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Looking Back SFL 2020

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

original article www.sfl.org

Photo Memories

Many people who attended the SFL 2020 event in Wyoming have posted individual photos as well as photo albums to the SFL Facebook page. Click here to view photo’s and keep up with SFL happenings.

2020 Race and Rally Results

View or download the 2020 Olav Pedersen Race and Rally results (MS Excel format) from the 2020 event.

Media Coverage

Two local Casper television stations aired feature stories about Ski for Light during the week.

K2 TV story by Bobby Falat   – Youtube Video Below

 

 

 

Looking Back SFL 2020!

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

Looking Back at the 2020 Ski for Light Event

original article www.sfl.org

Photo Memories

Many people who attended the SFL 2020 event in Wyoming have posted individual photos as well as photo albums to the SFL Facebook page. Click here to view photo’s and keep up with SFL happenings.

2020 Race and Rally Results

View or download the 2020 Olav Pedersen Race and Rally results (MS Excel format) from the 2020 event.

Media Coverage

Two local Casper television stations aired feature stories about Ski for Light during the week.

K2 TV story by Bobby Falat   – Youtube Video Below

 

 

 

Cliffden Hotel Theme Breaks 2020!

Cliffden Hotel Theme Breaks 2020 - Winter Walks, Singing Break & More!

The Cliffden Hotel – Theme Breaks for 2020

Specifically designed for people with sight loss along with their companions, but available to all guests, our selection of themed holidays explores and reveals so much that is special and beautiful about the English Riviera.

All breaks include accommodation in en-suite rooms and use of our leisure facilities as well as meals as indicated in each break. For full descriptions of the breaks, please scroll down the page. Theme Breaks include…

  • Winter Walks: 4 nights Mon 24th Feb – Fri 28th Feb–  £279 PP
  • Singing Break: 4 nights Thurs 14th MayMon 18th May – £496 pp
  • Devon History: 7 nights Sat 23rd May – Sat 30th May £630 pp
  • Activity Week: 5 nights Sun 31st May – Fri 5th June  £634 pp
  • Taste of Devon: 7 nights Sun 12th July – Fri 17th July £570 pp
  • Moor to Coast: 5 nights Sun 20th Sept – Fri 25th Sept £495 pp

Please find below the Theme Breaks for the Cliffden Hotel, Teignmouth. To make a reservation or for any questions to do with these breaks, please contact the hotel directly on 01626 770052

Venue: Cliffden Hotel, 20 Dawlish Road Teignmouth, South Devon TQ14 8TE
Venue Tel: 01626 770052
Email: reservations@

The Cliffden Hotel is a comfortable and conveniently placed historic house hotel, originally a large Victorian home, set amongst well laid out gardens. It’s location with access to the seafront and promenade of Teignmouth make it ideal for exploring the area. Teignmouth is known as the “Jewel of the English Riviera” and a holiday here clearly shows why, with its relaxing environment and welcoming people.

Please note that all 2020 Theme Breaks include pick up and drop off from Teignmouth station if required. Other destinations available at additional costs

Winter Walks

4 nights Monday 24th February – Friday 28th February
£279 per person

Dare you brave our winter weather? Come and join us for some short walks and blow away the cobwebs! This great value break includes 4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and three mid-week walks, with guide dogs more than welcome. A good level of fitness is required plus warm clothing. Packed lunch is provided on the walks.

Singing Break

4 nights Thursday 14th May – Monday 18th May
£496 per person

We would like to invite you to our ever-popular Singing Weekend. Arriving on the Thursday, it all kicks off at 10am on the Friday morning and finishes at noon on the Monday. The weekend includes singing at the Sunday Morning Service in Our Lady and St Patricks Church and then a concert for the hotel guests in the evening.
This break includes, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and three lunches

Devon History

7 nights Saturday 23rd May – Saturday 30th May
£630 per person

Take a look through some of our fascinating local history, starting the week with a visit to Kents Cavern, take a trip on the Funicular Cliff Railway, enjoy a guided walk around Historic Exeter, ride the Steam Train on the picturesque Primrose Line at Buckfastleigh and then finish the week with a trip to two National Trust Properties. A fun packed week. This break includes Dinner, bed & Breakfast.

