National Events: short walking breaks
From Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point on the British mainland to Lands End via the Peak District, Lake District, Pennines and the North and South Downs. From the Black Cullin of the Isle of Skye to the Blackgang Chine dinosaurs on the Isle of White, Footprints offers a selection of walking weekends and short breaks at various locations around the country. We call these National Events and for insurance reasons they are open to members only.
The format of these short breaks varies slightly from event to event, with the classic format being two or more nights' accommodation at a country house, hotel, B&B, youth hostel or bunkhouse. There are one or, more usually, two led walks each day. Most weekend breaks are full board (ie packed lunches provided) subject to availability. Youth hostel accommodation offers the option of self catering for those who prefer that. If a break is in your local area you are always welcome to attend as a day walker.
Next National Event
National events can book up quickly, particularly those that happen on bank holiday weekends. You can see a complete listing of forthcoming National events by visiting the link below.
Browse through the list and if you see a national event that interests you contact us now!
A basic outline of events appears in the newsletter and on this website. Once you book on a specific break full information is sent to you in advance including accommodation details, directions and where practical a provisional walks programme and guest list.
For youth hostel weekends you do not need to be a YHA member as the club has group membership. Footprints does though recommend the YHA as a worthwhile organisation to join, and you can become a member online or at any hostel at a cost of £15 per year: for more information visit the YHA website www.yha.org.uk.