1st July to 30th September Rallies

Rally Name            WAREHAM

Location                 Swanage & Wareham Rugby Club, Bestwall Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4HY

Start                       Thursday 29th June, 2 pm

Finish                     Thursday 6th July, noon

Information             It is a half mile flat walk to the centre of town. Bus service to Corfe Castle, Swanage, Poole and Dorchester. River cruises are available in town centre. Fresh water and Elsan emptying only. Buggy charging will be available. Bar MAY be open in evening but not guaranteed. Social events will be held weather permitting.

Cost                       £8 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK
Postal bookings will not be acknowledged until the end of April 2017

Directions               From West approach on A352. Take road SP Town Centre. At town centre crossroads T/L cross junction and follow road to end looking for ATOC signs pointing L
From East/ North approach on A351. Take road SP Town Centre. At town centre T/L turn L and follow road to end looking for ATOC sign pointing L.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO WEYMOUTH

 

Rally Name           WEYMOUTH

Location                Weymouth Rugby Club, Monmouth Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5HZ

Start                      Thursday 6th July, 2 pm

Finish                    Thursday 13th July, noon

Information            Weymouth Rugby club is situated with easy access to the lovely town of Weymouth, bus stops and supermarkets. The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival will be held over the weekend of 8th & 9th July and is well worth a visit. We may have use of the clubhouse on some evenings and a BBQ will be organised with the club at extra cost. Social events will be arranged weather permitting. Fresh water and Elsan emptying point only. Toilets and showers may be available at certain times but are not guaranteed (not available in 2016). Buggy charging will be arranged if required. Towed cars must be left in the car park and not by the vans (car park will be locked overnight and can be seen from the motorhomes). NO EARLY ARRIVALS as stewards will be travelling from previous Wareham rally.

Cost                       £10.50 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              From Dorchester to Weymouth take the Weymouth bypass. Turn Left at Morrisons roundabout on to the B3159. Take 3rd Left Monmouth Avenue. The club is on the left at the bottom of the road.

 

 

Rally Name           TIVERTON (Limited to 25 vans)

Location                Elmore Football Club, Heathcoat Way, Horsdenpark, Tiverton, North Devon EX16 4DB

Start                      Friday 7th July, noon

Finish                    Monday 17th July, noon

Information            Tiverton is a market town that dates back to Saxon times close by the rivers Lowman and Exe. There are showers, toilets, water and an Elsan point and disabled facilities. Tiverton Town is a 10-minute flat walk / amble from the club site, with plenty of pubs and restaurants. A 24-hour Tesco is about 5 minutes away. There is plenty to see and do in and around the area, with bus stops just outside the site. Buses and trains run regularly from the town, or you can take it easy, that’s up to you. We have full use of the clubhouse. We hope to take a horse-drawn barge trip at some point in the week and fish & chips each Friday night. To round off our stay, Tiverton has a street festival with lots of market stalls, Morris dancing and so on - well worth a visit.

Cost                       £8 pupn plus £2 rally fee.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Exit M5 J27 for A361 to Tiverton, approx. 5 miles. Take slip road and left onto A396.   At next rbt go straight over into Heathcoat Way and look for ATOC signs. Club is on the right-hand side.

 

 

Rally Name           ICE CREAM FARM, RED LION, HAUGHTON Fully booked, reserve list in place

Location                Red Lion Farm, Church Easton Road, Haughton, Stafford ST18 9JG

Start                      Monday 10th July, 11 am

Finish                    Friday 14th July, 11 am

Information            Red Lion Farm is owned and run by the Hollingshead family. They have a variety of animals on show. There is a first-class café and shop, which is also open to the general public. The café serves delicious home-made food – cakes and, of course, their home-made ice cream made from the milk from their Jersey cow herd. There are two local pubs within walking distance, pleasant village walking / cycling and buses to Newport, Telford and Stafford. We have arranged a fish and chip supper on the Monday evening at the award-winning pub, The Bell. Please indicate on your rally form if you would like to attend the fish and chip supper. The stewards will be organising a Ploughman’s Supper on Wednesday evening. Weather permitting there will be an organised cycle ride on the Wednesday morning. Toilets and showers on site.

