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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 20th August 2016




Our next walks from the summer programme will be on a full day, finishing at Bolton Abbey on Saturday 20th August 2016.
The ‘A’' walk will be led by Linda Mills and is a circular starting from the car park at Bolton Abbey, walking to the Cavendish Pavillion for toilets, then following the Dalesway along the river Wharfe, through Strid Wood, crossing the river at Barden Bridge, continuing along the Dalesway to Howgill, ascending Howgill Lane to Dalehead Farm and Simons Seat. Descent is via Truckle Crags and Long Crag to Great Agill Bottom then through the Sheepshaw Plantation and the Valley of Desolation to Posforth Bridge before rejoining the Dalesway following the river Wharfe into Bolton Abbey. A beautiful walk with wonderful views on the descent from Simons Seat. 11 miles and 1,591ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by Carol Hurst and is a circular starting from Bolton Abbey with a short road walk to a footpath crossing fields to Westy Bank Wood, leading onto moorland heading for Middle Harehead and crossing the road to Strid Wood, approaching river up to Barden Tower and crossing at Barden Bridge. We than follow the riverside path, through Strid Wood, passing the Cavendish Pavillion and returning to the Priory.  Approx 8 miles with 870ft ascent and undulating.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Brian Townson and is a circular starting from the car park, walking down towards the river Wharfe and along the path towards the Strid. We then continue to Barden Bridge, crossing over to follow the river path back to Bolton Abbey. Good paths, undulating in parts and no stiles. 6 miles.

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 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

I have now arranged another holiday to Majorca for next year and have sent details to the 27 people who have paid their deposit.

We will be travelling with Jet2Holidays again and staying at the same hotel as in 2015.  The price is £505 pp.

There are still one or two people who haven't yet sent me their passport details and I would be pleased if you could let me have these.  A photocopy of your passport page is fine - either emailed or posted.

Everyone travelling has now paid their final balance and I will send out further details nearer the time.  Please don't forget to send me your passport details as soon as possible.

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
Wed 17 Aug 2016 -  Evening Saunter led by Linda Mountford - Meet at The Royal, Bolton-le-Sands, 6.30pm.  Sandwiches and chips have been ordered after the walk - cost £5.95.

Chairlady: Nadine Kelly
Vice Chairlady: Colette Follett
Secretary: Linda Mills
Treasurer: Linda Mountford
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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