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2019

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The Steve Ogden Memorial Meet LAKES 18th - 19th January 2019 Sarah and Andrew J are in the driving seat this year! The venue for the meet will be again The Patterdale Hotel, were we will be absorbed into the luxury that they provide! If you are coming you should now have paid up, to Sarah!  There may still be vacant places, contact Sarah, if you missed the earlier booking dates. Bring on the good weather.

Certificated First Aid Course. We have not run a course for the last two or so years. Is there a demand within the club for this year? We could again sponsor a First Aid course for both club members and friends. Let Harvey know if you are interested.

Spring Meet 2019 8 -10th March 2019. Jean & Dave will present the Spring meet this year. The meet will be based in Giggleswick/Settle. Persons to arrange accommodation to suit individual needs. The accommodation ranges from hotel, B and B, bunk house, camper van and camping. A comprehensive list will be sent out before Christmas. Friday: meal at Sunnybank House from 6 onwards, also planning for walks.  Saturday: walks or sightseeing. Evening meal at The Knights Table, Knight Stainforth.  Sunday: more walks or sightseeing. Places of interest: Malham Cove, Settle and Carlisle railway, Hoffman kiln, White Scar Cave, Ingleborough Cave, Skipton castle, Sizergh castle, Ribblehead Viaduct, mountain biking in Gisburn Forest, waterfalls. Info sheet to follow.

Scotland in the Spring 2019. April 27 – May 4th Now very much in the system! Lucy in charge this year – with a little support from Len.  Next year’s Scottish Meet will take place on the Portnellan Estate near Crianlarich. (Map Ref. NN 412255   OS Map Landranger 51 series 1:50,000). The location offers plenty of opportunities for high and low walking being situated within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. I now believe it is fully booked with a waiting list. But that does not mean you cannot come – there are plenty of B&B’s around contact Lucy for more details!  

The 49th Welsh 1000 metres Race Weekend 31st May/June 1st  / 2nd 2019 The Race weekend is always a huge social gathering.     Again, the mighty organisational wheels are turning, note our website (www.welsh1000m.org) all details available, thanks to Kate, Sarah and Jean, the online entries system worked perfectly last year.  Its only 7 months away so please get in touch if you can help; this year we will again at some considerable expense book accommodation in the Plas y Brenin Moelwyn cottage (see it on the web), so there should be no need for anyone to B&B or use a hotel. Put this date in your Diary it is an important/vital/not to be missed event. Please let Harvey know if you want accommodation at HyG; we will transfer the overflow to Moelwyn Cottage, a self-catering house as an annex to Hafod y Gwynt if needed.  

Sunday June 3rd 2019 Could this be a good time for a little maintenance in the Copse?

ROCK CLIMBING & ADVENTURE MEET PROVISIONAL DATE JUNE 15/16/19  THE MEET WILL BE BASED AT HAFOD Y GWYNT AND IS FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ROCK CLIMBING - BEGINNERS OR TIGERS. WE NEED AN ORGANISER – CLUB MEMBERS MUST GET INVOLVED IF THE CLUB IS TO FLOURISH. IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE GAME THIS IS A CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT. THE MEET WILL CATER FOR BOTH THOSE WISHING TO START, THOSE THAT HAVE ALREADY HAD A GO AND THE MORE EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS. FOR BEGINNERS WE WILL NEED TO HAVE SOME IDEA WHAT EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE I.E. HELMET AND HARNESS ETC.  CONTACT  HARVEY AT 37, STOCKLEYS ROAD, HEADINGTON, OX3 9RH, PHONE 01865 750067 OR E-MAIL HARVEY@RICHLLOYD.FSNET.CO.UK TO ARRANGE B&B ACCOMMODATION. CIRCULAR WHE WE GET A ORGANISER!  

Oxfordshire Meet, Saturday 27th June Provisional date   2018 was a good year - many thanks to Janice & Stephen. Now hosts and venue needed for 2019 – Any volunteers? There will be walks on the Saturday with a meal/buffet on Saturday evening. Rock Climbing on Brooks climbing wall on Sunday?  Please get in touch if you can fill the gap more details shortly.

Summer Alpine Meet July 12th to 19th Any chance of fitting a Dolomite trip in to 2018 – or even a look at Austria? If you have thoughts of a family meet, why not expand it into a Club meet – there is little more work in bringing a gathering together. As with other Dolomites Meets the plan is that people organise their own accommodation either individually or by organising themselves into groups. Contact Harvey if you have any ideas.

The AUTUMN Meet 2014 This year mid/ late September? It is hoped that Andrew, the Whiz Kid organiser, will leap at the opportunity of organising another September meet. Info sheet and booking form to follow.  Keep this date free! Bookings to Andrew Shorter, Bay Tree House, Main Rd., Milcombe, Banbury, OX15 4RW Tel 01295 720239

email: andrewshorter@btconnect.com  

Dinner Meet November 7th/8th/ 9th Venue to be decided, but the date is!!   Club members only, keep the date free! As democracy rules in the Gorphwysfa, we are going to have again the official AGM of the club at 5 45pm on the night of the dinner at Hafod y Gwynt. The meeting will close at 6pm or earlier. Items for the agenda can be submitted now; the executive committee will consider their suitability for acceptance.  Hopefully Penny will again front the dinner arrangements.

New Year Meet, hopefully perhaps at Pen y Pass again! 29/30/31st December This year is question time! There is a fair amount of work goes into this meet, and it could be said that a large number of club members do not support it. So the question is Do we have a New Year Meet? Comments please!  Let Harvey know if you are interested – for this meet to continue we do need club support.                                 

The Steve Ogden Memorial MEET LAKES 2020 Following further discussion I am sure someone will organising the meet in 2020 but let’s fit in a date and venue quickly. Perhaps again we could have a three-night meet.   When details are announced. …get your booking in early!

Scotland in the Spring 2020 That seems a long way off but remember how time flies!! Organiser, date and venue required!

Nepal/the Himalayas 2019, about 29th September – 30th October. The early plan is to return to Kathmandu for a day, and then fly on to Bhutan, open to all, softies included!   So far  4 persons have confirmed with one or two on the side lines. This means we would like more club members to come forward – It is a wonderful opportunity to go somewhere different!  Also trekking does open huge opportunities for climbing and getting to the top of some of the lessor Himalaya, for the more fit – but there is plenty to do for the age-ed wimps of the club as well, and again two trips can be run alongside each other.  

If you are interested in getting out on the hills with the Gorphwysfa then you need to note the above dates in your diaries now and get in touch with the appropriate organiser! Remember that friends are really welcome to come along to our meets, and so become involved in the club, but the Dinner meet is closed to non-members: this includes partners, so make sure they are members!  On all other meets please feel free to ask if there is room.