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 (Formerly known as Torrisholme Church of the Ascension Rambling Club) 

The purpose of the Club is to promote fellwalking and a love and respect for the countryside.

We walk every alternate Saturday.

New Members are always welcome - please e-mail the Club Secretary for details:

Our next walks from the Summer Programme:

Saturday 1st October 2016




Our next walks from the summer programme will be on a half day, finishing at Whalley on Saturday 1st October 2016.
The ‘A’' walk will be led by Grace Green and starts from Spring Wood taking the path towards Clerk Hill. The route is then mainly field paths via Lower Clerk Hill, Hollins Farm, through Hodgeon Stone Plantation and down to Houlker's Farm. From here we head north to New Hall and along the edge of Robinsons Wood onto a footpath into Sabden. There is a short road walk through Sabden to Chew Barn. At Dry Corner the path takes us over  fields, crossing Sabden Brook, then north to Heyhouses and Church Clough before turning west at Calf Hill towards the Nick of Pendle. From here we keep to the path which passes below Wiswell Wireless Station and Bramley Farm back to Spring Wood and into Whalley. Approx 8½ miles. Overall height about 1600 ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by Carol Hurst and is a circular walk from Spring Wood picnic site, walking besides the wood on the edge of the golf course, up through fields to Clerk Hill and then down to the Clerk Hill Road. After a short road walk we cut through fields going down Lower Clerk Hill to Whalley Road. Crossing the road we continue on, walking beside Sabden Brook to pass through Hodgeon Stone Plantation to Back Lane which we follow for a short distance before walking through fields to lead us to Read Hall, through Read Park and down to cross over the A680. We then walk alongside the River Calder, heading down toward Rodger Hey (brook), turning to pass Squires Farm and heading back on Deans Lane up through Whalley Banks and Whalley Nab back to Whalley. Distance 7½ miles approx with an ascent of approx 540ft.
The ’C’ walk will be led by by Jenny Hebblethwaite and starts in Whalley crossing the bridge of the river Calder to a climb along Whalley Banks to Heys Farm then rejoining the river to walk along the banks to Cock Bridge, Read Park and Portfield then skirting the Golf Course and picnic area and back into Whalley. 5½ miles with one climb at the beginning of the walk and 600 ft of ascent.

PICKUP TIME: 11am from Torrisholme Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme

(Pickups commence from Heysham Towers at 10.45am) 

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 Summer Programme from this website - just click on "Summer Programme 2016" 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.


3rd-10th October 2016

It will soon be our Majorca holiday and I will shortly be sending out times for the coach pickups to the airport.  Transport is arranged through Travellers and pickups will commence in Carnforth at 5am.  The remaining pickup times will be advised as soon as I get them from Travellers.

We now have leaders for the 3 days of walking which Graham has arranged and your itinerary will be sent to you as soon as I receive the pickup times from Travellers and the joining instructions from Jet2Holidays.

8th-12th April 2017

We are planning to go to Wewton-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.


held in
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension,
Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
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
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
22 Feb - Wed - AGM
10 Mar - Fri   - Ceilidh an Hotot Supper at the Jubilee Club
22 Mar - Wed - Members slide show (Jan-June 2016 slides)
8-12 Apl - Sat-Wed - Walking holiday to Weston-Super Mare

Hon Chairlady: Nadine Kelly
Hon Vice Chairlady: Colette Follett
Hon Secretary: Linda Mills
Hon Treasurer: Linda Mountford
Hon Map Secretary: To be voted at the next AGM, due to the recent sad death of Alan Whittaker 
Coach Bookings Secretary: Colette Follett
General Committee:
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson. 
Co-opted Member:
John Mountford
Walks Committee:
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Jenny Hebblethwaite, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson.



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