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Good campsite for Grand Cali 600 first outing - starting from New Forest

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Lymington
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We pick up our Grand California tomorrow and plan to take it away for a few days from Monday. We are camper van virgins (yes I know we should have rented one first) and have only camped a couple of times. We are happy to drive up to 3 hours and would like a campsite that is walkable to a pub / shop. I realise we will be 'all the gear and no idea' so wifi or good signal would be good for when we get stuck on how to do something. Thanks in advance for any input
 
ArunAlec

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We pick up our Grand California tomorrow and plan to take it away for a few days from Monday. We are camper van virgins (yes I know we should have rented one first) and have only camped a couple of times. We are happy to drive up to 3 hours and would like a campsite that is walkable to a pub / shop. I realise we will be 'all the gear and no idea' so wifi or good signal would be good for when we get stuck on how to do something. Thanks in advance for any input
Cirencester CMC site is a good starter, easy walk into town.
 
Billylou

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Red Shoot would be a good place to start. Good walks, the Red Shoot pub (on site) and good location.

Sorry, I didn't realise you were already in the New Forest.
 
Jester

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We pick up our Grand California tomorrow and plan to take it away for a few days from Monday. We are camper van virgins (yes I know we should have rented one first) and have only camped a couple of times. We are happy to drive up to 3 hours and would like a campsite that is walkable to a pub / shop. I realise we will be 'all the gear and no idea' so wifi or good signal would be good for when we get stuck on how to do something. Thanks in advance for any input
Hi you could try a lovely campsite at Burton Bradstock, short walk along the riverbank to the pub 1 with big garden easy walk to West Bay also Hive beach Cafe, it’s more than a cafe really and it’s on the beach.

 
Ch1pbutty

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Burgess Hill
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Camped in the Freshwater Beach Holiday Park alot over the years, when my parents had use of a static van there.

Nice walk along the beach (or over the golf course) to West Bay. Or follow footpath to Burton Bradstock. Go the other way over the cliffs to the Hive cafe. Lots of nice walks / bike rides to good pubs, excellent seafood. Bridport also nice for a wander.

Nice spot for paddle boarding.
 
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Tudor Caravan Park in Slimbridge Glos. (where was have club meets) is a good starter site as it's close to Attwools camping leisure store for all the bits you forgot you needed and loads you dont.
 

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