I am sure you are keen to hear what’s happening about the National Young Ramblers weekend this year. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, we are not able to host NYR in York this year, not least because of the uncertainties of planning a big event while Covid remains a significant issue.
We are still determined to bring NYR to York, but in order that we can plan with confidence and be able to offer you the fantastic experience that we know we (and York) can deliver, we are postponing the event to Summer 2023.
Thank you for your patience in bearing with us, and we really look forward to welcoming you to York next year!
This is the post we didn’t want to have to write, but unfortunately with the Coronavirus outbreak we can’t take any risks, and so we sadly have to say that NYR2020 will not take place in June this year. The guidance from Ramblers that was sent out this afternoon suspends all activity until the end of May in the first instance, but with NYR2020 being planned for the weekend after that, there’s too high a chance that the stop will be extended beyond that, and even if the worst has passed at that point we would struggle to get everything in place to give you the experience that we would want to.
We will refund all payments that we have received for the event in the next week or so.
As things unfold over the next few months, we will look into whether we can sensibly rearrange the event for later this year, or if we need to put it on hold until next year. Once we’ve got a better idea of what the future holds, we’ll keep you updated.
In the meantime, please look after yourselves and your friends and family, and we hope to welcome you to York at a later date.
You can book your place for this year’s event by heading over to the booking page. If you’ve got any questions then please comment below or post a message in the NYR Facebook group and we’ll answer them as quickly as we can!
The weekend costs £50, including transport to the walks and a meal on Saturday evening – see the About page for more details. Once you’ve filled in the booking form, you’ll get an email with details of how to pay, and then once you’ve paid, you’ll get a further email confirmation within a few days (but we have to check that manually, so don’t worry if it doesn’t come through straight away).
We can now announce that NYR 2020 will be the first weekend of June. Put it in your diary!
We’ll open for bookings in mid-January once we’ve finalised the prices and have a bit more detail to the programme for the weekend (but don’t worry, it will follow a similar pattern to recent years). But in the meantime, I know that some of you are keen to get your accommodation sorted. So here’s what’s happening.
We have got a good deal from the Park Inn, which is £108pn for a twin or double room, including breakfast. The hotel is very convenient for the railway station, and is where we will be meeting for the Saturday walks and holding the Saturday evening entertainment, so it will be a really convenient place to stay, and we’ll include details of how to get our discount rate when we open for booking.
If you would prefer somewhere cheaper (or somewhere more upmarket!) then you are very welcome to arrange your own accommodation. There is a Travelodge (Micklegate), Premier Inn (Blossom Street) and Safestay Hostel that are centrally located and close to the station. If you are booking into the Travelodge or Premier Inn, note that they each have several hotels in York, so make sure you book the right one or you could have a bit of a trek in and out of town. There’s also a YHA but again it’s about a mile out of town.
We look forward to welcoming you to York!