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MIDLANDS HIKING CLUB - FIXTURE LIST - JULY TO END SEPTEMBER 2007 - JKA (REV1)      

 

 

 

 

## Chance to practice & train for backpacking & trails etc at this venue ## - New or inexperienced members should train before attempting trails or harder cave outings.

 

DATE

HIKE / AREA

APPROX.

GRADE

LEADER & CONTACT

APPROX.

 

 

DISTANCE

 

DETAILS

COST

Tue 17 July 07

SOCIAL EVENING - Oscar winning documentary by Al Gore - "An inconvenient truth" - Global Warming

 

 

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

No Charge

 

Usual venue - Church of the Ascension - Hilton @ 7-30 pm - Tea & coffee will be served - bring snacks/drinks

 

 

 

 

Sun 22 July 07

##PMB - Morning Hike - Ferncliffe Nature Reserve -In conjunction with Mountain Backpackers - meet new people

8km

2

Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842

No Charge

Fri - Sun

## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members

12 km

 2 - 3

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

R100 total per person for

27-29 Jul 07

Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres). Book early & pay to secure your place   

each day

 

Book early to secure your place

Fri & Sat nights for members

Sun 5 Aug 07

## Richmond area - New Day Hike at Hella-Hella - Explore with entertaining leader Bushy

12 km

2+

Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071

R20 day entry fee

Thurs - Sun

##PARK RYNIE - (Between Scottburgh & Pennington) - Long weekend in cottage - Leisurely beach walks,

8km

2

Mary Clover Cell 083 700 6199

R60 pppn

9 - 12 Aug 07

swimming, fishing, socialising & chilling out by the sea. Book early to secure your place.

each day

 

Mark Nellist - Tel 033 343 2012

(R180 pp for 3 nights-4 days)

Sun 19 Aug 07

##PMB - Morning Hike - Bisley Nature Reserve -In conjunction with Mountain Backpackers - meet new people

8km

2

Selven Nyker - Tel 033 3304842

No Charge

Tue 21 Aug 07

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - PLEASE DIARISE - AGENDA & DETAILS WILL BE IN JULY NEWSLETTER

 

 

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

TO BE ADVISED

Sat - Sun

COBHAM - Camping & hiking weekend - lovely campsite with flush toilets & hot showers - magnificent day hikes

12 - 15 km

2+

Brian Henwood - Tel 033 347 1126

R 40

25 - 26 Aug 07

from the camp site - beautiful streams - chance to see game & rock-art etc. - social braais after hikes.

each day

 

 

inc entrance & all levies

 

Please contact Brian asap to book your place

 

 

 

 

Sun

##Boston area - Day hike - Pickle Pot Ridge - Bring lunch in day-packs & money for refreshments afterwards.

11 km

2+

Philip Grant - Tel 033 997 1817

Only money for

02-Sep-07

No path, reasonable fitness required.

 

 

Cell : 082 417 9163

refreshments after hike

Sat - Sun

COBHAM - Backpacking to & overnighting in Mzimkhulwana Hut - Section of the Giant's Cup Trail - visit

9 - 10 km

3

Teresa Whitfield - Tel 033 343 1769

R 60

8 - 9 Sep 07

Bath-Plug Cave en-route - Hut has several rooms with steel beds & mattress - flush toilet - cold water shower

each day

 

Cell : 082 374 1793

inc entrance & all levies

 

Please contact Teresa asap to book your place by paying your R60 - the hut has to be booked.

 

 

Please book asap

 

Sun 16 Sep 07

##HILTON  - Day Hike on Hilton College land - Lovely local area with streams & waterfalls etc

10 km

2

Allison Gunning - Tel 033 347 1364

R 10

 

SOCIAL EVENING - Slide presentation by Chantel of the 2007 GRAND TRAVERSE

 

 

 

 

Tue 18 Sep 07

Come see our 5 magnificent lady members conquering the 13-day ultimate Drakensberg mountain challenge.

 

 

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

No Charge

 

Usual venue - Church of the Ascension - Hilton @ 7-30 pm - Tea & coffee will be served - bring snacks/drinks

 

 

 

 

Fri - Mon

##Highmoor area - "Mountain Shadows" (near Glen Garry) - Cottage / Cabins / Caravans & Camping 

8-12km

2

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 3303763

R100 pppn Cottage & R60

21 - 24 Sep 07

excellent facilities - central indoor/outdoor boma with pool table & table tennis + DSTV - day hikes from base

each day

 

Book early to secure your place

pppn Cabins - R50 caravans

 

Lovely spot - just relax & chill out if you wish. Please book & pay to reserve place- New routes also added.

 

 

 

camping R40 inc elec points

Sun 30 Sep 07

##DAY HIKE - Venue etc to be confirmed

Dets. Later

 

Bushy Kirby - Tel 033 2123071

Bushy to advise later

 

 

 

 

 

ADVANCED NOTICES

 

 

 

Fri - Sun

## Drakensberg Gardens - Cottage weekend - Fully Equipped - Beautiful Area - Max 10 members

10-15km

 2 - 3

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

R100 total per person for

2 - 4 Nov 07

Day hikes from cottage or simply unwind on the property (10 acres). Book early & pay to secure your place   

each day

 

Book early to secure your place

Fri & Sat nights for members

Fri - Sun

##Monk's Cowl - Mary Clover's Cottage "Makulumane" - Champagne Castle/Monks Cowl area set high

10-15km

 2 - 3

Mary Clover Cell 083 700 6199

R100 total per person for

23 - 25 Nov 07

above the Drakensberg Boys Choir - comfortable accommodation in lovely setting - day hikes from cottage.

each day

 

Book early to secure your place

Fri & Sat nights for members

Future Social

Watch out for this special presentation by Bridgette Ringdahl  (Author of "Blonde on a bike") of her cycle

 

 

Keith Ashton - Tel 033 2395023

 

 

adventure through India, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Tibet & Nepal - do not miss this one

 

 

 

 

From 24 Mar 08

Allison wants a different challenge next year - Do you want to join her on a 550 km mountain bike ride on the

100 km +

4

Allison Gunning - Tel 033 347 1364

To be advised later

 

back-roads & tracks from PMB to Rhodes - if you do, get training now - or can you provide back-up ?

per day