Let’s get in early - as I’ve already been asked - I’d like to propose 10th-11th June 2023 for the Spring SOTA LD Weekend. This is not on a half term here, but please let me know if there is any significant impact from schools or other events.
I’ll try my best but the Lake District weather gods never seem to be happy with my meager sacrifices.
Bizarrely I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to attend the event myself, but it’s all clear now so looking forward to seeing folk in person.
As noted the Great North Swim which takes place in Lake Windermere between Ambleside and Windermere may slow traffic more than normal on that stretch, the alternative is to take the more scenic route of the Struggle and Kirkstone Pass which takes around 25 minutes but will be consistent.
Most folk definitely activate Saturday, some folk Saturday/Sunday, and some treat it as a long weekend. Expect lots of S2S on VHF/UHF, some microwave, some HF groundpath and obviously the normal SOTA contacts.
We meetup at the Brookside Inn in Windermere on Saturday evening for food, drinks and tall tales.
I think I’ve just managed to book the last room in Bowness for 2 nights under £120 I also have free cancellation upto the 6th June, so I’ve got the option to bail if it is looking particularly grim, but I’d hope the weather wouldn’t be a show-stopper by early June.
The other bonus is that the accommodation is only a mere 320 meter crawl from the Brookside inn!