Thursday, January 19, 2012

London Olympics 2012 by Motorhome

The Camping and Caravanning Club in the UK is making access to the Olympics and Paralympics easy for motorhome and caravan aficionados. During the summer of 2012 they will set up provisional sites which are close to the events, which will mean that a road trip around the UK and to the Olympic Games will be possible for a lot of people!

 Olympic Park
by Tamsin Slater Flickr Creative Commons

There are 5 provisional sites planned. These are:

Westlands Playing Fields in Romford
This will cost 30 pounds a night, for a 3-night minimum stay, and will provide all the facilities- showers, toilets, water points, security, camp shop, TV lounge, and most importantly, a shuttle bus service running to and from Romford Rail Station, where you can take the train to Stratford, a 15 minute journey.

Gravesham- Rugby Club, Old Gravesendians Rugby Club and a site in Culverston
These 3 sites are located in Gravesham, and are close to Ebbsfleet International Station which will have a high-speed rail link (10 minutes) to Stratford and the Olympic action. The two Rugby Club sites will have breakfast served daily and dining available for meal times if you don't feel like cooking. There will be plenty of on-site entertainment with a big screen TV in the clubhouse and themed nights, sports competitions, bar service and more. The Culvertsone campsite will have less in the way of entertainment on offer, but will have bar service and of course all 3 will have the necessary toilets and showers! All will cost 30 pounds per night.

Waterworks Nature Reserve at Lee Valley
This site is the closest you will get to the action in a motorhome- 10 minutes walk from Olympic Park. The fee reflects this, being 45 pounds a night for a minimum 3-night stay. It will offer the sanitary facilities, full onsite catering with a cafe open from 6am to 10pm, and a bar and TV. Note that this campsite is within the Low Emissions Zone, which certain vehicles are charged to enter. Check it out before you arrive.

More details on these sites can be found here!

Author: Rohan Marx+

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