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


It's happy hour again and again and again - City of Culture 2017 - Hull

Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017

Organiser: Andy, Debbie, Hayley & Lorna

Booking: Completely self booking.

Details: Join Weekend Walkers in the 2017 UK City of Culture, white phone boxes and awesome bridge. You will book your own train tickets and accommodation.

Outline plans: (may change and suggestions welcome) Barton on Humber, Humber Bridge, Beverley, Spurn Point, The Larkin trail and various cultural activities according to the programme. Please see these websites for ideas: https://www.hull2017.co.uk, http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/hull/culture.aspx, http://www.thelarkintrail.co.uk.

This is a self-booking event, but please email weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk to tell us that you are attending so we can provide further meeting and travel details closer to the date. Please remember to tell us all names if you are booking for somebody else as well.

Accommodation: We suggest the Premier Inn Hull city centre - Tower Street, Kingston Upon Hull, Hull HU9 1TQ, but, if availability or cost is an issue, other hotels are available.

Travel: Cheap train tickets on sale 12 weeks in advance.


Trip to South Donegal, Ireland

Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th November 2017

Organiser: Cathryn

Booking: To reserve a place on the trip email Cathryn at ireland@mwwalkers.org.uk. Everyone is responsible for booking their own travel.

Outline plans: Thursday: Travel to Donegal, day or evening at leisure in Donegal Town.
Friday: Walk around Sliabh League. Evening in Donegal Town or Ardara at the Matchmaking Festival.
Saturday: Walk around Derryveagh Mountains. Evening in Donegal Town or Ardara at the Matchmaking Festival.
Sunday: Travel home early afternoon.

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.
Return bus, route 30, from Dublin Airport to Donegal Town. Costs €15-€20 each way. There are a number of daily services, approx 3.5 hours each way.


New Year 2017/18 in Llanberis

Saturday 30th December 2017 to Tuesday 2nd January 2018 (3 nights)

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £TBC

Places: TBC

Details: Join Weekend Walkers for New Year in the heart of Snowdonia. There will be XX places available in single sex, dormitory style bunk bed. This break is open to Manchester Weekend Walkers members. We will need volunteers to plan meals, to cook and to lead walks and everybody will be expected to join in with various tasks. Please note that it is often hostel policy to request a Bed Plan for Fire Safety purposes so your room will be allocated before you arrive..

Booking: TBC. Bookings will not be looked at or accepted prior to this time.

Coasts and Castles Easter 2018

Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018 (3 nights)

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £TBC

Places: TBC

Details: TBC.

Accommodation:Single sex en-suite rooms. Further details TBC.

Booking: TBC, 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 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.


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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