Surrey Hills Camp 2021
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Based in the picturesque Surrey Hills this camping weekend will be relaxed and informal, just like the working farm where we will be staying.
The campsite is on a working farm in the delightful Surrey countryside only a hour's drive from London or the South coast. Showering and toilet facilities are just a short stroll away. If you fancy making tea on your camp fire then wood and kindling are available at the farm's Produce Shop. You can also buy poultry meat, sausages and burgers as well as eggs, home-made marmalade and local beers. If you don’t feel like cooking there is a very good pub just 10 minutes up the road.
This event is planned as a relaxed camp, with the focus on sociable times around the campfire, rather than very late nights and loud music!
What is happening on the event: As this is a relaxed event, the weekend's itinerary is up to you. However to give an idea, we will most likely gather round the camp fire on Friday night to catch up with old friends and get to know new acquaintances. There will be a group walk of approx. 10-12 miles setting off on Saturday morning (precise time to be decided the evening before) to explore the beautiful scenery of the Surrey Hills. We will arrive back at camp in good time for campsite dinner (which you will need to provide for and prepare yourself) or if sufficient interest, the event leader may book a table at the local pub (10 minute walk) to provide the option of a meal there. There may be a shorter walk on the Sunday, when some may also wish to indulge in a pub lunch - we will discuss any plans for the Sunday over the course of the weekend.
Dogs: Please note that as a working farm, this campsite does not accept dogs.
Motorhomes, Campervans and Caravans: May be welcomed subject to pitch availability. Please enquire with the OutdoorLads office on email@example.com before booking a place.
Photo credits: Banner image with kind permission of Skip Evans (Outdoorlads Member). Other images provided to the event leader from previous Outdoorlads event participants with permission to re-use.
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- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
- This event takes place after 21 June 2021, which is currently the earliest date by which the Government hopes that we will have entered Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown. At step 4, the Government hopes to have removed all legal limits on social contact.
- It is possible that Step 4 takes place at a date later than 21 June 2021 and could affect this event. We will review the situation as things change and will advise members signed up to the event if there are changes necessary to ensure compliance with restrictions in place at the time of the event.
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What to bring
Please contact the Leader if you are unsure about any of this below.
As a minimum you will need:
Sleeping mat or mattress
Cooking equipment and plates, cups, cutlery
Food if you're going to cook for yourself, and drinks
Walking boots and socks
Base layer, Fleece (in case the weather turns chilly)
Small day pack for use on the walk, to carry your lunch and anything else for the day out.
Towel, washing kit
Torch or headtorch
Optional extras to make the weekend more comfy:
Camping chair/stool or outdoor rug/blanket
Clothes to wear in bed (it is only April after all - again!)
Waterproof trousers and gaiters in case the ground is very wet
Enough changes of clothes in case you get wet
Warm clothes to wear around the campfire.
Food & drink
As this is a camping event, please bring your own cooking equipment and food for the weekend. The campsite is based on a working farm which sells poultry, meat, sausages, eggs and burgers.
There is a pub in nearby Forest Green (www.brunningandprice.co.uk/parrot) if you don't fancy cooking for yourself.
You will also need to bring packed lunches to take with you on the walk on Saturday and potentially the Sunday.