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I have decided to hold the April Meet at Haldon Forest Center just south of Exeter. I'm sure that nearly all of you will be familiar with the Center but for those of you who are not you will be in for a real treat.
There is an on site cafe (be warned this can get a bit swamped when the center is busy)
Segway guided tours of the forest
Go ape treetop adventure center
Mountain bike rental
A huge amount of forest walks with loads of stuff for the kids to do on the way round
Graded mountain bike trails
x2 mountain bike skills areas.
and a children's play area

Due to the popularity of Haldon I have decided to start this meet a bit earlier than normal at 10.am in order to try and enable us to park together. I will be setting up a gas stove and kettle under the awning and bringing stuff for tea and coffee for all of us (the cafes coffee isn't the best). I will also keep a hot frying pan on the go so if you want to bring a few rashers of bacon your welcome to cook it up. At 12 ish I will be heading out into the forrest on the mountain bike so anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome T:

For those that need it here is the map to the center



The car park is pay and display so loose change is an essential

Once again it really doesn't matter if the weather is torrential for this one as we can just head in the cafe for breakfast / brunch (what the cafe lacks in coffee it certainly makes up for with its cakes)

Once again it would be brill to know who is planning on attending this meet so pop up a post if your planning on attending. You never know I might even buy some doughnuts for everyone T:
 

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Luckily I am off this weekend due to moving house, so will be more than happy to come along if that's ok (I tend not to be able to make meets as I work weekends).

I may even pick your juicy sizeable Brain regarding a few issues ;)
 

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Shame but Im going to clubs unite at the beach on the 12th but hope to see you at the next meet :)
 

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Just ordered our shiny new bbq so will set it up for people to cook on T:
so if you do bring stuff to fry up you will definately have something to cook it on T: just don't be thinking I will cook it for you Rasp:
 

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Just popping a bit more info up about this weekends meet at Haldon T:

We are going to gather in the overflow section of the Haldon Forrest Center carpark. This is accessed by taking your first right once you enter the carpark then heading straight on until you reach it.

Here is a pic of the area so you know where your looking for.


The overflow section is normally the last to fill up but be warned we took that photo at 10am this sunday and by 11 the carpark was 100% FULL :eek:

Here is a pic of the charges



The overflow carpark is situated by a lovely grass area outside the forestry buildings that gets the sun from first thing so it worth bringing a chair if its a sunny day especially if you want to start browning up for summer A:A:



There is loads to do up at Haldon including.....

Guided Segway rides around the forrest


A Go Ape Treetop Adeventure Center


Waymarked forrest walks for the whole family

Childrens Play areas for all ages




Mountain bike trails for all abilities



We will be there form about 9.45 with the grill on and a kettle on the boil so if you want to bring any bacon or eggs etc your welcome to throw it on our grill, or you could set up your own if you like. (there is a café but it WILL be busy).

Just wanted to say a big thankyou to Jon for doing the cake last time T: If anyone fancies doing this weekend that would be AMAZING!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D

Any questions fire away and Ill try to reply asap T:T:T:
 

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I am a dozy plonker, was just checking times about when to set off and I see it's tommorow not today.
Not sure I can make it as my misses is running a 10k in Topsham.

I could have been sat there Billy no mates today :eek:
 

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Nice to see everybody today. Forget to thank Jonny for the coffee and bacon - was much appreciated as I had forgotten mine!

I am processing the pics tonight and will post them up tomorrow for all to see.
 

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Great meet, nice and chilled (not because of the wind ;-) ) Everyone was laid back with no pressure, we loved it. cheers for taking the time to organise it. I can honestly say if you are considering coming to a future get together... do it :)
 

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Cheers **** T:
I have to second your point about encouraging any newcomersT: We have a great group of van owners in our area, the chilled atmosphere is 100% thanks to them and thankfully we live in a great area with loads to see and do.
If you are thinking about popping along to a meet then do it. Brilliant that we had a few newcomers this month hopefully next month will be our biggest of the year for John's first meet as RC. T:T:T:
 

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We had a great time too, some lovely vans and friendly people, thanks again for taking you time to aranged it, wife, child and dog all enjoyed it too!!! Good luck with your new arrival when he/she decides it's time,
 
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