I'm planning on camping at Rough Close again on 8th/9th April, if anyone would like to join me. I've even purchased a parachute to ensure somewhere dry for a group if it rains! If you want to see what the last weekend was like, there is a post further down in this thread with a link to pictures.
Same details as before:
I've booked 3 places, as I know it's rather short notice and close to Easter, but we could probably expand this quite easily. I haven't confirmed all the logistics yet, so I'll give further information when confirmed if you PM me.
How to book
PM me! First come, first served. Looking forward to meeting some of you!!
The whole campsite is a big mixed, mainly broadleaved, woodland. Although the website says the woodland is 43 acres, I think their acres must be smaller than mine. I think it is about the size of my parent's woodland - so about 10 of my acres. Still a very reasonable size.
The basic camping area is pretty much all trees, with no lawn area. However, there are some clearer areas where tents could be pitched if people would prefer those to the tarp and bivvy set up. The ground is quite clayey and not well-drained, so tends to be a bit muddy in places. Water is from a tap a short walk from the area. There is a toilet block and hot showers some distance from the basic camping area, although they are happy for us to use alternative methods provided we are considerate of other users and mark dug toilets appropriately.
We can have fires to cook on, I'm guessing one between two would be about right to keep impact down but still have room to cook, but am happy to discuss. Firewood can be collected from around about. We'll need to clear fires away completely when we have finished with them and leave the campsite as though we had never been there, but I am happy to help anyone not sure how to do this.
Of the long list of things I asked about, the only one we are not allowed to do is snare animals.
I'm really hoping some of you can come this time, as it'd be great to meet some other people interested in bushcraft and share learning. I'm also hoping my hand is better by then, as I managed to chop it when mis-using my axe last week!
£3.00 per night per person (the website is out of date)
If there are any damages as a result of our visit, we may be charged for those.