About Guildford Outdoor Group Guildford Outdoor Group – who are we and what do we do? We are a broad mix of people with a love of fun and the countryside. The group currently has around 50 members aged 25 to 40+ from all over Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. We organise activities most weekends (usually on a Sunday) and weekends away at least once a month. We enjoy walking, cycling and a complete range of other activities in Guildford and surrounding areas in Surrey and Hampshire. The Group is affiliated to the Youth Hostel Association of England and Wales so we often organise trips staying in Youth Hostels, but we also go camping and use camping barns. In addition, we meet regularly on Wednesdays to take advantage of the local countryside (local hostelries!) and sport/leisure facilities. New members are always welcome! Phone:Nicola 0870 3219937 or John 0870 3219938 (8p/min day, 4p/min eve, 2p/min w/ends, charges for calls from mobiles vary) Web:Email:www.gog.org.uk email@example.com Prog Sec: - Nancy, Jo Publicity: - Nicola Newsletter Ed: - tbc Members: Events Booking Details (The small print) You will only be booked on a trip if the organizer has received full payment by the date stated on the programme. Once the booking has been made no refunds will be available through the group. Refund details through the YHA are available in the handbook. Please write details of the trip(s) on the back of your cheque, cash should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your name and trip details. Cheques should be made payable to:“Guildford Outdoor Group” (unless otherwise stated). Cheques (Not cash!) may be posted in advance to the treasurer. In the event of a trip being over subscribed, bookings will be made on a “first paid first served” basis. Please note the following EC Directive on Holiday Organisers: “Any transport sharing arrangements made are deemed to be between individuals and it is the responsibility of the individual participant to satisfy themselves that the driver has appropriate insurance cover. Everyone taking part in activities of the Group does so at their own risk. Neither the Group nor the YHA will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any group event or in connection with travel to any such event, however caused.” If you have any comments please contact a member of the committee. Affiliated with the Youth Hostel Association (England and Wales) Guildford Outdoor Group Outdoor & Social Pursuits all around the UK Programme July - September 2007 Chair: - Tim M Sec: - Ken Treasurer: - Jill D Web: -John JULY Sun 1st Jazz in the Gardens at Loseley Park,18:30 to 22:00. Bring picnic. Price : Tickets £15 (£12 in advance). Booking Info : Contact: 01483 576882/537317 Enjoy an evening walk taking in St Martha’s Hill and Wed the Tillingbourne. Meet 8pm in car park on Halfpenny 4th Lane (OS Landranger map 186, grid ref. TQ021484). Afterwards in the Percy Arms, Chilworth. Sat 7th Sun 8th Birthday Bash! - help Nicola see in another fabulous year and the perfect excuse for a good night out in Guildford! - details to follow via e-mail. Guildford Boundary Walk. A 20 mile walk which circumnavigates Guildford. £3.50 entry fee. Further LDWA/UO details at www.ldwasurrey.co.uk S Richard Keith Amy Wed 1st AUGUST Pitch and Putt, 19:00 till dusk. Meet at Frimley Park Lodge Pavilion. Amy Jo SEPTEMBER Walk - Hambledon, Hascombe and the Hurtwood. Sun Meet Hambledon car park at end of lane opposite 2nd churchyard at 10am (OS Grid: SU970389).12 miles. Pub lunch. Wed 5th Nigel Sun 9th Kerry Cinema Night, Guildford. See e-mail nearer the time for film choice and meeting time. 12 mile walk, taking in Waggoners Wells, Ludshott Common, the edges of Liphook, and Hammer Bottom. Meet at 10:00 for a 10:15 start at the Waggoners Wells car Park near Grayshott, SU 863344. Bring a packed lunch. Walk. Details to follow Pub Social. New and Prospective members extremely welcome. Time and location to be advertised nearer the event. Nicola Ben Nigel Fri Pub Social - Weyside Inn, Guildford 8pm. New and 3rd Prospective members very welcome Walk - Leith Hill and Friday Street. Meet at National Trust's Landslip car park below Leith Hill Sun near Coldharbour village at 10am (OS Grid: 5th TQ147432). Distance 12 miles. Pub lunch at Friday Street Thur 9thTues 14th Sun 12th Sat 18th Trip to Switzerland - Mountain walking and fireworks at the closure of the annual Fetes de Geneve in Geneva. There's still time to book so contact Kerry for further details. 