So who is going away this weekend when there has been forecast a severe weather warning......

(48 Posts)
Dickorydockwhatthe Wed 17-Aug-16 20:24:32

I could cry we have booked the perfect pitch on the beach too sad

MayhemandMadness Wed 17-Aug-16 20:38:37

What severe weather warning? What have I missed?

Inertia Wed 17-Aug-16 21:02:38

Just trying to decide now - meant to be meeting friends in West Wales...

LadyintheRadiator Wed 17-Aug-16 21:59:19

We are planning our first camping trip, from Friday to Monday. Eek.

Inertia Wed 17-Aug-16 23:45:18

Well, we're going.

Will be packing plenty of tent pegs to double peg, spare poles and a big roll of gaffer tape, and plenty of plastic bags.

Dickorydockwhatthe Thu 18-Aug-16 00:25:41

I think the warning is in the south west!! We are camping in Cornwall. We have never had to pitch the tent in the rain before

Loolah Thu 18-Aug-16 08:30:04

Me! Im heading to Somerset on Saturday for the week. Luckily a family member lives approx 10 miles from where we're staying. They are on stand by for visitors ( just in case)

MrsRudyRudpoo Thu 18-Aug-16 09:48:55

Me! We are going to Wales, so gutted about the forecast given how nice it's been this week.
Im a bit scared to be honest, it's forecast 40mph winds. I'm not a very experienced camper, anyone got any tips for surviving strong winds?!

MrsRudyRudpoo Thu 18-Aug-16 09:51:16

Inertia - sorry for being stupid, why the roll of gaffer tap?! I get the other stuff and will pack spares but I'm stumped re. the tape?

MephistoMarley Thu 18-Aug-16 09:59:31

Gaffa tape for tent rips or pole splits

Inertia Thu 18-Aug-16 13:26:44

As Mephisto says - handy for quick tent repairs to get through the trip if eg a pole breaks , or to patch up an ailing air bed with a leaky valve.

123rd Thu 18-Aug-16 14:21:34

We are too. Not as far south west as most of you but it's supposed to be thunder storms and heavy showers on Saturday...

Poocatcherchampion Thu 18-Aug-16 14:23:25

Us! I'm hoping it is going to be a storm in a teacup. We are going to Herefordshire

MrsRudyRudpoo Thu 18-Aug-16 17:47:16

Thanks people, that makes sense!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 18-Aug-16 17:52:23

warning areas
looks like it could gust to 60mph perhaps. A bit challenging for camping. Peg down really well (delta pegs are good) and think about which way you pitch. Park your car to protect it from the worst.

Have done some camping in those kind of winds. Pop up tents aren't great as they try to fold themselves back up again in very high wind.

Dickorydockwhatthe Thu 18-Aug-16 18:43:08

I will review it Saturday morning I guess if too bad il have to go Sunday

wejammin Thu 18-Aug-16 19:51:37

We're going to a festival in the north west. Been looking forward to it for ages and praying for sun, but it's not looking at all promising

liquidrevolution Thu 18-Aug-16 19:59:12

Cornwall on Sunday so should be ok as not pitching the rent until the Monday. Until the forecast changes that is...

PikachuSayBoo Thu 18-Aug-16 19:59:43

I am away but not camping thankfully.

I will say I was away camping a few months ago with 40mph winds with stronger gusts and it was impossible. Our vango tent was literally the only tent left standing and we had a main guy rope snap and packed up after two nights. Every other tent was flattened or people gave up and left. Some people went home and binned their tents on the campsite, broken poles, ripped tents, etc.

PikachuSayBoo Thu 18-Aug-16 20:00:44

And that was the pop up tent on the next pitch! It never stood up.

TommyandGina Thu 18-Aug-16 20:07:01

We are shock

Supposed to be heading to Cornwall camping for a week starting Saturday. We've decided to break the journey and I've booked a travelodge in Taunton for Saturday night. If the weather improves I can cancel up until midday. A bit of a cop-out I know but dp has to pretty much put the tent up on his own while I look after ds and there's no way he'd manage if it is as they suggest.

Sunday we can leave Taunton early, miss the traffic and pitch all by lunchtime and still enjoy the rest of the day (hopefully).

Bloody English weather, good luck fellow campers (and if anyone knows of wheelchair accessible boat trips out of Falmouth / Padstow / Newquay please let me know).

Dickorydockwhatthe Thu 18-Aug-16 20:11:59

Ah Tommy where in Cornwall are you camping?? We are on the beach, thus us our main holiday this year seriously thinking of giving it up had enough if the shitty weather

TommyandGina Thu 18-Aug-16 20:24:00

Dickory We're at the camping and caravanning site in Veryan Green, Truro. Also our main holiday this year, weather is supposed to be much better Sunday onwards. Where are you staying?

SweepTheHalls Thu 18-Aug-16 20:32:00

Take cricket stumps to use to put your wellies on upside down!

Dickorydockwhatthe Thu 18-Aug-16 22:46:17

Ah not far from us at least you will be inland we are right on the coast shock. We are staying at pentewan which is in st Austell I'm trying to plan activities for if the weather is rubbish all week. Bens world is top on my list so far!!

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