Cost                       £15 pupn inc EHU plus £3 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              From M6 J13 follow signs for Stafford Town Centre for approx. 2 miles. Approaching town centre follow A518 to Telford. From town centre pass Tesco on left, go over railway bridge then continue for about 5 miles. Through Haughton, past church on right then turn Left. Follow signs for Red Lion Farm.
From Telford follow the Stafford Road. At Haughton turn Right just before the church. Follow signs for Red Lion Farm.

Co-ordinates N52.77803  W002.20244

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO STAFFORD BOAT CLUB?

 

Rally Name           MILFORD ON SEA

Location                Carrington Park, New Lane, Milford On Sea, Hampshire SO41 0UQ

Start                      Thursday 13th July, 2 pm

Finish                    Tuesday 18th July, 11 am

Information            Situated on the coast, half a mile flat walk to the centre of village. Access to the coast for walks. Visit Hurst Castle - one mile along compacted shingle bank - originally built by Henry VIII but developed several times since, see www.hurstcastle.co.uk.
Water and toilet emptying only. No flags allowed on site except Club Rally Flag.

Cost                       £11.50 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK
Deposit cheques dated 29/06//17 

Directions              From A337 West of Lymington turn South on B3058 sp Milford on Sea. Take L into Church Hill and L again towards Keyhaven then R into New Lane. Site on R 300yds after Carrington Park entrance. Follow yellow ATOC signs.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO SALISBURY?

 

NEW VENUE

Rally Name           STAFFORD BOAT CLUB (Limited to 28 Vans

Location                Stafford Boat Club, Hazlestrine Arm, Off Maple Wood, Wildwood, Stafford ST17 4SG

Start                       Friday 14th July, noon

Finish                    Tuesday 18th July, noon

Information            This is a follow-on rally from “The Ice Cream Farm” rally at Haughton. This is a free and easy rally at Stafford Boat Club, which nestles in the Penk valley overlooking the wetlands in a picturesque setting on the Stafford and Worcester canal. The towpath is ideal for walking or cycling. Nearby is Wildwood Park, which is good for dog walking. There is a limited bus service to Cannock and Stafford where there is plenty to see and do. Ralliers may use the clubhouse / bar during the weekend when open for the boaters. Arrangements have been made for us to have a Skittles Evening on Saturday in the clubhouse. Whilst there are no disabled pitches, the venue is suitable for the disabled, with a ramp giving access to the clubhouse. Showers are available on site.

Cost                       £12 pupn including EHU.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              From Cannock follow signs for the A34 Stafford, in 8.5 miles turn left towards Wildwood Drive. Turn left onto Wildwood Drive, then left onto Maple Drive. Destination is on your left.
Co-ordinates: N52 46.876’ W002 05.315 or 52.781267, -2.088583

 

 

Rally Name           SALISBURY

Location                Salisbury Rugby Club, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SA www.salisburyrfc.org

Start                      Tuesday 18th July, 2 pm NO EARLY ARRIVALS

Finish                    Sunday 23rd July 11 am

Information            Visit beautiful Salisbury Cathedral with the tallest spire in the country and the shops and market in the city centre. The site is within walking distance of the city centre (25 minutes - fairly flat). Bus stop on main road outside site to city centre (South) and Amesbury / Swindon (North). Clubhouse has bar / lounge that we can use, with toilets and showers available most times during the day. The site is slightly sloping so levelling blocks advised. Electric for buggy charging only.

Cost                       £8 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK
Deposit cheques dated 04/07/17

Directions              From A303 take A345 through Amesbury to Salisbury. Pass P+R on L and up hill. As you start downhill again pass Harvester pub on L. Site 200 yds on R. Look for yellow ATOC signs.
From city centre or ring road take A345 sp Amesbury. Site 1 mile on L. Follow yellow ATOC signs.

 

 

Rally Name           ROYAL NORFOLK MOTORHOME SHOW

Location                 Norwich Showground, Derham Road, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT

Start                       Thursday 20th July, noon

Finish                     Monday 24th July, noon

Information            Excellent range of dealers & accessory stalls. Entertainment throughout the weekend. Early booking advised. MEMBERS NOT PRE-BOOKED WITH WARNERS MAY NOT BE LOCATED WITH THE RALLY.

