We now have a definitive calendar for 2017. Since my last note a few things have changed.
- Instead of Swanage we will go to Weymouth where we found a comfortable bunkhouse with bedding provided, several ensuite, including doubles, and accessible by train.
- The dates for the trip to Cornwall have moved to Thursday 8th to Tuesday 13th
- The camping week end in Edale will take place on 28th to 30th July which is during the summer school holidays –children welcome.
- We have finalised dates for our trip to Glenridding in the Lakes District and the YHA in Eastbourne.
The organisers will be sending reminders nearer the time, but if you are interested in attending any of these week ends, please let me know –the sooner, the better.
If you have any questions regarding arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact me.
For those of you who are still working at Xerox, please do not hesitate to forward this note to colleagues who might be interested in joining these walks.
Hope to see you in the New Year, in the meantime very best season’s greetings.
|Xerox Hiking Club 2017 Calendar|
|3-5 March||White Peak District – Ilam National Trust bunkhouse, near Ashbourne, White Peak. The bunkhouse has 16 places and is situated in an excellent location. It offers great walking opportunities in the Manifold and Dovedale valleys.
|21-23 April||Dorset – Weymouth, Bunkhouse plus. A comfortable bunkhouse in town (for a change) and accessible by train. There are 23 places, bedding is provided and several bedrooms are ensuite, including two doubles. Opportunity to walk East along the Dorset Coastal Path towards Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, North West along the Downs where we will find Roman ruins, tumuli and barrows and Hardy’s monument or South on Portland island.
|Thurs. 8 to Tues. 13 June||North Cornwall – National Trust Beach Head bunkhouse, on the coastal path between Newquay and Padstow –a stunning coastal location and an excellent base to explore Cornwall. There are 14 places. Stay the whole 5 nights or just a couple of days, the choice is yours.
Tim is the organiser of this trip.
|28-30 July||Dark Peak District, Camping Edale. Another old favourite and again for good reasons, best part of the Peak District and if you want to venture further into the Peaks there is a station –in fact, you can easily make your way there from London by train. The campsite is nice, flat and well located. John Adams is the organiser, if you wish to attend please contact him so that appropriate bookings can be made with the campsite.
If you do not want to camp, there are B&Bs in the village and you can join the group for the Saturday walk and, if you wish, the barbecue in the evening.
|Th. 7 to Su 10 Sept.||Lakes District – Glenridding, at the foot of Helvellyn. Some of us visited the Bury Outdoor Pursuit Centre in 2015 and considered that it was worth another visit. We booked from Thursday night given the distance, but you can join just for the week end if you prefer.
|3 to 5 Nov.||South Downs Coast – Eastbourne YHA – Back by popular demand. Everybody enjoyed our last visit so we have booked the YHA for our exclusive use again. This is a comfortable venue (bedding provided, all rooms ensuite) with many footpaths on the front door (both inland towards the downs and seaward towards Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters cliffs), a coastal bus service for those wanting to do a linear walk and a good pub down the road for the Saturday evening dinner. This is our largest venue with 30 beds, so mark the date in your diary.