Cannock area 19/6

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Tried searching for Birches but googlefu is not working. Can I get a link to its where-a-boots?

And is the likely bivvy spot likely to have trees so I am likely to be able to swing a hammock from? No drama if not as I'll be quite happy in my new-to-me Duomid
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Birches is shorthand for Birches Valley Visitor’s Centre WS15 2UQ. That isn’t a good spot to leave the car overnight though and they charge 8 quid a day parking but happens to be the spot we met up last time.
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I’m still up for this :-bd be nice to see ya, been a while.
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PaulB2 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:54 pm Birches is shorthand for Birches Valley Visitor’s Centre WS15 2UQ.
Cheers for that.
BigdummySteve wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:00 pm I’m still up for this :-bd be nice to see ya, been a while.
Steve I'll be driving up the M40 so will basically be coming past your place so could pick you up on the way if you feel like a lift. Will leave the hammock at home too.
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Ok then it’s a Merry band , I’m just off to hospital to get my elbow drained somehow I’ve burst the sack of fluid on it and I’ve got a golf ball growing out of my arm , :shock:
Burty 7 is no problem get gramps just to let you know what pub we’re using , it’ll actually be feckin great to see everyone again , the old quilt and bivy bag hasn’t been out since me and gramps went down the long mynd nearly 2 years ago , I’ve got that excited I nearly let a bit of wee out , but that’s just age , Tim of you want to get up there early mate I’m sure Paul could meet you before 3 , not sure about myself as I may have a few last bits tie tie up at work as I’m off the following week but I’ll let you know on Friday, I’d say the earliest I can be there is around 12
Men until next week when the oldies ride again ( yes that includes you Burty) Reg I shall partake in your beverages on your behalf
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I’m working that weekend, and feet still not recovered from HT
So that’s a no go for me :sad: Hope the nice weather holds
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Yeah, I only live about a 3/4 hour pootle away from the meet-up spot so you could park up at/near my place if you want a gentle warm up
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Will pop up the horns and see what they do and the cost, and time of last orders, will nip over to the barley mow as well, can we get a final number so i can ask if we have to book thanks
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Looks like there’s 7 including mr and mrs burty
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PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:37 am Yeah, I only live about a 3/4 hour pootle away from the meet-up spot so you could park up at/near my place if you want a gentle warm up
Thanks Paul. That'd be ace. Not looking for anything marathonic given my fitness/fatness but a few hours ride to the meet up would be very welcome. Will PM Steve to see if he wants a lift and if could be three of us. Let you know.
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middleagedmadness wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:59 am Reg I shall partake in your beverages on your behalf
Aww thanks mate. Gutted not to be there. Winter Bivvy next stop.... :???:
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TheBrownDog wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:48 pm
PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:37 am Yeah, I only live about a 3/4 hour pootle away from the meet-up spot so you could park up at/near my place if you want a gentle warm up
Thanks Paul. That'd be ace. Not looking for anything marathonic given my fitness/fatness but a few hours ride to the meet up would be very welcome. Will PM Steve to see if he wants a lift and if could be three of us. Let you know.
I meant 45 minutes, not 3 to 4 hours :)

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RIP wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:58 pm
middleagedmadness wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:59 am Reg I shall partake in your beverages on your behalf
Aww thanks mate. Gutted not to be there. Winter Bivvy next stop.... :???:
That’s a shot leash there Reg, best you put your foot down pronto, my solicitor will thank you, from somewhere in the Caribbean :-bd
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PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:48 pm
TheBrownDog wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:48 pm
PaulB2 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:37 am Yeah, I only live about a 3/4 hour pootle away from the meet-up spot so you could park up at/near my place if you want a gentle warm up
I meant 45 minutes, not 3 to 4 hours :)
That's even better :-bd
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BigdummySteve wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:53 pm
RIP wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:58 pm
middleagedmadness wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:59 am Reg I shall partake in your beverages on your behalf
Aww thanks mate. Gutted not to be there. Winter Bivvy next stop.... :???:
That’s a shot leash there Reg, best you put your foot down pronto, my solicitor will thank you, from somewhere in the Caribbean :-bd
:smile: . Going to try for a midweek slot and see if that's permitted now that next few weekends are written off.
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Went to the horns to see about booking, told her 7 poss 8 people, she said we will need 2 tables, and would have to confirm by Tuesday am, better tomorrow if i can, it's changed hands and is very busy nowadays,
So provisionally booked 2 tables for 19.45pm only slot left if I confirm tomorrow i have to pay a deposit for it,
Are we all happy with this, cater for veggies and vegans as well
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yep fine for me and the mrs , mart, :-bd
is that the pub we had a coffee at near birches valley
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Grand for me mate , if you want I’ll drop you a couple of quid over
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Good for me too and thanks for the organisation. :-bd
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Works for me, just let us know if you need me to send some money for the deposit
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Burty yes it is, I will sort it out when I get home, hopefully have good weather for it,
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Deposit paid, for 7 peeps time 19.45hrs
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Thank you very much Gramps , :lol: , I’ll drop you a text on Friday to say what time I’ll be over
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Is anyone bothering with a brew kit/breakfast or shall we aim for a cafe first thing? Someone mentioned we'll need to be up and gone very early so I'm wondering if it's worth the hassle (and the extra bag I have to strap on)
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In my case it'll depend on the weather - if its like today, i'll just pack my lightweight bivvy which takes up 1/4 of the space of my tent so there'll be plenty of room for my stove.
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