North east / Northumberland

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by alcorn54, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. alcorn54

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    Hi
    Looking through past posts and im just wondering over the last couple of years,has anybody organized a weekend up on our lovely north east coast or up in the wear valley maybe ?? if they have will they be doing it again??
    If not would anybody fancy a get together for a weekend up here?

    Ive never been to a meet so could someone tell me whats required or needed apart from a pub or two within walking distance . Alan
     
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    Hi Alan

    We would def be up for it, in fact we were thinking of going up their sometime in the next couple of months. Perhaps somewhere near Alnwick, never been before but have heard it is fab up there.
    there are a few reprobates from up that way :Rofl1: and i am sure they will put you right for the best places to go!
    we will keep an eye on this thread.

    cheers
    andrea & jeff

    aka The Stig
     
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    Hi Alan,

    I'm not far from you and I would also be up for it, be good to meet up with like minded funsters......:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi I'm always up here myself most weekends ,either in the van or my car,and until late last year on my motorbike,but its gone now!! ,its a beautiful place to go,I love a night away to chill out after a hard week ,lots of little places to park up and enjoy a night out . In fact contemplating a night out tomorrow night,probably around Alnmouth,couple of really nice pubs around here and not to busy yet as still early in the season. I was Just saying there doesn't seem to be any meets up here and was wondering if any have been organized in the past?? If not was thinking if anyone might be interested in getting together and organizing a weekend ? not sure what what's required though as never been to meet yet !!. Alan
     
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    Are you talking about Scran and Dellwood Country?

    If so, wouldn't it be a bit rough and tough for us Southern softies? :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

    Would we have to bring our own electricity?

    JJ :Wink:
     
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    No, a bath full of coal would suffice :Laughing:

    When a similar idea was raised last year we ended up at Ambleside for a great weekend - not NE but not too far away.
     
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    Love Northumberland - my favourite county! :Smile:

    Planning on being there in June - for a visit to the Farne Islands among other things - would like to join in with a meet-up.
     
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    HI ALAN WE HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT Y NO ONE HAS DONE A MEET UP HERE AS U SAY THE COAST IS BEAUTIFUL AND AMBLE ALL THE WAY UP THE COAST TO SCOTLAND HAS FANTASTIC VIEWS WE WOULD CERTAINLY B UP FOR A MEET BUT IT DEPENDS ON STEVE S WORK I KNOW THE MCC HAS MEETS AT ALNWICK RUGBY CLUB WHICH WE HAVE BEEN TO MANY TIMES U CAN WALK TO ALNWICK ALNWICK GDNS PLENTY OF PUBS CAFES SHIPS ALSO A LEISURE CENTRE FOR SWIMMING RIGHT NEXT TO SITE U COULD GO WITHOUT CLUB PAY A LITTLE MORE AND GET ELECTRIC WE KNOW A LOVELY SPOT FOR WILD CAMPING AT DRURIDGE WHERE WE GO NOTHING THERE BUT PEACE AND QUIET YOUR THAT CLOSE TO SEA U THINK YOUR ON A BOAT LOL WILL KEEP A WATCH TO C IF ANYONE ELSE UP FOR IT ALSO C & CC DO MEETS THERE SEABURN ANS SOUTH SHIELDS ARE NICE ALSO:thumb:
     
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    SORRY SHOULD SAY SHOPS NOT SHIPS LOL WE CAN T DO FIRST WEEK IN JUNE TAKING PARENTS ON HOLIDAY TO WALES:BigGrin:
     
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    Would a meet in NLand include attendance by Makkam Steve Scran?
    We would be up for it anyway.
     
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    Get it right John. It's Mackem :Laughing:
     
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    We'd love it but won't be free now till mid-end July. :BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Please excuse my spelling, Graham.
    Now bog off to the dark side!:moon:
     
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    We are always up for a meet and a local one would be a bonus !!

    As GJH said around 15 vans went to last years north east meet in Ambleside - but it would be great to find somewhere closer for another one this year.

    We havent explored that part of the world in our m/h so we cant help with ideas for a venue im afraid, but open to suggestions for possible sites.
     
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    OK keep up the suggestions:thumb::thumb: and ill start looking around for a suitable location for later in the year , Alan
     
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    Not a lot of places to park up near seaburn,plus I lived there for all my younger life and all !! my family are still there,(Roker) is your wild camping just before Cresswell?? or just after on the sandy park?? lovly there as well but only if you want quite as theres nowt else about,but sand sea and more sand and sea,and a little more sand and SE!! . :BigGrin::BigGrin::thumb: do you think the Southerners have wood burners in the vans ?? or are they posh down there and use coke ??
     
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    I don't know who it was, but I have seen a couple of very big rallies held in Seaburn.

    Last year they were parked in the field next to Morrisons supermarket. There were a lot of motorhomes and caravans there for quite some time. I could not make out the flags that were flying as I was driving past in the car as I live just along the coast road in South Shields.
    It's not the quietest place in the world to hold a meet, and will not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is just across the road, (literally 50m) from the beach, Morrisons supermarket and cafe next door, and plenty fish n chips, takeaways, pubs etc very close by. I don't know what if any facilities are available there in the field.

    Anyhow hope we can find a venue and hold a meet up here. On the one or two days of the year we get sunshine here it is really beautiful part of the country and even "southerner shandy drinkers" are welcome as long as they bring lots of cash to share with t peasants in the cloth caps here.:Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    I know

    I know where you mean,they sometimes use it for fairs etc,just behind bus turn around and morrisons,on sea front. it actually behind and can be accessed of sea front and road of running dycklands road. any chance you could try and find out who owns it ?? that is if you live local,I live miles away now :thumb:. Alan

    see link http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=213425136242694206508.00049ff3357aa4ddfdaaf&ll=54.938817,-1.36989&spn=0.001197,0.004077&t=f&z=19&ecpose=54.93738125,-1.36989,167.61,0,44.998,0&iwloc=00049ff34d179a73e4f82
     
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