Surrey Hills Easter Camp 2019
9 people attending
7 places left
Based in the picturesque Surrey Hills this Easter camp 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 and home-made marmalade. 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!
This event takes place over the Easter long weekend, but is a two night event, not three nights. You are free of course to book extra nights at the campsite at your own expense and risk, should you wish to stay for the whole of the long weekend.
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. 8-10 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 you prefer, head to the pub to eat (10 minute walk). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before booking a place.
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 (it is only April after all!)
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.