KDCS October Kielder Trip
You are welcome to join us for a 2 night KDCS trip to Kielder Forest Park in Northumberland on Wednesday and Thursday nights of October 12/13th 2016. We will stay at the newly built Tarset Tor eco bunkhouse <http://www.tarset-tor.co.uk> and the trip is suitable for both MTB & road bikers, but also for walkers and spouses! There is a wealth of MTB trails in Kielder forest, a 26 mile circuit of the reservoir for road or off-road bikes, and a good network of quiet country lanes for those roadies who would venture father afield. Kielder Water and Forest Park is an attractive visitor location and has won several awards in recent years.
Kielder should be resplendent in Autumn colours, and is also within the newly designated Northumberland Dark Sky area with the Kielder Observatory a few miles up the road http://www.kielderobserva
tory.org For those interested, an evening outing to the observatory is an attractive possibility (8-11pm, £18.15 each, concessions £16.50). A recently published book, The Astronomer's Tale by Gary Fildes, is by the brickie
turned astronomer who is the director of Kielder Observatory: <https://bookshop.theguardian.
com/astronomer-s-tale.html?utm _source=exacttarget&utm_medium =email&utm_content=featuredboo k&utm_campaign=saturdaynewslet ter-130816&CMP=ema-2820>
Tarset Tor bunkhouse is located in the hamlet of Lanehead, 5k west of Bellingham on the approach to Kielder forest.
N2 The accommodation is self-catering in 4 bedded rooms in 4 separate houses (main bunkhouse + 3 bothies) with a total of 44 beds. There are also 3 camper van hook-up spaces, plus space for camping (anyone up for camping in Mid October??). The cost is £20/person/night.
Bellingham has 3 pubs, 2 banks, a Co-op, butcher, baker, garage and several tea rooms.
The week of 12/13th October is the week before Scottish half term and 2 weeks before English half term weeks so we should have the place mainly/solely to ourselves - there is no-one booked in yet for these dates, but booking can only be confirmed when we pay! Tarset Tor is run by Rob Cocker and his wife Claire; Rob used to live in Kendal and ran The Eclectic bar on Kirkland some 8 or more years ago, and was very pleased to hear a Kendal group might be interested in visiting them.
To reserve places please just let me know ASAP by email. To confirm places, payment will be necessary 6 weeks before our booking. If you wish to extend your stay (from Sunday to Thursday night), you may wish to take advantage of the '5 nights for 3' offer- see the Tarset Tor website for details. Please let me know with whom you wish to share a room.
Give me a call if you have any questions.
Tim Goffe, email@example.com
KDCS MTB group
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