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Steako    2

Been thinking of doing this for a week or so but not got round to it.

A lot of people come to this site asking which are the best campsites to stay and which are the best for parties etc. So I thought we could all pool ideas together and come up with some sort of guide for all to use. Only submit a view if you have stayed in the campsite, not e.g. I walked through red and i looked like a tip.

Things i am looking for are:

Camping area - Is there space? Is the ground hard/soft? Is it hilly? Locality.

Toilets - Are there enough? Are the clean?

Party atmosphere? Remember that some peoples idea of a party is different to another, so just say what you liked about it.

Amenities - Are there any food stalls? Mobile phone charging points?

And any other info you think may be useful.

If i get conflicting info, i will go with the majority vote.

I will start.

Gold

Pros

Spacious, there is room around your tent and you're not tripping over other peoples guide ropes.

Clean(er) toilets

Close to car park

Not noisy (in an offensive way)

Normally find that the crowd that inhabit Gold are pretty laid back and easy to get on with.

The ground is good for camping but there is a hill just before you get to the entrance to Red/Green

Cons

20 min walk from arena

I only found one set of food vans (was there any in other sites?)

Red

Pros

Liveliest campsite

Closest campsite to the arena

Cons

Most people walk through red from other campsites to the arena so its always a tip

Toilets are digusting

Can be too lively. Difficult to get any sleep.

Really cramped

Blue

Pros

Cleanish toilets

Livley but you can still get a few hours kip!

Only 5 min walk from arena

Not too far from carparks

Showers

Lots of food vans. Last year there was souther fried chicken,fish n chips,pizza,chinese etc.

Mobile charging points

High up. If it rains, doubtful you will be waterlogged.

Cons

Some people still find it a bit too lively

Massive queue for the loos in the morning

Gets very busy, not very spacious.

Shower queues ghastly, need to get there early (6am) to avoid queues

Orange

Pros

Very close to arena

Not too cramped

Has showers

Can get some kip if you want it

Cons

Very small so you have to get there early

Quite far from the car parks

Its a thoroughfare to Grey campsite

Toilets are manky (like most places)

Grey

Pros

Quiet (If you need your sleep)

Lots Of Space

Cons

Quiet (If you like to party)

The ground isn't good for camping. Can be hard.

Miles away from everything (carpark and stage)

Yellow

Pros

5-10 min walk from arena

Fairly small site....not too far to walk to water points etc

Toilets usually ok

Good atmosphere without it being as lively as red or as quiet as gold

Close to car parks

Cons

Cos its small it fills up quickly

Not much space between tents

If you camp near the fence or path for arena may end up near a generator

Part of it on a hill...good if you're at the top if its raining, not so good if you're on the slope or at the bottom

Green

Pros

Doesn't get too muddy when it rains.

Pretty chilled out, not too loud, not too quiet.

Decent toilets - cleaned regularly (the tankers find it one of the easier sites to enter)

Good selection of food vans at the top of the hill to the arena.

Not a thoroughfare from other sites to the arena.

Still plenty of space for those who arrive on Saturday but does fill up.

Cons

The walk back up the hill after the end of the night. Can seem a long way after a day of bouncing and alcohol.

20 mins from the arena (dependent which end your at).

The walk from South car park can be a bit trecherous in the rain.

Quite a distance from all car parks

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If enough people give opinions this could help a lot of the first timers decide which campsite to stay in without finding out they picked the wrong one for the atmosphere they were looking for. It may even make some of usual V goers give another site a try.

Thanks. I will update the lists when possible.

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PaulysGone    0

Great idea for a thread mate, having not camped at V before, I asked the question myself a few weeks ago. Having one thread for V veterans to post their camping suggestions should be helpful as long as persons keep their "ironic" suggestions about Red being nice and peaceful to themselves!

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The last time we went was 2004, and i think we camped in red near a big tree

But seems as this was 4 years ago now what i could tell you would be out of date.

Good idea for a thread though could we have this one pinned at the top to prevent 2000 "wheres the best place to camp" threads <_<

I'm probably opting for Gold, after last years fiasco of camping next to a late night disco in the leeds campsite i have realised that i have reached an age where some sleep is nesessary :rolleyes:

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Red

Pros

Not that many pro's to red lol...

