After two successful dinners in North Wales we return to the Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria.
The President writes: I have block booked rooms for our use, allocated on a first come, first served, basis. Please book directly with the hotel [negotiated a rate of £90 PN B&B for a standard double room]. When booking direct with the hotel mention the Rucksack Club rate. There are plenty of nearby camper van sites, but camper vans are not allowed on the hotel grounds.
Friday evening: Alex Nail, an award winning international landscape photographer, is our Principal Guest and I am delighted he has agreed to present his photography to us on Friday evening. Bar meals will be available…no need to book these in advance.
Saturday: I will lead a walk up and over Skiddaw and, I am sure, there will be lots of other activities available which we can detail nearer the time such as climbing, cycling, outdoor swimming or under water bog snorkelling.
Meet for drinks at 6.30pm for dinner at 7.00pm and the usual three short, but amusing, speeches.
Sunday: I will lead a walk over the hills at the back of Skiddaw, but I feel sure there will be other activities on offer or just do your own thing.
There is a booking form on the back of the July edition of Meetstaff for the Annual Dinner…hurry to book your place!