Big Weekend 2021 – Malham

In the hope that Covid restrictions will have eased significantly by next 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.


The Field Studies Centre at Malham Tarn

Malham Cove


Friday 8 October to Monday 11 October 2021


Further information will appear here nearer the time including booking and activity preference forms.

The cost:

Information on costs will be released nearer the time, but accommodation is expected to be within the range of £45-65 a night.

Dress Code:

There is no dress code!

The programme:


It is still too early to plan specific activities, so further information on these will only be released nearer the event.

However, it is very likely that Stan will run his railway walk between two stations on the iconic Settle & Carlisle Railway, another walk will explore the dramatic limestone scenery around Malham, and there may be a possibility of a caving trip to witness the even more dramatic limestone features below ground.

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.