Just to help with forward planning, here are the NW meet dates for 2017 As always extra days are available if there is enough interest
February 23 ~ 25
April 27 ~ 29
June/July 29~ 01
August 24 ~ 26
October 26 ~ 28
December 07 ~ 09
For clarification this is a private and sole occupancy piece of woodland sourced by me, and managed by the North Wood regulars. This facility is advertised elsewhere and is available for anyone to attend either individually or as a group, whatever organization you affiliate to.
North Wood is an ancient woodland of approximately 23 acres consisting mainly of broadleaved trees. Within the boundary lies the remains of two 11c moated dwellings which we are allowed to pitch on but no damage or fire scars. This woodland is located on a private farm in the heart of middle England and has excellent access to the M1, M6, M6 tollroad, M42, M40 and M5.
location is opposite the belfry golf club on the A4091, for those arriving early there is a large layby opposite the entrance, the full address is;
Middleton House Farm
please pay on arrival or as soon as is practicable. I dont want to be chasing people for fees as theyre packing up!
18+............. £5 per night, Plus £1 communal fee, if applicable
Aged 12~17 .....£3 per night
Under 12 ..........free.
To ensure the future of North Wood as a camping, bushcraft venue, and to conserve the continuing stocks of wood for the communal areas, the following conditions will apply Unless stated otherwise in the meet introduction.
Wood collected and processed during the course of the meet is for use in the communal fire area (excluding small sticks, twigs) so that everyone benefits, or in some cases for the use of the farmer.
If you want to bring in your own Honey Stoves, hobo stoves, twig, small stick burners (thumb size) and the like, they are acceptable providing they have sufficient ground clearance or protection to prevent scaring. Pit fires or similar are not acceptable.
Modified jerry can (or similar) stoves, tent/tipi/lavvu stoves and the like are not acceptable unless you bring a sufficient amount of fuel for your needs for the duration of the meet.
live wood is to be left untouched, unless of course there's planned maintenance, in which case it will go to the communal fire or any projects.
Im hoping this is going to be self regulating, If individuals blatantly ignore this, they will not be invited back. If you require clarification on what is acceptable, drop me a pm.
I hope I have explained my motives for these actions clearly. They have been put in place to ensure the longevity of North Wood as a venue.
There are male and female toilets located next to CP1, an outside water tap is situated at the end of the car park wall. (see map link below)
were still here as guests, so it really is a case of leaving no junk / fire scars etc. Take your rubbish home, there are no facilitys to leave it on the farm.
There have been odd occasions when other peoples rubbish has had to be disposed of, If you brought it in, its up to you to dispose of it. No exceptions.
Are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and will be the responsibility of the person who bought, invited them.
Generally speaking our meets are very good natured and self regulating. However if someone is found to be unduly aggressive, unruly, or are otherwise hostile in any other form, they will be asked to leave immediately. if the offending person is a minor then the parent or loco parentis will be asked to accompany them off site.
If a member or guest has possible behavioural issues, the meet organiser should be informed before attending the site. In an instance where other members or their guests are put at risk, the member, inviting member and/or their guest will be asked to leave with immediate effect.
there is no insurance cover of any description covering the attendees of North Wood meets, any incidents arising will be entirely at your own risk.
Dogs or other pets
Are not allowed, exceptions can be made under special circumstances.
A small section on the approach to northwood is sssi, unless otherwise instructed this will be marked and out of bounds, as will a small area within the wood which is personal to the farmer and is strictly out of bounds, (see map link below).
Access is from 1200 on the given date unless we have made prior arrangements to get in earlier. For security reasons the electronic gates will be closed overnight from 1900 to 0800 and all day Sunday, possible late or early arrivals feel free to pm me for the gate code. We will vacate the site no later than 1300 on whatever day the meet ends.
The gate from the farm yard into the meadow must be kept closed at all times, if you open it you close it.
The fields on the approach to the wood are sometimes hired out to a private company. If on arrival there is any activity on the meadow between CP1 and the wood, and you need to unload or park your vehicle on CP2 or CP3, keep to the track and proceed with caution.
There are no medical facilities on site, the nearest A & E is 15 minutes drive at;
Good Hope Hospital
And finally for those not familiar with north wood, this link may help...
switch to satellite and click on the symbols for more information.
well thats it for now, any questions just sing out
All the best and look forward to meeting you