The Next Gathering
The Radical Routes Spring Gathering
Dates: 12-14th May 2017
Venue: Hockerton Housing Project, Mystery Hill, Gables Dr, Hockerton, Southwell NG25 0QU
Children at the Gathering
The kid’s space is being run at the venue by the Kids Working Group. Please let us and the venue know if you‘re coming so they know numbers. They may well be going outdoors so it would be good to bring wet weather gear and wellies. We try to plan lots of great activities for kids including trips out and creative games sometimes we might go climbing so bring trainers too. Food & snacks will be kid friendly & vegan. (Further information about Kid's group set- up can found in the agenda).
If you can arrive early and/or leave late we will need help setting up marquees and taking them down. This would be greatly appreciated from Thursday afternoon and till Monday morning. We also need help with drivers that can do shuttle runs.
This is the first time HHP has hosted anything like this so they are anxious about it but they are also optimistic that they might be up for doing it again if it goes well. The gathering will be in one area of the site and access to the houses will be restricted to guided tours, please respect this. The lake is strictly out of bounds.
The all-inclusive instructions for getting to the Gathering at Hockerton Housing Project:
Coming by vehicle The address for Sat Nav is Mystery Hill, Gables Dr, Hockerton, Southwell NG25 0QU. If you can offer a lift to anyone or use your vehicle for shuttle runs from Newark to Hockerton (7.5 miles), or Southwell to Hockerton (2.5 miles), please offer up your services! See shuttle section.
Public transport Nearest train stations are: Newark Northgate (if you’re coming up from London or down from Edinburgh direction on the Virgin East Coast line). Nottingham station (if you’re coming on East Midlands from Liverpool/Manchester/Sheffield, or from Norwich)
Getting to Hockerton from Newark Northgate: Bus 28 runs from Newark bus station (1 mile from Newark Northgate station) to Southwell (Minster) until 19.10. The journey is 25 minutes. From there you can walk (2.5 miles) or go to the shuttle. https://bustimes.org.uk/services/em_18-28-_-y08?date=2017-04-07
Getting to Hockerton from Nottingham Bus 100 runs from Nottingham to Southwell (2.5 miles from Hockerton) usually at 13 and 43 past the hour (nearest stop is King Street, about half a mile from the train station). The journey is about 45 minutes. Get off at Park Terrace in Southwell and from there you can walk or go to the shuttle. https://www.nctx.co.uk/timetables-tickets-maps/buses-lines/bus/100
Cycling (Walking) Newark to Hockerton: You can easily book bikes on the Virgin East Coast line if you buy a ticket at https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com Hockerton is 7.5 miles from Newark along an initially fairly busy main road out of Newark, and then the A617 from Kelham (not so busy, slightly hilly) or slightly further if you take the off road route. If you’re walking, there are few pavements on the main road cycling route but great tracks if you go off road starting at the sugar factory on the edge of Newark. This route is probably about 10-12 miles.
Nottingham to Hockerton: You can book bikes on East Midlands services by calling up 03457 125 678 on online using their Cycle Reservation form. Hockerton is 16.4 miles from Nottingham, mostly along the A612. This is quiet late at night but quite busy during the day. If you want to reduce the cycle, there is a train from Nottingham to Newark Castle (20 mins, £6.20 single), which is only 7 miles from Hockerton.
Hitching Hitchers, you know the craft best! Travel well and adventuresomely! See you there