Sunday, 15 October 2017

Visit to Stonehenge

Following our trip to London, we decided to pop into Stonehenge to have a look round. Well worth a visit all be it expensive at just under £20 for an adult to get in. You can either walk down to the stones or the free bus service from the visitor's centre runs every few minutes. Take a look at the video and let us know what you think...... Even subscribe for more uploads and reviews.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Central London Day Trip

Stepping out of our comfort zone we took a day trip to London. Having got the train in from our site just outside of Gatwick Airport we arrived at Victoria Stn having got the Gatwick Express in. A quick trip on the tube saw us at Leicester Square and out into the heart of Theatre Land. The first thing we did was take a walk the Shaftsbury Theatre to purchase tickets for the Motown Musical (which I have to say is a must see if you haven't already seen it).

Walking back to Leicester Square we took in the sights along Piccadilly Circus and along Regents Street and into Oxford Street. The shops are an attraction in themselves and we found we were darting in and out of countless shops.

Back along Pall Mall passing the RAC Building, we walk into Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

All in all a really good day out finished off with a good show at the end of the day!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Views from Kitt Hill - Cornwall

On a lovely clear day in early October, we decided to take a little walk up to Kitt Hill, near Callington in Cornwall. It's local to me and during the summer months I often take the children up to the top so they can have a runaround and let off steam. The day we ventured up it was cold but clear and from the top of the hill by the monument you can on a very clear day see over 20 miles in every direction. Today was good with clear views of Plymouth and the bridge, Dartmoor and outwards towards Liskeard and Launceston.

This video clip gives you the views in 4k, it's a little windy but you can hear me talking happily away !If you do visit I can recommend Louis's Tearooms on the road up to Kitt Hill, good food, and an OK price. Be warned that it gets packed all year round as the locals love it. Monday as always busy as is Sunday as they do an amazing roast.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

A Day Out in Looe and Polperro - in 4K

A look around the Cornish Fishing Villages of Looe and Polperro.

A Walk Along The Towpath

During our stay at the Three Magpies Campfield we took a walk along the tow path from the location of the Three Magpies Campsite (and even closer the C&CC Site) to the Barge Inn which is approx just over a mile and half away.

The heavens opened during the walk and we got soaking wet, we managed to to get a good look at the bridges and locks.

When we got to the Barge Inn we had a coffee and packed of crisps ! It was really busy so decided not to order food.

We are looking forward to our return to review the C&CC Site and make have a meal at the Barge Inn

Saturday, 9 September 2017

The Three Magpies Camping Field and Public House - Sells Green - Melksham - SN12 6RN

We arrived at the public house just after 3pm on the Friday afternoon, we have travelled from Cornwall to meet with other members of the Small Motorhome Forum and Friends Group for the Autumn Rally and had been caught up in the Friday exit of people from county homeward bound after there stay. The satnav had said around two and half hours to get here but having left at just before 10am that was many hours out.

A big notice at the entrance to the site read " All Campers Please Report to Bar Before Entering Field", so being good campers we did that. Once in the bar it was like walking into a place that had never seen an outsider before, everyone watching your every footstep. We waited at the bar for a few minutes and then a chap appeared, I said "Hi, just here to check in for the motorhome club meet, we are staying for two nights with hook up, how much please?". Nothing to do with me came the reply ! Sort that all out with the head bloke of your club he can pay me in bulk ....... errrrr OK said I.

So we leave the pub, head back to the motorhome and drive into the field, we are met the group chairman of the forum with a happy smile and shown to several hook ups that we can have, a much better reception from that in the pub. We pitch up, hook up and sort ourselves out and only after this is done are we asked for money to pay, refreshing.

The site is a little water logged due to the recent rainfall but with careful and sensible manoeuvring no body if leaving any damage. That is until some middle aged guys who are having a lads weekend away in the bottom end of the field start arriving in there brand new BMW's, Porsches, and Mercs and drive at idiots speeds along the field. Much to everyone entertainment the BWW (a nice 67 plate one) doing about 30 MPH hits a dip in the middle of the field and is launched upwards and smashes downwards damaging the front spoiler ! I say nothing ......... I did go into the pub and report to bar staff who seemed very uninterested in the fact these guys were driving a silly speeds on the site.

We decided to have our normal walk around the site and you will see the results of this in the video blog within the post. There are unfortunately several negative points, in the ladies toilet its either cold water or cold water to wash with, its not much better in the gents with a under rated sink water heater that takes cold water to just not so cold water. The showers cost £1 for what seemed like 2 minutes and if you don't buy the cards the night before at the bar in the pub you can't shower in the morning. There is a notice telling you that you can buy the cards from the site office which upon investigation is now used as a cleaning material storage hut. The grass badly needed cutting which made going under foot very wet first thing in the morning.

A conclusion........ would I come here again, not sure I would if I am honest. £15 a night per unit with hook up and then £1 for the shower, the C&CC next door offers better value and far better amenities for a little more. The negative reception on arrival from the bar staff and when I when to advise about the guys in the car. There is only one toilet cubicle in the female toilet and many of the club members had a lot to say about this. As I say pay the little extra and go on the C&CC site next door.

Video Review of Campsite

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sennen Cove Camping & Caravanning Club Site Review

So, we decide that we have a few days off and we want to visit a site locally to use just to chill and relax. A quick look around the site directory and this site pops up. I book on line via the C&CC website and we are booked in for the night.

As we arrive we are welcomed at the gate by the site manager who is busy cutting the grass at the entrance to the site, much to my amazement I am greeted by name which kind of makes me laugh. I park the motorhome just to the right of the entrance and walk to the reception with Andy the Site Manager who explains that the reason he knew it was me booking in was the I was the last person to be booking in and the fact I have a private registration on the motorhome which kind of gives it away !

10 minutes later I am shown several pitches all with amazing views of Sennen and the Sea, the one that catches my eye  is the one that gives me a clear view of the airport at Lands End. Within 20 minutes we are pitched up, chairs out and kettle on then ........ I view the first aircraft landing at the airfield and good what a landing ! I don't envy the pilot with side winds like there was on the day. I've tried to film it in the YouTube video.

So the site, its clean, tidy and well maintained. The site manager and his team are very helpful and cant do enough to assist you. Toilets, Washing Up area and showers are spotless and cleaned regular. The information area is by far the best I have seen in nearly 40 years of motor-homing, covering every event from rainy days to the best places to eat.

It rates high on the scale of good sites with an 8/10, very little that could be improved on other than a few more hard standings and a couple of Super Pitches would be nice.

Thanks to Andy and his team for a lovely nights stay.