Cost                       Pre pay/book show with Warners. Plus £2 rally fee on arrival for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 Book with Warners through website www.outandaboutlive.co.uk, or by post with coupon in MMM magazine. Closing date Wednesday 5th July, 2 pm. Be sure to ask to be sited with Auto-Trail Owners’ Club. On receiving confirmation of the Show booking, send ATOC - SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              Signposted from Norwich on the A47

 

 

Rally Name           NEW FOREST FARM (Limited to 20 vans)

Location               Cadnam Lane, Hampshire

Start                     Sunday 23rd July, 2 pm

Finish                   Thursday 27th July, 11 am

Information          This location is deep in the New Forest National Park, with fishing lake                                 (free) and opportunities for forest walks and cycling. No shops close by,                             so you are advised to bring provisions for the duration. We will have a                                 BBQ and one other meal at some point and a takeaway Chinese (at own                               cost) one evening. Water and Elsan point only, NO ELECTRIC but                                           generator available for emergencies.

Cost                     £55 per motorhome for the whole rally including rally fee.

Booking                SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions             From M27 J1 take dual carriageway SP Totton. After 50 yds turn L SP Sir                                John Barleycorn PH. DO NOT TURN LEFT INTO PUB but go straight across                              service road. Turn L at end and go under motorway. Take 1st R Cadnam                              Lane and site is 0.6 m on left.
                             From Salisbury A36, turn R at Wellow after Bellevue Car Sales into                                        Blackhill Rd SP Bramshaw. After 1.7 m turn L SP Newbridge. After 1 m at                              Newbridge sign turn R into Cadnam Lane. Site 0.3 m on R.
                             GPS: N50.93053 W1.58053 CAUTION: LIVESTOCK IN ROAD.

 

Rally Name            HECKINGTON SHOW (Limited to 25 vans) Fully Booked, reserve list in place

Location                 Heckington Pavilion Sports & Social Club, Howell Road, Heckington, Lincs NG34  9RX

Start                       Thursday 27th July, noon

Finish                     Monday 31st July, 11 am

Information            Heckington Village Show is the largest village show in England, taking place over  Saturday and Sunday. This superb show has numerous events taking place and  this year celebrates its 150th anniversary. In recent years, we have seen cycle  races, stunt vehicles, show jumping, tug of war, vintage vehicles, static engines,  shire horse ploughing and shows for a wide variety of animals, flowers, arts and  crafts, cakes, jams and produce. Plenty of stalls selling food, drink and all  manner of things. On the Saturday evening there is a Proms style concert and  fireworks display to which everyone takes their seats, drinks and nibbles.  See  www.heckingtonshow.org.uk, also photos from the 2015 rally on the ATOC  website.
 Weekend tickets (priced £15 in 2016) must be purchased by 5 pm on Friday.  Rally Stewards will have tickets for sale. If you plan to arrive after 5 pm Friday  please indicate this on your rally slip and advise whether you wish to purchase  any weekend tickets. If you do not indicate your preference we will not retain  tickets for you.
 The village of Heckington has shops, pubs and local bus and train services to  Sleaford, Lincoln, Grantham, Nottingham, Boston and Skegness.
 The rally site is at the Heckington Sports & Social Club which is 1/4 mile from  Heckington Village Centre and the showground. The walk into the village and to  the show is along a good level footpath. Note that the showground is on a  grassed field. Mobility scooters are available for hire from the Heckington Show  website but book early as numbers are limited.
 We may have use of the club function room on one night and the Pavilion bar will  be open (reasonable prices). Other clubs / groups will be rallying on Pavilion  Sports Field. This is a free and easy rally with the emphasis on attending the  show. No coffee morning or raffle as the majority of people will be at the show on  Sunday morning. We will have access to toilets and showers. No hardstanding or  electric.

Cost                       The cost is £10.75 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons. Additional persons  £2 per night.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK
 If you wish to change your booking, please let the rally stewards know ASAP.

Directions              Take A17 from Sleaford direction and turn off into Heckington village. On entering  Heckington continue into the centre of the village. Do not turn left into Church St,  go straight on past the market place to Eastgate and turn left (the Royal Oak pub  is on this junction). At the end of Eastgate turn right into Cameron St and follow  road to Howell Road. Continue straight ahead on Howell Road and Pavilion rally  field is on the left just past the school.

