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Wales Holiday 2012

Post  SUMB on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:12 pm

Before you all start moaning about the fact we haven't got 2011 finished with yet but Colette must get her holiday request form in by the 1st of October Mad

Can I suggest that we aggree on July 28th through to August 5th?

There were suggestions that we look for somewhere new for next year, still in Wales but further north. This has yet to be looked into fully.

Please either post or PM me, Chris, or James if you have other dates that you feel would be more suitable.

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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  Mk3rob on Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:39 pm

Go for it Chaz

I dont know what my shift pattern is next year, but i can work around it.

N Wales sounds good.
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  Mutstar on Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:01 am

Not to get too up on my soapbox this early in the morning but its hard enough to make south wales for us southern scampers why push it further out of reach?
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:04 pm

Mutstar wrote:Not to get too up on my soapbox this early in the morning but its hard enough to make south wales for us southern scampers why push it further out of reach?

It doesn't seem to matter where we have a scamp event it's the same group of people almost everytime. Hastings this year was a prime example. with the exception of Chris and John & Jan from down south it was all Midlanders that stayed on the camp site.

There were a few southerners that popped in to say hi over the holiday but where were all the southern members that always moan about nothing in there area? well they didn't show up and they never do. simple as that.

besides, we tend to go where the person who can be bothered to organise the event likes to go. I like Wales, Chris likes Hastings, where do you fancy organising an event? Wink
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  Mutstar on Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:44 pm

I'm purely speaking on mine and mk1 daves behalf, we both use our scamps as daily runners and whilst I do enjoy a good run the stress on the motors can be a problem but its more a case that as petrol climbs, trips to the midlands becomes more difficult, I've been lucky enough to meet Wezgit and Mk3 Rob at a show and Lyn and Tony actually came to visit me which was nice but that's still a small amount of scampers. I appreciate that a majority of scampers are from the midlands (must be something in the water) but id certainly love to attend every scamp event and south wales is lovely (plus the mam in law lives there) but north wales would be too far in my eyes. Ok I'm done lol
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  SUMB on Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:53 pm

Hi Mutstar,

The suggestion of North Wales was knocked about this year at Tywyn and is not set in stone. We are not looking to exclude people, exactly the opposite. I'm in Lincoln and it takes me about 6 hours to get to Tywyn 4 up and fully loaded and North Wales wouldn't save me much on time. It's a weeks holiday so I'm not too bothered if South Wales adds a couple more hours to the journey. It's all about the company and the site for me.

To be perfectly honest I am only aware of very few criteria for a proposed holiday site.

Mainly close proximity to a good quality beach for swimming and paddling. I personally like steam trains, not bothered about the guage, just a good length of track. Touristy bits are good too. I am sure everyone else has one specific thing they are looking for. I know that Red Leader likes to go mountain biking and is prepared to drive to somewhere as long as it's not too many miles away.

As the destination has not yet been set any suggestions are more than welcome, but it will ultimately be down to someone doing the organisation for their chosen site. We have repeatedly gone back to Tywyn because it is a nice pitch, they know us and are happy for tents, caravans and trailer tents to be pitched all together, and no-one else has bothered to sort anywhere else.
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  ZED on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:41 am

Are there any more details on this holiday yet? We're looking to join you for the last weekend. sunny

Elaine&Reg Smile
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:53 pm

[quote]Not to get too up on my soapbox this early in the morning but its hard enough to make south wales for us southern scampers why push it further out of reach?

We used to have some good holidays in Tavistock and Glastonbury,then it'll be a sod of a long way to go for everyone! Stopped at an excellent little village near Tavistock with the Scampers called "Chipshop" there was also a pub,with a skittle alley,in the Village called the Chipshop Inne and on the wall outside it had written "alcohol induced,brain cells reduced!", just a thought.

Picture below of a ford near Glastonbury;

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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  Regsmonster on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:15 pm

Sod wales, lets go Cromer! Very Happy
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:00 pm

There's a lovely village in north west leicestershire that would be worth a look. the pubs aren't bad either. Laughing
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  ZED on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:10 pm

Regsmonster wrote:Sod wales, lets go Cromer! Very Happy
You wind up merchant Nah, how about Silecroft? So I can visit my Mum's side of the family... is that far enough? Laughing

wezgit daan saaf wrote:Stopped at an excellent little village near Tavistock with the Scampers called "Chipshop" there was also a pub,with a skittle alley,in the Village called the Chipshop Inne and on the wall outside it had written "alcohol induced,brain cells reduced!", just a thought.
Now called The Copper Penny Inn apparently. Smile


TRR Motorsport wrote:There's a lovely village in north west leicestershire that would be worth a look. the pubs aren't bad either. Laughing
Sorry, that's a bit far for us to travel.....

