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Old 08 October 2007, 14:41   #1
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Wooton Creek

Unfortunately we missed last weeks fun and games.
Weather permitting we are at Calshot this coming weekend and one place we haven't visited is Wooton Creek.
I dont know anything much about it so could any locals tell me if:
1. Is it tidal? If so does it dry out completely.
2. Apparently the Yacht Club welcome visitors and provide food - is this still
case? We will be going across on Sunday.
3. Is there anywhere to berth nearby
4. Any other info?

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Old 08 October 2007, 14:51   #2
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Yes it's very tidal, the Yacht club does welcome visitors but usually do charge for the pontoon, further up the creek you can reach the Sloop Inn (top right end of creek) this is only garanteed accessable 1hr either side of high tide, I think you can stay longer but consult the almanac. This is free parking and the food and drink are excellent. You climb directly up the wall staight into the beer garden, so really convenient.
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Old 08 October 2007, 14:55   #3
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You climb directly up the wall staight into the beer garden, so really convenient.
Not that we've done this lately of course
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i have a real soft spot for wooten creak. i learnt to sail there and went there on our cruising yacht too. when i could first take my rib there it was great, second time thanks to martin, DJL and a number of others i managed to repair my first rib threre too!!


my memories of the yacht club are good although i believe they have started charging through the nose now. the pub at the top by the bridge is also great!!!

wish i could be there now!!
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Popped in on Sunday hoping to visit the Sloop but left it a little late and couldn't stop.

As has been said go up the creek one hour before high tide, have your lunch and refreshements then scoot out one hour after high tide.

For your info once you can start to see the muck above the water in the corner below the garden wall its time to get out. You'll see what I mean when you get there.

I've never been to the sailing club so can't comment on that. There are some nice houses to dream over in the creek and some wrecks of moored yachts to avoid. The entrance to the creek has a bar right across it so its another reason not to leave it too late to get out.
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Thanks all I get the picture - I think?
The Sloop looks the best bet.
Anyone up for joining us would be very welcome especially if you are big??
Martyn(and Ann)
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The Sailing club is really nice there as well. Ive been there a few times over over past couple of months, and havent had to pay for the mooring at all. Drinks are quite reasonably priced and the food is good too. I believe you can access the sailing club at all tide states but check the charts / tide tables.
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Thanks all I get the picture - I think?
The Sloop looks the best bet.
Anyone up for joining us would be very welcome especially if you are big??
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The Sloop is a great venue! If it's like last weekend Martyn & Ann we might just be up for that!

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Hi Kathleen and Paul
Forecast looks good at the moment - we would leave Calshot around 11.00am-ish. High Tide is around 1.30pm so would allow a good couple of hours at The Sloop.
Will PM you my Mobile Number give us a ring on Saturday if you are up for it?
Same for anyone else if the weather keeps fine.
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All looking good! Local knowledge has it, up there on a running tide and keep an eye on things from the olde stone wall of the Sloop.

Looking forward to it. If there are any other Solent Layabouts fancying a bit of basking & a few Irish cappucinos on a Sunday afternoon send a pm to Noddy or jackeens

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