Isaac's Tea Trail - LDWA Anniversary 40 year celebration
LAST OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK - CLOSING DATE 5th AUGUST 2012
Many of you already know that this year is the 40th Anniversary of the LDWA and with this in mind all the local groups have been asked to do "something special" to celebrate.
So, the Northumbria Group's special weekend of celebrations will be spent walking in the footsteps of the legendary tea seller and fund raiser Isaac Holden - The Isaac's Tea Trail. This is a superb 38 mile walk through green valleys and across wild moors with stunning views across Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria (on a good day!). You will experience the tranquillity where the only sound is bird song with the route mainly throughout Northumberland's area of outstanding natural beauty.
Some years ago the Northumbria Group were the only walkers to have completed the walk in one day, causing great stir and the Hexham Courant covering our story. Well, you will be pleased to hear that we will walking the trail over two days this time, first day 17.5 miles and the following day 20.5 miles.
The walk is a circular walk but we shall be basing ourselves in Alston from Friday 14th September until Sunday 16th September. I have booked sole use of Alston Youth Hostel for the weekend at a cost of £35 per person, breakfast extra at £5.50 per day if required. A celebratory meal has been organised at the Alston House Hotel for the Saturday night again at an additional cost and the reservation can only be booked through me.
The YH holds 30 people in total and reservations can only be made through me and confirmed immediately by sending me a cheque for £35 made payable to "Mrs C McDowell". If you require breakfast I shall book this for you (just so that the hostel have an idea of numbers) but you will need to pay the hostel direct, that to goes for any other meals / packed lunches etc required.
Note - there is very limited B&B accommodation available already for these dates due to Alston being a focal point on the Coast to Coast Cycle route, so for the hostel to give us sole use is really decent of them; please let's endeavor to fill it up.
Book now, don't be disappointed, I imagine that this event will book up quickly due to the high attendance we achieved on the Helvelyn weekend.
I look forward to hearing from you. If you require any additional information or would like to book please do not hesitate to contact me on 07747635716 or email@example.com
Northumbria LDWA Group Secretary