Let's walk - by the light of the silvery moon!! I feel a song coming on……...

According to my research - there is a Full Moon on 13 June and I thought it would be good fun (especially as it will be the summer and therefore guaranteed not to rain!!) to have a bite to eat and/or a couple of drinks at the Lock Inn cafe. Then, when we are ready for an excursion, 9.30 pm'ish - having given everyone time to eat and chat - we can walk along the canal tow path to the Cross Guns at Avoncliff. 

This is not a long walk, a mile and a half I guess each way. I have checked the website and the Cross Guns is open until midnight, so we can have a loo stop/drink/chat there - and sit outside, by the river Avon and weir, weather permitting, or inside for those who prefer - and then walk back to Bradford on Avon alongside the canal again where our chariots await us (or your own cars). 

Bradford on Avon train station is a five minute walk away from the Lock Inn Cafe. Obviously you will need to check train times out. I will contact both the Lock Inn Cafe and book a table for us all as it is busy at that time of year, and give Cross Guns advance warning that we will descend!!

Please be prepared - there is no lighting on the footpath and canal boats are tied up alongside so there can be bits of this, that and the other to trip over - I can't be responsible for anyone falling into the canal!! Bring a torch with you if you prefer to be safe rather than sorry, your lifejacket and anything else you may feel you need as my life saving skills are non-existent.  Let's do it!!

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  • Michelle

    Brilliant night - good to meet some familiar faces & some new ones :)

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Pauline

    Well I enjoyed myself - hope everyone else did. All went according to plan except there was no moon!! Well there was, it appeared when I got home but in Bradford there were clouds. Oh well….

    1 · June 14, 2014

  • Sara

    A really good night, thank you all for you company and Pauline for organising this

    June 14, 2014

  • kerry e.

    brilliant night nie to meet some new people to me like Claire from Bristol. For me the thunder and lightening was a very fitting end to a very eventful day! x

    2 · June 14, 2014

    • Andrew D J B.

      I like a good storm was that a Avoncliff? Shame I missed it, I avoided getting wet though lol

      June 14, 2014

    • Simon C

      Missed the rain walking back along the canal in the dark with the thunder and lightening in the distance was quite dramatic S

      June 14, 2014

  • Simon C

    Another great night, the venue, the people, the fun. Well done Pauline

    June 14, 2014

  • Nigel S.

    Great venues, brilliant walk, great company. Thanks for organizing

    June 14, 2014

  • Janice T.

    Enjoyable evening with great company. The moon hid itself but the lightning was spectacular!

    June 14, 2014

  • Janice T.

    Enjoyable evening with great company. The moon hid itself but the lightning was spectacular!

    June 14, 2014

  • Phil C.

    Thanks for a great evening Pauline. The moon was shining brightly when we got back to Bristol! The lightning made up for it in BoA though.

    June 14, 2014

  • Andrew D J B.

    It was good to meet you all, thanks to Pauline for organising and you all for being good company, I was tired from work & a stressful week in Bracknell so left the walk early. I hope everyone made it back to Boa in the dark and storm. Take care, A

    June 14, 2014

  • Geoff

    Enjoyed the walk and meeting new people. The thunder and lightning made up for not being able to see the moon!

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Louisa

    Hi, sorry it is touch and go whether I make it this evening as I've just had some work in. apologies in advance if I don't make it. I will change my RSVP now just in case.

    June 13, 2014

    • Pauline

      OK Louisa thanks.

      June 14, 2014

  • Geoff

    Will be a little late, something cropped up when about to leave!!!!!

    June 13, 2014

  • Karen J

    Hi Pauline, very sorry but had a bout of hay fever and feeling very hot so went home- my phone was out of dater so really sorry I couldn't let you know until I got home. Hope you all have a lovely time. Karen

    June 13, 2014

    • Pauline

      Thanks Karen, sorry you couldn't make it. Maybe next time?

      June 14, 2014

  • Sandy S.

    Hi Karen I asked a similar question, re if anyone is going back on the train to Bath? Perhaps we can find each other before the end of the evening?

    June 13, 2014

  • Karen J

    Hello just wondering if anyone has space in their car is returning to bath . Just a bit worried about missing the last train though happy to get this over this evening. Happy to share costs

    June 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hello Karen! I've just decided to go :) I'll drive from Horfield to there (and back). Is it ok for you? Only a little notice: my English is still a bit poor... you'll have to be patient :)

      June 13, 2014

  • Ekta M.

    Will I be able join the group at a later hour?

    June 13, 2014

  • JaneP

    Not able to come now. Hope not too late for someone on wait list. Arrived back from hols 3am this morning. Early night beckons. Have fun! See some of you tomorrow

    June 13, 2014

  • Pauline

    I hope everyone is as excited as I am - a clear night, a full moon…………. Wow!! See you tomorrow everyone (Jane P behave yourself!!)

