Author Topic: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019  (Read 355 times)

Wowbagger

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Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« on: April 06, 2019, 02:25:26 pm »
Arising out of the Mildenhall thread, I suggested this campsite as an alternative.

Being the altruistic individual that I am, I have decided to give it a trial run over the weekend of 11th/12th May. I may well book 3 nights (Fri-Sat-Sun) for myself as the Sodding Trains never seem to work between Southend and the Rest of the World at weekends - at at least, the Southend Vic-Lpoo St line doesn't and that's the one that links to the Ipswich & Norwich routes. It would appear that trains from London to Ipswich will be running perfectly satisfactorily, according the information currently available.

It's £10 for a small tent of up to 2 people arriving by bike and there's a minimum of 2 nights' booking. The guy I spoke to was quite happy for us to cram small tents onto a single pitch (he reckoned a pitch would take up to 5 small tents). It's more for people arriving by car.

If anyone would like to join me, company would be very welcome. Day rides for Saturday and Sunday can easily be arranged. It's pretty decent countryside round there. I would think that sea swimming at Shingle Street in May would be thermally challenging, to say the least.

I looked at the possibility of booking the previous (Bank Hol) weekend, but their website says they are fully booked.
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Kim

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Re: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 02:27:44 pm »
I have a prior camping engagement with the Usual Suspects, but await your report with interest...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 02:28:23 pm »
According to the Google map on the website, they're in France!  ;D :facepalm:
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Re: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 11:35:19 am »
Sadly I'm taking Mum & Sis to London on that weekend.
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Re: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 02:44:35 pm »
It seems I might not be available for this after all. I have a hospital appointment on Friday which will impinge. Has anyone else made any commitments?
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Re: Shottisham weekend - 11th/12th May 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 11:30:00 am »
Waiting on contractors for various bits at home so couldn't commit.
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