18th - 21stth (Thurs - Sun,3 nights)
Venue: The Stables, Bath Road, Bitton
Address: Bath Road, Bitton, BS30 6HX
Hosts: Roger and Kathrine, Alan & Marlyn
The Stables Bitton is a new free and easy rally site for the club, there is the Fonthill garden centre opposite that sells a selection of bread and cakes, ice cream etc etc. It also has a comfortable cafe that serves light lunches, tea, coffee, etc.
Slightly further away up Cherry Hill is a very quirky garden centre. The Chief Trading Post, where outside you will find unusual bronze animals. Inside you will find models of The Blues Brothers and Elvis playing an air guitar and many more quirky models. There is also a cafe inside that is usually very busy at lunchtime.
Walking from the site towards Bristol on the right hand side of the road you will find The Bitton Steam Railway, there is also a cafe here. Also here is the Bath to Bristol Cycle Track that runs alongside the railway.
From the site towards Bath in the heart of the village you will find the local pub The White Hart, and opposite, the village shop. Next to the pub is Church Road that leads to St Mary's Church where according to legend a ghost called The Grey Lady sometimes walks around the Churchyard (although in my 40 years here I've never seen her.)
A longer walk away there are two pubs that serve food one at Upton Cheney, The Upton Inn. The other at Swineford, The Swan.
There are bus stops close to the site on Bath road with buses to Bath and Bristol. At the bottom of Cherry Hill a bus stop where the bus goes to Cribbs Causeway, a large shopping mall
Cost: £6.50 pupn; Inclusive of rally fee.
Start time: 12 Noon.
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