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Furnace Mill

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by D Martin, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Looking for some directions for Furnace Mill for next weekends Daystate Midlands shoot from somebody who has been before.
    It looks like it's going to be a difficult one to find as my satnav ain't as good as some.
    I've looked at the map on the club finder and should be able to get pretty close to it before running out of directions....can someone tell me is the shooting ground at the fisherys or away from it as the map shows ?

    Thanks for any advise.

    Dave
     
  2. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Think its at the fisheries Dave, Weevie is the man in the know allegedly:D:D:D
     
  3. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Cheers Chris....just wondering aswell if the roads will be easy passable if this weather keeps up as it looks a little out of the way..........could somebody local to the area keep us all posted on any bad spots to watch out for as the week progresses please.This weather is exceptional and it might come in handy for those of us that are travelling some distance. Thanks.

    Dave
     
  4. DaveTV

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    Who knows....
    i don't go out that way very often, but it is a bit of a maze of lanes tbh

    there isn't the quantity of snow round here that there is in some of the other parts of the country, i would say we had around 3 inchs tuesday and its been slowly shrinking since, so nearly every road will have been driven on, its reasonably flat where it is so it should be alrite
     
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Active Member

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    hi Dave

    I've been once to Furnace Mill (it was very good). The Fishery is signposted off the main road, look out for the brown signposts.

    Shaun :)
     
  6. Tesla

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    Furnace Hill piccies

    Hi Dave.
    As Shaun said it's very nice site.
    Unfortunately I can't give you the right way to go there, but I can show some piccies of the site.

    Reception and shop.
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    Parking area
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    Ponds
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    Zeroing area
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    Greg shooting a difficult target located at 8m high
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    I hope this information can help you a little.

    Regards

    Jesus
     
  7. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Cheers guys.....nice one;)

    Dave
     
  8. Weevie

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    The fishery and the course are in the same place, as is the building where Jane prepares the food (which is of course the most important thing! :D)

    Using the postcode from the website will get you there on your satnav.

    Johnny and I are due to pop over there tomorrow to have a look round and see what we should do as far as the course goes, I've already had some thoughts myself. Ed told me yesterday that he was popping up to change the course round and add some more targets and Johnny will be bringing some of the targets he has so we should have plenty of choice as regards the 30 targets. ;)

    I should say that the last mile of the journey has some short but steepish inclines. Getting in shouldn't be a problem. I'll let you know about getting out tomorrow. I've spoken to Ed and he says the lasses from the local farms have been able to get in and out with normal two wheel drive cars.

    There's due to be more snow tomorrow, although it doesn't look as bad as they were saying earlier in the week. I'll post an update tomorrow.
     
  9. skipper

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    Is the post code DY14 8NR ???

    Ollie
     
  10. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    My satnav doesn't recognise the post code as is normally the case:rolleyes:but I've managed to get in Meaton Lane so I should find it from there.
    Thanks for the post Weevie....keep us up to date buddy;)
    Thanks.

    Dave
     
  11. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Thanks Steve, it's appreciated you keeping us up to date.:)

    Ryan
     
  12. Weevie

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    Yup that's the one. The fishery's quite well signposted from the A4117 with those brown places of interest signs.

    The roads should be fine most of the way. It's just the last mile I'm wondering about but as I said I'll keep everybody updated on here.

    Johnny's just phoned me and we'll go over there tomorrow in his 4x4 to have a gander. With the snow I think the setting is going to be pretty nice, very picturesque! ;)
     
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  13. big_phil555

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    sat nav coordinates are N52.38568, W2.41386 if that helps

    takes you to the front gate

    ATB

    Phil
     
  14. Weevie

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    Update - Site Accessibility and other stuff.

    Firstly let me reassure you all that the site is accessible.

    We went today in Johnny's 4WD and seeing what the last mile was like I reckon I could have easily driven it in my Fiesta.

    It has to be said though that when you turn in to the last bit (the lane that's signposted Furnace Mill from the A4117) drivers will need to be careful. There are a few twists and turns to that road and with the weather we've had people will need to take it a bit more slowly.

    Ed, Jane, Johnny and I spent pretty much all day today prepping the course. I ended up with a soggy cold crotch due to me forgetting to wear my waterproofs. :eek::D Ed and Jane we're absolutely brilliant and worked as hard as you like towards setting up the course so big thanks to them for all their efforts!

    Ed's said that the course now won't be open to shooters 'till the comp.

    As for conditions underfoot, obviously there is a fair bit of snow on the ground but it's not icy and as long as people take care and wear suitable footwear they'll be okay. Please don't turn up to shoot in your trainers as you'll bitterly regret it! :D

    If you haven't already done so and are planning to shoot at Furnace please put your name on the list in the other thread (do a search for Furnace Mill, you'll find it). This will really help Jane get an idea of numbers for the day so she won't run out of the delicious food she cooks! ;)

    Johnny and I will be going back on Friday to just do a final check on the weather and road situation so I'll post on here that evening.

    So assuming we don't get blizzards and feet of snow between now and then all is GO! GO! GO! for the Furnace Mill round of the Daystate Midlands HFT series. ;)
     
  15. Chris Coombes

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    Looks a good place for a shoot.:D:D
     
  16. D Martin

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    Fantastic:D:D

    Dave
     
  17. stillwater

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    Sounds like a good excuse to buy some new boots.:D
    Thnaks to Steve and Johnny for all the work you have put into this round so far, Its much appreciated
     
  18. Weevie

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    There's always an excuse to buy new boots!;)

    As I said Ed and Jane have put in a hell of a lot of work too and they should be applauded. Between the two of us Johnny did way more hard work today. Most of what I did today was lie down repeatedly and get freezing genitalia to check the targets were visible :eek::D
     
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    I cant believe nobody has put their web site address up yet so here it is, unlees it is somewhere else or i am just blind :cool:

    http://www.furnacemill.net/

    Cheers Simon.
     
  20. Weevie

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    Good point Simon. :eek:
     

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