If you have any queries about a weekend or would like to organise a weekend away for the group, please contact our weekends coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip to South Donegal, Ireland
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November 2017
Booking: To reserve a place on the trip email Cathryn at email@example.com. Everyone is responsible for booking their own travel.
Outline plans: Thursday: Travel to Donegal, day or evening at leisure in Donegal Town.
Accommodation: 3 nights' accommodation in Donegal Town Independent Hostel. Bed in single sex dorm €51. There will be a kitty for breakfast, lunch and possibly dinners of approx €20 each. Details will be notified nearer the time. Summary of costs: 3 nights' accommodation in hostel: €51; food kitty covering breakfast, lunch and possibly dinner: approx €20; bus fares to walks and for evenings out in Ardara: total approx €35, flight to Dublin: varies; bus from Dublin Airport to Donegal Town €15-€20 each way.
Other Information: People can join us on the trip for part of the weekend or extend their stay and/or people can stay in local hotels(e.g. Abbey Hotel). Please inform the organiser of any particular additional plans that you may have when booking your place on the trip.
Suggested Travel: Return flight from Manchester to Dublin (via Ryanair). Cost depends on time of booking. There are a number of daily services, and the flight time is approx 1 hour.
New Year 2017/18 in Llanberis
Saturday 30th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (3 nights)
Places: up to 30.
Details: Join Weekend Walkers for New Year in the heart of Snowdonia. There will be up to 30 places available in single sex, dormitory style bunk bed accommodation which is a spacious Victorian house in its own gardens.
Booking: Booking opens on 5th October 2017 at 19:00 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org from this date/time. Bookings will not be looked at or accepted prior to this time.
Magic Rock Tap - Huddersfield
Friday 26th January to Sunday 28th January 2018 (1 or 2 nights)
Organiser: Debbie & John
Details: Join Weekend Walkers on our annual brewery weekend, this time in Huddersfield for a visit to the Magic Rock Tap. Further details TBC to be confirmed nearer to the time but we are planning a walk as well as a visit to the Brewery Tap.
Booking: Self-booking. Book your own accommodation and travel. In order to be added to the list for any updates nearer to the time, please send an email to: email@example.com
Coasts and Castles Easter 2018
Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018 (3 nights)
Details: Accommodation is in single sex en-suite rooms. Further details TBC.
Booking: TBC, details to be confirmed in 2018.
Lake District Weekend in Grasmere
Friday 25th to Monday 28th May 2018 (3 nights)
Details: To be confirmed in 2018.
Booking: TBC. Bookings will not be looked at or accepted prior to this time.
New Year 2018/19 in Llangollen
Saturday 29th December 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019 (4 nights)
Details: To be confirmed in 2018.
Manchester Weekend Walkers' weekends are a great way of really getting to know people, having a laugh and making the most of your weekend by exploring the great British countryside with your new friends.
Accommodation is usually single sex shared rooms though twins/doubles are sometimes available. Car sharing is organised where possible. Meals may be provided, self-catering, eating out or a mixture. Check the description for details.
If you have stayed anywhere that has really impressed you and you think would be suitable for the group, please let the weekend coordinator know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can consider them when organising future trips.
When appropriate we will give guidance on the type of walking planned. This is normally when we are intending to go into high, rough or mountainous country. If the organiser has concerns about your fitness, they may advise you that a specific weekend is not suitable for you. As with any walk, you must be properly equipped/attired for the occasion as failure to do so could endanger yourself and others.
Weekends are organised in a range of accommodation but sometimes these will be bunk beds in shared, single sex dormitories with communal single sex washrooms so you may be living in close proximity to others. Hostel rules usually request a bed plan in advance for fire safety reasons so your bed is likely to be allocated for you in advance. We always need volunteers to plan meals and cook and everybody needs to join in with cleaning and tidying up without being asked. The smooth running and enjoyment of a weekend requires co-operation, harmony and respect for all.
How to go on a weekend
First, make sure that you're a member of the Ramblers' - join or transfer today! Priority will be given to members of Manchester Weekend Walkers. You must be registered as a member in plenty of time so that we can find your name on the membership list which is issued monthly by head office. For safety and insurance reasons, all attendees have to book officially through the weekend leader.
Also ensure that you can cope with the walking difficulty. For example, much of the walking in the Lake District and Scotland isn't suitable for people with questions about their fitness, or equally if the weekend leader has questions about their fitness. Please consult the weekend leader for reassurance.
Places are not reserved until full remittance or the specified deposit is received. The weekend leader decides on a maximum number of people on the weekend based on comfort in the accommodation and to make for easy management of the group whilst out on the walks.
Refunds will only be offered on weekends away that are full and have a waiting list. This is necessary to keep costs to a minimum.
Hopefully, you won't be too late, so good luck!
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