August 2016

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A weekend of contrasts as on Saturday the weather denied us the hills. 50-60 mph winds, very heavy rain and low cloud was provided for the group of five. Phil was leading on Sunday for another group albeit the wind had dropped rain and cloud persisted near Llanberis. This walk, 13 miles and 3500 ft, above the Sychnant Valley after

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While trawling the internet I was delighted to see the continued existence of the Gentian Club. In the early seventies I had just left school in Jersey and like many young islanders I was yearning for the experience of large open spaces. Joining the YHA was a natural choice at the time and George Watkins

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The meet closing date now appears at the end of other meet details. It will normally be around three weeks before the meet but may be earlier where the accommodation provider requires more notice to adjust numbers.

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Fri 09/09/16 – Sun 11/09/16 Places are still available on this meet. The Upper Ceiriog Trail (14m) can be joined from the door of the Centre and passes 3 km N of the Club trigpoint. A drive will reach the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall for a route into the Berwyns with their expansive vistas and birds

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All, Independent Hostels have posted the ‘Badrallach Bothy on Little Loch Broom’ blog written by Mike following the Clubs’ visit to the area earlier in the year. Included is a short piece about the Club to attract more members. Thanks to Steve B and Ted for organising and to Mike for the article. Have a good

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Independent Hostel Guide Independent hostels, like youth hostels, have private rooms and dorms, flexible lengths of stay and self catering kitchens.  Designed with walkers and cyclist in mind they have drying rooms, boot racks and no chintz. Bunkhouses and camping barns are both types of independent hostels.  All hostels welcome groups and are able to let