E. Wink
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  ZED on Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:24 am

Meant to say that I've booked the 2nd & 3rd off work ready for this magical mystery tour. Very Happy

Where ever it might take us,
Elaine. Laughing
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:40 pm

Lands End to John O'groats,that'll sort 'em out!
Seriously though,family commitments has meant that over the last 15 or so years I havn't been to a Scamping holliday,plus the fact her indoors likes the comfort of a hotel,gite or cottage.So you carry on fighting it out with yourselves,if you decide on somewhere like Yarmouth and the Norfolk broads,it might be within a weekend trip for me,but I think that petrol costs will play a part for the longer distance Scampers wherever you go.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:25 pm

Ah, an SOC LeJog run. Now there's a challenge Very Happy
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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  SUMB on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:01 pm

OK, so have picked up the search for a different campsite as Courtney "hasn't had chance"

Have found this site in North Wales and thoughts are needed by all who plan on attending please http://www.snowdoniaandcoastholidays.co.uk/page.asp?id=78

7 per Adult
2 per Child
50p per Dog
2 per night for electricity
Showers are free.

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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:27 pm

Might try a flying visit,we'll have to see how holiday commitments pan out at work,2 of our employees have kids so they normally take the holidays during the school holidays,and to try and run a garage without a mechanic can bit a little problamatic.
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Post  SUMB on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:41 pm

Also trying to contact this campsite http://www.aberafon.co.uk/

This is their photo gallery http://s785.photobucket.com/albums/yy131/hughbj/Aberafon%20campsite/?albumview=slideshow

Looks really nice.


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Re: Wales Holiday 2012

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:08 pm


Looks good to me (x1 folding caravan)

I am booked off from the 27th til 6th, so i'm happy to go where ever you decide.
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Post  SUMB on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:03 pm

As we are looking at a new site obviously a site visit will be needed hence trying to get a few lined up to visit in one weekend.

I am working on the principal that a pub and shop in walking distance is not a priority but quality shower and toilet block is. Not making the same mistake as last time I organised the campsite Very Happy

Need input from those planning to attend though so I can cover everyones wishes. Also other site suggestions are more than welcome in case I've missed somewhere.

And a third site I've found and want to contact is - http://members.fortunecity.com/dinarthhall/
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Post  ZED on Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:22 am

We can only come for the last few days, so we're happy with wherever you choose. Very Happy
Not bothered about the price. We tend to use our solar shower & portable toilet, and we've got a fridge in the Land Rover to store food, so we're quite easy to cater for anyway.

A nearby pub/cafe that does food would be very nice though (cooking dinner/evening meals is something that I try my best to escape from when on holiday). Wink Oh, and can you cancel any rain/high winds please? Laughing


1 x 4 berth tent (& 1 x Shower/Toilet tent), ideally with parking for the Defender (with fridge in) next to tent please.
Arriving on the morning of Thursday 2nd Aug, leaving on Sunday morning. Back at work on Monday, BOOOooooo!
Elaine&Reg. Very Happy
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Post  OSR on Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:43 pm

We're only an hour's drive from those campsites so let me know if we can help with reccing etc.
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Post  SUMB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:11 pm

OK, so have now spoken to Dinarth Hall Campsite and they are happy to accept groups as long as we aren't too noisy late at night - didn't ask about prices as will do that when the site visit is made. Only problem with this one might be that anyone wanting electric hook up for their caravan has to pitch in the "Caravan Field" but this apparently is only over the hedge to the tent field.

Still waiting for a reply from Aberafon.
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:11 pm

OSR wrote:We're only an hour's drive from those campsites so let me know if we can help with reccing etc.

LOL is that a TRR hour? Wink

Mind you we once did our house to Arthog in 2 hours 15 minutes.

Chaz spent most of that time trying to fit in the glovebox of the Golf. Laughing
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Post  SUMB on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:21 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote: Mind you we once did our house to Arthog in 2 hours 15 minutes.

Chaz spent most of that time trying to fit in the glovebox of the Golf. Laughing

The only time I was doing that was while you were negotiating the roundabouts at Cannock pale
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Post  OSR on Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Hee Hee! Well we're already in N.Wales so don't have to go through passport control Wink
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