Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

Weekends Away

To book for a weekend please contact the weekend organiser

Please refer to the Guidelines section for our
Weekend Booking Rules and Cancellation Policy and What to bring on a weekend.

27th-31st July Glencoe weekend 

Glencoe is a Scottish Youth Hostel in a picturesque mountain setting in Glencoe
where there will be the opportunity to climb Britain's highest mountain
Ben Nevis. The cost of three nights self catering accommodation is £69 and from the hostel is the short
walk to one Scotland's best pub's the legendary Clachaig  Inn. If you
would like to go on the weekend contact Chris Hughes 0161 222 9895 07866

August Bank Holiday weekend 25 - 28 August - Helmsley Youth Hostel

3 nights. £20 deposit required. If meals are required, please tell me.  Convenient for hiking in the North Yorks Moors, touristing on the coast. or wanders through the Ryedale villages. Helmsley is a charming market town, castle, pubs, walled garden and is on the Cleveland Way 

Phil Wharmby. 6 Beech Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester M45 7EW
& 0796 087 2645

September 22-24th Bryn Gwynant 

Bryn Gwynant hostel is a lovely old hall with a great view overlooking Nant Gwynant in Snowdonia, South of Snowdon

Nearby we have:

The Watkin path up Snowdon, far less frequented than those from the North
Middling peaks: the Moelwyns, Cnicht or the Moels above Beddgelert Forest
Riverside walks at Beddgelert
Sygun Copper mines
Ffestiniog and West Highland Railway
A choice of castles at Caernarfon & Harlech
Portmerion village

The hostel website shows the accommodation & fabulous views

Costs are as follows
Bed only for 2 nights - £41
Bed and breakfast for 2 nights - £50
Bed and Breakfast for 2 nights and Saturday evening meal - £60

Please email me to say if you would like to come to,
wait for confirmation of your place,-then send a cheque for the full amount made payable to SWOG

27th-29th October  St Briavels Castle 

Fully booked no spaces available
However, if anybody is still interested in going Pete Nightingale will contact the hostel to see if he can get any more places. If you would like to go contact Pete on 0161  368 3056

I always try to arrange a Hostel weekend around Halloween that has a SPOOKY atmosphere. This castle, which by the way is more than 800 years old is reputed to be haunted. Many alarming tales have been told of the frightening goings on in its dark eerie rooms and dungeons. Men and women with a nervous disposition and who can scream for England be warned, things could very well go BUMP in the night.

Staying overnight on the Friday and Saturday, Saturday with breakfast  and evening meal, and a breakfast on the Sunday morning the cost will be approx £60.25 per person. Anybody brave enough and fancies the chance of being dragged out of bed by the Ghosts and  dare I say the Ghoulies, please feel free to contact me.
Pete Nightingale, phone 0161 368 3056.  

New Year 29 December - 1 January 2018 - Keswick - Helen Cain

Everyone taking part in Group activities does so at their own risk.
        • The Group will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any Group event or in connection with travel to such event, however caused. 
        • Members attending are reminded that outdoor activities frequently need specialist equipment (boots, waterproofs, etc) and the group does not provide these. 
        • Should you attend an event and, in the opinion of the leader, pose a risk to the safety of yourself or the group, then you will be politely turned away. (For example: being ill-equipped for the terrain and weather conditions)
        • Please contact the leader in advance if you are unsure what will be appropriate for the event. 
        • Accompanied children under 18 are welcome but please check with the walk leader beforehand to ensure that the terrain and distance are suitable.
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