Thursday 28 April 2011

Dales Outdoor Weekend/Backpacker's Club

On the weekend of May 7 and 8 the Backpacker's Club AGM and Dales Outdoor Weekend i taking place in Stanhope, Country Durham. The event will have lightweight equipment displays and a book fair at which I'll be signing copies of my Scotland book. I went to the last big Backpackers Club event like this held in Bellingham in Northumberland in 2007 and it was a really enjoyable weekend. Like Bellingham Stanhope is in a lovely area with plenty of opportunties for walks and cycle rides - an ideal place for an outdoor event rather than the urban exhibition halls in which they are too often held. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and look at interesting gear and visit some lovely countryside. I hope to meet many of you there.

More info from and the Backpackers Club, where there is a link to a poster about the event.

The pictures were taken at the Bellingham weekend.


  1. Should be a good weekend, Chris.

    I got my copy of "Scotland" when it first came out and have read it from cover to cover. A great read.

    BTW will we get to see the headless man again? (Top photo)

  2. I thought it was a great weekend. Nice to meet you too, albeit briefly