After we had talked about the idea for several
years, we finally organised a weekend away for club members and their children
in February 1992. Since then we have held many successful house parties, mostly
around New Year, at various locations in
Until New Year 2012/13, we stayed in Youth Hostels, arranging exclusive use of the hostels with daytime access, and catering for ourselves. From January 2014, we have forsaken the YHA in favour of more comfortable accommodation, whilst retaining the original spirit of communal catering and entertainment. These up-market properties generally have fewer beds than hostels, so that places are more limited than in previous years, even though we no longer have children to accommodate.
next house party, which will take place at Lower
Damgate Farm in the Peak District, near the Manifold and
After several successful years, Ruth has decided to retire from her role as Houseparty organiser: Volunteers needed!
Walking from Muncaster Castle 2017/8