HF holiday in Alnmouth

A group of around 30 members have just enjoyed 3 days walking in Northumbria, whilst staying at the HF house in Alnmouth. Walks varied from easy strolls round Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, to more strenuous days out across wonderful heather-covered landscapes. As usual, the hotel was very comfortable, and the meals excellent. Entertainment in the evenings included a quiz, a bat walk and a visit to a local hall, where there was a live music concert featuring Northumbrian pipes.

These holidays prove consistently popular, and we hope to try another HF break next year – watch this space!

Navigation for Walkers courses

Derek Jones, who runs these NNAS acredited courses, has recently contacted the club about the next round of courses he plans to run:

“I am starting a list of people interested in the next set of courses. How it works is when there are about 20 names on the list an email is sent to everyone asking what days and dates they cannot attend. The courses (3 x 4 hour sessions) are then arranged to suit the responses and are at levels one or two.”

Several club members have attended these courses in the past, and found them both enjoyable and of great value. If you would like to be added to Derek’s list for his next course, or want further information, please contact the club via our ‘Contact us’ page, and we will pass on your email to Derek.

Or contact him directly via derek.jones@blueyonder.co.uk .

North Wales Pilgrim’s way

Whilst a group of Pathfinders members were walking in Snowdonia, on our recent autumn weekend break, we met a couple of fellow walkers, and stopped for a chat. They told us about a new trail, which they had had some part in formulating, called the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. They have since sent us some leaflets, detailing what looks like a very attractive trail.

It runs from Holywell, in Denbighshire, along the north coast, down the Lleyn peninsula, finishing at Bardsey Island, a distance of 135 miles. Stamps can be collected for your ‘passport’ along the way.

Further information can be found at www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org