Moon on a stick – suggestions for place to assemble some friends, Dales perhaps
Following prior thread, will be back in the UK for a few weeks in Aug/Sept. Wanting to get a few people together somewhere for some walking, riding, beer, wine and food. Criteria are:Posted 4 years ago
1) Accomodation options nearby
2) Good pub for food and ale
3) Walking biking etc
4) Somewhere to park my VW California !
Was thinking, location wise Yorkshire Dales could work as middle ground for north vs south. Riding doesn’t have to be uber hardcore as i will only have a Cx bike with me !! Its more social than hardcore outdoor activity.scaledMember
Depends how many of you there are, there’s a bunk barn in Halton gill that sleeps nearly 40 and is one of the most beautiful places in the dales and has a couple of places to lock your bikes indoors (maybe not 40 of them)
We’ve got it booked out for the tdf next year as its going past 🙂Posted 4 years agoNickSubscriber
We got together in Malham a year or two ago, 10 of us stayed in the Youth Hostel in two rooms. Pubs were good, nice riding and walking near by.
Another option is one of the local authority outdoor centers, like Hinning House in the Duddon Valley, we’re off there on Friday for a long weekend with about 30 family and friends.Posted 4 years agoDales_riderMember
Fully recommend Grinton Lodge YHA it has Pods, rooms and food oh and beer. A pub, the bridge inn, 1/2 a mile down the road and 1/2 a mile further on the Dales bike centre.Posted 4 years ago
Our club just spent the weekend there 40 catered for no problem.
Oh and I parked my VW Van in the car park for free and used the washing/shower facilities.Dales_riderMember
mt – Member
That 200 yds from the Bridge Inn to the Dales Bike Centre is a bit short for half a mile. Grinton Lodge YHA is indeed a good spot but it’s a b..tard climb after to much beer. Cold on a windy day also, good for rides though.
OK its a 1/4 of a mile to the Dales Centre from the pub but it is indeed over 2 miles back to the Hostel from the pub, however it is only 1/2 a mile to the pub from the Hostel.
Edit:- BTW The Bridge inn is a very nice pub, unless you are a low life 😉Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
About 8 yes since I’ve been here but was fantastic, middle of no where. Will even get you a barrel of beer in for your own private bar.Posted 4 years ago
I’ll have a look at all the options and then put it out to the masses. We mainly can’t face trying to see everybody all over the place and basing ourselves somewhere easy to get to and attractive helps corral a few peeps together. Otherwise its 3 weeks of driving !Posted 4 years agotadpoleMember
It’s about 1/4 mile from the hostel to the pub in the village, descending is great, but coming back up…! Mind once your here you have the advantage of altitude to start your ride! Stu’s Bike centre is about 200 yds from the pub, and it’s level! Bridge inn is fine, good food and nice surroundings, or if you want a more of a drinking pub, try the Buck or the Black Bull in Reeth.
Ian, Grinton YHAPosted 4 years ago
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