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Day meetup. Sunderland, Washington, Houghton le Spring

Discussion in 'England North' started by steve75, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. steve75

    steve75 Tenderfoot

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    Some of you may have seen it mentioned in another thread. I'm based near Penshaw Hill and am aware there are a few members from the local area. I like many have limited time due to work and family for overnight meets. Who is from the local area and would be interested in having some mini meets. Thinking penshaw woods or somewhere by the river coxgreen/fatfield.
     
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    Certainly interested here, even if just a social meet to say hello.
     
  3. Mick721

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    Me too. Let's agree a site, then we can look at dates.
     
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    My gran used to live in Newbottle:)
     
  5. steve75

    steve75 Tenderfoot

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    My vote is for penshaw wood. 5Mins walk for me lol. I work alternate weekends and have alternate Mondays off. For me personally the Monday is best. Kids are at school and the wife's at the gym. Had a very nice few hours up penshaw woods yesterday only saw 1 dog walker.
     
  6. joejoe

    joejoe On a new journey

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    are you anywhere near fletcher crescent by any chance
     
  7. steve75

    steve75 Tenderfoot

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    Fletcer cres in Herrington? I'm in penshaw mate. But That's reminded me of another wood. Herrington woods used to go over there occasionally when I was a kid. Never been in there for about 20 years.
     
  8. rancid badger

    rancid badger Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    For anyone looking for a bit more variety of flora, fauna, geology/landscape and space, you could do a lot worse than Chopwell Wood. Obviously not quite on the doorstep but only about 25-30 mins drive from Sunderland. No FC Rangers to worry about any more ( apparently its only worth checking once a month), the only thing to watch out for is bikes but you can "lose yourself" very easily in the wood if you wish to do so. Anyone actually "lost" in the wood, really just needs to look for the power lines and follow them or the forest tracks uphill till you hit the tarmac road, the car park or the old railway line, then follow the signs.

    Good luck and if you do fancy a look around Chopwell, I might even join you to show you around sometime.

    Steve
     
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    andyc54 Settler

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    nice info Steve can't believe a nice place like chopwell isn't worth the FC rangers time to check on sad signs of the times I suppose
     
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    Any developments on this? I'm working everyday until the second week of March so that would be my earliest availability.
     
  11. steve75

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    Nothing yet. I'm off next week got to use up my holiday entitlement. Will be heading up penshaw woods or somewhere while I'm off. Got to fit my mini adventures as the kids call them between the usual family stuff. If I'm of the Monday when your off we may be able to sort something.
     
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    Just checked the calendar for my free days. As I said Mondays are best for me Wife's at the gym kids in school. I'm free The 3rd 17th and 31st of march. April 14th and 28th.
     
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    Hi all! I am new to bushcraft and looking for others in the area! I'm looking for woods in the area to camp and also meet up with others as my normal camping mate doesn't have the availability I do.

    I have brockwell woods (blaydon burn farm) on my door step that allow fires too! £8 per night which is a good site but also looking for other natural sites if any of you know of any?
     
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    If any of you guys are still looking to do a meet up while there's still a little summer left I'd be more than up for it :)

    I'm new around here so I'm just trying to get to know some folks. I live in Carrville at the minute but I can get to anywhere within a 10 mile radius pretty easily.
     
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    Hi Steve what ever happened to the bushcraft courses that went on up there ?
     
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    I'm be interested in a meet up in N/east area.
    Gary from M/bro.
     
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    Nice avatar , Roseberry topping ?
     
  18. mick91

    mick91 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I run northeast bushcrafters. Feel free to join, PM and I'll organise meetups

    After checking, wee bit of threadomancy here but meh it's fine :lmao:
     
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    Yes mate, About 15 mins up the road for me.
     
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    Yes Mick, I've just joined, Replied to your pm.
    Cheers mate.
     

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