We have stayed on a variety of sites since we started touring; big, small, expensive and cheap!

Initially we thought we needed sites with full facilities, such as hard standings and toilets, however experience has taught us that we actually prefer small, quiet basic sites to relax on, as far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as possible; not that we are subject to too much bustle since retirement, but it also doesn’t seem too sensible to pay for site facilities that we neither use or need. So, for us, it has to be small CL or CS sites as far from the madding crowds as possible. 

By way of a memorandum for us, as well as providing information for you, I list a selection of sites that we have used. We have given each a subjective rating, on a 1 to 10 scale based only on our personal satisfaction feelings, the higher the number, the more we enjoyed the site and the area. Those I have reviewed are shown in bold type, and are hyper-linked to a review page:

Site Name Area Post Code County  Type Date Rating
Bairnkine Farm Jedburgh TD86PH Scottish Borders CMC CL 09/18    5
Bala Lake Bala LL237BT Merionethshire  Private 06/18    6
Bedingham Hall Farm Bungay NR352DD Suffolk CMC CL 05/19    8
Beadnell Chathill NE675BX Northumberland C&CC 10/19    8
Birdsong  Burgh le Marsh PE245DW Lincolnshire C&CC LS 08/18    8
Boroughbridge Roecliffe YO519LS Yorkshire C&CC 05/17    3
Bramley House Kings Lynn PE147LS Cambridgeshire C&CC CS 03/17    5
Buxton Buxton SK176UJ Derbyshire CMC 05/17    4
Carsington Water Ashborne DE63JL Derbyshire CMC 10/16    4
Coniston Coppice Coniston LA218LA Cumbria CMC 05/17    4
Cwmcuttan Llandovery SY200LY Carmarthenshire C&CC CS 06/18    8
Daisy Bank Snead SY156EB Montgomery Private 04/18    7
Foothills Malvern WR136JB Worcestershire CMC CL 06/18    9
Gralyn Barn Donington PE114XD Lincolnshire CMC CL 04/19    8
Greetham Retreat Horncastle LN96PT Lincolnshire CMC CL 06/17    7
Haltwhistle Haltwhistle NE490JP Northumberland C&CC 08/18    8
Hawes Hawes DL83PS Yorkshire CMC 05/17    6
Keal Lodge Deeping St James PE68RT Lincolnshire CMC CL Many    10
Lyndon Top Rutland Water LE158RN Rutland Private 07/19    7
Mollett’s Farm Saxmundham IP171JY Suffolk CMC CL 08/19    6
Newton Grove Banbury OX15 4LN Oxfordshire CMC CL 08/19    7
Ravenglass Ravenglass CA181SR Cumbria C&CC 05/17    6
Sandringham Sandringham PE356EA Norfolk C&CC Many    8
Stembridge Farm Llanrhidian SA31BT Swansea CMC CL 06/18    7
Wighall Manor Tadcaster LS248BT Yorkshire C&CC CS 07/18    3