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California Club Meet 2022 - SLIMBRIDGE CALIFORNIA MEET Fri 23rd-Sun 25th September

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Event start date: Friday 23-09-2022
Event end date: Sunday 25-09-2022
Registration ends: Thursday 22-09-2022
Maximum: 500
Username Guest count Note
Mr T Mr T 1 Chris
WelshGas WelshGas 2 Paul & Terri. Restaurant booked Friday/Saturday 6pm
GlennR GlennR 2  
Saesneg Shaun Saesneg Shaun 2 + Dog
T Taglish1 2  
Billy Billy 2  
Calimagg Calimagg 2 Maggie and Bob
Keith Smith Keith Smith 2 Plus Jess
TheDoc TheDoc 3 Possibly +1 more
Carl_______________ Carl_______________ 2  
Hantshog Hantshog 2  
Greenbrendafunbus Greenbrendafunbus 2  
66PaulVWCoast 66PaulVWCoast 2 Booked this afternoon, will arrive 8.00 ish Friday evening.
H Hamish S 1  
Docsu Docsu 1 Will get on to this first thing tomorrow to get booked in. So glad to see return of the meets.. All booked now plus aged cocker spaniel
Jabberwocky Jabberwocky 2 All booked up and registered this morning. Easy process thanks.
blakeley blakeley 2  
S SamSara 2  
A alison 1 all booked in
Chordist Chordist 2 All booked, looking forward to meeting like minded folk on our first rally.
Arlene Arlene 3 Can't come now, but might join you for drink in pub as I'm local
topmonty topmonty 2  
P Paul Dickinson 1  
SusiBus SusiBus 2 Sue + Graham. No Cali at moment. Booked into BB.Coming in MGB for a chat
Photo Nan Photo Nan 2 We’re booked Tina and Pete Hogg and Pat the cherry red California Coast
Colin Graburn Colin Graburn 2  
Calvin Calvin 1 Plus Bruno
Kirk Kirk 2 First Meet please be gentle
J Jane C 2 one California ocean "Nellie"
docbob1 docbob1 2  
CaliforniamanIvan CaliforniamanIvan 2 Hi, just purchased a 2021 Ocean (2 weeks ago). We have booked with the campsite at Tudor caravan park and are looking forward to meeting everyone. Regards Maggie and Ivan plus Twiglet, our Jack Rus
D Dingbat 1 1st Rally!
B BigJohn 2 Our first meet - looking forward to it! John & Amanda
Mattsv Mattsv 1 Matt, Anita and Barney the bulldog in Seymour - Ascot grey coast
P Peter Jennings 2  
Speleo62 Speleo62 2 Instead of Arlene so deduct 3. Rosie and Mick
Last minute decision, just booked a pitch adjacent to the club meeting site, we’re new to the club and camper vans and look forward to meeting you all.
Chris & Kim
It was lovely meeting you both and the dog of course.
It was lovely meeting you both and the dog of course.
It was a fantastic weekend we met so many friendly likeminded people. We’ve seen lots of great ideas and picked up tips, such a useful trip and we look forward to catching up again.
Chris we can’t thank you enough for organising the gathering.

Chris & Kim
Thanks to Mr T aka Chris for organising this weekend It is never easy trying to put this sort of thing together. Good site, loverly location and well organised - top job!

We both enjoyed meeting some of you and it was interesting to see how these great vans get under everybody’s skin - glad it’s not just us! Got to love a van story!

Looking forward to the next one.

Paul & Emma
We loved our weekend with you all. Thanks for organising Chris. Seb‘s cough and cold is abating and he is looking forward to another meet up
Fingers crossed for the Brewery Farm meet!
Thanks Mr T for organising Slimbridge and having the Forums top poster from Wales to attend so we could meet the author behind those informative posts. Keep up the good work Welshgas, and beware of the trolls!
As Simon is taking a well earned break from arranging club meets I have offered to step in and get some meets arranged. First being the ever popular Slimbridge meet. .
Thank you Simon for the hard work over the years in organising club meets, it is very much appreciated!

I have booked Fri 23-Sun 25th of September at Tudor Park and the price will be £44 for the 2 nights.
(£22per unit per night. Minimum stay 2 nights.) If you wish to stay any additional nights beyond the Friday & Saturday you can book additional nights at this discounted rate. Please do not arrive before the 12pm check-in time on the Friday.
All bookings must mention the California Club to get the discount which will then be applied. Bookings must be made over the phone 01453 890483 as the on-line booking system is not so flexible.
Please note this is an informal meet, a chance to catch up with other Club members and discuss experiences and perhaps travel tips and advice, along with having a little nosey around other peoples vans!

The location will be at the Tudor Caravan Park, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge, GL2 7BP in the same place as previous years.

It is next to the Sharpness Canal which gives the possibility of long flat cycle rides or walks to nearby villages. Frampton on Severn if you go Northwards or Purton & Sharpness to the South. Their website is

There is no direct access from the field to the canal so the site is safe for children.
It is also only ½ a mile from the Slimbridge wetland wildlife reserve.

The site is level and there are no hook-up points on this field. There are some on the adjacent fields on the site, but you will then not be with the main group.
The campsite has given us 25 places on the Rally field, we have the canal side of the field
Should visitors wish to stay on an EHU pitch they are not covered by the Rally discount and will pay full price as per prices published on the website, please be aware these pitches are NOT on the rally field but are within a short distance of it.

To get there:-

From the North, come down the M5 and take exit 13 for Stroud then turn right to A38 South and follow signs to WWT Slimbridge.

From the South, take exit 14 from M5 & then A38 North and follow signs to WWT Slimbridge.

From the East, take exit 18 from the M4 and follow the A46 to Stroud. Then follow signs towards the M5 and take the A38 southwards.

Please try to avoid arriving at school finishing time, 14.45-15.45, there is a primary school very close by & the roads are very narrow around here with few passing spaces.
At the roundabout on the A38 brown tourist signs direct you to the WWT & Tudor Caravan Park which is just before the canal bridge. Pub on the left, drive through the pub car park and reception is on your right.

Could you please add a note to this thread when you book so we can keep a track of numbers please.

See you there I hope


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Hi is there likely to be a 2023 meet