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Whittler Kev

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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?
 

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
 

Whittler Kev

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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

52°31'52.16"N
0° 3'43.73"E

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
 

Whittler Kev

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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
GrangeWoods-1.jpg

GrangeWoods2.jpg
 

Whittler Kev

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:welcome1: Just got back.
GaultWoodsign.jpg

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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