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#6816 - 01/07/08 09:00 PM CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
tonyk Offline
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Registered: 16/02/04
Posts: 1033
Loc: UK
Holme Farm,Horton.

I was talking to a guy yesterday who had very negative experiences on this site.He was kept awake until 3pm by a bunch of drunks in a tent,which included the site owner,Mr Chris Sutcliffe.When he complained he was told to f*** off,as was a female teacher who was leading a group of DOE children.Another drunk threatened the teacher with violence.He ended up getting two hours sleep and had to abandon his Three Peaks walk.

So if you want a good nights sleep avoid this site like the plague.

[This message has been edited by tonyk (edited 01 July 2008).]

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#6817 - 02/07/08 07:59 PM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
Nick Mac Offline
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Registered: 27/07/06
Posts: 118
Loc: Cleckheaton
Ah, that campsite has had a reputation for years......

If the drunks don't wake you, the sheep will.

Ncck

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#6818 - 03/07/08 05:47 AM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Quote:
Originally posted by tonyk:
Holme Farm,Horton.

I was talking to a guy yesterday who had very negative experiences on this site.He was kept awake until 3pm by a bunch of drunks in a tent,which included the site owner,Mr Chris Sutcliffe.When he complained he was told to f*** off,as was a female teacher who was leading a group of DOE children.Another drunk threatened the teacher with violence.He ended up getting two hours sleep and had to abandon his Three Peaks walk.

So if you want a good nights sleep avoid this site like the plague.

[This message has been edited by tonyk (edited 01 July 2008).]



And owner Mr Chris Sutcliffe is said to be related to the infamous Peter Sutcliffe !

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#6819 - 03/07/08 09:12 AM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
shinsplints Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 76
Loc: north yorks
I stopped there last year when doing the Pennine way, Turned out to be the most expensive, and worst stop of the whole walk.
The filthy Shower block might of been acceptable to the owner not knowing any different, But i wished i had walked on and wild camped.

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#6820 - 17/07/08 01:58 AM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
tim smith Offline
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Registered: 28/10/06
Posts: 1054
Loc: england
re campsites
i wonder instead of slagging campsites off and getting too personal
could we just award them stars same as hotels
ie; a bad campsite would get no award
and leave it at that
ern

[This message has been edited by tim smith (edited 17 July 2008).]
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#6821 - 18/07/08 04:54 PM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON
Lounge Lizard Offline
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Quote:
Originally posted by tim smith:
re campsites
i wonder instead of slagging campsites off and getting too personal
could we just award them stars same as hotels
ie; a bad campsite would get no award
and leave it at that
ern
[This message has been edited by tim smith (edited 17 July 2008).]


And some foul-mouthed camper who lives in a pig-sty might then award Holme Farm five stars and we would all then be misled.



[This message has been edited by Lounge Lizard (edited 18 July 2008).]

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#43173 - 29/08/08 03:26 PM Re: CAMPSITE WARNING:HORTON [Re: Lounge Lizard]
jgibbison Offline
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Registered: 29/08/08
Posts: 8
I stayed at holme farm. Met some great people there and I thought the site was ok. if you want nice showers and soft toilet paper go to a hotel or go wild camping although it'd be interesting to see how you'd get your own shower in your rucksack!

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