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Friday, 30th March 2018   EASTER WEEKEND AWAY - HAWORTH YHA, YORKSHIRE    3 nights    Grade 2
Overlooking the Pennine Moors, YHA Haworth is set in a Gothic Victorian Mansion containing a sweeping staircase, ornate painted glass, richly carved oak and plaster friezes that hint at the building's opulent past.
The nearby Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway is is also bordered by the Railway Children Walk, as this is the area captured in that famous film.
Haworth was also home to the Bronte's and so the long distance path the "Bronte Way" passes through the area.
The Millennium Way is nearby and as we're in the Pennines, so there are plenty of choice for good walks.
Details of walks will be posted nearer the time.
Free parking included.

Evening Meals:
Please let me know as soon as possible, which evening meals you will or won't be attending...
Friday - 7:30pm The Bronte Hotel. Reservation for 10 people.
Saturday - 7:30pm The Fleece Inn. Reservation for 18 people.
Sunday - Haworth YHA. Reservation to be confirmed on arrival.
Organiser: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Friday, 4th May 2018   SNOWDONIA WEEKEND 2018    3 nights    Grade 3
I know that it seems a long way off but I am organising a trip away to Snowdonia for the group for the first bank holiday weekend in May 2018. The dates are 4th May until 7th May 2018. The YHA is Snowdon Bryn Gwynant which is close to the lovely little town of Beddgelert. It is in the heart of Snowdonia National Park with plenty of hiking opportunities but also shops and pubs nearby in Beddgelert for us to venture to after walking. Walks are yet to be decided but you can walk to the Watkins path (up Snowdon) from the hostel, so a strong possibility. The cost of the accommodation varies from £16.99 for a bed in a dorm, more if you wish to have a private room. I am happy to arrange accommodation for the dorms. If you would like a private room, please could you arrange yourself. The hostel we are staying at is 4 miles from Beddgelert. The link to the website is: http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/snowdon-bryn-gwynant. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come so that I can secure the booking. Thanks all. Clare and Ed. NB - This event is for paid ramblers members only.
Organiser: Clare 07815 145517 Area Map

Friday, 25th May 2018   HAWKSHEAD YHA - SPRING BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND    3 nights    Grade 2
***Group Booking Fully Booked***
Further bookings can be made direct at the YHA website https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hawkshead
Spring bank weekend away will be at Hawkshead YHA, set in a stunning regent mansion overlooking Esthwaite Water. Walks will be in the surrounding area including Lake Windermere, Conniston Water and Grizedale Forrest.
The YHA does breakfasts, packed lunch and evening meals in addition to the self catering kitchen.
There are a number of options for accomodation ranging from camping, pods, private and dorm rooms.
2 x dorm rooms have been reserved. The cost for 3 nights is 90 pounds, with a 20 pounds deposit required by March 5th, followed by full payment for the end of April.
Camping is also available at a cost of 12 pounds, reserved direct with the YHA. Thanks Jimmy
Organiser: Jimmy 07803 361821 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Friday, 24th August 2018   AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND AWAY - BORROWDALE YHA, LAKE DISTRICT    3 nights    Grade 3
Group Booking Info:
I have a reservation for a 2 bed dorm, a 3 bed dorm, a 4 bed dorm and 6 bed dorm.
Allocation to smaller dorms will be based on first come, first served! To be in the queue, I'll need an EMAIL, TEXT or FACEBOOK MESSAGE stating your interest!
Ultimately, it will also depend on numbers and the mix of boys and girls. This is still a long way off, but I will release unneeded rooms if there is no demand.
So please think about it NOW and let me know if you want to be included in the group booking.
Cost:Likely to between 90 and 110 pounds dependent numbers and mix.
The Borrowdale YHA is in a fabulous valley location, surrounded by the fantastic mountain scenery of The Lake District.
Walks will include an ascent of Scafell via a route I don't believe our group has done before.
Great Gable is another ascent directly accessible from the hostel. More details will given near the time.
Organiser: Phil 07443 929412 GoogleMaps   Area Map

Notes on Weekend Bookings:
Please help the organiser by booking, and paying, for weekends as early as possible.

If a late booking is absolutely necessary, then it may be possible to do this directly with the Youth Hostel. This requires individual membership of the YHA (currently about £14). Such bookings must be made on an individual basis. No attempt should be made to refer, or "tag on", to the group booking, since this creates confusion for both the hostel warden and the organiser.

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