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Where / When for a long weekend? Select all options that you CAN do.

This poll will close on Jul 4, 2017 at 9:40 AM.
  1. North Wales

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Lake District

    6 vote(s)
    85.7%
  3. 7/8th October

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  4. 14/15th October

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  5. 21/22nd October

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  6. 28/29th October

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  7. 4/5th November

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  8. 11/12th November

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Woodsy

    Woodsy POTY Winner 2009

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    Dear f&c'ers!

    This is essentially a feeler thread in the first instance just to gauge interest in another longer meet later in the year, so the title is subject to change.

    I personally am really keen to relive mamiya645gate head back to the lakes as @nikki_s and I love it there and really enjoyed the last trip. So the purpose of this thread is really to get an idea of A) whether the lakes is good for everyone as a location to head to, B) degree of interest for a trip in general, C) time of year that people keen for, and D) duration of the trip.

    For my part, C and D would be in the region of October and a full week respectively, though I appreciate that most might prefer a long weekend, so likely best to plan for that instead. Once the thread evolves sufficiently, suitable polls will go up and we can reach a consensus.

    Let discussion commence!
     
  2. srichards

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    If you can find accommodation that caters for both a week stay and a long weekend then you can have both types to suit. I'd think not a half term would be a sensible week to pick and not either weekend either side of a half term. Usual restrictions involving proximity to railway station and pubs apply :)
     
  3. Carl Hall

    Carl Hall

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    I'm up for a meet later in the year, but will be unlikely to be able to do a whole week so soon after the Cornwall meet. If it's a long weekend then I'll almost certainly be there! If there's room then Angi would probably love to come too :)
     
  4. RaglanSurf

    RaglanSurf Official Forum Idiot 2013 & 2014

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    Likewise, a week may be problematic although if work picks up then you never know. The last Lakes meet was great fun so a return visit sounds like a great idea.
     
  5. Strappy

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    I'd love to return to the Lakes. October would be good, though the first weekend in November would be perfect for me as herself is off to Spain for a long weekend (she's learning Spanish) and it'd save me from taxi duties. :sneaky:
     
  6. Andysnap

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    Too late mate... We're already here. :)

    Sounds like a good idea, we'll give it some thought and get back to you.

    Andy
     
  7. Mrs Snap

    Mrs Snap

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    Dates permitting, we're definitely interested for a long weekend or possibly longer
     
  8. ChrisR

    ChrisR

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    What Mrs Snap said... loved the last trip. Accommodation was very well placed but a bit hostel-like.
     
  9. stevelmx5

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    I'd love to meet up again for a long weekend but we're going to Florida on the 24th October (shhhh, don't tell the kids, it's a surprise!) so I'm not sure how feasible it would be.
     
  10. steveo_mcg

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    Can't do the first or second weekend but otherwise I'll be there with bells on.
     
  11. Woodsy

    Woodsy POTY Winner 2009

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    Excellent! Good interest! Shall we aim for a long weekend then?

    I'll post up a poll tomorrow for a week or so for dates. If I make the options all the weekends in October and the first one or two in November, that should cover it? Thoughts?
     
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  12. RaglanSurf

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    At the moment I'm fine apart from 6,7,8th October.
     
  13. Mrs Snap

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    I can't do the weekend of 13/14 Oct but Andy can. I might possibly be able to arrive on the Sunday afternoon on my way back from Edinburgh though...
     
  14. RaglanSurf

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    Gin festival?
     
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  15. Mrs Snap

    Mrs Snap

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    Very close ;)

    Edinburgh Gin Company Connoisseur Tour with the girls
    :D
     
  16. RaglanSurf

    RaglanSurf Official Forum Idiot 2013 & 2014

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    Will there be samples?
     
  17. Mrs Snap

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    Yes :banana:
     
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  18. Woodsy

    Woodsy POTY Winner 2009

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    Apologies for not getting the poll up today, I had a manic day. I'll try and get it posted tomorrow morning :)
     
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  19. Mr Badger

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    Just to put a cat amongst the pigeons, how about North Wales instead as an option? Somewhere around Snowdonia might be worth thinking about as a base, the reasoning being that if the weather is a bit 'pony and trap' there are some good places to go to take photos, perhaps a day out to Portmeirion http://www.portmeirion-village.com/visit/, or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llechwedd_Slate_Caverns , or http://www.festrail.co.uk/ ? If the weather is kind then the scenery can be lovely.

    Just an idea, so I don't know how the prices would stack up, but it might make a change if there's already been an F&C trip to the Lakes?
     
  20. steveo_mcg

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    I can get to the lakes in an hour by train, Anywhere off the mainline is a total bear.
     
  21. Woodsy

    Woodsy POTY Winner 2009

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    I'm not adverse to going to north Wales, but I'd personally prefer the lakes. I'll get the poll up shortly :)
     
  22. nikki_s

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    Just to add, from the info I can find, school half term falls from Saturday 21st of October to Sunday 29th so I'd recommend we avoid those dates?
     
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