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1.0 out of 5 stars Beware. Do other research before booking!, 7 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Tiny Campsites (Cool Camping) (Paperback)
We bought this book as we hate large commercial campsites. It's certainly an engaging read, and we selected an ideal-sounding site, with no noise/smells/intrusive lights. The field was nice, the owner charming, and the site quiet, - apart from the trains. Dear God, the TRAINS!! They went past all day and night, ranging from passenger ones, which were loud enough, to heavy oil trains, - it was like being buzzed by low-flying Chinooks! Sleep was very difficult, even with ear-plugs. I certainly don't expect camping-out to be totally quiet, but there are limits.
I seriously doubt that the author stayed overnight at this site, unless he was deaf, drugged or spectacularly drunk. If we choose another site from this "personal selection" (really?), I will be checking the Ordnance Survey maps and other reviews before booking.
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Initial post: 7 Aug 2010 19:40:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Aug 2010 15:07:02 BDT
Dixe says:
Hello Sian,

The author here. I''m sorry you had such a poor experience at one of the tiny campsites. Without wishing to gainsay your assertion out of hand, I should perhaps point out that although I've recently purchased a pair of non-prescription reading glasses, there's nothing wrong with my hearing and I was not under the influence of consciousness-altering substances when I stayed at the sites in the book (and, yes, they are my personal selection) though, believe me, the weather when I visited some nearly drove me to take some. I'm therefore intrigued to know where it was that the trains kept you awake. It's possible, of course, that I happened to be there on a night when the wrong sort of leaves/snow/dew/etc on the track meant that there were no trains but I suspect that's a bit of a long shot. Please let me know which site it was by sending me a message via the Tiny Campsites website (www.tinycampsites.co.uk), I'd very much appreciate it.

Thank you,

Dixe

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2010 18:55:43 BDT
Hi, thanks for your reply, and I'm glad to hear that you are in possession of all your faculties! As the farm in question actually has the train tracks curving around it, AND the camping field is 50m (or less) from the trains, AND they are clearly visible from most of the field, I think you must have visited when the line was closed for maintenance! Iwill post all details, and a grid reference if I can find it, on the Tiny Campsites website. Many thanks, Sian

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2010 10:57:50 BDT
Dixe says:
Thank you,

Dixe

Posted on 28 Sep 2010 20:21:03 BDT
You sound like that guy Kieth from Mike Leigh's 'Nuts in May'.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 23:51:10 BDT
Robin White says:
Out of curiousity before buying the book, err, which campsite was it if you don't mind? Cheers.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Mar 2011 08:26:24 GMT
bookpile says:
I knew a couple (extremely nice in reality) who called themselves Keith and Candice-Marie after watching Nuts in May. That programme made a huge impression on some people, amazing when you think how dreadful those two were!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2011 19:18:34 GMT
Pedro says:
Is Sian building this mysterious train line round the campsite to prove a point ???

Posted on 11 Jul 2011 18:59:07 BDT
ANY CHANCE, you could tell us which campsite this is, so we can avoid it?

Posted on 7 Feb 2012 14:52:28 GMT
JigsawJewel says:
One bad experience and you give the entire book a 1 out of 5? That's a bit extreme. How were the other 74 sites?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2012 17:24:04 GMT
Cs Wilkinson says:
Where is it then???!!
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