Hey guys, been reading all the posts you've left for people doing PK in the somerset region... well, although i live in Bradford, W.Yorks (studying here) my rents live in Somerset, and id be spending a few weeks there over easter and summer, etc. So im going to need to keep working my PK skills, especially over the nicer seasons.
So if you could let me know some of the places near Taunton (or within respectable times of travel away) that can be used for PK and Jam sessions and i try to be there.
Hope this whole Mutiny thing works out, that would rock.
When I watched Jump Britain I was amazed and I knew that I wanted to get into Parkour straight away and I was wondering if there were any parkour groups near me. I live in Bristol and this crew sounds kool so I’m up 4 it
Post by mutiny_parkour_group on Jan 11, 2005 15:40:24 GMT
i got a bit on info on taunton pk-ing
some cool places in taunton
-Location County Council Offices
-How to get there Kind of hard to explain, as we happened upon it by chance! Go to the Taunton Bus Station. Now wander around in a direction roughly away from the highstreet. If you see a large grey office building with an internal courtyard, a long goldfish pond and places to walk, you're there. If you see an old looking big building, surrounded by quite a few car parking spaces, and lots of grass (on a slope) then you're very near. Head to the top of this hill and head left past the awesome two meter wide windy path up to the old looking building. While you walk along the pavement, looking left, and down the slope, you'll see an undercover part of the building. That's where all the good stuff is.
-How you know you've found it You'll be underneath a wing of an office building, with thick columns all along it. There is a very long (~40m) run up to a tiny wall, which drops off 1.5m to a 4m wide very long fish pond (which we like to call the "Watery Grave" because of its slab shape, and its... wetness). Along the length of the runway are lots of bike rails. If you go the wrong way up the runway, you'll come to a small tunnel through the building with bike rails next to a wall. Great for practicing a sequence of vaults.
-How to get there Find debenhams on the highstreet. Go to the back of it. Follow the river along, and you'll see lots of steps and wooden rails - perfect for the beginner, and with lots of potential for better PKers, too. to get to the Labratory from here, go back toward the highstreet (as the bird flies). You'll pass a bridge and a lock on your right, and a stone wall that Frivolous Sam dismantled on the left. There's a gate and a path into a fenced off grassy area behind an old, academic looking building. You'll see walls rise up from the path as they join the entrance to this old building. This place has great vault/gap potential, also, and it's all onto grass! If you want to get to the supermarket wall, just take the main pedestrian bridge over from the Crazy Paving place.
-How you know you've found it Crazy Paving: Steps go up 5 steps, turn a right angle, then go down another 5 steps. After that there's a smaller bridge going over an inlet to the main river. All along this inlet's bank, there's a foot wide stone wall. Lab: Building's near empty at weekends. You'll be messing around small brick walls, one of which (conjoined to an ivy covered wall) drops down 4 foot to a grass landing). Supermarket: A loong drop-off wall runs parallel to the supermarket building (which is the first building on the other side of the highstreet's bridge). There's also an easy gap over steps which go up from the riverbank level to the supermarket level, and rails around those stairs.
Post by mutiny_parkour_group on Jan 11, 2005 15:50:54 GMT
to joe w,
i don't know about any krews in bristol. I know for sure that there are HUNDREDS of groups but i don't know any of them sorry. you might find some pk-ers at castle park. (a sweet pk spot)
if you don't know where it is heres some instuctions.
Get into the shopping part of Bristol then opposite the main entrance to the galleries shopping centre you will see a ruin of a castle. Around this area is a range of different spots. If you walk around the park section (without crossing the road again) you will find the different areas that match your PK ability. One of the areas is more difficult to find, follow the path all the way along the path towards the shops, and the opposite the kids playground there are some big gaps, precisions and the vaults.
Hey, its monkey from Shepton. Mutiny looks like its goin good (I havn't been online 4 a while) which is great. Like Averix (is that rite?) sed, spread the word! altho he sed spead. lol. Neway, Street sounds like a good meetin place, it does hav good spots. Btw Frog, if ur keepin count, and in case u dont no, Im DEFINITLY in. Well, I hope every1s learnin is goin well, soon we wont b beginers. We're not doin 2 bad down here, despite the weather and close calls with paralysation! lol (little tip, dont try and do a front flip into a sandpit unless u no wat ur doin, aint that rite averix!? Owww, my bak! sheesh sandpit! nevamind, I'll b bak up and runnin (literally) soon enuff). Well, I'm goin 2 research more bout parkour, tips and meetin places and stuff, btw, if theres ne1 local 2 Shepton here thats interested in practiscin safely (not in sandpits!) I'm tryin to get to use crash mats and stuff in the lesuire centre here, if ne1s local and interested, let me no and I'll keep u updated. enjoy the runnin!
Like I sed, research. Found an interesting page, but it won't let me put it up on here properly, so I'll do it in stages: http://www. urban freeflow .co.uk /parkour_for_beginners /parkour_for_beginners.htm
when I put urban free flow together like it is in the URL it comes up as 'another site', no idea why. Oh well, hope u find sumthin useful on it