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Post by scottyfalmouth on Jan 12, 2014 20:55:07 GMT
Looking at taking the safari across the channel this year. In particular to the belgium gig end of may. My question is.... I am thinking of going on the ferry and like any thing the earlier the cheaper so going to try and go at 0630 sailing. Does anyone know if you can stay over night at dover? Or is there a campsite within 30 mins that anyone can recommend.
Hello scott, i am also heading off to the meet in may, last year when i went to france, i traveled down to folkestone the night before, set up bed on the service area and got some kip if you arrive later then 10pm there is no charge and was quite safe - and only 2 min drive from eurotunnel it was great
Scott - I do it a bit differently. I book on a boat (Dover - Dunkerque) just after midnight, drive down in the evening straight on the boat and arrive in France about 2.00am. I then drive for no more that one hour and stop in a service station on the motorway. NOT an "aire". Park up in the caravan area and have 4-5 hours sleep. I then only drive until after lunch.
For the Belgian meeting this year this means you could get to the site the same day, but most of us are doing some sight-seeing on the way and so will take 2-3 nights to get there.
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