The Postellers ran for 48 years taking over 4,000 young people on trips mainly to the countryside and seaside. The format of the trips changed over time and it also depended on what was planned. Latterly, a typical weekend trip would consist of 8 young people and four leaders travelling in the Posteller minibus to an area within about 70 miles of London.   The week-long summer trips often involved a long distance path. Over the years, Posteller boots have completed: Pennine Way, Coast to Coast, Two Moors Way, West Highland Way (twice), White Peak Way, Hadrian’s Wall, and Cumbria Way (three times). There have also been cycling trips: Coast to Coast, Southern Ireland, France (many times) and Belgium (many times). Overnights were spent in youth hostels apart from the Ivinghoe Rally where as many as 100 Postellers and leaders were under canvas in the grounds of the sadly departed Ivinghoe Youth Hostel. Other trips with large numbers were the annual bonfire and valentine’s parties. Of course, there had to be a strong leaders team to support so many trips, many of the leaders being ex-Postellers themselves ‘having come through the ranks’. More about leaders on the Key Elements page.

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