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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2015, 05:12:34 pm »
Depends where Griff.
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2015, 05:48:18 pm »
Depends where Griff.

So would it be better to find a venue first, then see where a new series could go? I've been thinking about it the other way round. :D

Obviously the caches would need to be in a convenient location for whoever hides them. :)

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2015, 06:07:03 pm »
It's all linked really.

Need to find somewhere where caches can be placed on a walk of about 4 miles long, with a suitable event location. Some places can be dismissed straight away from either: too many caches, no suitable walk or venue.
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2015, 07:23:34 pm »
True.

Bourton on the Water area? No series' around there after the Philosopher's Stone one was archived.

Looking through some walking route books... more ideas: Ditchfords could work, starting in Todenham (5 miles, but includes 1/2 mile linear diversion to medieval village so probably 4ish).

I've never walked around there before, is it nice?

Todenham has a Village Hall and even a pub with function room, although it looks a bit fancy for walkers!  :o :D

UPDATE:

Marrow Bone has also said that he'd be happy to place some caches in the Shenignton/Tysoe area. (Tysoe Village Hall).

So, I think it'll come down to which area we want the event to be in. Nice to have options, and very kind of Marrow Bone to offer as well ;D
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2015, 05:36:24 pm »
Any more thoughts on the above? ^
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2015, 06:49:10 pm »
Condicote Village Hall looks nice.

Can make a small circular,some lane walking towards Hinchwick Manor then footpaths etc back to Condicote.

Says on there web site they welcome walking parties.

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2015, 06:50:39 pm »
Forgot to say its priced reasonable as well.

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2015, 06:54:14 pm »
Condicote Village Hall looks nice.

Can make a small circular,some lane walking towards Hinchwick Manor then footpaths etc back to Condicote.

Says on there web site they welcome walking parties.

Sounds great @Wrighty. Super hall and I know the footpaths in the area are good. Would you place the caches then?  :)

If you need to, many of the Hinchwick Valley caches (which I adopted) are in poor state so I could archive the ones nearer to the Manor to make space if you need to.
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 07:01:56 pm »
Twist my arm but the hall needs to be sorted out first which i will leave for someone else.

There is also a chance for A Fine Pair cache in the Village.

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2015, 07:01:17 pm »
Condicote does seem like a good location, and I'm sure a good route can be sorted, looking at the map there are opportunities. Alternatively, if there's a struggle in finding places to hide caches, there's always the option of walking somewhere else and then coming back to the venue, but there is an issue of parking. How did you do this in the past when you followed this format?

As you said, the hall needs to be booked first, but it's something to consider beforehand.

So, these are our five options:

  • Condicote (with @Wrighty caches)
  • Todenham or other convenient location (with @walktall caches)
  • Shenington (with Marrow Bone caches)
  • Tysoe (with Marrow Bone caches)
  • Northend + Burton Dassets Hills (with Marrow Bone caches)

I'm leaning towards Condicote for this year, personally - but they're all fantastic options and I'd be happy with any of them  ;D

Your preferences?
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2015, 07:53:50 pm »
We shall have a good opportunity to discuss this at the Plough on the 15th.

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 04:24:58 pm »
Yes, the Plough is the place to talk. Some more food for thought. As I said, Condicote is my preferred option BUT have been doing some research with regards to the cost of hiring the hall.

11 an hour, 2013's Twixmas had the hall booked for 5, so that's 55. If we want access to the kitchen and its facilities, add 15 - 70  :o

Compared to 30 in 2013 (6/hour) and 28 (7/hour for 4 hours) in 2014.

We'll need a lot of participation in the raffle  :D

It does say "40 - up to 4 hours" so we could shorten it, but that could still be 55 overall. Let's also remember we have some money left over from other events.  :)

So do you think this could be a problem?

I guess that's the main advantage of holding it in a pub, there's hardly ever this sort of charge, but it is some added hassle. In some ways, I really miss Twixmas/Twinew pub events... but then I remember the hassle  :D
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 05:56:27 pm »
Condicote for me.

Kitchen charge only applies if cooking no charge for making tea/coffee etc.

5 hours 55. 30 Cachers two pound each easy peasy.

Hopefully will be out that way tomorrow looking at a walk route. 

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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2015, 06:09:18 pm »
Ok  :)

Sounds great @Wrighty - sure it's going to be a great walk with great caches  ;D
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Re: Twixmas 2015
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2015, 07:02:57 pm »
Have sent an email to enquire about Condicote Village Hall, just to get the ball rolling.

Will post here letting you know what they say once I get a reply. :)
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