I know we haven't had the Germany meet yet but as it's less than 8 weeks away I don't think it is too early to start thinking about the next one. Dates? Next Spring/early Summer? Location? Well, I seriously think Rutland. Not just because I live there but because it has so much going for it as a venue for photography. We have Rutland Water - the largest man-made fresh-water lake in Europe. Eyebrook reservoir - smaller but even prettier. Several big stately homes within reach including Rockingham Castle. Stamford and Uppingham, old villages, churches, gardens, pubs and even an old turf maze. The Fens are quite close as is Bradgate Park (the remains of an ancient volcano), Nature reserves and bird sanctuaries (with Ospreys). Peterborough, Leicester and Nottingham are all within 30 minutes drive, and Melton Mowbray is only 10 miles away. The A1 runs through Rutland and the train line to Rutland goes through Birmingham, Nuneaton, Leicester, Peterborough, Cambridge and Stansted airport. It's quite an easy place to get to. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutland http://www.rutnet.co.uk/ http://www.rockinghamcastle.com/ http://www.rutlandwater.org.uk/ http://www.anglianwaterleisure.co.uk/index.php?sectionid=53&parentid=47 http://www.eyebrook.com/ Thoughts anyone?