We will, if possible, travel together to Alderney. Details appear below. The ONLY way of reaching this event is by return flight on Air Aurigny
. Please note this is an unpressurised 3 engined propeller aircraft with 14 seats so we will have almost the sole use of the plane if we all travel as one group. The flight takes about 45 minutes. The flight is great fun, but a little noisy! If you are running late to the airport please call the Event Leader on 0161 420 0001 then press 1 followed by the event number, which can be found at the top of this page.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
on Alderney are limited. Emergencies are airlifted to Guernsey. There is no reciprocal health arrangements with the UK mainland and as Alderney is outside the EU, an E111 form or EU health card are also no good, so personal travel insurance is essential. OutdoorLads does not provide travel insurance and you will be asked to provide evidence of your own insurance a week before travelling.
The are only limited shopping facilities so make sure you bring sufficient clothes etc.
: The Fort has to be vacated at 10:00 (subject to tides) and your luggage will be picked up by taxi leaving you a couple of hours for a final walk and photo stops en route to the airport.
Phone and internet:
Mobile phone reception is very patchy at the fort and often connects via French or Guernsey operators so beware your roaming tarrif. There is an old fashioned pay phone available at the fort and whilst it does take incoming calls, it is located by the 'soldiers quarters' and incoming calls need to be pre arranged. Wi-fi is available at the airport café, which is quite an institution having a supply of knitting balls to keep you amused if there are flight delays and a micro sized duty free shop that opens on request!!!
There is no TV
at the fort. To keep in touch with 'homeland' issues bring a small transistor radio!
: there are some hills on Alderney - including down to the fort. The destination may not suit those with mobility issues, and reasonable fitness would be sensible.
: Alderney is not part of the UK or the EU, but forms part of a Common Travel Area. In order to fly here you will need some form of photo ID, such as your passport, photocard driving license, MOD ID card or student NUS card.
IT SOUNDS GREAT, SO HOW DO I PAY? AND WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO?
Please use the links at the top of this page to pay for the event. The cost covers the booking of the hostel, administration & leadership expenses (for organising, printing costs, researching the weekend and for the Event Leader's petrol). The price also includes a contingency for OutdoorLads in case the event doesn't fill and the price is also inclusive of VAT and credit card processing fees.
Any profit made by OutdoorLads from this weekend is put back into the group to maintain & develop the website, place deposits and make future bookings, to send our leaders on training courses such as First Aid courses, Mountain Leader courses, navigation courses, food hygeine courses etc. A small proportion goes towards marketing for the group. Your money also goes towards maintaining and storing the equipment that OutdoorLads uses on events.
If you are a Guest or Trial Member and have used your first two events, you'll also need to become a Full Member before you can register for this event.
Please note the event cost does not include travel to Alderney, food and drink costs, travel insurance or travel fares around the island.
THERE AREN'T ANY PLACES LEFT, BUT I REALLY WANT TO COME. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Unfortunately when the event reaches its limit there will be no further space for people to join. Event limits are set for organisational and safety reasons. However, if the event is full you can still register and pay and you will appear on the event reserve list. If a place subsequently becomes available then it will be filled from the event reserve list on a first-come, first-served basis.
I'VE SIGNED UP & PAID BUT I CAN'T MAKE IT ANYMORE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
SO FAR, SO GOOD - BUT I DON'T DRIVE SO HOW WILL I GET THERE?
You may be eligible for a full or part refund, depending on the date you decide you're unable to attend. For details of the OutdoorLads refund policy please click here
. You can find further details about how to obtain a refund and how much refund you will be entitled to at the bottom of this page. If the event has closed and you are unable to remove your name, please call the Event Leader on 0161 420 0001
then press 1
followed by the event number
, which can be found at the top of this page. If you can't make it please let the Event Leader know so that someone else wanting to go on the event is able to take your place.
Public transport details are listed below. If you need a lift then contact the Event Leader who will try to sort you out with one. Alternatively take a look at members on the attendance list below who live near you and are able to offer other members a lift. You could also try posting a message on the Forum.
THIS WILL BE MY FIRST EVENT - IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?