We’re VERY excited to announce our next big campout.
Taking place at a wildnerness campground by Bristol, it’ll be a chance to meet new faces (and new adventure buddies), listen to tales of adventure around the campfire, share skills, chat all things adventure kit and explore the local area.
Being a wilderness campground, it is a little off the beaten track (that’s the point, right?). That said the camp out IS accessible via a mini public transport adventure, or you can hook up with those already driving.
And (the quite boring but very important part!) if coming, you’ve agreed to the campout terms (read here).
Here’s what you need to know…
WHEN AND WHERE?
- Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th April
- Arrive between 2.30-4.30pm on Saturday 7th April and head off by 11am on Sunday 8th April
- The Batch Campsite (Wood View, The Batch, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5PP)
WHO’S IT FOR?
Errrrr…. all of you amazing Adventure Queens! It’s a chance for you to have a night away from home and meet others in the community. So that means you can leave your men and little ones (and four-legged furry friends) at home for this one.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
£5, to cover campout necessities from firewood to tea (can’t have a campout without a morning cuppa!). And the generous folks at Kathmandu are covering the cost of your camping spot for the night. Ain’t that kind??
Got a ticket now?! Wahooooo! Right, here are the rest of the details for ya…..
HOW DO I GET THERE?
By car: if driving, there’s some space for parking on the verge of The Batch, up by the campsite. The pub carpark gets quite full on a Saturday night so please DON’T park there but there’s extra space down the road from the pub if needed.
By train: the closest train station is Yatton and it’s a 15mins drive from there (there are a few local taxis so if not car-pooling, just need to Google them)
By bus: The Falcon coach runs from Bristol to Plymouth every hour and drops off literally at the bottom of the hill!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- Tent or bivvy (over to you on this one – but please don’t bring massive tents unless planning to share with fellow AQs!)
- Sleeping mat
- Sleeping bag (plus liner, if you feel the cold)
- Warm and windproof layers – puffer, thermals, woollie hat, gloves and scarf
- Waterproof jacket (just in case but also to keep the wind out)
- Head torch
- Toilet paper plus any toiletries (and first aid, as needed) (note that there are toilets onsite but please bring any toilet paper)
- Rubbish bag (to help leave no trace!)
- Something to sit on for the campfire stories – use rubbish bag or bring fold-down campstool, if you have one (we’ll just be using our rubbish bags or backpacks)
- Stove, if planning to cook/heat up food or you want a hot chocolate in the eve (we’ll provide the goodies, so you just need to boil the water. If new to using your stove, we can help so don’t worry!)
- Lighter/matches, if bringing a stove
- Mug, plate/bowl, cutlery (and any pots etc, if planning on cooking/boiling water)
- Compass (or download an app to your phone), if keen to join the navigation skills (we’ll have a few spares too)
- Water – for drinking and boiling hot water (there’s a tap onsite but low pressure)
- It’s a BYO affair so totally up to you – bring something cold, bring something to heat up on your stove (if bringing one) or go all out and cook from scratch (there are no rules on this one!)
- You’ll just need food for dinner, breakie and then any snacks or booze you want
WHAT CAN YOU LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE CAMPOUT?
Well… a whole lot of nattering, sharing and general having fun, with plenty of free time to meet other and ramble to your heart’s content. But to be a tad more specific, this is roughly how the overnighter will pan out.
Saturday 7th April
- 2.30-4.30pm: everyone to arrive (and put tents up, while it’s light)
- 5pm: welcome from us at Adventure Queens HQ
- 5-5.30pm: navigation skills session by fellow Adventure Queens (bring your compass, or download a compass app)
- 5.30-7pm: set up tents/bivvy spots (if you haven’t already), natter, explore the local area, have dinner (free time basically)
- 7-9pm: campfire stories fuelled by hot chocolate (bring your stove to make the hot chocolate, if you want one)
- Time for bed/final natter
Sunday 8th April
- 8am: morning cuppa from AQ HQ (again, remember to bring your stoves to make it, if you want one)
- 9am: leisurely ramble around the local area, led by fellow Adventure Queens
- 10.30am: pack up, if haven’t already, and help clean up
- 11am: head off, leaving on an adventure high with new friends and stories
Keen to volunteer at all – welcomer, walker, timekeeper…. fire us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org