Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

If you are going away somewhere and don't mind meeting up with other Bongo owners or if you've been somewhere & want to tell us about it & stick up your photos, put the details here.

Moderator: Jillygumbo

User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Wed Mar 23, 2022 5:23 pm

UPDATE: Campsite is open 12 - 30 September. £12 a night. I tried to organise a discount code but it gets far too complicated for a £2pn discount!

Book and pay direct on the Eastnor Castle website if you want to join us at this meet.

There's no toilets or showers. You must have your own facilities - even if only a toilet tent!

Tap and tank only. Fabulous walks within and from the Deer Park but no buses to and from Ledbury. Just under 3 miles to walk to Ledbury over the hill and possible to walk a circular route to avoid a linear walk. Fantastic pub with lunches in Ledbury - Prince of Wales. Fishing is complimentary for campers. Brilliant views of the Castle and valley. If there's a wedding on at the Castle, we get a free firework display (usually). Half price entry to the Castle for campers.

When you book via the website, you'll be given the gate code to enter the Deer Park campsite. Note it's not the entrance opposite the Castle but further up the main road towards Hollybush (away from Ledbury). About 200 yards on the left.

We usually park up in the second field on the left in the middle of the horseshoe track. I'm aiming to be there on the Thursday.

This will be a chilled meet, no loud music please. Firepits above ground usually allowed (depending on weather). Remember your fire blanket to place underneath to protect the grass.

https://eastnorcastle.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

List: Jilly, Ruca & Monty
Nancy & Roly Pearson
Sue & Ady Wilkinson
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
Bob
Supreme Being
Posts: 15023
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Bob » Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:30 am

Looks like we will miss this year.

Wool show in Yorkshire.
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:48 pm

Bob wrote: Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:30 am Looks like we will miss this year.

Wool show in Yorkshire.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:49 pm

What about the weekend before? 16 - 19? Not too late to change the dates. Only told Nancy & Roly and they're holding off booking while I try to get a discount code.
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
Bob
Supreme Being
Posts: 15023
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Bob » Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:58 pm

I'll check calendar when we get home, can't remember when we leave, but thanks. 8)
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Mon May 16, 2022 11:47 am

Been a bit hectic at work with system testing plus the stress of the Spanish wedding (both now thankfully over)! Feel very drained now. I didn't even get dressed yesterday! Just lounged in front of the TV - dogs were not impressed!

I've heard from Charlotte at Eastnor re rally rate. We can have £10 a night (organiser free) provided we collect the money and Charlotte invoices us after the event (subject to 10+).

I think we just forget the rally rate and leave it that everyone books online at £12 a night? Agree?

Did you check dates? I've done nothing about changing anything from the last weekend yet.

See you soon, I hope xx
Jill
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
Bob
Supreme Being
Posts: 15023
Joined: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:54 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Bob » Mon May 16, 2022 12:37 pm

Sadly the first w/e is too close to departure for our Yorkshire trip so we will have to miss this year.

Regarding the discount, nowt to do with me if we’re not going, but it is much easier if peeps book themselves.

The main problem comes if you finish up with 9 units and have already collected the tenners. Peeps won't be happy if you go round for an extra 2 quid a night and I have had a right job trying to get one or two to cough up for the Sunday night when the decided to stay on. :wink:

Have a great Meet. 8)
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Tue May 17, 2022 11:35 am

I've updated the first post with all the information for this meet.
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
MT Tank
Bongolier
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Oswestry

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by MT Tank » Tue May 17, 2022 3:51 pm

Count me in please.
MT Tank
Bongolier
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Oswestry

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by MT Tank » Tue May 17, 2022 3:51 pm

Count me in please.
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Fri Jun 10, 2022 5:53 pm

MT Tank wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 3:51 pm Count me in please.
You're coming twice?? Book direct.
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
User avatar
Joe_anne123
Bongolier
Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:12 am
Location: Warwickshire

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Joe_anne123 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:01 pm

I've booked :)
User avatar
Jillygumbo
Supreme Being
Posts: 2651
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm
Location: Swindon, Wilts

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Jillygumbo » Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:19 pm

Joe_anne123 wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:01 pm I've booked :)
Brilliant! Be good to see you again Deb
Jillygumbo, Tonto & Ruca
The night conceals the world, but reveals the universe!
User avatar
Joe_anne123
Bongolier
Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:12 am
Location: Warwickshire

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by Joe_anne123 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:32 pm

Jillygumbo wrote: Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:19 pm
Joe_anne123 wrote: Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:01 pm I've booked :)
Brilliant! Be good to see you again Deb
Yes! It's been too long :) I've booked for the Bash too :D
MT Tank
Bongolier
Posts: 156
Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:34 pm
Location: Oswestry

Re: Eastnor Castle 22 – 26 September 2022 Bongos & Friends

Post by MT Tank » Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:03 pm

All booked in. X