** Please note: price advertised is maximum price for transport and selected group accommodation. It is likely to be cheaper, however it depends on numbers attending. Final price is likely to be somewhere between £140 and £185. Times given are from/to Leicester **
Join us on a fantastic 5 day summer trip away to the Isle of WAMM. The trip will include various optional excursions to explore the island: such as climbing Snaefell Mountain, a daily WAMMble, Nobles parkrun and social activities.
The Isle of Man is a small island in the heart of the British Isles, between North West England, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Although the Isle of Man is outside the UK and EU, electrical plugs are the same, they drive on the left and use £ and p. Be warned however, your mobile phone may be charged roaming costs on the island. Bring a passport or driving licence: Passengers do not need a passport to travel to the Isle of Man but are advised to take a form of identity. A driving licence, citizenship card or utility bill will usually suffice.
We will be booking camping spaces for the group at a central campsite. If you have your own tent you can bring it. If you do not own your own, tents can be purchased cheaply at Decathlon or GoOutdoors. Alternatively you can prebook a tent or pod from the campsite or book yourself into a nearby guesthouse (you will need to pay the additional costs yourself). There may also be the chance to share with someone else if they have space in their tent.
The plan would be to visit a supermarket when we arrive (and throughout the trip) to buy breakfast and packed lunch ingredients (there will not be space to bring these from England). The plan is to only eat out in the evenings.
We are going to be car sharing to the port, on the ferry and on the island. You will be assigned a car/driver and pick up point nearer the time. Your petrol cost is already included. If you are willing to be a driver, please let us know, as Andrew and Angela are the only volunteer drivers so far.
There will be limited packing space in the cars. You are restricted to bringing:
Sleeping bag (in original or compression sack - not loose)
Inflatable pillow (or 1 pillow)
1 SMALL cabin-sized suitcase/holdall/backpack (you can always pack an empty day rucksack inside this bag)
(Unfortunately there will be no space for stoves/food/camping chairs/tables)
NOTE - some of your stuff may end up on your lap to/from ferry port. A tip is to wear your walking boots for travel to save space in your bag.
If you have a dog, they are permitted on the ferry and at the campsite. However you will be responsible for your own travel and the extra costs incurred. This will increase your total costs to around £260. Please do not sign up for the event, but email [masked] and we will add you manually.
Maximum payment of £185 is required when signing up for this event. Payment sometimes fails when using the Meetup app. If it does, please use the Meetup website or message for help paying. Refunds will be issued at the start of the trip in the likely event that we have enough attendees to reduce the cost. Please see our payment policy http://www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/24770248/Payment_Policy.
Disclaimer - All WAMM events are 18+. By signing up you agree you are taking part at your own risk and agree to our terms and conditions - http://www.meetup.com/WAMMidlands/pages/24770392/Terms_and_Conditions