Upcoming Trips

Octavia Hill, Westerham, Kent
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
A simple hostel/bunkhouse.  2 nights away at the Octavia Hill bunkhouse near Westerham Kent.  See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/octavia-hill-kent There are two dormitories and 14 places available.  Those wishing to find B&B accommodation could look in Westerham.  The bunkhouse is in the village of Brasted Chart and is on the Toy Hill National Trust estate.  Chartwell is nearby.
Walking in Derbyshire
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A post-Easter hostel trip from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th April.  This will replace the usual Easter trip. We will be staying at Ilam Hall Ashbourne Derbyshire - This 17th Century gothic manor sits in 84 acres of National Trust parkland next to the river Manifold, with Dovedale just on its doorstep. The beautiful Youth Hostel is full of character and nestled near the church and quaint village of Ilam.   https://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/ilam-hall

There is lots to do in Ashbourne and some good resturants and pubs - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g499571-zft10670-Ashbourne_Derbyshire_England.html

Derbyshire is a popular trip therefore, some room bookings are still available. Please contact Alan if you want to join us and make a late Hostel booking/B&B.
Chepstow hostelling. Greenmans backpackers
Don 01582 601852 Julian 07979 435856
Join us for a three night trip to Wales over the bank holiday staying at Greenham Backpackers Chepstow.
See http://www.greenmanbackpackers.co.uk/chepstow-accommodation.  Although called a backpackers Greenmans looks quite smart and has some en-suite rooms as well as dormitory accommodation and does Bed and Breakfast (continental).  We do not have exclusive use so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Walking along the river Wye.  Tintern abbey is nearby.
Tour of Scottish Highlands & Islands
Don 01582 601852
This three week tour from Sat 12 May - Sun 3 June, will explore the North-West Coast of Scotland, and the islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Accommodation will be in hostels and bunkhouses, and transport will be by car (car sharing will be available). The tour starts in Portree and North Skye (Trotternish) and then goes to the Outer Hebrides, with stops at Tarbet and Stornaway, returning from there to the mainland at Ullapool. The tour then works north through Assynt to the most north-westerly point on the Scottish mainland at Cape Wrath, before heading homewards, with two nights in Inverness, and a stop at Kirk Yelton on the English border. If you can't spare (or afford) three weeks you can always come for part of the tour - Ullapool could be a good place to join or leave. Please contact Don soon if you want to join the trip.
Walking West Highland Way
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A challenging walk along the West Highland Way 95 miles. The  cost will be around £1000 for eight nights + rail fares etc. Further details from web site www.mickledore.co.uk. Let Alan know if you are interested making a booking.
Attending: Alan & Brenda Julia and Sylvia.
Walking in North Wales
Hotel/Hostel Trip
Alan 07957438153 alan.plumley@ntlworld.com
A summer trip to the river Wye and Snowdonia. We will be based in the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig "http://www.bluebell-inn.co.uk/". There are two trails to walk: The North Wye Valley Way and Glyndwr’s Way. We will also spend a day at Aberystwyth walking the coastline and maybe taking a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. For those who want to include the visit to the Snowdonia National Park, we then move on to YHA Llanberis hostel. Alternatively, you will be making your own B&B/YHA arrangements. If you want to go to the top of Snowdon you can decide whether you want to take a climbing route or go up by the railway. The dates for the trip are: Llangurig Sat 21 Jul departing Sat 28 Jul and Llanberis 28 Jul departing Weds 1 Aug 2018. The Bluebell Inn web site and the Boggie’s Facebook page will give more information and photographs. For example alternative bunkhouse or camping accommodation is available at Woodhouse Farm Pant-y-dwr "http://www.bunkhousemidwales.co.uk".  Visit the YHA website to book at Llanberis YHA for the Snowdon part of the trip.
Gower Trip, S. Wales
Eila 07964291892 Eila_goss@hotmail.com
I have booked the Cwm Ivy National Trust lodge from 23rd August to 29th August. It is 10 bedded accommodation but there is room  for  campers. ttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whiteford-and-north-gower/features/cwm-ivy-lodge-bunkhouse   We may be able to squeeze in one or two more. If interested contact Eila.

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