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Old 09 February 2019, 03:05   #1
Country: UK - England
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RIBBING and Camping

Hi everyone,

Thinking ahead to the warmer months, canít wait to get out on our Navigator 570 and do some fishing.

Does anyone know of places in the UK (ideally southern half) where you can moor up at the end of a days fishing and camp within walking distance and BBQ and chill out?

Have found Ridge Farm Camping which is next to the marina in Ridge, Dorset. Does anyone know of anywhere else where you can combine ribbing and camping?

Would need a local launch site obv as well 🤔

Thanks in advance for any tips


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Old 09 February 2019, 10:57   #2
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Anywhere north of Hadrian's wall you can generally do this. Although technically the wild camping rules are to access without power... No sure if that means you can paddle the Rib ashore . But in reality if you cruise to somewhere where no-one can see you and leave no sign when you are gone no-one will bat an eye lid.

Take a look at some of the Cruises. And the Gurnard's posts for what you can achieve if you are up for the challenge!

In Englandshire, the rules aren't so flexible, but also there are less obvious sheltered spots out of sight to camp. So you might be looking for a proper camp site.

Do you need a pontoon if you go from somewhere else? Or can you anchor // pick up a mooring... And get ashore somehow?

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Old 09 February 2019, 14:21   #3
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Porthkerris in Cornwall has mooring areas and on beach camping. There are plenty of places in the Torquay, Plymouth, Falmouth area where you can moor and camp but you'll need the car to get from marina to tent.

Works well though.

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Old 09 February 2019, 17:07   #4
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Head north. +1

As ShineyShoe said.
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Old 09 February 2019, 17:18   #5
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Calshot has camping and overnight mooring. BUT you have to join a waiting list and sleep over a minimum number of nights or they kick you out. Direct access to the Solent mind
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