Weekends Away

The availability of places on events is limited due to reasons such as leading safety, accommodation & social venue limitations.
Please seek prior approval of the leader before attending, the leader has the right to refuse attendance.
If subsequently you cannot attend refunds will not be given unless places can be sold to another person.
It is not the responsibility of the weekend organiser to sell on the cancelled place.

Thursday, 18 April 2019 Great Stones Way, Wiltshire 19th - 22nd April 2019 Easter weekend Premier Inn
4 Nights
FULL WITH 12 PEOPLE
This is a new walking route established by Friends of the Ridgeway starting from the Swindon area passing through Neolithic henges and stone circles, Bronze Age barrows and Iron Age hill forts, ending in Salisbury.
There are optional routes: shortest being 36 miles from Barbury Castle in Swindon to Old Sarum near Salisbury in 36.5 miles; longest being Coate Water in Swindon with loops including Avebury, Alton Barnes White Horse and Stonehenge and finishing in Salisbury.
Generally gentle terrain whichever route.
Proposed route: Swindon to Salisbury via Avebury, Stonehenge & Old Sarum
Plan: arrive Thursday eve 18th April
Day 1 19th Coate Water to Avebury = 13.75 miles
Day 2 20th Avebury to East Chisenbury = 16.5 miles
Day 3 21st East Chisenbury to Great Durnford= 15.5 miles
Day 4 22nd Great Durnford to Salisbury = 6.5 miles & home
These distances may vary subject to further planning and finer detail.

Accommodation = Premier Inn North Bishopdown, Salisbury for the duration or book your own.
Transport: use cars to transport to start and finish each day - will organise car shuffle.

http://greatstonesway.moonfruit.com/
Get in touch if this interests you.


Organiser: Heather & Bob Ingram 07851251265 (hcingram@virginmedia.com)

Friday, 19 April 2019 llangollen FULL
3 Nights
Easter in Llangollen 3 nights in a private hostel 4 days walking Booked for 25
This weekend is for the people staying in the hostel only sorry no B/Bs.


Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 3 May 2019 Northumberland FULL
3 Nights
3 nights in a hostel 4 walks evening meals out, usual format. Booked for 24.
Waiting list only
This weekend is for the 24 staying in the hostel only.
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 10 May 2019 Yorkshire three peaks area 17 per night
2 Nights
FULLY BOOKED
Large bunkhouse in Ingleton at the foot of Ingleborough and Whernside. Plan to walk either 1,2, or the 3 Yorkshire peaks over the weekend. There are 4 rooms for max 4 people per room - spaces available. Five bathrooms, three with shower, toilet & wash basin. Drying room. Cost is 17 per night if full. Self catering &/or outside caterers possible. See
https://www.oldschoolbunkhouse.co.uk/
for more information. Bring own sleeping bag or hire bedding set for 5.
20 deposit required to secure place.
Get in touch if you are interested.
Organiser: Heather & Bob Ingram 07851251265 (hcingram@virginmedia.com)

Friday, 14 June 2019 Slaidburn, Forest of Bowland 34 per night including breakfast
2 Nights
FULLY BOOKED
2 nights B&B with 3 walks in the Forest of Bowland
The Forest of Bowland is a designated area of outstanding beauty and a quiet and lovely walking area in Lancashire, between the Lake District to the North West and the Yorkshire Dales to the East.
Draft plan is:
14.6.18 Fri eve: meet in pub
15.6.18 Sat: @ 12 - 13 mile walk
16.6.18 Sun: @ 8 mile walk

Accommodation: Hark to Bounty Inn, Slaidburn,Forest of Bowland - BB7 3EP
http://www.harktobounty.co.uk/
20 deposit to secure place and settle up with pub manager.
Now full following announcement at Baslow summer gathering - see another date in October 2018
or
YHA which is 10 steps away from the Hark to Bounty http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/slaidburn
Beds from 15.00/night; Private rooms from 39.00/night
Suggest book directly with the YHA if this interests you and then email Heather so numbers expected can be confirmed. Meals can be provided by the Hark to Bounty.

Meals: good food (& beer) available at the Hark to Bounty Inn - see www

Details of meeting place, walks etc will be issued directly via email or text.
http://www.harktobounty.co.uk/
Organiser: Heather & Bob Ingram (hcingram@virginmedia.com)
Click here for more details.

