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leadbaloon
06-16-2004, 02:16 AM
Hi,

Slightly off topic, but does anyone here who attends or has attended the Flying Legends airshow at Duxford know whether there are camping facilities on site, or close by.

This is my first time going and my wife wants to book a campsite pitch, just to be safe; but the one she's got in mind is about five miles away. Anyone know of anything closer?

Thanks

leadbaloon
06-16-2004, 02:16 AM
Hi,

Slightly off topic, but does anyone here who attends or has attended the Flying Legends airshow at Duxford know whether there are camping facilities on site, or close by.

This is my first time going and my wife wants to book a campsite pitch, just to be safe; but the one she's got in mind is about five miles away. Anyone know of anything closer?

Thanks

ELEM
06-16-2004, 03:07 AM
Try the "Camping" link on the website.

http://www.militaryairshows.co.uk/ven3.htm

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leadbaloon
06-16-2004, 03:49 AM
Thanks Elem, unfortunately that page is for the air tattoo at Fairford, and the camping link is to facilities near there. The Duxford page on the site doesn't have a camping link, so maybe there aren't any. That strikes me as kind of odd though, seeing as it's a two day event.

Anyone else know anything about it?

WhiskeyBravo
06-16-2004, 04:09 AM
You could take a look at the village website at www.duxford.co.uk (http://www.duxford.co.uk) There is a link to local accomodation etc.

Hope that helps.

WB.

leadbaloon
06-16-2004, 04:29 AM
Thanks WhiskeyBravo, but I've seen that site and it's accomodation section amounts to a few guest houses and it's camping facilities that I want. I've checked the campsite listings on the net too, which is where we found the campsite a few miles away.

I suppose what I want to know specifically is whether or not there are temporary facilities which are put in place for the show on, or near, the site. Maybe someone who's been before would know, or would know of something within walking distance.

Huxley_S
06-16-2004, 05:29 AM
http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/leisure/TICWEB/camps1.html

There's one on this page that says it's 3 miles from the Museum.

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Nanuk66
06-16-2004, 05:43 AM
TBH m8 , i dont think theres that much in walking distance of Duxford. Theres a few villages scattered about obviously with B&B's in it but they are usually fully booked a long time b4 as you can prolly guess.

Ive never noticed a camping site on the way down the M11 near to Duxford either, but it seems strange to me that there wouldnt be one at least.

I would recommend looking for a site anywhere north of Duxford (M11/A14) or SE/E cambridge. I know theres a camping facilities around Fenstanton/St Ives area but im not sure if thats caravan only. The Park and ride facilities that Duxford have are very good and it would only be a 20min drive from St Ives area to get to the park and ride.

Thats how i get to the Duxford air shows and its soo handy. Although i do live only in P'boro.

Sorry i cant be more help.

leadbaloon
06-16-2004, 05:52 AM
Huxley, thanks for that link. I'll check them out. see if I can get a booking. 3 miles isn't too bad.

NaNuk, I was fearing that may be the case, due to the lack of information regarding camping at the event either on the IWM website, or coming up on google. I just thought that they may offer facilities like you'd get at a big concert or something. I've come across a couple of campsites around St Ives, which I'd dismissed as too far, but if the park and ride's okay, then maybe I'll reconsider.

Thanks for the help.

NorrisMcWhirter
06-16-2004, 09:53 AM
Hi,

On a slightly different note, which day are people going on? Is one day usually better than the other?

Cheers,
Norris

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Taylortony
06-16-2004, 12:46 PM
I would check this out for accomodation

http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00d002007001