Away Weekends

Northern Ireland - 2016

MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE  July 2016   Cumbria LDWA and friends enjoyed a week in the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, staying in Newcastle, Co Down. Sunday started in typical Irish style (rain and mist) and was spent exploring Newcastle, the coastline past the Royal County Down Golf Club and…

Isle of Arran - 2015

      Isle of Arran Trip 17-22 September 2015   Day 1, Thursday 17 September   It was a bright and sunny morning for the drive up to Ardrossan, where we were booked onto the 12 50 ferry to Brodick.  The 55 minute crossing passed quickly as we anticipated the delights Arran had to offer.  As we drew…

White Peak Way - 2014

  WHITE PEAK WAY August 2014   The first area in Britain to be designated a National Park, in 1951, the Peak District's situation surrounded by the cities of Huddersfield, Manchester, Sheffield, Derby and Stoke-on-Trent makes it a popular destination and the area boasts a wealth of trails and…

St. Cuthbert's Way - 2013

St Cuthbert's Way, a distance of approximately 70 miles, from Melrose to Holy Island, was completed over four days by eight walkers in total, from Thursday 26th September to Sunday 29th. Five of the party completed the route as a group, our volunteer bag handler Richard walked and ran the stages,…

Yoredale Way - 2012

A Cumbrian Four walk the Yoredale Way    At last year's AGM Jim Crockett volunteered to organise the 2012 Long Distance Path Group Walk. There were several suitable LDP's but it was the Yoredale Way that was chosen. This is a hundred miles walk from York to Kirkby Stephen tracing the course of the…

Yorkshire Wolds Way - 2011

Seventy nine miles is the length of this National Trail making it one of the shortest and thus very suitable for our Away Weekend. The Yorkshire Wolds Way is a journey from the Humber estuary to the Cleveland coast at Filey passing through typical downland scenery with its rolling chalk hills,…

Lady Anne's Way - 2009

This year's Away Weekend began in fine style as ten of us left Penrith on a beautiful October morning. Five group members were suitably balanced by five guests and the gender ratio was similarly harmonious allowing conversation and banter to flow smoothly throughout the holiday! As last year we…

Dales Way 2008

The Dales Way was the choice of route this year and the day dawned fair as seven old hands travelled down by minibus from Cumbria to Ilkley to renew last year's acquaintance with Brenda at the start. Numbers were reduced due to Jim's illness and we were also shocked to learn that Valerie had…

Dales Way - Photos

This is a selection of photos taken on the Dales Way during our Away Weekend in October 2008. The photographers are Barrie Blenkinship, Tony Deall and Paul Hatcher  

Borders Abbeys Way 2007

The Border Abbeys Way is a 65 mile route linking the four great ruined Abbeys in Jedburgh, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso; and also including the towns of Hawick and Selkirk. It was chosen for our 'Away Weekend'  in 2007 and was walked from 5th - 8th October. The Weekend started extremely well as 15…

Borders Abbeys Way - Photos

This ia a selection of photos taken by Barrie, Paul & Tony  

Furness Way 2006

 THE FURNESS WAY ARNSIDE  TO  RAVENGLASS 6th - 9th  OCTOBER 2006 Six of us left Penrith on the Friday morning to journey down the M6 by minibus in time to leave Arnside at the civilised time of 10am. The first day of our first ever "Away Weekend" was one of heavy showers though we managed to…

Furness Way - Photos

This is a small collection of Barrie's photos taken on the recent Furness Way walk. To display the photo title simply "hover "your mouse over each photo.