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

 

New Year 2017/18 in Llanberis

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

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £82

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.
The event will be fully catered apart from the night of arrival. We will need volunteers to plan & cook communal meals.
There will be led walks on 31st December and 1st January and, weather permitting, we hope to take advantage of the local mountain area.
This year when making your request for a place, please state if you are willing to volunteer for the following tasks: Cooking a communal evening meal which could be for between 12-15 people (V or non-V) or co-ordinating car sharing/lifts. 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: Booking opens on 5th October 2017 at 19:00 by email to: weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk from this date/time. Bookings will not be looked at or accepted prior to this time.
A £50 deposit will be required to secure your place with the balance payable by 15th November. Payment in full also accepted. Due to limited numbers and popularity, priority will be given to Manchester Weekend Walkers members.
**If you are a first timer and are unsure whether our weekends would suit you or you are a bit daunted by the prospect of sharing dormitories or anything else about communal living then Debbie is happy to answer your queries in advance (but no bookings before the stated date & time). We usually put together a list of suggested items which you will need to bring along as well as a menu outlining what food is provided.

 

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: weekends@mwwalkers.org.uk.

 

Coasts and Castles Easter 2018

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

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £TBC.

Places: TBC.

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)

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £TBC.

Places: 24

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)

Organiser: Debbie

Cost: £TBC.

Places: TBC

Details: To be confirmed in 2018.

Booking: TBC.

 

 

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 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 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 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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