[Hiking] Peak District! + other info

Chris Laidler chrislaidler at hotmail.co.uk
Mon Oct 11 20:34:25 BST 2010

Hello again!

I hope everyone who came yesterday enjoyed the walk, sorry it was a bit longer than planned, this was because some footpaths being closed due to logging operations in the forest. In the end the walk was over 12 miles so well done to everyone who came! I guess I'm not the only one with tired legs today?
Next weeks walk to Pen Y Fan is slightly shorter than yesterday although there are a few more hills to climb. We are also planning to do a shorter walk (route and grade TBC) for people who would prefer an easier day, both walks will be £5, and as always come along to a signup Wednesday and Friday 12.30pm - 1.30pm in JC to add your name to the walk list.

The weekend after (22 - 24 October) we will be going to the Peak district for the weekend, a brief itinerary is included below. The cost of the trip is £37 for transport and accommodation, and you will need to pay us a £20 deposit to secure your place! You can signup for this trip from Wednesday - find us in JCs 12.30pm - 1.30pm, however we can only take 15 people so book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment!
The number of people we can take is mainly limited by the number of people we can transport, so if you have a car and would like to come with us we would love to hear from you! In return for driving yourself and a couple of other hikers to the Peak district we would be able to give you £12 off the cost of the trip and we will pay for your fuel.

Peak District 2010 Itinerary 22nd to 24th October.

Leave from Uni late afternoon (4pm - 5pm) depending on when everyone finishes lectures on a Friday. 
Drive to our bunkhouse accommodation near Castleton deep in the heart of the Peak District National Park where we will stay for two nights. We'll stop somewhere enroute for food, this is likely to be motorway services so feel free to bring your own sandwiches if you prefer. We will probably arrive in Castleton around 10pm - 11pm. First day we will complete a B2 grade walk (route TBC). In the evening we head to a pub for dinner (probably walking distance from our bunkhouse) or you can cook your own food in the bunkhouse if you prefer.Sunday we'll do a slightly shorter walk. This is likely to be Mam Torr and the surrounding hills and should be grade A2.Late afternoon on the Sunday we start the drive back to Swansea, arriving home around 10pm.
You will need to bring...
Normal hiking equipment (Waterproofs, boots etc..)Warm clothes for duration of the trip.Food for two breakfast and two packed lunches - we will try to visit a shop on Saturday sometime to buy any additional stuff we need for Sunday. The bunkhouse has a fully equipped kitchen with crockery etc. The committee will buy communal stuff such as tea, coffee, milk and sugar.
Sleeping bag. The committee has a few spares if you don't have your own.
The weekend trips are always really good fun and a fantastic way to get to know everyone, they're also a really cheap way to see some of the UK's best scenic areas.

Hope to see you all on a hike soon!
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