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Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby suec » 17 Oct 2012, 22:13

Hi

can anyone help and recommend a camp site for me, two teenagers and a dog for a couple of nights over half term so we can visit alton towers. thanks. :D
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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby keith » 17 Oct 2012, 22:18

the star alton

glencote cheddleton

bank house farm hulme end

leek caravan club site



all close to a decent country pub / eatery :wink:
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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby suec » 17 Oct 2012, 22:32

keith

many thanks. The star seems to have mixed reviews and something about electric hook up although it appears to be in the hands of new owners. would you recommend ayn in particular? looking for a quiet site where boys can play football and i can walk dog.
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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby keith » 17 Oct 2012, 22:39

hi

i really like glencote.

quiet, spotless, well run, play field with basket ball / football , fishing lake....next to churnet valley steam railway (proper one) 5 mins from a nice canal towpath...and a great family friendly pub called the boat.
dog walk along the canal to another pub called the black lion...a real find if you like old fashioned pubs with character

the site is a real gem....i have been half a dozen times....and i only live 20 mins away....

that would be my choice.

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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby lefty67 » 18 Oct 2012, 15:47

never stayed at the campsite Kieth has recommended, but will say the area, consall valley (i think thats right) is absolutely beautiful.
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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby LeeME3 » 22 Oct 2012, 15:06

I stayed at The Star a few weeks ago for 2 nights. We were a T25, large tent, pup tent, 2 adults and 5 children of all ages. Site was very nice, very clean and well equipped. Nice pub within walking distance and local town short drive with all the amenities you need. Very close to alton Towers itself.

The owner showed me a variety of pitches and was at pains to help us find a hardtanding (with hook up) where we could put the big tent close (not not closer than 6m - fire regs) and yet it of course was not on hardtanding but also had a hook up. I'd use it again.

Good kids' play area as well - kept the younger ones amused for a while.
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Re: Alton towers October half term - camp site please

Postby keith » 22 Oct 2012, 15:47

thats good to know....it has changed hands recently...now its caravan and camping club.....apparently the previous private owner was an "aquired taste" :roll:
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