|Our next walks from the Winter Programme 2014/15:
Saturday 24th January 2015
Our first walks from the winter programme will be on a full day, finishing at Keswick on Saturday 24th January 2015.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by Graham Dyson and will start from Ashness Bridge, following Barrow Beck then Ashness Gill to the summit of High Seat (608m). We then head north to Bleaberry Fell (590m) and on to Walla Crag (379m). From there we descend via Rakefoot and Castlerigg into Keswick. 7 miles with an ascent of 2,170 feet and 3 Wainwrights.
The 'B' walk will be led by Alan Whittaker and is a circular walk from Keswick along the old railway line then on a steady climb to the Stone Circle at Castlerigg, continuing on tarmac then fields to the side of Walla Crag and through Great Wood before dropping down to Derwentwater Lake and along the side of the Lake back to Keswick. The walk is on shale paths, some tarmac and fields. 8 miles and 400 feet of ascent.
The 'C' walk will be led by Linda Mountford and starts in Threlkeld Village at the foot of Blencathra, walking through the village and joining the disused railway line to Keswick. The railway line crosses the River Greta 9 times, and this river was an important source of power for the mills. We will pass through Burns & Brundholme Woods which provided charcoal for the copper & iron smelting in the 18th Century. There are toilets in the Village Hall as you walk through Threlkeld. Approx. 4 miles and flat with no stiles, finishing in Keswick town centre.
Non-walkers are always welcome to book on the coach. Keswick is a very popular and scenic market town - Wordsworth described it as “the loveliest spot that man ever found.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
PICKUP TIME: 9 am from Torrisholme Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme
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 2014/15" 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 either the Map Secretary Alan Whittaker or the Hon Secretary Linda Mills. We have a large selection of maps and books containing walks in all the areas which cover the Winter Programme. A list is available from the Secretary.
Chairlady: Nadine Kelly
Vice Chairlady: Colette Follett
Secretary: Linda Mills
Treasurer: Anne Lyons
Map Secretary: Alan Whittaker
Coach Bookings Secretary:
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson.
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Jenny Hebblethwaite, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson, Alan Whittaker |
3rd- 10th October 2015
We are planning to go on a 7 night walking holiday to Majorca as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Accommodation is in the Puerto Azul Apartments at Puerto Pollensa at a cost of £492pp, based on 2 people sharing. Due to the closure of Blackpool airport, departure is now from Manchester.
Please note that bookings for Majorca are now closed. We have 24 people booked.
Please contact the Secretary on 01524 771177 for any other information.
13th- 17th April 2015
As 2015 is our 50th Anniversary, we are planning lots of special events, including an extended 5 day holiday to Torquay (Monday to Friday), staying at the hotel Regina.
The approximate cost of the holiday will be £219, which includes coach travel, bed, breakfast and evening meal, packed lunches and a meal on the way home.
To secure your place a deposit of £30 per person is required to be sent to Linda (01524 771177) by the end of June.
WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIALS
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension, Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
ADMISSION £3.00 - COMMENCING AT 7.30 pm
Our Winter Social Programme is published below:
22 Oct - Wed - Hotpot Supper Quiz and Raffle
12 Nov - Wed - Members slide show (Jan - June slides)
10 Dec - Wed - Sizergh Barn talk and slide show by John Park
13 Dec - Sat - Xmas Dinner and Dance - Strathmore Hotel
14 Jan - Wed - Jacob's Join Supper, Games Night and Raffle
28 Jan - Wed - Beetle Drive and Raffle
11 Feb - Wed - Hot Pot Supper, Quiz and Raffle
25 Feb - Wed - AGM
25 Mar - Wed - Members Slide Show - (July to Dec slides)
13-17 Apl - Mon-Fri - Walking holiday to Torquay, Devon
3-10 October - Holiday to Puerto Pollensa in Majorca