Weekends Away

Our annual weekend away during the summer not only gives us the opportunity to explore places further from home, it also allows us to spend more time together as a group.


Al fresco breakfast by the pods in 2016

The 2019 weekend is taking place from Friday 7th-Sunday 9th June. We are returning to the Cotswold View site that we visited in 2016. It’s located between Charlbury and Enstone and as in previous years we will offer a ride out on the Friday afternoon, a choice of two rides on the Saturday and a return ride on the Sunday. For those of you who were on the 2016 weekend, there is so much great cycling available that we won’t need to repeat much of what we did then. We are planning to have a picnic on the Friday night and we will eat out on the Saturday night.

Accommodation options

Pods: There are 4-person and 6-person pods available. However, previous experience suggests that it’s unwise to try and fit more than three Isis Cyclists in a 4-person pod as they’re probably intended for families of two adults and two children. The pods are basic and you need to provide a sleeping bag (or equivalent) and a mat. We haven’t used the 6-person pods before, but it’s fair to assume that 6 people will be a tight squeeze!

Camping: All pitches are serviced (i.e. with electric hook-up). For people wanting to bring a small tent, two tents can share a pitch. There are also grass and hardstanding pitches for camper vans etc.

B&B: B&B on the site is now fully booked. However, there are certain to be other options in Charlbury itself.

Cottages: There is the option of booking one or more of four cottages, subject to availability. They sleep from two to four; prices vary from £200 to £360 for the two nights. If you want one, you will need to book it yourself and find people to share with. For details and availability, visit https://www.banburyhillfarm.co.uk/holiday-cottages.

The site has a café that can be used for breakfast by those in pods and tents.

The prices for pods and camping pitches for two nights are:

  • 4 person pod (2 sharing) – £46
  • 4 person pod (3 sharing) – £31
  • 4 person pod (4 sharing – not recommended!) – £23
  • 6 person pod – £114 total for two nights
  • Camping pitch (2 tents sharing) – £60
  • Grass OR Hardstanding camper van pitch – £60

How to book…

To share a pod – contact Jane Carlton Smith to let her know with whom you will be sharing (or if you don’t mind):  up to 4 or up to 6 for a larger pod (but see above).

To camp in a tent – contact Jane and let her know if you would like to share a pitch with another tent – Jane can coordinate this.

To camp in a van – book direct with the site and add “Carlton Smith group” to your booking in the Reference/Notes box.  You will then be placed in “our” area, unless you prefer to be on your own.  All pitches have electric hook-ups.

B&B – Book direct with the site (https://www.banburyhillfarm.co.uk/holiday-cottages) and let Jane know.

Jane can be contacted via the Contact us page.

Read about our recent weekends away

These pages are out of date, but give you a flavour of our weekends: