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South West & Wales Xmas - Nadolig Llawen! (33684)

Event Overview

This legendary event promises a mix of amazing walking, Christmas Dinner to die for, Secret Santa, entertainment to leave you rolling - and a starry setting among friends, fire and song, to remember the true spirit of Christmas. Not to mention the mulled cider ...

Nadolig Llawen! Come and enjoy a very 'Merry Christmas' in Devon with OutdoorLads this December. YHA Oakehampton, a beautiful converted railway station, is nestled in deepest Devon on the very edge of Dartmoor - that brooding, mist swept landscape of stunning views, impressive tors, wooded valleys and wide open skies. 

ODLs South Wales & South West Christmas events have built a well-earned reputation for great outdoors activities and festive fun. In the day(s) we'll be getting out on to the moors and valleys of Dartmoor. See we can can bag us a Tor or two, spot an elusive pony and catch up with friends old and new.

Highpoint of the weekend will of course be the legendary 3 course Christmas Dinner, but then the real festivities will start... brace yourself for Secret Santa, Pantomime, and party games! But we'll also remember the meaning of Christmas with some warming mince pies and carols, whilst admiring the Christmas stars from the edge of Dartmoors wide open skies - a memorable moment to set you into the Christmas spirit.

Itinerary

ODLs South Wales & South West Christmas events have built a well-earned reputation for great outdoors activities and festive fun. In the day(s) we'll be getting out on to the moors and valleys of Dartmoor. See we can can bag us a Tor or two, spot an elusive pony and catch up with friends old and new.

Highpoint of the weekend will of course be the legendary 3 course Christmas Dinner, but then the real festivities will start... brace yourself for Secret Santa, Pantomime, and party games! But we'll also remember the meaning of Christmas with some warming mince pies and carols, whilst admiring the Christmas stars from the edge of Dartmoors wide open skies - a memorable moment to set you into the Christmas spirit.

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What to bring

You hardly need anything special for hostels. Okehampton provides full bedding,  but you always need a towel and washkit. A couple of nice to have items is a torch (so you can get into the room when everyone has gone to sleep, without turning the light on) and ear plugs.

Bring your normal day walking kit for the Saturday - but do bring comfy relaxed clothes for wearing around the hostel! You'll need to bring a packed lunch for the Saturday and of course any drink you may want of an evening.

Food & Drink

Friday night: Please bring one item for the group buffet, something small and tasty to feed 2-3 people (and that doesn't much require prep other than heating on arrival - as the kitchen will be full). Go easy on the onion quiche, we'll all be breathing the same air...! And remember, home-made stuff will gather you much admiration !

Saturday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Saturday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Saturday 3-course Christmas dinner:  Saturday evening will bring an amazing three meat (or veg) roast. Turkey, gammon, beef, all the veg you might expect. And who knows, Simon's famous cauliflower cheese may make an appearance.

Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost.

Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.

Alcoholic drinks: You'll need to bring these with you, but Oakehampton is not far away where you'll find several shops.

Meeting & Times

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what to bring?

Please bring a gift for the Secret Santa - this should be wrapped, and to the value of about £5. Santa's sack will be ready and waiting for you to fill him up on arrival :-)  

Please also bring a contribution for the Friday buffet (see food & drink)

*Please note the winter weather on Dartmoor can be unpredictable. It could be cold and windy, or even snow (yay), and the weather can change rapidly. So pack for changeable conditions, and remember to bring a towel, washing kit and clothes to wear about the hostel.

If you are unsure about anything please message the Event Leader.


Event Reference No:
33684