Friday 2nd to Friday 9th
Eskdale, Lake District
An autumnal week in the Lake District. We've booked Fisherground Farmhouse in Eskdale - a self-catering house
sleeping 16 people (4 doubles and 4 twins). The house is in the heart of
Eskdale, one of the most tranquil valleys of the Lake District, and has
fantastic views of the surrounding fells. The George IV pub is just 10 minutes’
On Monday (5th November),
we'll be celebrating Ali's big birthday.
Come for a long weekend, or
the full week. Cost of accommodation about £20 per person per night (with a
minimum payment of 4 nights per person).
Directions: From M6 J36
follow signs to Barrow (A590). 3 miles beyond Newby Bridge turn right to
Workington (A5092). After 10 miles (&threequarters; mile beyond Broughton) turn right at
lights to Ulpha. Turn left in Ulpha village to the steep hill signed Eskdale.
Follow the fell road to the King George IV pub (6 miles). Turn right up the
valley road. Fisherground is 200 yards on your left.
To find the parking please
turn into the orchard, cross the bridge over the stream, drive past the wooden
lodges and follow the entrance between the barn and the house (avoid parking in
the yard in front of the Farmhouse).
Please arrive after 16:30. The
beds will be made up for you; please bring your own towels.
Deposit £80 to book your bed.
Wednesday 14th November
Planning events for February and trips for next summer. Please
feel free to join us. We’ll be at The Crown in Sandon from 8.30pm.
Wednesday 21st November
Join us at the Cramphorn Theatre at 7.30pm for a showing of
this classic Soviet film from 1925 about the mutiny of a ship’s crew against
their tyrannical masters. Endlessly referred to by later film makers, this is a
must for any fan of cinema. We only have a handful of tickets, so let Cress
know right away if you want to come (£6.90).
Sunday 25th November
Coggeshall and Feering Walk
Meet at 10:30am at Coggeshall car park (off Stoneham Street,
CO6 1TT) for a walk of about 7½ miles. Expect views across the Blackwater
valley, with a riverside walk near the end. Attractions include medieval
churches at Coggeshall and Feering, plus Paycocke's House and the monastic barn
and chapel near Coggeshall.
Please bring sandwiches for lunch, but there should be a pub
stop en route with pubs and cafes at Coggeshall to finish.
Wednesday 28th November
Dave and Ali survived the Laugevegur trek through the volcanic
interior of Iceland and will be bringing you views of breathtaking mountains,
massive waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes. It is scenery like nowhere else on
Friday 30th November
to Sunday 2nd December
Weekend in Cambridge
Staying at the recently
refurbished YHA in Cambridge, a Victorian town house, just a few minutes walk
from the city centre.
Enjoy riverside walks, visit
museums and art galleries, see beautiful architecture, explore quaint passages
set around the historic market place and colleges, relax in the many pubs and
On Saturday, the Mill Road
Winter Fair has food stalls, music and entertainment.
Deposit £54 to book your
Note: Unless otherwise stated, Wednesday events start at 8.30pm at
the YMCA in Victoria Road,