Walking Weekend 2010

For many years Whitchurch Ramblers and friends have taken a weekend away in October, staying in a small hotel near good walking country. We arrive on Friday for an evening meal. Some travel earlier to look around the neighbourhood, sometimes others travel later and miss the meal. On the Saturday we do a full day walk with lunch in a pub, then have an evening meal in the hotel. On the Sunday we have a morning walk. Not everyone who comes does all this walking. These weekends are always enjoyable.

This year's Walking Weekend will be in the village of Branscombe, Devon from Friday September 24th to Sunday September 26th. It is on the coast between Sidmouth and Seaton. We went there last year and liked it so much we decided to do it again. We have reserved eleven double rooms at the Masons Arms (http://www.masonsarms.co.uk 01297 680300) for the nights of September 24th and 25th (that's all the rooms they still have available for that weekend). Their prices range from £80 per room per night (including breakfast for 2 persons) up to a luxury suite at £170.

If you want to come along, you will need to call the hotel and make the booking yourself, mentioning that you are with the Whitchurch Ramblers (otherwise they will tell you they're full). Rooms will go on a first come, first served basis. The rooms are being held until 1 April so make sure you book before then. However, if more people want to come than can be accommodated at the Masons Arms, there are three further places in the village that offer accommodation:

Branscombe Country Cottage
http://www.branscombecountrycottage.co.uk
01297 680474

Branscombe House
http://www.branscombehouse.co.uk
01297 680477

Great Seaside B & B
http://www.greatseaside.co.uk
01297 680470

People could sleep and eat breakfast there, then get over to the Masons Arms to start the walks. We could all meet up in the Masons Arms for the evening meals. For further info, see the web sites.

Chas is coordinating the accommodation for the weekend, so when you've made the booking could you please let him know - 01256 893125 - or email weekend@whitchurchramblers.org.uk