Tales of the unexpected

Posted on April 13, 2017 By

Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park  One of the things I like about motor homing is how spontaneous it can be and the new places you get to visit and the new people you meet. We had nothing planned for this weekend but when the weather lady announced that a warm and sunny weekend lay…

North View Caravan Site.

Posted on April 5, 2017 By

Plain Sailing. With a bonus!  An easy run for us this one. North View Caravan Site Just 40 miles and no dodgy roads or low bridges to contend with. Even with the Friday afternoon traffic and the worrying need to pass the Blackpool turn off on the M6 we were there in about an hour….

BAA BAA Land First trip of 2017

Posted on March 21, 2017 By

Gibraltar Farm you can gambol on it – Silverdale 11/3/17 Head towards the Lake district, turn left just after Morecambe and keep going until you reach the coast.  Just an hour away  Gibraltar Farm  is an easy run for us, well an easy run until the last mile or two when you do encounter some narrow country…

A Midsummer Nights Dream or A Comedy of Errors

Posted on November 1, 2016 By

A Midsummer Nights Dream or A Comedy of Errors It was never meant to be but that’s what we got! I was really looking forward this weekend. It was the weekend of Clitheroe Food Festival  which is always a great event, one of the best food festivals in the country. You can see my write…

On the Shropshire Union Canal

Posted on September 16, 2016 By

Overwater Marina OverWater is set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside and actually is a Marina first and foremost but it also has a small (in number) campsite with pitches for 5 or 6 Motor Homes/Caravans. OverWater is a Caravan Club site, which means you have to be a Caravan Club member to book the place….

A Trip To Wales

Posted on September 15, 2016 By

Bron Derw Caravan Park A bit further afield this time Bron Derw Caravan Park   in Llanrwst. That’s a good 80 miles! You know, writing these blogs makes me realise how lucky we are to live in the North West. Even our house on the outskirts of St Helens and just 15 miles from Liverpool is…

Capesthorne Hall

Posted on September 5, 2016 By

Capesthorne Hall  – Think Downton Abbey with a campsite. Back to the Future A little out of chronological order this post as the trip only took place last weekend. I have older trips to blog about but Lesley couldn’t wait to have this picture of her new found favourite car posted and it’s not a…

Second Outing – Lady Heyes Touring Caravan Park

Posted on August 30, 2016 By

A bit further afield this time – Frodsham! That’s a whopping 30 miles as the Sat Nav flies! Lesley said ooh there’s a campsite at Lady Heyes do you fancy that? Well, we used to take our dog for a walk in Delamere Forest (until we found a nicer woods right on our doorstep) and…

First Trip – Staying Local. Formby

Posted on August 18, 2016 By

Staying local. For our first few trips we decided to stay local and visit places within, say, an hour and a half away. I must say, this has been a real eye opener. Not only have we found some great campsites, we’ve found wonderful places that we would never have dreamed of visiting before our…

Our New Motor Home – Marco

Posted on August 16, 2016 By

Welcome to Motorhome tales. Meet the players: Me: Chris. My Wife: Lesley. Our Dog: Muffin. My Daughter: Claire. Her Partner: Matt. And last but certainly not least. Our Motor Home: Marco. Lesley is the brains of the operation. She is a fantastic planner and the best travel adviser you ever met. She has planned, arranged,…