A week in beautiful Scotland, staying in at Onich on the west coast. This is a mountainous area so I intend to lead a variety of walks in the
mountains, including possibly the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Difficulty of walks will vary and may not suit everyone, but others are
welcome to lead either tougher or easier walks, or do their own thing as they wish. We are also on the coast, and for any monster hunter it's within driving distance of Loch Ness.
I have booked a cottage which will take from 12 to 17, dependent on how many double beds we fill. For 12 people cost will be around £170 each, and for 17 it will be around £120. This trip is now fully booked.
Cuilcheanna House, Onich
Onich is quite remote. It is a full day's drive from Hampshire (AA Route Planner suggests 9 hours of driving time) so you may wish to stop
overnight. Alternatively groups may wish to fly to Glasgow or Inverness and hire a car. It is also possible to get there by bus. The nearest station is 10 miles away at Fort William.
A trip away taking in sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pembrokeshire-coast-path
The proposed accommodation is a beach house close to the path itself - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/7200840?s=67&shared_item_type=1&virality_entry_point=1&sharer_id=103588734
The cost for the accommodation will be approximately £130 to £150 for the 4 nights. The number of people can be increased depending on the mix.
As well as walking there is a weekend of events going on in nearby Tenby (20 min drive) for any keen swimmers, cyclists or runners of all abilities - https://www.lcwwales.com.
Please register your interest by signing up and as soon as there are sufficient numbers I will go ahead and book. Note that if I cannot get the first choice accommodation there are other options in the area which I will discuss with those registered.
OK, so it's quite a night sleeping in the Natural History museum - but it's still really cool. Winchester Science centre and Planetarium once and a while open their doors to only us adults! It will have lots of hands on exhibits and a talk led by an expert, this one on the origins of the Universe. There will be a bar for drinks and light snacks. Tickets are £12.50, please buy your own and book onto the event to let me know that you are coming.
Tickets and more info can be found here: https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/your-visit/whats-on/after-dark/#.XlpyKmn7S70
Winchester Science Centre, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ
Second in a three part series of shorter trips away, taking in areas perhaps too close for a longer trip but too far for a day trip. This time lets go camping on the stunning Isle of Purbeck. We will arrive on the Friday evening, staying at Acton Field Campsite with walks on Saturday followed by a BBQ dinner at the campsite, and Sunday after breaking camp. Highlights to hopefully include Dancing Ledge, Corfe Castle, Swanage Heritage railway and the famous Square and Compass Pub! Prices are per tent with a single being £8 and a very large tent being £18 so when making your booking if sharing a tent, it would be one booking. Please book pitches directly with the campsite and use the reference “Hants 20/30” in the comments section. https://www.actonfieldcampsite.co.uk/booking.asp and book on to the trip via this website so I know you're coming.
Acton Field Campsite Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3BN
2 W Acton Field, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3HS, UK
Inspired by a folk song of the same name (although the song was about Scotland), this 8 night trip away will take in some of the most beautiful but hidden landscape in England. We so often drive around Shropshire when going on trips away, that I thought we should spend some time there.
We'll explore the area around the Long Mynd and Shewsbury, and get out to Offa's dyke. We won't walk every day, there will probably be 2 lay days, dependant on how we all feel at the time.
Accomodation is in a Youth Hostel (YHA Bridges) and will be £176 each based on a shared dormatory. There is also an option to camp (either at the hostel or nearby). Details will be confirmed nearer the time.
Please sign up by April 30th, so I can confirm bookings etc.
YHA Bridges, Shropshire
The easiest way to the hostel is to drive into Church Stretton, then across the Long Mynd to Ratlinghope, then turn left towards Bridges.