The next unofficial... Keswick anyone? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Land Rover
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
Lee_D
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

Well we have Christmas too look forwards to now, then New year....
then Nowt.... :0(

Anyone up for another Unofficial say in 6 Months ? Should put it
around April

I know of a cracking campsite here...

http://www.castlerigg.co.uk/

This site overlooks Derwent and Keswick and the Catbells mountains,
views are to die for. It's truely beautiful and has cracking Caravan
and camping facilities.

Nice Hotel which allows you to use their lounge/ bar and kids welcome.
Campers kitchen and the usual shower facilities. Statics for rent too.

Should be some off road places nearby and failing that far too much
scenary to take in in one weekend. I've done a bit of scouting around
last Easter and last October so know a few good places to visit if
only for an Expo-picnic.

I personally could do 18th to 23rd April, This avoids the bank
holidays , 1 because it's busy and 2 because I get paid humongous
amounts of money to work them. These Dates also happen to be in Half
term (at least for our school).

May seem early to start planning another but it gives something to
look forawrd too :0)

Also no excuse for our Northen Brethern (UK that is) not to attend :0)

Lee D
--
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

www.lrproject.com
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
edeowner@yahoo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

Sounds like an idea. Six months isn't that far away really is it. At
least it doesn't seem it anymore. By the time Christmas is over and the
hangovers have cleared it will be nearly time.

I might even borrow a caravan to come up there; now that IS serious.
I've had a thought since meeting you lot last week though that if you
all come down this way again at that's to go to:...............

http://www.woodpark-offroad.com/

The guy "Jumbo" who runs it is a throughly nice chap and is the
recently retired chairman of the local 4x4 group who is always out to
help. He has plenty of camping space and absolutely fantastic
off-roading. It's about another 15 miles or so down the A40 from where
you turned off to go to the last campsite.

Here you have the added bonus of being within a few miles of the
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/image...pembroke_g.jpg

and it won't be too overun with holiday-makers either. Lots of options.

Dave

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
Derek
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?


"Lee_D" <leeNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote in message
news:rdskl1tnefv8a30ops2kth3dtmt1kl7kmo@4ax.com...
> Well we have Christmas too look forwards to now, then New year....
> then Nowt.... :0(
>
> Anyone up for another Unofficial say in 6 Months ? Should put it
> around April
>
> I know of a cracking campsite here...
>
> http://www.castlerigg.co.uk/
>
> This site overlooks Derwent and Keswick and the Catbells mountains,
> views are to die for. It's truely beautiful and has cracking Caravan
> and camping facilities.
>
> Nice Hotel which allows you to use their lounge/ bar and kids welcome.
> Campers kitchen and the usual shower facilities. Statics for rent too.
>
> Should be some off road places nearby and failing that far too much
> scenary to take in in one weekend. I've done a bit of scouting around
> last Easter and last October so know a few good places to visit if
> only for an Expo-picnic.
>
> I personally could do 18th to 23rd April, This avoids the bank
> holidays , 1 because it's busy and 2 because I get paid humongous
> amounts of money to work them. These Dates also happen to be in Half
> term (at least for our school).
>
> May seem early to start planning another but it gives something to
> look forawrd too :0)
>
> Also no excuse for our Northen Brethern (UK that is) not to attend :0)
>
> Lee D
> --
> "I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools.

Let's start with typewriters."
> - Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
>
> www.lrproject.com


I would mate but you would take the P*ss out of me driving the scooby
Derek


  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
Lee_D
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

During stardate Sat, 22 Oct 2005 17:40:17 GMT, "Derek"
<del.wattsspamnoman@ntlworld.com> uttered the imortal words:


>I would mate but you would take the P*ss out of me driving the scooby
>Derek


Nah, If you haven't got a landie by then , then a long weekend of them
would be sufficient to send you far enough over the egde to run to the
nearest Internet Cafe and start a Ebay bidding frenzie. :0)

I quite like Scoobies being fond of Beetles they made good engine
donors in the old days.

Lee D
--
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

www.lrproject.com
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
Lee_D
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

During stardate 22 Oct 2005 10:37:50 -0700, edeowner@yahoo.com
uttered the imortal words:

>Sounds like an idea. Six months isn't that far away really is it. At
>least it doesn't seem it anymore. By the time Christmas is over and the
>hangovers have cleared it will be nearly time.
>
>I might even borrow a caravan to come up there; now that IS serious.
>I've had a thought since meeting you lot last week though that if you
>all come down this way again at that's to go to:...............
>
>http://www.woodpark-offroad.com/
>
>The guy "Jumbo" who runs it is a throughly nice chap and is the
>recently retired chairman of the local 4x4 group who is always out to
>help. He has plenty of camping space and absolutely fantastic
>off-roading. It's about another 15 miles or so down the A40 from where
>you turned off to go to the last campsite.
>
>Here you have the added bonus of being within a few miles of the
>Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
>
>http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/image...pembroke_g.jpg
>
>and it won't be too overun with holiday-makers either. Lots of options.
>
>Dave



H'mm just noticed Castlerigg have a no groups and no reservations for
campers (tents) policy as does the site across the road from them. :0(

I would imagine an Off road site would be good but there is a need for
shower facilities for some (we have ours with us).

I'd be happy to do Wales again if for a long weekend but would like to
explore other regions too. Any other suggestions folks?