 

 

Rally Name            HOLBEACH (Limited to 25 vans) (FULLY BOOKED, RESERVE LIST IN PLACE)

Location                 The Lawns, Lowgate Grange, Lowgate, Fleet, Spalding, Lincs PE12 8LN

Start                       Monday 31st July, 11 am   NOTE  AMMENDED START DATE

Finish                     Sunday 6th August, noon

Information            The Lawns is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the countryside. A tranquil and well maintained site with five excellent rally fields. It is well laid out with ample space and water points. Each rally field is bordered by trees and shrubs. The site has a fishing lake for campers’ use only (small charge), well stocked with carp and other similar types of fish. Site amenities include CDP, Electric Hook up (if required, £3.50 per night) and a small toilet and shower facility.
The site is a short walk to a couple of local tearooms, pub restaurant, garden centres and the village shop selling newspapers and basic commodities. There is a bus stop within easy reach for services to either King’s Lynn or Spalding and the Springfield Shopping Outlet. Refreshments will be arranged, also there will be an evening roast meal (at extra cost) held on site.
We look forward to seeing you.

Cost                        £11.50 pupn excluding EHU (see above) plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               A17 heading East turn second left after the FARM café. (A17 heading West turn right after Beijing Palace Restaurant) sp Hovenden House / Gedney Dyke. The site is 500 yds on Left.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO WROXHAM?

 

Rally Name           WROXHAM, NORFOLK BROADS

Location                Broadland High School, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QN

Start                     Sunday 6th August, 2 pm

Finish                    Sunday 13th August, noon

Information           Hoveton is adjacent to Wroxham, the heart of the Norfolk Broads. Easy access by bus or train to Norwich or Great Yarmouth and surrounding areas by bus or car. Wroxham has several shops including a large supermarket. River trips to various Broads and the Bure Valley narrow gauge railway to Aylsham are also available.

During the rally there will be an opportunity to ‘Boogie on the Broads’ to Sixties music – a 3-hour evening cruise on a double decker passenger boat. Advance booking is required so, if interested, please send a cheque for £15 per person with your rally slip, payable to V Summers.

Cost                       £9 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions             From Norwich take A1151 to Wroxham, over bridge, continue to mini rbt, turn left onto B1354 and take 1st right into Tunstead Road. School is on right.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO CROMER?

 

Rally Name           BOURTON ON THE WATER (Limited to 30 vans)

Location               The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton-on-the-Water. Cheltenham, Glos. GL54 2BD

Start                       Thursday 10th August, 2 pm

Finish                     Thursday 17th August, noon

Information             The Cotswold School is within easy walking distance of the centre of this much visited and pretty village in the Cotswolds. A free and easy rally. For those interested, walks may be organised (weather permitting). Leisure centre with indoor heated swimming pool on site. The Cotswolds Rare Breed Park (Adam’s Farm) is just a few miles away with parking suitable for motorhomes. NO ELECTRIC.

Cost                     £7 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK
Deposit cheques dated 27/07/17

Directions             From A429 Cirencester to Stow Road at traffic lights turn into Station Road, S/P Bourton-on-the-Water & Coach Parking. Within quarter mile turn right into the Cotswold School and follow ATOC signs.

 

 

Rally Name           CROMER CARNIVAL

Location                 Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne Military Camp, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7EG

Start                       Sunday 13th August, noon

Finish                     Sunday 20th August, noon

Information             Situated at Weybourne on the Norfolk coast, this site holds the largest private collection of military equipment in the country. If you are interested you can have a ride in some of these vehicles and possibly drive a tank. This is also Cromer Carnival week, with Wednesday being the main Carnival day. All day arena shows take place with a display by the Red Arrows and, of course, evening shows. Also nearby are the Norfolk Steam Railway and Shire Horse Centre. Open top bus from site to Sheringham and Cromer. Normal bus stop outside rally field. Please NO ARRIVALS on Wednesday.

Cost                       £7 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Situated on the A149 between Salthouse & Sheringham. Ignore SatNav instructions at Holt and remain on the A148, turn left at sign Sheringham and the Muckleburgh Collection (large brown sign). Turn left at roundabout onto the A149 and stay on this road until you arrive at the Muckleburgh Collection and then follow ATOC signs.

