|Our first walks from the Summer Programme 2015:
Saturday 2nd May 2015
Our first walks from the summer programme will be on a full day, finishing at Brampton on Saturday 2nd May 2015.
The ‘A’ walk will be led byTom Hodgson and starts at Crosby-on-Eden where we take a lane to join the Hadrians Wall Path. This takes us via Newtown and Walton leaving the path at Milecastle 54 on to Lanercost Priory. From here we follow a river path to join the Brampton Ridge back into Brampton via the Mote. A good 10 miles and undulating.
The "B" walk will be led by Madge and Ray Salisbury and starts from Birdoswald Roman Fort, taking the Hadrian’s Wall Path westwards. The route follows the Turf Wall for two miles across fields and through woodland with good views, followed by about a third of a mile on the road with the chance to view the remains of Turret 51B. Back on to paths again and in just under a mile we reach the Signal Station. A good spot to take lunch. We continue via Banks to Haytongate where we turn south, passing close to Lanercost Priory, over the old Abbey Bridge and up the hill towards Boothby. From here we ascend on to Brampton Ridge –a beautiful woodland with views northwards into Scotland then down into Brampton. Just over 7 miles with 6 stiles. Ascent = 620 feet. Descent = 860 feet.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Colette Follett and starts on the outskirts of Brampton at Capentree Road, following paths and lanes to Tarn Road and Talkin Tarn. After walking round the tarn, we take a field path and lane to Brampton Station and then follow the disused railway line into Brampton. Just over 5 miles and mostly flat walking.
Non-walkers are always welcome to book on the coach if there are spaces.
PICKUP TIME: 9 am 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 Summer Programme from this website - just click on "Summer Programme 2015" 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: Linda Mountford
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
What a brilliant holiday we had in Torquay. The weather was warm and sunny, and Torquay is a lovely place with lots for everyone to do whether walking or not. The hotel and food were very good and our meal on the way home at the Toby Carvery was excellent.
Your Committee are now meeting to discuss next year's walking holiday, so watch this space ...
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 now finished and will commence in September:
The following events have been arranged for the summer social programme:
13-17 Apl - Mon-Fri - Walking holiday to Torquay, Devon
10th Jun Wed - Fish & Chip Cruise - £18pp. Places must be booked.
15th Jul Wed - Treasure Trail
11th Aug Tue - Evening Saunter
25th Sep Fri - 50th Celebratory Ceilidh and Hotpot Supper at the Jubilee Club
3-10 Oct - Holiday to Puerto Pollensa in Majorca
At the AGM on Wednesday 25th February, it was voted unanimously to change the name of the Club to "Torrisholme Rambling Club". It was also voted unanimously to elect Derek Wood as President of the Club and dispense with the position of Vice President.
This was after notifying Club Members and consultations with the Vicar (former President) and Derek Wood (former Vice President).