Organiser: Charlie Carpenter
Base: Hetfield Hall Hotel
Details: Set in 18 acres of private parkland, Hetland Hall Hotel serves local produce on its Scottish menu. Overlooking the Solway Firth, this hotel also has an outdoor children’s playground and a mini golf course.
With a log fire and views of the grounds, guests can enjoy bar meals, snacks and drinks in the Georgian lounge bar. Full Scottish breakfasts, lunch and dinner are served in the Copper Beech Restaurant.
Free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryerand a private bathroom are included in each room. Some rooms at Hetland Hall have views across the gardens towards the Solway Firth.
Free private parking is available and Dumfries can be reached after a 5-minute car journey.
Fri04May2018Mon07May2018Near GartocharnEvent details...
After Aberfeldy and St Cyrus it is time to return to Loch Lomond over the first May bank holiday weekend this year.
Charlie Carpenter and I revisited Lagganbeg Campsite a few weeks back and secured the entire hard standing area, grass camping pitches and two cabins for our exclusive use, our specially negotiated prices are as follows:
- Camper Cabins @ £40 for two people per night.
- Motorhomes @ £24 a night per unit
- Tents @ £8 per person per night.
- Children are free of charge.
- Bookings direct with Lagganbeg Campsite on 01389 830281 or *protected email*
The weekend will be a mix of touring around the local area (in small groups or singularly, your choice), barbecues and socialising. Please bring your instruments and singing voices.
More information from Ruairdh and Tanya Dunford on: 01419428037 or *protected email*
Lagganbeg Campsite is located at: Strathaber, Alexandria G83 8NQ. See also: http://www.lagganbeg.co.uk
Fri25May2018Sun27May2018Strathkinness, FifeEvent details...
Organiser: Helen Pearson
Based: Nydie Campsite
Details: For those of you who patiently awaiting the restoration of the Eastern Expedition – wait no more. 2018 sees the return of this Fife base excursion and we would love it if you could join us. The campsite address, for those who haven’t been before, is Knockhill Of Nydie , Strathkinness, St Andrews, KY16 9SL.
The plan will follow a similar format of previous years;
Arrive Friday with evening DIY BBQ, followed by the usual merriment. If you don't fancy cooking, the Strathkinness Tavern is ½ mile down the road and serves food until 9 pm. Or if you are feeling really lazy, you can get takeaway in St. Andrews – they deliver to the campsite. For those looking for fine dining (what could be finer than fish supper twice from one of St. Andrews’ finest fry bars?) the Dolls House in St. Andrews has changed hands a few years ago but still offers consistently good food.
Please make sure you fill up the car on the Fri eve for Saturday’s run. There is a fuel station in the west of St. Andrews or a large Morrisons supermarket with petrol station just to the south of St Andrews.
Saturday: Depart site at 10am sharp for run around Fife. We have planned an Al fresco coffee stop so bring your flasks, mugs and chairs and any home baking to share is welcome. The late afternoon can be spent at your own leisure and then back to the campsite for some more merriment.
Sunday: Depart site at 10:30 heading for Anstruther to sample some of the finest fish in the land. From here return to the site to pick up your camper or disperse to the 4 winds.
We haven’t planned routes or lunches yet, but I’ll have them sorted before the weekend. Please let me know if you are coming so I can make sure everyone is catered for.
If you fancy coming, the accommodation and prices are as follows:
- There are now 2 types of woodwams at a special price
- Small – sleeps 4 (1 double & 2 singles) with kettle, fridge & television (£50/night)
- Large – sleeps 5 (1 double & 3 singles) with kettle, fridge & television (£70/night)
- Tent/camper van (inc. 2 people) £15/night.
- Electric hook-up +£3/night.
- Extra adult/child +£3/night.
- No additional fees for cars or trailers.
Please book directly with Sue at the campsite saying that you are with the Scottish Austin Seven Club. Sue's contact details are email: ku.oc1579282686.eidy1579282686n@yri1579282686uqne1579282686 Tel: 01334 850110 / 850828. You must quote Austin 7 when booking so that we are all together and you get the discounted prices.
For non-campers there are some B&B's in Strathkinness and more a few miles down the road in St. Andrews. Please also let me know if you intend coming firstname.lastname@example.org or 01501 763585.
We look forward to seeing you there.
- There are now 2 types of woodwams at a special price
Fri19Apr2019Sun21Apr2019Isle of ArranEvent details...
Weekend away organised for the Club by Charlie Carpenter.
Easter 2019 Return to Kildonan
Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April 2019
After a very successful visit to Arran in 2010 and 2011 where we all enjoyed glorious food in a superb hotel I decided that we would return to Arran for 2019.
The room rate on dinner bed and breakfast is £75 per head per night so £450 for the 3 nights. The food is great the views over Pladda stunning and the whole experience super (see: https://www.kildonanhotel.com/).
We can visit the castle or Brewery or go over the Ross road and a visit to the distillery can also be planned as we can also eat there even if we do not take the tour.
The hotel has 10 rooms available 2 of which are already booked however there is a B & B with 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms about half a mile and camping at the Seal Shore campsite opposite the hotel. The cost of a motorhome up to 6 Mtrs and 2 adults with hook up is £24 per night.
The Ferry prices are not out yet for 2019 but I expect them to be around £50.00 for a car and 2 passengers which is half the cost in 2011. If you were coming with a camper and trailer it would cost £32 more (see: https://www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/arran).
As rooms are strictly limited please contact me as soon as possible as when they are gone there is no further accommodation.
Charlie and Myra Carpenter
0141 956 5428 or