Sunday 26 May 2013 01:25 UTC
What are you planning? Where shall we go?
Following on from a couple of fantastic strip flying weekends around Devon and Cornwall over the last two years, a few of us are planning another strip flying weekend holiday in August.
This year we are planning to head east to see some new scenery and make some new friends. Dates we are looking at are 4th and 5th August, which is during the Olympics (if that makes a difference...). I would be interested in extending this into Monday/Tuesday the following week if anyone else is interested.
I haven't had much time to think about destinations or an itinerary, in previous years 4-5 strips per day has been comfortable with time for chatting and making friends as we go.
So far I've got a fairly short "would-like-to-do" list:
Weybourne - visit the tank museum and potential overnight stop if we can arrange that
Can anyone add recommendations around the Norfolk/Suffolk area - minimum strip length of 600m to be comfortable.
And who else wants to join us for a weekend of flying and camping?
Last edited by Straight'n'Level on Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Would have been more than a little tempted but have to go to my sister's wedding this weekend!
Weybourne comes highly recommended, they didn't want me to camp on the field last time I went, but there is a decent little campsite at the entrance to the museum. Don't think the two are related. Also had a very decent meal at the Ship Inn in Weybourne village.
One of my favourite UK destinations.
PS - also had a very good welcome at Shipdham when I called in there for fuel. Not exactly a strip, but worth a look.
You will be made very welcome at Priory Farm. there is a BBQ and basic facilities to make camping a practical proposition. Drop me a pm and I will happily see to it that your visit goes smoothly.
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As a starter for a plan, how does this look to everyone?
At this stage I haven't considered such things as PPR. There are also a couple of other possible stops that I am still investigating, so this isn't a firm itinerary, it will almost certainly get modified as the weekend approaches.
Meet at Conington (987m) for LUNCH.
Priory Farm (550m) - OVERNIGHT
Scenic route along the coast to Weybourne (617m) - Visit to Muckleburgh Tank Museum
Cromer (615m) - OVERNIGHT
Sackville Farm (730m) - Depart for home
I have in the past tended to steer clear of Shipdham as their runway tarmac was breaking up and becoming a bit prop-chip threatening. Have they sorted this?
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