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Wowbagger

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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2018, 01:45:27 pm »
I may be there - it's the weekend before I bugger off to Pembrokeshire for a  fortnight. Could be good walking practice.

Rather saddened by re-reading Pancho's post upthread.
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Regulator

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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2018, 01:49:59 pm »
I may be able to do part of this if you'll have me Mr Forrest....
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 09:34:34 am »
Just booked Thursday & Friday off work, so should be down for this.
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 09:59:47 am »
Will probably have to be the Friday evening onwards for me. Having work done in house that week.
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RichForrest

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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 10:31:43 am »
Been thinking about updating this, just not got a round tuit!

Planning to have some wood delivered and have a fire as per previous camps.
Nothing exciting planned for the daytimes, you can decide to do what you want. Whether that be visit the village, walk a bit of the ridgeway, cycle further afield or just sit in the field and chill out.
Sat night barbecue set up where people can bring their own food to cook (fire cooking also available) if wanted.
We will have a gazebo for other picnic type food (salad etc). If you want to bring bring something along to add to the table and share it you'd be most welcome.

I will contact the site to confirm fees but I think it's as below

C&CC Members
Adult (16 years +) £6.50
Children 5-15 yrs inc. £3
Children under 5 yrs  £1.50

Non-Members
Adult (16 years +) £8
Children 5-15 yrs inc.  £4
Children under 5 yrs  £2

Visitors: £1 adult/50p child per day.
Gazebos/party tents: £3 per night
Car Parking: £2 per day, non campers (ie those wishing to park for day to go walking/cycling)


Rich

Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2018, 09:39:51 pm »
Train tickets to Oxford booked.  :-)
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2018, 03:00:35 pm »
Just need to find a round tuit and fit my new brakes. Just need to decide if it's one long day or two shorter ones to get there.
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2018, 07:32:23 pm »
Looking at this one and thinking that I shall spread myself over a few days. It would be nice to chill in my tent for a few and I haven't camped since August. Looking forward. I may have a couple of friends along.
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Steph

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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2018, 07:55:25 pm »
Just looked at the Oxford Tube fares for the run up to Lewknor, and as I had my own 60th on Friday I am now classified as a 'Senior' with reduced fares. Yay!
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 03:03:36 pm »
That's what you call forward planning .
i'de be on for that Rich if i get another touring bike by then.
i really enjoyed the fellclub  meet few years back.
is watlington far from your place.
put me on the  wishlist.

anto.

I have been trying to get anto to come over for this by giving him a couple of options where I meet up with him. So far he has not said he would come over from Ireland. Some of you try and help persuade him.
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018, 08:35:06 pm »
Anto it is a very nice location.

there will be beer

friends old and new

Some old people like Rich.

and food

and silliness

and conversation

and bonfires

and red kites

and more food

and star gazing

riding recuments downhill, and occasionaly  being able to turn them.

and more beer

and possibly some cycling through rather attractive villages and ancient pathways.

You should come, you would enjoy yourself.
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2018, 09:23:09 pm »
Anto it is a very nice location.

there will be beer

friends old and new

Some old people like Rich Canardly.

and food

and silliness

and conversation

and bonfires

and red kites

and more food

and star gazing

riding recuments downhill, and occasionaly  being able to turn them.

and more beer

and possibly some cycling through rather attractive villages and ancient pathways.

You should come, you would enjoy yourself.

FTFY.    :demon:

Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2018, 09:25:53 pm »
Says retired pensioner ^^^^^ :smug:
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2018, 09:28:52 pm »
EARLY retired old man.   :D

Steph

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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2018, 12:36:34 am »
Well, I am looking at the Oxford Tube website and I now qualify for a senior fare!
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2018, 12:43:51 am »
The whole of June? Quite a party!

The linked event is more specific: 2018-06-07 - 2018-06-10

Was interested apart from being in Ironbridge.  :(
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2018, 05:09:00 pm »
I've only just twigged that this is in Watlington, which is close to Oxford (about 16 miles or so). Which is where I live (if you hadn't already guessed...). The missus has previously expressed an interested in doing a not too ambitious "warm-up" ride that weekend for the BHF London to Brighton ride* we're doing the following weekend (yes I know it's not exactly an audax, but we're a bit out of our usual shape, though did at least manage Oxford to Birmingham, loaded, over 2 days last Bank Holiday), so perhaps I can convince her to conflate that with this, though may just have to be a day visit (probably Saturday), as we have quite a lot on at the moment, though we do like camping.

As a relatively new YACFer, don't think I've ever actually met any of you in person, apart from possibly a few of the more local usual suspects (e.g.  chriscross1966, he of the many outrageously-customised Bromptons, if he's going), so am not sure if a random visitation from myself and the missus would be welcome or not? Also, what to expect?

My current steeds are a Hewitt Cheviot SE and a Brompton M6R-X, both dark green - would probably travel to Watlington on the former.

* See: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=107670.0
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2018, 05:40:07 pm »
Yes, do come and say hello!

Expect a rally field full of friendly randoms (some of whom have bikes), who don't recognise you but who don't know everyone else, either.  There are going to be people who know RichForrest from various places, not just YACF.  I'm predicting it'll be like a less formal(!) version of clarion and Butterfly's wedding, which is to say bikes and tents of all shapes and sizes, certainly BEER, likely CAKE, possibly FIRE, children running around, red kites circling, BBQ, loitering within tent when it rains, that sort of thing.  There will probably be groups wandering off elsewhere for walks, bike rides, pubs, cafes, soft play, emergency visits to outdoor shops, etc. over the course of the weekend.

Probably safe to assume that you're going to have a conversation or two about whether your name's actually 'Guy', after that time we were all shocked to discover that essexian was called Ian and came from Essex...  :facepalm:
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2018, 06:53:14 pm »
Yes come and meet us   :thumbsup:
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2018, 07:27:19 pm »
If you are planning to camp, bring earplugs.... ;)
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2018, 08:17:04 pm »
And bring your frying pan!
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2018, 11:21:54 pm »
Probably safe to assume that you're going to have a conversation or two about whether your name's actually 'Guy', after that time we were all shocked to discover that essexian was called Ian and came from Essex...  :facepalm:

It's not 'Guy' :-)

I'm also not originally from Oxford, but I have lived here for 22 years, which probably counts.

It all sounds very pleasant, would probably be most fun if we're able to camp overnight, but may not be feasible for us.
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Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2018, 11:24:27 pm »
And bring your frying pan!

I will do if I've managed to procure one to my exacting requirements by then :-)
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RichForrest

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Re: Watlington camping June (7th - 11th)
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2018, 01:39:16 pm »
So am not sure if a random visitation from myself and the missus would be welcome or not? Also, what to expect?


Yes, come along, All are welcome  :)
Hopefully will be as Kim says above.
There will be people from here some from the ALC and some family also.

Rich

Re: Watlington camping June 2018 (Yes that date is correct!)
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2018, 01:59:14 pm »
And bring your frying pan!
or even better, don't bring a frying pan but look to see what everyone else is using and see what suits you.  :)
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