UK Camping Meetup August 26th 2011

Just musing on a new idea for a UK meet, in, say July/August 2011, this time camping somewhere. No ideas where or what to do, apart from integrating some of the camping 'ibles and outdoor-sy ibles.

Any interest in the concept ?


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steveastrouk (author) 5 years ago
Right, Venue is Holly Bush camp site near Hay on Wye in Herefordshire, Friday 26th August until whenever - come for the weekend or longer.

gmjhowe5 years ago
Perhaps the Peak District would make for a nice central place? I know of a field round the back of Mam Tor near Castleton?

No idea for what we could do, might be fun to get materials, rods, etc, and built our own communal shelter for the weekend? Having got normal tents to hide/sleep in?
does it have trees
it has to other wise i cant climb them
or else there will be a consiquence
The consequence being you will have to do without climbing trees...

(For some reason, this reminds me very strongly of Winnie-the-Pooh...)
Dibs on being Wol!
Oh, that fits. :D
*chuckle*, not having "read" the books, but having seen all the shows and animations, I didn't know he spelled it that way, cute.
im definately being poo wait im mean pooh XC
Can we call you Pooh Face?
steveastrouk (author)  Lithium Rain5 years ago
So, are you coming Kanga ?
Ha, I wish...
lemonie gmjhowe5 years ago
Can we dig latrines?

Kiteman lemonie5 years ago
IIRC, the soil is only a few inches deep...
lemonie Kiteman5 years ago


Kiteman lemonie5 years ago
Maybe you could bring a hammer and chisel?

(I could be wrong about the soil - I used to live a few miles from Mam Tor, but I never walked much up there.)

Kiteman gmjhowe5 years ago
Definitely an acceptable option from this end.

(@ Steve - the idea I had probably won't pan out.)
Biggsy5 years ago
Oh I am so in! I teach Survival for my Scout district, so I'm well up for a jaunt out I'bbling with you guys
steveastrouk (author)  Biggsy5 years ago
Added to the collaborative Ible and link sent !

jonnybo1115 years ago
we could make bibiwacks
steveastrouk (author)  jonnybo1115 years ago
BIVOUACS you illiterate clod !
hey im only 14...
Ah, the traditional British approach to parenting...
I'll notify the solicitors in the morning to have to young lad disinherited.

Actually, it's one of the great joys of being a parent, like when your kid goes up on the world stage, forgets one of their lines in the annual school theatrical performance and shouts into the microphone, "OH CRA..."....wait, who were we talking about again? 
When is she getting her own account...?
She just squeaked past 12.
Tsk, tsk, Steve. You should Be Nice to the young man. After all, he's just another user; it's not like he's your....oh, wait. Never mind...
(Ahem, bivouacs, and you won't get Kitewife into one.)
Jayefuu5 years ago
I'm in :)

Request: a campsite with a few boulders near by?
Kiteman Jayefuu5 years ago
For climbing? You'll have a certain Cardboard Warrior on your tail...
Jayefuu Kiteman5 years ago
Absolutely. Ha, he can come, so long as he doesn't thwack me with any cardboard war implements.
Kiteman Jayefuu5 years ago
How about cardboard crampons?
Jayefuu Kiteman5 years ago
Ice?! In August? He's welcome bring a cardboard parasol to keep the rock cool and the friction up.
Kiteman Jayefuu5 years ago
Spiked feet are cooler than any girly umbrella.
Jayefuu Kiteman5 years ago
Good join I have these then:

That would mess up your hard wood floors for sure LOL
Kiteman Jayefuu5 years ago

They would certainly impress somebody, if he wasn't in bed now.
Jayefuu Jayefuu5 years ago
steveastrouk (author) 5 years ago
I've set up the usual collaborative 'ible for all those wanting to come.

A link would be nice...
steveastrouk (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Check your collaborations now.


I didn't know it did that!
jonnybo1115 years ago
how about scotland
Kiteman5 years ago
A quick poll reveals all four members of Family Kite are "well up for it". We may even have spare tents (I'd need to check them - the last time we used out largest tent it blew inside-out and may have a couple of splintered poles).

Please be aware that the last week of July and first week of August are completely unavailable due to prior bookings.

steveastrouk (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Plenty of notice for this one, let the ideas stew for a bit. Its so far in the future there shouldn't be any scheduling problems for most of us.

lizzyastro5 years ago
I pretty much have to come along :-) Sounds like a good idea and would be fun.

lemonie5 years ago