Back today from a weekend in Chipping, Lancashire. We stayed at Brickhouse Caravan Site, a peaceful, spacious and friendly family run site. We met friends who were also staying on site this weekend, and picked up ideas for further camping ventures from them.
Within easy walking distance of Chipping Village, with 2 good pubs, cafe, and post office/convenience store, this is a gem of a site ideal for us if we fancy a quick escape, just approx. 40 mins away.
One of the pubs, The Sun Inn, has an interesting history and is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a young scullery maid whose heart was broken … though the only spirits we encountered were in a glass.
The pretty St Bartholomew’s Church opposite the pub is where Lizzie Dean is buried. We laid a flower there for her, poor lass!!
The other pub in the village is the Tillotson’s Arms.
Both serve decent grub and ales!
Enjoyable weekend. Next stop Thornbrook Barn Campsite, Ingleton, where according to Bri I’m going caving (?!).
Suzie & Bri
Had a great four night stay at the Crystal Palace Caravan Club site in mid-July. The site is located approx. a 40 minute bus ride from the city on the No.3 bus. Ideal location and perfectly adequate site facilities. Situated beneath a flight path but this was not an issue to us at all, although reading some comments it was to some people’s. Pfft, chill out!!
As you can imagine, we packed quite a lot into our time there so rather than write it all down, I’ll post some photos instead.
We spent our first evening in Crystal Palace itself, with a good choice of pubs & restaurants just a 5-10 minute walk from the site. We also enjoyed one helluva thunder storm that evening too, great fun in the motorhome. The next few days and evenings were spent in London doing touristy things including The London Eye, Open top bus tour, Thames riverboat lunch cruise, two musicals (The Lion King & Billy Elliott), Covent Garden, and meeting for a drink with a friend in Mayfair, and generally lots of walking.
My biggest tip for London would be …. wear comfy shoes!!
Next stop a short stopover in Chipping.
Suzie & Bri
We returned to Grassington for a short stay in July. First time in our motorhome. It’s a warm, friendly and picturesque part of Yorkshire.
There was a music festival on which we could hear on site from the village, wish we’d known about it beforehand we’d definitely have bought tickets. Still, it’s an annual event so definitely one for next year …
We stayed at Wharfedale Caravan Club Site and didn’t actually go into the village this time, instead enjoying the scenery and wildlife on site (great photography opportunities), a nearby quarry walk and a meal at The Gamekeeper’s Inn.
We’re returning in December for a Dickensian weekend so will be back strolling the village’s cobbled streets then. Hope it snows for that one!
Next stop is our longest trip so far to London.
Suzie & Bri