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Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Wed 27.09.2017, 20:14

For those of you interested in the posh camping at Burton Hill, Malmesbury (as opposed to the not so posh camping at CC circuit :lol: ) there is a big field with great views of the town, clean showers and bogs etc.... If there was enough interest I'm sure we could get a corner, or the whole overspill field reserved for us. I spoke to the person that ran the site last year and already primed her for an influx of LEC'rs and they don't mind large, well behaved "mature" groups of people. There are electrical hook ups too for those coming in their Winnebago's, Hymer's, caravans etc.... It gets an 8/10 rating and well deserved at that ;-)

http://www.burtonhill.co.uk/

PS for those on FaecesBook you may well spot an image or two of a Collapso red, a Norfolk custard and a Specific blue (without orange wheels :wink: )

In the true tradition of LEC, I'd better start a list...

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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 28.09.2017, 01:06

Rambo wrote:For those of you interested in the posh camping at Burton Hill, Malmesbury (as opposed to the not so posh camping at CC circuit :lol: ) there is a big field with great views of the town, clean showers and bogs etc.... If there was enough interest I'm sure we could get a corner, or the whole overspill field reserved for us. I spoke to the person that ran the site last year and already primed her for an influx of LEC'rs and they don't mind large, well behaved "mature" groups of people. There are electrical hook ups too for those coming in their Winnebago's, Hymer's, caravans etc.... It gets an 8/10 rating and well deserved at that ;-)

http://www.burtonhill.co.uk/

PS for those on FaecesBook you may well spot an image or two of a Collapso red, a Norfolk custard and a Specific blue (without orange wheels :wink: )

In the true tradition of LEC, I'd better start a list...

1. Rambo
2. Muley ?
3. Lotusflasherman
4. Archie
5. Stevo
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


I've removed the "?" as I intend to be there, and you missed out the main USP of the campsite - a short walk into town for some nice pubs. Hope we get another beer festival :cheers:
Not sure I'll be in an M100 though, as last year I thought Combe weekend would be a good target to aim for to get my Eclat sorted and back on the road so I may be in that, on the other hand, I may not.. :lol:
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby rip » Thu 28.09.2017, 03:24

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4. Archie
5. Stevo
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Rambo - I have been camping with others (Namely one of the Calibra factions). All they do is get drunk then get drunk again to balance their sobering up. I get bored after the first night & pi$$ off to go for a drive.
Any LEC weekend I have done seems to have a purpose, making it far more interesting.
Based on that, I don't think that we are the type of group that they wish to avoid.

Phil - it is the people who make the event, not the car. I was made welcome a few years back when I turned up in the Cali (because there were 3 of us) so you would definitely be welcome in an Eclat!

If the camp site is a short walk into town then this sounds nice. Beer festivals usually run on the same weekends each year.
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Thu 28.09.2017, 09:22

I'm fairly sure the beer festival will be on as it's the same bank holiday w/e. And I bet the Whit Monday meet will also be on at CC

I have taken a couple of names of the list as those "garage queen's" wouldn't be seen dead camping. I suspect one of our Spanish ex pat members has plenty of time on his hands and has been dicking about again :twisted:

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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby dapinky » Thu 28.09.2017, 10:29

I only stayed at the circuit this year as it was a late arrangement, and lack of suitable space at the posh campsite for Nicos' caravan and my campervan..... if we can all get a corner of a field together, it would be a bonus. (no electric required, as my unit is 'self-sufficient'). The elan may be on a trailer or I may drive it - who knows?

Mark - if I were to trailer it to the site, is there somewhere to park a trailer, or would it be better to drop it at the circuit for the weekend? (the idea being to sleep in the van and drive around in the elan - but i may just drive the elan over and throw up a tent....)

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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Saltire » Thu 28.09.2017, 15:12

Dave - if you run out of ideas, you're welcome to park the trailer on our drive for the weekend (4 miles north of campsite just off A429). Won't be offended if you don't; whatever works for you
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby dapinky » Thu 28.09.2017, 16:25

Jonathan,

Thats a kind offer, thank you.

Still far too early to make decisions as to how I'm travelling - but always good to have options.
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Thu 28.09.2017, 18:21

Dave - I'm fairly sure the Manageress would allow you to leave your trailer somewhere on site. Plenty of room in the field or by the actual pitch

Last year there were only myself, Jim and Phil camping with small tents and there was plenty of room. I estimate they could take at least 10 tents in the field and there are about 6 electrical hook up points for large tents and campers

I mentioned to her last year we would all be back in 2018, but in increased numbers.

There is also a nice, fast,. twisty cross country route to CC through some nice Wiltshire villages. It would allow us to leave in convoy and also arrive at CC in convoy :burnout:
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 29.09.2017, 12:54

Have just spoken to Karen at Burton Hill Camping :-

Told her 6 at the moment, may be more so she'll keep the field we were in available for us so we can all be in the same area, whatever we are in - tents, camper-vans, caravans ..
She will contact me if other bookings start filling up the main field to put pressure on using that field, but it would be useful if we can firm up our requirements as early as possible.
(May Bank Holiday is very popular for campers and 'weekend gypsies' too)

Dave, - no problem at all with bringing the Elan on a trailer. Plenty of long grass surrounding our camping area where trailer can be pushed out of the way for the duration...
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Sat 30.09.2017, 20:47

Phil - I am in contact with The Smoking Dog, "the best pub in Malmesbury", 're the beer, cider, bangers and burger festival 2018
I also was in contact with Karen at the campsite but will leave the final booking to you ;-)