Livliest campsite

Closest campsite to the arena

Cons

Most peeople walk through red from other campsites to the arena so its always a tip

Toilets are digusting

If your like me and need at least a few hours sleep dont camp here!! Constantly livley

Really cramped

Blue

Pros

Cleanish toilets

Livley but you can still get a few hours kip!

Only 5 min walk from arena

Not too far from carparks

Showers? I dont use them myself but may be a pro for some people

Lots of food vans. Last year there was souther fried chicken,fish n chips,pizza,chinese etc.

Mobile charging points

Cons

You always get loads of spiders in your tent :rolleyes:

Some people still find it a bit too livley

Massive q for the loos in the morning

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Grimmy    9
Cons

You always get loads of spiders in your tent :rolleyes:

What attracts spiders??? Think the girlfriend would flip!

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JohnH91    2
You always get loads of spiders in your tent :rolleyes:

get loads of spiders in your tent

loads of spiders in your tent

spiders in your tent

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What attracts spiders??? Think the girlfriend would flip!

I have no idea but there were thousands in our tent n our neighbours tents last year. i got half way thru a bacon sandwich n looked down n found spiders all over it :rolleyes:

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shoptildrop    119

Only been once but stayed in Blue

Pros

Near carparks if you arrive early enough, don't have to leave everything in tent

Plenty of loos - cleanish

Showers - cleanish

Food stalls remember 5-6

Charge points

Quite enough for kip but definately some life at night

High up if rains your not getting the worse of it!

Cons

Gets very busy, remember came back early friday evening and it was like Krypton factor assualt course

Shower queues ghastly I only went once at 6.15am (funny no queue) friend went 8.30ish gone for over 2hrs

Not super close to arena not massively bad but when drunk it seems so far... :rolleyes:

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shoptildrop    119
You always get loads of spiders in your tent :rolleyes:

I was in blue last year don't remember any spiders but saying that don't really bother me, although on the food like <_<

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Curtmeister    0

Been in red a few times but have opted for Orange last 3 years:

Orange

Pros

Very close to arena

Not too cramped

Has showers

Can get some kip if you want it

Cons

Very small so you have to get there early

Massive trek from car park

Its a thoroughfare to Grey campsite

Toilets are manky (like most places)

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I was in blue last year don't remember any spiders but saying that don't really bother me, although on the food like <_<

Must of just been where we camped then. they were in all the people around us tents aswell. maybe it was a nest :rolleyes:

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Grimmy    9
Must of just been where we camped then. they were in all the people around us tents aswell. maybe it was a nest :rolleyes:

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jagillham    0

Do they still do the grey campsite?! Well if they do (from my V05 experiance)

Quiet

Lots Of Space

Miles away from everything (car and stage)

The ground is like trying to pitch a tent on a patio! :rolleyes:

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lufcwls    1

I havent been for the last 2 years but whats happened to Green campsite????!!!!! That was always the best one!

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Steako    2
I havent been for the last 2 years but whats happened to Green campsite????!!!!! That was always the best one!

If someone puts up a review i will put in the details. Same goes for yellow too. No point for purple (vans), it's not like you have a choice.

Added last years map to the original post too.

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Grimmy    9

Someone review Green? Also where do coaches drop you off? Bus station? Pick up and drop off point?

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Steako    2
Someone review Green? Also where do coaches drop you off? Bus station? Pick up and drop off point?

Bus drop off point, it's on the map dude.

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Roobagnall    0

Just though id say that this is the best idea ever. your an absolute leg end!

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Gold

Pros

Spacious, there is room around your tent and you're not tripping over other peoples guide ropes.

Clean(er) toilets

Close to car park

Not noisy (in an offensive way)

Normally find that the crowd that inhabit Gold are pretty laid back and easy to get on with.

The ground is good for camping but there is a hill just before you get to the entrance to Red/Green

Cons

20 min walk from arena

I only found one set of food vans (was there any in other sites?)

Some people may find it too quiet

Pro's, it is were the love is at, Blind Mans porn

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