Lee D
--
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

www.lrproject.com
'76 101 Camper
'64 88" IIa V8 Auto
'97 Disco ES Auto LPG'd
'01 Laguna
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

so edeowner@yahoo.com was, like...
> I've had a thought since meeting you lot last week though that if you
> all come down this way again at that's to go to:...............
>
> http://www.woodpark-offroad.com/


I had a chat with Jumbo just before the October do, to see if he was willing
to cater for us if the K-Quads thing fell through. He wanted 60 squid a
vehicle (although that would include camping) and was not too keen on us
being "unsupervised". I said we were all mature and experienced kinda guys
(I lie well) and he said it was OK, sort of, but he was planning for one
instructor per two vehicles until I stopped him. You know how
safety-concious he is.

He may be talked round, but on that cost I doubt if many would be willing to
make the journey. If anyone is interested, I am sure that between us we can
make him see sense.

But you're right - the site is superb, with something for everyone. Fields,
quarry (x2), woodland, massive climbs and drops. Off-road heaven.

--
Rich
==============================
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)


  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

so Lee_D was, like...
> H'mm just noticed Castlerigg have a no groups and no reservations for
> campers (tents) policy as does the site across the road from them. :0(
>
> I would imagine an Off road site would be good but there is a need for
> shower facilities for some (we have ours with us).
>
> I'd be happy to do Wales again if for a long weekend but would like to
> explore other regions too. Any other suggestions folks?
>
> Lee D


I'm up for anything really. Sad, but there it is. I really did enjoy the October meet.

Somewhere in the Lakes would be tremendous, although a site with a "no groups" policy, while understandable*, is not really much use to the likes of us.

May I suggest that everyone here puts their thinking caps on, and has a mental search of their own areas, on the lookout for the following:

a.. Quiet, out-of-the-way campsite, which allows groups, well-behaved animals (that takes care of a.f.l.) and dogs
b.. Offroad site within 15 miles, with pay and play attitude, good terrain etc
c.. Decent pub nearby (in case of foul weather) and another within striking distance for Sunday lunch
d.. Nice scenery for the scenic drive to the Sunday lunch destination
e.. Any other local attractions of the "big boys toys" variety
If this part of Wales is a possibility, I am happy to organise the next one and save Steve the hassle. Otherwise, fire away. Who's got some good ideas?

--
Rich
==============================
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

Forgotten addendum:

* would you really want to be camping next to us?

--
Rich
==============================
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 13:01   #9 (permalink)
edeowner@yahoo.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?


Richard Brookman wrote:
> so edeowner@yahoo.com was, like...
> > I've had a thought since meeting you lot last week though that if you
> > all come down this way again at that's to go to:...............
> >
> > http://www.woodpark-offroad.com/

>
> I had a chat with Jumbo just before the October do, to see if he was willing
> to cater for us if the K-Quads thing fell through. He wanted 60 squid a
> vehicle (although that would include camping) and was not too keen on us
> being "unsupervised". I said we were all mature and experienced kinda guys
> (I lie well) and he said it was OK, sort of, but he was planning for one
> instructor per two vehicles until I stopped him. You know how
> safety-concious he is.
>
> He may be talked round, but on that cost I doubt if many would be willing to
> make the journey. If anyone is interested, I am sure that between us we can
> make him see sense.
>
> But you're right - the site is superb, with something for everyone. Fields,
> quarry (x2), woodland, massive climbs and drops. Off-road heaven.
>
> --
> Rich
> ==============================
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)


Well he's used me as an instructor before (fool) and you're as
experienced as me (and much more sensible). So that's two. The thing
with Jumbo is that he starts being safety concious and then he forgets
about it. I reckon if we told him just limited parts of Woodpark such
as the bottom quarry and the drive through the middle he's be fine
about it. (He owes me 60quid for two tyres anyway so he can knock that
off for a start!!!) Some of it is only really do-able with a trialler
or sacrificial vehicle anyway, the upper quarry is OOB I think but
there's so much more to enjoy and you could spend half a day just
driving round.

There's lots of possibilities. What's to stop us spending a half day at
Jumbos with a camp fire etc in the evening, and we could even head
North into Mid Wales for a day. There's the coast park etc etc

Just had another idea. We've still got the road books for the sly fox
i'm sure some of those routes are still driveable and not just private
land such as Cannaston woods. I'm pretty sure that if we spoke to Jamie
about Dale farm where we were for the Sly Fox this year would be a
great place to stay, and that off road area was very nearby and right
on the coast too. Was great driving along the cliff tops if I
remember!!

Maybe they could even come down for the Sly Fox next year, mind you,
not sure ww4x4 would be able to cope.

I'd certainly help / joint organise though if everyone wants to come
down again. Someones going to have to let me have a drive of a 101 in
payment though!!

Dave

94 Range Rover Tdi
'94 Discovery Tdi (in bits)
'84 Landrover 90 2.5D
'72 Range Rover bobtail V8 trialler / comper
'62 Series 2a trialler (retd.)

  Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2005, 13:01   #10 (permalink)
EMB
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: The next unofficial... Keswick anyone?

edeowner@yahoo.com wrote:

> Just had another idea. We've still got the road books for the sly fox
> i'm sure some of those routes are still driveable and not just private
> land such as Cannaston woods. I'm pretty sure that if we spoke to Jamie
> about Dale farm where we were for the Sly Fox this year would be a
> great place to stay, and that off road area was very nearby and right
> on the coast too. Was great driving along the cliff tops if I
> remember!!


I'm sorry to have missed the last unofficial. And I'd pretty much
decided to try and get to the UK for one or another of the afl
functions. If it's going to be at Dale farm and surrounds I'll make a
special effort to try and get there - I've driven most of that area many
years ago.

--
EMB
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > PAG Vehicle Discussion > Land Rover



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:21.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.