I was talking to a few of the regulars at Giants seat over the weekend, the general consensus` was that the weekend wasn't really long enough to do the things they wanted to do.
So the next giants Seat will be an extended meet from DATES CHANGED to 25th- 30th of September of September, we will be having at least one work day to improve the site and are planning some skills sharing sessions on the other days after the success of Alan's Trauma care session on Saturday of the last meet (thanks Alan)
We are also looking at doing a bring and buy type of event on one of the days where people can bring products that they going spare or have even made themselves to flog on to the other members.
I would like to start a list of people that will be attending below copy and paste as usual.
If you cant make the entire meet that's fine if for example you can only come for the weekend just add the dates that you can make next to your name in the list.
Also if people could put down the things they would like learn i can see who is available with the relevant skills and cajole them into doing a session.
Hopefully as this is a longer meet we might entice some of the people further afield to come and enjoy this fantastic site and join us on some of the workshops.
Please ad your names, dates and preferred topics in the format below
I will try to get all popular topics covered but if we don't have anyone with the skills c`est la vie.
Please take a second to read the rules below
Giants Seat is located off Ringley Road West.
This is the A667, which runs between Whitefield (Manchester) and Kearsley (Bolton).
The campsite is between the villages of Outwood and Ringley.
Distance from M60 Junction 17 - 3 miles (10 minutes).
Grid reference (of entrance from Ringley Road West) - SD 774 055 GB Grid
Ringley Road West
Sat Nav users enter M26 1DY and keep following the track to the end, bearing left where it splits
Or paste this into Google
About the Site
The site is a functioning scout camp, we are lucky enough to have built a great relationship with the warden and are pretty much given free reign.
There are 10,000 standing Tree’s majority Oak although there are birch and beech on the site as well as a few others.
There is a VERY large field that can be used for tents etc. this is flanked by woods on both sides. Also at the bottom of the field is another wooded area ALL of which is scout land. The boundary on the left (looking down the field with Martin Lodge behind you) is the stream. On the right the boundary is the road that runs towards the garden centre. At the bottom the boundary is where the rail track meet the Motorway. The site as a whole covers 54 acres, so there is no issue with space.
There is a fully functional Shower block with 3 electric showers, sinks, urinals and 5 toilets. There is also access to drinking water on the site.
There are a few rules that need to be followed to allow us all to have a good time without damaging the relationship that we have built Please take a few mins to read through this post to familiarise yourselves as failure to adhere to these rules may mean you being asked to leave the site
Thanks in advance
Giants Seat Rules
*Please pay Subs when you arrive, its £5 per night per person. (i'm there for a good time too so dont want to have to chase people please)
*NO GROUND FIRES - there is extensive leaf mould so all fires must be raised
*We can take as much deadwood as we like BUT IT MUST BE DEAD if in doubt leave it alone
*The Flag circle is out of bound (no exceptions)
*Sharps and alcohol dont mix so no drunken sillyness (by all means have a drink just dont overdo it)
*Sharps to be sheathed unless in use
*any Guests or Minors are the responsibility of the relevant Member
*There is ample room if you want to be away from the group by all means do so.
*All litter must be removed from site, there is NO site bin so if you brought it with you take it out or burn it please (not whilst others are cooking)
* Toilet blocks are to be left clean! (offering to do these will be of great help as I usually get left to do them)
* oh and last but most important ...........................HAV E FUN!!
I know a lot of these wont apply to everyone on here, but better to be safe than sorry
Thanks guys and i look forward to seeing you there
Dave Bromley - entire meet - friction firelighting, firecraft, sourcing natural materials and map & compass work.