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Camping in April

Camping in April


I am looking to camp in the new forest around 17th April and I’m unsure as to whether it’s worth postponing? Will the bike hires be available and will buses from the station to the forest be running? I do not have a car. Not fussed about shops in the nearing towns etc. more the activities and transport.

Is there enough to do if raining? Any advice very welcome!

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Bath UK
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1. Re: Camping in April

It is a family legend how freezing cold and wet it was "glamping" one Easter about 5-6 years ago. We were grateful to be 5 minutes from a nearby pub. The latest BBC forecast looks as if it will always be 3-13 degrees that week and fairly dry.

Brockenhurst still seems to have cycle hire open. You should probably book everything in advance to play safe.

Tring, United...
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2. Re: Camping in April

Since campsites won't be open until 17th May at the earliest, availability of hire bikes is fairly irrelevant really.

Cheltenham, United...
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3. Re: Camping in April

Campsites are entitled to open from 12th April, providing self contained accommodation. The big limitation is that communal facilities such as toilets and showers cannot be provided. The OP hasn't made it clear what she means by camping, pretty difficult to bring your own WC equipment on public transport. Perhaps consider renting a Caravan, there are some bargains available after half term and before May 17th.

Hampshire, UK
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4. Re: Camping in April

“Is there enough to do if raining?“

Museums can’t reopen until mid May.

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