Slugs Events October 09 – April 10


24th – 25th October: Peak District Weekend

A weekend based at Bill and Elen’s near Leek (overlooking The Roaches) with opportunities for climbing, walking, biking, or just socialising.  Plenty of floor-space (or camp in the field).                                                                                       Contact: Bill and Elen on 01538  300028  BillBoley at

                                                                                                                              Saturday 21st November: Mountain Biking from Slaidburn

Cycle Salter Fell, off-road from Slaidburn to Wray. Return journey is quiet moorland roads. Not too technical, but long hills. (You need a mountain bike and a bit of stamina) Come back to Ken and Anne’s afterwards for food. Bad weather alternative will be to whizz round the new single-track stuff at Gisburn Forest. (Routes there for all abilities if you’d like to come out for the day but don’t fancy a long ride over Salter Fell).                                                                                                                         Contact: Ken and Anne on 01200  425841daykin at


Saturday 12th December: More mountain biking



We can't go cycling on 6th December after all - we're away that weekend - so it has been moved to the following weekend:Saturday 12th December. Other details are the same, either Gisburn Forest or Salter Fell, (unless assembled cyclists feel like going somewhere else!) Hope you can still make it!    Thanks, Anne and Ken                                                Contact: Ken and Anne as above


Saturday 9th January: Caving in the Dales

Phil will organize a trip suitable for the weather and the SLUGS who express interest. All are welcome to spend Saturday night at Phil and Rosie’s so you can have a well-balanced weekend of caving and walking! (see following event)                                            Meet in Bernie’s at 10:00, but check with Phil first!                                                                                         Contact Phil: on 01254 37688  phil at'

Sunday 10th January: Walking around Silverdale

A pleasant post-festivities ramble in the quiet and pretty Arnside and Silverdale area, to make a change from the Lakes or Dales.                                                                    Contact: Phil and Rosie


Sunday 21st February: Orienteering at Delamere Forest

Orienteering for everybody, in Delamere Forest near Warrington. There will be easy courses as well as harder courses, and you don’t have to run! Details are yet to be finalised, so look on the Dee Orienteering Club website nearer the date, or ask Pete and Meg. Delamere Forest is also a nice place for a walk and a picnic, or bike ride on pleasant forest tracks.                                                                                                     Contact: Pete and Meg on 01945  263507   pete.meg at


20th – 21st March: Kinlochleven

A weekend in the Fell and Rock hut at Kinlochleven, and a chance to walk the Mamores, Glen Coe, or even Ben Nevis. No promises about the weather though!  We will have to book beds in advance, so if you fancy coming let us know.                   Contact: Ken and Anne  01200 425841   daykin at


And Later next year:

Summer 2010: Tresviso and the Picos de Europa

This may seem a long way off to notoriously-noncommital Slugs, but plans are afoot for a two week holiday in Tresviso. This is not about caving (though that’s always an option!) nor is it about reunions and nostalgia. It’s simply a beautiful place with lots of opportunity for outdoor activity: walking and scrambling, biking and climbing, visiting the coast, or strolling to the bar. It’s five years since the last one, and a great sociable holiday.                                                                                                 Carolyn has offered to handle the organising with the village. Options are probably camping (on top of the hill, without cows or their residue this time), youth hostel, bunkhouse, or hotel. We're looking at the first two weeks of August, to coincide with the fiesta.                                                                                                                   Let Phil and Rosie know if you think you might want to come along.
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Skiing in January

Contact Phil if you want to join the Slugs ski trip in January. This will be planned and arranged at the last minute to take advantage of any cheap deals, so make up your mind now so Phil can book something without chasing up “possibly-maybes”