Summer is just around the corner now (hurrah!) and here at the Walking Club we're going to celebrate finishing off the academic year and putting all those tough assignments and long exams behind us. How you may ask? By going on our annual Summer Trip of course, which will take place the first week after exams, 12th to the 17th June! This year we're going up north to the picturesque coasts of Northumberland where we will not only be doing our usual walks in and around the pretty local countryside, but we'll also visit an array of attractions too. This will include going to Bamburgh Castle, an impressive fortification perched high on the cliffs, next to an equally impressive sandy white beach...
... along with Dunstanburgh Castle, an eerie ruin, crumbling into the sea...
... and Alnwick Gardens, which hosts a variety of pretty and interesting flora, including intoxicating and poisonous plants, and boasts the worlds largest treehouse!
Oh and of course, we'll be sure to make time to visit the beach too, which I know it doesn't look it and seems like it actually should be somewhere in the Mediterranean, is just a 5 minute stroll from our accommodation;
We'll be staying in the seaside village of Seahouses, in a recently renovated bunkbarn (three lots of four person bedroooms, each with an ensuite!) which again, does not look like it's in England and looks somewhere considerably warmer!
So now I've hopefully convinced you about how lovely this trip is going to be (well, if you're still reading this, you must be at least kinda interested!), time for all the details;
The trip runs Monday the 12th to Saturday the 17th of June. Exact times will be confirmed closer the time, but we'll probably leave in the morning on Monday and come back Saturday afternoon/evening.
The trip will cost £120. Now I know, as students you're probably thinking, whoa, that's a lot of money, but for (almost) an entire week holiday in a stunning area of the country, it really cannot be beat. This price includes;
Accommodation in the bunkhouse (Look at it!) for 5 nights (Monday - Saturday).
Food for the stay, including breakfasts, packed lunches and teas (and various snacks too).
In addition to this, all you will need to pay for is your train ticket up there (but this should only cost £40 with a railcard or £60 without) along with a bit of spending money for attractions, or for getting a few drinks down at the local pub.
If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible (as we have limited spaces) to organise paying a £40 deposit to confirm your place. Feel free to email me if you have any further questions, or come along to any of our upcoming socials, including one tomorrow (Thursday 4th of May) at 20:30 at The Old Grindstone in Crookes, to talk about it with myself or any of our friendly committee.
I look forward to hearing back from you!