CROWBOROUGH TRAINING CAMP

#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
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 said:
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.
AllyJS,

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

PAW
 
#4
ally-

Let's just check - in what capacity did you visit & was it long ago?
 
#5
*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 said:
*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
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
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
 

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#8
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
CaptainPlume said:
ally-

Let's just check - in what capacity did you visit & was it long ago?
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
 
#11
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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