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A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Simon Baxter » 13 Dec 2016, 09:53

How do.
Anyone fancy a slightly different type of syncro event?
I recently had a bit of a party, a few of the syncro lot came and we kinda thought it would make a great venue for a syncronauts do.
The venue is a barn on a hill owned by Woodhead Mountain Rescue - www.woodheadbarn.co.uk
It's a barn, usually used for private parties, weddings etc, seats and tables for 60 people, full kitchen, 3 toilet/shower rooms, all very clean and tidy.
I reckon it can park about 20 vans and has a small area where tents can be erected (snigger)
Syncros are getting more valuable and less people are willing to take them off road and batter them so rather than a full camp out off grid stink fest a nice, civilised event at a venue that can be used as a base to work from to have a little explore of the area that you probably wouldn't normally visit.
Some local green lanes for those that want to go adventuring. A place where you can arrive over the weekend, dump your stuff and go for a mooch.
Some great local attractions within striking distance, Yorkshire sculpture park, Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, Yorkshire Air museum (York) National railway Museum (York), National Coal Mining Museum (Wakefield), national Media Museum (Bradford) Royal Armories (Leeds) plus the venue is pretty well placed for other attractions towards Sheffield, Manchester and the Peak District. Derwent valley where the dam busters trained is not too far away and plenty of old WWII stuff around Langsett, Woodhead mountain rescue often lead walks around the area.
Or, simply sit and do nothing.
It cost me £350 from Saturday morning till Monday lunchtime, costs split between everyone would be affordable, there are a few local Breweries where barrels of the local stuff can be purchased, Bradfield Brewery and Summer Wine Brewery aren't too far away, there's a farm shop in Hazlehead just down the road.
The barn has a small PA system and projector but I can bring an amp and speakers if needs be and supply beer pump.
This would be nothing to do with Brickwerks, not a money making exercise, all costs to be transparent and to be divvied up between attendees.
Dogs allowed but not meant to go inside but, well, you know!
One of the stipulations is that the barn is not used for sleeping in and as it is the base for the local mountain rescue then they do come and go so they do check!
All of the money they take from renting the barn out goes towards Woodhead Mountain Rescue.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Winchweight » 13 Dec 2016, 11:15

I certainly like the sound of that as Yorkshire isnt a place we've explored since they shut RAF Finningley... It needs to be deconflicted with other events and maybe even planned for a time of year that generally quiet anyway, as many of the things you mention can be done when its damp and the barn is a refuge for the evenings? :ok
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Simon Baxter » 13 Dec 2016, 11:45

Yes, I had no dates in mind, this is a forum for open discussion.
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Discuss.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby J P » 13 Dec 2016, 11:56

I'd definitely be up for that, date dependant of course. I've got engine issues at the moment.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby jes*b » 13 Dec 2016, 13:07

Sounds good.....the French tour of Normandy a few years ago had a few overnight stops similar where they booked a village 'hall' en route and we camped in car park / field / garden . Good facilities etc available. Nice idea Simon .
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Simon Baxter » 13 Dec 2016, 13:45

Location is here.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.54220 ... !1e3?hl=en

You can see the mown area at the SE for tents, big barn on the left is derelict, car park at the NE side fits about 14 vans I seem to remember

We had a fire in a pit on the gravel on the South side.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Simon Baxter » 13 Dec 2016, 13:46

jes*b wrote:Sounds good.....the French tour of Normandy a few years ago had a few overnight stops similar where they booked a village 'hall' en route and we camped in car park / field / garden . Good facilities etc available. Nice idea Simon .


Hook it up with some other events, make it into a tour.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby irishkeet » 13 Dec 2016, 15:29

sounds like a nice idea :mrgreen:
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby crazydiamond » 13 Dec 2016, 17:16

Yes would love to do this, as others have said the dates will make it doable or not, I've retired but 'er indoors (jayne) still works and being in retail its a right pain getting time off. I will consult and see what dates would suit us, Geoff
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Benjdaben » 13 Dec 2016, 17:45

Sounds like a great idea. We'd be up for it.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Robjackson » 13 Dec 2016, 20:35

I could be up for that. Woohoo my first event.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Jim San » 13 Dec 2016, 21:56

Sounds good to me.


Dates wise, I dont mind, I dont book, I only get overruled by her that runs :roll:
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Simon Baxter » 13 Dec 2016, 22:03

I've started compiling a list of things to do and some links.
Also worth considering is a couple of years back we did a "Driving Tour" as part of a charity event run from the Oil Can cafe just down the road for the local rotary club.
Drive for 3.2 miles, turn left, 5.6 miles turn right at cross roads kinda thing, quite fun but it started from really close to the barn and took a nice scenic route down through the peak district towards Chatsworth and back, I did save it so I'll dig it out, adapt it for the different start/finish point and obviously once you've come up with some dates I'll try and recce that and the local lanes (time/family/dog permitting). It would be a good thing to do as it would give you some ideas of places you may want to go back and spend some more time.
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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Apex » 13 Dec 2016, 22:12

Just the job i think, i would like to join in, put me on the list.

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Re: A slightly different syncro event?

Postby Dutchdude » 14 Dec 2016, 19:37

Great idea! I'd be up for this, sounds like an excellent location! 8)
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