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Kielder next week

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What is the address of the campsite? I asked for Lat/Long for my GPS but take it nobody knows what it is. When I look about the net I seem to find a couple of sites at Kielder and I dont know which one. :)

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Sorry mate i forgot to post this.

Here are the co-ordinates lat= 55.23506, lon=- 2.58116

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Don't know the address...

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When I put in those co-ords it takes me near a place call deansburnhaugh. Is this the place?

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No mate look at the first image i posted then look at the

close up vesion here.

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X marks the spot mate....

Post code is NE48 2AJ

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No mate,

Re try entering, Jamie is correct.

The location is very close to Kielder village and not too far from the Castle.

Dave.

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oops - overlap.

Another clue is to look for the camp site that says " Full, stay away, keep out "

Dave.

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I think the problem is that my GPS need the format to be in:

xx.yy.zz N

xx.yy.zz W

and not Lat Long, can somebody convert? or point me to a website that does

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Found a page. The Degrees Min Sec co-ords are:

52.14.6N

3.34.52W

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No. Acording to my map that's in South Wales.

If you have autoroute, use 55.23.60 02.58.80

Dave

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OMG I cannot even copy from one page to another :x

The coords are:

55.14.6 N

2.34.52 W

Could not find a 'slaps head' smiley!

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Anybody seen a weather report for the weekend?

Rain - Fri/Sat snow - Sun

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For me Kielder is just as much about the meeting of other folk as it is actual stargazing.

So in saying that i will be going come hell or high water......

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For me Kielder is just as much about the meeting of other folk as it is actual stargazing.

So in saying that i will be going come hell or high water......

sounds good. So far I haven't met a single person that is actually knowledgeable and enthusiastic about astronomy! That needs to change.

ANdrew

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Andrew

The first star party you go to will have you hook line and sinker.

If the first one for you will be the SGL one then you're in for a treat...

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Unfortunately I'm not going to be able to make it now. My missus is ill and cant cope with the kids on her own. Hopefully I'll see you all at the next one :) Was lookin forward to it too.

btw I really hope Metcheck is wrong for you all :)

Cheers

Paul

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I too won't be able to go as my wife needs me to look after our kids while she goes into hospital (last minute but should be routine). I'm a bit gutted though as this was to be my first star party and I was looking forward to meeting some of you. There are two positives to come out of this though, 1) I don't have to drive from Somerset and 2) I should be able to get permission to go to the SGL party in May :).

I too am praying that Metcheck is wrong!!

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.... and now I'm allowed to reveal why my wife went into hospital. She's 12 weeks pregnant! Whilst overjoyed at baby number 2 coming along :D:) I note with horror that the due date is in late September so its unlikely I'll be allowed to either Kielder or Kelling Heath this autumn.. :)

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hey, Congratulations! Now I get the chance to say that to someone!

Andrew

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Congratulations Maccers,

If I were you I'd be thinking more along the lines of "no star parties for the next couple of years" hehe

We have 2 teenage girls and a 18 month old toddler. (Who has just shouted "MORE" when Postman Pat finished lol). The teenagers are more of a handfull though :)

Keilder forecast seems to be even worse today :) Rain wind and loads of snow gah!

All the best to you and your family Maccers :D

Paul

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Congratulations Maccers,

If I were you I'd be thinking more along the lines of "no star parties for the next couple of years" hehe

...

Keilder forecast seems to be even worse today :) Rain wind and loads of snow gah!

Paul

Thanks Paul & Andrew for your congratulations. No star parties for a couple of years?? :) We'll see. I hope your missus is recovered/recovering!

I've watched the forecasts for Kielder and so far there's been no sign of clear skies although it looked like Thursday night was clear. Hopefully we'll hear from anyone who went early and may have had some clear skies. I've still got permisssion to go to Kelling Heath in April - hopefully the weather will be better there.

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Congratulations :)

I came back from Kielder yesterday afternoon. The weather was just too bad, the wind and rain were just making it impossible to stay. Dont know if anybody else left early as I think they were all still at the Castle when we packed up.

Once again it was dark when I arrived (pitching tents in darkness is not a fun experience) so I never got to put any names to faces. I believe everybody was in the Anglers Arms but we had an 11year old with us so had to stay in the lounge, the Wylan Rocket ale was however very good :)

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Congrats James....

All the best to you your wife and the future Maccers Jr......

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