Official MW New Year weekend away 2017

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Official MW New Year weekend away 2017

Postby Rhiannon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:11 am

Official launch!! Thursday 28 December 2017 - Monday 1 January 2018

Keep track of this page for all of the latest information.

It’s taking place in Durham between Thursday 28th December (no walks on this day) to Monday 1st January inclusive. Please find below the information you need to decide if you’d like to come along and to which bits…

Please note that your place to attend the NYE Dinner will only be confirmed once a complete sign up form and payment have been received (see below for further information).

Day 1: Thursday 28th December – Pub social for those arriving today.

Days 2 to 5: Friday 29th to Monday 1st January

• You can come for as long or short a time as you like. In a future email we will be asking everyone attending to complete a sign up form indicating their preference for walk and attendance at pub socials.

• Each day will hopefully feature multiple walk options which will be graded either Leisurely 8-12 miles, Moderate 12-15 miles, or Strenuous 15+ miles

• Pub socials in the evening *except NYE, see below

• Walk Leaders; please submit your new year walks via the Walksform: Please note walks may appear on Ramblers walksfinder unless you request otherwise.

Day 4 only: Sunday 31st December

• New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party (see further information below)

If you arrive early in Durham, please do check the Met Walkers’ Facebook page and forums where any unofficial activity within the area will get listed!

Walk transportation
Like last year, we are considering using coaches for some of the journeys to or from walks. In order for us to be able to do this we may require a deposit from everyone attending the weekend, further details to be announced later with a sign up form for all attending.

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party options
The New Year’s Eve celebrations will take place at The Library (

The proposed itinerary will be along the lines of (to be confirmed with venue):

19.00 Arrive

19.30 Guests seated

20.00 Meal served

00.00 New Year celebration

01.00 Night ends, guests depart

The options this year are as follows:

Option 1. Dinner ticket – Sign-up now!
We have 100 places available on a first come, first serve basis.

£25 per person includes a 3 course meal (starter, main and dessert), a drink (half bottle of house wine, red/white/rose or bottle/pint of beer or a bottle/pint of cider) and a party to the small hours!

We are still considering the exact nature of the party, and there might be an additional cost for this to be determined. If so, we expect this to be no more than £5-£10 per person to be paid at a later stage.

3 course menu:

• Tomato and three-bean soup (focaccia bread)
• Applewood cheese souffle (seasonal leaves and chutney)
• Ham and Pea Terrine (beetroot and horseradish chutney)
• Cured beef rib steak (Potatoes and seasonal veg)
• Roasted fillet of hake (Potatoes and seasonal veg, white sauce)
• Vegetable Wellington (Potatoes, parsnips, seasonal veg and tom and garlic sauce)
• Chocolate Cranberry brownie (vanilla ice cream)
• Sticky Toffee pudding
• Cheese plate

To secure your ticket we will need to have received a completed sign-up form (one per individual attending) and non-refundable payment of the full amount £25. If you wish to be included in the dinner, both must be completed by Monday 20th November 2017.

Please complete your sign-up form here: ... sp=sharing

Please transfer your ticket price to the Met Walkers’ bank account:

Account name: RCN 1093577 Metropolitan Walkers
Sort code: 08-60-01
Account: 20117326

Reference (if you are able to change it): NameNY2017

Your place will only be confirmed once we have received a sign up form and full ticket cost – you will receive an email from the Secretary to confirm your place once both have been recorded.

Option 2. Party only – Sign up now!
For anyone not interested, or too late for the dinner tickets, there is also the option to join the rest of us after dinner for the party only.

You can currently join us free of charge for the party but we are still considering the exact nature of the party, and there might be an additional cost for a DJ to be determined. If so, we expect this to be no more than £5-£10 per person to be paid at a later stage. Any funds leftover will be given to the central Met Walker funds.

To sign up to attend the party please complete the following form (one per individual attending) by Friday 15th December so we have an idea of numbers: ... sp=sharing

You will then receive a confirmation email from the Met Walkers' Secretary to confirm your place for the party.

Accommodation and travel to Durham
The committee will not be organising these for everyone, so you will need to find appropriate options for yourselves. Please do have a look as soon as you’re able as places are going fast.

If you have any queries or would like further information before signing up please do get in touch. We hope to see you there!

Any questions, please email

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Re: Official MW New Year weekend away 2017

Postby Sarahcooper » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:41 pm

I have booked a twin room at the premier Inn in the city centre for whole of this trip for total cost of £260 (£130 per Person) , if someone (female) wants to share with me for all or part of the time please let me know by emailing me on
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