Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

HMC – November 2.1 Update – Christmas Meal & More

November 13th, 2014 by


Dear HMC Members

We have lots of good stuff coming up over the next few weeks including the culmination of 2014 with our annual Christmas trip.

HMC – Slide Show – 18 November – St Albans Cotswold 7:30pm

Come and join us at our annual slide show and see some of the varied trips and activities club members have undertaken in the last year. If you would like to contribute some images to the slide show and talk about your experiences please contact Paul Hearn. thechairman@thehmc.co.uk

Held at the St. Albans branch of Cotswold Outdoors where you can use your 15% discount by showing your membership card. Show starts at 7.30pm. Optional beverages in nearby pub afterwards.

Chris’s Sunday Walk – 30 November – 10am – Rose & Crown – Essendon

Chris Frost is running another of his spendid Sunday walks, this time from Essendon. Starting at 10 am from the Rose and Crown Pub in Essendon (TL275085), its a 10 mile circular walk. Bring packed lunch, but we will have a drink at one of the pubs on route and/or at the Rose and Crown at the end of the walk. Book your place to let Chris know you’ll be attending.

Details can be seen at: http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks/walk a/1024/

HMC Pub Social – 25 November – The Three Horseshoes – Smallford

Its our regular monthly get together at the Three Horseshoes for a good ol’ chin wag. Come and join for a catch up and a drink and see what other members are getting up to.

Christmas Dinner Weekend – Eyam YHA – 12 December to 14 December

For our annual Christmas meal in December, the HMC have booked a weekend at the historic, medieval inspired YHA in the village of Eyam. This captivating Victorian folly resembles a tiny turreted castle perched on the hillside overlooking historic Eyam.

Eyam Youth Hostel

Eyam itself is famous for being the village of self sacrifice during the ‘Plague’ which decimated England in the mid 1600s which it quarantined itself from neighbouring villages and selflessly stopped the disease spreading to other communities.

On Saturday night, the YHA will be hosting a four course Christmas meal with cheese which is all included in the price of the trip. Please see the menu below for meal options.

For 2014 Christmas Meal - YHA Eyam

For 2014 Christmas Meal – YHA Eyam

The YHA would like us to confirm the meal options by the end of November if possible. If you are booked onto the event please could you email the event organiser with your preferred options or post a message on the event message board.

 If you are not yet booked and wish to attend please ensure that you book your place quickly to avoid dissapointment at this popular annual event. 

The accommodation is a fully licensed hostel. There is plenty to do in including climbing, walking & biking in the area. The Price includes 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts and Saturday nights Xmas Dinner- which is always a jolly affair not to be missed so book now to guarantee your place!


 If you have any questions feel free to email us at thecommittee@thehmc.co.uk

All the best

Steve Deaville

HMC Secretary