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 weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk

 

Easter 2017 - Brizzle, Barth and Wookey - a West Country weekend

Friday 14th to Monday 17th April 2017

Organiser: Andy, Hayley & Lorna

Booking: Completely self booking

Details: Join Weekend Walkers in the West Country with our own personal native guides. You will book your own train tickets and accommodation.

Outline plans (these may change):

Friday: Arrive lunchtime and spend time in Bristol. For example, Docks, Christmas Steps, Cathedral, Park St, Whiteladies Road, Blackboy Hill, the Downs, Camera Obscura, Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Floating Harbour, SS Gurt Britain etc.

Saturday: Bus-based linear walk across Mendip via Priddy Pools with views across Somerset Levels to Quantocks and Glastonbury, descending via Wookey Hole to Wells.

Sunday: Train-based linear walk - Bradford on Avon to Bath along Kennett and Avon Canal.

Monday: Easy tourism in Bristol then return to Manchester.

As this is a self-booking event, please email weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk only to tell us that you are attending so we can provide further meeting and travel details closer to the date.

Accommodation: We suggest the Premier Inn Lewins Mead but, if availability is an issue, other Premier Inns in the centre are all within a 10 min walking distance of each other.

Travel: Cheap train tickets now on sale.

 

 

Information

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 ranges from bothies, barns, YHA hostels, independent hostels & tents and anywhere else that will take us! We typically travel out on the Friday night, car-sharing where possible, or taking the train. It's a poor state of affairs if we don't make it to the pub for last orders! Meals may be provided, self-catering, eating out or a mixture. Check the description for details.

If you have stayed at a hostel, bunkhouse or campsite that has really impressed you, please let the weekend coordinator know by emailing weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk so that we can consider them when organising future trips.

Walking

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.

Communal Living

Weekends are organised in a range of accommodation but in general these will be bunk beds in shared, single sex dormitories with communal single sex washrooms so you will 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 Ramblers' members who are known to the group so if you think you will be interested in a weekend sometime in the future, come along on our walks and get to know us. For safety & 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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