Alfreton Travelodge

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by bend sinister » Thu Jul 02, 2009 22:49

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by ian » Fri Jul 24, 2009 18:03

hurrah! finally here...

if anyone wants to share a cab to the site at around 7pm, just holler. if anyone's around that is...
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Fri Jul 24, 2009 19:09

We'll be there tomorrow, hope to see you then.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Blank Frack » Tue Mar 02, 2010 00:59

I've just booked my room at the Travelodge for the 2010 extravaganza.

I haven't even got an Indietracks ticket yet.

Or indeed a plane ticket to get to the UK.

And my passport expires in the middle of June.

But I have booked the time off work though so it's pretty much a done deal.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Mar 02, 2010 01:18

Ahhhh, Alfreton, how I miss you.

Good going getting your room booked so early.

I'm already getting excited too.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Tue Mar 02, 2010 17:16

jayen_aitch wrote:Ahhhh, Alfreton, how I miss you.

Good going getting your room booked so early.

I'm already getting excited too.
I had a peek at the prices - looks like there were no cheap rooms left - all £50 -£60 a night over indietracks time. Still not much more than the campsite if sharing i suppose.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by cupcake_love » Tue Mar 02, 2010 17:38

what is the website?
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Modern Antiquarian » Tue Mar 02, 2010 19:21

cupcake_love wrote:what is the website?
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/

Just type in alfreton...

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by moopind » Tue Mar 02, 2010 21:03

I decided to shift my allegiance to Premier Inn this year, for some reason I can't remember - I did book it on 16th November. Do I qualify for some sort of prize?
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by darvé » Wed Mar 03, 2010 14:38

moopind wrote:I decided to shift my allegiance to Premier Inn this year, for some reason I can't remember
Maybe because it seems easier to walk back there from Swanwick?

I'm thinking the same thing for this year, as it always annoys me getting the last train back to Butterly when everyone else is having fun in the campsite (can never be assed getting a cab from Swanwick)

I dont know if i can give up the Little Chef Olympic Breakfast though, or the random drinking outside.

Its a toughie.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Klove » Wed Mar 03, 2010 17:41

how far is the Alfreton Travelodge? It does seem like a bad idea to not be able to walk home from the festival.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by darvé » Wed Mar 03, 2010 18:01

Klove wrote:how far is the Alfreton Travelodge? It does seem like a bad idea to not be able to walk home from the festival.
It's tricky to describe, the main festival site is at Swanwick, but the main road to/from the Travelodge is at Butterly so you really need to get back there to be able to walk it. You can walk between the two, but it's a really small country path with no lights so i'd definitely not even consider doing that in the dark. Which means getting the last train back, this is normally around 12 so you won't miss anything, just a lot of people drinking and dancing and having fun and anything that goes on at the campsite. Once you get back to Butterley, its about 35-40 minutes back to the travelodge, but it's along a main road, well lit, with a decent kebab shop half way there for sustenance. It's a nice walk. Apart from last year on the Sunday when i ended doing it in the pissing rain.
Of course, you can cab back from swanwick, its easy enough.. just annoying when the cab turns up and 50 people all think it's theres.

Having looked at googlemaps, it seems quite easy to walk from Swanwick to the Ripley Inn, but until July i'm not really sure how well lit/big the road is.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by mkgleeds » Wed Mar 03, 2010 21:03

davo wrote:
Klove wrote:how far is the Alfreton Travelodge? It does seem like a bad idea to not be able to walk home from the festival.
It's tricky to describe, the main festival site is at Swanwick, but the main road to/from the Travelodge is at Butterly so you really need to get back there to be able to walk it. You can walk between the two, but it's a really small country path with no lights so i'd definitely not even consider doing that in the dark. Which means getting the last train back, this is normally around 12 so you won't miss anything, just a lot of people drinking and dancing and having fun and anything that goes on at the campsite. Once you get back to Butterley, its about 35-40 minutes back to the travelodge, but it's along a main road, well lit, with a decent kebab shop half way there for sustenance. It's a nice walk. Apart from last year on the Sunday when i ended doing it in the pissing rain.
Of course, you can cab back from swanwick, its easy enough.. just annoying when the cab turns up and 50 people all think it's theres.

