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Past Holidays

Isle of Wight 2024

31 people enjoyed a trip to Shanklin.  As we were down in numbers this year the holiday was opened up to other walking clubs and we had four from Lutterworth Club and a brother and sister of Club members joined us to make up the numbers.  

We packed lots of adventures into our 4 days on the island.  As the Isle of Wight had recently been battered by storms there were lots of road closures due to landslides (and closed footpaths) so the first day's walk which started at Freshwater Bay gave us a grand tour of the island before we eventually got to the start of the walk where the long walkers took the high road to Yarmouth and the short walkers took the low road which meant they had time in Yarmouth to enjoy a cream tea before the coach took us back to the hotel.  The next day we all walked from the hotel to Godshill where there was time for another cream tea or an ice cream (every holiday has to include an ice cream at some time!).  Long walkers walked back to Shanklin via the donkey sanctuary while the short walkers let the bus take the strain and made good use of their bus passes back to the hotel.  We then had a free day where some took the opportunity to visit Osborne House, see what Ventnor had to offer or just had a leisurely day around Shanklin.  The last day we hired a minibus to take the long walkers to the start of the walk as the landslides meant the coach could not get to the start and then enjoyed a walk to Carisbrooke Castle while the short walkers did a circular walk starting and ending at the castle itself.

The hotel was very good and there was a vast improvement on the food from the previous year,  There must have been a properly trained chef/cook in the kitchen!  Also those wanting to buy food for a packed lunch the shop was just across the road.  Some joined in the evening entertainment where one of our party, who had never played bingo before and thought she was buying a ticket to win a teddy bear, won well over £100!  Others honed their skill playing canasta.  Some even managed to include an evening trip to the theatre. 

The weather was kind to us and only rained overnight.  No Leicestershire clay in sight so that pleased Craig, our coach driver, who was very keen to keep his coach clean!  Everyone enjoyed the trip and the mini cruise across the Solent.  Next year's holiday is in the process of being arranged so look out for the details which will be published soon and keep the Spring of 2025 clear so that you will be able to join us for an excellent trip away!'

Whitby 2023

Kibworth Rambling Group’s autumn holiday took place in early October. It was centred on the town of  Whitby where three consecutive days of walking took place. Both short walks, of approximately six miles, and longer walks of nearer nine miles took place each day. The group stayed in the HF centre, Larpool Hall and walked both on the North Yorkshire Moors and along the coastal paths. As you might imagine these walks proved to be both challenging and strenuous. The weather was generally good and, of course, the countryside beautiful. All twenty-five participants thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Weymouth 2023

44 people enjoyed a stay at Weymouth.  We had three days of walking which included the stunning South Coast Path taking in Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, then the White Horse and the coastal path another day and the third walk was inland around Maiden Castle near Dorchester and Hardy Monument.  On our day off from walking some stayed in Weymouth to explore and the coach took the rest of the party to Lyme Regis where the weather excelled itself and was enjoyed by everyone who went.  The hotel was not up to the usual Kibworth Walking Club standard but the committee are working on getting it right for Spring 2024.

The stunning photos indicate that the group had ample compensation in good walks, good scenery and good company to make up for the accommodation.