|Our next walks from the Summer Programme:
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Our next walks from the summer programme will be on a full day, finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale on Saturday 23rd June 2018.
The A walk will be led by John Mountford and starts from Langcliffe Village crossing the River Ribble by a weir to join the Ribble Way and turn northwards past Stainforth Force and through Little Stainforth to follow lanes to Helwith Bridge. Following a long ascent up Long Lane track to the base of Pen y ghent, we ascend via the ‘classic route’ which involves a short scramble to the summit (2277 ft), offering panoramic views. From there we walk westwards descending along the Pennine Way to follow a small diversion to ‘Hull Pot’ and then southwards along the Pennine Journey into Horton-in-Ribblesdale. 11.3 miles with 2,140 ft of accumulative ascent: 2140 ft, the highest point being 2277 ft.
The B walk will be led by Linda Mountford, and is a circular from the car park in Horton in Ribblesdale, crossing the river via a wooden bridge to join the Ribble Way, which follows the river through fields to Helwith Bridge. Crossing the bridge at Helwith, we head north up Long Lane a track which ascends to the south side of Pen-y-ghent, enjoying views to the west. At the base of Pen-y-ghent we head west making our way back down into Horton in Ribblesdale, via Brackenbottom Scar. 7.6 miles with an accumulative ascent of 1,200 ft, the highest point being 1,757 ft.
The C walk will be led by Kevin Gaughan and is a linear starting at Langcliffe, with a short walk north along the B6479 to cross the River Ribble by footbridge before heading north along the east side of the river, on the Ribble Way/Dales Highway. Looking east we can see Stainforth Scar. We then pass Stainforth Force waterfall and join the Pennine Bridleway passing through Little Stainforth to head north along a small lane. We then leave the Bridleway to go by Helwith Bridge Quarry, then down into Helwith Bridge for lunch by the pub before continuing northwards to return to the Ribble Way, with fine views of Pen-Y-Ghent, and into Horton in Ribblesdale. 6 miles. 9 stiles. Accumulative ascent 546 feet.
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 new Summer Programme from this website - just click on "Summer Programme 2018" 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01524 831389 if you wish to go on this holiday.
6th to 10th April 2019
Our walking holiday for 2019 will be to Eastbourne, staying at the Queens Hotel. The holiday is again with Alfa Coach Tours at a cost of £275 pp with £20 supplement for sea views and £25 supplement for singles occupying a twin room, if available. The cost includes bed, breakfast, evening meal, packed lunches and a meal on the way home. All members have received full details and a booking form by email and those not on email will receive their booking form from their Committee Member before bookings are opened.
A deposit of £40 pp payable to Torrisholme Rambling Club will secure your place. Linda Mountford (Treasurer) will be taking bookings AFTER Monday 30th April to ensure that all members have an equal chance of booking. The final day for bookings will be Friday 25th May.
We had a wonderful holiday in Tenby, despite the weather and look forward to seeng you all on the Eastbourne holiday.
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
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)
This will be the last slideshow that I will be showing, so please come along and give your support to this fun evening of your photographs taken during 2017.
24 July - Tuesday evening - Canal Cruise with Fish & Chip Supper
15 Aug - Evening Saunter at Heysham, led by Charlie Overett
5-12 Sep - Slovenia holiday
24 Oct - Hotpot Supper & Quiz
21 November – Bowland & Pennine Mountain Rescue Team - talk, slide show and Hot Supper
12 Jan - Dinner Dance at Morecambe Golf Club
1 March - Friday evening at the Jubilee Club – The Garstang Ukulele Band and hotpot supper