had a 3 week tour of europe last year..price ranged from 8 to 14 euros night on campsites..most handy things..wind up torch,flask,mat,least 1 basic meal( 2 nights couldn't find a site so was in farmers field 1 night and a park in italy other)..don't take too many clothes..
I use an Oxford "magnimate", basically a large triangular slab of plastic with "feet" on the underside to prevent it moving in mud/grass and a magnet to keep it fastened to the side stand if you have to move the bike. I paid circa £6 in Hein Gericke and well worth it, this eBay item is £9 inc postage and still worth it. It copes with 350Kg of laden Pan European, so your measily light weight aNTy's will be no problem.
Whichever way you point the bike (stand towards or away from you) while you're sleeping, I would ensure it was over 1m from the tent. That way, if it did fall over it would hit the deck not me.
Not quite the way you want to waken in the middle of the night! I'd rather have Mylene Klass or Nell McAndrew creeping in than a few hundred Kg of bike.
Post by Buzzin (^_^) on Jun 2, 2009 11:47:20 GMT 1
The organiser of last years camping trip put it like this: there is a place for your tent, and a place for your bike...those are not one and the same. We usually parked our bikes on the edge of the paved road on the campsite when possible, and otherwise well away from the tents.
Now if they could only persuade some people to do the same with gasburners.... (I wasn't there, but some guy burned a hole in a tent when trying to make coffee)
I'll start with The Green Dragon at Buttington (Welshpool) which is my local. Landlord Phil has a field at the side of the pub for camping and charges about a fiver a night (I think). The food is good and there's a cosy bar with a fire in the colder weather (most of the time, then). There's a pool table and about three CDs of 1960s 'classics' that play over and over - I expect Phil would put something else on if you ask but I like some of the tracks, being a sixties teenager (sounds better than 56), so I've never bothered. It's a bit isolated but a cab into Welshpool will cost about 3 or 4 quid. Welshpoo (sic) can be a bit chavvy. The Raven, The Talbot and The Westwood Park are usually ok and so are the other pubs generally apart from Friday and Saturday nights when the club foot brigade come down out of the hills to practice cannibalism and grope innocent tourists.
All good info Bilgeman, sounds very tempting, and hospitable, although my memories (now quite distant) from camping in Central and North Wales are not quite so fond - the old "You're not welcome here Englishman", which I hope is more related to the "clubfoot brigade" you mention.
I should try and get back up to that part of the world again sometime soon as there's lots of brilliant walking (and excellent roads!). It will either revive my faith in the area, or kill off any thoughts of ever going again!
can I ask wot it has like loo's [open for 24hrs ] showers how big and can you get back on site like after middnight, we have camp just down the road from where this is and the site is a bit pricey like £10 per night