The annual Oxfam Walk takes place this year on Sunday 5th October and is based at Milton Country Park. There is a choice of 3-, 9-, 15- or 22-mile routes. Information and registration at www.oxfam.org.uk/walk.
You can sponsor the “Sunday Aardvarks”, a team from the Sunday A’s, who are walking the 22 mile route – justgiving.com/sunday-aardvarks/ Or you are welcome to walk with us – contact Paul on email@example.com
SPRING HOTEL WEEKEND 2015 – Friday 27 to Sunday 29 March 2015
Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton, Shropshire
Next summer the Club has arranged a budget walking trip to the self-catering Currer Laithe Farm, just outside Keighley, close to Hebden Bridge and 4 miles from Bronte land at Haworth. We have booked the farm and an adjoining cottage which can sleep up to 18 – mainly in twin-bedded and one three-bedded rooms. (Sorry – the two doubles have already been snapped up). We have booked a week at this old-fashioned farm (which is owned by the National Trust) – just see the rave reviews on Trip Advisor. It’s a snip at £100 each for the week for beds; there are also 4 bunks which are available at £80 for the week. There is an excellent pub within half a mile.
Some walks will be possible from the door, but others are a short drive away.
Please contact Jill if interested.
Following the Club’s formal business at its AGM on Saturday 22nd November we will welcome a speaker from the National Trust. Veronica Bennett will give a talk on Wimpole Hall. All our walking groups use Wimpole Hall as a base for rambles – and most make use of the cafe or restaurant. But how many of us know much about the Hall and the adjoining estate? This is your opportunity to learn more. Please do come along and support us. The AGM will be held at the Friends Meeting House on Hartington Grove, Cambridge – Cherry Hinton Road end, starting at 2.30pm. There is parking on-site.
There are still a few vacancies on our autumn weekend hostel trips. The first, to Much Wenlock in Shropshire from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October (2 nights), has vacancies for a female in a twin share and another female in a larger dorm at the Granary, Stokes Barn. The twin share cost is £45 and the dorm bed costs £40. There is excellent walking close to Ironbridge (with a wealth of museums which you might like to visit on the Friday if you travel early in the day). There will be A and B walks on offer. The hostel is self-catering but we will definitely be visiting a local pub on Saturday night for a meal.
The second trip to Stow-on-the-Wold YH over the weekend Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November (2 nights) could be our last – as the YHA plans to sell its last hostel in the Cotswolds. Located in this beautiful town’s market place there is excellent walking right from the door. There is one male place available in a 4-bed dorm. You are also very welcome to book B&B in the town and join us for walks/meals out. The hostel can provide meals, or you can self-cater. A and B walks available.
Please contact Jill ASAP (preferably by text) if you would like to book – 07793 077230.