Friday, 21 June 2019 Glaramara Borrowdale The Lake District FULL
2 Nights
Two nights bed breakfast, evening meal and packed lunch sleeping in single or twin/double ensuite rooms cost 160.00 per person booked for 25. Glaramara is a superb hostel/hotel in private grounds in remote Borrowdale. They specialise in group bookings and activity breaks.The food is excellent. This is the 5th year running I have taken the group to Glaramara. There will be walks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There is an option to stay on Sunday night.
This weekend is for the people staying at Glaramara House only.
Organiser: Andrew
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 28 June 2019 Wye Valley weekend see note
2 nights Nights
A weekend away in the scenic Wye Valley in Herefordshire, based in the Goodrich/Ross-on-Wye/Monmouth area. Either book yourself into YHA Wye Valley, which is in a secluded spot right on the bank of the River Wye https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/yha-wye-valley (shared dorms currently 19 per night plus optional breakfast or can self-cater, some private rooms plus camping and glamping options there). Or book your own B&B accommodation elsewhere. 3 walks (Friday afternoon, Sat & Sun) and maybe an evening stroll in the nature reserve behind the YHA to see the deer. Walks will include part of the Wye Valley Walk, Symonds Yat and a climb up Yat Rock, which offers one of the best views in England. But walking will generally be leisurely, offering the chance to enjoy the scenery and the wildlife and maybe even some cake! Also option to book your own water sports locally if interested. Hopefully a Saturday night group meal at a local pub. Contact me if you are interested and let me know when you have booked accommodation - organiser Alison James
Organiser: Alison James 07841 618961 (alisonm_james@msn.com)

Friday, 19 July 2019 Derbyshire camping weekend TBC
2 Nights
TBC
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Saturday, 24 August 2019 Mendip Way BH Walking Weekend t.b.a.
4 Nights
50 Mile walk spread over 4 days including travelling to start at Frome & from finish at Weston Super Mare
Route
Fri 23-Aug - Car share from Derby to Wells & walk Frome to Shepton Mallet 13 miles
Sat 24-Aug - Shepton mallet to Wells 6 miles
Update 8 now going places available please get in touch asap
Sun 25-Aug - Wells to Cheddar 12 miles
Mon 26-Aug - Chedder to Weston-Super-Mare 19 miles
Tue 27-Aug - Explore Weston-Super-Mare and return to Wells by taxi or public transport before driving back to Derby early evening.

Organiser: Robin Davison 07765515523

Friday, 27 September 2019 Lake District Weekend 96.00
2 Nights
2 nights 3 days walking booked for 24 staying in YHA Hawkshead.96.00 including breakfasts packed lunches and evening meals.
This weekend is for the 24 staying in the hostel only.
Please email for availability.
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 11 October 2019 Slaidburn, Forest of Bowland 34 per person per night
2 Nights
2 nights B&B with 2 walks in the Forest of Bowland
The Forest of Bowland is a designated area of outstanding beauty and a quiet and lovely walking area in Lancashire, between the Lake District to the North West and the Yorkshire Dales to the East.
Draft plan is:
11.10.18 Fri eve: meet in pub
12.10.18 Sat: @ 12 - 13 mile walk
13.10.18 Sun: @ 8 mile walk

Accommodation: Hark to Bounty Inn, Slaidburn,Forest of Bowland - BB7 3EP
http://www.harktobounty.co.uk/
34 pppn including Breakfast. Mixture of single, double and twin - some spaces taken following discussion at Baslow summer gathering. 20 deposit to secure place and settle up with pub manager.
Alternative accommodation is YHA which is 10 steps away from the Hark to Bounty http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/slaidburn
Beds from 15.00/night; Private rooms from 39.00/night
Suggest book directly with the YHA if this interests you and then email Heather so numbers expected can be confirmed. Meals can be provided by the Hark to Bounty.

Meals: good food (& beer) available at the Hark to Bounty Inn - see www

Details of meeting place, walks etc will be issued directly via email or text.
http://www.harktobounty.co.uk/
Email if you are interested.
Organiser: Heather & Bob Ingram (hcingram@virginmedia.com)
Click here for more details.

Friday, 25 October 2019 Lake District Weekend 90.00
2 Nights
YHA weekend 2 nights 3 walks staying in Patterdale booked for 26.
This weekend is for the 26 staying in the hostel only. Please email for availability. One place left.
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 22 November 2019 Castleton FULL
2 Nights
Saturday and Sunday walks and a 2 nights in the splendid Castleton YHA 55.00.
Castleton will be festive with the Christmas lights. There will be a group meal on Friday in the hostel and Saturday night in Castleton. The price includes Friday meal and breakfasts and the rooms are twin,three and four person. 20 places only. This weekend is for the 20 staying in the hostel only. Please email for availability.
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Monday, 30 December 2019 New Year Eve in the Lakes 135.00
3 Nights
New Year in Keswick staying in the YHA 3 nights full board 135.00, 4 days low level walking with an emphasis on fun. Booked for 24. Please email for availability.
This weekend is for the 24 staying in the hostel only
Organiser: Andrew 07785355237 (a.yeoman@ntlworld.com)

Friday, 1 May 2020 Iona and Mull TBC
8 Nights
I am planning a trip to Iona and Mull May 2020. The trip is split between Iona private hostel (www.ionahostel.co.uk) 23.00 a night and one of several hostels on Mull. 3 or 4 days on each Isle spent walking and boat trips. For more information and to book please contact James jfstern@outlook.com
Organiser: James Stern 07989951693