/ Summer Peak UKC meet/booze-up/gritfest/campathon
Peak based means everyone is catered for with grit routes of all grades within easy access, bouldering too with Burbage and Plantation mere minutes away. Sport is down the road at Horseshit <sorry - shoe> and limestone trad down the river at Stoney, High Tor, Wildcat etc. Great walking to be found in any direction and pubs and shops down the road at Hathersage.
Although Mrs W doesn't climb I expect she'll want to come too just to banter the climbers so bring partners/wifes/husbands/slaves if too they want to get away for the weekend and meet new people and have a laugh.
I propose Friday 28th June to Monday 1st July. I realise many folks would only be able to do the Sat & Sun but thats no problem. All 4 days or just 1 day, you decide, I'll be there for all 4.
If I can get some numbers over the next week or so I'll contact North Lees and prime them up. They may need us 'picnicers' to book their pitch directly but I'm sure this won't be a problem for anyone.
Don't worry about grades, I'm sure we can pair up like for like on the day at the crag and if this turns out to be highly populated 15+ say we should consider splitting up rather than all crowding the same areas. Those tw*ts at UKC hate that sort of thing and they'll be slagging us off for weeks...
Ah a few weeks later and I'd be along. But have a guddun!
North Lees tends to be prety rammed in summer... why not a quieter venue with less effect on normal visitors??
I'm in but day trippin' rather than camping.
I say let's take over Lawrencefield for the day and put up topropes EVERYWHERE. :-)
If that's the plan I'll fly home for the day ;-)
That is SO the plan :-)
Fair point - is there a site that will take a block booking (and that will also take dogs?)
I have consulted. I am up for a meet, and I will be bringing not only Lotta the evil pointer, but Mr TC too. Apparently.
I'd love to get involved!!!!
That's no way to talk about tall clare!
Looking forward to it
Lets do two weeks in the PD, a month in the lakes, and the rest of the year in Scotland.
Could end up being fun...........
I'll pencil it in and check at work tomorrow.
Had a priorities change and I'm in.
I'd be keen to get involved in this.
I've created a facebook 'event' but can't post a link here just yet, I'm at work and FB is blocked.
Would it be possible to keep this topic live on here also?,as I don't do Facebook.
Everyone, please feel free to use this thread for a campsite discussion.
Our choices are:
1- North Lees - Handy for Stanage, bit of a hike to Hathersage if going to the pub.
2- Coopers @ Edale - handy for the pub, 15 min drive at least from Stanage but perfect for Kinder grit? Campsite can get rowdy.
3- Eric Bynes - handy for Birchen <walking distance> and the Robin hood pub but a bit out of the way from shops etc. Site is basic.
4- The one Blue Straggler has suggested, I've never been so can't comment.
5- Any other one you know of.
> I've created a facebook 'event' but can't post a link here just yet, I'm at work and FB is blocked.
> Would it be possible to keep this topic live on here also?,as I don't do Facebook.
Only problem I foresee is that people would have to be friends with you and/or Blanchie to be kept updated.
Don't you worry, I'll keep everyone updated on this thread :-)
Yea do it! you injured ATM?? It'd be good to see you anyway even if you can't climb. BBQ and beer far more important than climbing anyway!
Yea thats cool John, the more the merrier!
People, we have another campsite option to consider. The big one at Birchover. Ok, not as close to the crags as other mentioned but it'd swallow 20 or 30 of us without any problem at all. Within walking distance is a shop and 2 pubs. Red lion and the druid inn. Cratcliffe is 5 mins away, eastern grit and matlock limestone both 30 mins away, dovedale is perhaps 45 mins plus walking time. Matlock and Bakewell both 15 mins away. There is also a camping barn/hut there if you can't be arsed to bring a tent! This site does get busy although room shouldn't be a problem.
I don't think Alyson can climb OR drink at the moment!
"The one I suggested" was Hardhurst.
We posted at the same time. Birchover is the obvious choice, I forgot all about it. Maybe I can try a headpoint of Suicide Wall as a single pitch. Will wear a nappy in prep for the top half :-)
Birchover is evil though, the bacon butty van has its pitch between the tents and the bogs so you can't go for morning ablutions without being challenged to resist the waft of lovely pig shavings frying in the summer breeze.....mmmm is it lunchtime yet?
> I don't think Alyson can climb OR drink at the moment!
This is so true, I'm going to be no fun at all! However I do a great line in well-timed abuse... sorry, encouragement... when people are floundering at a crux, and it's important that Futurebaby learns a good vocabulary :)
> Yea do it! you injured ATM?? It'd be good to see you anyway even if you can't climb. BBQ and beer far more important than climbing anyway!
I'm pregnant which is like being injured but with more people getting cross with me if I do something daring like lift a box.
Like some of the other 'locals' I'll most likely pop along to say hello, may even attempt to climb something but won't be camping. It'll be nice to meet folk. :o)
I'm guessing this has been dismissed now anyway, but a quick heads up in case - the Robin Hood is a pretty poor pub these days.