    June 12, 2014

    • kerry e.

      Friday 13th ooohhh! X

      June 12, 2014

  • Pauline

    PS - to all new attendees - please remember to order and pay for your food and drinks at the bar. Please give your name when you order your meal (staff are aware of this and I will remind them tomorrow) - this will hopefully avoid any confusion over who has ordered what and whose meal it is!!!! (That has happened to me before there and it is likely to be VERY busy too)

    June 12, 2014

  • Janice T.

    Any idea how long it will take to walk there and back? I'm not sure of average walking speed calculations!

    June 12, 2014

    • Janice T.

      I'd better not wear my stilettos! ;-)

      1 · June 12, 2014

    • Pauline

      Def no stilettos! Guess about 45 minutes is about right, depends how much dawdling and talking we do!

      June 12, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Sorry to cancel so late folks. This weekend has become a bit full and I need to get some stuff done at home tomorrow evening!

    June 12, 2014

  • Jane

    Sorry to cancel - transport problems - have a great evening

    June 12, 2014

    • Pauline

      Thanks for letting me know

      June 12, 2014

  • Sandy S.

    Will anyone else be returning to Bath on the train?

    June 12, 2014

  • Susanne S.

    So sorry I can't manage now. I hope someone on the waiting list can get a place.

    June 11, 2014

    • Pauline

      OK Susanne - thanks for letting me know

      June 12, 2014

  • Paul E.

    Last train Avoncliff to Bath is 10.46pm but please check.

    June 11, 2014

  • Andrew D J B.

    Hi Pauline, hopefully I can join you at the lock inn café for a drink and enjoy the walk. Cheers, A

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Pam W.

    Woohoo! I got a place!

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Rea

    Thx, where about parkway? as its real busy now there after been revamped? my mobile is[masked]

    June 11, 2014

  • Rea

    Thx, where about parkway? as its real busy now there after been revamped? my mobile is[masked]

    June 11, 2014

  • Rea

    Thx, where about parkway? as its real busy now there after been revamped? my mobile is[masked]

    June 11, 2014

  • Rea

    Hi Phil, Please can I have a lift? or I can give people lifts?, I live very near parkway? Thx Rea

    June 11, 2014

    • Phil C.

      Hi Rea, Yes certainly. I'm collecting Sara from Parkway station at 6:45. See you there.

      June 11, 2014

  • Jo R.

    Hi Pauline, sorry, something's cropped up and I cannot now come. Have changed my RSVP to no, hope it gives someone else the opportunity to come along.

    June 11, 2014

  • Phil C.

    I'm driving from Westbury-on-trym if anyone wants a lift from near there. We probably need to leave 6:45-7:00 ish

    June 9, 2014

    • Sara

      Hi Phil I would like a lift if thats ok, nicer than driving on my own. I live near Parkway but I am happy to drive to you. Sara

      June 9, 2014

    • Phil C.

      I can go via parkway. Let's arrange by email.

      June 10, 2014

  • Pam W.

    I'm still on the wait list, if someone cancels do we get moved up?

    June 8, 2014

    • Pauline

      I think that's the way it works Pam. This is my first organised event so a bit new to this too.

      June 8, 2014

  • Pam W.

    Just a thought but assuming the only thing you have to book is the meal, could the "waiting" ones meet for a drink and join the walk?

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Pauline

      I have thought about this but set my number at 25 because I think if a group gets too big people sometimes tend to split up into smaller groups which defeats the object of giving everyone the opportunity to chat to everyone if you know what I mean. I'm going to try and extend the number to 30 but that is the maximum 'the boat' can seat and it may be a bit too cosy. Watch this space. Pauline

      1 · June 7, 2014

    • Jo R.

      thanks Pauline! :) See you Friday

      June 8, 2014

  • Pauline

    I have spoken to Lock Inn and booked 'the Shed' in addition to the boat which means we can seat a further 5 people. This means this group will be next to the main group but sorry, it's the best I can do. So seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

    Please can you each order your drinks and food at the bar when you arrive and give your name to staff (they are aware of this). This will hopefully avoid confusion over meals - as people do sometimes order the same thing - and avoid the complication of trying to sort out a huge bill!

    Don't forget your torches and maybe umbrellas!! I've no idea what the weather is going to be like yet but here's hoping for a clear night. Look forward to seeing you all. I will arrive in good time so will be in the boat to meet and greet.

    Pauline

    June 8, 2014

  • Rachel T.

    This sounds wonderful! I'm only sorry that it's a) full already and b) that I won't be here and not able to signup for the waitlist... Enjoy!

    June 7, 2014

  • Michelle

    'The Boat' sounds good - see you all there :)

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • kerry e.

    Well done Pauline x

    March 25, 2014

  • Pauline

    Have booked 'the boat' on the canal to eat as opposed to being inside the pub itself.

    1 · March 25, 2014

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