Lundy May- June 2000

This page carries the pre-trip planning material.

Pictures and commentary are in The Journal.

The Location

Find Lundy
contours We're staying at "The Quarters". This building is located near the "Marisco Tavern" and the shop.

The island is 3 miles long and half a mile  wide.

 

 Where we're going

Detailed map. The Quarters is represented by the red blob.

"The Quarters" Guide Details:

10 People

This hostel consists of two long low wooden buildings, one behind the other, put up originally to house all those who carried out the programme of restoration.

The Quarters has 8 bedrooms (6 single, 2 twin),... and has a big living room and kitchen with a fine outlook towards Hartland Point.

 

The Voyage

Takes under 2 hours from the mainland. Departs Ilfracombe at 10:30 on Saturday May 27th. For the return journey, the boat arrives at 19:45pm. 

...passengers embark on the new jetty, and prepare for the keen walk up the cliff path to the village.
Luggage is transferred via tractor and trailer and taken to our building.

Climbing and Diving

The guide raves on about the opportunities. If anyone has the kit and intends to participate in these activities, the Landmark Trust want to know as soon as possible.

Marisco Tavern

.. a good selection of beer and wines. ...imaginative choice including vegetarian... reasonable cost.. or splash out on a special meal as a celebration. (Bernie's Birthday!) This is 100yds or so from "The Quarters" - staggering distance. 

The Dates

Saturday 27th May 2000
Saturday 3rd June 2000

How Much?

The building costs 943 (924 + insurance). (That's 94:30p each)

There will be an extra charge for sheets. (TBA)

  Adult Child
The Quarters 94:30p 94:30p
Return Voyage 40.00p 21:00p
Sheets 7:00p 7:00p
Hotel (26th) 21:00p 12:50p
Total 162:30p 134:80p

Planning..

Food can be pre-stocked at the shop. An order form is with me - so if anyone wants something exotic let me know!
I have been issued with luggage labels, colour coded for The Quarters.  2 per person.
Luggage is transferred via tractor and trailer and taken to our building. 20kg limit per person.

Bring...

Walking shoes/ Trainers
Binoculars
Camera
Beer (In case the pub runs out, and the weather is bad so they can't get more in. Matthew has a story about this.)
Telescope

The Landmark Guide to Lundy

"It is very important that all members of your party read this guide, well before you leave" 

Read the scanned guide here.  

Links

http://www.landmarktrust.co.uk/

http://www.lundyisland.co.uk/

http://www.databrowse.co.uk/hotels/Devon/Ilfracombe.html

Hotel for Friday night, 26th May:

Imperial Hotel
Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. EX34 9AL
Phone: 01271 862536  Fax: 01271 862571
Traditional 2 star hotel  
Single occupation: 19 to 28 typically per night
Double occupation: 38 to 56 typically per night
  • 104 rooms, 104 en-suite
  • Licensed bar
  • Children welcome
  • Room telephones
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Late night access
  • Conferencing for 60
  • Pets NOT permitted
- Visa - Mastercard -

I've booked 2 doubles, 1 twin and 4 singles. The general manager is also happy to provide parking whilst we are on the island.

Helicopter Scheme

If the sea conditions do not permit sailing, the Landmark Trust will provide a helicopter (and pilot) for our arrival and departure. This is at no extra charge and is subject to there being one available.

Playing Radios...

others have done it!

and another one!