| Our first walks from the Winter Programme 2014/15:
Saturday 25th October 2014
Our next walks will be on a full day, finishing at Grassington on Saturday 25th October 2014.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by Linda Mills and starts at Sandy Beck on the Grassington road near Rylstone, ascending to the Norton Tower ruins and up to the Rylstone memorial cross on Rylstone Fell. We then take the moorland path to the Upper Bardon Reservoir where we walk along its causeway to Pitshaw Top and around Thorpe Fell. We descend into Thorpe where we cross the Suspension Bridge to pick up the Dales Way which follows the River Wharfe into Grassington. 11 miles and 1700 ft.
The 'B' walk will be led by Amanda and Carol and is a linear walk following the Dales Way from Kettlewell to Grassington, starting from the NCP car park at Kettlewell. There a number of stiles and one moderate ascent before the walk levels out to a fairly easy walk. The weather will determine if the magnificent views are shown off to best effect as we walk though ancient pastures and limestone scars. As we approach Grassington the route joins an enclosed track and is approximately 7 miles.
The 'C' walk will be led by Elsie Dowthwaite and is a circular starting from the centre of Grassington walking up the main street and onto High Lane. Here there are extensive panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales. We then walk through fields to Hebden where we have lunch at the suspension bridge before following the river Wharfe into Grassington via the Dales Way, visiting Linton Falls and Church. There are a couple of stiles and after the initial walk up the main street the walk is mostly flat. Approximately 5 miles.
Non-walkers are always welcome to book on the coach.
PICKUP TIME: 9am from Torrisholme Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme
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 2014/15" 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: Anne Lyons
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 and a deposit of £60pp is required to book.
The holiday is open to non-members, but Members will be given priority for booking. They have already received a Newsletter and booking form.
Please contact the Secretary on 01524 771177 for details of the holiday, together with booking form. A limited number of places are available.
13th- 17th April 2015
As 2015 is our 50th Anniversary, we are planning lots of special events, including an extended 5 day holiday to Torquay (Monday to Friday), staying at the hotel Regina.
The approximate cost of the holiday will be £219, which includes coach travel, bed, breakfast and evening meal, packed lunches and a meal on the way home.
To secure your place a deposit of £30 per person is required to be sent to Linda (01524 771177) by the end of June.
WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIALS
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 published below:
22 Oct - Wed - Hotpot Supper Quiz and Raffle
12 Nov - Wed - Members slide show (Jan - June slides)
10 Dec - Wed - Sizergh Barn talk and slide show by John Park
13 Dec - Sat - Xmas Dinner and Dance - Strathmore Hotel
14 Jan - Wed - Jacob's Join Supper, Games Night and Raffle
28 Jan - Wed - Beetle Drive and Raffle
11 Feb - Wed - Hot Pot Supper, Quiz and Raffle
25 Feb - Wed - AGM
20 Mar - Fri - FREE 50th Celebration Ceilidh & Hotpot Supper at Jubilee Club (note, there will be a charge for the Hotpot supper)
25 Mar - Wed - Members Slide Show - (July to Dec slides)
13-17 Apl - Mon-Fri - Walking holiday to Torquay, Devon