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Skulduggery
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Posted:Ok, so sadly the Play Festival has had to be cancelled due to a flooded/muddy site. So that people don't feel like they booked holiday, bus/train/plane tickets or bought tents all in vain, I decided to try and arrange a bit of a chilled meet up down on the south coast of Wales on the Gower. We had a bit of a chat and picked Llangennith as the spot to go to as it has a lovely large beach where the water is relatively safe to swim in and people surf there a lot. There are also quite a lot of campsites around that area so we should be able to get quite a few people spaces at such short notice. We may not all end up in the same campsite, but that's not so bad as we can meet up on the beach.



I have found a campsite that has space and told me as long as you don't need electric hook ups they see no problem with taking a group of us. I said it would be about 12 of us (as I didn't want to freak them out with a number like 30-40)... and his reply was "mid week is no problem, we only get fully booked on weekends, so if you phone up and book for the Wed/Thursday through to the Sunday on you will get a pitch". It's not the campsite on the beach at Llangennith but that site doesn't like people to book in advance and I thought some people that were coming from a long way or with children would prefer to have a booked pitch before they arrived.



The site is Kennexstone Camping and touring Park. PLEASE DO NOT MENTION FIRE SPINNING WHEN BOOKING. We obviously cannot spin fire on the site and it would only put the owners off allowing you to camp if they thought you might. I ask any of you before booking to read the rules of their park and be sure you feel you can stick to them before you book. If you don't think you can, please don't book. One person annoying them and getting thrown out could get the rest of us thrown out too. Thanks



You can of course take your chance of their being space free at Hillend Campsite and just turn up on the day. The site is lovely and right next to the beach that I would recommend we all meet up at. I think Jon and I will probably be trying to camp here, just because it's a stones throw from the beach.



For those not wishing to camp, there is a Youth Hostel too



I'm not sure this place is available for the weekend as no one answered the phone when I rung,but if 14 of you got together you could hire this place



And for the rich biatches amongst us how about here



For those that will be travelling by public transport you can get to Swansea by train/bus and then catch a bus from Swansea to Llangennith. If there are enough people coming by car we could arrange pick ups on route from swansea too.





For general travel info to the Gower

Train travel

Buses



You will all need to make your own camping arrangements as I don't have the funds to pre book sites for people. Sorry. If you are having travelling problems let us know and we will see what we can work out.

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Posted:Hey brilliant idea! Llangennith is awesome, Hillend campsite is definately the best place to camp, a great atmosphere on the site and right next to the beach. Like you say it fills up quickly and doesn't take bookings but I reckon if you get there thurs, or even friday morning or you'll be ok.

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Posted:Could well be a plan... I try and go to hill end at least twice a year camping and its always been great. The beach is about 4 miles of sand - great for spinning, surfing, kite boarding. We usually hike across the tops to the Wyrms Head Inn and then race the tide to the end of the Wyrm and back.

http://i.pbase.com/v3/97/457497/2/46302853.gowwerfromtop.jpg

- view from the tops, pub on the left, wyrm on the right (the peninsula)

...and the dunes are great for parties as you can blast all the music into the Irish channel and nobody gives a monkeys!

Guys who run the campsite can get a bit arsey though and its expensive for a campsite!


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Posted:Cheers Skully! You're a legend!

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Posted:No can do unfortunately - its a lot further away for us, and as we're getting a lift from a mates dad a 5hr each way journey just for him to drop us off then do the same thing again on sunday is a bit unfair.

Also, as we're all in small 1 person tents we'd be paying 17-20 EACH a night at that campsite! That'd be over 60 each!

Looks like I'm gonna be stuck in Yorkshire on my days off frown


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Skulduggery
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Posted:frown Sorry we couldn't help Will. I hope you find something fun to do with your holiday hug

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Posted:Anyone looked into the Secret Garden Party? I hear that's a nice festival, and PLAY was the only thing stopping me from going.

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Yeah, SGP is looking like the win, assuming they give me free entry for some spinniness. Can't get onto my hotmail until I get home but I'll contact them and let you know the deal in the SGP thread smile

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Posted:Hows about this one! Not any further than the Hilltops site, and very reasonable, looks like the Gwithian site!

http://www.pittoncross.co.uk/

There's some others too, looks good n friendly...

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Posted:Actually, looks full... I'll ring around smile

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Posted:Thanks for all the info and hard work you've put into this skully.

The Hillend site looks lovely and just noticed this in the terms and conditions; "We do not take advance bookings at Hillend. We can however guarantee that we will take all new arrivals between Sunday to Thursday inclusive." so anyone turning up wed or thurs should get a pitch easily enough.

