House Party


 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 Cumbria, Northumberland, Wales and Yorkshire. Daylight hours are spent enjoying the great outdoors, whilst the evenings are occupied by eating, drinking, singing, laughing, and we have been known to do the odd dance or two.


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.


Ruth is organising the next house party, which will take place at Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, western Lake District, from Friday 29th December 2017 for 4 nights.  For further details, please contact Ruth via


Carols at Muncaster Castle 2016/7

Updated: 21Feb17