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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

Luxmuralis Christmas Light show at Sheffield Cathedral


Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Details: Tickets are now on sale and will sell out, so book early to avoid disapointment. Book your own ticket for the 8pm slot on Tuesday 30 November and meet up with other S40WG members.



Watch the Nativity story unfold and delight in Christmas celebrations as the Cathedral’s facade is transformed by light and digital artwork projections. The first part is outdoors with light projections that last around 20 minutes and then you enter the Cathedral to view more spectacular projections.
Refreshments such as mulled wine and mince pies maybe available inside.

It is a fab, unlifting, beautiful event full of Christmas spirit. You wont be disappointed and is a bargain at £7.50.

Meet outside the Cathedral 10 minutes before the show, by the entrance gate. Wrap up warm, you will be stood outside for 20 to 30 mins.

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Christmas Meal at The White Lion FULL waiting list available


Date: Sunday 5 December 2021

Details: We are having our annual Christmas Dinner at the White Lion pub in Great Longstone. For those that don’t know this is a laid-back, cosy, bar-restaurant serving cask ales and good food.

Arrive at no later than 4.30 for dinner at 5pm.

Bookings open. Current Group Members of S40WG only on first come basis

Text Mandy 07586842361 with full name(s) to book a place. No text messages after 8PM please on any day.

Once you have received confirmation and payment instructions, your order must be paid for in full and menu choices sent to the group email with White lion as subject to secure your place.

The Christmas Dinner is £26 per person for a 3 course meal including raffle ticket that we will draw at the dinner. There will be no table service for drinks at the meal.


Don't forget your loose change for a jolly good tip. The staff do a fantastic job of organising this for us

When all the places are taken, there will have a waiting list should someone cancel. However, you will not have menu choices if the order has already been placed at the pub.
Refunds can only be given up to 20 November after that only if another member can take your place.

Please contact Mandy if you have booked on the dinner but can not go on 07586842361 ASAP.
If you FEEL UNWELL in any way please do not join the meal. We do have people on the waiting list that may take your place.

If there are any government restrictions regarding Covid19 you will be refunded.

Short and long walks will be organised to coincide with the Christmas Dinner, however you dont have to do a walk to join the meal.

Some members bring a change of clothes but entirely up to you.

The White Lion is on Main Street, Great Longstone, Bakewell, DE45 1TA. There is a large car park behind the pub or on street parking.

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Week Away in Pitlochry SCOTLAND. - FULL - waiting list available


Date: 22 - 29 April 2022

Details: Pitlochry is in the heart of Scotland with plenty of fantastic walking, beautiful scenery and lots to see and do.

Walks and a group meal will be organised near the time.

Roseburn Group Accommodation

14 people = £155 per week full occupancy
10 people = £215 per week

4 doubles, 3 twins

We will book the accommodation with members paying a deposit.
Rooms will be allocated depending on availability, eg doubles and twins, males and females
It will be first come first served, we will keep a reserve list in case there are any cancellations for the group accommodation.

The group accommodation is fully booked , if you would like to put your name on the reserve list should someone cancel please contact Mandy on 0758 6842361

Let us know if you would like to go to Pitlochry but prefer to book you own place.
You don't have to go for the full week if you are booking your own accommodation.

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Weekend Away Llangollen NORTH WALES next booking 10 JAN 2022


Date: 10 - 12 June 2022

Details: Llangollen is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by dramatic scenery, a ruined castle, a canal and a steam railway.
Come and join us for a great weekend away and some fabulous walking.


2 nights Bed and Breakfast , Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June
If we book as a group we can get a lower price pp on the usual hotel charges

£47.50 per person per night based on two people sharing double/twin (usually £50)
£57.50 per person per night based on single room (first come basis) (usually £60)

We can try to help you with a room share if necessary

The Hand Hotel

Walks will be added at a later date. We can assure you we will find some excellent routes in the llangollen area. If you would like to lead a walk please contact Mandy.

To express interest for this accommodation contact Mandy on 0758 6842361. Let Mandy know in your text if you require a double, twin or a single, and you would like to book an extra night(s), eg Thursday night.

To reserve and secure rooms at these prices please pay a £10pp deposit asap and no later than 10 January 2022 for the next booking. You may book at a later date but rooms (especially singles) will be subject to availability from the hotel.

The deposit is non-refundable except if the booking is transferred to another member of Sheffield 40s.
The balance on payments will be due by 30 April 2022 and can only be refunded if another member can take your place.

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Weekend Away Alnmouth, NORTHUMBERLAND.


Date: 2-5 September 2022

Details: We are planning a weekend in Alnmouth, Northumberland.
Alnmouth is a coastal, picture postcard village with a tranquil beach and colourful cottages.

Walks and a group meal will be organised nearer the time

Sefton house group accommodation

A three night stay 2nd Friday, 3rd Saturday 4th Sunday

14 people = £108 full occupancy
10 people = £147 for 3 nights

3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single, 1 triple

A non refundable deposit of £35 will be charged to book the accommodation. We have one double room left and we will keep a reserve list in case there are any cancellations or you can book your own.

If you are staying on Sunday night, there is an option to visit Warkworth Castle and Hermitage on Monday.

We only have a double room left. To stay in the group accommodation contact Mandy on 0758 6842361.
You may add your name to the waiting list in case there are any canacellations.

Let us know if you would like to go to Alnmouth but prefer to book your own place.

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