|Our next walks from the Winter Programme 2014/15:
Saturday 22nd November 2014
Our next walks will be on a full day, finishing at Helmshore on Saturday 22nd November 2014.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by Graham Dyson and starts just outside of Helmshore, walking past Holden Wood Reservoir and picking up the Haslingden Way. We then walk over Musden Head Moor and along the side of Tor Hill towards Wet Moss and over Bull Hill before dropping down into Helmshore. 8 miles and 1,450 ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by Madge and Ray Salisbury and starts from Farmers Glory on the B6236, taking the Rossendale Way south up to Haslingden Moor. Climbing steadily, we pass Copy Farm before turning westwards via Windy Harbour Farm. After skirting Jameston Quarry we continue to Clough Head Picnic area on the B6232 where there are toilets, picnic tables and a café. We then follow footpaths to rejoin the Rossendale Way above the Calf Head Reservoir and around the moor via Hill End before descending to Helmshore. 6½ miles with 870ft of ascent and 1,150 feet of descent.
The 'C' walk will be led by Alan Whittaker and starts at Ramsbottom near the East Lancs Railway which we will look at before we begin our walk. We then follow the Irwell valley across fields then later on an old railway line and tarmac to Irwell Vale. There is a short climb out of the valley then good paths through a park to Helmshore Mill. The mill is very interesting and worth a look for anybody that wishes. 4½ miles and 200 feet of ascent.
Non-walkers are always welcome to book on the coach.
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 new 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
20 Mar - Fri - FREE 50th Celebration Ceilidh & Hotpot Supper at Jubilee Club (note, there will be a charge for the Hotpot supper)
25 Mar - Wed - Members Slide Show - (July to Dec slides)
13-17 Apl - Mon-Fri - Walking holiday to Torquay, Devon