on here under 'wild camping' or 'off site camping' as it is more correctly known as well as 'aires de camp' 'aires' or similar.

However I do recommend that you get to know what you are doing first by using recognised sites.

When out and about read all the car park signs and everywhere you stop in country and coast have a good look round and ask yourself 'would it be both safe and appropriate to overnight here?'

You will still need a site every two to four days to do the loo and water but we love the freedom to wander where you like when you like gained by not booking or having to look for a site.

That said it is not for everyone and many people are much happier to have their holidays planned down to the last detail and prefer to be booked onto a site.

We all use our vans differently - not right or wrong - just different.

Both CC and CCC have their merits and demerits and I would suggest that you join one or both and find out if either is what you want.

Both clubs also do temporary holiday sites and weekend rallies.

The CC events nearly always need pre booking months in advance and the CCC are usually just turn up if and when the mood takes.

The CCC also has a dedicated Motor caravan section with it's own THS's and w/e meets.

There is also the Motor caravan Club (MCC). They don't have sites but do have lots of weekend meets which are also usually non bookable.

All three also have their own 'exempted' site that allow up to five units per night known as CL's in the CC and CS's in the CCC and these are a less formal way of camping that appeals to many members - including us - sometimes.

All three clubs have websites so that you can get loads of info and an idea of what they can do for you.

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Have just returned from a visit to the C&CC site at Teversal (just outside Sutton in Ashfield) and its open to non members. Very pleasant people staffing it and has child play area. Plenty of walking/cycling around the site and motorhome friendly with hardstandings and motorhome service point. local produce available and pubs not far away
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