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Event Reports from East Midlands Group


East Midlands Weekend, The Lawns, 16-18th Sept 2016

27 Oct 2016 | East Midlands Group

This weekend saw the final camping trip of the year for the East Midlands group.

Despite the insistent rain on Friday, twenty of us pitched up. Saturday saw a 7-mile walk beneath the big skies of south Lincolnshire, led by Sue T. After the walk, a planning meeting was held to sort out next years events, accompanied by tea and cake.

On Saturday evening, thirty-four of us took over the barn on the campsite for a hog roast and disco, during which Fred reflected back over the last year in which the East Midlands Group has seen rather a few changes....
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Women only walking weekend at Chepstow

30 Apr 2016 | Berkshire & Mid Thames, Cambridge, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, East Kent, East Midlands, Essex, Hertfordshire, Home Counties Midweek, Lake District, Lincoln, London, Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, North East, North Wales, Oxford, Scotland, Solent, Somerset, South Midlands, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Transpennine, West Kent, West Wales, Western Midlands, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire & North Somerset Groups

This was a GOC first--a women only walking weekend.

Women are under represented in the Club so to try and encourage more women to get involved in their local groups, the trustees had approved a limited number of women only events, to try and address this issue.

The aim is to get a nucleus of women walking with all the groups, which can only benefit everyone involved with the Club.

I limited the number to 30 for the whole event.This was mainly because finding a venue that could cater for this amount of people for the planned Saturday evening meal, was difficult....
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