Warners National Motorhome Show Peterborough

Friday 21st – Sun 23rd April

At the East of England Showground, Peterborough
Club members receive a £2 discount and can claim a further £5 discount if you subscribe to certain Warners publications
Booking fees are arrival

  • Thursday £80
  • Friday £77

Entertainment £20

A Warners booking form is on Page 29/30 of your Feb/March newsletter or you can book online at www.outandaboutlive.co.uk
If you use this option ensure you enter HCI in the relevant space to ensure you are directed to our Club lines


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HCI Silverhill Woodland Retreats Rally

Sunday 23rd April – to Friday 28th April 2023 (5 nights)

Paul and Doreen Holt with Dave and Linda Stonier cordially invite you to join them at this 5 Star Campsite at Teversal in Nottinghamshire.
This will be a relaxed rally with the opportunity to explore the local area, so bring your bikes and your walking gear to Silverhill; walkers and cyclists will be in for a treat! The site leads straight out onto Silverhill Wood and the Teversal Trails. Created by the formidable Bess of Hardwick in the late 1500s, Hardwick Hall is an Elizabethan masterpiece now owned by the National Trust. Hardwick’s stunning halls and beautiful landscape have been created by a cast of thousands, each with a story to tell.
We are situated by the side of the Five Pits trail and we will be cycling to the Pleasley Pit Colliery Museum and Café. There is also a very nice pub called The Carnarvon, a short walk from site and a Community Hub which we have hired for 2 nights. Public Transport also runs from this point and takes you to Sutton in Ashfield which is the local hub and the return bus will drop you off at site if you ask the driver.
We have booked 20 pitches for the rally and these will be all together. The toilet block on the site is one of the nicest you will see with all individual rooms.
The rally fee will be £145 for 5 nights.

For booking information please see the latest newsletter

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HCI Dinner Dance and AGM

Wednesday 3rd May 2023 to Sunday 7th May 2023 (4 Nights)

Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, N Wales, LL21 8SW

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Our 2023 AGM Rally will return to the Pavilion, Llangollen, home of the famous Eisteddfod. Llangollen is a historic town on the River Dee close to the English border. Thomas Telford’s Llangollen Canal, with the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct runs along the valley, guarded by an Iron Age hill fort, Medieval Abbey and a ruined castle. The preserved Llangollen Steam Railway is just a step away.

Some of the highlights of what I am sure will be an excellent time together: –

  • Wednesday: Arrival, Evening – HCI informal get together.
  • Thursday: Free time, Evening – Games night.
  • Friday: Morning – Table-top Sale, (a chance to sell your unwanted camping associated items or pick up a bargain). Afternoon – AGM, Evening – Chinese Auction
  • Saturday: Free time, Large Screen TV to watch the Coronation. Evening – Gala Dinner and Dance. Saturday evening is your chance to dress up, eat, drink and dance the night away to Keith Slater.

Attend the Annual General Meeting on Friday afternoon and have your say..
Evening events will be held in the Main Hall. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants available in Llangollen. Parking will be on a mix of hardstanding and grass.
There will be LIMITED electric hook-ups. Own Sanitation is essential however, limited showers and toilets are available.
Bring own drinks each evening EXCEPT Saturday evening when a PAY BAR will be open

Directions to the venue:-
From the North – Take the A483 from Wrexham to Ruabon, then the A539 to Llangollen. Follow on past the bridge, Railway Stn and in half a mile on the right is the entrance.
From the South – From Oswestry, take the A5 to Chirk, continuing along the A5 (turning left after Chirk) to Llangollen. Turn right down Castle St, over the bridge and turn left. In half a mile on the right is the entrance. Look out for HCI signs.

Please note that this Rally is the only HCI rally that every member is entitled to attend. Your volunteer committee put in a lot of hard work to run this Annual event. Please
help them by attending.

For booking information please see the latest newsletter 

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HCI Rally to Felixstowe

Sunday 21st – Friday 26th May (5 nights) 

Pep and Sally invite you to join them at the Peewit Caravan Park, Felixstowe, Suffolk from Sunday May 21st to Friday 26th May 2023. 

This is our first time as Rally Officers and also a first for the HCI in this lovely part of Suffolk and we will be assisted by Phil and Trudie Henson.

This is a commercial camp site and all pitches have electric hook-up and each unit will have a key to the lovely clean shower and toilet block.

This is intended to be a free and easy rally during the day. There is plenty to see and do in Felixstowe, a lot within walking distance – the beach, town, foot/bike ferry to Harwich and Shotley, Spa Pavilion and cinema. There is also the Old Felixstowe foot ferry to Bawdsey Manor. A supermarket close by and, if that’s not enough, you can watch the enormous container ships load and unload at the Port.

In the evening we have the use of a room for quizzes etc that we have lined up. 

