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Newbie in Bristol - any groups/meets?

Discussion in 'England South West' started by DR2501, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. DR2501

    DR2501 Forager

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    Morning all, as per the title really - new to Bushcraft although done lots of lightweight wild camping whilst hillwalking. Just wondered if there were any local(ish) groups/meets around where I can meet likeminded people and pick up some tips?

    Thanks,
    D :)
     
  2. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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  4. DR2501

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    Thanks both :)
     
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  6. neoaliphant

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    Not a meet but a tip

    Cheddar car boot sales on sundays, aim to get there for 7am,
    Ive got LOADS of bushcraft stuff there over the years
    £1 entry to carpark
    Afterwards you can then head up the gorge , left to burrington or right to mendips and stockhill woods
    or head to levels for wildlife reserves or glastonbury and its surroundings

    Al
     
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    good idea al
    like the sound of that.when does the booty season start
     
  8. bushwacker bob

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

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    When they've got rid of the water.
     
  9. neoaliphant

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    Best normally march to september.bank holidays are best.
    We only go when sunny as car boot sellers are scared off by the slightest cloud.
    Indoor stalls have regular stuff- leave till last
    normal carboot stuff on the grass.
    Even walking past each stall briskly and only giving cursory view has been known to take 3 hours to go past each one.
    Al
     
  10. DR2501

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    Nice, I love a good boot sale, and the walk afterwards is a bonus.
     
  11. Gav Bristol

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    Morning DR2501!

    Fellow Bristolian here, I have not seen any local groups around our neck of the woods, have had a poke around online, how I come across this site! Hopefully come across a few more people around the area on here, and could get something started up :)

    Gav
     
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    lol only if you got a boat at the carboot! lol
     
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    ime not too far from bristol if anyone fancies a meet down this way a bit.
     
  14. DR2501

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    Sounds good, there's 3 of us at least lol plus there was a trip report from a few people in Swindon on here a couple of days ago. Maybe we could get a SW meet organised
     
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    A South West meet would be great, there is not a lot of decent woodland in Bristol, there is Leigh Woods but always full of cyclists and ramblers, so would most likely have to travel into Wiltshire, Somerset or Bath and North East Somerset, so have a good few locations that would be central for a meet up :)
     
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    Yeah you're right, but as you say not too far to travel for somewhere decent
     
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    I'm not too far from Bristol in Burnham on Sea and so is giles would be interested if a meet was to be arranged.
     
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    OK, if it ever stops raining maybe we should sort something out then?
     
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    Hello and welcome to BCUK
     
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    Hi all, another bristol based newbie interested. Have access to private bit of land with small
    orchard in forest of dean, 40 mins from bristol. Plenty of room for ground dwellers, some
    Hanging space, fires no problem. landowner charges four quid a night, loo and water on site.
    Plan on getting out in the next few seeks, when it dries out a bit.would be interested in a meet up
    With like minded people. Know a good pub? I am based in montpelier, pretty central with a couple
    Of gooduns. Lets do this. Stoz
     

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