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For anyone over 40, that enjoys getting out and doing something a little bit different. From exploring historical towns, walking with alpacas, stargazing in a hot tub and generally having fun with new friends.

Upcoming events (4)

Stray Starlight Stroll & Drink

Cenotaph

A gentle evening stroll around the stray in a loop, starting at the Cenotaph and we will end by the West Park Pub where we can go for a quick drink afterwards.

Wrap up warm and bring a torch!

The stray is 200 acres of grass parkland that encompasses the town centre on the southern half of Harrogate. The Stray was historically part of the Forest of Knaresborough, a royal hunting forest that passed into the hands of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, in 1369. There are a few blue plaques on the route, which we will stop and take a brief look at whilst taking in the history.

As with all our events, there will be a £1 donation to cover website costs, payable on the evening.

Please let me know if you are running late through this app.

Druid's Temple Walk - 6 mile Moderate Walk

Fearby & Healey Village Hall

Come join us for a walk to the Druid's Temple near Masham. It's actually not a temple at all but a 19th Century folly. Created with the inspiration of the well known prehistoric monuments, Stonehenge.

The Druids Temple was built to alleviate local unemployment, allowing William Danby, a wealthy landowner of the time to pay workers a shilling a day for their labour. At less than 200 years old, it is nonetheless an atmospheric and intriguing location.

Despite its origin being common knowledge, myths and rumours of mystic practices have sprung up over its lifetime with tales of Devil worship and harrowing frights experienced by those who have spent the night.

A mixture of lanes and tracks, with some steep areas. Boots are a must, as we will walk alongside a beck and at the midway point, we reach the Druid's Temple. This walk may be very boggy and muddy if it has been raining! Be warned! Then on to a cafe for a tea stop. The route then crosses fields and farm tracks back to Fearby.

Wrap up well and wear good boots!

PARKING: Park at the Village Hall (£1 in an honesty box) at Fearby HG4 4NF. Fearby is a tiny village about 2.5 miles west of Masham. The village hall is on the right as you approach from Masham, about 150 yards past the Black Swan.

As with all the trails, we will be asking for a donation of £2 to be paid on the day. The money raised (after PayPal fees, Meetup website costs etc) will be donated to MIND. The donation amount is non-refundable.

When you RSVP for this trail, you accept that you remain responsible for your own safety at all times. Please respect other attendees and be mindful of the safety of others.

Dark Skies - Stump Cross Caverns

Stump Cross Caverns

DARK SKIES
24 February 2022
Take a trip from Stump Cross Caverns all the way into distant space! This special one hour talk by Chris Higgins is the perfect beginner’s guide to the night sky, using an interactive planetarium programme to recreate the scene above the caverns under Nidderdale’s starry skies.

Ticket includes:
* admission to the cave for a UV tour
* 1 hour stargazing experience

Curry, rice and naan bread – served at 7pm after the stargazing experience – is optional and can be pre-ordered along with your ticket.

Last time Mini Adventures did this event, we all finished with a curry at the end. It was great fun.

Book your ticket at the link below and don’t forget to RSVP here too so we know who’s going and we can all meet up.

https://www.stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk/book/dark-skies

Adults £20
Curry and rice £9.95
Naan bread: £1.50

NEW DATE 6th MARCH - York Ice Trail - Small Groups

St Crux

UPDATE: we will split into smaller groups and set off between 11.30 - 12.30. I will do this near the time so watch your messages.

Join me at this year's Ice Trail in York. The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail will be returning for more frosty and fantastical fun on the 5th and 6th February 2022 with a range of magnificent ice sculptures set to transform York’s city centre.

We will meet outside St Crux Parish Hall at the bottom of The Shambles (at the side of M & S) at 11.30am.

If you are coming by car, I have found an excellent parking website to show you where the cheapest car parks are. I have booked a spot on Foss Island Road by Morrisons that only cost £4! If you car share even better. I will put a link here which apparently gives you £5 off your first stay (I have no idea how that works if the car parking is only £4). This is the link to get a discount: https://your-parking-space.mention-me.com/m/ol/jr2fm-gina-crowther

This is a free event and before the event, I will send you a link to download and print the trail.

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