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The History of NAPSAC

NAPSAC is a wonderful opportunity for people to get together.  You don`t have to be a hardened or experienced walker. The groups cater for all levels, even those who don`t want to but just enjoy the British countryside.

For those who don’t know about NAPSAC (National Association of Probation Social Activities Club), this came to exist after a number of Probation Staff (including John Hunt – Probation and later the Parole Board – who became Lord Hunt – one of the founder members of those that conquered Everest in 1953) decided at NAPO AGM  – 1976 to do a walk to raise funds for Edridge.

Ongoing individuals from Probation & CAFCASS, those connected or with tenuous links; have met twice yearly at various hostels (YHA) to participate in walking, talking, shopping, eating and drinking and general good times. We meet every May half term (so that children can attend) in one of the Lake District YHAs and in October in YHAs in Derbyshire, Wales or Yorkshire and sometimes further afield (over 18s only).

Some of those originals members still participate in NAPSAC. every year.  In 2016 (our 40th anniversary) our meeting at Hawes lead to a group doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks (one of the original challenges to raise money for Edridge) and where regulars and people from the past all got together for a weekend of celebration.

NAPSAC is a wonderful opportunity for people to get together.  You don`t have to be a hardened or experienced walker. The groups cater for all levels, even those who don`t want to but just enjoy the British countryside. We stay in YHA and cost covers breakfast, packed lunches and a two-course evening meal, washed down by the drink of choice! Interested?  Contact Caroline Coggin/ Bewley – NAPSAC Chair caroline.coggin@yahoo.co.uk Tel 07712573600

NAPSAC DATES FOR 2023. YHA Borrowdale 29th May to 3rd June 2023

Brecon Beacons 28th September to Ist October 2023

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