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

  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    Mon
    29
    May
    2017
    Langdale, Lake District

    Langdale, Lake District

    Price: £84 (breakfast included)

    Places: 12

    Opens: 8pm on 23 February 2016 at the social at the Malt Cross, Nottingham.

    Leader: Volunteer required!

    "No mountain profile in Lakeland arrests and excites the attention more than that of the Langdale Pikes ..." (Wainwright 1958, Harrison Stickle 2).
    We have booked the YHA Langdale, a Victorian mansion in a great location in the Lake District. So if you want to be excited and arrested, join us on this Lake District adventure!

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    16
    Jul
    2017
    Eyam, Derbyshire

    Eyam, Derbyshire

    Price: £24 (breakfast included - dinner payable separately see below)

    Places: 10

    Opens: Pub meet on Thursday 27 April at the Lincolnshire Poacher in Nottingham

    Leader: Rob Lievesley

    Not sure whether weekends are for you? This weekend gives you a chance to try it out. There will be a walk from Eyam on the Saturday, staying Saturday night in the Eyam YHA with the option of joining the walk from Hathersage on the Sunday. Dinner on Saturday night will be at Stellas Kitchen - yummy Afro Caribbean food which will be £25, payable separately in cash. You can read some reviews here.

    This is a new starters weekend with priority given to those who have not been on a weekend with the group. The weekend will open for new starters on Monday 17 April (with sign up by email/Facebook) and then for others at the pub meet at the Lincolnshire Poacher in Nottingham pub meet on Thursday 27 April.

  • Fri
    21
    Jul
    2017
    Idwal

    Idwal YHA, Bethesda

    Price: £36 (no breakfast)

    Places: 16

    Opens: 8pm on 23 March 2017 at the social at the Brewery Tap, Derby.

    Leader: Phil Bridden

    We have booked the YHA Idwal, a cottage hostel in the Ogwen Valley, close to Snowdon. Idwal is a self-catering hostel with many great walks nearby.

  • Fri
    25
    Aug
    2017
    Mon
    28
    Aug
    2017
    Pwll Deri

    Crown Inn, Beeston

    Price: £60 (breakfast not included)

    Places: 16

    Opens: 8pm on 27 April 2017 at the social at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham

    Leader: Phil Bridden

    We have booked the remote clifftop YHA Pwll Deri. Pwll Deri is a self-catering hostel with a lovely conservatory – enjoy glorious views out to the sea whilst enjoying your delicious home cooked meals. Walks will mainly be coastal on the stunning Pembrokeshire coast path.

  • Sat
    16
    Sep
    2017
    Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Lochalsh, Scotland

    Price: £102 (no breakfast)

    Places: 14

    Opens: 8pm on 26 January 2017 at the social at the Victoria, Beeston

    Leader: Rachel Johnson/Phil Bridden

    For those who fancy going a bit further afield, we have booked a hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands for a week in mid-September.

    Details of the accomodation. There are two double rooms for couples, with the remainder of the places being in twin rooms.

    It’s in a small settlement, with limited facilities, although there is a hotel with a restaurant 15 minutes walk away.

    Lochalsh is one of the Scottish Highlands' best areas for walking, with everything from gentle lochside strolls to Munroe-bagging ridge walks such the Five Sisters of Kintail and the South Glen Shiel Ridge.

    The lodge is 18 miles from the Skye bridge, or 10 miles to the community-run ferry to Skye at Glenlg. Skye has a spectacular landscape with mountains, glens and a rugged coastline, options include the Cuillin Ridge, the dramatic cliffs of the Quirang and the neighbouring Island of Raasay, with its stunning views back to the Cuillins.

    There are options (both walks and sightseeing) in both Lochalsh and Skye to suit everyone.

    This eBrochure covers the area in more detail.

  • Thu
    28
    Dec
    2017
    Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    Llangollen

    Llangollen, Wales

    Price: £86 (breakfast not included)

    Places: 24

    Opens: AGM

    Leader: Rachel Johnson/Phil Bridden – please feel free to volunteer to lead any walks!

    We have exclusive hire of the lovely independent hostel in Llangollen.

    The hostel is in the centre of Llangollen, a “Walkers are Welcome” town on the North Welsh border. The hostel has a log burner to enjoy tea and cakes after a long day’s winter walking. There are high and low level walking options in the surrounding area, with many walks straight from the hostel. Low level walks include the Dee Valley, Llangollen Canal and Offa’s Dyke; high level walks include the Berwyn mountains and the Clwydian range. Snowdonia is about an hour’s drive for mountain options.

    Note that the website says that breakfast is included; however, it isn’t included for exclusive hire of the hostel, so won’t be included for our stay, although we do have complimentary tea and coffee.

    This is a nice guide to the area.

Previous Walking Holiday Locations

Weekend availability
Places still available on weekends.
Places still available for the August bank holiday weekend in Pembrokeshire, the New Starters weekend in July and Idwal in Snowdonia.