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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 Winter Programme 2016:

Saturday 6th February 2016




Our next walks from the winter programme will be on a full day, finishing at Ilkley on Saturday 6th February 2016.
The ‘A’' walk will be led by John Mountford and starts from the top of Wells Road, walking in an easterly direction along the Millennium Way ascending Rocky Valley and following the path across to the ‘Cow and Calf’ rocks, which is a view point over Ilkley and beyond. We then continue ascending to Burley Moor, passing the High Lanshaw Dam before turning in a westerly direction to the Twelve Apostles Stone Circle. From the circle we continue to the Trig point at 1319ft and onto the Stanza and Thimble stones. We follow the high path along to Long Ridge End where we descend once again onto the Millennium Way turning in an easterly direction. This route passes by the Swastika Stone (Bronze age), and a reservoir down to our starting point. From here it is a short walk into Ilkley town. 10 miles with a total ascent of 1,500 ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by Pat and Martin Hamer and from the drop-off point will walk up to the Cow and Calf viewpoint for lunch to hopefully see some rock climbers.  From there we make our way up and across the moor to High Lanshaw Dam passing cup and ring marked stones along the way and then on to Horncliffe Well to pick up the Dales High way and pass the Twelve Apostles stone circle on our way to the trig point.  We continue past the Stanza and the Thimble Stones to Whetstone Gate before turning down onto Keighley Road and back into Ilkley.  Total ascent 800ft and 7.2 miles some muddy patches to be expected but for the most part good underfoot on well defined paths.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Madge & Ray Salisbury and starts on the Bolton Road (B6160) close to Lobwood House. From here we join the Dales Way, walking towards Ilkley and following the River Wharfe to Addingham and on to St Peters Church. We continue via some quiet roads and on to the river bank again. On reaching the end of the Dales Way we walk through the Riverside Gardens to the centre of Ilkley. Nearly 5 miles with an ascent of 175 feet and descent of 235 feet.


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 Winter Programme from this website - just click on "Winter Programme 2015/16" 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.


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.


9th- 13th April 2016

Our next walking weekend will be at Bournemouth.  This will be a 5 day holiday (Sat to Wed) and the venue is the Devon Towers Hotel in Bournemouth. 

The balance of £185pp for your holiday is now due and Linda Mountford (Treasurer) will be collecting the final balance.  You should make your cheques payable to Torrisholme Rambling Club.  Please note that Nadine is the co-ordinator with Alfa and any queries should be addressed to her at her new address 22 Anstable Road, Torrisholme, Tel 07919678047.


held in
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension,
Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
25 Sep  - Fri   - FREE 50th Celebratory Ceilidh and Hotpot Supper at the Jubilee Club. 
3-10 Oct  Sat-Sat - Holiday to Puerto Pollensa in Majorca 
21 Oct   - Wed - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle.   
11 Nov  - Wed - Games Night and Jacob's Join Supper and Raffle
4 Dec    - Fri  - Annual Dinner Dance at the Lothersdale Hotel - Meet 7pm.
13 Jan  - Wed - Beetle Drive, Nibbles and Raffle
27 Jan  - Wed - Games Night and Jacob's Join Supper
10 Feb  - Wed - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle - Please book your supper with the Treasurer (price £6.50 inc Admission)
24 Feb  - Wed - AGM
 9 Mar   - Wed - Cheese and Wine Night
23 Mar  - Wed - Members Slide Show (January to December slides)
9-13 Apl  Sat-Wed - Walking holiday to Bournemouth, Dorset 

Chairlady: Nadine Kelly
Vice Chairlady: Colette Follett
Secretary: Linda Mills
Treasurer: Linda Mountford
Map Secretary: Alan Whittaker 
Coach Bookings Secretary:
Colette Follett
General Committee:
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson. 
Walks Committee:
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Jenny Hebblethwaite, Tom Hodgson, Norma Nicholls, Brian Townson, Alan Whittaker



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