What we're about

Our intention is to make this a very sociable group across the East Midlands but based around healthy and fun activities not just going to the pub.

Evening and daytime local shorter walks and longer weekend walks in the Peak District, Lake District, Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales and other UK National Park areas.

Bike rides, kayaking, watersports, climbing and other outdoor and indoor pursuits.

Weekends away and longer breaks in the countryside and UK cities and abroad.

Music gigs and concerts, theatre trips, dancing and other cultural pursuits locally and further afield.

Yes, we will go to the pub as well with a monthly Club Night and a variety of meals out and party nights.

Our group and all its activities are operated on a not for profit basis and event and group organisers receive no income from any activities run by the group.

That's us!

Note: Some of our events will be shared with two associated Meetup groups in the Peak District and West Midlands.

Upcoming events (1)

Dartmoor Bank Holiday 3 Night Walking, Social and Activity Break

Okehampton Activity Centre / YHA


Although of course we are principally a walking group sometimes we need to ring the changes and come up with weekends away which are a bit different. We hope this fits that bill! For walkers there is one of the largest undeveloped land areas in the UK. In some months of the year you have to put up with a variety of military training areas, with live fire, which can be a little uncomfortable but you will be pleased to know this does not happen in the month of August! That's a relief. So assuming we have our usual bonus walk AND an alternative bike ride available on the Friday you'll have four glorious days of outdoor heaven where you can go off on a selection of spectacular walks, ride a bike (or a horse) or maybe paddle a kakak or do some site seeing or photography. Dartmoor is not boring or flat! Trust me. The Okehampton Activity Centre which is also a YHA is a fabulous spot for walking, road/trail cycling, mountain biking and horse riding and many other outdoor pursuits. We have therefore booked part of the Centre for our exclusive use over August Bank Holiday Long Weekend next year and plan to offer most of these if we can. You can bring a bike if you need one but these can be hired on site. We'll set up the horse riding option at a later date. Whilst there are some more advanced mountain bike rides available, for those who want something a bit less challenging there are 4 or 5 excellent circular trail rides from Okehampton of 20 or 30 miles including some incorporating spectacular new Granite Way which has recently been completed. May even be some kayaking available as well. As is usual on our weekends all of the food is provided other than Friday dinner. Okehampton is easily reached by road or public transport with nearest mainline station being Exeter. Total cost for this long weekend including all food, accommodation and walks is NOW just £89.00 which needs to be paid when you book. Bike Hire, Horse Riding or Kayaking will incur additional charges. If you have to cancel more than 28 clear days before the event start date you will get a full refund less 15% cancellation fee. If you cancel with less than 28 but more than 14 clear days notice the cancellation fee increases to 50%. No refunds will be provided to those cancelling with less than 14 clear days notice. ("clear" means does not include event start date or cancellation date!)

Past events (67)

Awesome Skye in June

SYHA Glenbrittle Hostel


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