|Our next walks from the Winter Programme 2014/15:
Saturday 4th April 2015
Our next walks from the winter programme will be on a full day, finishing at Hebden Bridge on Saturday 4th April 2015.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by Brian Townson and starts from the caravan sales shop in Lydgate, with a steep ascent through woodland, then fields and farm tracks to Todmorden Edge (1,000 ft) before descending to Dobroyd Castle and into Todmorden. We then take the Calderdale Way for a short distance and ascend to Rake End and Gaddrings Dam, joining the Pennine Way to Stoodley Pike Monument (1,200 ft) before descending on the Pennine Bridleway into Hebden Bridge via Lower Rough Head and Horsehold. 10 miles, undulating and approx. 2,400 ft of climb.
The "B" walk will be led by Linda Mills and starts just before Hebden Bridge, walking up past the church and into Eaves Wood, then steeply upwards to Heptonstall where we will spend a little time viewing the remains of an ancient church before proceeding downwards through tracks and woodland to Midgehole. We cross Hebden Water at New Bridge and follow it through woodland to Gibson Mill before a short climb to Hardcastle Craggs. We proceed upwards through Walshaw Wood and turn to join the bridleway to take us to Shackleton, passing Lady Royd Farm and Mansfield House and descending through woodland to New Bridge before crossing a footbridge to follow the river to Hebden Bridge. 8 miles, 1,597 ft and undulating.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Colette Follett and starts at the Wharf in Sowerby Bridge, following the Rochdale Canal along the towpath to Hebden Bridge. Due to ongoing repair work we may have small diversions along the way. Mostly flat and easy walking. No stiles and just over 5 miles.
Non-walkers are always welcome to book on the coach.
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 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: 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
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.
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).