Penhale Camp

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  1. Can anyone tell me anything about Penhale camp , all I know is its in the land of the Cornish pasty
  2. Fantastic place, just a short distance from Newquay. Great spot for adventure training exped and a Nudist beach within walking distance to boot.......can't be all bad.
  3. Newquay is one of the best places in the UK i have been out on the lash. If i ever get married I think i'll have my stag do there.

    Penhale camp itself isn't great, it certainly has characher. Old style billets stuck in the middle of sand-dunes. 2 Pubs 300m away. Newquay is about £10 in a taxi.

    Great spot for adv trg, particularly if the weather is good. Try and get an afternoon on Fistral Beach and do some surfing.

  4. Theres a pub near the camp that flys the Union Flag upside down. Dont go in and complain because we did and we got got barred. it serves a good pint too.
  5. went last year for a week adventure training, what a good place to go good pubs in newquay
  6. Newquay equals good pubs, bonus. Day out on annual camp was there much drinking and sore heads,

    jase2472 i think i know you check your pm
  7. what a top camp we had some adventure training there a few years ago. some of us got redirected when we were supposed to go on a 25k bike ride and fell into the nearest alehouse. had a top days boozing there. some of the guys had a crash on mountain bikes on our return and one of them lost part of his dick which was caught in the bikes gears

    all in all a memorable camp :lol:
  8. Strewth - is that place still open ??? I was there in 1970, summer camp from Norton Manor Camp (which was no bad place itself). High points were getting locked up in a cell in the guardroom for being sick (the Med Centre was full), getting 7 kinds of s**t punched out of me in the boxing ring, cheating on the escape and evasion exercise by getting a ride back in the ration truck - the local totty was inspiring.
  9. Went there many a time as an Army Cadet. last time i was there walls etc had signs saying "do not touch, danger asbestos etc" written all over them. hence cadets touching the walls and licking fingers afraid.

    Its alright in the summer reasonable warm, and the trg area while small is kinda fun. WInter is a diffrent question though. the camp is built in such a place that there is always, and i mean always a cold wind blowing through it. And those 6 inch gaps at the bottom of the nissen huts that make the billets so nice and cool in the summer must be filled with blankets, bergans whatever comes to hand.And the single electric heater issued per billet has little to no effect.

    Weirdest thing i remember is that all the plugs were in a row of 6 either side of the doorat the end of one billet. V strange.
  10. Had a great time down there last summer. I'd recommmend heading into newquay, as the local pubs are fun, but the town is better. There's a cab number in the guard room that does £10 into town and £15 back if its after 11. Quite a few clubs in town, but be warned...
    Newquay is populated with men. I'd guess at nearly 80%. It's shocking.

    Shocking I tels yeh!!!

    T C
  11. Big fan of that camp, been there multiple times, all with amusing cadets.
  12. mmmm Penhale camp don't live far from there nice place good fun :)
  13. I went there twice as a cadet and once as a regular, shit nissan hut accomadation about ten minutes taxi from newquay and there's a pub ust outside the gates so you'll be to drunk to care where you sleep.

    Nuff said ?
  14. I'll come say hello to anyone who goes there just let me know :)
  15. where is the nearest train station to penhale camp?