Lucksall Park 11th -14th May 2012
Having suffered the wettest April on record and not been out in the Van since Slimbridge we decided to grab a long weekend as the weather looked like it may be OK and we wanted to do another trip before our week away in Scotland next week.
The omens weren't good as we were packing the van on Friday morning and the heavens opened but fortunately it was only a quick shower and we remained optimistic. I booked with the site at the last minute and there were no hard standings left so I was hoping the ground wouldn't be too soft after the weeks of rain.
We arrived on site at about 3.00 after an easy journey of 1.5 hours and were warmly greeted and allocated a nice flat grass pitch (Kingfisher 20) towards the back of the park with only a few other caravans and Tents. Lucksall Park is situated between the banks of the River Wye on one side and an 80 Acre woodland on the other and is kept in immaculate condition and is always highly rated in reviews.
We would echo those sentiments and enjoyed our stay. We also had great weather until the morning we left, which always helps.
We managed to go on a few walks, in the wood which has nice wide tracks and takes you to the Moon Inn with a small (but worthwhile) detour, and along the riverside although that way soon reaches private land but the footpath then carries on "inland".
We also heard our first cuckoo, which is quite late but with all the rain we haven't been out as much. And the campsite was visited each evening by Swifts, Swallows and House Martins swooping for insects.
As I said it was raining when we left and my fears about soft gound turned out to be well founded as the wheels could not gain traction on the wet grass. Fortunately I had invested in some Grip Tracks for this eventuality and with a those in place and a little push from a freindly neighbour we were soon underway.
|Inside The Van|
View from the Woods
|Yes we really did have nice weather!|