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WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:28 pm

December's Impressions magazine included an article regarding a new venue for WWW2018. The text of the article is reproduced below, together with the photographs, plus 2 photos of the bar/clubhouse at the site.

WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018
Friday 21 September – Sunday 23 September
Following discussions with Neil & Tina Gurner it has been agreed that, for the next few years, the ‘Friday team’ will be organising the whole Wicked Welsh Weekend (as we did this year).
WWW has been held at the Rising Sun, Pandy, for 17 years, and most of the suitable run routes and destinations have been used (some several times!). The possibility of moving the event to another venue (giving a different choice of routes and destinations) has been discussed for several years and, this year, we asked most of the attendees (apologies to anyone we missed out) whether they would still attend the weekend if we moved it to another venue. The response was an overwhelming 'yes', so after we returned home, we began researching suitable alternatives. We identified 3 campsites and visited them to check the facilities.
The overwhelming favourite was Lakeside Caravan Park beside Llangorse Lake, 6 miles from Brecon, which ticked all the boxes in terms of what we felt was needed for the weekend. The site has the following facilities and amenities:
• 26 electric hook ups in large camping field with room for the club gazebo, plus additional large camping field if required
• 8 hardstandings (included in the above 26)
• Site fees similar to Pandy
• 3 toilet blocks
• Pub affiliated to the site which serves food every evening
• Function room capable of accommodating us on the Saturday evening
• Café which serves breakfasts, hot meals, snacks and cakes
• 10 static caravans for hire - 4 or 6 berth – max 18 months old
• On-site shop selling basic camping equipment, food provisions, beer, wine, ice cream etc.
• Space for show and shine
• Bed & breakfast accommodation in nearby Llangorse village within walking distance, with further accommodation in nearby Bwlch and Brecon
• Two additional pubs serving food in the village, one with a large function room.
• Beautiful surrounding scenery and good Imp driving roads
• Approximately 30 minutes from the old site at Pandy
• Opportunity to explore some new routes and destinations within Wales
Roy and Dawn Blunt stayed at the site to try it out and the rest of the Team joined them on Sunday for a debrief. The site wardens, pub and café owners were all extremely friendly and happy to discuss our requirements with the aim of working with us to make the weekend a success.
Bookings can be made by telephone from mid-December – please contact the site directly. If you decide to book please can you let us know as we would like to be able to gauge how many people plan to attend. We fully understand that many people don’t like to announce they’ll be away from home on open forums, but it would be good if you could send us a PM. There is a deposit of £25 paid upon booking, which is deducted from the total cost of your stay. We understand why the owners do this as they have had clubs attending in the past who have booked a whole field, only to find that just a few people turn up. As they are prepared to book the whole field for us, this is a reasonable request. If you experience any problems with booking please let us know and we will deal with the issues arising.

Contact Details:

Lakeside Caravan Park - email – holidays@llangorselake.co.uk or telephone – 01874 658226
Please mention that you are booking as part of the Imp Club Wicked Welsh Weekend. There are also discounted rates for the over 60’s so, if do you fall into this category, don’t forget to mention it at the time of booking.
The site is introducing a new online booking system which will take deposits etc. This should be live by 1 January 2018 and will be via the website – http://www.llangorselake.co.uk. Telephone booking will still be available.

WWW organising team:
Roy & Dawn Blunt 07438103754 – (RoyBlunt on the Forum)
Phil & Lesley Smith 07896980914 / 07887591634 – (philgsmith on the Forum)
Peter & Regina Hurst 07872351179 - (Peter Hurst on the Forum)

Just to add that the static caravans are available for hire on a daily basis during September and are not subject to weekly hire.

Phil

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby phatbob » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:12 pm

Ex-cel-lent....... :D
Looking forward to it already.
One question. Do they have real ale? Imp002
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby Peter Hurst » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm

phatbob wrote:Ex-cel-lent....... :D
Looking forward to it already.
One question. Do they have real ale? Imp002

Yes they do. When we were there to check bar out it was Butty Bach and 1 other I cant remember
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:17 pm

May have been Doombar Peter..
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby bazzateer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Can you define "mid December" please? Preferably with a date ☺
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:06 pm

They weren't specific, but I'd call them from 15th..

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby phatbob » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am

Peter Hurst wrote:
phatbob wrote:Ex-cel-lent....... :D
Looking forward to it already.
One question. Do they have real ale? Imp002

Yes they do. When we were there to check bar out it was Butty Bach and 1 other I cant remember


Ex-cel-lent............. :D

Well, that's my liver and wallet both wrecked then. :lol: Imp002
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby gill » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:45 am

Caravan booked :D 3 booked before me, so don't wait till the 15th!
Looked it up on campsitesuk, says on-site pub only open at weekends, wonder if this includes Thursday? Cafe shuts at 5pm.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:56 am

Hi Gill

That's good news.

When the cafe shuts the pub starts doing food so that they do not overlap/compete. The pub also does tea/coffees. Good news on the bookings front.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby bazzateer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:46 am

Accommodation booked. :D
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:19 pm

bazzateer wrote:Accommodation booked. :D


Nice one mate..

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby impmann » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:12 am

Static booked. :-)
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:43 pm

Be great news Tim..
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby jetmech » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:11 am

Booked in ! :)

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:12 am

Great news Simon...
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018 - Llangorse bookings

Postby RoyBlunt » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:39 pm

We had a phone call from Karen at Llangorse reception this morning. The booking system via the website (http://www.llangorselake.co.uk) is now up and running (about a month later than planned) but there may be a problem with bookings for WWW touring pitches made via the website since it went live (…..how surprising – or am I just being my usual cynical self as far as new software packages are concerned….). The problem is that, if people don’t mention that it is a booking for ‘The Imp Club weekend’ or ‘Wicked Welsh Weekend’, they will have been put on one of the other camping fields as our field (‘Ernie’s Field’) is reserved entirely for us. The trouble is that there is no obvious place to enter this information – the ‘Additional Information’ fields on the booking form are labelled ‘Car Registration Number’ and ‘Estimated Arrival Time’. However there is plenty of room to enter more info in these areas and we’d suggest putting ‘for Imp Club weekend’ after the time in the ‘Estimated Arrival Time’ box (or, of course, placing your booking by phone to 01874 658226 and specifying that it is for the Imp Club weekend). If you have already booked a touring pitch via the website it would be worth telephoning 01874 658226 or e-mailing (reception@llangorselake.co.uk) to let them know that you are part of our group.
We’ve asked Phil to put this info on Facebook and will also ask Grahame to put it in the next Impressions.

By the way all 10 Llangorse static caravans have now been booked for WWW and bookings for touring pitches are going well.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby ImpJimbo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 pm

I thought that we couldn’t make Welsh this year as I thought it clashed with our holiday. Turns out it doesn’t clash so we should be there, possibly still jet lagged.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby philgsmith » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Make you mind up!.. Of course it will be great to see you there.. I'm sure we can help you readjust your time clock..

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby bazzateer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:44 pm

ImpJimbo wrote:I thought that we couldn’t make Welsh this year as I thought it clashed with our holiday. Turns out it doesn’t clash so we should be there, possibly still jet lagged.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Postby imp » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 pm

I really liked this information
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