Derwentwater trip - Dec 2018

Why not join us for a trip to the Lake District from 28-Dec to 31-Dec for some trail running?  What a great way to get some fresh air and exercise between the indulgences of Christmas and New Year!  

Picture from Derwentwater trip - Dec 2018

We're organising an informal trail running break for Serpie members over the long weekend between Christmas and New Year.

The dates are Fri 28 Dec to Mon 31 Dec and we will be based in Derwentwater Independent Hostel, just south of Keswick in the Lake District. The hostel is in the rather splendid Barrow House, close to the lake in the gorgeous valley of Borrowdale.

Regular Serpie Trail leaders Alan, Hisayo and Catharine will lead a selection of social runs on the Saturday and Sunday (and probably a shorter run on the Monday morning too). Exact routes to depend on weather and who signs up, but between us we expect to offer everything from beginner-friendly jogs up to marathon-ish long runs. It will be trail and fell running rather than mountaineering, so if ice and snow prevail on the summits we will confine our routes to lower levels - no ice-axe required!

In addition to the running between us we will ensure we have a group dinner in the evenings and expect the group will self-organise walks, forays to the gear shops in Keswick.   

To keep organisation simple we're asking everyone to book their own bunk in the hostel. So if you'd like to come, please:

1. Book yourself a bed in Derwentwater Independent Hostel, to check in on Fri 28 Dec and check out on Mon 31 Dec (3 nights). 

2. Add your name to the Event Planner (log in and click "Add to My Events") so that we know you're coming and can include you on any emails about the trip.

The hostel is very popular that weekend and is filling up first, so book promptly to avoid disappointment - when the hostel is full, so is our trip!

Getting there: if you travel during the daytime on the Friday it can all be done by public transport - more details nearer the time. Alternatively, you could use the event planner to arrange lift shares.

If you have any queries please email Alan Hall.

Submitted: 26 November 2018