Footpath Maintenance Group:
Tuesday 5 May 2015
Task: Constructing steps, erecting wicket gate and clearing bramble.
A joint project with Erewash Ramblers
AMBER VALLEY RAMBLERS
SPRING 2016 AWAY BREAK
Monday 9 May to Friday 13 May 2016
The basic price is likely to be around £270 a person for shared en suite rooms and single en suite rooms (plus £10 a night for single occupancy of a double en suite room) for the four nights, inclusive of bed and breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
Glenthorne Guest House and Conference Centre
Easedale Road, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9QH
Tel: 015394 35389
Website ref: http://www.glenthorne.org
Glenthorne is a Victorian Country House sets in its own gardens in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations in Grasmere, within 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village on the road towards Easedale Tarn.The Main House was built in 1834 and there is an annex, Bankside, which was formerly the stables for Wordworth's Allan Bank.There is a drying room in the annex.There are stunning views towards Helm Crag and Silver How. There is a large car park.
The hotel has 26 rooms in total but some of these are not ensuite. We have provisionally reserved their 4 single en-suite rooms, which do not attract a single person supplement, and thirteen double en-suite rooms for either single or shared occupancy. There are 4 single rooms that are not en suite and they attract around a £25 discount if people are interested. The rooms all have central heating, tea and coffee-making facilities, and most rooms have access to free Wi-Fi.There is a comfortable lounge and sun room where afternoon tea and cake is served, with tea and coffee facilities available throughout the day.
The sample menus look good and the food claims to be traditional, varied and plentiful. Everything is home cooked and freshly prepared, mostly using locally-sourced ingredients. There is always a vegetarian option and other diets can be catered for if ordered in advance. Despite its Quaker connections, Glenthorne has a table licence so alcohol is available to purchase with the evening meal. They are happy for people to take their own drinks but there is a corkage fee of £3.00 a bottle.
I would like to get a rough idea of the interest in this break as soon as possible so I can firm up on the booking. If you are interested and want to reserve a provisional place, please contact me (Sue Glithero) before the end of May.
tel: 01332 664688
Please tell me if you have any specific dietary or other special requirements.
I shall send out reminders but I shall want £50 deposit a person no later than Friday 25 September 2015.The balance will be payable by Friday 29 January 2016.
Make your cheque payable to Ramblers' Association, Amber Valley Group and send to Sue Glithero at
20 Tregaron Close, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2TE