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CROWBOROUGH TRAINING CAMP

Discussion in 'Sports, Adventure Training and Events' started by pombsen-armchair-warrior, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. I, my wife and my daughter are entering the JK 2008 Orienteering Festival at Easter. Accommodation at Crowborough has been offered but never having been there I am keen to get some info on the facilities.

    Could anybody out there give me some indication of the standard of accommodation, dining and on-camp facilities, local amenities etc at this camp, and an opinion on whether I might be best seeking local B & B instead.

    PAW
  2. allyjs
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    Went there as a cadet about 3 years ago.

    The accomodation is your average that you'll find on any training camp. Same kind of accomodation like at West Tofts at STANTA. The food, if I remember correctly, was not bad. There was a bar there but I obviously didn't experience this as a cadet :p . There was a NAAFI type place called the crows nest ?? Which seemed to be like your average NAAFI on a training camp.

    Hope this helps, like I said , I was there 3 years ago as a cadet so things may have changed in that time.
  3. AllyJS,

    As I suspected it seems to be a bog-standard trg camp. Many thanks for your reply.

    PAW
  4. CaptainPlume
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    ally-

    Let's just check - in what capacity did you visit & was it long ago?
  5. crabby
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    crabby Clanker MiA (Donor)

    *shudder*

    *twitch* *twitch*

    ok.... my experiences 04/04 - stained + ripped matresses. Accomodation below par. Peeling paint, leaking windows etc.
    Food; reasonable, ish, but portions were designed for the many cadets they have their, not grown (ish) men.
    Local amenities: what?
    NAAFI - definitely below par.

    I suppose as a training camp it was alright, but its set up for ACF/ATC, it's oldish and kind of run down...
    The local training area was bearable for some purposes, but was tiny. I can imagine for orienteering it's quite good, due to changes in relief, conveniently placed wood blocks etc.

    My advice: B&B
  6. crabby
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    Oh yeah; forgot to mention that there were some blocks better than others (normally are). Shower facilities in seperate blocks; once I were using were ok, but the females had one miles away from their accomodation.
  7. Cow
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    Cow Clanker

    Is this the place with the assault course at the bottom of the hill and the naafi at the top? Think I went there as a sprog cadet in 93
  8. BuggerAll
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    BuggerAll Clanker Reviewer Book Reviewer MiA (Donor)

    Met Mrs BA there in 1994 -which was the last time I was there. For obvious reasons I have rather a soft spot for Crowborough.

    Mind you its also the place from which I was launched into a river log run in Nov 1981. We had to smash the ice before we could enter the water - so Crowborough holds some less attractive memories and I remember it being v cold in the winter when I was a cadet in the 70's.

    All the above is of no use to you!
  9. allyjs
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    Your funny you are........... w*nker :eek:

    I think I got my point across.

    Do I need to say again how long ago it was??????? :p
  10. apeman241
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    It's not a bad training camp but why would anybody stay there out of choice?
  11. allyjs
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    allyjs Clanker

    In summary from all the posts above the camp is a bit shite. Go for the B+B option mate.

    Is it just mainly a cadet used training area? It seems a bit small to be much use for anything else.
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