Castaway: Welcome notes to campers
Thank you for booking your Castaway camping tickets. We hope you'll enjoy your stay with us on Northey Island. The note below explains a few things about the event, and serves to help you enjoy your stay with us as much as possible.
The island is exactly that – an island, and because of that you’ll need to take care while you’re here with us. We’ve done a lot of work to make the event as safe as possible, but there are a few things you need to bear in mind, to make sure you have a great time. The event itself will be centred around the house, garden and in the camping field next door on the island. We recommend that you stay in these areas at all times unless you are attending a guided walk around the sea wall. If you want to walk on the sea wall that is fine, but please do not stray from the path. The area outside the sea wall is a saltmarsh, and while it may look solid enough to walk on. Some areas are very soft, and the whole marsh is criss-crossed with channels and gut ways. The mud in these channels is very deep and very sticky, so please do not wander off onto the saltmarsh.
One of the reasons we’re holding the event is to give you the chance to experience the island at high tide – something that most people are unable to do, as we’re normally only open to visitors at low tide. While the tide is in, you will be unable to leave the island. The times for the tides are in the timings memo attached to this note. Once your car is on the island, you won’t be able to leave until Sunday morning. If you wish to leave before then, please let us know before hand, so that we can make arrangements for you.
Items to bring or leave behind
- Sleeping bag
- Plenty of warm clothes
- Insect repellent
- Wellies or waterproof boots
- Suntan lotion
- A container to carry your dirty dishes or a refillable bottle to carry water as there is no ‘washing area’ – you will experience camping on the wild side!
- Dog poo bags
- Download the CITiZAN smart app and become a coastal surveyor for the weekend
- Myths and legends fancy dress for the kids (adults as well if you like to dress up)
- Please do not bring water balloons as the rubber rings can be harmful to wildlife
Thanks again for supporting Castaway this year. We look forward to welcoming you onto the island on Friday 7 July from 6 – 9pm. Please bear with us whilst we get you all positioned and parked.