Luxury in Pembrokeshire, Camping in Peak, Bunkhousing in Lakes and Kent…
The Hiking Club has several outings planned for the summer and the rest of the year.
For those of you who enjoy their creature comforts, I have good news following an upgrade from the National Trust. Our stay in Pembrokeshire for 3 nights (though you may prefer to come for 2 which is fine) from Thursday 20th September has been moved to another building on the site. This offers “Premier Inn Standard” accommodation with a mix of singles, doubles -with king size beds- and twins all with en-suite and linen provided. The Stackpole centre is on the long distance coastal path.
Before that, for the summer there is:
For those of you who don’t mind roughing it there is the usual camping trip to Edale from Fr 29th June to Su 1st July, which John (Adams) is organising. Please let John (in cc) know if you wish to attend. It’s a lovely campsite and John does an excellent job in organising this event -though, he would appreciate a helping hand or two when setting up which is not a small job with the “dining” and “cooking” tents as well as the attached equipment.
The Lake District trip from Thursday 9th to Monday 13thAugust –it’s a 4 nighter, but you can pick and choose how long you wish to stay, though the Thursday and Monday start/finish should enable us to avoid traffic. We are back at the Glenridding centre. It offers comfortable accommodation -spacious living area, kitchen and drying room- is well located for walks -easier ones around Ullswater, more challenging ones towards Hellwellyn and other surrounding peaks, and it’s reasonably priced, which should enable us to keep cost low. With a longer stay, we will be able to explore further.
Finally, the last trip of the year from 2nd to 4th November will be in Kent, at the surprisingly remote Octavia Hill bunkhouse. Walk mostly in the woods, a good way of enjoying the Autumn. For those of you who are National Trust members, there are many NT properties around the location -for a Sunday visit- including, Chartwell, Churchill’s home, Knole House in Sevenoaks, and Igtham Mote -it could also be an opportunity for a walk around the orchards.
Finally, a reminder of the club’s website where you will find the calendar