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Event Reports from North Wales Group


All Wales Weekend, 16/17th September 2017

20 Sep 2017 | North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups

The All Wales Weekend was held in Bethesda at the north-western end of Snowdonia’s Carneddau range of mountains.

The weather in the days before the weekend had seen lots of heavy rain and a recce the night before of the start of the planned route had to end rather sharply. A ford across a normally insignificant little stream had been transformed into an impassable torrent. And the weather forecast for the Saturday looked dire with predictions of heavy showers, perhaps merging into longer periods of rain, and – worryingly – a risk of lightning....
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Halkyn walk 9th April 2017

11 May 2017 | North Wales Group

Snowdonia 21-23 October 2016

29 Oct 2016 | North Wales, Adventure Out Groups

This was a joint Adventure Out – North Wales event based at Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel. The main aim, apart from bringing the two groups together, was to explore the mountains to the west of Snowdon and avoid the inevitable half-term crowds on the more popular peaks such as the Glyders, Tryfan and Snowdon itself.

Eight GOC members were staying at the hostel on Friday night, including six who had travelled up from London by public transport. Your humble author and his partner had taken just five hours to get from Euston to the hostel on two trains and two buses....
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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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