Hi everybody! I’m delighted to report that the number of members who have booked to attend the AOG has now reached 163. But there are still some single rooms available, and there are places available at all the evening meals, including the Saturday dinner and disco. So if you haven’t booked yet, please remember to get your booking in by 30th June. We’d love to see you!
Bookings for the walks, cycle rides and other AOG activities are now open. We would encourage you to book your activities in advance if you can. For the walks and cycle rides, there will only be a few places reserved for those who wish to book when they get to Lancaster, and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
You may well have noticed that a couple of the activities have been changed. The Luneside Paths walk had to be withdrawn as a recent landslide had made the route unviable. It’s been replaced by a walk around Arnside Knott and the Silverdale Coast.
In addition, we have had to change the destination of the coach trip as there is an event at Sizergh Castle and they were unable to accommodate us. The destination has therefore been changed to Levens Hall. The main difference is that for this trip we need to pay upfront for admission. Given that the hall and gardens are spectacularly beautiful, and we will also have the opportunity to explore the deer park, we think that the admission price of £11.50 represents excellent value, and is comparable with what non-National Turst members would have had to pay at Sizergh. We hope that you will consider coming along to what promises to be a most enjoyable trip!
Finally, may I repeat my reminder to those of you who have booked additional nights at the university. If you have not already done so, please send details of the nights you’ve booked by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, immediately, so that when we do the room allocations, we can ensure as far as possible that you are able to stay in the same room. If you are not on email, please send the details to me at 7 Lilac Gardens, Croydon CR0 8NR.
I look forward to seeing you in Lancaster!