As the name suggests, Seagrave is close to the sea with the nearest beach being Hunstanton, just 92 miles away. If you feel that is too far for an ice-cream you could try Melton Mowbray for a pork pie or a trip to Loughborough to see England’s only free standing carillon if that rings any bells. Leicester is half an hour away and you can visit the National Space Centre, an out of this world experience. Seagrave is a pretty little village with a pub and a bus service. Always a popular meet with a folk festival in village which some of our members join in with. Hall available all weekend for crafts etc.
PERLETHORPE / THORESBY PARK
This lovely site is in Thoresby Park. The site is ideally located for visits to Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park. The hall is a short walk away.
Directions: From Nottingham take A614; at Ollerton roundaboat continue on A614 (Blyth rd) in 2 miles turn left at Thoresby roundabout onto Netherfield Lane, site on left. Camping in Thoresby Park, hall about ½ mile away in Perlethorpe
SWYTHAMLEY & HEATON CENTRE
If you like walking and climbing this is for you. Just a few miles from Macclesfield and Leek it is renowned for its many outcrops and ridges. The area is known as the Roaches, taken from the French word for rocks, so you’ve some idea of what is hereabouts. Keep your eyes peeled for an animal you may not expect; the Wallaby. In the 1930 a private zoo flourished in Roaches Hall, but during the war the animals were released due to a shortage of food. (Perhaps the owner feared them becoming food). Incredibly the last sighting was in August 2011. Take your camera with you The Wincle brewery
is close by and they offer free samples! Another very popular meet attracting some great talent. Hall is available throughout for crafts etc.
Directions: Try using the co-ordinates if you have a sat nav as they are the most accurate.
We stay at Little Dunstal Farm to join the Froggatt family for the celebrations/garden party with dancing on the lawn. The Horn Dancers visit and dance at the farm on Monday. (Photograph with kind permission from www.calendarcustoms.com).
A cosy venue used for early and late season meets. Hall available all weekend. All hard standing.