Weekend, 28th February - 1st March 2020, Peak District

John is looking to organise a weekend away in the Peak District running from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March.  The plan is to stay at Hoseasons holiday park at Landal Sandybrook near Ashbourne in lodges.

In terms of walks exact details are tbc but the broad plan is a full day walk on the Saturday around the Roaches on the Western side of the Peak District and a shorter walk on the Sunday.

We will book a pub for dinner on the Saturday night once we know numbers.

Please could you let us know if you would be interested in coming on the weekend away by replying to this email by Friday 20th December as we would like to get the lodges booked and confirmed before Christmas.  A £15 per person non-returnable deposit will be required at the point of booking.


Easter Weekend, 10th - 13th April 2020, Lake District

Tim and Belinda have offered to organise a weekend away to the Lake District, over Easter next year. Please see a message below from them about this trip:

We're planning a weekend away from Good Friday, 10 April until Monday 13 April. We're suggesting staying on this caravan park / in these lodges just outside Keswick. Currently they're priced around £110 per person for 6 people sharing for three nights, so allowing £20 for food for breakfasts and lunches etc., we estimate that the cost will be about £130 per person for the weekend. (As its Easter weekend, we're paying peak prices).

The intention is to walk up some of the hills in the Lake District! Ideally a shorter walk on Friday afternoon when we get there, and longer walks on Saturday and Sunday, typically 8-10 miles with minimum 500 metres of ascent, returning home on Monday afternoon, via a hill or so, if we're not all walked-out by then!

Please can you reply to Belinda or Tim directly if you have their contact details, if not, please reply to this email and your response will be forwarded on.

23rd - 30th May 2020, Isle of Wight

Hi all

I am planning a trip to walk the length of the coast on the Isle of Wight. This path is approx. 70 miles.   To do this in a leisurely manner and allow a bit of time to visit some other attractions on the Island I have decided to make this a week long trip.

The dates are the 23rd - 30th May 2020

The plan is to travel down on the 23rd and get the ferry from Portsmouth to Cowes (TBC as there are other options). We will car share so we only need to take the min number of cars.
We can then start the walk in a clock wise direction from East Cowes.

Accommodation will be 4 nights in the Shanklin Villa Apartments in Shanklin (PO37 6AG).  These apartments are various sizes so the exact prices etc will have to be sorted when I have exact numbers of those who are interested in coming. There are hot tubs at these apartments and they have great reviews.

The last 3 nights will be in the YHA at Totland.  This will be an exclusive hire so we won't be sharing with anyone else.  Again the price will depend on the numbers coming - the more of us the better.

It's difficult to give an exact plan and costing at the moment because it is so dependant on numbers.  The YHA will probably be £60 maximum for the 3 nights.  The apartments could be £180ish each but just depends.  There will be the cost of the ferry, petrol and obviously food.

If you wanted you could also join us on the trip but make your own arrangements for accommodation and transport.

As this stage I'm not asking for a committed reply to come on the trip but I'd appreciate you letting me know if you are interested.

Many thanks


17th - 20th September, Jura, France

The location is Métabief in the Jura mountains.
The dates are from Thursday the 17th to Sunday the 20th September (3 nights).
The likely cost is between €55 and €68 per personne per night (including breakfast and dinner) depending onn the sharing arrangements (up to 4 per room).
There are There are flights from Luton to Geneva at 7am on the Thursday returning at 9.30pm on the Sunday, which would allow 4 days of walk. At the moment they are £62 return.
However, I will let everyone make their own travel arrangements.

Could you let me know if you are interested by the 31st of January. I will then book the rooms and let you know about deposit.



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