It's time for our annual BBQ! This time, rather than hiring a pitched BBQ we have decided to change to a bring your own type event.
This means there will be no charge and no need to book! Just turn up on the day with your BBQ and your meat/ veggie options. We will provide bins and sauces. We will be hosting it on Southampton common, which has specified BBQ areas and benches. We will save some of these and I will meet people at the meeting point to walk down. Do bring balls and other games for us to play!
We look forward to seeing you there.
We'll meet in the University of Southampton, Avenue Campus car park, which is free on Sundays, the bus also stops right outside and it's literally opposite the common. We will then walk down to the BBQ site, those coming later can phone for direction
Avenue Campus is easily accessible from the U buses coming from the station or from the M27 junction for Portswood. SO17 1BF
Come and join me for an 'around the island'. An opportunity to take in many of the sights Portsmouth has to offer. A mixture of road, path, promenade and beach. Following the coast we will have glorious views and scenery passing many points of historic interest. Hopefully joined by the good weather too! Lots of ice cream and refreshment opportunities. We will break for our picnicic lunch at the bandstand for a sunbath while listening to 'The Jive Aces, with Brok Landers & The Estelles', maybe an opportunity for a dance too?! An optional sea dip before the return leg back along the Solent Way, passing historical monuments, a nature reserve and peace garden before reaching our start point. Please bring a picnic and some money for an ice cream. Bathers optional!
Hilsea Lines Car Park: Militay Road, Hilsea, PO2 9RR
Take the A27/M27/A3 to the Hilsea Roundabout, Portsbridge. Take the Hilsea exit and then first left (before 'The News' building), just after the Shell garage. The car park is near Foxes Forest
Long weekend away in the Brecon Beacons staying at The Bunkbarn in Penderyn. The Bunkbarn can take a total of 16 people however we don't need to fill it to get exclusive use. There are 3 rooms that sleep 2, 1 room that sleeps 4 and 1 room that sleeps 6. Note that this accommodation is on a working farm so no dogs allowed. Note that the booking will be for three nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) so would be best to arrange for the Monday off work. (Cost estimate: £72 per person for the weekends accomodation). Penderyn is a small village located centrally in the Brecon Beacons that has an excellent pub which we will utilise for one evening meal and a distillery which is well worth a visit. There are many waterfalls in the area so even in poor weather some spectacular walks can be had.
Pantcefnyffordd, Church Road, Penderyn, CF44 9JR
Penderyn lies on the A4059 Brecon Road from the A4685.