Holidays & Trips Away

Different places to walk are a nice thing about trips away!
It was a tad on the snowy side in Bala (fortunately the lake was at the bottom of the hill, unfortunately the stream wasn’t)

It was a bit snowy in places in Bala

We try to have weekends and longer trips away, about two or three times a year. These trips are volunteer organised and lead. In the past we’ve been to Somerset, Dorset and Snowdonia on weekend trips; the Lake District, Perthshire and Spain on longer trips.

Each trip away is different, depending upon the organiser, but all have a mix of days walks and evening socialising, whether down the local establishment, or sitting around a large (and usually full) dinning table. If we have any trips coming up, below is the place to find them! – if there isn’t any there, have you ever thought of organising one?

Trips away coming up!

The North Devon Delight
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – May 13 @ 4:00 pm

Come and join me and spend a few days walking, socialising and exploring the beautiful scenic coastline and lovely villages of North Devon during the late spring/early summer. We will base ourselves around the villages of Woolacombe and Mortehoe where there should be options for camping or non-camping options. The organiser spent many childhood holidays in these parts so it will be delight to share this all with the good folk of the Berkshire Walkers.

The aim is to include full days walking on Saturday and Sunday which will involve some steep climbs as well as some cliff edges for extended periods. Please be prepared for walks in the challenging category if you thinking of coming along. Any doubt then please contact organiser. On Monday we plan to head back along the scenic coastal path stopping of for a look round Lynton and Lynmouth including an optional trip on the cliff railway.

The plan for socials is likely to include a pub meet on Friday night, maybe fish and chip supper in Woolacombe at the conclusion of Saturdays walk and an organised meal for Sunday subject to availability. There’s about a 1.5 mile between Woolacombe and Mortehoe which is walkable although involves a steep climb . People may wish to consider a day trip to the Island of Lundy with departures from Bideford or Ilfracombe if they wish to opt out of a walk or extend their stay. It is around £40.

I will provide further details in due course regarding walks, socials and accommodation but in the meantime please keep the dates free in your diary if you are interested in coming along. Feel free to have a chat with me on any upcoming events. As always, it would terrific to see new faces on this trip but a decent level fitness will be required for the walks as well as suitable broken in footwear.

View from campsite