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Anyone near Peterborough?

Discussion in 'Other' started by Whittler Kev, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Just starting up.
    Anyone in the Peterborough Area?
     
  2. mitch66

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    kings lynn?
     
  3. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    :welcome1: not far away dude. Keep an eye on the Norwich and the Cambridgeshire threads for things close to do :cool:
     
  4. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Anyone fancy coming for a meet 3rd April (Easter Saturday)?

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    Just came across Grange woods
    http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepat...z=17&oz=9&gt=2

    Its near the March Golf course (on the next bend of the road).
    It has a pond, 5 main wooded areas with loads of dead standing wood where the Woodland lot have cut trees down and then left them laying there. Loads of Sycamore and Birch (I don't think anyone has ever harvested any of the old bark off).
    A lot of Hawthorn has been put up around the wooded areas so it forms natural wind breaks and the areas are thick enough to camp without being seen,
    It says no fires or bonfires so all cooking and brew fires would have to be in containers and carried away, but enough wood up to a foot thick just laying there.
    A tiny hole in a birch with a sycamore tap gave me a constant flow into my hand for a quick drink.
    I reckon it would be a good place to meet some time over Easter.
    Unfortunately no loos or taps so water carried in.
    Anyone fancy it?
    3rd April?
     
  5. mitch66

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    hi, will you be there on sat or sun? is it the golf course on the large sweeping bend after the roundabout heading towards chatteris. have you a gps long/lat for the wood's. can you park at the location. thanks carl
     
  6. Whittler Kev

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    From Roundabout go towards Tesco's. On the right hand sweeping corner, at the crossroads turn left, then immediately left. Follow the road until you get to a sharp right hand corner. This is the golf club. The next corner is a sharp left hander. The woods are on the right. You can park on the side of the road. When you go through the second gate, I'll be in the middle of the copse in front of you (on the left)
    I'll be there from about 10am on Saturday
     
  7. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Thats 3 confirmed now::D

    Whittler Kev
    Sherwood
    Mitch66

    The more the merrier.
    The coordinates are:

    52°31'52.16"N
    0° 3'43.73"E

    Grange Road, March,
    PE15 0YH

    From Roundabout from Chatteris (South end of March Bypass) go toward Tesco's. On the right hand sweeping corner, at the crossroads turn left, then immediately left. Follow the road until you get to a sharp right hand corner. This is the golf club. The next corner is a sharp left hander. The woods are on the right. You can park on the side of the road. When you go through the second gate, I'll be in the middle of the copse in front of you (on the left)
    I'll be there from about 10am on Saturday
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  8. Sherwood

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    Sorry, cant make this now :sad6:
    I'm feeling a bit :yuck:

    Have a good one :umbrella:
    Mike
     
  9. Whittler Kev

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    :welcome1: Just got back.
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    7,000 trees on 7 acres
    Lovely dry day, just 2 of us. Mitch66 and me.
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    He does some lovely woodgas stoves. His firepistons are simplicity itself to use (and even I can get them to go everytime)
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    As you can see, its well maintained
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    Shared with some pheasants
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    The main camp
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    Can you see us in the wood?
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    Some dry standing wood
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    Where do I to start cutting?
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    Nice Ash
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    Bowl? (more like a small snow shoe) and of course, a spoon
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    6 Hours later - leave no trace.
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    Even after loads of brews on my gas stove and a Kelly Kettle (mitch66's) and 2 of his woodgas stoves

    goodjob Brilliant day out. I'll definitely go here again even though you can't camp overnight, no fires (except in a container for a brew), and everything needs carrying in and out
     
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    hi, just like to say thanks very much whittler kev had a grate day, the weather was spot on and it was just a nice place to be. thanks again carl
     

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