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Old 31 March 2004, 09:34   #1
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Lundy Island

I wonder if any of you with knowledge of the area can help me. I'm planning a trip here in June and will be trailing the boat down to North Devon............somewhere.

I need to find a suitable launch site (for a normal saloon car) with a car park nearby where I can leave the car and trailer for 3 days.....without picking up a ticket!!

Looking at Boatlaunch, Appledore looks OK assuming I can park for long periods.

Any suggestions??

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Old 31 March 2004, 11:47   #2
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Hi Clarky - and Hectic!

Never been by rib, but have been many times from Bristol as crew on a youth training vessel.

So its another place on my hit list of places to visit from Rib

Are you camping on the island?

The Island does now have a very nice jetty arrangement (coutesy of the lottery) but the large tidal ranges may make it difficult to moor up for long periods (overnight)

Any questions on the island let me know... sorry don't know much about launch sites. - When you have some info let me know and we might join you !

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Rib International organized a cruise there last year and an interesting story was featured in one of the 2003 issues . Suggest you look it up

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Was working up that way last summer with the BBC on a couple of 6m RIBs based in Ilfracombe - not saying it was the best place but convenient for all the locations we were working in - the harbour drys out but many places do up there with the big tidal range.

Carefull of all the debris in the water - had to come back from Clovelly at midnight and it was a nightmare - logs and all sorts of stuff barely visible - especially at night!

Liked Lundy a lot - very peacefull and a nice pub!
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Clarky,
I have used the Appledore slip many times (Pictures on my website) and also to Lundy. If going from Appledore take care when going over the Bideford Bar. Stick strictly to the bouyed channel. In bad weather the bar can be very dangerous.

Not sure you would be able to leave your car in the carpark for three days, I can find out if you like as I have a friend who lives there.

Ilfracombe is another good slip which is shared with the RLNI. You will not have to worry about crossing the Bideford bar if you launch from there. Again the parking is a bit of a nightmare if you have a trailer.

Let me know if you need any more info
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Many thanks for the comment guys.

Jools- no, we're not camping, it's a 50th birthday treat for my mate who's a keen wildlife enthusiast so were 'living it up' in a castle keep cottage.

Andre - thanks, I've read the article it's been very useful.

Cookee/ JCW - thanks for the comments ref Ilfracombe. If you could ask your friend about the parking I'd be grateful.

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Clarky,
Appledore car park charge 1.60 per day, or 7 per week. You will need a seperate ticket for your car and trailer.
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Clarky,
Appledore car park charge 1.60 per day, or 7 per week. You will need a seperate ticket for your car and trailer.
Great, thanks for your help.
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