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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by keanej » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:16 pm

I live by the M6 and avoid using it if at all possible !

I have taken my Imp on a trailer behind my MotorHome down the A49 last year to Hereford and then A465 to Abergavenny. However this year the camping is the other side of Abergavenny so forget the A465.

I'm sure Mr Hawes will tell you the preferred route but head down the M6 to M56 heading west one junction and then take the A49 south of Warrington and follow this to Leominster, then A44, A4112, A438 will take you Three Cocks which is close to the Camp Site
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by philgsmith » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Have you booked George? Campsite won't reveal names of bookings because of Data Protection. Be great to see you.

Not sure which route is best, but I know that Bob Hawes travelling from Warrington always went to Pandy via Three Cocks and Talgarth to avoid Hereford, and Llangorse is just 5 miles from Talgarth.

Just noticed John Keane has posted same info about the route.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by ylee coyote » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:35 pm

booked ages ago
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by philgsmith » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:45 pm

Cheers George
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Post by philgsmith » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:51 pm

So who's coming? The site won't release names of the bookings due to data protection. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming. Phil
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Post by mikeyhearne » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:07 am

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by gill » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:40 am

On my way already.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by phatbob » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:21 am

ylee coyote wrote:Last lap for the preparations
Been looking at the possible routes from Scotland ,three came up
one was basically all the way down the m6/m5 before diving off cross country ...not a big fan of this one, m6/5 junction is always problematical
second and third ,were shorter miles wise but longer time wise, one through Shrewsbury and the other through Welshpool
We will be towing the clan behind our 6.6m Motorhome so trying to avoid too wiggly and narrow roads

Any recommendations re route ? we will be doing it in a oner leaving at stupid o'clock and trying to avoid the rush and get down about 5 ish

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M6, M56, A55, A41 and then A49 via Shrewsbury bypass down A49 then right at Leominster. Then A44, A4112, A438 to Three Cocks. The A49 is the main truck road and full of HGVs. My preferred route when towing as no nasty narrow bits or sharp bends. Also, you won't be the one at the head of the traffic queue! :lol:
If I were in the imp on it's own, then via Welshpool, but the A49 is easier when towing. Top end of the A49 from Warrington to Whitchurch is a PITA, so worth going further along the M56 and diverting via A55 and A41. Further, but quicker when towing IMHO. A lot less "stop, start" than the top end of the A49 for sure.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by bazzateer » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:47 pm

philgsmith wrote:So who's coming? The site won't release names of the bookings due to data protection. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming. Phil
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by ylee coyote » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:53 pm

The shrewsbury option then , our route planner had avoided the a49 first section and was routing us near Wrexham , I call this the Demon Tweeks route , but for some reason it is taking us down a b road off the a49 for little gain I can see , it connects back on to the a 4112
I will probably take your advice unless the traffic forces another route
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I am thinking more like 10 ...
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by gill » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:56 pm

BEWARE! Add 2/10ths mile to Sat nav else you'll go to wrong campsite. That is if approaching from the Abergavenny side.Gill
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by RoyBlunt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 pm

We’ll be putting up some signposts before WWW officially starts on Friday. However, for those arriving early, please remember that there are two campsites at Llangorse. We are using Llangorse Lakeside campsite NOT Llynfi campsite.

If you are using Sat Nav - I suggest that you enter N 51.937944 & W 3.268547 as your destination – that should put you right in front of the Lakeside reception building.

If you don’t use Sat Nav – after you come over the cattle grid at the entrance to Llangorse common take the left hand fork in the road. Lakeside reception is about 300 yards further on.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by gill » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:23 pm

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PS Sorry if you went to the wrong site Gill!
No, I didn't, Roy, knew the name.
Just that it said "you have reached your destination" exactly at the entrance to the other one!
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by Grahame59 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:55 am

philgsmith wrote:So who's coming? The site won't release names of the bookings due to data protection. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming. Phil
I'm coming with partner Angela and pooch Brody. Haven't been to a WWW before!
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by phatbob » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:04 am

Grahame59 wrote:
philgsmith wrote:So who's coming? The site won't release names of the bookings due to data protection. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming. Phil
I'm coming with partner Angela and pooch Brody. Haven't been to a WWW before!
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by philgsmith » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 pm

Looking forward to meeting up with everyone again.. thanks Phil
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by ylee coyote » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:09 pm

There will be a Motorhome space opening up ,Unfortunately we have had to cancel under doctors orders ....
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Have a great time everybody and see you next year .....
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by philgsmith » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Sorry to hear that George - got to put health first.. Phil
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by bazzateer » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:19 pm

Get well soon George, see you at Ecosse ☺
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Post by ylee coyote » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:48 pm

Check out that engine ...
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by phatbob » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:52 am

John Keane, Garry Mathews and I are sharing a static caravan at WWW.
It'll have a sofa bed that'll be unused, except on Saturday night when Dave the Van is joining us.
So if anybody has an accommodation crisis, we can put-up somebody Thursday, Friday and Sunday night.

