Ye Olde Gambolle Forth Tour





Friday May 5th to 7th 2017

Attention all ye Bears,

Here we go again. The Fat Lamb in conjunction with the Sporting Bears is pleased to announce our next Spring Touring Event to be run over the course of the above weekend. Our fourth such event in the series of Gambols, the name speaks for itself, and there will be a distinct Mediaeval Theme to the weekend.

As in previous years, we are anxious to welcome new entrants who perhaps haven’t experienced one of these social weekends before. The weekend is devoted to enjoying our cars over some superb driving roads, taking in the spectacular scenery, partaking of fine food and the occasional recreational tipple but in particular getting to know fellow members in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Your fellow Gambolleers will be happy to show you the ropes, keep you straight - and probably get you totally lost if you make the mistake of following them. To become a fully fledged Gambolleer yourself, all you have to do is join us.

The general format will be along the same lines as in previous years. Friday involves arrival, signing on during the afternoon and meeting your fellow entrants. This is followed by a four course dinner served in the restaurant to renew old acquaintances and welcome new ones. On Saturday we sally forth to tour some of the notable castles, abbeys and other sites of antiquity that are scattered throughout our region. The tour will take in some of our finest moorland roads, country lanes and picturesque villages with stops for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea at suitable ancient venues. We return for dinner at the Fat Lamb – a Mediaeval Banquet with suitable fancy dress attire to match the occasion. This year’s chosen charity is once again “The Rainbow Trust”, and there will be the usual gentle fundraising activity during the evening, and indeed throughout the weekend.

On Sunday, we have a shorter trip out to the ancient city of Durham where you will have the opportunity of visiting the Castle and Cathedral (or touring the shops) before boarding the Prince Bishop River Cruiser for our sail up the river with educational commentary and lunch on board.






As usual we will have twelve rooms available at the Fat Lamb with overflow B&B accommodation at The Kings Head or other local hostelries as required. Rooms at the Fat Lamb will be allocated on a first come first served basis, overflow accommodation is currently held till the end of January following which it will be subject to availability, so early booking is necessary to ensure you get a room.

10% of all Food and Accommodation sales from the Fat Lamb will go to the charity in addition to any other funds raised or donated. Our skilled negotiators have ensured the price remains the same as last year at £230.00 per couple, excluding accommodation but including dinner on the two nights, all coffee, tea, lunch’s, entry fees etc, plus other ancillaries associated with the trips.

Accommodation at both the Fat Lamb and Kings Head will again be £98.00/room/ night with the option of a two or three nights stay. Interested parties please contact me at The Fat Lamb, either by phone on 015396 23242, or send an e-mail to and we will forward the appropriate entry form.  

Happy driving……………….………………………….Paul Bonsall   (Grizzly Bear)