1999 Itinerary including Socials

27th December to 3rd January, The Stopover, Grantown on Spey, near Aviemore.

12th to 14th March, Kirkby Stephen, Howgills.

3rd to 6th April, The Dartmoor Expedition Centre, Widdicombe - just up from Dartmeet.

28th May - 31st May, Caban Cwmffynnon, Llangammarch Wells, Builth Wells, Wales (Landrange 147 GR 907439)

How much?: Depends upon numbers, at the moment 11 have booked. 20 would be ideal, so come along it will be fun. There is also camping available.

What can I do there?: Anything you want, but the area is great for Walking, Biking, Sightseeing, Running, Kayaking, Horse riding, Bird watching, Drinking, Eating, Lazing around etc.

What do I do now?: Send me an email to Tom or phone me on (day) 0117 9379365 or (eve) 0117 9079464.

Those who have booked: I will send out a leaflet with directions to you in the second week in May (hopefully).

See you there!


2nd-4th July, Glyndyfrdwy, Nr Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales.

10 per night B&B, contact Mashy for more info.

We are staying at the Berwyn Arms Public House dating back to the 1880's, with 3 public bar/lounge areas and 8 good sizes bedrooms sleeping 2-8 people, most with en-suit showers and washbasins. There is central heating throught and all bar areas have log fires.

There are exceptional views over the River Dee and Llangollen steam Railway. The area is traditionally a tourist destination with particular emphasis on outdoor activities.

10 B&B per night, bedding is provided, but not towels, NOTE There are NO SELF CATERING FACILITIES.

Pub tel No (01490) 430 210

10-12th Septembeer, Pete's cycling/walking/pub weekend

Accommodation will be in "The Confluence Centre", Northcote, Kilnsey, near Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales. There are up to 18 beds available. Contact Pete if you are interested

1st to 3rd October, Litton Cheney YH, Dorset. 5 deposit to Gus as usual.

This will be the second official SHOT trip of the year and it will take us south again. Litton Cheney Youth hostel is in Dorset, not far from Lulworth Cove for those of you who remember the famous Swanage Trip of 1990. There are 24 beds available. Book with Gus.

19th to 28th November Christmas Dinner - Iceland and New York

Christmas Dinner in Paris last year seems to be a tough act to follow but when someone suggested a shopping trip to New York several 'die hard' SHOT members jumped at the chance. Now the weekend has turned into a week, including a few days in Iceland on the way. The trip also coincides with Thanksgiving so there will be plenty of turkey available. Currently a dozen people are booked up but there may be a few places left for anyone with the cash and the time. We are spending 4 days in and around Reykjavik, glacier visits and snowmobiling are among the activities on offer, with hot springs to relax in after before flying to New York for Thanksgiving and seeing the sights and sampling the Big apple. Contact Mark for more details. 75 deposit.

Filghts are 245 inclusive, accomodation extra.

27th November Christmas Dinner - Kendal

Hello everyone

For all those people who feel left out because they aren't going to NY for a Christmas meal I've got a suggestion for you. There's a lovely cafe in Staveley (nr Kendal) called Wilf's, well known for the catering they do after Mountain Marathons and the like. Less well known is the fact that they also do v.good special occasion meals running to 3 or 4 courses. I know because I've been to a couple of them.

I have provisionally booked Wilf's for the evening of Saturday 27 November. They haven't thought about this years menu yet but it will be something like:

Starters - Soup or ?????? Main course - Salmon, Turkey or Veggie plus the usual trimmings Dessert - Christmas pudding plus at least one other choice Finishing with mince pies and coffee

All this for only 12 and since they don't have a drinks licence you can take your own wine and they don't charge for corkage.

If people think that they'll need a break from Christmas food at that point then I could probably persuade Wilf's to do a Mexican menu instead. Let me know what you all think and I'll go with the flow. I only need a dozen or so people to make this viable and the place seats 50 so there's no problem with numbers.

Accomodation will be available at the Queen Katherine Street youth hostel (our house) if you don't mind sleeping on the floor. Hopefully we'll get out for a walk on the Sat or Sunday. Obviously I don't need a definate answer till nearer the time but if you think you might be interested let me know.

Best wishes

Andy Conner

27th December - 3rd January Scotland Organised by Dave Steed, Rucksacks, Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

Beds: 26 - All Full Camping: Available in garden, space for 3 - 4 tents

Cost: Approx. 80.00 accommodation only

Facilities: 3 buildings, all with own toilet, electric shower and central heating, Drying room, fully equipped kitchen

More details will be published later.

I will attempt to organise a meal, probably towards the end of the week, but due to the New Millennium, this all depends on what is going on. No details yet of anything that is organised for New Years Eve. It is dependent upon the town's tourist committee who haven't yet met to decide anything.

If any one has any burning questions, can they let me know and I'll try and get them answered.


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Scotland 1999/00

Organised by Dave Steed, Rucksacks, Braemar, Aberdeenshire.

Accommodation for the 7 nights is approx. 80 per person. The Fancy Dress theme will be formal black tie.

Accommodation details - the Hostel is fully centraly heated, drying room free hot showers, fully equiped kitchen and laundry, linen is provided. Cooking will be in small groups as in previous years. The rooms are a mixture of sleeping platforms, bunk rooms and twin rooms 26 beds in total. There is a ski centre nearby for the skiers. Mountain bike hire is available locally as is ski hire.