Also, John and are are coming down on Thursday in convoy (does two count as a convoy?) We're meeting at the Midway Truck Stop, A49 at Prees Heath, at 1pm for lunch.
Anybody coming that way is welcome to join us.
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Post by bazzateer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:18 pm

phatbob wrote:We're meeting at the Midway Truck Stop, A49 at Prees Heath, at 1pm for lunch.
There's a great old car dealership just few yards North of there on the opposite side of the road. Used to have some old cars out front too. My cousins live just up the road in Grindly Brook.
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Post by andy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:19 am

Wet Welsh Weekend

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Post by gill » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:27 am

Bring your waterproofs and your wellies!
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Post by mikeyhearne » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 am

I'll be loaded and on my way without the Nymph about 1ish .
not looking forward to the Severn Bridge in the wind while towing a large caravan :cry:
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Post by imporium » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am

mikeyhearne wrote:I'll be loaded and on my way without the Nymph about 1ish .
not looking forward to the Severn Bridge in the wind while towing a large caravan :cry:
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by phatbob » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:53 pm

I've just been in reception at Llangorse lake. They're opening the bar tonight at 7pm and have asked me to pass on the message.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by gill » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:02 pm

Bob,
Do you mean bar or cafe? Only the cafe is doing food. And they're cash only, no cards.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by bazzateer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:15 pm

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mikeyhearne wrote:I'll be loaded and on my way without the Nymph about 1ish .
not looking forward to the Severn Bridge in the wind while towing a large caravan :cry:
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the old bridge from M4 is closed at present due to being very Vindaloo windy ! use the newer bridge.....
Old bridge was open at 2pm when I crossed it. Speed restriction to 40mph but it was fine.
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Post by bazzateer » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:17 pm

It's mildly moist here at the moment.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by 37gau » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:06 am

Ladies & Gents,
If you need any help with your vehicles over the weekend be it garage, tools or whatever I am around
but annoyingly unable to attend. I am at LD38SU. 07795180285. Have a great weekend. Hopefully next year.
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Post by Grahame59 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:05 am

Not sure what time we will arrive this evening but just wondering where people are likely to be, food availability, etc?
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Post by Grahame59 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:07 am

37gau wrote:Ladies & Gents,
If you need any help with your vehicles over the weekend be it garage, tools or whatever I am around
but annoyingly unable to attend. I am at LD38SU. 07795180285. Have a great weekend. Hopefully next year.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by RoyBlunt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:30 am

All,
The (excellent) site cafe will be open until 20:00. The bar will be open until late and may be able to serve a few bar meals later on.
We plan to eat at the Red Lion in Llangorse village on Sunday evening.
Safe journey,
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Post by Grahame59 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:46 am

We can’t make it! Car trouble. Anyone want our chalet? 6 berth.
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Post by The Nun » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:08 pm

Grahame59 wrote:We can’t make it! Car trouble. Anyone want our chalet? 6 berth.
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Post by RoyBlunt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:22 pm

Graham,
Sorry to hear that Angela & you won't get here. We'll spread the word about your caravan.
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by mikeyhearne » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:02 pm

Hi all
Back home after a great if slightly damp www or should that be wwww ?
Thanks to all for a fantastic weekend ,
really like the new venue,
food was good and reasonably priced and the staff were friendly and helpful .
Shame I couldn't stay longer today but had to get home as have work tomorrow .
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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by jetmech » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:04 pm

Just back from another fantastic WWW, very well done to all involved in organising such a great event, that even the weather couldn’t dampen. Perhaps dampen is the wrongword :D Also thanks due to the staff at the venue.
I am pleased to report that my car went well for all 653 miles covered, got back in 5 hours, including a short picnic lunch stop.

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Re: WICKED WELSH WEEKEND 2018

Post by Peter Hurst » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:51 pm

Weather report from WWW 2018
Thursday; monsoon rain and hurricane winds
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Thursday
Friday: sky clears with white fluffy clouds, sun and blue skies
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Friday
Saturday: rain back but at least no wind
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Saturday run
Sunday: started wet but wind picked up and blue skies and sun for run
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Sunday run
Monday: cold with heavy frost to start but turning into summers day
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Monday morning
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