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Camping Barn - Symonds Yat
A weekend in a newly refurbished camping barn.
Friday 9th September to Sunday 11th September 2011
An OutdoorLads West Midlands Region Event
Camping barn in the grounds of the Old Ferrie Inn public house that still has
a ferry to take people across the Wye Valley in the famous Symonds Yat gorge.
Date — Friday 9 - Sunday
11 September 2011
Location — Old Ferrie
Inn, nr Symonds Yat West
County — Herefordshire
OS Grid Reference —
SO 556 164
OS Map — OL24
Saturday Walk — 15 miles
Sunday Walk — 7 miles
Grade — Moderate - some
Terrain — Mostly paths.
We'll be doing
We will be staying at a newly refurbished camping barn at Ye Olde Ferrie Inn,
that was once one of the crossing points on the River Wye as it runs through
Symonds Yat Gorge.
We will arrive early evening on the Friday for a buffet supper and to settle
into the hostel.
Saturday will see us walk along the Wye and explore the surrounding area before
heading back to the hostel for the evening.
Sunday will be a quick tidy up of the accomodation and a gentle walk, followed
by an optional mid afternoon lunch at a local pub
We will be staying at a newly refurbished hostel/camping barn that has showers
and is clean and tidy, but it does not have a kitchen. A hearty cooked breakfast
is included as part of the event, but other meals will need to be purchased
in the local area. The saturday walk will pass local shops so you can pickup
sandwiches etc. There is public house next to the camping barn selling
local beers and ciders as well as soft drinks. The locals have promised us a
warm welcome, but beware, alcohol here is locally produced and stronger than
you might be used to back home!
Each person needs to bring at least one item for Friday`s buffet that will be
enough to feed three people. A cooked breakfast on both days is provided along
with tea, coffee and squash during the weekend.
This section contains important information about the day itself. Please take
the time to read this.
If you have any concerns or questions then do
not hesitate to contact the event leader.
Times & Meeting
You are welcome to arrive at the camping barn from 5pm onwards. .
When you arrive please go straight to the Event Leader as he may have important
information to give you.
What to Bring
If you are Late, Lost, or
Won't be Attending
then at the voice prompt press 1
followed by the event number, which is shown at the top of this page.
Please review the kit
. The minimum you will need will be good boots, clothes to keep you
warm, waterproofs, a rucksack, water (at least 2 litres) and a packed lunch
(picked up on route on saturday) and any nibbles you might like for whilst you
are walking etc. You will also need to bring a sleeping bag, pillows and a towel.
Pubs / Food / Shops
There is one shop in Symonds Yat (West) and largers shops in Coleford and Monmouth.
The shop in Symonds Yat only has short unpredictable hours so you are advised
to bring things with you
If you need a lift then contact the event leader who will try to arrange one
for you. Alternatively take a look at members on the attendance list below who
live near you and are able to offer other members a lift.
Booking / Paying
Your place is not guaranteed until payment has been processed by OutdoorLads.
Please use the link at the top of the page which will become available once
you have registered for the event.
Next of Kin
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This will remain valid for one year.
After the walk is over on Sunday people often gather at a local pub for Sunday
dinner or just post walk refreshment prior to heading home.
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