Our first weekend trip of the term will be to the beautiful and rugged Brecon Beacons in South Wales. We'll be leaving in the evening on the Friday (typically around 5pm, but this can vary) and returning on the Sunday afternoon.
As it's a weekend trip, you'll need to bring some equipment, as listed here; http://www.birminghamwayfarers.co.uk/node/35
The trip costs £40 each and includes transport, accommodation and food.
For our first day-trip of the new term we will be going to the Clent Hills, about 10 miles south-west of Birmingham. These beautiful hills can be reached by train so there is no limit to the number of people that can come!
You'll have to buy your own train ticket - an off-peak return to Hagley. With a railcard it is only £4.35 return (and £6.60 without), so come along!
The Wayfarers shall be heading up from the Guild to the Vale for the annual fireworks showcase.
There are fairgrounds, mass amounts of candy and probably the Circus Society spinning fire.
Fireworks start around 9PM and we may head to a small pub social afterwards.
Wayfarers like traditional country pubs with a good beer and cider selection, we also just like good beer and cider; so we'll be heading to the annual Birmingham Beer and Cider Festival just off Bristol Street.
Over 250 Real Ales and over 80 Real Ciders and Perries are on offer for this fantastic event.
More details can be found on their website http://www.birminghambeerfestival.org.uk/
Can you dig it?
Put on your fluorescent leg warmers, strap on your skates and get your boogie on to the music.
We shall be heading to the Tower Ballroom near the Edgbaston Reservoir for an evening of Roller Disco.
Ten of us set off for Wales,
To do two of the scariest trails,
Saturday was a walk up Crib Goch,
Scrambling up the rock,
Two people turned back,
And went up the Pyg Track,
Tilly and I were with the BMC,
Having cake and tea,
Sunday another Arete,
Y Gribin can make some fret,
Especially in high winds and low cloud,
The walkers should be proud,
Tilly and I were again with the BMC,
Having cake and Tea,
Though we did venture outside,
Our training was applied,
Carrying our large rucksacks,
We went for Chinese,
For a meal that did most please.