Activity Week

5 nights Sunday 31st May – Friday 5th June
£634 per person

Be Prepared!! This year’s action-packed activity week is certainly not for the faint hearted, but for those who crave excitement and adrenaline rush. We will be sailing, taking part in a high ropes course with zip wires, zooming around the bay on jet skis, go-karting and finishing off with a game of Bowling.
Due to the nature of the activities involved, a good level of fitness is required.
This break includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Taste of Devon

7 nights Sunday 12th July – Friday 17th July
£570 per person

Enjoy some of the finer culinary delights that our area has to offer. Powderham Castle Cream Tea, Vineyard tour & wine tasting, Afternoon Tea Outing, A decadent evening of wine and chocolate tasting and finish the week off with a sail on the sea accompanied by a Fish & Chip Tea!
This break includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Moor to Coast

5 nights Sunday 20th September – Friday 25th September
£495 per person

Start the week up of the High Moor with a visit to England’s newest Castle, Castle Drogo! Explore the rugged moorland at Haytor and delight in the little town of Widdecombe with its famous church. Enjoy a coastal trip on the Paignton Steam Train to Dartmouth and finish the week with a luxurious cream tea and a stroll along the clifftop at Babbacombe. This break includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Walking Weeks – South Devon is rugged, beautiful, and tranquil where a mix of weather conditions can add to a sense of adventure and provide a challenge. From the beauty of walking along a golden Devon beach to the tranquillity of a canal stroll there can be nothing more relaxing. Then there is the vast moorland of the Dartmoor National Park defined by forests, rivers and tors, trails winding through valleys with Neolithic tombs and abandoned stone age farmhouses, Devon has it all.

We have full days out, walking up to 6 miles per day over varied terrain in a variety of locations. Great time out for the Guide Dogs too with ample opportunity to free run them.

A suitable level of fitness is needed for all walks, with some experience preferred. Exact walking routes are decided a few weeks before hand due to the variety available and seasonal nature of the area, a full description of our selected programme is discussed at the ‘Welcome Meeting’ on arrival day.

Please bring your own, comfortable walking boots (sturdy and supportive), waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. These are essential for all levels of walking. Packed lunches with bottled water are supplied, you may wish to bring snacks, a flask and a reusable drink bottle. Walks are led by a qualified group leader and our dedicated, friendly volunteers will help guide where needed so that you can relax, appreciate the area and enjoy the week.

Please note that some excursions, walks or outings may need to be changed or revised in the event of circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather or opening hours of a venue.

Walking Weeks 2020 Nights Price

  • Saturday 18th April 7 £609 per person
  • Saturday 20th June 7 £735 per person
  • Saturday 5th September 7 £637 per person
  • Saturday 3rd October 7 £595 per person

What to Expect
A good level of fitness is needed. We will walk up to 6 miles in a day as described above in spectacular countryside, seashore and moorland some very moderate up and down hill walking. We carry all we need and have a picnic lunch along the way, most days the walk will finish near a tea shop at about 4:30pm. With a ‘welcome get-together’ after arrival you have time to relax, get to know your fellow walkers and use the hotels leisure facilities before preparing for an enjoyable week. Guide dogs are welcome on these walks. All breaks include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Rates & Conditions

All rates are per person per break based on standard room accommodation

Club rooms are available at a supplement of £30 per room per night

Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival at which point the break cannot be cancelled.

The hotel reserves the right to alter individual programmes due to weather conditions, facility closures or a lack of numbers.

