Ambleside Weekend Away 18th – 20th September 2021

Second Briefing Note

East Cheshire Ramblers

Weekend Away 17-19 September 2021


The weekend at Ambleside is being organised by Andy Davies ( 

Melanie Davy will look after the administrative side: forms, payment etc.  (

No accommodation is being organised for attendees, but there are group meals for both Friday and Saturday evenings at 6.00 pm at the Waterhead Inn, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER for those who wish to join the group for one, or both, meals.



We will be offering short, medium and long walks on Saturday and Sunday. Many thanks to Monica Brinkman, John Galligan, Sue Munslow, Kathryn Carty, Les Hall and Jane Gay for offering to lead.  


No accommodation is organised, but there is a wealth of accommodation in Ambleside to suit everyone. 

Friday and Saturday night meals. 6.00 – 8.00 pm
Due to the size of the group and the pandemic, it has proved exceedingly difficult to find a venue either large enough or willing to take non-residents.  Fortunately, the Waterhead Inn, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0ER can accommodate up to 30 on Friday and up to 40 on Saturday night for an early meal.  Meals will be served at 6.00 pm and we have to vacate the dining room by 8.00 pm.

Venue: Waterhead Inn, Lake Road, Ambleside LA22 0ER (situated on the Southern approach to Ambleside in the fork of A591 (Lake Road) and A5075 (Borrans Road). Take left fork towards the lake.  (NB: Note different venue from earlier notification).

Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Menu: The menu will consist of 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts with different options per evening.  We will get the menu 2 weeks before and will need to submit our choices by 10th September.

Cost: £25 per person.  Deposit: £5 per person per meal


There is very limited parking at the hotel. Best option is to park in the pay and display car park (Lakeside Car Park), which is only chargeable between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm.  This is just beyond the Waterhead Inn on A5075 (road next to the Lake).


Payment, Recce Fees, deposits & Registration Form

  • £5 recce fee payable per person (excluding walk leaders) to cover the walk leaders’ petrol expenses.
  • £5 deposit payable per person, per meal at the Waterhead Inn.

Online Payment details: sort code 60-83-01, account 20129929, reference AMB

OR Cheques made payable to RA East Cheshire Group

Please complete the attached registration form once you have booked your accommodation and have paid your recce fees and email it to

Alternatively, post your form and cheque to:

Melanie Davy, Brooke Cottage, Church Road, Handforth SK9 3LT

Tel: 01625 536511 Mobile: 07854 093785