For a couple of years now, a gang of members have been recommending the Nelson Head at Horsey as a camping weekend venue, and Nigel Green thought he had finally succeeded by nominating it as his Globe Trotter winners choice. However, he was told that he must choose a venue that we had used previously, so went for Eskdale in Cumbria. But when the committee met to plan this year, the pestering paid off and we chose the Nelson Head as well. And a good choice it was.

For all of those who no longer camp in the winter, the February camping weekend could have changed your mind. The temperatures for this beautiful weekend reached over 20 Celsius in some parts of the country, and we certainly enjoyed high teens. Apart from the freezing mist first thing in the morning that had most people running to the onsite hot showers, but some were still dressed in shorts and flipflops. In February!

On Wednesday night as members were using Facebook to encourage an early turnout at the Miners Standard, the weatherman showed that the weekend temperatures would be in single figures and some white stuff might be around. But that doesn’t put Mayflower off and the early pioneers were there on Thursday to plant the Mayflower Flag (if we had one), more arrived on Friday and Sue and I on Saturday

I'd been itching to get out camping again for the last couple of weeks. I'd been down to the AGM but only on the Saturday for the meeting and had to leave straight after as I had important 'stuff' at home. So, when Friday came around and it was time to set off for the Miners Standard in Winster, Derbyshire , I was chomping at the bit to get going.

An easy-going weekend in sunny Yorkshire.