Accomodation at Outlaw

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09/01/2014 at 06:24

just wondering based on past experiences which campsite do you guys think is the best at nottingham?

 

http://maps.google.co.uk/local_url?dq=camping+at+holme+pierrepont&q=http://www.shelfordnurseriescaravanpark.co.uk/&oi=miw&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cd=1&cad=homepage,cid:12283177836864890587&ei=GD_OUuTWN4bXiAbViYDYCg&s=ANYYN7mITZdssY6KXaNHxsblmmlKQOXQcw

or

http://maps.google.co.uk/local_url?dq=camping+at+holme+pierrepont&q=http://www.thorntons-

holt.co.uk/&oi=miw&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cd=1&cad=homepage,cid:13085403131428176412&ei=GD_OUuTWN4bXiAbViYDYCg&s=ANYYN7m2GTMLxlaMY0lo3wcvRp9VAnB8kg

or

http://maps.google.co.uk/local_url?dq=camping+at+holme+pierrepont&q=http://www.hollygate-scout-camp.org.uk&oi=miw&sa=X&ct=miw_link&cd=1&cad=homepage,cid:12920262152626851301&ei=GD_OUuTWN4bXiAbViYDYCg&s=ANYYN7mxxOk2xo3_hqUbCqFm_u2zQw--Nw

or i guess - any good hotel recommendations?

 

IronCat5    pirate
09/01/2014 at 06:50

There is a huge campsite at HPP. Right across the road from transition.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/01/2014 at 07:30

the outlaw people gave a link to it on their email this week......

09/01/2014 at 09:15

I am wimpy and need the comfort of more than a roll-mat and canvas lining for a good night's sleep pre and post 140.6 so, when I took part in Outlaw in 2011, I opted to stay at Swans hotel which is incredibly close to start.  I think a dozen other Pirates appeared at the same venue.  It was relatively cheap but good accommodation and they were aware of the event and had staff up serving breakfast very early.

We drove to start on race day and there was no issue with traffic / parking.

www.swanshotel.co.uk

Edited: 09/01/2014 at 09:16
09/01/2014 at 09:23

Budjuice, if your intention is to camp, you'd be mad not to use the one across the road.  The shower block is a bit overwhelmed by it being full for a couple of nights but it's not insurmountable to work round that and it's very quiet the night before the race because the whole place has to be up so early the following morning.  On race day, there are showers at HPP itself, as well as on camp, they are at the top of the horrid steps.

Also, we have managed to cordon off a little Pirate Central at HPP campsite every year since the race started!

Swans is nice too, a number of forumites have stayed there before, as Robbie says.

A number of us have also stayed at the Holiday Inn (the one in Castle Marina Retail Park, not the central Holiday Inn Express), it's nice and quiet, has a car park and is opposite Sainsburys so it's very handy for that.  There is a Premier Inn next door if you want to compare prices.

 

09/01/2014 at 10:19

cheers for the info guys.

decisions decisions

Pudge    pirate
09/01/2014 at 10:19
M..o.use wrote (see)

Also, we have managed to cordon off a little Pirate Central at HPP campsite every year since the race started!

 

I take it that this will be the intention this year too Mouse?  Looks like I'll be booking here then.  I just need to sort myself out a tent now.

 

Rafiki    pirate
09/01/2014 at 11:18

Pudge - fairly sure that will happen again this year - usual spot.

The camp site is fine - except last year there were some idiots running around the night before with helium balloons ....

09/01/2014 at 11:27

Pudge - agree with Raf.  There's always a big pirate contingent.  I'd be stunned if there wasn't a pirate central. (Though before Seren posts, she won't be in it, she'll be over the other side in the electric hookup section!)

Raf - I can still see it.

 

Pudge    pirate
09/01/2014 at 11:47

Excellent - I shall be there then....although anyone making any noise past 9pm will be the target of a short, sharp "shhhhhhhh" from me!

JvR
09/01/2014 at 12:15
M..o.use wrote (see)

A number of us have also stayed at the Holiday Inn (the one in Castle Marina Retail Park, not the central Holiday Inn Express), it's nice and quiet, has a car park and is opposite Sainsburys so it's very handy for that.  There is a Premier Inn next door if you want to compare prices.

 

+1 for the Holiday Inn. We've stayed there when doing the Outlaw Half and the Nottingham Triathlon. I'd not have an evening meal in the hotel though as I found it a bit expensive for what you get. They also put on a room where people could store their bikes overnight which was useful.

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/01/2014 at 12:42

As Mouse mentioned i will be in the posh part having a quiet time..........

but all are welcome to partake in the amenities of my tent

Pudge    pirate
09/01/2014 at 12:47
seren nos wrote (see)

As Mouse mentioned i will be in the posh part having a quiet time..........

but all are welcome to partake in the amenities of my tent

What 'amenities' might be available in your tent? 

Iron Pingu    pirate
09/01/2014 at 12:56

Budjude, as others have said the campsite over the road is def the easiest option.  

Has the Pirate feed station been mentioned anywhere yet?  

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/01/2014 at 12:57
Pudge wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

As Mouse mentioned i will be in the posh part having a quiet time..........

but all are welcome to partake in the amenities of my tent

What 'amenities' might be available in your tent? 

 

you can first go ....although at one satge I think i managed 4 or 5

Edited: 09/01/2014 at 12:57
09/01/2014 at 13:42

Hi Guys, anyone got the name or link for that main camp site? I'm doing the half and looking for somewhere cheap and convenient for the night before... 

Rafiki    pirate
09/01/2014 at 13:54
Cake    pirate
09/01/2014 at 17:27

I'm amazed no-one has mentioned the best bit of camping there. After the race if you are knackered just fancy the bar and don't want to drive home you can just get drunk and fall asleep.

09/01/2014 at 17:35
First thing on my phone calendar this year was to book the HPP campsite - which I've done
M...eldy    pirate
09/01/2014 at 17:57

Are we nearly there yet?

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