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Why I like random car parks and laybys for overnight.


I am often asked why I use car parks and random laybys for overnight. This blog is a brief attempt to put into words my reasoning for the way I often choose to use my motorhome in the U.K.

Car parks I have used range from ones in very remote countryside to the middle of a town surrounded by buildings and people but are often on the coast or next to a lovely beach.

I often use laybys for late night park ups.

In both cases I look for flat, sheltered parking in places where it is not forbidden.

For me the main reason is the freedom it gives me to go where and when you want.

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Hi Tom How can you be sure you can stay in a car park overnite? We went to one in Plymouth and charges were from 8am -10pm only a... Read More
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:25
Hi Bailey. Almost certainly a yes. As long as overnight parking is not prohibited or restricted you are generally fine. Tom
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:55
However there are now quite a few in the UK that officially advertise overnight motorhome parking. So if in doubt you can start wi... Read More
Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:13
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Hi Linles here,

newbie motorhome users. We are leaving for some months in spain, (pensioners don't yoy know lol). can anyone tell me if we need a gas certificate for the motorhome and should we get a european gas bottle as well as a uk one, or if that is even possible. Also we have an autoquest 100 and have no idea where the flush is on the toilet system or what the big round stopper on the right hand side is for? Can anyone help. Please. Thanks.

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Hello and welcome, Linles, we have for some years converted to LPG which is readily available at fuel stations all over Europe. Ga... Read More
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:23
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Trip to Lancashire and Yorkshire

Hi everybody. Just back fro a fortnight in the motorhome.!st Site - Edisford Bridge at Clitheroe. A really good site. Very efficeient, fantastic toilets, good pitches. Good location for walking, cycling and walking into Clitheroe. Walked up Pendle and many other walks. Would recommend.2nd Site Silsden near Keighley -- inspite of rain and gales we walked and saw the sites. Handy for Worth Valley Railway, Bolton Abbey etc.3rd site Buckden. What a pity, the site is brilliantly located but would give it 3 out of 10. Why? On UK Campsite it says it has all the facilities. Problem is that it is split in two. The bottom half has the showers, the washing up facilities. The top half which is where motrorhomes is 250 yards away up a steep hill. Also the pitches are not good, too easy to get stuck. Buckden is pretty but it is "shut". Pub shut, tearoom shut, shop hardly ever open at the whim of the owner, So will not be back.4th site Hawes . What a contrast. Brilliant facilities and cheaper than The caravan and Motorhome Club site in the village. So strongly recommend.
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Had a few days at Edisford bridge in July.A very good site and Clitheroe is a very nice town.
Friday, 29 September 2017 14:36
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Parking barcelona

Has anyone parked for a few weeks in Barcelona.? We are staying there for 2 weeks over Christmas. We are staying with friends and will not need any services.Thanks for any helpSharron Barnett
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Hello SharonThere is a large car park in the Mojuic district where you can park a motorhome 30 euros for 24 hoursSpinner
Thursday, 07 September 2017 21:33
Thanks for that.. sounds rather expensive. I was wondering if anyone had found anything a little more cost effective as we wouldn'... Read More
Friday, 08 September 2017 07:36
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