 

 

COAST TO COAST IN 3 RALLIES - WHITBY, BARNOLDSWICK, BLACKPOOL
NEW STEWARDS AND NEW VENUES

Rally Name            WHITBY (Limited to 25 vans)  Fully booked, reserve list in place

Location                 Stakesby Community Primary School, Byland Road, Whitby YO21 1HY

Start                       Thursday 17th August, noon

Finish                     Thursday 24th August, 11 am

Information             Stakesby Primary School is situated in a residential area and is close to the town with buses to Whitby Bus Station stopping nearby. In town there are also bus and train connections to Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough and on to the North York Moors Steam Railway. Supermarkets, including Lidl, Spar, Sainsbury’s and Co-op, are nearby. You can explore the famous Whitby Abbey, which provided the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, buy some Whitby jet or just enjoy the atmosphere around the harbour. This will be a free-and-easy rally but we will have use of the School Hall for social gatherings or in case of poor weather. Fresh water, grey waste and chemical waste disposal available but NO ELECTRIC.

Cost                        £5.50 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Coordinates 54.48433, -0.630778
From Pickering or Guisborough: leave A171 at roundabout onto A1460 (A174) towards West Cliff, Sandsend, Saltburn. Stay on A1460 past Sneaton Castle Fm and then LIDL, take the 3rd right (Abbeville Ave). At end turn R and immediately L (Oak Rd). The site is straight ahead at the end of Oak Road. Turn left onto Byland Road. The entrance gate is on the right.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO BARNOLDSDWICK?

 

Rally Name           WESTERN MOTORHOME SHOW (Limited to 80 vans)

Location               Three Counties Showground, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW

Start                       Thursday 17th August, 10 am

Finish                     Monday 21st August, 11 am

Information            Typical motorhome show stands plus Western themed stalls. Western re-enactments and Western enthusiasts’ settlement village set. Country music entertainment available indoors on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings - two or three acts to choose from at any one time. Toilets and a limited number of showers available on site. Wine will be served at some time during the rally, bring your own nibbles or meals.

Cost                     Pre-pay to Warners plus £2 rally fee on arrival for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 Book with Warners through their website <www.outandaboutlive.co.uk> or by post with coupon in MMM magazine. Closing date Wednesday 2nd August, 2 pm. Be sure to ask to be sited with Auto-Trail Owners' Club. On receiving confirmation from Warners, send club rally booking slip to: SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              Near Malvern Wells / Hanley Swan at jct B4209 / B4208. Well signposted from all around. Follow yellow ATOC signs when in showground.

 

 

Rally Name           WYRE PIDDLE

Location                 Avonbank Meadow, Mill Lane, Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire WR10 2JF

Start                       Monday 21st August, noon

Finish                     Thursday 24th August, 11 am

Information            This will be a free and easy rally, between the Western Motorhome Show and Woodstock Rally, on the banks of River Avon at the Marina. This is a well-maintained level grass site with EHU for 30 vans. Fresh water and toilet emptying only, mud mats and breathable groundsheets required. Bus stop in the village (15 mins). No shops in village but two pubs that serve meals. Riverside walk to Pershore (30 mins), where there is a small range of independent shops, an Asda, pubs and cafés.

Cost                       £10 pupn inc. EHU plus £2 rally fee.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Leave M5 J6 A4538 / A44 Evesham Rd. At 3rd roundabout take B4083 to Wyre Piddle. At monument turn right on to Church St, follow road to Boatyard and Marina. Site is through Boatyard. Look out for ATOC signs.

 

 

Rally Name            WOODSTOCK (Limited to 25 vans) Fully booked, reserve list in place

Location                 Woodstock Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP

Start                       Thursday 24th August, noon

Finish                     Tuesday 29th August, noon

Information             The school is situated 15 minutes’ walk on flat tarmac footpath to the town of Woodstock where there are many pubs, restaurants, some shops, museums, the entrance to Blenheim Palace and the bus stops. Buses run every 15 or 20 minutes to Oxford and other buses go to Chipping Norton, Witney and Burford. There is a public heated open-air pool next to the school. We will have use of a room and toilets in the school. There will be Free Live Music in the town square on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings and a Classic Car Show in Blenheim Park on Sunday and Monday. We will try to arrange a meal on Saturday night. The grounds, lakes and gardens of Blenheim are fantastic and we can arrange guided walks around the park, which can range from 1 to 7 miles, all on tarmac paths. You can visit Winston Churchill’s grave by walking across the park or a few minutes’ bus ride.

