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    UK road trip

    Looking like a staycation this year in the UK, had plans for a European road trip last year and Thailand this year but all that's on hold at the moment.

    Looking for suggestions for a UK road trip.

    About 2-3 weeks, not staying in the same place for more than a few nights.

    Gonna be a mega picture thread!
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    Are you planning on... motorhome, caravan tent or B&B/Hotel first off

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Are you planning on... motorhome, caravan tent or B&B/Hotel first off
    Mostly hotels and campervanning, might try Norfolk for a start then gradually work our way around the coast line with a few days stopover in the capital .
    Nothings set in stone yet.

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    Trouble is with the COVID restrictions it'll mean high demand, stuff will get booked up quick and prices will be high this year.

    Do the kids like doing active stuff?

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    Trouble is with the COVID restrictions it'll mean high demand, stuff will get booked up quick and prices will be high this year.
    this summer the country will be bursting at the seams with badly driven suv's, all filled with the kind of repulsive noisy dross that would normally be found in the pubs and beaches of spain and turkey.

    my recommendation would be to hire a narrowboat and cruise the canals for a week or two.

    no traffic jams, no dross, no crowds, your own space.



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    Skye, Arran and the West Coast of Scotland - where it's at.

    Canal barges are often piloted by some of the biggest pissed up yobs in the country, btw.

    The only difference is that at least you can remain at some distance from them most of the time.

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    I've just watched a recent vid of the YT channel Wee Broon Van (Scottish couple) and they said that most campsites are already fully booked.

    @joe - good luck on your trip & hope this summer turns out to be better than last year's. Take pics!

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    ^^^ i had a look at some of the canal boat holiday costs and even a week on a 2 berth is c£1800 upwards so two weeks on 4+ borth is going to be a chunk of change.

    ^ as katie says bet something booked now or you'll end up at Ourgate in a wooden wigam.
    Last edited by strigils; 24-03-2021 at 05:57 PM.

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    week on a 2 berth is c£800 upwards
    800 is not bad, about the same as a week in one of those awful back street b&b's with a couple of council funded homeless in the next room and run by a gimlet eyed old crone who charges for salt and pepper.

    have you considered



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    ^ my bad, mis-type it should have read £1,800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Gonna be a mega picture thread!
    Good, I'm looking forward to that. I'd love to be travelling around the U.K. for a few months. If you're ever up around Bishop Auckland on the trip please take a lot of pics, it's my old ancestral home yet I've never been.

    Have fun.


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    I'd be making it historically based, with different kids doing research projects on the different historical sites, and go hardcore with only paper maps and lots of cursing and fighting rather than GPS. Something to remember. Still remember 2-3 months of touring Europe with my dad at 16, as does (according to my older sister) he.

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    Do you have train tours with sleepers in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Do you have train tours with sleepers in the UK?
    Speaking of train tours, is it always this quiet around here at 7:30 a.m. PST

    (just wondering)

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    PST
    Is that some sort of monthly thing that transgender women get?


    Anyone else hate North Americans even more when they start doing that, or is it just me?

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    Sorry Edmond, I should have excused myself before doing that. My bad

    It's not really a North American thing, more like a casual, "no big deal thing".

    But I do understand completely.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Do the kids like doing active stuff?
    It'll take a few days to get back into the outdoor lifestyle after so long shut inside, but I'm sure they'll adapt well.


    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    my recommendation would be to hire a narrowboat and cruise the canals for a week or two.
    Not a bad idea, plenty of canal side pubs for liquid refreshments if it gets too hot.



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Skye, Arran and the West Coast of Scotland - where it's at.
    Excellent suggestions, We've been giving Scotland much consideration. One of the most picturesque countries in the world. Pretty isolated, so could park up the campervan without site fees or disturbances.

    The only thing deterring us is the infamous midgies, I saw a documentary on campervanners in Scotland recently who were wearing full face mossie nets for most of the day outside.



    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    good luck on your trip & hope this summer turns out to be better than last year's. Take pics!
    If it's as hot as last year, it'll be a winner.
    Gonna post up about 5 pics a day over the 3 weeks all from different linteresting locations .
    Its gonna be a trip of a lifetime.


    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Still remember 2-3 months of touring Europe with my dad at 16, as does (according to my older sister) he.
    Good ideas Lulu.
    My oldest in 16 now, so this will probably be our last big holiday together before they want their own space and to do their own things. Children grow up far too fast.



    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Do you have train tours with sleepers in the UK?
    The UK is too small for sleeper carriages.

    Got a few Motorhomes lined up to view the moment lockdown is over, might even get a trial taster week in at Easter , then a month in August.


    Road trip!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    My oldest in 16 now, so this will probably be our last big holiday together before they want their own space and to do their own things. Children grow up far too fast.

    That is a fact. One year when the kids were 16 a western state road trip to view 14 universities. The next year 17 and 10 months gone. Have not seen either in two years this June. One has not been home in 4 years, the other 2.5. Enjoy every moment. Is is lonely without kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    If you're ever up around Bishop Auckland on the trip please take a lot of pics, it's my old ancestral home yet I've never been.
    Before the new pictures by our esteemed members are issued, you can have a look on pictures taken by non-members:
    Bishop Auckland - Google Search

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    Joe,

    You need to prvode some idea of budget, with prices going up and places getting booked fast as they are, even 2 weeks in a campsite in Skeggy is going to cost what 2 week break for a family of 4 in Antiqua would have cost pre-COVID.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Skye, Arran and the West Coast of Scotland - where it's at.
    Allegedly only island residents allowed. News story re a mainland Scottish couple, family and friends stay resulted in a court case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    The UK is too small for sleeper carriages.
    Scotland and Cornwall.

    Sleeper Trains in the UK | Overnight Trains | Trainline


    Looks pretty full.
    Last edited by OhOh; 25-03-2021 at 05:27 PM.

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    Don't mind Joe.

    Not having a scooby what he's talking about is a cornerstone of his life.

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    Joe, me mum will put you guys up in Somerset, but please don't wank in my bed... I'm hoping to visit next Christmas.

    How about an old battlefield tour? I'd love to do that... give the kids a great history lesson as well.

    And why not take in the HMS Victory in Portsmouth, I'd love to do that as well.

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