Big Weekend 2021 – Malham
In the hope that Covid restrictions will have eased significantly by this October, we’re planning ahead for the Big Weekend 2021.
The Big Weekend is the OWPG’s annual gathering.
The Big Weekend provides a great opportunity for members to meet friends old and new, to share experiences, learn new things and participate in the running of our Guild. In short, we can – fingers duly crossed – continue the process of re-establishing our participation in a more normal world*.
* Obviously with the proviso that local or wider lockdowns don’t cause further mayhem and under the COVID-secure guidelines in operation at the time.
Friday 8 October to Monday 11 October 2021
Rates are inclusive of all meals and are expected to be £47 per person per night for three nights, £50 per night for two nights and £60 for one night only.
There is no dress code!
AGM and Awards Ceremony.
As usual the Guild’s AGM will take place at 4pm on the Saturday and the annual Awards ceremony/dinner will take place on the Saturday evening.
Booking is now open for members wishing to attend the Guild’s Big Weekend and AGM at Malham, in the Yorkshire Dales, from Friday October 8 to Monday October 11 2021.
Our venue is the Field Studies Council’s Malham Tarn centre, which is superbly positioned overlooking Malham Tarn nature reserve, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales limestone country and close to the dramatic faultline features of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.
For those wishing to arrive by train, it’s seven miles from Settle station on the celebrated Leeds-Settle-Carlisle route and we hope to offer collection and drop-off from either there, or nearby Giggleswick (on the Lancaster line).
Accommodation is in twin to seven-bed (same sex) rooms, with some sole occupancy available for a small surcharge. Rates are inclusive of all meals and are expected to be £47 per person per night for three nights, £50 per night for two nights and £60 for one night only.
Planned activities include an all-day walk, taking in limestone pavement, Malham Cove and the Buck Inn, at Malham village.
Stan Abbott will draw from research for his new book, Walking the Line, to lead a walk from the Settle-Carlisle Railway, in nearby Dentdale.
Other activities will include the chance to try caving and a narrative non-fiction workshop.
Once downloaded, save the Accommodation file so it has your name in the title, complete it, and then return your form to the BW organiser, Stan Abbott, at email@example.com.
You will also need to send a deposit of £60 to Ronald our Treasurer (bank details on accomodation form) unless your total comes to less than £60.