Walk, Pick Blackberries and have Tea + Cake

  • August 16, 2014 · 3:00 PM

I've found a nice patch of blackberries near a lovely walk. We can meet, walk, pick, then have a lovely cuppa and perhaps some cake.
I will let you know the exact location later (don't want all the good berries to be taken before we get there).
It will be in the Avonmouth / Shirehampton area.

This walk is short, I did it last night and the walking part took less than 1 hour.  Hope that suits some who don't want a long hike.  The rest of the time we will be picking or sipping.

If interest is shown, I could repeat this event the following Saturday - 23 August.


(I have a lovely recipe for blackberry swirl ice-cream, which is an amendment to a raspberry ice-cream.  Cannot seem to add any photos yet - perhaps you can only do that after the event has happened.  I will add it asap).

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  • Lecky

    Shirley
    Can you tell me why you put me down as a no show when i picked loads of blackberries and was stood next to you! Please can you change it.

    August 20

    • Shirley D.

      are you at home?

      August 22

    • Lecky

      Sorry shirley I didn't see your message. Catch you another time. Lecky

      August 23

  • Katrina B.

    Aha - I'm wondering why I didn't receive any postings after this event and see that I'm not on the list of people who attended. . . can you change that so I can rate the event and receive comments please?

    August 22

    • Shirley D.

      Will do Katrina. That is happening a lot these days - apparently.

      1 · August 22

  • Katrina B.

    BTW did anyone want clean jam jars still?

    August 22

  • Jane Lavender B.

    I'd like to join and blackberry on 23 rd. Jane Lavender

    August 21

    • Shirley D.

      Hmmm, I will create a new event for this Saturday, but possibly without the walk, as I seem to have a lot happening Saturday.

      August 21

  • Shirley D.

    OK, somehow Lecky is down as a no show which I CERTAINLY did not do. I have ticked her under Good to see you. I don't even know how to mark someone as a no show.
    HELP!

    August 20

    • Barrie W.

      I don't know what's going on. There have been other meetups where people have attended but have been marked as no shows with no input from the organiser. Will have to try and find out.

      August 20

    • Shirley D.

      Thanks Barrie.

      August 20

  • Dave

    Lovely walk and great fun picking some big juicy blackberries! Thanks for organising Shirley :-)

    2 · August 17

  • Shirley D.

    Good fun, had a lovely walk and everyone seemed to get lots of lovely blackberries. Thanks for coming all.

    1 · August 17

  • Victoria B.

    Had a lovely afternoon meeting everyone :-D, thanks Shirley

    1 · August 16

  • mj

    Nice afternoon stroll n' picking blackberries with friends, nice one Shirley

    2 · August 16

  • mj

    Nice afternoon stroll n' picking blackberries with friends, nice one Shirley

    1 · August 16

  • Stephen W.

    It was a very enjoyable tea, with some good company, sorry I couldn't stay for the blackberry picking. Thanks for organizing Shirley

    2 · August 16

  • Louise A.

    I have unexpectedly had to travel out of Bristol, I'm not sure I will make it back in time. I will look out for the meet up location (if my battery lasts that long) and hopefully join you. If you prefer to give my place to someone else I will understand.

    1 · August 15

    • Shirley D.

      No problem. Pop along and join us if you can, we will be in the vicinity. In case your battery lasts, my mobile is[masked]

      August 15

    • Shirley D.

      Please don't call me on my mobile as it is broken in that I cannot hear anything. I can receive and send texts fine.

      1 · August 16

  • Vicky

    Hi Shirley. Just taken up last minute tickets to a festival so shall miss the blackberries. ...

    1 · August 16

  • Shirley D.

    Hi folks, the long awaited location. We will meet in Kingsweston House car park. The post code is BS11 0UR. It is the entrance off Kingsweston Lane (don't use the one on Shirehampton Road).

    August 15

    • Shirley D.

      There is a wedding on that day, so you may have to use the spare car park, but get parked, and then walk around the house to the cafe for 3pm.

      1 · August 15

  • Katrina B.

    I'd like to come but cannot work out where you are meeting? If it is in Bristol then I am up for it.

    August 14

    • Shirley D.

      It is in Shirehampton area. This is west of Bristol, towards Avonmouth. Do you know it? Will you be driving?

      August 14

    • Katrina B.

      That's not too far from where I live. I guess I could get the train from Clifton Down . . . do we have a meeting place?

      August 15

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shirley and blackberry picking team,

    I'll be coming by train from Cardiff, due to lack of knowledge of the local area - could you clarify (Avonmouth/Shirehampton) where are we meeting and is it possible to get there by walking/hiking after I get off the train?

    Thank you

    August 13

    • Shirley D.

      Hi Morgan, are you getting the train to Temple Meads or Shirehampton. If you do choose the Shirehampton option, you will need to allow for connection times. I can meet you from Shirehampton if you let me know the arrival time. If Temple Meads, then perhaps someone may be coming from central Bristol....

      August 13

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Shirely, you said this event will repeat on the 23rd, I will join you next week. Sorry for the late reverse of RSVP, a friend volunteered to help me move house has changed his availability to this weekend. I'm grateful for his help, don't want to cause any problems for him. Hope to see you soon.

      August 15

  • Shirley D.

    Hi all. I checked this out this evening, and met a guy who told me that the cafe closes some time around 4 or 4.30pm, he was not quite sure. Therefore, to be sure we get a cuppa, I suggest we change the order of events if that is OK. Tea first, then walk, then picking.

    August 13

    • Shirley D.

      Don't worry, I will give the exact location to meet on Friday evening.

      August 13

    • Shirley D.

      Brambles being prickly and nettles being stingy, I suggest you dress accordingly. Also, perhaps, bring a stick or umbrella with a hook, so that we can pull branches close. But provided nobody cuts them down, there are lots of juicy blackberries.

      August 13

  • Shirley D.

    As a couple have dropped out, I have reopened the RSVPs.

    August 13

  • Ruth

    As I am only meeting up with you after the walk I have dropped out for Sarah, who will be able to enjoy the whole afternoon. Thanks for all your help Shirley

    August 13

  • Sarah

    Hi Shirley I noticed the RSVP has closed for Saturdays event for Blackberry picking should a place open please can I come along. Thank you

    1 · August 11

  • Shirley D.

    Hi there. Closing to further participants, as there simply won't be room for all of us to pick berries.

    August 7

    • Shirley D.

      If interest is shown, I could repeat it the following Saturday - 23 August.

      August 7

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