LEEDS & HARROGATE IVC
Social Events Club
Weekends Away 2018/2019
Planned so far:
Glaramara, Lake District July 2018
A weekend in lodge-style hotel accommodation close to Keswick which provides all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast – you also get packed lunches, a ceilidh on Friday evening & a range of guided walks.
Seahouses, Northumberland July 2018
A new venue in a popular destination, the accommodation is on the edge of a village famous for its fish and chips. Lots of walks along the beach or inland across the fields – you can head out to the Farne Islands to see the puffins and terns. The string of coastal castles are worth a visit, with buses providing non-driving options
Alston, South Tyne Valley October 2018
A return visit to this hostel in the highest market town in England, with its red squirrels playing outside the lounge windows – the drive to Alston across the hills is spectacular. As well as walking, there are attractions such as the South Tyne Narrow Gauge Railway and the Weardale mining museum.
Elterwater, Lake District December 2018
This historic small hostel in Great Langdale should provide an excellent venue. Excellent walking and various tourist attractions to visit. We’ve asked the hostel to provide a 3 course meal on Saturday evening.
Quarnford, Peak District March/April 2019
People have asked for a bit more luxury, so we have booked a former Peak District inn near Buxton for 3 nights. This has a mixture of double/twin en-suite rooms. Plenty of walking/cycling options, with an opportunity to relax in Buxton.
Bellingham, Northumberland July 2019
Located on the edge of the National Park and within easy reach of Kielder Water and Forest, Bellingham is an attractive village with a range of amenities, a unique C13 church and a heritage centre. We have booked all four lodges at Brownrigg for 3 nights - each has 3 bedrooms (mix of doubles, twins & bunks), and we have use of a large communal hall for our evening meals.
Most weekends are now over three nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) and feature higher quality accommodation. The total cost is usually between £50 and £100, covering
accommodation, three breakfasts and Saturday/Sunday evening meals – two-nighters are a little cheaper. Food is arranged by a nominated ‘chef’ but all assist with preparation, washing up and housekeeping.
Other IVC’s also sometimes organise weekends away and holidays, sometimes to more luxurious hotels and B & B’s, which our members are invited to. Upcomng ones not shown here are publicised in our monthly bulletin.