LEEDS & HARROGATE IVC
Social Events Club
Weekends Away 2018/2019
Planned so far:
Glaramara, Lake District July 2019
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.
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).
Askrigg, Yorkshire October 2019
This will be our first weekend away in Askrigg, in the heart of Wensleydale. We will be staying at the Low Mill Outdoor Centre, a converted 19th century watermill which is a short walk from the centre of the village. The whole area is excellent for walking and cycling, with some fine views and spectacular waterfalls.
Keswick, Lake District December 2019
A regular haunt for Leeds IVC Christmas weekends over many years, this venue has lots of twin rooms and a great common space for eating, dancing and whatever. Just a couple of hundred yards from the town centre, there are many things to do in Keswick (Xmas Market in some years) and plenty of opportunities for walks in the hills.
Helmsley, North York Moors March 2020
We stayed at this hostel a few years ago for a winter weekend when we enjoyedmulled wine and mince pies. Helmsley is an attractive village with pubs, cafes, food and craft shops. There are plenty of sites to visit such as Helmsley Castle and Walled Garden, Duncombe Park and Rievaulx Abbey. Lots of good walks are available along Rye, Ash and Riccal Dales.
Scamblesby, Lincolnshire June 2020
Brook House Farm is a new venue for 2020. Situated on the Lincolnshire Wolds just south west of Louth. Scamblesby is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with excellent access to footpaths, bridleways and country lanes. The barn has 5 bedrooms, all en-suite.
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.