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Anyone From Lancashire

Discussion in 'England North' started by Far_Wanderer, May 7, 2018.

  1. Far_Wanderer

    Far_Wanderer Full Member

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    Hi Guys I'm in the Chorley area and looking to see if anyone in the North West, Would like to meet up for a camp. Looking to get out more this year after a few health problems and wanna give my new hammock a try.
     
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    Late to see your post. I'm in Manchester
     
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    I am not to far from both of the above locations.
     
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    Here in Sunny Bolton
     
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    I’m in Bolton too.


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    Must be enough to organise a meet up since the Manchester ones seem to have died a death!
     
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    The Manchester meets, declined first due to the loss of a venue, Middlewood Scout Camp now taken over by the RHS, and later because they deteriorated into drinking parties.

    There are certainly enough people in the area to start such meets up again but finding the right venue might be the first problem.
     
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    How about just a day meetup in a public wood? There’s lots of open access places.


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    The age old problem!
     
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    Can you give me a heads up on sites that are a no go for whatever reason by any chance? I don't mind doing some leg work to find a site but it would be easier if I knew which ones that are known to be non starters
     
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    Giant's Seat camp site is where the drinking parties ended up and the site is almost universally disliked by everyone else.

    The Middlewood management team moved to a place called Hollinwood, which I gather is on a flood plain and is very wet from what I hear, although I don't know if anyone has checked it out.

    Beyond that we haven't really tried anywhere else as far as I can tell.
     
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    Thanks, I've just found one called Ashworth Valley. They say they only accept groups with a child protection policy so that's likely a no go. I'll keep looking
     
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    That tends to be a problem with nebulous groups like us.

    If we are throwing it open then we cannot vouch for everyone that attends and certainly for organisations like the scouts that is a serious issue.
     
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    Absolutely and if my kids were attending a venue I'd want to know that people organisations using the venue had the proper degree of vetting. I've had the highest level of checks myself and I believe that, unlike the old CRB it's not organisation specific. I'll see what they come back with but not holding out too much hope

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    Likewise, I've had enhanced CRBs and DBS checks since they were started but checking everyone outside a formal organisation is not really an option.
     
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    Sorry Heather, I think we buried your comment under ours without noticing it.

    It's certainly a possibility for just meeting up.
     
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    Yes sorry Heather, I got a notification saying you'd posted but couldn't see the post. That definitely works too

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