For booking information please see the latest newsletter

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HCI Brass Knocker Basin Rally

5th to 9th June 2023 (5 nights with an option to stay on)

Stewart and Janet Mills invite you to join them on this rally site at Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire. The site is in a super location in the Avon Valley midway between the lovely Georgian city of Bath and ancient Bradford on Avon, both within 5 miles, and with a bus stop only minutes away. There is easy access to the River Avon and also the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath and is great walking and cycling country. Limpley Stoke itself was mentioned in Jane Austen’s novel Northhanger Abbey.
Own sanitation is essential as the site only has basic facilities with 2 water points and a septic emptying point for your cassette.
This will be a ‘free and easy’ rally. An advantage is that it is within easy reach of the following rally at Weymouth. If you are a Camping and Caravan Club member you can opt to stay on this site until 12th June. 

There is no limit on numbers for this rally

For booking information please see the latest newsletter

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HCI Rally to Weymouth & Portland RFC

12th to 20th June (8 nights)

(12th to 17th June is an option for those booked onto Pentewan Rally, (a 3 hour drive westward)
Peter & Viv, Charles & Carolyn and Bob & Jan invite you to join them at this site with a cycle/walking path at the gate either into Weymouth or to Dorchester.
Also directly outside the gate is an open air café if you don’t feel like cooking breakfast or meals in your van! Within a very short walk you can catch buses into Weymouth or Dorchester and beyond so don’t forget your bus pass. For provisions, Sainsburys, Aldi and Morrisons are a short walk from site.
Weymouth offers an historic old town, restaurants for every possible cuisine and pubs from Wetherspoons through to a micropub only serving real ale from the barrel. It boasts a blue flag sandy beach so bring your bucket and spade if that’s your wish. There’s a castle, harbour and gardens galore with Bennets Water Garden offering the National Collection of Water Lilies, which will be in full bloom in June, spread over 8 acres of numerous lakes including a Monet bridge! This is an easy cycle ride from our rally site.
Own sanitation is essential as only the basic facilities of elsan/grey waste emptying point and drinking water are available and no EHU

Apart from the usual Meet & Greet, coffee and biscuits will be served each morning and options of boules, quizzes and games BUT you can please yourselves on this free and easy rally in which you wish to join.


For booking information please see the Feb/Mar newsletter 

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Appletree Stratford Upon Avon Motorhome Show

12th – 21st June (Show dates 16th – 18th)

Appletree Exhibitions invite you to the Caravan & Motorhome Show at Stratford Upon Avon Racecourse with up to 9 nights camping from Monday 12th June. 

The fees are £20 per night with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Fees include show access and entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. 

The race day on 20th is also included in the price. 

Tickets can be obtained from the Appletree website at appletree-exhibitions.co.uk or Tel 01805603943 

Your HCI Marshals will be Bryan & Sylvia Eddy, ralliers attending this show please contact Bryan and let him know the day you intend to arrive and your estimated time of arrival.

For booking information please see the Dec 2022 newsletter

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HCI Rally to the Pentewan Sands

Saturday 17th June to Saturday 1st July (14 Nights)

Shirley and Nick Hardey and Paul and Doreen Holt cordially invite you to join them on the beach at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, South Cornwall, between St Austell and Mevagissy.

This is a 5 Star site with its own private beach. Located on a main bus route (don’t forget your bus pass) with a cycle track to St Austell and the Eden Project passing the site entrance and also the opportunity to take the train from St Austell to explore Poldark country.

There are great walks too from the site along the South West Cliff Path to the quaint old fishing village of Mevagissy or to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Full details of the site and its attractions can be viewed at www.pentewansands.com

This will be a very relaxed pace rally with just a few organised activities including our traditional ’Cornish Lunch’ with pasties and a Cornish Afternoon with a cream tea. As in previous rallies there will probably be a quiz or two!

We have booked 20 pitches for the rally and these will be all together. Pitches are large and will easily accommodate the largest Hymer, plus awnings etc.
Each pitch has EHU and an adjacent water tap. 

The rally fee will be £460 for 14 nights (departing am Saturday 1st July). This is considerably less than the normal fee for this standard of site and its location. 

For booking information please see the latest newsletter

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HCI Rally to the Isle of Man

3rd – 13th July (10 nights)

This is a two location Rally, and the timing deliberately includes the 5th July, Tynwald Day, which is the National Day on  the Isle of Man, a public holiday and is the day when the islands’ parliament meets in the open air at Tynwald Hill, St Johns. This is accompanied by much ceremony and a fair in the field adjacent to the proceedings. Regular buses will be laid on from Douglas for this popular event.

The first site (3rd – 7tth) is based in Nobles Park in Douglas. The second site (7th – 13th) is at St Johns and is a great location for walking, cycling or just chilling. The site is 100yds from regular bus services to Peel and Douglas. There is also a pub and a cafe again within about 100yds.

EHU’s are included at both locations.

Monday the 10th there will be an afternoon coach tour accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide.

