|Our next walks from the Winter Programme:
Saturday 3rd March 2018
Our next walks from the winter programme will be on a half day, finishing at Bowness on Saturday 17th March 2018.
The A walk will be led by Mark Shackleton and starts from the Hawkshead ferry to cross Lake Windermere, price 50p per person. We take a footpath which leads to a steep climb to Claife Heights for excellent views in all directions. The walk from here is undulating, with a few more short steep climbs involved. We descend through beautiful open countryside, passing by several tarns to Far Sawrey before taking the path down to the lake, north of the ferry to walk back along the lake to the ferry. After crossing Lake Windermere we take a good footpath to Bowness. Total time, including the 2 ferry journeys is approximately 5 hours, depending on waits for the ferry. About 9 miles with a cumulative ascent of approx 2000 feet.
The B walk will be led by Linda Mountford and starts from a slip road adjacent to the A591, following lanes and paths to cross Crook Road to pick up the Dales Way at New Hall. The next 2½ miles are along lanes, turning west towards Bowness at Hag End with the highest point of the walk at 716ft. We continue along the Dales Way passing through Matson Ground¸ and taking in a view point before descending into Bowness. The walk enjoys lovely views most of the way, and is undulating. 7.7 miles with an accumulative ascent of 1,100 ft.
The C walk will be led by Norma Nicholls and is a linear starting from a lane behind the Church at Ings, gently climbing the lane up to High Fairbanks, then through fields to Borwick Fold and in a westerly direction to Outrun Nook to pick up the Dales Way. There follows gently undulating terrain by passing Windermere golf club, fields and quiet lanes to skirt Brantfell and a steep descent on the road into Bowness. 5 miles.
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 also 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
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Sylvia Dyson, Tom Hodgson, John Mountford, Norma Nicholls, Jennifer Whittaker.
Elsie Dowthwaite, Graham Dyson, Tom Hodgson, John Mountford, Norma Nicholls, Gary Marsh.
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: email@example.com 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.
WEDNESDAY EVENING SOCIALS
the Lounge of the Church of the Ascension,
Michaelson Ave, Torrisholme, Morecambe
Friends, Guests & Non-Members welcome
COMMENCING AT 7.30 pm
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
24th Jan - Jacob's Join, raffle and Games Night
28th Feb - AGM
14th March - Hotpot Supper, Quiz and Raffle - Must be booked
21-25 Apl - Walking holiday to Tenby
23rd May - Members Slide Show (Jan-Dec 2017)