Category Archives: Trips

These are posts about our trips, where we go away for a weekend or longer.

29 September-2nd October 2017: Red Rope National AGM Weekend, Mankinholes, Yorkshire

This year’s AGM venue was again Mankinholes Youth Hostel, near Todmorden in the Calder valley. Seven London members attended, mostly travelling up by train. Hugh and I came up to Todmorden via Leeds on Friday evening, had just enough time … Continue reading

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28th December 2016 to 1st January 2017, Lowstern, Clapham, Yorkshire

Well, what a lovely way to spend New Year! A  fabulous group of people, 16, from different parts of the country, Stroud, Liverpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham and London. Plus two co-opted Yorkshire Ramblers on New year’s Eve! Great hut! The … Continue reading

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25th and 26th June 2016: Puttenham,midsummer trip

Five members spent an enjoyable weekend based at the “eco barn” hostel at Puttenham, six miles SW of Guildford. The volunteer wardens who run this bunkhouse put themselves out to provide services, thanks to Don’s advance planning. The village has … Continue reading

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1st to 4th May 2015: East Anglia Red Rope trip to Clapham, Yorkshire

Two London members, Polly and myself, went on this large Mayday Bank Holiday trip – sixteen people — travelling up separately by train. We were staying at the Yorkshire Ramblers’ Lowstern Hut, and the trip was arranged partly to coincide … Continue reading

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25th to 26th April 2015: Spring Weekend in the Surrey Hills

This overnight trip stayed at Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, an innovative, environmentally friendly, converted 18th century corn barn with well-equipped kitchen, solar-heated showers etc. With such luxury, ‘camping barn’ is really a misnomer, though the lack of heating in the … Continue reading

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4th to 12th April 2015: National Trip to Balgowan, Scotland

Damien, Sherry and I set off for Scotland in Sherry’s car on Easter Saturday. Balgowan is a hamlet between Newtonmore and Laggan in the Spey Valley, about twenty miles south west of Aviemore. We were staying for eight nights at … Continue reading

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29th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015: London New Year trip to Low Row Bunkhouse, Swaledale

This year’s London New Year trip to the Yorkshire Dales had Red Ropers from Devon, Wiltshire, London, Essex, Herts, Nottingham, Sheffield and Newcastle, thirteen in all, coming by car, train and bus. On arrival the bunk house was below freezing … Continue reading

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