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Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« on: June 19, 2009 »

I'm hoping to take the small boy to Meelmore Lodge for his first camping trip tomorrow. If anyone is in the area and fancies a bit of chat around the BBQ (no fires!) they're more than welcome to join us.

Has anyone any experience of Meelmore? I've not been before. Their website doesn't work properly and doesn't even have a phone number.

http://www.meelmorelodge.co.uk/
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009 »

Crap. Someone has just pointed out that The Prodigy are playing to 15,000 people in Newcastle tonight so I don't know whether Meelmore will be full of nutters tomorrow. Has anyone any alternative suggestions for a campsite not around Newcastle that would be suitable for a 10 year olds first camping experience, ie somewhere that has a family atmosphere and toilets?

Thanks
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009 »

What abot Tullymore forrest I had my two year old there a few weeks ago it was dead on running water and toilets.

Castlewellen has a great forrest pack with camp site too.
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009 »

Worked out well in the end. I'll post a review and some pics when I get sorted out. I'm glad to say I have the 1st camping trip of the season under my belt :D YAY!
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009 »

Good to see you got your first trip done an dusted! I remeber my dad used to take us camping all the time, the whole family squezed into his old vango force 10! dont know how we did it and everytime we went it seemed to bucket endlesley! but he must have done somethin right cuz im hooked now!
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009 »

 hi jonno, was wondering how you got on at meelmore as im going next weekend with 3 very tiny people for their first camping trip!!!! Any advice about the place. Thank :) :)
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009 »

Hi Vicky. welcome to the forum.

You can read a full account of our escapades here:
http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=300.0

Feel free to post any questions you might have...
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009 »

Do you know if the Meelmore lodge people mind you using there car park if you go for an overnighter in the Mournes. Cause i've heard a lot of bad reports of cars being broken into in the public carpark before it?
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009 »

Thats what the carpark was originally designed for - they have a pay and display meter, I think its £4 a night (but don't quote me on that :D)
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Re: Camping - Meelmore Lodge
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2009 »

Happy dayz

Any time i've parked in the public one there seems to be awful lot of broken window glass. Don't fancy leavimg the car overnite there >:(
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