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The BIG SUMMER CAMP!!!

  • Jul 12, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Join us for the most FUN outdoor event of the Summer!

 

The BIG SUMMER CAMP - Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July

 

We have arranged to return to the lovely Britchcombe Farm Campsite to hold our annual BIG SUMMER CAMP!

 

We will be wonderfully situated on a working farm with plenty of sheep, cattle and chickens in an unspoilt area of lovely countryside. The famous White Horse of Uffington is on the hill just above the farm!

 

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The White Horse Hill with its magnificent views and historic myths is within walking distance, and the area has many footpaths and byways by which to explore one of the most beautiful parts of Oxfordshire.

 

The spacious campsite has clean toilets, hot showers and space to throw a frisbee or play a game of rounders. Otherwise you can just relax and sun bathe if you prefer. They even have fire pits so we can enjoy a crackling camp fire at night while we watch the stars. Bring your guitar if you play and a blanket to picnic on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the summer Britchcombe Farm even run their own Tea Rooms serving delicious homemade cream teas in a converted nags stable.

 

This is camping with a bit of comfort!

 


 

Cost:

£25 for the whole weekend. This includes 2 nights of camping with hot showers and the owners will provide us with some firewood.

 

Use PayPal to make payment please. If you are unemployed and receiving social benefits please contact us to ask about paying a reduced fee.

 

Walks in the area:

Include the famous White Horse Hill with its ancient chalk hill carving where legend has it that St George slew the dragon. Also nearby with magnificent views is Uffington Castle (an Iron Age hillfort over 2000 years old) and the even older and very impressive Neolithic tomb of Wayland the Smith, an ancient Saxon god!

 

Not far away are the Lambourn Downs with expansive views across open, rolling country. This typical downland landscape is a delight.

 

There are many great walks in the area so bring your map and compass!

 

Food & drink:


Although there is a Tea Room at the farm you will need to bring food for your breakfasts, dinners and packed lunches. We can even do a Saturday night barbecue by the camp fire!

 

Also remember to carry plenty of water if you go out hiking during the day and snacks (dried fruit, chocolate, nuts etc) to keep yourself full of energy during your walk.

 

Bring a camping stove if you own one and some tea or coffee etc.

 

Please also feel free to bring your own drinks. If you have a cool box you should grab some ice at the supermarket to keep your beers or wine bottles chilled.

 

Equipment:

 

You will need a waterproof tent. If you do not own one they are very cheap to buy these days in places like Argos or even Tesco Superstores etc.

 

Please ensure that you are adequately equipment for hiking. Bring hiking shoes or boots and a good waterproof jacket if you want to explore on foot. You will also need a map and compass if you intend to form your own group to go for a walk.

 

Bring a camping stove if you own one. It is nice to brew up some tea or coffee.

 

Transport:

 

The nearest railway stations are Swindon (12.3 miles away) or Didcot (15 miles away) and it would be wise to use the comments board to group together so you can meet and buy GroupSave4 tickets.

 

Alternatively if you are driving it would be great if you can offer a lift to other members. It is really not very far from London (about 1.5 hour drive) and I am sure your passengers will be happy to contribute towards travel expenses. You can advertise details of your car share on the comments board.

 

The full address is:

 

Britchcombe Farm
Uffington
Faringdon
Oxfordshire  
SN7 7QJ

 

 

 

 

A note about the Outdoor Adventure Club:

 

The OAC is a 'not for profit' organisation under the supervision of the government appointed CIC Regulator. It is run entirely for the benefit for its members and organisers receive no financial gain for the time and skills they volunteer.

 

A contribution of £25 is requested for this camping weekend. Currently we need to raise money to pay for our next year of insurance and our accountancy fees. It all adds up and your contribution is greatly appreciated. However if you are unemployed or facing financial hardship please let us know and we can reduce your fee for this weekend away.

 

If you would like to volunteer your time and skills please contact us - we would love to hear from you!

