Join us for our annual walking weekend, LAST 3 PLACES....
Our short break offers something for everyone, great scenery, low level walks and good company. Here is a chance for you to recharge your batteries whilst relaxing in this spectacular countryside during this revitalising short break.. An active body and a rested mind provides an individual with a greater sense of achievement, more energy, aids natural sleep and reduces stress levels.
Steeped in history, Skeeby is a small, ancient village nestled on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The village is situated in a highly rural and lightly populated area, set among a few small market towns and dozens of villages and hamlets. It lies some two miles from the market town of Richmond.
The existing mill, which was re-built in the late 1800s, now provides the accommodation for The Old Mill Centre.
Skeeby straddles the A6108 road which leads into Richmond. It has elongated areas of village green and two streams which follow the roadside. These flow into Gilling Beck, which becomes Skeeby Beck, a branch of the river Swale, which borders the land of The Old Mill Centre.
The jewel in the heart of North Yorkshire
Richmond is a town of unique character and beauty which has remained relatively unchanged through the ages. It is an historic Yorkshire Dales market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, cobbled market place, monuments and abbeys, the fast flowing river Swale and breath-taking scenery. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Richmond is a town that inspires painters and poets, past and present.
Founded in 1017 by the Normans, the town grew up around the castle built on the 'riche-mont' or 'strong-hill' that gave the town its identity and whose massive keep dominates all other buildings around. Richmond was an important regional centre in the medieval period, when royal charters were granted giving rights to hold markets and fairs.
With its diverse variety of shops and numerous pubs, hotels and restaurants, and its proximity to the most stunning scenery, Richmond remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to visit in the UK.
The Yorkshire dales are on our doorstep, with many interesting towns and villages and areas of outstanding beauty.
Just one of the many great walks and places of interest.
Discover Foxglove Covert
The patchwork of habitats across Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve is home to more than 2600 species.
At the heart of the reserve is a modern, purpose-designed Field Centre, a great place to start your visit and learn more about the wildlife of Foxglove Covert.
Skeeby and Richmond are known both for its areas of natural beauty and scenery, with ancient buildings, great walks and rubbing shoulders with pubs and restaurants.
Travelling on Friday the 29th of June and returning early evening on Sunday the 1st of July, 2 full days and 2 nights.
Meet your Social Circle host and travel together by either train or car, or meet at the accommodation details are supplied
Accommodation: The Old Mill Skeeby,
Keen to retain the building’s charm and authenticity, Barbara and Mick have kept the original Yorkshire stonework as a key feature throughout.
Set over three storeys, The Old Mill has been attractively refurbished and comprises a welcoming hall, lounge, kitchen, dining room, two bath/shower rooms with WC, a separate ground floor WC and seven bedrooms: two singles, a twin, a family room with double bed (en-suite facilities possible) and three dormitories.
We will have the accommodation completely at our disposal as Social Circle has reserved the whole house.
The Old Mill Centre offers an opportunity to step away from the chaos of modern living – providing space for you to rest, recuperate and reconnect. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales in quality accommodation, with specialist facilities available at affordable prices.
We recognise that the demands of life can be exhausting, and in some cases debilitating. That’s why we’ve set out to create an environment which is conducive to a sense of wellbeing. Our hope is that you will feel revitalised and empowered, ready to tackle the demands that are placed on you.
What is included?
Steve your Social Circle host ‘who has local knowledge and experience will give you the attention to detail which will make this a thoroughly enjoyable trip, Steve your host will recommend and lead you to many places of interest over your stay, each evening they will take care of your dinner reservations at a restaurant offering the best in local cuisine. Steve will assist and answer any questions, and will enhance you enjoyment of your weekend
You will sleep in a single bed in our shared bedroom accommodation with shared bathroom facilities and a separate WC. We will offer a cooked breakfast each day and a packed lunch on the Saturday. Bedding will be provided as part of your cost.
Your host will organize the best attractions and tourist spots to visit over the course of your weekend, you are welcome to join in this itinerary, or you may decide to venture out on your own or with friends and Steve can advice you on some of the local attractions, we invite you attend dinner each evening, when we can talk over the exciting days events sharing information and stories with your group of friends and companions.
This walking break will introduce you to Skeeby and Richmond and its perfect for those who want a low level walking weekend whilst enjoying great scenery.
We will eat at a restaurant on the Friday and Saturday evening and enjoy Sunday lunch in one of the, many great restaurants.
What’s left to do: Simply book your place and join us.
Places are Limited to 15 - YOU ARE ADVISED TO BOOK EARLY
Price increase on 30th May of £40.00, another good reason to book your weekend away NOW!
Price: Member £155.00 Non Member £195.00. To receive member price you must be a member at time of booking and at time of event.
With Social Circle you will have your own guide who will make your trip one to remember, add to this great company, friendships that are formed, lively conversation, nights out and general relaxed atmosphere, this is your Social Circle Guarantee.