Gogarth Meet 25 and 26 June – Helen and Dominic Oughton

After the “virtual” zoom version in 2020, and the reduced capacity affair last year, the Gogarth Meet will (fingers crossed!) be back to it’s full octane, face-to-face fun this June! No more “you’re on mute”; no wait-lists and waivers; just a huge bunch of Rucksackers and friends assembled at the best crag in the world topped off with a gigantic beach BBQ.

We’ve got a bit of catching up to do to make up for lost time, so do invite friends and family along and let’s see if we can fill the beach! It goes without saying that the climbing will be world-class, but there’s something for everyone on Holy Island: paddling (in boats or with your trousers rolled up!), pedalling, walking, twitching or simply building sandcastles. Anything is fair game, so long as it helps work up an appetite (and thirst!) ahead of the beach BBQ.

In terms of logistics, plans will be familiar to anyone who’s been along for any of the last 20 years:

Camping is pre-booked at Valley of The Rocks https://goo.gl/maps/WHtttGVJG5DkdWxf7 – you don’t need to book separately, but on arrival please let them know you are there. They’re offering a special rate for The Rucksack Club and are thrilled to have us back after a disrupted couple of years, so be sure to say Hi and thanks 😊

The Saturday morning rendezvous is the South Stack Café (as usual) https://goo.gl/maps/8XDRPNpPknzXK4xU6 They’re open at 10am and they’re expecting us and will be laying on extra supplies for bacon or/and egg butties etc. NOTE there is now a parking fee at South Stack – bring coins!!!

Beers and other aperitifs will be served on the beach at Port Dafarch from 7pm https://goo.gl/maps/REsJwAwTGj2f6XsC7 with food from 7:30 or thereabouts. No whinging if you are late and miss the hot food (or have to incinerate your own!)

Let me know if you are planning to be there, and whether you prefer your BBQ fare to be plant-based or meaty. Get in touch if there’s any more info you need; if you want me to try to fix you up with a climbing / walking / paddling / sandcastle buddy; or indeed anything else! We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

Meanwhile, a few pics from last year to get you psyched!

Cheers, Dom and Helen

M: 07778 873512
E: dominic@oughton.uk.com

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