Trips

Peak District Weekend – 5/6 April 2014

Following a suggestion by Gerry and suitable encouragement from Maureen 15 of us eventually signed up for a weekend walking in the Peak District from Bretton Youth Hostel. It was with some trepidation that we gathered on the Friday, some of us having walked during the day others straight from work…

An Elbe Valley walk - May 2012

22-31 May 2012 A 4:00am start, a bus, a plane, a taxi, a train and another taxi found me in the village of Krippen along with Clive, Jim, Steve and Tony G. Krippen is on the River Elbe opposite the town of Bad Schandau in Saxony, near the border with Poland and the Czech Republic. We were there at…

Isle of Wight - April 2011

1 - 4 April 2011 The first Weekend Away of 2011 was to the Isle of Wight on a trip organised by Linda. It began with a walk in the New Forest: Jan's story of the day is below. Clive has written an account of the trip and Nicole has posted her photos on Flickr. Nicole has also uploaded the routes…

Exmoor Weekend - 24-26 September 2010

Nic C has posted a slideshow of her photos from this weekend away on her Flickr pages and sent these Google Earth pictures of each day's route

Lake District Weekend - June 2009

19-22 June 2009 A set of Steve's photos from this trip has been archived on Flickr. Wainwright doesn't mention midges in his Lake District guides, so I guess the general view that they're a fairly recent addition to the Lakeland scene is right. But if it's also true that they don't fly if the wind…

Snowdonia Weekend - March 2009

20-23 March 2009 Nick and Gerry announced they would lead a weekend's walking in Snowdonia and painted such an exciting picture of what would happen they soon had a full complement of eager participants. To ensure everything went well they checked and re-checked the weather forecasts, went to recce…

Duncan’s Exmoor Weekend - October 2008

3 – 6 October 2008 Duncan's association with Exmoor dates back to the early 1980s when he worked in Jakarta and joined the Indonesian Exmoor Harriers. Every October he and other members of the club would make the long trip to the Tarr Steps, stay at the nearby farmhouse at £85 a night, jog…

The Sound of Music II - July 2008

The Sequel at Last! A set of Clive's pictures from this trip has been archived on Flickr. The year is 1954. Peace has returned to the Austrian lakes and the Von Trapp family have returned from exile. But our attention turns to one of the lesser known characters of the musical, the poor Countess…

Lake District Weekend - June 2008

13-16 June 2008 It is often said that the best experiences always involve learning something new. Well what I will always remember about this weekend was learning that “Wainwrights” are not, as I had stupidly thought as a Scotsman, any hill over 2000ft in England, but instead comprise…

Atlas Mountains, Morocco 2008

Walking holiday based in Toubkal, in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Linda Ashwell