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  • Lisa

    My first time with this meetup. Wonderful people atmosphere great scenery and a lovely time had. Thanks Etienette and Geoff for setting this up and helping me put up tent. Lovely meeting everyone special thanks to Nina Sen and Tim for their kindness :)

    4 · July 17, 2013

  • Steven

    Had a great time! Thanks Geoff and Etiennette for organising! (And a big shout out to Ratika for giving me lifts and listening to my inane ramblings and just being generally very pleasant!) :-)

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • angela

      Big thanks to you for making me feel so welcome and for helping getting the pop-up tent back to it's normal shape and size. thank you:)

      1 · July 15, 2013

    • Steven

      Hehe...no problem! I like being put to good use! :-)

      1 · July 16, 2013

  • Etiennette

    Fabulous weekend - excellent company, sunshine and fiery entertainment. Thanks everyone for making it such a fun camping experience. :D

    2 · July 15, 2013

    • angela

      Thanks so much for being an excellent organiser and being so tolerant with us all! Axx

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Tim

    Great fun!

    July 15, 2013

  • Geoff

    Once again we had a lot of laughs at the camp. Great people and scorching, sunny weather!!! :-)

    July 15, 2013

  • Seher

    Well organised! Enjoyed!

    July 14, 2013

  • Yann

    Very fantastic time. It was a glorious, gorgeous and exciting weekend. And the sun was "au rendez-vous". Thanks to everyone for making it special... O:-)

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Guy C.

    If any one is desperate I have one place on the back of my motorbike. Leaving at 6pm from oxford street tomorrow. Would need not to have too much stuff. I have spare helmet.

    1 · July 11, 2013

    • ana m.

      oh, not sorry alreaady agreed with sophie, m.thanks

      July 12, 2013

    • Uli

      hi, will be too late for 7pm. see you later in Uffington

      July 12, 2013

  • Sophie

    Hi, have 1 seats available, leaving at 6 pm from Greenford tube station. Text me if still looking on[masked] 9883. 1st text 1st served!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got a ticket now. does any one have a free seat in the car . I am very small :-)

    July 11, 2013

    • Sophie

      Hi Maria, waiting to hear from Lisa and Piotr, otherwise you're welcome. Pop me a text[masked] 9883. Leaving at 6 pm from Greenford station, central line. Let's make it 1st text 1st served ;-)

      July 12, 2013

  • Steven

    Hi
    I still need to confirm a lift for this trip. Does anybody still have a spare seat?
    Hope the weather's like this weekend!
    Cheers
    Steve

    July 6, 2013

  • Lisa

    Does anyone have space in a car from London. Please let me know?

    July 11, 2013

    • Sophie

      Hi Lisa, leaving from Greenford station from 5-6pm if interested. Pop me a text[masked]

      July 12, 2013

  • Alastair

    I will be going by train and was wondering if anyone is interested in sharing a taxi from Swindon railway station to the camp site. If interested please call or txt me on[masked]

    July 12, 2013

  • angela

    Is anyone driving from London?

    April 26, 2013

    • Seher

      Hi Angela, i will be driving from London and have a space you welcome to join if you would like to, let me know.

      May 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      Hi Seher would it be ok for me to tag along with you from london? I would definitely be prepared to contribute to petrol. Thats if Angela can't make it. I think she had another offer.Please let me know

      July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Spare seat available, driving from Balham at about 6pm.

    July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Probably 6pm. Not earlier.

      July 11, 2013

  • Sen

    I will be travelling from Wolverhampton, stopping at Watford, Slough, Feltham & SL7 7QJ. Therefore, I can only be at the final destination between 7:30 – 8:00 PM. I can give lift if you guys are happy with the times

    July 11, 2013

  • Yann

    I have space in my car leaving from Portsmouth area but might not have them when returning...

    July 11, 2013

  • Sophie

    Have a space for 2 leaving from Greenford central line at 3:30 Friday if s.o. need a lift

    June 4, 2013

    • Sophie

      Hi Brian, still interested on the lift from Greenford? Please confirm today,thanks. Sophie

      July 11, 2013

    • Sophie

      Hi Brian, just saw your conversation with others. I take you no longer need a lift. Sophie

      July 11, 2013

  • Andrew Tailor B.

    Hello all! Would anyone like some interesting company for their car ride out to the Big Camp and back? I 'm looking for a ride on Friday evening and can meet you at a tube stop. I can sqeeze quite well and have a very small pack.