12 mile walk starting from Gomshall station (GR 089479). Meet 10:30am. West Wittering Beach Day Out. Meet at café in car park at 10:30am. Walk/Beach day out. Poss BBQ/Pub meal. Evening Walk - The Barley Mow Pub in The Sands Wed 22nd just east of Farnham, distance 4 miles with an optional extra 3/4 to Waverley Abbey ruins. Map reference is OS Landranger 186 (GR 882463) with a 7.30 pm start. Bank Holiday Camping in Dorset. Staying in the Amy Jane Nicola Sun 16th Wed 19th Nicola/Jo Pub Social at Wetherspoons, Guildford. Meet from Wed 6:30pm for a meal and a chat. Prospective and New 11th members especially welcome! Tim Larmer Tree Festival. Weekend camping in rural Fri Dorset, combining a unique blend of music, creative 13th Phil Mord. workshops, street theatre artists and food/drink from 15th around the world. Guilfest, Stoke Park, Guildford. Find out more and Fri 13th - book tickets at http://www.guilfest.co.uk. Contact Lee 15th if you'd like to meet up. Picnic and Open Air Theatre, Polesden Lacey Sat 14th The Merry Wives of Windsor. Matinee 2.30pm 5:30pm (Meet at 1:00pm for picnic) Grass £10 / Groups £9.00 (pre-book only) Wine Tasting & Piano Bar. Meet 2:30pm at Denbies Sat for "Wine experience" tour at 3pm 21st http://www.denbiesvineyard.co.uk. Afterwards meal at Watermill pub then onto the Piano Bar, Reigate. Wed 25th Evening Walk - Meet at Harrow Pub in Compton on B311, 7:45pm. Further details to follow Tim Lee Jane Fri Local Groups Gathering at Holmbury St Mary YH 21st- Quiz, Walk, Barn Dance & Barbecue. Organised Sun by Croydon YHA. Details to follow. 23rd White Water Rafting and Walking, North Wales. Looking for a little more excitement in your life? Well why not join me for a spot of White Water Rafting?! I'll be heading for the National White Water Centre on the Tryweryn river, near Bala. Cost for rafting will be approx £40 depending on numbers. www.ukrafting.co.uk for more info. If that doesn't tickle your fancy then there's plenty of other stuff to do around Bala (www.bala.co.uk), ranging from water sports to taking it easy on the steam locomotive. General plan is to go up one of the local peaks (perhaps Aran Benllyn & Aran Fawddwy, approx 900m) on the Saturday and then do the white water rafting Sunday morning. Accomodation will be at Bala Bunkhouse (www.balabunkhouse.co.uk), cost being £12 per night. Booking details to follow shortly. Elaine Elaine Jane John Dual Centre Mountain Biking in South Wales. Sat 28th Saturday at Cwm Carn, Sunday at Afan Argoed. Sun Saturday night camping at Cwm Carn and eat in 29th Risca (probably volcanic curry!). Front suspension bikes required. Book by 30 June. Cost approx. £20 + food and travel. . Sun Milland Marsh walk [Hants / Sussex Borders] - lovely 29th summer walk with fine views and bright golden cornfields - c.8 miles - start 11am heart of Purbeck at Burnbake Campsite (www.burnbake.com), a lovely site set in woodland. All tents/cars have to be pre-booked, cost for 1 Fri car/tent and 1 person is £37 for 3 nights (includes 24th £5 booking fee and £5 car pass). Extra people in Phil Mord. Mon each tent are £3 per night. To pre-book please send 27th Phil your cheques for the full amount listed above payable to Guildford Outdoor Group together with your car registration #, name and address. Book by 3rd July. Fri 31st Programme Planning. Meet 8pm at George Abbot, Guildford Jo/Nancy Fri 28thSun 30th Nancy Nicola More Information: Check out our Website at www.gog.org.uk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Bulletins & Updates: Did you know we run an e-mailing list? We send out a message with final details for every event on our programme, we also send out messages about additional events you might like to find out about. Email email@example.com if you would like to join the list.