Socials and Weekends Away   (Click here for socials archive)

As the weekends away and meals out are always oversubscribed and tend to fill up almost as soon as they hit the website, we have to restrict them to current members of SWG40s. However, everyone is welcome on a pub night out, especially if you are new to the group or you are thinking about joining us.

Before booking onto a weekend, please read the weekends away booking information on the FAQ Page.

Weekends and Trips

Summer Social on Friday 4 Aug


Date: Friday 4 August 2023
Time: 7pm

Details: Summer Social at Neither Edge Bowling Club

More details coming soon for the Friday night social

Event Details

Weekend in Nidderdale - ACCOMMODATION FULL, please book your own or add your name to the waiting list for cancellations


Date: 8-10 September

Details: We are having a weekend away in Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale on Friday 8 th September to Sunday 10 th September 2023.

If there is enough interest we will be booking a shared house House
The maximum for the house will be 9 (due to the bedrooms) and the price will be: £115 per person for 2 nights (based on 9 people sharing the house this will allow a small amount for tea/coffee/milk). All bedrooms have on-suite facilities. This will be on a first come first served basis with no refund of deposit paid unless someone can take your place. Otherwise it will be book your accommodation with various facilities listed below:

The Crown Inn – Rooms available on
Talbot House:Talbot
Harefield Hall:Harefield
Riverside Caravan Park - may do camping (details to follow when they re-open).
There will be an organised meal on Saturday evening (details to follow).

Walks will include: Brimham Rocks and Nidderdale Moors. Volunteers to lead any other walk would be appreciated – please let Jillian know.
To book a place please text Jillian on: 07771960531 with your full name. If you are booking your own accommadation please text in so that you will be included in all communications for walks and meals etc.

Event Details

Weekend at the Chamois Mountaineering club, Ceunant in North Wales


Date: coming in 2024

Details: Details: We are planning a weekend at the Chamois Mountaineering club, Ceunant in North Wales, Snowdonia, approximately 10 minutes drive from Llanberis and Caernarfon.
Chamois offers a self-catering bunkhouse accommodation for groups.
Chamois club

Walks will be organised with James walking in the Snowdonia National park. This is a great opportunity to explore a wonderful area and and ascend the highest peak in Wales. Both walks will have a maxium number of 20 people.

We would need a minimum of 10 people to book a bed at £15 per night to go a head with this weekend. This would be staying for Friday and Saturday night.
The deposit cost is £10 per person.
Accomodation is basic and you would need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet,duvet,pillow case and towel. This would be sharing a dormitory room with other group members.
You would need to bring your own food.
If there are less than 10 people you may be able to sign in as a guest with a S40WG member that is also a member of Chamois.

If you are booking your own accommodation please register with Mandy so that you are not missed off the list. Each walk has a max of 20 people.

If you would like to book a place for Chamois please contact Mandy on 07586842361.

Title Yr Wyddfa ( Snowdon) South Ridge, Ascent 3182 feet
Distance 8 miles, Time 5 to 6 hours
Start time 10am
start Rhyd-Ddu railway station GR SH 571525
route From the station (Welsh Highland Railway) up Rhyd-Ddu path to Pen ar Lon.Path to quarry at Bwlch Cwm Llan. Amazing views down. Then up hill some steps to the ridge. Some easy scrambling involved.Then onto Bwlch Main.Follow this ridge to summit. It is a little exposed but has a very good path. From the summit we go back down Bwlch Main to the fork for the Rhyd-Ddu path which we follow down back to the start.
Notes NO DOGS. Although the walk is 8 miles as can be seen from the route half of it is the ascent. Bwlch Main (South ridge )is a little exposed but quite safe and amazing views.( Weather permitting). We did this route several years ago on our last visit to "the hut".
leader James

Title Moel Eilio Horseshoe, Ascent 2650 feet
Distance 8.5 miles, time 4.5hrs to 5.5 hrs
start time 10am
start Junction of the main street in Llanberis with road called Ffordd Capel Goch GR SH57746040. Opposite the Padarn lake hotel
route. From Llanberis walk up some lanes and then climb over a stile eventually reaching Bwlch y Groes. We then climb the north ridge of Moel Eilio 2381 feet. Then to Foel Gogh (1984 feet) via Foel Gron (1945 feet). We descend to a col and take the path back to Llanberis.
Notes NO DOGS. A less popular route but with amazing views.( Weather permitting) Several ascents when following this route.
leader James

Dates may be subject to change if another group books the hut and you will be notified in advance if dates were to change. We will not pay any deposit until we have enough people interested the weekend away.

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