Cost                        £11 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons. Additional persons at extra charge.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               DO NOT try to turn down Shipton Road from the centre of Woodstock, it is very narrow and has a lot of speed humps.

                               From South or A34, half a mile before Woodstock at Bladon Roundabout turn right on A4095 signed to Bicester and Kirtlington. After 0.5 miles turn left into Shipton Road, school is half mile on right.
From North on A44 from Chipping Norton drive straight through Woodstock to the Bladon Roundabout then follow above. From West at Bladon Roundabout go straight over and follow above.
From Banbury on A4260 turn right onto A4095 signposted Witney and Woodstock and after 1 mile turn right into Shipton Lane.

 

 

NEW STEWARDS

Rally Name            BARNOLDSWICK (SKIPTON) (Limited to 25 vans)

Location                 Rolls Royce Leisure Club, Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, Lancs BB18 5HJ

Start                       Thursday 24th August, noon 

NO EARLY ARRIVALS PLEASE AS STEWARDS WILL BE TRAVELLING FROM PREVIOUS RALLY.

Finish                     Thursday 31st August, 11 am

Information             This club has been used in the past for ATOC rallies and provides a very attractive venue (see website www.rollsleisurebarnoldswick.co.uk). It has a restaurant (open to the public) serving meals in the evening and Sunday lunches, a bar (open to the public) providing snacks and there are various activities and entertainment. Bus stops are near to the site with buses going to surrounding areas including Skipton, which has a market and a wide selection of retail outlets. There is a Co-op in Barnoldswick, a Morrisons supermarket in Skipton and an ASDA in Colne.
All pitches are HARDSTANDING and there is NO ELECTRIC. Site area is restricted so pitching for individual units will be determined by stewards.

Cost                        £8 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Do not use post code. Coordinates 53.92381 -2.17644
From East (Skipton) – Take A59 West towards Clitheroe. At rbt 1st exit onto A56 towards Nelson. At Thornton in Craven turn R on B6252 towards Barnoldswick. Follow this road passing the Rolls Royce factory on the RH side. The Leisure Club is about 0.5 miles further along on the RH side. Look for a white building.
From West on A59 towards Skipton turn R on B6251. In Barnoldswick at mini rbt turn L onto B6252 towards Skipton. Pass the Rolls Royce factory on the Left. The Leisure Club is the 4th turn on the left. Look for a white building.
From South via M6 and M65. At the end of M65 take 1st exit onto A6068 Keighley / (A56) Skipton. Continue on A6068 for approx 1.3 miles. At rbt turn L onto B6383 to Barnoldswick. At mini rbt turn R onto Skipton Rd. Pass the Rolls Royce factory on the Left. The Leisure Club is the 4th turn on the left. Look for a white building.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO BLACKPOOL?

 

Rally Name            LLANGOLLEN (30 places) 

Location                 Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road LL20 8SW

Start                       Wednesday 30th August, 11 am

Finish                     Wednesday 6th September, 11 am

Information             We will be sited on hard ground alongside Llangollen canal, a 15-minute walk from the town centre. Llangollen is a picturesque town close to the river Dee, with many shops, eating places and places of interest to visit. Ride on horse-drawn barges or ride over the aqueduct on a boat trip (or hire your own boat as a group). The aqueduct is 30 metres above the river Dee. Take a trip on the steam railway train, visit Castle Dinas Bran, plus Nerwdd House and grounds, Horse Shoe Pass and Chirk Castle. Bus from town to Wrexham and Chester. Public toilets close by. On site we also have use of a room for our gatherings with a cheese and wine night, American supper and quiz night included. EHU included, please bring a long extension lead if you have one. There are lovely walks around this site.

Cost                       £13 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions             From the North A483 to Ruabon then A539 to Llangollen. From the South A5 to Llangollen over bridge up Abbey road. Site on right. Look for pavilion dome and site entrance through car park.

