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Event title: Symonds Yat Camping Barn - Cancelled - refunds to follow
Event Ref. No. 4072
When: 08.08.2012 | 17:00:00 - 10.08.2012 | 15:00:00
Where: Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire - (full information shown once you login/join)
Category: Weekend - Hostel/Barn
Registration closes: Mon 6th Aug 5:00pm
Event Availability: 0 attended and there were 0 No-shows.
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Event Cost £73.11 Click Here for information on group finances and how the funds are used.
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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.

Key Information

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 / 24K
Sunday Walk —  7 miles / 11K
Grade —  Moderate - some steep ascents
Terrain —  Mostly paths.
What 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


About the Hostel

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.

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.
If you are Late, Lost, or Won't be Attending

Call OutdoorLads on 0161 420 0001 then at the voice prompt press 1 followed by the event number, which is shown at the top of this page.
What to Bring 
Please review the kit list . 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 
If this is your first event or you have been a member for over a year can you please ensure you have fully filled in your next of kin form by clicking here. 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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