Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

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Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby Steiner » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:59 pm

The address for UCAP Sandpit is:
Swanscombe Park Quarry
Roman Road
Dartford
DA2 8AH

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If you are approaching from the M25 or anywhere west of that, the site entrance is a turnoff on the LEFT (north) side of the A296 Roman Road. There will be a sign saying AGS
NOTE: Make sure to keep in the right-hand lane when leaving the A2, otherwise you will be funneled off towards Bluewater.

For those who came to the Crete event last year, you'll know there is a nice big building you can stay in - just bring your camp bed, etc. There are toilets and water onsite. There will be a shop selling BBs, gas, bangs and smokes. You can stay over both Friday and Saturday night, although you will need to get up and out promptly on Sunday morning, so the UCAP open day players don't have to step over you!

There will be a mandatory game and safety briefing at 9am, after which you will have about 10 minutes final prep before moving out at 9.30. Make sure you give yourself enough time to sign in, get your weapon and all your kit together and mag up. This is doubly important if you are borrowing stuff. You MUST be ready to rock'n'roll by 09:30.


The site has a gate which will be locked at certain times. Details of this, and who to call, etc, will be posted later.
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby breadfish » Wed May 06, 2015 10:20 pm

Ploppy and I will be travelling up on the friday. So, I was wondering what time we are allowed on site for the evening? Im just trying to judge traffic and stuff since you're just off the M25. :D
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby Zero Bravo » Wed May 13, 2015 6:59 am

You should be able to get on the site from 18.00 hours Friday, we will sort out a number to go on the gate that you can call.
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby AdeUK » Wed May 13, 2015 3:44 pm

Any chance there will be someone earlier? Or if the security guards will oblige?

To avoid Friday M25/Dartford crossing nonsense/ trafiic, I was planning on driving down early afternoon? No problem if you can't I'll just hang around for a few hours
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby MartinR » Thu May 14, 2015 6:17 am

Ditto, on previous occasions I've usually aimed for 4.00 to 4.30 to minimise the horror of M1, M25 and Dartford crossing in the Friday afternoon rush hour.

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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby prideofengland » Thu May 14, 2015 6:55 am

Gate party! bring a barbie :D
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby MartinR » Thu May 14, 2015 7:49 am

I'm sure a gate party would be fun, but with more than three cars it'll back up into that huge queue of traffic on the A2. I suppose we could camp in the car park at Bluewater for a few hours, or the MacDonalds in Dartford is.....interesting.

What time are you thinking of coming down Tim?

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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby dadio » Thu May 14, 2015 9:00 am

I'd far rather not be on the M25 at 5pm on Friday ,if anybody is going to be aground the area parked up I'd join the party .
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby AdeUK » Thu May 14, 2015 9:15 am

Bluewater could be fun dressed in my Lufty gear :)

But anywhere around there had the same traffic problems at that time of the day :)
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby MartinR » Thu May 14, 2015 10:08 am

Yes, the prospect is utterly dismal. The MacDonalds in Dartford is quietish at 4.30 but a scene of seething hell by 5pm. I can't even begin to imagine what Bluewater would be like on a Friday evening. There is a little lane on the right a bit further down the A2 beyond the site (I found that when I got lost the first time I went to UCAP) but I expect it will be full of doggers by 5.

Well, lets see what the organisers say.

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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby AdeUK » Thu May 14, 2015 10:30 am

but I expect it will be full of doggers by 5.


Sounds like the place to be then :good:
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby jerry a trick. » Thu May 14, 2015 1:14 pm

If there'. Doggers in the lane for gods sake don't knock on the door window in your kit whoever is in the motor may think that your intereste in something kinky & if there's two of you than thay may think your also gay.
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby dadio » Thu May 14, 2015 2:55 pm

jerry a trick. wrote:If there'. Doggers in the lane for gods sake don't knock on the door window in your kit whoever is in the motor may think that your intereste in something kinky & if there's two of you than thay may think your also gay.
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby dadio » Thu May 14, 2015 3:00 pm

Its quite funny as an AA man you rescue people from all sorts of "odd places " ,in my area there are two places ,one on the hogs back A31 that is for doggers and one on the A3 just off the M25 that's popular with single men .for some reason people broken down in these places are not bothered at all if you can fix the car ,they just want to know how quickly I can tow them away :shock: .
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Re: Directions, overnight staying, practical stuff

Postby AdeUK » Thu May 14, 2015 3:04 pm

Doggers in the lane for gods sake don't knock on the door window in your kit whoever is in the motor may think that your intereste in something kinky ....


Sounds like the place to be then :good:

I'll bring the wife then :good:


Sounds like the place......


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