Probably a silly suggestion, but there is often (very basic) camping unofficially available to boozers at the Three Stags Heads at Wardlow. It's a *wonderful* little pub to drink in. (Unless you're a lager drinker: http://www.whitebeertravels.co.uk/images/3stags_nokeg.jpg )
> We posted at the same time. Birchover is the obvious choice, I forgot all about it. Maybe I can try a headpoint of Suicide Wall as a single pitch. Will wear a nappy in prep for the top half :-)
And when that fails you can give me a shout off the subs bench ;-)
I'd say the Robin Hood has improved in some respects as the miserable landlord has gone. It was only ever OK for food or beer but a good group venue as it has a hikers bar. The Three Stags is a bonkers choice for ordinary UKC folk... very much an aquired taste.
> Birchover is evil though, the bacon butty van has its pitch between the tents and the bogs so you can't go for morning ablutions without being challenged to resist the waft of lovely pig shavings frying in the summer breeze.....mmmm is it lunchtime yet?
Yes, in my experience it is a busy site and likely to be host to drunken dads vs lasses footy matches, dance music and lots of beer swilling. that said, I've never had any problems there but it could be a little loud at night
There are no "ordinary" UKC folk! ;o)
But yes, no doubt you're right.
> Yes, in my experience it is a busy site and likely to be host to drunken dads vs lasses footy matches, dance music and lots of beer swilling.
I only meant "evil" as a tongue in cheek comment re: bacon :-)
Only had good experiences there but I know what you mean. Their overspill field is huge, could ask specifically to be put there. I don;t think late night noise will be that much of an issue, the UKC lot will be up talking crap into the small hours anyway
> Don't you worry, I'll keep everyone updated on this thread :-)
Thank you :-)
I'm up for the cup that weekend.
> 2- Coopers @ Edale - handy for the pub, 15 min drive at least from Stanage but perfect for Kinder grit? Campsite can get rowdy.
> 3- Eric Bynes - handy for Birchen <walking distance> and the Robin hood pub but a bit out of the way from shops etc. Site is basic.
> 4- The one Blue Straggler has suggested, I've never been so can't comment.
> 5- Any other one you know of.
You have forgotten Birchover campsite. It is big, tolerates large noisy groups and is right next to a pub. And all climbing isn't too far away.
Great stuff. No pressure until its time for us all to book the campsite and even then folks can still enjoy a day trip(s) or sort their own campsite
Sounds a good plan. I'll come along as a daytripper, and I'll most likely be armed with my 5 year old. She should be ready to onsight FBD by now.
GO GIRL! onsighting VS at just 5 years old ;-)
Just thought - I'm not going to have any transport with me (baggage allowance isn't what it used to be).
If there needs to be drives to climbing from the campsite will anyone have extra?
Kind regards thanks cheers.
What is it you are asking here? It don't make any sense to me! Where the hell are you anyway? I thought you were in shefield or somesuch??
what ya after, gear or car space to the crags? Either shouldn't be a problem
Haha, I've just read what I wrote. I must have been half asleep. Car space if possible!
I am in Sweeeden.
At the very least I'm up for a day trip - I'll keep an eye on final details.
As I said on FB, i'm interested. Not sure if I'll stay yet, don't own small tent just gaint sized tent! Might stay in comfy B&B or bunk. Better check I can come first.
Should be fun:-)
shall pop along, I live locally so won't need to camp. should be fun.
At work at the moment and i can't get on FB as its blocked here boo!
I would love to come along, but I will probably arrange day tripping with Ava Adore......... if she'll let me! :-)
alooker - got your deets, cheers, you'll be added to the email group
Don't appear to have your email addy on the list dodger, PM me when you get a minute pls!
> I would love to come along, but I will probably arrange day tripping with Ava Adore......... if she'll let me! :-)
Fcuk off ;-)
Just to bump this back to the top....
The first meet newsletter has just gone out asking all to choose a campsite. If anyones wants to join in the fun please PM me your email addy, user name and real name. I'll add you to the email group.
If anyone on the group email hasn't voted for the campsite yet, please do so as the survey comes down tomorrow at midnight!
Is "Spain" an option?
Can there be a 'The Voice' type voting in which we're all blindfolded and the campsite owner sings at is about their campsite then we have to chose?
> Is "Spain" an option?
If only Ava, if only :-)
Thats quite a good idea!!
Well 66% of the vote has gone to Hardhurst Farm in Hope. I'll give them a bell tomorrow and find out costs and booking etc.
Not too late to join in if anyone has missed the original post, please PM me your email, UKC user name and real name and I'll add you to the group mailing list.
Newsletter 3 has just gone out. Please PM me if you'd like adding!
Hardhurst farm were pretty hard to get hold of so this is a few days late but we are sorted now. I've spoken to the site and they have provisionally booked us space for 10 to 15 tents. In a month or so when everyone knows for definite that they are going, I'll collect final numbers and confirm the booking with the site. I imagine there will still be lee-way so extra nights, number changes etc will be okay. I've also confirmed that dogs are welcome on the site which they are and campervans are welcome too. You'll need to book an electric hook up nearer the time though if you want one. Camping prices are simply £5 per person per night, a little more for a van I'd have thought (sorry I forgot to ask about van prices!)
I've booked good weather with sunshine and a slight westerly breeze and I'm waiting on an email from the environment agency - I've asked them to delay the annual midge release until mid July so fingers crossed....
I'm probably banned (it's been 6 years and sufficently rehabilitated) but may potter along for the day.
Always nice to put UKC names to faces etc.
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