|Our next walks from the Winter Programme:
Saturday 1st April 2017
Our penultimate walks from the winter programme will be on a full day, finishing at Broughton in Furness on Saturday 1st April 2017.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by David Hartley and starts at Grizebeck on the A595, walking south up Back Lane (TK) to Chapels and up to Kirkby Moor under the wind farm and over the slate quarry (still working) from here we drop down onto the A595 then straight up Great Burney across the fell to Toottlebank were we climb up to Blawith Knot crossing the ridge to Woodland Fell and on to Tomstead, continuing across farm land to the dismantled railway and into Broughton. 2,000ft and 12 miles.
The ‘B’ walk will be led by Robin Bamber and starts from Torver, following a lane past Moor Farm and round Torver Common to Greaves Ground where we pick up a lane past Haveriggholme to Woodland Grove. From there we take the path through the woods to High Rosthwaite and on to Buttstead Wood. A short road walk then takes us on to the old railway line and a level walk into Broughton in Furness. 7 easy miles with a few undulations and a maximum height reached of 440ft.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Madge Salisbury and Alan Williams and is a circular from the Square, entering West Park, then walking in a north-easterly direction through East Park following a gradually rising path through fields until it reaches the A593. We walk along the road for about 350 yards until the junction with the minor (and very quiet) road towards Woodland. This road goes over the former railway and is left by joining the bridleway going through Buttstead Wood. At the end of the bridleway another quiet road is followed for 400 yards until the old railway track is taken towards Broughton. After one mile Broughton Tower Park is entered and then on into the Square. 5 miles and 525 feet.
PICKUP TIME: 9am from Torrisholme Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme
(Pickups commence from Heysham Towers at 8.45am)
Guests and new members are always welcome and can book by contacting Colette Follett (text or phone) on 07837273707
You may download a copy of the Winter Programme from this website - just click on "Winter Programme 2016/17" on the left sidebar on this page and select Print from the File Menu.
Leaders who would like help with planning their walk etc, please contact the Hon Secretary Linda Mills who will put you in touch with a member of the Committee. We have a large selection of maps to loan when planning and leading your walk.
Hon Chairlady: Nadine Kelly
Hon Vice Chairlady: Colette Follett
Hon Secretary: Linda Mills
Hon Treasurer: Linda Mountford
Hon Map Secretary: Tom Hodgson was voted to this position at the AGM
Coach Bookings Secretary: Colette Follett
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, John Mountford, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson.
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Jenny Hebblethwaite, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson
22nd - 29th September 2017
We are planning to go on holiday to Menorca. This walking holiday is being arranged by John Mountford, so please contact John for information. We will be staying at the Son Bou Hotel which is a 10 minute walk from So Bou beach, 1.6km from the Basilica de Son Bou ruins and 12 km from Menorca Zoo and 22km from the airport.
Flights: Manchester/Mahon – Fri 22nd Sept 8.30/12.10
Mahon/Manchester - Fri 29th Sept 13.00/14.40
The approximate cost is just under £500 per person sharing a twin or double room, this includes flights, transfers in Menorca and half board accommodation. There will be an additional cost of approximately £30 for transport to/from Manchester airport.
Please contact John Mountford by email: email@example.com or phone 01524-831389 if you wish to go on this holiday.
Cheques should be made payable to Torrisholme Rambling Club and sent to the treasurer Linda Mountford.
8th-12th April 2017
We are planning to go to Weston-Super-Mare for next year's rambling holiday. This will be a 5 day holiday (Saturday to Wednesday) and the venue is the Anchor Head Hotel in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare.
If you would like to join us on our holiday, please complete the booking form which is presently being sent out to members and send, together with your cheque for £40pp to Linda Mountford, Treasurer.
This holiday is for all members, even if you do not wish to walk and we hope as many as possible will join us.
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension,
Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
ADMISSION FREE - COMMENCING AT 7.30 pm
Our winter social programme commences with our usual Hotpot Supper and Quiz. Remember that you need to book Hotpot Supper meals so that the caterer can cater for the correct number. Please book with the Treasurer, Linda Mountford, or your Committee Member.
26 Oct - Wed - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle - no entrance charge
23 Nov - Wed - Members slide show July-Dec 2015 (including Majorca 2015)
17 Dec - Sat - Xmas Dinner and Dance - Morecambe Golf Club
25 Jan - Wed - Jacob's Join and Games Night (Beetle Drive)
8 Feb - Wed - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle - no entrance charge, MUST BE BOOKED
22 Feb - Wed - AGM
10 Mar - Fri - Ceilidh an Hotot Supper at the Jubilee Club - MUST BE BOOKED
22 Mar - Wed - Members slide show (Jan-December 2016 slides)
8-12 Apl - Sat-Wed - Walking holiday to Weston-Super Mare