SLUGS EVENTS  November 08 – April 09


Saturday 29th November   Dudley Limestone Mines

Jes says: We would like to advertise a trip to Dudley limestone mines on the canal boat. Meet at the car park (off Birmingham Road, Dudley) say 1.30 for 2.00 pm trip.

There are other limestone activities if good weather, or a canal tunnel walk. Back to our house for party evening Saturday 29th and a relaxing walk on Cannock Chase on Sunday.

Dudley Canal Tunnel is on the A4123 Birmingham New road, Dudley
3 miles from junction 2 of the M5, 6 miles from junction 10 of the M6



Location of Dudley canal trip into limestone mines

29th November 2008 about 1.30 for 2.00


Black Country museum is next door for earlier visit for those that like Victoriana


Afterwards- walk through one of the longer canal tunnels- Netherton Tunnel.


There is also the famous Dudley bug to discover


Back to Walsall for supper




Contact Jes and Gill on:  01922 693488

12 Watermeadow Drive, Shelfield Walsall WS4 1TA


Sunday 7th December    Mountain biking round Skiddaw

Meet at the railway station car park in Keswick at 10 o’clock. You need a mountain bike, but you don’t need to be super-fit.

Contact Anne and Ken on:  01200  425841


Weekend 10th – 11th January     Trough of Bowland

Come for a walk in the Trough of Bowland on Saturday, followed by food and fun at Anne and Ken’s afterwards. More walking, or a local bike ride on Sunday. First to ask gets the spare bed, plenty of floor-space for any-one else!

Contact Anne and Ken on:  01200  425841


Saturday 31st January   Orienteering at Colomendy, near Mold

Orienteering for all abilities, and walking in the Llewiddian Hills.

Based at Colomendy centre for outdoor education located at Loggerheads on A494 Mold to Ruthin road, 2 ½  miles west of Mold (GR SJ199623)

Contact Pete and Meg on:  01925  263507


Saturday 21st February    Mountain Biking

Venue to be decided nearer the time, but probably Lakes, since Richard Morton has volunteered to coordinate. We might even make it a weekend in the Lakes, in which case speak to Ken and Anne.

Phone Richard on:  01900  825863

Anne and Ken on:  01200  425841





Saturday 21st March     Fetch your kite to Crosby Dunes

There is an orienteering event, which is well worth doing, but even if you don’t fancy that, it’s a nice place for a walk and a great place to fly a kite and have a picnic.

High Town Dunes, near Crosby, about 10 am

Park at Crosby coastguard station (GR  SD 298004)

Phone Pete and Meg for details (01925  263507)


Saturday 28th March    Coniston Fourteen

This used to be a regular on the SLUGS calendar. Relive your lost youth, or find out what you were missing all those years ago. Come for a fourteen mile run round Lake Coniston.


Accommodation for Saturday night at Rawhead in Langdale. Let Ken and Anne know so they can reserve some beds. (01200  425841)

Go to:    Or just come for a weekend in the Lakes.


Easter 10th -13th April

We’re away rock climbing in the South of France. If any-one wants arrange a Sluggy trip somewhere, we’ll circulate details!


Other Stuff:

There is very likely to be a skiing trip last week in January. Contact John Boardman. If he isn’t organizing it he’ll tell you who is!

John:  07775 796270


We haven’t planned a Scottish trip for this winter – we thought we’d try and go at short notice when there’s some proper winter weather forecast. Drop us a line if you’d like us to keep you in the loop.

(01200  425841)


Tresviso 2010

Carolyn Ginnever is coordinating a return visit . She says: I get the impression that people are not thinking about the next Tresviso holiday yet. Please ask them to think about:
a) If they are going
b) How many people and  what sort of accommodation would they like (camping, Youth hostel (IYH card required), Hotel/taberna)

c) Dates

 Then that I can begin to get an idea of what will be happening and be able to talk with the national park for the permissions we need. Also, if anyone has any ideas on anything that might need preparing beforehand then let me know.