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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 first walks from the Winter Programme:

Saturday 28th October 2017




Our first walks from the winter programme will be on a half day, finishing at Ambleside on Saturday 28th October 2017.
The ‘A’ walk will be led by Charlie Overett and starts from the bus station, walking past the Salutation Hotel to pick up Stock Ghyl Lane before taking the path for Wansfell. At the summit we head north-east for Haystones then south to pick up Nanny Lane and descend to Troutbeck, taking the road for half a mile to Robin Lane, High Skellgill and Skellgill Wood to Jenkins Cragg for views over Lake Windermere. We descent to the road at Ambleside to take the path through the garden centre to pick up the road into Ambleside and into town. 1,750 ft and 7½ miles.
The ‘B’ walk will be led by Tom Hodgson and starts at Grasmere taking the road leading to the coffin route and Rydal. We take the path up to the falls at Buckstones and after retracing our steps for a short distance cross Rydal Beck into Birk Hagg. A path leads down to Rydal then on through the park to climb to Low Sweden Bridge and take the lane back into Ambleside. 3 climbs with an overall ascent of 1200 ft and just over 6 miles.
The ’C’ walk will be led by Colette and Anne and starts at White Moss car park to take the path by the river, up through the wood and across the bridge to Grasmere Lake. We then take the track leading up to Rydal Water and Rydal Mount. We walk through the park and after a short road walk to Ambleside.  4½ miles and four short ascents.

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 2017/18" 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.

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

22nd - 29th September 2017

What a wonderful holiday we had in Menorca - sunshine, sand, sea, sightseeing and walking.  We had a lovely hotel with good (and lots of) food.  Many thanks to John for all the work he has done in arranging another lovely holiday.  Anyone who has taken photos on this holiday, please send them to me so that I can include them in the slide show.  If I get a lot of pics, I may be able to do a separate slide show just on the Menorca holiday if we get enough people to support coming to see it. 

Can't wait for Slovenia now ............


5th-12th September 2018

John Mountford has kindly arranged another walking holiday abroad for 2018.  This time to Slovenia staying in the mountain resort of Kranjska Gora at the Ramada Resort Kranjska Gora Hotel.  You should have already received an email giving details of this holiday and there are now very few places left, despite the fact that John arranged a second allocation of seats. 

Flights: Manchester/Ljubljana - Wed 5th September 2018 9:10/12:25 returning Wed 12th September 07:05/08:30

Please contact John Mountford by email: or phone 01524 831389 if you wish to go on this holiday.


21st to 25th April 2018

We are planning to go to Tenby for our next walking holiday on 21st April 2018.  We will be staying in the Cliffe Norton Hotel, Tenby.  This is an Alfa holiday and the approxiate cost will be £240 per person and includes travel to and from the hotel, bed, breakfast and evening meals and a meal on the return journey, plus organised walks on each day we are in Tenby.

If you would like to go on our walking holiday, please contact the Treasurer, Linda Mountford, who is taking bookings now.  In the event of rooms not being available, Linda is taking names for a waiting list.


held in
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension,
Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
Our winter social programme commences with a Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle. 
25th Oct  - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle - Must be booked
22nd Nov - Jacob's Join, Raffle and Domino night
16 Dec     - Dinner Dance - Morecambe Golf Club - bookings being taken
21-25 Apl - Walking holiday to Tenby




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