UK Autumn 2008 Meeting Venue

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  1. Dave Miller

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    Well, the Spring meet is now a memory, albeit a very pleasant one so where next?



    (See, I’ve forgotten about Les leaving us to perish in the wintery wastes of Northumberland already.) :smile:


    So where to in the Autumn? I suggest we post ideas regarding possible venues on this thread, and then we can organise a poll in about a month to find out which venue is favourite and take it from there.
     
  2. Ailsa

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    How about Dorset?

    Or perhaps somewhere in Wales?
     
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    i'd second anywhere in the west - cornwall would be nice. Wales too.
     
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    At Seahouses, the Southwest was mentioned as a possibility as were both Wales and the Peak District. There was also the idea of using a city as a base to allow for some street photography (although this might impact on cost).

    I'm fine with all the above and other venues too, but I'd like to avoid Cornwall in the tourist season if possible...!
     
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    The Southwest, Wales and the Peak Distict are all good by me and I would like to see all three venues put forward for a poll.

    I'm not sure as to the praticalities of a city venue as a base. I frequently travel to cities for holidays and I find it's generally best to do so without a car and consequently I tend to travel light. A lot lighter than I do to APUG meets :smile: A viable alternative may be staying in a working village/small town such as seahouses. I think you would have to stay in the village and not down the road, but then this may be an advantage if the hotel bar was out of action :D

    Brian
     
  6. Dave Miller

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    My own suggestions would be:
    Peak District
    Oxford / Cotswolds
    Both fairly central and therefore minimum travel for all.
     
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    I'd throw in Brecon (market town, Beacons) and Pembroke (castle, coast).
     
  8. RobC

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    Dartmoor? Tors, River Valleys, Woodland, Stone Circles and Avenues, Thatched Cottages, Exeter nearby, Plymouth nearby, Tavistock nearby.
    Pubs everywhere and to cap it all its only just up the road for me:D
     
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    Good see all those who made to Northumberland and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and the weather! Any of the already mentioned locatations would be OK with me out of season in the autumn.
    Cheers, Neil.
     
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    I am happy with all the ideas put forward and will follow the majority. This said, I thought that the city idea proposed by various people was very good.
     
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    Anywhere in the southwest would be great for me - Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Wales etc.
    It shouldn't be too bad for tourists after the school holidays and it'll be warmest time of the year.
    Bring your bathing costumes !!

    Bill
     
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    Autumn venue/meet

    Any where in the south-west or Wales would be fine by me. Although I too would happily spend time in a city or large town.

    Mark
     
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    Wales... south west England... south coast... city... all OK by me.
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    I'll go with the majority but would prefer...

    Peak District
    Wales (North or South)
    South West (Devon, Cornwall or Dorset)

    Barry
     
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    Looks like we all fancy Wales or the South West...

    I guess a vote will eventually be in order, but one quick question. Who would volunteer to lead either venue?

    Any takers?

    Mark :smile:
     
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    I would but unfortunately I don't know my way around Wales but I could get you stranded in the valley. :smile:
     
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    One (small) step at a time Mark. Venue first, dates second, accommodation a close first and a half. If someone in the chosen locality puts their hand up, it's a bonus, otherwise I suppose we do what we've done on some of the other meets, and wing it.
     
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    Well if the venue is Dartmoor I'm willing to help a little. It's not on my doorstep, about 30mins to southern edge, but I know the area reasonably well and can suggest the pros and cons of some of them. I think there's a few others from around the area as well. It would be largely landscape orientated being Dartmoor. And it can provide all 4 seasons in half an hour on the right day:D
    Alternatively there's South Devon with Dartmouth and Salcombe which is on my doorstep. That's obviously more coastal but I figured the last couple of trips were coastal so maybe people are looking for something different this time.
     
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    Oh goody, SNOW!
    No we won't get that again because I'll have a tow rope :D

    Barry
     
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    I vote for the South West partly because it would be somewhat easy/cheap for me to get to.
     
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    I know West Cornwall inside out but its a long way down for most people. The locations would be mostly coastal but quite stunning. Dartmoor sounds good and Robs right about the weather. There's also Exmoor which I've never been to but am told has more variety than Dartmoor.

    Bill
     
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    Brecon sounds good. I was there a few weeks ago.
    Dorset sounds good. I was there this morning.
    The Isle of Wight sounds good. I may be able to afford that one!


    Steve.
     
  24. Dave Miller

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    I quite agree about the Isle of Wight Steve, can you sleep 35? :smile:
     
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    How about Anglesey.
    It's somewhere I've only roared through to, and from Holyhead, but would like to see more of. It has a good mix of town and country, beach and mountain; well views of mountains anyway. See http://www.visitanglesey.com/
     
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    I have been interested in Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula for a long time, but have yet to visit the region. I would definitely be interested in this venue.

    If people decide on the South West/West this time, perhaps this venue could be considered for the next meeting?

    Barry
    Cuba tomorrow :D