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    Anywhere half decent is rammed. So may has well visit Peterborough, Leicester and Stevenage
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    Take a trip to Pakefield.

    https://youtu.be/ZM_o4uUuaag

    Peaceful, Great pub's and beaches. Cheap accommodation and only a short walk/drive from Carlton Marshes, Benacre, Coveheithe, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich.

    https://youtu.be/QQscvGLJmVY

    (Lived here all my life and will never move.)

    You'll have a lovely time. ;)
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    I wouldnít bother with Norfolk or Suffolk both are very crowded and the people are horrible, apart from Karl of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    OP have you thought about the Isle of Sheppey? Nobody wants to go thereÖ
    Itís so nice they built 3 prisons there.

    On a serious note I think I will avoid the UK tourist hot spots this year. I donít like people.
    Totally OT but I used to have an isle of sheppy RFC jersey that I swopped from someone at the Lichfield tournament very many years ago. Sadly lost now but I did love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post

    All thanks to Brexit of course.
    Indeed, but the less said the better I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    Take a trip to Pakefield.

    https://youtu.be/ZM_o4uUuaag

    Peaceful, Great pub's and beaches. Cheap accommodation and only a short walk/drive from Carlton Marshes, Benacre, Coveheithe, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich.

    https://youtu.be/QQscvGLJmVY

    (Lived here all my life and will never move.)

    You'll have a lovely time. ;)
    The pub in Dunwich - good grub and nice accommodation - recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Indeed, but the less said the better I suppose.
    Winning amigo, soo much winning they'll be sick of it in the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Just accept the fact that 2020 & 2021 is going to be two years that we will all be glad to see the back of. So stay at home (one year won't kill you) and just do local day trips and eat out in local pubs. At least you will put some money into local businesses.
    Thatís my plan. Iíve booked two weeks off. First one Iím learning to fly gliders. Second one with be local with the family. Small chance that we may go to Ireland if they lift the two week quarantine rule.

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    If you want areas to be uncrowded, don’t mention them. Let people quietly make their own discoveries, and keep them to themselves. There are 64,000,000 people in the UK. With a landmass far smaller than places like France.
    It’s an overcrowded country, Covid made that pretty obvious. One of the highest population densitIes in industrial Europe.
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    There are quiet places in Devon, for a reason, they will be in the middle of nowhere . If you like walking then between Tavistock and Okehampton is quiet if you can find an air B&B

    South Hams will be rammed around Bigbury and forget Dartmouth

    Falmouth St Ives and Padstow are mental right now, avoid

    Cornwall rural isn't that great, pretty dull countryside , Exmoor Dartmoor are much nicer places of you can find a farmhouse

    Minehead had no beaches but is a nice place with nice walks

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    Just back from a few days in the Forest of Dean...really lovely and very green part of the UK, but not has busy as some other tourist favourites....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    OP have you thought about the Isle of Sheppey? Nobody wants to go thereÖ
    Itís so nice they built 3 prisons there.
    Scene of many happy childhood holidays (no prisons then).

    I returned a few years back, it was chav central.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post

    Minehead had no beaches but is a nice place with nice walks
    Do you mean apart from this one?

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Locat...t_England.html

    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Lol good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    In August weíre off to a very pleasant hotel in Cornwall that was booked ages ago. Itís going to be hell down there and Iím looking forward to it - not!
    As a contrast and to regain my sanity, where can I go to recover within these fine shores?
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!

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    Have a look around the Cranbourne Chase area. Itís beautiful.

    But I am biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!
    It will be, this year will be every camo site full, every motorhome down here and every local still down here , busiest I've ever seen it last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Shh.... don't tell everyone.

    You're right though, Saltburn's great.

    The whole of the NE coast is good - I don't know this for a fact but if you worked out miles of coast per holiday bed I don't think you could beat the North East.
    I was born there and schooled there. Spent my childhood between Marske and Saltburn. Did 3 years as a lifeguard too. Great for access to the North Yorkshire scenery which is beautiful.

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    The beautiful city of Edinburgh

    Popped in to pick up a watch (obviously) this morning.

    I have never seen the city so quiet

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I was in Glasgow twice this week. It too was very quiet, considering it would normally be rammed with shoppers & holiday-makers.

    The thing is that, with it being so less-busy, it was easy to see how grubby (actually, filthy) the streets, pavements & shop-fronts were. Very disappointing, particularly as it's a host city for EURO2020.

    (The lack of footfall hasn't reduced the number of stumbling junkies & street-beggars that populate the city centre.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I've often fancied it - never done it though.

    Do the Broads get busy?
    There is the northern and southern rivers and the north gets busier. South you have some nice pubs and stops, Oulton Broad, Beccles, Burgh and stops and mornings if you fancy chugging up to Norwich.

    It is generally quiet, Iím a 20 min walk to the Waveney between OB and Beccles and itís a stunning place.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!
    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    It will be, this year will be every camo site full, every motorhome down here and every local still down here , busiest I've ever seen it last week

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    I'm in Torbay at the moment. It's rammed already and the schools haven't broken up yet. I'm not looking forward to the summer proper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incredible Sulk View Post
    I'm in Torbay at the moment. It's rammed already and the schools haven't broken up yet. I'm not looking forward to the summer proper.
    I lived there for a year and couldn't wait to leave

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    Pretty uncrowded here today

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    Hull is rammed this summer, but I've heard Swindon isn't going to be too busy...

