Sidmouth Folk Week 2009: Camping and motorhome options.
The official campsite at Bulverton was heavily occupied in 2009 but with many people opting to camp either in private gardens or at one of the commercial campsites around Sidmouth, where facilities are better. Sidmouth's Rugby Club and Cricket Club both took advantage of the week to have their usual complement of motorhomes on site.
There is scope for many more people in Sidmouth to take one or two motorhomes onto their driveways, especially near to the centre of town and near to the cycle path along the Byes from Sidford. Many couples with children value the safe and easy cycle ride into Sidmouth from these locations - it is far safer than using the official festival campsite.
|Sidmouth's Rugby club.
A few cars made it before the site was closed. In good weather there would have been a steady stream of cars with drivers eager to park in such a prime location.
Maybe next year!
Or maybe covered with tents....
|Motorhomes around the edge of Sidmouth's Rugby
It is unknown how many 'rules and regulations' are broken during Folk Week - just a pity some cannot be broken in respect of road signs too!
|Rain clouds overhead.
Some motorhomes parked on the cricket field have a prime view of the lashing waves - and occasionally of sunshine over an azure sea.
|About 35 motorhomes with many parked to take
advantage of the sea views and central location of Sidmouth's cricket club.
Charges were £30 per night.
Car parking was to be £10 per day - reduced in the afternoon - but the whole scheme had to be abandoned as early as the Saturday because of the state of the ground.
Much revenue would therefore have been lost - including perhaps some donation to the festival.
|Better luck next year chaps!|
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