Annual New Forest Getaway
Venue is the Karelia Log
Cabins, Ashley Heath nr Ringwood. Here is the link to their website with all
the info if you don't know how to get there:
When coming from Southampton towards Bournemouth on the A31
dual-carriageway, look for Ringwood Church, quickly followed by the Texaco
Garage. The road becomes 4 lanes; you need to stay in the second from left,
which leads to a large roundabout. Take the third exit signposted Ashley
Heath, Three Legged Cross and Moors Valley Country Park.
Drive slowly! We are 300 yards on the right from this roundabout, signposted
"The Studio Karelia".
Please find attached bedroom
allocations for next week. Please
bear in mind the increasing restrictions of the number of people who are
able to access the upstairs sleeping areas, due to limitations of age,
infirmity or girth.
Please check whether you are in double or twin/single beds, and take
appropriate bed linen, including pillowcases. By request of the owners,
conventional sheets, duvet covers, no sleeping bags please.
Don't forget to bring:
- bed linen (sheets, duvet
- a bowl to eat your stew on
Saturday night (catch the gravy)
- a torch (to avoid going A
over T as above)
- swimmies if you plan to use
the sauna (remember the episode of the nude, the wellies and the
[Brian and Linda: Please note
that your double is actually 2 x 3ft mattresses]
in the Fish 6.30pm onwards on Friday night, where food is available. If
you don't know the walking route to the pub, stick with someone who does.
Be careful of road crossings, and of going A over T in the dark.
Saturday and Sunday runs
Bruce will be bringing a
truckload of logs.
Petal Who Shall be Obeyed will
be allocating duties for the weekend.
Rose Cottage (10
Laatoka (8 man)
Viipuri (7 man)
Karelia (5 man and a dog)
Piilopirtti (2 man)
Allocation of duties/chores:
to be allocated by Petal.
Cooks 1 -
Washing up 1 -
Cooks 2 -
Washing up 2 -
Tea and cake service: -
Check all clean and clear after use -
Sous Chef -
Washing up 1 -
See you in the Fish,
Old Thumper (and Petal by proxy)