Weekend Walking Holiday

Join us to explore the British Isles on a weekend away.

Our weekend walking holidays are very popular and book up quickly. You must be a member of the Ramblers to book onto a weekend holiday.

Bookings open at one of our regular pub meets, so to bag yourself a place you need to look out for the opening date and attend the pub meet on that day to book it. You don’t have to attend the pub meet, but bookings are on a first come first served basis and it is quite common for weekends to sell out in a single night.

You can pay by cheque at the time you book the weekend away or by bank transfer. Ask the weekend organiser if you are interested for full details.

The Nottingham & Derby Walking Group is a not for profit organisation and it is run by volunteers, the weekend holidays are extremely good value and we do not make a profit on them, click here for more details.

Upcoming Weekends

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Last day for registration on the National Young Ramblers 2018 event, hosted by Berkshire Walkers; see https://www.berkshirewalkers.co.uk/nyr2018/

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    25
    Feb
    2018
    Keswick

    Price: £47.00 (breakfast included)

    Places: 16

    Opens: 8pm on 23 November 2017 at the social at the Victoria Hotel, Beeston.

    Leader: TBC

    Staying at the completely refurbished YHA Keswick in the heart of the northern Lake District, Aall abilities from the specialist mountaineering winter skills to lower fells hikes will be catered for. 

    Leaders are invited for this weekend

  • Thu
    29
    Mar
    2018
    Mon
    02
    Apr
    2018
    Avon Lodge, Avon Tyrell

    Price: £93.50 (breakfast not included) & £2 contribution to communal supplies

    Places: 14

    Opens: from 8:00 pm, 25 January 2018 at the Nottingham pub meet (Cock and Hoop, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE)

    Leaders: Rachael Drewery and Nicola Heaton

    Rachael Drewery and Nicola Heaton are leading this trip to the New Forest, which is England’s newest National Park, with woodland, heathland, deer and ponies.  The New Forest coastline is beautiful, with the option of a day trip to the Isle of Wight.

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018
    Sun
    17
    Jun
    2018
    Reading

    The National Young Ramblers 2018 is an event for young ramblers groups from across the UK on 15th through 17th June 2018.

    National Young Ramblers 2018 flier

    What’s going on?

    The Berkshire Walkers will be hosting the event in Reading, starting with a social on the Friday evening. We’ll have loads of walks to choose from for Saturday and a few shorter walks available on Sunday. Saturday evening’s entertainment will be in Reading – details to be confirmed.

    All the walks will be on the Ramblers Walk Finder and available for anyone to come along to. The socials and accommodation will require a contribution to the costs. There are two options: one for those travelling from afar; one for those living closer to Reading. To take either option, a £20 non-refundable deposit is required by 31st January 2018.

    More details, including registration details can be found on the Berkshire Walkers' website, or download the flier above

  • Sat
    25
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    02
    Sep
    2018
    West Highland Way, Scotland

    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Price: £242 (plus approx £15 for taxi transfers

    Places: 10

    Opens: from 8:00 pm, 25 January 2018 at the Nottingham pub meet (Cock and Hoop, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HE)

    Leader: Rachel Johnson

    We will start walking on Sunday 26 August (accommodation is not included for the night of Saturday 25 August, so you will need to arrange that separately at the start point, Milngavie, or nearby eg Glasgow) and then walk 96 miles over 7 days, finishing in Fort William on Saturday 1 September (accommodation is included for the night of Saturday 1 September).

    Mileage is 12/14/14/13/19/9/15, and general view is that the seven day trip is fine for anyone of good fitness (ie you don’t need to be super fit to do it over seven days but do need good walking fitness).

    Lots of info on the internet, I particularly liked this: https://www.hillwalktours.com/hiking-scotland/west-highland-way-trail-info which shows the profile.

    10 places, staying in different accommodation on the way – mixture of hostel and B&B.

    Price: £242 – you will also probably need £15 ish for taxi transfers.  This includes seven nights accommodation, with breakfast included on three mornings, and baggage transfers.

    I have a factsheet with full details of the accommodation plus some other details about transport and other practicalities, so if you want a copy of this, please email me at rachel.johnson@cantab.net

Previous Walking Holiday Locations

Christmas Party & New Year Holiday

Both the Christmas party and New Year holiday to Llangollen are now open for bookings. Please email to book your place.