Having looked at googlemaps, it seems quite easy to walk from Swanwick to the Ripley Inn, but until July i'm not really sure how well lit/big the road is.
As Davo said its a reasonably pleasant walk back from Swanwick on a nice warm summers night.
Not so much fun trying to find a taxi when its raining though.
There is also the attraction of the Sunday lunchtime carvery just up the road in Alfreton though

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by wyvern » Sat Mar 06, 2010 19:00

davo wrote: Having looked at googlemaps, it seems quite easy to walk from Swanwick to the Ripley Inn, but until July i'm not really sure how well lit/big the road is.
Is that along the Coach Road and past the police HQ?
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Rocker » Mon Mar 15, 2010 21:14

Blank Frack wrote:I've just booked my room at the Travelodge for the 2010 extravaganza.

I haven't even got an Indietracks ticket yet.

Or indeed a plane ticket to get to the UK.

And my passport expires in the middle of June.

But I have booked the time off work though so it's pretty much a done deal.

Eeeeeee, Woop, Yay etc, etc...
Look forward to seeing you there, my son! You should reform one of your excellent bands for the occasion!
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Rocker » Mon Mar 15, 2010 21:15

davo wrote:annoying when the cab turns up and 50 people all think it's theres.
This one's mine, actually!
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Blank Frack » Tue Mar 16, 2010 02:08

Rocker wrote:You should reform one of your excellent bands for the occasion!
As, indeed, should you.

Flatmates and Mrs Kipling in the Travelodge carpark would be great.
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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by Klove » Tue Mar 16, 2010 13:12

davo wrote: It's tricky to describe, the main festival site is at Swanwick, but the main road to/from the Travelodge is at Butterly so you really need to get back there to be able to walk it. You can walk between the two, but it's a really small country path with no lights so i'd definitely not even consider doing that in the dark. Which means getting the last train back, this is normally around 12 so you won't miss anything, just a lot of people drinking and dancing and having fun and anything that goes on at the campsite. Once you get back to Butterley, its about 35-40 minutes back to the travelodge, but it's along a main road, well lit, with a decent kebab shop half way there for sustenance.
When you say Butterly, do you mean the entrance to the park/festival area on the main road up from Ripley, where the little steam train station is? One thing I would say is that it is quite possible to walk from the festival to there, although you might want a torch after dark.

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by jamboshoeshine » Tue Mar 16, 2010 15:16

Klove wrote:
davo wrote: It's tricky to describe, the main festival site is at Swanwick, but the main road to/from the Travelodge is at Butterly so you really need to get back there to be able to walk it. You can walk between the two, but it's a really small country path with no lights so i'd definitely not even consider doing that in the dark. Which means getting the last train back, this is normally around 12 so you won't miss anything, just a lot of people drinking and dancing and having fun and anything that goes on at the campsite. Once you get back to Butterley, its about 35-40 minutes back to the travelodge, but it's along a main road, well lit, with a decent kebab shop half way there for sustenance.
When you say Butterly, do you mean the entrance to the park/festival area on the main road up from Ripley, where the little steam train station is? One thing I would say is that it is quite possible to walk from the festival to there, although you might want a torch after dark.
It's perfectly possible to walk. Being drunk and having a magic realism approach to navigation definitely helps

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Re: Alfreton Travelodge

Post by darvé » Tue Mar 16, 2010 16:29

wyvern wrote:
davo wrote: Having looked at googlemaps, it seems quite easy to walk from Swanwick to the Ripley Inn, but until July i'm not really sure how well lit/big the road is.
Is that along the Coach Road and past the police HQ?

Sorry, missed this, i dont know really, i'm just getting all my info from google maps but it is down coach road, and i guess if theres a sainsburys local on the way the road has to be pretty decent. you seem to turn off before the police HQ, just after Buttlely house, go to the roundabout then down to the premier inn. The 2 postcodes are DE5 3QP for the premier inn and DE55 4ES for the campsite, says it takes 29 mins.
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