|Our first walks from the Winter Programme:
Saturday 29th October 2016
Our last walks from the summer programme will be on a half day, finishing at Staveley on Saturday 29th October 2016.
The ‘A’' walk will be led by Alan Saunders starting from Staveley village crossing Barley Bridge to Littlewood and Piked How then down to Birk Feld, passing Frost Hole to make our way up the fell to Potter Tarn and onward to our lunch stop just before Gurnal Dubs. We then walk to Low Taggleshaw and take the path to Dirk Rigg before descending through fields to Potter Fell Road. We take the quiet road a short way to Gilpin Bank then across to Braban House and Laithwaite Farm before joining the road down to Bowston and crossing the bridge to pick up the Dales Way which follows the river past Cowan Head to Sandyhill to join the road into Staveley. Excellent views (some wet and muddy bits) overall distance just over 8 miles, maximum height 1100ft and total cummulative ascents over the walk of 1700ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by David Hartley and starts from Windermere train station car park walking on the outskirts of Windermere and over the railway line to eventually go onto the fell, we climb School Knot and Grandsire then dropping down onto the Dales way we continue to New Hall, Ash's Lane and on to Staveley. Fantastic Views looking North over Lake Windermere and the central hills of the Lake district, later we go through very pretty farming country. 7 miles, 1,000 ft and two Wainwrights.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Audrey and Lynne and is a circular starting from The Duke William Pub, going through fields, woods, quiet roads and by the river to Cowan Head before taking the Dales Way back to Staveley. About 5 miles with just a few stiles.
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 new Winter Programme from this website - just click on "Winter Programme 2016/17" 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
We all had an excellent holiday in Majorca, with good walking, good weather and good company. At the moment there are no plans to repeat this holiday, but plans may change ...
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.
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 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 - no entrance charge, MUST BE BOOKED
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 - no entrance charge, MUST BE BOOKED
22 Feb - Wed - AGM
10 Mar - Fri - Ceilidh an Hotot Supper at the Jubilee Club - MUST BE BOOKED
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
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson.
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Jenny Hebblethwaite, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson.