As for last year, the event will take place on the first weekend
of September, Friday 1st through Sunday 3rd. However, anyone who
wishes to come earlier may do so. We will probably set up on
Wednesday 30th August. There will be no limit to the numbers as we
have a large field dedicated to us with our own shower and WC
This year there is a difference. The event will not actually be
held in Shropshire but in Denbighshire just across the border into
Wales. The campsite is located adjacent to Valle Crucis Abbey, just
outside the delightful village of Llangollen, and offers caching
adventures in all directions and many other unrelated attractions.
By the time of the event, we plan to have more caches placed
Due to the incredible attendance at last year's event we have
decided to make this an annual UK wide event (similar in nature to
the American 'Geowoodstock' which travels from state to state) with
future venues not confined to the Shropshire area, although the
events will be held at approximately the same time of year every
year. ie. The first weekend in September. The naming of this years
event not only is intended to reflect this new direction but also
the Arthurian connections associated with the Llangollen area.
After all, what is Geocaching if not a ‘Quest’. Since 'Arthurian
connections' can be found throughout the UK so, hopefully, will be
the following years' events.
The camping site (our area coordinates above) is Abbey Farm Caravan Parks.
The owners have agreed to allow us a large field dedicated to our
use with its own shower and WC facilities. The site does have
facilities for ‘tin-huts-on-wheels’ and they will be permitted in
our designated field. However, no electric hook-ups will be
available there. If you would prefer to book into the campsite
proper to make use of the usual mobile aluminium shed facilities
you will need to make these arrangements yourself and will probably
be charged the normal rates.
Agreed charges are as follows: £2-50 per person/night £1-00 per
vehicle/night No charge for Dogs, Aardvarks, Tents, Awnings, Pop-up
jobbies, etc… Not a bad deal we think…
For the non-campers there is an excellent hotel across the road
(literally) from the campsite (1-2min walk). The rates posted on
the web-site seem very attractive and we will confirm these later.
Currently (17th April) they have seven rooms available but ‘Be
Warned’ a wedding is planned there for the Saturday and currently
only the bride and groom have booked so get your bookings in early
so as not to be disappointed. The campsite also offers cottages on
site and availability is unknown at this time. If you wish to avail
yourself of either of the above non-camping options please make
suitable arrangements yourselves.
As to the event itself, a Hog Roast has been organised for the
Saturday night and alternative vegetarian food is also being
offered. As always, a Kiddie-Cache will be organised as this has
proved to be a popular attraction. There are plenty of caches
already within a close proximity and we are planning more by the
event time. Also, further afield but still well within a days
caching radius are many more. Please check back regularly for more
updates as our planning unfolds.
We have learned that the Annual North Wales Balloon Festival
will also be taking place on the Saturday and Sunday with a
firework display on the Saturday night. Hopefully, we will have a
view of this from the campsite.
are now being posted on the new
event web page. Please check here for all information regarding
scheduled events and other stuff like the Hog Roast