In a change to the previous trip schedule, we are no longer going to Ironbridge on the 13th May. Instead, we'll be visiting the Malverns on Saturday 19th May for a day walk. This is mostly due to lack of trains to the Ironbridge area. So if you'd like a well-earned break from revision (or a reward for sitting exams!) then come and join us for the day. We'll be taking the train so the cost of the day is simply the price of your train ticket (nothing to pay at sign-ups!) but please pop along to a sign-up session and put your name on the list.
We're trying something a bit different for this trip and instead of visiting the usual places, we'll be staying near Harlech and exploring the Rhinogs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinogydd). These hills are much less frequented than the rest of Snowdonia, so you can expect some wilder, more rugged walks. We'll also be camping, so fingers crossed for some good weather! :-)
Sign-up at sign-up sessions from Wednesday 25th April.
We set off from a drizzly and sleety Birmingham to escape to Wetton, a part of the national park in the Peak District.
Upon arrival we were greeted by rolling hills and stunning meadows full of spring life. New born lambs were frolicking around their exhausted parents, bleating with joy, vivid flowers were shooting up and fresh spring rain covered the landscape.
Twenty-four went to Snowdonia with most current or ex-committee,
Staying in a Capel Curig barn full of mice poop and pee,
After a few games of Jungle Speed,
To bed did we then proceed,
For a lovely weekend of walking with plenty of sights to see.
Saturday morning, three routes were planned,
Devil’s kitchen, Snowdon and to a lake to spot fishes from the land,
Zeyn and Kerstin located the barn behind the hill,
Ollie’s decided to scramble Tryfan for the thrill,
Whilst Lucy’s long and wet Snowdon walk saw mountains tall and grand.
After filling ourselves on evening grub,
We left Birmingham just before 6 on Friday evening with 16 people. After some debate we decided to stop for fish and chips in Ross-on-Wye. We all eventually arrived at the barn (after visiting Minas Tirith and other exciting places!) by about 9.30 and soon headed to bed – putting on as many layers as possible to try to keep warm.
You are cordially invited to this years gallery and competition on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.
Doors open at 7:30pm in the Guild. The exact room will be confirmed closer to the date.
Tickets are available for £4 in advance and can be purchased at one of the signup sessions, starting monday 5th March. Alternatively you can buy a ticket at the fortnightly pub social at Joes bar in the guild.
A glass of wine and snacks are included in the price.
There is a formal dress code for this event (shirts and ties for the guys and frocks (or equivalent) for the ladies)