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Post by rose49f on Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:05 pm

I'm looking for a campsite in or around Bristol. Fed up with trying to get in Baltic Wharf although l love it there. Any suggestions? Has anyone been to Hortham Farm just off the M5
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Re: Bristol

Post by dbroada on Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:33 pm

Not Bristol but there is the Bath Marina site and you can P&R to Bath Station and train into Bristol.

I haven't yet managed to book Baltic Wharf.

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Re: Bristol

Post by rose49f on Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:37 pm

Ideally l need to be nearer Bristol.
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Re: Bristol

Post by Caslon on Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:51 pm

You don’t need to use the train to get to Bristol from the Bath marina site, just outside the site is a bus stop where the X39 bus runs every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and 30 minutes on a Sunday, and of course you can use a bus pass. About 40 minutes to Bristol.
You can get off at St Mary Redcliffe church, worth a visit, and walk to the harbourside, or the next stop at the harborside or if you are desperate for shops the bus station.
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Re: Bristol

Post by RML on Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:24 am

Try the car park behind M Shed. I was there with my car and saw some vans wild camping. I asked an attendant and he said it was ok as long as you buy a ticket for the whole stay. 
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Re: Bristol

Post by Eltel on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:59 am

Likewise can never get into Baltic Wharf, pity as I want to go to Brunel museum and the SS Great Britain which are very close to the site.

We stayed at the Bath Marina site last summer, it’s ok but not at the standards of Caravan & Motorhome Site.

But as others have said good bus connections to Bath and onwards.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Paulmold on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:32 am

Searchforsites has a lot of info for around Bristol including overnight spots. Even lists SS Great Britain car park as being suitable for overnight but I'd be sceptical about that .

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Re: Bristol

Post by nuevoboy on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:00 am

I've managed to get in at Baltic Wharf. allthumbz

It's for the beginning of April next year, but I had to book it last August.  bow

I think it would be fairer if only C&MC members were allowed in, but assume it's something to do with the conditions the council put in for the licensing agreement.
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Re: Bristol

Post by Caslon on Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:46 pm

The problem now with C&MC is you can book a year in advance, might mean you will never get into the popular sites. I wonder how many of these year advance bookings will be cancelled at the last moment.
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Re: Bristol

Post by Tinwheeler on Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:26 pm

Caslon wrote:The problem now with C&MC is you can book a year in advance, might mean you will never get into the popular sites. I wonder how many of these year advance bookings will be cancelled at the last moment.

You, too, have the option to book a year ahead. Booking early seems to be the key to getting on some sites.

Don’t forget that any cancellations could work in your favour if you keep checking availability.
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Re: Bristol

Post by nuevoboy on Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:24 am

I actually tried in August to book for August 2019 but they were already full.
I naively thought booking 12 months in advance meant exactly that.
So, I went online on something like the 12th to book for the 12th onwards for 2019 but it seems you could book from the 1st, which is why I was beaten to it.  rolleyes

I've been trying for the last 3 years to get in for the balloon festival but won't bother again.
I've heard there's a bigger festival at Longleat in September so will try there instead.

Oh no....I've probably left that too late now, as it's almost October.  shrugg
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Re: Bristol

Post by RML on Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:48 am

We've managed to get in at Baltic Wharf, we rang the site and got a 2 night cancellation. 
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Re: Bristol

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:01 pm

Provided you don't want weekend, there are currently pitches available at Baltic Wharf.

CAMC need to introduce a deposit on bookings, non-refundable unless booking cancelled well in advance. Too many people block book many weekends well ahead and only to cancel at the last minute when the weather looks bad etc.

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Re: Bristol

Post by rose49f on Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:51 pm

I noticed they have pitches up for grabs at the moment but working that weekend. I agree CAMC need to ask for a deposit on clubsites that are very popular.
Has anyone stayed at HORTHAM FARM North Bristol please???????
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Re: Bristol

Post by Paulmold on Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:29 pm

4 reviews on searchforsites

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And 14 reviews on UK campsites..

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Re: Bristol

Post by Kemerton-bath on Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:08 pm

We stayed at Hortham Farm for 1 night in February and wouldn’t recommend it.  It was muddy, with very narrow pitches and was too noisy from the nearby motorway.  I was prepared to accept the latter as I knew the location from the map.  What was less acceptable was not being given a refund for no electricity due to a power cut for the night we were there.  I didn’t like the owner’s attitude and wouldn’t go back.

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Re: Bristol

Post by rose49f on Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 pm

Oh. Didn't want to hear that Kemerton- Bath. Hoping for a good review. But thanks. Were there many vans there?
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Re: Bristol

Post by Kemerton-bath on Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:27 pm

Rose49f - just one other van, but it was February and snowing!

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Re: Bristol

Post by Eltel on Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:50 am

Like others I’ve found it very frustrating trying to book a few days away at Baltic Wharf

In desperation I decided to telephone the site earlier this week as the dates I had in mind always showed full on the website.

Guess what ?

One phone call got me in for three nights Wednesday, Thursday  
and Friday this month.

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Re: Bristol

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:08 pm

This may be of interest to those wanting to visit Bristol. 
Long Ashton P&R 


  • 1500 parking spaces

  • Free parking and no need to display a ticket

  • No height restrictions, available for motorhomes and other large vehicles

  • Open from 5.30am Monday to Saturday – Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

  • Closed and locked overnight at 22.45pm Monday to Saturday

  • Overnight parking is not permitted

  • If your vehicle is locked in, please call 0117 903 1550. The Council retains the right to charge for the call out service – vehicle release fee £25.00



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Re: Bristol

Post by theTravelmoores on Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:18 pm

We stayed at Knights Folly Campsite when we took our motorhome to Bristol for re-upholstering. Quite easy to find and on a bus route. It was a bit muddy when we went after a lot of rain, but we were put on a gravel corner just for the 1 night. May be of some help. It is on UKcampsite website with quite a few reviews.
Knights Folly Farm is situated on the A431 between Bristol and Bath, on the Bristol-side of Bitton village.
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Re: Bristol

Post by Bad Penny on Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:27 pm

Chew valley caravan site outside Bristol, has a bus stop nearby and one can hire a small car there too if required. I think from memory it was an adult only.
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