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    Slough should be "OK" too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Templogin View Post
    Slough should be "OK" too.
    Hmmm "the smell of Mars Bars" in the morning...
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    Swindon, Slough, and now Scunthorpe appeals as a likely place to get away from it all. They all begin with S. Is there something going on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Templogin View Post
    Swindon, Slough, and now Scunthorpe appeals as a likely place to get away from it all. They all begin with S. Is there something going on here?
    Ah Swindon, terrible place, known for its Arkells 3Bs which is a mix of cat puke and battery acid and of course the magic roundabout. The best part about it is the A3102

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!
    It already is much worse, there were so many families here since the beginning of July despite it not being school holidays.




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    Torremolinos comes to Blighty


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    If I was going somewhere for 6 months it wouldn't sound as a big price to pay to swap a British winter for a Spanish one.
    Indeed. Many people travel to Spain, stay in a rubbish hotel for ten days and itís called an 18/30s holiday 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It already is much worse, there were so many families here since the beginning of July despite it not being school holidays.




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    It was absolutely rammed about two to three miles north of Bude
    last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It already is much worse, there were so many families here since the beginning of July despite it not being school holidays.




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    Weíre near Tintagel for two weeks in a weeks time, Iíve been in trouble with the wife for mentioning that itís going to be unbearably crowded, Iím so negative apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It already is much worse, there were so many families here since the beginning of July despite it not being school holidays.

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    That is not our idea of a holiday!.

    Jeez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Weíre near Tintagel for two weeks in a weeks time, Iíve been in trouble with the wife for mentioning that itís going to be unbearably crowded, Iím so negative apparently.
    By the end of the holiday it will be your fault for booking somewhere that was so crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    By the end of the holiday it will be your fault for booking somewhere that was so crowded.
    Ah, youíve met her then.
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    If itís uncrowded then no one wants to go because itís shit!

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    You could buy a nice Motorhome and go wherever you want

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    Whilst cycling around the Cairngorms if one motorhome passed there always seemed to be another five following it. I think that they hunt in packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    It was absolutely rammed about two to three miles north of Bude
    last week.
    There are a few beaches here in South Devon that are rather quiet, but the key features are a) relatively unknown, b) you have to park up elsewhere and walk to them and c) no cafe or public toilets.

    Having been to Bude last week it failed on all three counts, but Crooklets Bay wasn't too bad - and Crackington Haven was positively pleasant.



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    Well Iím currently on a circular camping tour of Devon & Cornwall in some beautiful U.K. weather. Who needs abroad when the weather is like this?

    Anyway my pick so far is Instow & Appledore. Lovely places on either side of the Torridge estuary with views across Staunton Sands out to sea. Hills of Woolacombe in the background too.

    Lovely smattering of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Totally unspoilt and much, much quieter than places like St. Ives and Padstein.

    We enjoyed our couple of days there, and it is our pick of the trip so far.

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    We looked at UK briefly. Decided that going to Spain still a better option. Cheaper and - now we're here - it appears actually less crowded.

    Got our laptops, so if there's any danger of category red we'll be working from "home".

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    I know the camera angle makes it look worse than it is and there is probably space to walk between the seething masses but that is my idea of a hell holiday.

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    It already is much worse, there were so many families here since the beginning of July despite it not being school holidays.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    You could buy a nice Motorhome and go wherever you want
    A group of acquaintances have motorhomes and 'do' weekends away together on a regular basis. They tell me that sites are pretty booked up, if not already fully booked. So you can go wherever you want, just not when you want.

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    Longhaughton Beach (sugar sands) Rammed Stay Clear of Northumberland too busy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scepticalist View Post
    We looked at UK briefly. Decided that going to Spain still a better option. Cheaper and - now we're here - it appears actually less crowded.
    I think anyone trying to drive to any of the coast within 4 hours normal drive time of London (or probably any major city) will agree that most people are day-tripping, weekending or holidaying in the UK this summer.

    The roads are rammed and accommodation in coastal towns (well on the South Coast at least) almost impossible to find (and stupidly expensive, if you do!)

    Someone I know was quoted £500 for 2 nights in a tent!

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    Let’s head steadily to the seaside, always west. Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor, Selsey, Padstow, East Wittering. Best bet, all of them, within 30 minutes drive. Great beaches. Look around, stop moaning. I’d recommend Littlehampton, huge beach and very ‘old school’. Try the east and west beaches at selsey. Pretty down at heel but unique and unspoilt. Good Times. The fish are very flat and weird looking.
    And that’s not the locals….
    Last edited by paskinner; 19th July 2021 at 17:14.

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    south wales has some nice uncrowded beaches and areas if you know where to look , my sister lives near bridgend and ive been to ogmore by sea and southerndown many times and seen very few people for such a large beach (ogmore by sea) - its between cardiff and swansea so a short drive to a major city for a resturant or a change of pace or if you fancy some time away from the beach then brecon has some great walks.

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