    July 3, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Hi Mary, does this include my friend and I as you agreed to take us also. Cheers

      July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Brian yes it does had three spaces and enough space for everyone's stuff

      July 5, 2013

  • Tanya

    Sorry guys I can no longer make this as won't be in the country. So my space is up for grabs!!
    Hope you all have an amazing time marshmellow toasting and campfires I will be there in 2014 :)

    July 4, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Sorry I have lost track, if you need a tent or other basic gear for the weekend please leave a comment here and I will see what I can do.

    July 1, 2013

    • Yann

      Hello Lindsay, I do need a tent... can you help me out?

      July 1, 2013

    • Yann

      Hi Lindsay, I need a tent, do you think I can borrow one from you?

      July 2, 2013

  • Joe Di F.

    I won't be able to make this trip, my place is for sale if anyone is interested, you can contact me on [masked]

    July 2, 2013

  • Julie

    I have a space to sell if someone would like to take ky place.

    July 1, 2013

  • Rachel

    I'm so gutted we can't make this anymore - circumstances beyond my control.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Driving from Balham. 3 spare seats..

    June 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chris - I'd like a place please...Thanks! Claire

      June 27, 2013

    • amber

      Me too please!

      June 27, 2013

  • Chanuka P.

    Love to join !! Can't make it? Let me know, I'll take your place

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    Will be driving from near Croydon/Wimbledon will have space for 2 people.

    June 3, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Hi Mary! Can my friend and I join you? :)

      June 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi sorry not been online for a bit. I still do have the space for two your stuff so let me know

      June 26, 2013

  • Oxana

    Hi all, does anyone have a space in the tent by any chance? :) well looking forward to the event!

    June 12, 2013

    • Uli

      I have a small tent that fits two people, I'm happy to share. I hope you don't snore :)

      June 21, 2013

    • Oxana

      hey Uli-that be cool, lol no one complained b4 :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Hi all,

    Is there any lovely person/people driving to the camp with 2spaces left in their car?? :)

    thanks!!

    June 24, 2013

  • Steven

    Does anyone have spare room in their car for one more (+ plus camp stuff)? I'm near to Kentish Town but can get to most places, or maybe meet at a station on the way?
    Please give me a shout if you can help and we can share fuel costs.
    Cheers
    Steve

    June 16, 2013

  • Jamie

    Hi All,
    My boyfirend and I will be driving if anyone needs a lift.
    We'll be leaving from Swiss Cottage in North West London around 6pm.

    May 21, 2013

    • Sofia

      Hi Jamie, I would potentially like a lift too, please :) Thanks!

      May 21, 2013

    • Jamie

      Hi Sean & Sofia. Sure that should be fine, although might be a bit of a squeeze depending on how much stuff we all have! Send me an email at [masked]

      May 21, 2013

  • Sofia

    Hi, looking for a couple of spaces in car to drive from London on Friday evening. Please let me know. I live in Hammersmith, happy to get to another location for pick up. Thanks

    May 21, 2013

  • Alannah

    Hi, is anyone driving from London leaving at around 6pm on Friday? Looking for a lift for one, or is anyone looking for a lift from London again leaving around 6pm. Have space for two. Thanks

    May 11, 2013

    • Alannah

      Yes, just for me.

      May 11, 2013

    • Brett M.

      Hi. A friend and I are looking for a lift. 6pm would be perfect. If you still have 2 spots, you can email me at [masked]

      May 20, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Hello, if anyone is driving from London and has a spare spot for me I'd be delighted to take it! :) cheers

    May 20, 2013

  • Yann

    Hi everyone, I will be driving from the Portsmouth area. So if everyone need a lift I will be happy to take them. We can arrange for the gas.

    May 11, 2013

  • Mark L

    This is still some time off but all things going well I should be driving up with room to spare. I have an A3 so not much room but deffo enough for 1 other.... poz 2..... Leaving from SW17 in London. Mail me if it may work for you.. [masked]

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • angela

      Do you still have space? I live in South London and would like to go and would share costs.

      April 26, 2013

  • David

    Hi all, I'll be driving so can offer a couple of lifts from the Birmingham area, leave me a message if that suits you

    April 13, 2013

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