Hello Mick (I think that's right from QRZ.com)
With a 5 ele beam you should do quite well, assuming you have a half-decent location.
I live at 50m surrounded by 300m hills, so I generally go up one of them to get out, and do reasonably well with a small beam, but sometimes even with a halo.
Activity can be a bit sporadic, but I would definitely suggest trying the UK activity contests, now on the third Thursday of the month at 2000, as that generally gets people out of the woodwork.http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/contest_r ... mukac&seq=
Please point your beam towards South West Wales at some point, and I'll try to work you.