Forthcoming Club Adria Rallies

If you have a query about any Rally, please get in touch with: Ali Difford, Secretary Email: ali_difford@hotmail.com.

South East Rally First Site April Thu 26th - May Thu 3rd 2018

Canterbury Camping & Caravanning Club Site - Canterbury Camping & Caravanning Club Site Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury, Kent. CT3 4AB WEBSITE: http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/kent/canterbury/canterbury

This is a site that is open all year round - a few club members have been here before.

It is a very handy site for visiting Canterbury city - there is a bus-stop outside the site although you can walk in to the city in around 20 minutes - coming back to the site is a little longer as it is uphill! The city itself has its famous cathedral which is well worth a visit, there is a Roman Museum, St Augustine's Abbey, The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer visitor attraction), guided tours of Canterbury, historic river tours, various other museums, gardens and shopping etc.

As we will be here for 7 nights we can also take in visits to other places. Examples are:-

• Dover Castle (including the Secret Wartime Tunnels) - the largest castle in England
• Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway to Dungeness Old Lighthouse
• The Historic Dockyard Chatham (celebrating its 400th year in 2018) which includes three historic warships and the Victorian ropery; it is also filming has taken place for 'Call The Midwife', 'Les Miserables', 'The World is not Enough' and more.
• The Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham (Kent's largest military museum)
• Leeds castle - 'The Loveliest Castle in the World' - with 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens
• Sandwich - England's most complete medieval town (accessible by bus from the site)
• Cycle on the 'Crab & Winkle Way' to Whitstable
• Howletts - the Aspinall Wild Animal Park

Obviously we would not be able to visit all these attractions - if anyone has any real preferences please let me know. I will look at group visits and coaches.

The Club have reserved 25 hard-standing pitches for us with electric hook-ups; the cost is £18.70 per night. All facilities are included.

The club has already paid a deposit for this site.


South East Rally Second Site May Thu 3rd - Mon 7th 2018

Kelvedon Hatch Camping & Caravanning Club Site - Kelvedon Hatch Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Warren Lane, Doddinghurst, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0JG WEBSITE: http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/essex/brentwood/kelvedonhatch

This site is handy for visiting Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker (2.8 miles from the site) - accessible by car and we believe also by bus or a 40 minute walk! This is a museum - the biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public in the South East.

We are also looking at the possibility of a trip to a vineyard for a wine tasting and group tour.

We have reserved 25 hard-standing pitches for us with electric hook-ups; the cost is the same as the Canterbury site - £18.70 per night. All facilities are included.

The club has already paid a deposit for this site.

PLEASE CONTACT ALI DIFFORD IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THIS RALLY.
ali_difford@hotmail.com


FULLY BOOKED! Adria Club Continental Rally 2018 September Sun 9th - Sun 30th 2018

Staying at sites in France, Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium -

NOW FULLY BOOKED.

IF YOU'RE STILL INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT DAVE WHARMBY TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST.

CONTINENTAL RALLY 2018

Here are the details for the Club Adria Continental Rally.

We will be using the P&O ferries to cross the channel, last year we used the Eurotunnel but the cost difference this year makes it common sense to use the ferry.

PRICES
In the package price are the ferry crossings, sites, electricity, taxes and the evening meal at Camping Berger.

Car & Caravan £849.00
Motorhome £765.00

ITINERARY
1 night stop in France Camping au Bord de L’Aisne
3 nights in Luxembourg,Camping Kockelscheuer
3 nights in Cologne, Camping Berger
2 nights in Koblenz, Knaus Campingpark
4 nights in Rudesheim, Campingplatz Am Rhein
3 nights in Cochem, Moselcamping
4 nights in Belguim, Camping Parc La Clusure
1 night in Saint Quentin, Camping Vivier aux Carpes

ACTION NEEDED
1. Club Chairman Dave Wharmby now needs to know is who is interested in the trip, sailing out Sunday 9th September and returning to UK on Sunday 30th September.

Please tell Dave BY 10th MARCH if you wish to join the rally.
This is to let the sites know our numbers so they can release unbooked pitches as we have pre booked the maximum pitches that the sites can accept.
Dave will then contact you for further information required by ferry company etc.,

2. Please send Dave:
- your name(s)
- contact details
- vehicle(s) details
- pets travelling (SEE BELOW)
- any trailer etc towing behind motorhome (additional cost)

PETS ON THE RALLY
when confirming that you are joining the rally, Those who wish to take their pets MUST inform Dave of how many dogs and breed type.

Dave will also organise for dogs to have their passports stamped with a veterinary practice again in Belgium.

DAVE'S EMAIL IS:
davgillgoats@btinternet.com

RETURN DATE
if your return date is different to the planned group return.Dave does not need the details at the moment.

AFTER 10th MARCH: ADDITIONAL TRIPS DETAILS
Dave will contact those who have asked to be included on the rally with details of the 12 trips that we have pencilled in and costs.
He needs to see what interest there is for the trips so we have enough for each trip as on some they have minimum number.

Some of the trips are walking distance from the sites. This will also include if dogs can go on the coaches.

FINALLY
We are also trying to arranging a farewell group meal probably again in Belgium.

ALL RALLY QUERIES TO DAVE WHARMBY PLEASE:
davgillgoats@btinternet.com