Not sure if I can afford all this at such short notice though


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Posted:thanks for the hard work guys but it will probably be too much for me . still i could always put it on my credit card will have to think about it umm shrug

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Posted: Written by :Chelly

Cheers Skully! You're a legend!

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Yeh - top banana! hug2

Hillend looks great and if the weather bucks up then it's a fair bet we'll make a stab for it - most likely on the Thursday.

It was only when I came to book Play tickets that I found out the bad news - I think it was literally just being put up as I (photonix) logged in - so I'm fortunately not out of pocket and can run to a few nights there.


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Posted:Bump!

Will think about it - there'll be the extra expense of pitches but we thankfully didn't have travel tickets to book and it's not like we're doing anything else, so we may see you there smile

I'll buy a hat and hoop off you in any case Skuls hug


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Posted:Unfortunately I don't think we'll be able to make this any more. It's worked out cheaper to hire a car for the weekend and head to Norwich than to get to Wales and camp......sucks! frown

But we is off to meet Spiral at a beer festival - so that should be fun. biggrin


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Cool Chelly! Have a fun time!!

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Posted:Will do. Oooh, and I meant to ask - what colour/size hoops have you made up?

Only I've been meaning to buy one from your site for a while now, and never seem to get round to it. Might be able to take one off your hands.... hug


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Mr_Joe
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Posted:Ooooh that is very interesting indeed! My grandparents own a little bungalow in the Gower holiday village so I may even be able to make use of that, which'd be pretty sweet! I shall have to make further enquiries, but I'll definitely be watching this thread! smile

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Live_in_a_spin
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Posted:Hi Skully thanks for all the hard work and effort.hug
This sounds Fun so count me in.
And Photonix if your comming i hope that offer of tea still stands.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:I'm sure tea can be made for whoever wants some. Look forward to seeing everyone that comes along. If we make a list of people probably coming, towards the middle of next week, I'm sure for all the people needing to travel on public transport most of the way we can work out lifts from Swansea to Llangennith once you have arrived.

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Posted: Written by :Live_in_a_spin

And Photonix if your comming i hope that offer of tea still stands.


This is definitely the preferred alternative. I must be honest though and say I'm gonna have to keep an eye on the weather and call it at the last minute. I'll have Jake (the Dutch kid) back again this year and I don't want to put him through too much Hell ubblol

The long term weather forecast is for more of the same: sunshine and showers, with the odd heavy burst; although Southern England and Wales should get the best of whatever sunshine there is (not that I trust the Met Office much ATM).


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Posted:Great Idea guys, but too expensive for me, I'm afraid. frown

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Posted: Written by :Skulduggery Look forward to seeing everyone that comes along. If we make a list of people probably coming, towards the middle of next week, I'm sure for all the people needing to travel on public transport most of the way we can work out lifts from Swansea to Llangennith once you have arrived. [/quote



Well im still keen
The thread's gone a bit quiet are others still up for it?


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Posted: Written by :Skulduggery

If we make a list of people probably coming, towards the middle of next week



I think it's about that time now... smile


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Skulduggery
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Posted:If people want to come and there are enough on a list I'm sure we can sort something out. I just got the impression that everyone had sorted something else to do on this weekend.

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Posted:This option is high on my list, a definate possible for me and a couple of others.

Looking at getting a Megabus to Cardiff, then something like train to swansea, then a bus or a lift if possible. Could get a train to Swansea, but tis more expensive but probably more comfortable and fast.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Yeah, mega bus will definitely be cheaper than a train all the way.

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Posted:I'm still up for it, not least because I've just bought my first set of fire snakes devil



The weather looks like it might be a bit better than first expected - if not much - but it doesn't look like it's going to be a washout smile



I'll be having a chat with Jake over the weekend about the options. He arrives Tuesday morning, so we'll probably be at the Rag Factory that evening.



BTW - I heard on the radio today, that sales of tents and campsite bookings are up 10% on last year. Best not leave it too late if you're travelling Thursday wink



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 Written by :jemima (jem)

Looking at getting a Megabus to Cardiff, then something like train to swansea, then a bus or a lift if possible...



According to Google Maps, there's a railway line out of Swansea, which runs north-west to a place called Gowerton. There are some busses from there to Llangennith, but the last one is at 15:19.


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Ok how many people are we talking about coming?

Jem I'm certain we can pick you up. PM me if you still are coming and we'll arrange a time.

Anyone else coming by train/bus PM me and I'll see what I can do about lifts from the stations.


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Posted:I've got a 3 seater van so am happy to transport kit + 2 people if someone can do people, though I am unable to attend on the Wednesday and Thursday (23rd and 24th) due to work commitments.

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Posted:Im just about to leave for the Beacons for a couple of days and hope to get to Llangennith probably Wednesday.
If i dont get to a computer between now and then i hope to see some of you later in the week.

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