[oshug] OSHCamp travel, accommodation and social.

Andrew Back andrew at abopen.com
Fri Feb 16 09:50:39 UTC 2018

Hi All,

Thanks to Sarah we are particularly well organised this year and below
you can find details of the venue, local accommodation and travel for
OSHCamp 2018.

We have our own room reserved at The Wig and Mitre
(http://www.wigandmitre.com/) for the social on the evening of Sat 30th
June, with details of the venue (pub!) for pre-OSHCamp drinks on Fri
29th to follow.

The first few talks and workshops have been confirmed and just a
reminder that the closing date for proposals is a little over a month
away, 25th March. So if you would like to give a talk and/or host a
workshop, please enter details via the form at:





— Venue

The event will be held at The Blue Room, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln,
LN1 3BU (map location https://goo.gl/maps/mdW1g8Pmk492).

Lincoln is a city of two halves, the uphill and the downhill.  The OSHUG
venue is located uphill in the historic area of the city, home to the
castle and cathedral, museums, pubs and a quaint shopping area The Bailgate.

The downhill area of Lincoln is the shopping and transport hub, and also
contains the Brayford Pool and most ‘night-life’.

— Where to stay

There are a variety of accommodation options within and around Lincoln
from self-contained lets, guest houses, hotels, farms and camping. Visit
the Visit Lincoln Website for lots of options,

Some nearby, reasonably priced accommodation includes:
202 Guest House, 07767 497 189
http://www.202guesthouse.co.uk/lincoln/rooms-and-accommodation.asp (0.5
miles from conference venue – mid hill location.)

St Clements Old Rectory Apartments, 5 Self Catering Apartments and 1
Guest room available,  (0)1522 538087 http://www.stayatstclements.co.uk/
(0.5 miles from conference - uphill location). 2 Night minimum.

— Travel

For downloadable PDF maps and guides of Lincoln including Bus Routes,
Cycle Routes and a Train Map visit the Visit Lincoln website.

* By Road

>From the North
Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)

>From the South
Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London,
East Anglia)

>From the East
Via the A158 (Skegness)

>From the West
Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)

* Lincoln Car Parks

There is a large council run car park at The Lawn, chargeable on the day
at the ticket machines. (Has 2 fast-charge spaces.)
There are many other car parks in the area, and both up and downhill.
Electric Charging points -

* By Train

Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city
centre within easy walking distance of Lincoln High Street, the main
shopping areas and the historic Cathedral Quarter.

Direct connections are provided by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains
East Coast and Northern Rail which operate daily services to
Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London.

We would advise you to plan your trip in advance with an online route
planner or by phone with TrainTracker 0871 200 49. More information on
the train station and its services can be found here.

You can find the station at:
Lincoln Railway Station
St Mary’s Street

The train station is fully accessible for wheelchairs.

* By Bus

There are good bus connections throughout Lincolnshire and Lincoln.

Lincoln Bus Station:

You can find the (brand new!) central bus station, near the train
station and at:

18-20 Sincil Bank, Lincoln LN5 7ET

For all timetable and route information please visit the Lincolnshire
County Council website or call in to the Travel Shop at the bus station.
Local operators include Stagecoach and PC Coaches.

Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle:

The Lincoln Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle is a useful local bus service
which operates to link the Cathedral Quarter with the High Street,
Cultural and Brayford Waterfront Quarters stopping at most key points
across the city.

The Walk & Ride Steep Hill Shuttle runs 6 days a week throughout the
year: Monday to Saturday: 9.10am – 2:47pm, 4:10pm – 5:22pm.
Walk & Ride tickets can be purchased on the bus.

Park and Ride:

For details see:

Andrew Back

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