It will, definitely be possible to take over that bottom field with sufficient numbers. She was very accommodating last year and was hoping we were coming back as we "were so well behaved" LOL

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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 28.01.2018, 18:19

Rambo wrote:Phil - I am in contact with The Smoking Dog, "the best pub in Malmesbury", 're the beer, cider, bangers and burger festival 2018
I also was in contact with Karen at the campsite but will leave the final booking to you ;-)

It will, definitely be possible to take over that bottom field with sufficient numbers. She was very accommodating last year and was hoping we were coming back as we "were so well behaved" LOL

:cheers: :drunk: :gathering: :burnout:


Should we use this thread to get a definitive list of Malmesbury camp people (if you know what I mean :lol: )now we know Combe is on 26th? Karen was suggesting she'd reserve the whole of that small field if numbers justified it ...
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Sun 28.01.2018, 22:22

Hi Phil - I hope that what happens, as Castle Combe is getting more popular and LEC owners are coming out of hibernation, is that the Moderators will set up a specific CC section :poke: as used to happen with the old Donington set up. This way we can have specific topics for, say camping, curry night, beer and cider festival, convoy, Sunday run through Wiltshire (Saltire must know a good run or two with a nice hostelry somewhere en route ?) etc...

If we get enough posh campers at Malmesbury we can even have a colour coordinated convoy :lol: Last year we had a convoy of 2 ie me and Muley half an hour after you left to register for the track day. Its quite a good, twist, cross country drive, as you ard aware, and I would like to think we could get at least 6-12 cars. Hopefully more

When the Mods seg up the devoted CC thread :poke: we can get a list going for the posh campers and the dossers with no facilities at CC :x I'm happy to liaise with Karen, the Smoking Dug and the curry house nearer the time to ensure that things ard booked and finalised. Or we could do it between us ?

I will check with CC circuit whether the Whit Monday race programme is on as per last year (I am 99% sure it will be ;-) )
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 28.01.2018, 23:02

Rambo wrote:Hi Phil - I hope that what happens, as Castle Combe is getting more popular and LEC owners are coming out of hibernation, is that the Moderators will set up a specific CC section :poke: as used to happen with the old Donington set up. This way we can have specific topics for, say camping, curry night, beer and cider festival, convoy, Sunday run through Wiltshire (Saltire must know a good run or two with a nice hostelry somewhere en route ?) etc...

If we get enough posh campers at Malmesbury we can even have a colour coordinated convoy :lol: Last year we had a convoy of 2 ie me and Muley half an hour after you left to register for the track day. Its quite a good, twist, cross country drive, as you ard aware, and I would like to think we could get at least 6-12 cars. Hopefully more

When the Mods seg up the devoted CC thread :poke: we can get a list going for the posh campers and the dossers with no facilities at CC :x I'm happy to liaise with Karen, the Smoking Dug and the curry house nearer the time to ensure that things ard booked and finalised. Or we could do it between us ?

I will check with CC circuit whether the Whit Monday race programme is on as per last year (I am 99% sure it will be ;-) )


Whit Monday race prog' here ...https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/race-days/caterham-carnival-race-day/28/5/2018/
Wasn't sure I was going to stay till Monday but if you can suggest something to entertain me during Sunday I probably will. Have to bring my 'proper camera' , that helps me avoid getting bored ..
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Sun 28.01.2018, 23:10

Hopefully Saltire can suggest a drive out and then there's always the back end of the Smoking Dug beer festival and some very other interesting :? :? Malmesbury pubs .
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Saltire » Mon 29.01.2018, 08:46

Rambo wrote:Hopefully Saltire can suggest a drive out and then there's always the back end of the Smoking Dug beer festival and some very other interesting :? :? Malmesbury pubs .


What? You mean you want me to do some advance planning?? :shock: OK, I’m on it. Other locals with ideas, please feel free to contribute.
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 29.01.2018, 10:29

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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 29.01.2018, 17:07

Something I was thinking of doing was another visit to Castle Combe village. In the 70's when racing we'd arrive previous evening, pitch tents in the paddock and then walk to the nearest pub which was in ' Combe village. There was a 'No Through Road' near the circuit that continued as a bridleway through a wood which was a lot quicker than walking around the road ... and a lot of laughs coming back through the woods in the dark after 'too many sherbets'.. :lol:

Coming down the hill into the village it looked really picturesque and we always said we ought to have a proper look round ... but never managed to get past the pub!
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Mon 29.01.2018, 18:07

lotusflasherman wrote:.....pitch tents in the paddock and then walk to the nearest pub which was in ' Combe village. There was a 'No Through Road' near the circuit that continued as a bridleway through a wood which was a lot quicker than walking around the road ... and a lot of laughs coming back through the woods in the dark after 'too many sherbets'.. :lol:


A bit like Malmesbury then ;-) :cheers:
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 29.01.2018, 19:50

Rambo wrote:A bit like Malmesbury then ;-) :cheers:


Yes indeed ... a couple of our mechanic/helpers arrived late and came with us without putting up their tent. Them trying to put up a frame tent in the dark after too many sherbets provided great entertainment for the rest of us ... :lol:
Did we help? ... did we heck..
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Re: Camping at Malmesbury (Castle Combe weekend)

Postby Rambo » Fri 02.02.2018, 21:19

Just to update the list for people camping at Burton Hill, Malmesbury we currently have........

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