There will be the usual coffee mornings, quizzes and competitions for those who want to take part. On the last evening there will a ‘bring a plate and share’ supper.

For those who wish to spend longer on the island, either before and/or after the rally a list of licenced sites is available on request.

Price for the 10 nights is £310 (excluding ferry)

For booking information please see the latest newsletter

Ferry details, times, prices and booking go to: www.steam-packet.com

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HCI Rally to Ambleside RUFC

12th – 19th August (7 Nights)

Paul and Doreen Holt together with Dave and Linda Stonier invite you to join them in the heart of the English Lake District. This 7-night Rally is to be held on the Playing
Field at Ambleside Rugby Club by kind permission of their committee. 

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The field which has superb views in all directions is situated on the outskirts of Ambleside, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town and the landing stage at Lake Windermere. (The nearest large Supermarket is Booths at Windermere by the Railway Station). There are numerous attractions within a few minutes’ walk from the field including the ruins of the Roman Fort of Galava, Waterhead Boat Landing and Steamer Trips on Windermere. Should you wish to go sightseeing don’t forget to bring your bus pass, Bowness, Grasmere, Coniston, Kendal and Keswick are all within reasonable distance.
For the walkers amongst us, the high fells are all around with Loughrigg, Wansfell and Fairfield Horseshoe are all possible from the field. Ambleside has plenty of outdoor shops and lots of pubs/restaurants and hotels. Anyone wanting to book one of the Michelin starred restaurants should do so a.s.a.p.
The rally is free and easy with plenty of time to do your own thing. We will be leading a “Ramblers Walk” which comprises of a ferry to Wray Castle, a walk down the side of Windamere, a crossing over the chain ferry to Bowness and return from there to Lakeside. Charges per Windermere Cruises.
Our afternoon Pimms and Cornish Cream Tea will be held again, an opportunity to gather with friends and socialise. This year we will have a Roman Theme.
Please note, there is no EHU, but emergency charging will be possible.

Booking will be on a first come basis and will be restricted to 40 units. Paradise this isn’t, but it’s pretty damn close.

For booking information please see the Feb/Mar newsletter


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HCI Rally to Cononley, nr Skipton

19th to 25th August 2023 (6 Nights)

The 12th Century village of Colonley is located in the Aire Valley 3miles south of Skipton and the rally is an ideal follow-on from the Ambleside gathering. The campsite
lies very close to the village with a convenience store and two pubs, one of which serves food on certain nights. The train station is only 10 minutes away with commuter access to Leeds, Bradford and Skipton.
There is lots of very good walking and cycling in this lovely part of Yorkshire. The Leeds/Liverpool canal is only a 10 minute walk away, or minutes on your bike, and the canal towpath is very pleasant and in good condition.
Once again this is intended to be a free and easy rally to relax at with only a few walks or bike ride being offered.
Dates are 19th to 25th August 2023. Arrival time is 2 pm giving you an easy travel time if your coming from the Ambleside rally.

For booking information please see the Feb/Mar newsletter

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HCI Rally to Bedford Steam Fayre

14th– 17th September 2023  (4nights)

This annual event attracts over 20000 visitors each year and hosting 800 exhibits is one of the biggest steam rallies in the country. This years event is being held in the grounds of Turvey House and will include craft and food halls, trade and market stalls, vintage vehicles, tractors and an old time fairground with a magnificent line-up of Showman’s engines generating the fairground rides and lights. There will be real ale bars and evening entertainment in the main marquee (please learn the words of Alice ).
This event will be held over the 15th – 17th September and the organisers will endeavour to park us near to the main show ground and attractions possibly next to the disabled parking. (See bseps.org.uk for more info).
The Rally will start from 12 noon on the 14th September (PLEASE NOTE – NO ARRIVALS BEFORE 12 NOON) and finish on Monday 18th September or leave when required but with an escorted member of staff.

Price per pitch will be £150 which includes entry to the show on all days ( normally £20 per adult so a good deal ) there are water points and Elsan disposal units but no
EHU. Dogs are welcome on leads Turvey village is about ½ a mile from the show ground on the A428 between Bedford & Northampton on the banks of the Great Ouse. There are plenty of walks and the village has two pubs and two shops one with a post office and one with a butcher’s. www.turveybeds.com.

For booking information please see the June newsletter

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HCI New Year Party Rally at the Riverside Campsite, Worksop

28th Dec – 2nd January 2024  (5nights)

After a 4 year break the HCI New Year Rally is returning to Worksop for a 5 night rally from 28th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024 with a Ken & Barbie themed party on New Years Eve. Your Rally Officers will be Stewart & Janet Mills assisted by Tony & Bev’ Townsend.

Riverside has full facilities plus the use of the Cricket Club for 4 nights. The Shire Oaks pub has been booked for a 3 course meal on New Years Day..


For booking information please see the October newsletter

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