Eyam Village of the Dead Walk: (Olde English Halloween themed walk)
Sunday 26th October.
Well long walk leader Harriet is going off to the Lake District for the weekend with other members of the group. So I have stepped in to try and fill her walking boots.
So if your not going to the Lakes this weekend?
Why not join Rachael (short walk) and myself (long walk) for great walks in the beautiful Peak District, Up over high moorland, dales and cloughs returning to "The Athens of Peak District", The village of Eyam itself.
Hopefully we can return to Eyam itself via 'silly dale' (yes that's its real name.) In time to have a 'nosey' around. Wandering along following the history of the plague of 1665 that killed so many of Eyams' Inhabitants.
My walk will end at the stunning Norman Church of St Lawrence which has so many treasures inside. Along with its spooky Anglo Saxon graveyard, containing stones dating back from a darker more pagan time 1200 years ago, which stand aside more recent crypts of the plague victims themselves, decorated with skull and crossbones carvings.
Start place for the walks is Eyam Car Park (10:30am) map ref OL24: SK215767 which just above the village at the Recreation Ground facing the Eyam museum.
Derby and Nottingham car share meet points as per usual. (9am)
No plans yet for New Year? Well why not join us for five days of winter fun in the Cairngorms! Depending on weather conditions there'll be opportunities for putting those winter walking skills into practice, maybe some skiing, or maybe just walking in the rain - buy hey, it's New Year so we'll have a great time whatever the weather! Also opportunities for some lower level walk options (could do with some volunteer leaders for these).
A few places still available staying in the bunkhouse at Braemar Lodge Hotel from Tuesday 30th December - Sunday 4th January (5 nights) all for the bargain price of £80. Bunkhouse is well equipped with a reasonably large kitchen and dining space and we can also make use of the facilities at the hotel. Think cosy log fires, a bar with choice of over 200 malt whiskies (yes, really!), outdoor hot tubs (only joking on that one) and lots of scope for creating our own New Year entertainment ;-)
If you would like a space please contact me via Facebook or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie (who got roped into leading this one)
Dear all. On the AGM, last Wednesday, both Rob Robert Stevens and I are now formally your new Weekend Organisers! We promise to work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide you all a varied weekend programme between now and Easter 2016, taking on board the feedback from the recent survey, which aims to attract those of all abilities and interests.
As you all may be aware this New Year's weekend away is in Braemar, Scotland. Braemar is based in an area of natural beauty situated on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains. This is a superb opportunity to spend your New Year in Scotland with magnificent scenery and history!
The accommodation is based at Braemar Lodge, between Tuesday 30th December to Saturday 3rd January. We have booked a bunkhouse for 12 people at a bargain price of £80/5 nights each and a log cabin for 6 people at £90/5 nights each for a twin room. There are still places left. Please contact either Rob Stevens or myself if you would like to go/ask any questions.