Weekend Away Malhamdale March 2023

Away weekend 2023 - HF Malhamdale, Friday 24th March 2023 4pm - Monday 27th March 2023

As the new Walks Secretary, I have been looking into HF holidays for next year, 2023.  In recent years, our fabulous away weekends, have been in the autumn, at the end of October or beginning of November.  So just to change it up a bit, I’ve been looking at dates towards the end of March 2023, when the daylight hours are longer, although it could possibly be colder, but hopefully there will be beautiful spring flowers at that time of year.  I know this means paying another deposit, before this year’s away weekend in November has taken place, but if there is enough interest in going next March, then we need to secure the booking now.  If all goes well, the next weekend away would be March 2024. 

With this in mind, we have a provisional booking for 30 people at HF Malhamdale Friday 24th March 2023 4pm -  Monday 27th March 2023 10am, for 3 nights, self-guided.  This includes bed, breakfast, dinner and packed lunches Saturday and Sunday, with bedrooms in both Newfield Hall and The Annex. Including our free place allocation and walking group discount, the approx. cost is £299.00 per person.  There are a limited number of single rooms available, so if you are willing to share a twin room, please let me know when booking your place. Non-walking partners are most welcome. 

We have been allocated a range of room types for 2 people, so please let me know your preference for two single beds or one double bed, as this information is required on the booking form. 

I will plan for 4 walks; an afternoon walk on the Friday, full day walks on Saturday and Sunday, with a slightly shorter walk on Monday.  This weekend is when the clocks go forward, so we’ll have one hours less sleep on the Saturday but an extra hour of daylight on the Sunday. 

If you would like to book a place on this group away weekend, please email me asap., and if we get enough people interested in going, then I will send you details of how to pay the required deposit of £75.00.  Which will need to be with me by 10/07/2022.  Deposits to HF are non-refundable but if a replacement person is found, then I would be in a position to do so. 

The balance will then be due on 08/02/2023. 

Travel information - Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire.  BD23 4AA.  
By train, the most convenient station for Newfield Hall, is Skipton.  Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.  The 8 and a half mile journey from Skipton to Newfield Hall takes approximately 25 mins and can be made by taxi, pre booked with HF’s recommended taxi company, Station Taxis.  As a guide price, it cost £14 per 4 seater taxi in 2022.  Please pre book your taxi, at least 7 days in advance.  

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lizzie Bridge.  E&H Walks Secretary  essexandherts.walks@ldwa.org.uk


Newfield Hall, Malhamdale