 

NEW VENUE, NEW STEWARDS

Rally Name            BLACKPOOL (Limited to 25 vans)

Location                 Blackpool Rugby Club, Fleetwood Road, Blackpool

Start                       Thursday 31st August, noon

Finish                     Thursday 7th September, 11 am

Information            The Rugby Club is situated at the North Shore end of Blackpool. It is close to the tramway that runs along the full length of the promenade. The famous (free) Illuminations are well worth a visit. The switch-on is scheduled for 1st September 2017 (subject to confirmation). The equally famous Blackpool Tower (entrance at extra cost), opened in 1894, now boasts a Harry Ramsden’s Fish & Chip restaurant on the 5th floor. In the Ballroom you can dance the day away to the sounds of the mighty Wurlitzer organ or simply sit and watch others trip the light fantastic in the sumptuous surroundings OR you might DARE to visit the Tower Eye and experience the thrilling SKY WALK glass viewing platform, giving wonderful views of Blackpool and over the North West of England! This will be a free-and-easy rally but the club bar will be available for social gatherings in the daytime or evenings. Fresh water, grey waste and chemical waste disposal available but NO ELECTRIC.

Cost                       £8 pupn plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              Use post code FY5 1RD (house no 116) not Rugby Club postcode. Coordinates 53.862472, -3.038583

Exit M55 J3. Take 3rd exit onto A585 towards Poulton Le Fylde. After approx. 3.5 miles turn L, staying on the A585 heading towards Fleetwood. At 2nd rbt take 2nd exit onto Norcross Lane. At rbt turn R towards Bispham onto Warren Drive. At next rbt take 1st exit onto B5258 then straight over 2 mini rbts. At crossroads turn L onto Fleetwood Rd. The road to the RUFC is on LH side after about a quarter of a mile. Look out for signs for RUFC and Tee Time Golf.

 

Rally Name           SCOTLAND REVISITED (Limited to 25 vans) Fully booked, reserve list in place

Location                 Scotland

Start                       Wednesday, 6th September

Finish                     Wednesday, 4th October

Information             In response to numerous requests and a plea from Barb (she has promised me no crutches this time) we are doing our Scottish Rally again. There are some changes this time. We will be staying at:

Waterfoot Park at Ullswater                     2 Nights

Lomond Woods at Balloch                       2 Nights

Oban Caravan Park at Oban                   2 Nights

Glen Nevis Park at Fort William               3 Nights

Skye 3C’s site at Greshornish                 3 Nights

Broomfield Holiday Park at Ullapool        3 Nights

Sango Sands at Durness                         2 Nights

John O’Groats Caravan Park                  2 Nights

Fortrose Bay Campsite at Fortrose         2 Nights

Huntly Park Caravan Park at Huntly        2 Nights

Faskally Caravan Park at Pitlochry          2 Nights

Falkirk Wheel                                           2 Nights

Moffat 3C’s site at Hammerlands             2 Nights

Also included in the price will be a steam trip on Ullswater, a gondola trip up on Ben Nevis, a coach trip to see the south of Skye and a barge trip on the Falkirk Wheel.

All these sites have been personally inspected by Barb and Tony. All 13 sites include EHU except Falkirk. You will have plenty of time to explore the area as you travel from site to site. It is planned for us to have 3 ‘together’ meals during the rally (additional cost).

Cost                       The total cost will be £750 to include all site fees and the various trips.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              To be provided by Alan Rogers.

 

NEW ORGANISERS – NOW A WARNERS SHOW

Rally Name            SHEPTON MALLET SHOW

Location                 Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN

Start                       Thursday 7th September, noon

Finish                     Monday 11th September, noon

Information             WARNERS motorhome show with accessory stands and dealers offering a great selection of new and used motorhomes. See the 2017 model launches from the major manufacturers. Entertainment available Fri / Sat evenings. Coffee morning Sunday.

Cost                        Pre pay/book show with Warners. Plus £2 rally fee on arrival for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  Book with Warners through website www.outandaboutlive.co.uk, or by post with coupon in MMM magazine. Closing date 2 pm Wed 23rd August. Ask to be sited with Auto-Trail Owners’ Club. On receiving confirmation of the Show booking, send ATOC rally booking slip to: SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               On A371 South of Shepton Mallet. Well signposted from all around. Follow ATOC signs when in showground.

