Tackeroo 2018

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Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:47 am

Just gauging interest for another adventure to the Tackeroo Campsite in Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.

They appear to have more available weekends than last year but still not many. Of the ones we could do, we’d be looking for the weekends of:

1st April
8th April
15th April
13th May

27th May
3rd June
17th June
4th November


Of those, 1st April is Easter weekend and 27th May is a bank-holiday weekend so I would suggest one of the weekends above highlighted in red only. If people can respond with any preferred dates, we’ll take a stab at a plan from there!

All welcome, campers and day-visitors. Postcode for the campsite is WS15 2UA although that's not entirely accurate, use 52.745157, -2.000030 in your SatNag if you're using one.

For those who haven't been before, it's a very basic site, beautiful but very basic, with water taps and an Elsan disposal point but no toilets - you need to be self-sufficient in that department. For day-visitors there's the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre at WS12 4PW and Birches Valley Forest Centre at WS15 2UQ, both reasonably close with appropriate facilities

Some photos from previous meetings so you know what you're letting yourselves in for :wink:

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2017

For those of you thinking of taking bikes, there are details of the various leisure trails here - http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/leisure-cycling/

and cross-country trails here - http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/xc/

and downhill trails here - http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/downhill/

and trail maps here - http://www.chasetrails.co.uk/maps/

Muz Jr recommends against the Monkey Trail unless you really know what you're doing but the various trails are marked out with coloured way-markers along the routes so they're easy enough to follow :wink:
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Jillygumbo » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:37 pm

Of your weekends Paul, I could only do:

15 April (April very busy for me)
3 June
17 June
4 November

13 May there's a meet at Woolacombe Sands
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by MT Tank » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi
Sorry to say, but looks like I'm busy on all those dates.
Will pass onto Linda.
Thanks for looking into it. Muz.
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by briwy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:32 pm

15th April or 4th November for us
Away all other dates.
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Jillygumbo » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:59 am

Any update on this proposed meet - so I can add it to my diary?
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 am

Looks like it's either the weekend of 15th April or 4th November. The November date would suit us best but we could do either - Can you check with Bertie & Ernie at the weekend which they prefer, assuming they are free then, and we'll get some firm plans made.
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Jillygumbo » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Muzorewa wrote: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 am Looks like it's either the weekend of 15th April or 4th November. The November date would suit us best but we could do either - Can you check with Bertie & Ernie at the weekend which they prefer, assuming they are free then, and we'll get some firm plans made.
I can't but I'm sure someone will who's going to Dent!
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by jayne » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:44 pm

Bert and Ernie can go on either or better still both dates as long as sausages are involved they don't care :D =D>
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:56 am

Ok then, I'm proposing doing both favoured weekends this year then, so that's the weekends of 15th April and 4th November. The first one is coming up in a couple of weeks so get your camping kit dusted off if you haven't yet used it this year!

Tell Bert & Ernie to fear not, there will be sausages. And Spam :D

And maybe some of those special Scottish meat pies with more than your weekly allowance of salt dusted on the outside :lol:
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by bongobaz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:56 pm

Hopefully up for both. pressume we just turn up?
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:59 pm

Yep, no booking or anything, just turn up and the ranger collects the money at some point during the weekend. It's about a tenner a night per van.
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by bongobaz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:03 pm

Ah i remember now people packing up early to avoid the ranger :roll:
Think our communal event this time is, make something from what you can find in the woods.
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:18 pm

A large fire? :lol:
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by bernard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:44 pm

hi have you desided on any dates yet thanks
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Re: Tackeroo 2018

Post by Muzorewa » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:03 am

The weekends of 15th April and 4th November. Some will turn up Friday evening, some during Saturday.
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