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I expect we shall all be missing our Sunday walking "fix" in the Peak District apart from those lucky enough to live there. We can't replace that by online "walking" events but It's still good to keep in touch. Zoom is a great way to do that whilst maintaining a satisfactory social distance so I hope you'll join me for a quick 30 mins on Sunday night. You can drop in just to show your face and say hi or stop for a longer chat. Join up to zoom first as a free member at https://zoom.us/meetings and then you can check out your video and audio settings ahead of the meeting to make sure we'll be able to see and hear you. Anytime around 8pm Sunday night you can then login to the meeting and join the fun. Walking jokes especially welcome. https://zoom.us/j/158095036 Meeting ID:[masked] Keep safe everyone. Love to all. Gordon
Doesn't look like we'll be doing a lot of walking together in the next few weeks certainly not in our normal size of groups but talking and sharing experiences are still a good idea. A number of us use Whatsapp to do this on a regular basis but I know some are wary of Whatsapp as it exposes mobile numbers so I have set up a Facebook Messenger Chat Group as an alternative that does not do this. It's called "PD Walkers Messenger Chat" Here's the link:- https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/3671359919603656 Let's talk at least, even if we can't walk together for a while Note: I know some people have had trouble accessing this, if this is the case just message, email or text me with your facebook name and I will get you added on. Regards G
Stunning scenery and a very comfortable accommodation venue have combined in the past to make this one of our best. Negotiating the tidal island of Worms Head and the "Devils Bridge" are huge talking points throughout the weekend and beyond. Our hostel has comfortable bedroom accommodation, separate dining room and large lounge (as above) with the beach (and a lovely pub) just minutes away. Whenever you talk to anyone who has been to the the Gower Peninsula you end up in a long conversation because it's hard to find anyone who didn't just love it. We visited this location as a group for the first time in 2017 and had a fabulous time so this will now be our third trip and it will be really nice to go back in the summer when it's warm enough to dip more than your toe in the water. The UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty probably speaks volumes. We have exclusive use of the same highly recommended and very comfortable bunkhouse accommodation for Friday and Saturday night, breakfasts and packed lunches Saturday and Sunday, massive dinner spread on Saturday night and choice of walks on Saturday and Sunday with extra bonus walk on Friday for those who can get away early enough. Friday arrival at our accommodation is from anytime after 6pm but we will lay on a bonus walk for those who can arrive for 12 noon with lots of routes to choose from. We are not catering on Friday night so eat on the way, visit one of the excellent local pubs before you get to the accommodation or bring your own grub and cook it yourself. This is intended to be a sociable event all weekend so expect a bit of party music both nights and if you play a musical instrument or can provide some other entertainment for us feel free. Help yourself breakfasts and packed lunches are provided as is hot and cold party food Saturday night but please bring desserts, cakes and other goodies to share as well as your own drinks. Tea and coffee will be provided. Accommodation is single sex bunk rooms of a variety of sizes with full bedding provided but not towels. Saturday and Sunday we intend to have both short and long walks to hopefully meet everyone's requirements and we are hoping to get some help leading these if some of you regular walk leaders wouldn't mind. We shall also do our best to visit the tidal island at Worm Head and hopefully this time won't have to come back in the dark! Total cost for the weekend including all food, accommodation, walks and parties(!) is now just £69 which needs to be paid when you book. This will rise by a further £30 once the first 20 bookings have been received. 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!) If choosing to travel by public transport the nearest mainline station is Swansea and we could pick you up from there with trains from London, Birmingham or Manchester. We think it's a great venue in a brilliant location so come and join us.
So whose up for a bit of a challenge. Only about 10 miles max and 1,500m of accumulated ascent BUT this includes FIVE of Englands tallest mountains all in one go. For some of us who think that's a bit tough we can go down to 9 miles and around 1,000m of ascent by leaving one of the peaks out and still do an amazing FOUR top 10 peaks in a day. It makes sense to set off 8:30am latest so probably overnight Friday and Saturday night required . YHA Borrowdale, YHA Honister, YHA Buttermere or the more upmarket Glaramara all reasonably convenient but plenty of camping too around this area. Please make your accommodation arrangements when you RSVP as spaces are unlikely to be available nearer the time. Possibly try booking.com before you try booking direct with the YHA and you should get free cancellation if you have to pull out later. We'll book a table at the Langstrath Country Inn for Saturday night food if we can which is an excellent eatery nearby. As is the case with all our events, there are no professional guides involved so everyone needs to self certify their competence to take part and responsibility for coming properly equipped and prepared. Guests are not possible on this event so if you have non-member friends who want to come, get them to join first.