 

NEW VENUE

Rally Name            PEVENSEY BAY

Location                 Bay View, Old Martello Road, East Sussex BN24 6DX

Start                       Thursday 21st September, noon

Finish                     Thursday 28th September, 11 am

Information             Bay View Park is located on the coast road between Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne in East Sussex, situated just yards from the beach and has full facilities. The village of Pevensey is within walking distance with good pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops. Sovereign Harbour is also in walking distance with shops restaurants and multiplex cinema. Buses run frequently to Eastbourne and Hastings on the A259. There is a cycle path to Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne. Stewards to arrange two events over the week. There is a Golf Course with a licenced bar open to the public.

Cost                       £16 pupn inc. EHU plus £2 rally fee for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Site next to the beach on the A259, follow ATOC signs.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO HEATHFIELD?

 

Rally Name            THE MOTORHOME SHOW SEASON FINALE (LINCOLN)

Location                 The Lincolnshire Agricultural Showground, Lincoln LN2 2NA

Start                       Thursday 21st  September, noon

Finish                     Monday 25th September, noon

Information             Excellent range of dealers & accessory stalls. Entertainment throughout the weekend. Early booking advised. MEMBERS NOT PRE-BOOKED WITH WARNERS MAY NOT BE LOCATED WITH THE RALLY.

Cost                       Pre pay / book show with Warners. Plus £2 rally fee on arrival for up to 2 persons.

Booking                  Book with Warners through website www.outandaboutlive.co.uk, or by post with coupon in MMM magazine. Closing date Wednesday 6th September, 2 pm. Be sure to ask to be sited with Auto-Trail Owners’ Club. On receiving confirmation of the Show booking, send ATOC rally booking slip SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions               Signed from A46/A15 ring road. Site is North of Lincoln on the A15.

 

 

Rally Name           BREAN SANDS HOE DOWN

Location                Warren Farm Holiday Centre, Brean, Burnham on Sea, Somerset TA8 2RP

Start                      Thursday 28th September, noon

Finish                    Thursday 5th October, noon

Information            Warren Farm is a site with all the facilities, hot showers, laundry room and a well-stocked shop. Entertainment every evening at the Beachcombers Club and Restaurant. Food is served every day from 12 noon until late evening. Warren Farm also boasts a large well-stocked fishing lake. Bus stops are nearby with buses to Bristol, Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-super-Mare. The rally coincides with Brean’s annual Country & Western Festival, one of the largest in the country. There will be lots to see in and around Brean both day and night. A free and easy rally is the order of the week. However, we hope you will get into the spirit of the week by bringing your ‘yee har’ clothes or better still why not dress as an Indian? A prize will be given for the best dressed Indian. Please join us on Saturday for Buffalo Wings and Hot Dogs before dancing the night away at the Beachcombers Night Club.

Cost                       £12.25 pupn including EHU.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              Exit M5 at J22. Cross rbt onto B3140. Turn R on 2nd rbt, continue through Berrow, passing Brean Leisure Park and Northam Farm on your right. Look for ATOC signs pointing into Warren Farm.

 

NEW VENUE

Rally Name           HEATHFIELD

Location                Horam Manor Touring Park, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0YD

                                                            www.horam-manor.co.uk

Start                      Thursday 28th September, noon

Finish                    Thursday 5th October, 11 am

Information            Horam Manor Park is situated in an area of outstanding beauty, south of Heathfield in rural East Sussex. This is an ideal location for exploring East Sussex and Kent and the South Downs National Park. Within travelling distance to Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne, the village of Horam is a few hundred metres away from the site. The site has full facilities, fishing lakes and a fully licensed café and a small farm museum. There are nature trails through the woodland on the estate. Within a short walk is Horam Golf Club with a challenging nine-hole course. There are bus stops within 100 metres of the site entrance.

Cost                       £16 pupn inc. EHU plus £2 rally fee.

Booking                 SEE RALLY BOOK

Directions              Site off the A26, south of Horam. Follow ATOC signs.

 

WHY NOT FOLLOW ON TO ENFIELD?

 

CHANGE OF DATE 

THE 2017 AGM WILL NOW BE HELD ON

SUNDAY 12th NOVEMBER

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