Our popular hostel & bunk weekends are incredibly sociable, great value and get great feedback. This weekend we are in the Todmorden area which we don't often get to explore on these weekends and we have taken exclusive use of Mankinholes YHA. This one doesn't have large bunk rooms either so we have a pretty good chance of getting a good night's sleep!
We will be mucking in and cooking/organising breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning. On Friday evening Karen will prepare home made lasagne etc and puddings for everyone.
The Top Brink public house is just a 10 minute walk from the hostel and is famed for its pub grub and we have secured a booking for the Saturday night for a group meal (not included).
These weekends are very much about throwing yourself in to the Spice Spirit and helping out where needed especially cleaning up after breakfast and before we depart on the Sunday morning.
Walking: being located almost on top of the Pennine Way and within walking distance of the Calderdale Way there are plenty of options and our walk leader will pick a longer walk for the Saturday and a shorter one for the Sunday to get the most of the area. Martin is planning Studley Pike and Gaddings Dam (and you can go for a swim if the weather is nice; it is owned by a swimming group).
Non Walkers: For the non walkers there is plenty going on within driving distance. Mankinholes is located just 4 miles from the lovely village of Hebden Bridge, where there is plenty to see with lots of independent craft shops, gift shops and boutiques. Heptonstall is just a few minutes drive from Hebden Bridge with its cobbled streets, chapel and churches. The lovely Hollingworth Lake is also just 8 miles from our base for the weekend.
The bargain price includes breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday, food for packed lunches and dinner at the hostel on the Saturday.
These weekends are very laid back and a great chance to have a weekend away and get to meet like-minded Spice members. It’s a great starter weekend if you’ve not been away with us before - you can do as much or as little as you choose; it’s your weekend away.