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Abbey Wood Caravan and Motorhome Club site to the east of London and within the M25 (and in the London Low Emission Zone so I felt very superior in my new Euro6 motorhome!) is a delight. The site is so rural and quiet and only 800m from the train station – soon to be Crossrail – and a mere 270m from the bus stop that you have to pinch yourself to remember you’re in London. 

Open All Year, 108 pitches (mostly hard standing) and 60 tent pitches it is unsurprisingly very popular and has an international visitor clientele much like Durham Grange and Edinburgh.

By way of a change I went home via the Woolwich Free Ferry and skirted Beckton and the London City Airport. This is home territory for me and just occasionally I can do without the M25 and the Dartford Crossing. The truth is I have an aversion to going home the way I came so must always have a Plan B. Faye gives me a patient, knowing look to humour me. Similarly I am not entirely certain she is convinced by the addition of a forward facing camera on the motorhome. I claim it is a sensible defensive measure but Faye thinks it may possibly be more to do with my love of gadgets and technology.

Either way, Abbey Wood is a joy and is looking loved and cared for.

Christopher Macgowan