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2020/01/13 01:11:50 (permalink)

R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020

After a very successful WOTY to North Wales last year, our 2020 Weekend of the Year will be to beautiful Northumberland.  We’ll leave on Thursday 28th May, and return on Sunday 31st May.
 
With grateful assistance from Greg and Deb Harm, our R3 colleagues in the North East, we have a list of fantastic driving roads and some spectacular scenery to experience.  Our itinerary will include the following:
 
Thursday - travel via M1/M6 beyond Kendal, before we head north-east for a special 35-mile drive across the fells from Brough to Consett and then on to our hotels (see below).  You may of course choose to travel your own shorter independent route.
 
Friday - today we’ll experience the best driving roads in the area, much of it with little traffic, in a circuit of around 125 miles.  We’ll spend most of our time in the hills, heath and forest of the Northumberland National Park, taking in Kielder Forest and Kielder Water, including crossing into Scotland and back again.
 
Saturday - the Northumberland Coast is famous for its castles of Tynemouth, Warkworth, Alnwick and Bamburgh, and of course Holy (Lindisfarne) Island.  Today we’ll drive a coastal route with castle visits and stop-offs, perhaps for fish and chips and a walk on the beach.
 
Sunday - if we’re still up for more, we can drive a 40-mile stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, and get closer to the history by walking some, and visiting the popular Roman Army Museum, before heading off home.  Some however might just want to set straight off home - it’s your choice.
 
None of these activities are compulsory of course - if you wish to drive to Alnwick and spend all day exploring the castle and gardens, just do it.  Or you might just want a relaxing day off!
 
Hotels:  And what about relaxing? - Well, there’s so much interest in this trip that we may not fit into a single hotel together.  You therefore have a choice of 2 recommended hotels, one a little more expensive but with pool and spa facilities. 
 
A number of rooms have been reserved - see hotel, room type and price on the attached link, and after reading the remainder of this post, make your choice on a first come, first served basis.  You will not need to contact the hotel.
 
Battlesteads Hotel (www.battlesteads.com) in the picturesque village of Wark is a Pub, Hotel and Restaurant, with ample parking, offering beautifully appointed accommodation in individually styled rooms. Prices range from £105 - £175 per room per night, including breakfast. Certain rooms are ground floor, disabled friendly.
 
Just 24 minutes away is Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa (www.matfenhall.com), a stately home, with plenty of parking, and a more expensive option at £188 - £223 per room per night, including breakfast.  Facilities include heated swimming pool, spa areas and fitness suite.
 
Or you may wish to identify and book your own accommodation, hopefully in the Wark/Matfen area.
 
What’s next ?  
1.  Please confirm your attendance with a reply to this forum post, even if you have already verbally stated you would like to join the event.
 
2.  Please reconfirm by email to mark.grimwood1@btinternet.com so that I have your email address and please add your phone number.
 
3.  In your email, indicate your choice of hotel and your selected room type/ price (see linked document).  I will advise if your selection has already been taken.
 
 PCGB R10 UK WOTY H.. rooms May 2020.pdf
 
4.  On receipt of my confirmation of your selection, please send a non-refundable £50 deposit per room.
 
5.  After that, I will confirm room occupants with the hotels, for you to pay your dues (net of deposit) when you are there.
 
Dining options will be considered in due course once final numbers are in, and arrangements will be advised to all those joining the event.
 
I can feel already that we’re in for a cracking WOTY!
 
Cheers.
Mark
 
 
 
post edited by markgrimwood - 2020/03/02 07:43:35

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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/13 18:59:04 (permalink)
Les and Pam, thanks for getting in touch by phone.  You are on the list, and the Hotel rooms pdf has been updated with your (and my) reservation.  I will email you with payment details for your £50 deposit.
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/13 19:35:19 (permalink)
Mark
 
I’ve sent you an email please add us to the list. 


thank you 
Anthony & Maria 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/13 19:57:07 (permalink)
Thanks Anthony and Maria.  You are on the list, and I have sent you an email in reply.
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/14 10:51:17 (permalink)
Mark 
Sorry we will be on holiday that weekend . Thanks for organising 
Regards 
Mike 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/14 11:20:37 (permalink)
Great shame Mike. 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/16 21:04:21 (permalink)
Hi Mark,
I think I may have asked for us to be added in the last meeting but please can you add us if I didn't and/or we haven't been added already? Thank you. 
Jose (and Wendy)
 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/16 23:14:01 (permalink)
Hi Jose and Wendy. 
Glad to have you along. You are on the list. 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/17 21:30:16 (permalink)
Hi Mark
Lyn and I are in!,
Thank you and have already sent you a mail with the info you requested.
cant wait 👍👍
Thanks for sorting this 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/17 22:49:52 (permalink)
HI Mark, please count Mia &I.
Mail in its way!
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/21 10:57:23 (permalink)
Hi Brodie, Lyn, PDK, Mia. 
Thanks for your messages and emails. You are on the list. 
Cheers. 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/21 19:49:59 (permalink)
Deposit paid Mark
Thanks again 
Brodie and Lyn
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/22 19:04:51 (permalink)
Hi Mark
 
Have sent you an email stating preferred accommodation requirements at Matfen Hall.
Jo & Vera
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/22 21:17:17 (permalink)
Hi Jo & Vera.
 
Email received thanks.
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/26 15:14:58 (permalink)
David and Christine Tilley would like to join the Northumberland WOTY 

 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/01/26 20:02:06 (permalink)
Hi David and Christine,
 
It will be great to have you along.  I've sent you an email about the deposit.
 
Kind regards.
Mark
 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/02/04 22:49:35 (permalink)
Hi Mark, I have just emailed you - Andrew & I are in 👍

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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/02/06 11:26:33 (permalink)
Hi David and Andrew.  Thanks for letting me know.  Have emailed you about the hotel.
 
Cheers.
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/03/02 12:06:59 (permalink)
Hi everyone,
 
We have an excellent 10 cars booked for this trip - I can tell already that it's going to be a great event!
 
We have room for two more cars only, so if you are still undecided about coming along, please book before somebody else beats you to the mark.  Please let me know on this thread if you would like to come, and choose a room from the list attached above.  Your choice will be confirmed on a first come, first served payment of a £50 deposit per room. If you wish to stay elsewhere, please let me know anyway so we do not exceed the manageable number of 12 cars.
 
Please email me with any questions you may have.  If you can wait, I will be promoting the event again if it's not sold out by then, at the R10 meeting on Saturday 14th March.  Shortly after that, I will be cancelling any unconfirmed rooms.
 
Cheers.
Mark 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: R10 UK WOTY to Northumberland 28th to 31st May 2020 2020/03/03 08:13:51 (permalink)
Can’t wait for this drive.
10 cars are going to look great on the roads up there. 
Thank you for organising the event Mark.
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