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30th Anniversary Information

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The Thirtieth Anniversary Committee is pleased to invite CUHWC members, past and present, to celebrate 30 years of our club! Over the weekend of 15-17th February 2019, YHA Langdale will exclusively host over 100 CUHWC members and Duffers in a huge celebration. As well as two days of walking in the beautiful Langdale area of the Lake District, the evening of Saturday 16th will see a black-tie, all-inclusive, hillwalking-themed party on a scale not seen since… well, since the 25th anniversary!

Tickets are now on sale, with generously subsidised options available for current students. Student and adult tickets include a three-course meal designed and cooked specially for us by Bespoke Catering Cumbria, two nights’ accommodation at the spectacular YHA Langdale – a Victorian mansion - or Elterwater YH, and a souvenir issue of the 30th Anniversary Journal. The drinking tickets will come with an impressive, possibly even excessive, quantity of wines, spirits and local beers.

Because we think we are likely to exceed the bed capacity of YHA Langdale, we have also booked the nearby Elterwater hostel. To make sure we don’t spend a fortune on only hosting a few guests there, we have decided to operate a waiting list once Langdale is full: we will only confirm our booking with Elterwater once we have enough guests on the waiting list to make it viable. Book early to be sure of your place!

To be sure of the celebration being affordable to loan-funded students, travel from Cambridge is included, as normal, in the trip price. We kindly ask for a contribution of £25 for others who wish to travel from Cambridge, including those in receipt of a PhD stipend. We will organise a car-sharing system in due course for others.

Finally, we are offering a small discount on ticket prices for those who book before 20th August, and plan to close ticket sales on 10th November. We look forwards to seeing as many of you as possible in February!

  • Infant: £25/£35
  • Junior: £40/£50
  • Student (non-drinking): £70/£80
  • Student: £80/£90
  • Adult (non-drinking): £100/£110
  • Adult: £110/£120

(Early bird/standard rate)

Book here via our webform!

(Because we are limited by total occupants rather than by beds, we have to charge for infants even if they are in a cot. The junior rate includes a child-friendly meal from the caterers, but no alcohol)

Additionally, for those who would find it easier, there is a possibility of paying by installments – please email for more information.