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly on 01626 770052

 

 

Residentials Breaks 11-17 18 -24 yrs

Residential breaks for young people with vision impairment

2020 Residentials Breaks for 11-17 and 18-24 yrs with  Vision England

Vision England have 6-night residential opportunities and a FREE Come and Have a Go Day event for people aged 11-24 with a visual impairment

Vision England, a Sense run (National Lottery Community Funded Project), supports young people and young adults to learn more about their environment by taking part in conservation activities like tree planting and coppicing and other activities like , hikingand hiking and camping – a fantastic opportunity to learn more about nature, as well as spending time with peers.

Below is Anna’s YouTube VLOG of her experience on Vision England last year!

Please note, to be eligible the young person must have a visual impairment. Due to the venue and the activities, the residentials are not suited for those with mobility needs. Priority goes to young people who haven’t been on Vision England before, however, please still apply as there may be spaces available nearer the time of the residential.

Young people will also have the opportunity to complete a John Muir certificate, which is an environmental qualification.

Locations:

  • 11 April – 17 April 2020, Residential for 18-24 year olds, Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Download the 18-24 yrs form in word  format:
Sense Vision England Holidays 2020 Application Form 18-24 (69kb)

  • Thursday 7 May 2020  – FREE Come and Have a Go Day for 11-17 year olds – Castle Head, Lake District
  • 27 July – 2 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Surrey
  • 2 August – 8 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • 16 August – 22 August 2020, Residential for 11-17 year olds, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange-Over-Sands, Lake District

Download the 11-17 yrs  form in word  format:
Sense Vision England Holidays 2020 Application Form 11-17 (70kb)

Cost:  £25

For more information: 07816 599 260 or visionengland@sense.org.uk

 How to apply Download an application form from www.sense.org.uk/visionengland

Have a watch of Anna’s YouTube VLOG of her experience on Vision England last year! here

 

LOOKFest 2020 tickets!

Get your LOOKFest 2020 tickets - Now on Sale!

Get your LOOKFest 2020 tickets – Now on sale!

Lookfest is an accessible summer festival for visually impaired young people and their families. Created by VI people, for VI people!

LOOKFest, our accessible family festival is back for 2020! We can’t wait for you to join us in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside for a fun-filled weekend of activities and live entertainment.

From sports to slip and slides, music to motivational talks, there’s something for everyone in the family to try.

Date And Time: Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 16:00 – Mon, 20 Jul 2020, 12:00 BST
Location: Kentchurch, Barton Farm, Kentchurch, HR2 0BL

Book your tickets now!

LOOKFest 2020 Preview video below

About this Event

“Our girls had so many accessible new experiences. I’ve never seen our eldest so free and just enjoying being a child.” Mum, Kate

LookFest will take place on July 17th – 20th, in the great outdoors and under canvass in rural Herefordshire.

This festival is run by Look UK, a charity that aims to empower young visually impaired (VI) people to thrive.

We want all visually impaired young people to have the same opportunities as everyone else to get down and dirty with nature, roam free and have fun in the outdoors.

Come and muck in!

tents and bunting at LOOKFest
tents and bunting at LOOKFest

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

LOOKFest is a family festival open to families with a VI parent or child. All under-18-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.

Alcohol will be served from the on-site bar which may require ID for purchase.

Transport:

What is my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

• A shuttle bus service will operate from nearby train stations for a nominal cash fee. There is limited capacity for seats on the shuttles. Please indicate when booking if you require seats on the shuttle busses. Details of timings will be included in your welcome pack.

• Public buses run from Cardiff, Abergavenny and Hereford to the nearest bus stop at Pontrilas. Lifts to and from the bus stop can be arranged on request.

• Driving directions will be included in your welcome pack. Onsite parking is free and convenient and there is a well-maintained track running the length of the site.

Accommodation:

Is there glamping available?

Yes. We have two glamping options available to book –

4 m bell-tent (sleeps 4) for £55

5 m bell-tent (sleeps 6) for £65

Single bedding set including duvet and pillow

Book your tickets now!