Newsletter Autumn 15

Walking Weekends & Holidays

This year the club organised a weekend during April in Church Stretton, a summer holiday in the French Alps and an autumn weekend in Coniston Water. For all three holidays the weather was beautifully sunny providing fantastic views. For most of the week in the Alps the temperature was 30 degrees plus which many found almost too hot for comfortable walking. But it did mean we could fully admire the surrounding scenery including up towards Mont Blanc, which surely meant it was worth the sticky hair, the moist clothes and the constant need to take on water!


Donation to Air Ambulance

In recognition of the wonderful service that the Air Ambulance crew have provided the club has made £100.00 donation.


Summer Party at the Bluebell Café Great Barrow.

39 members came to this event which provided a great opportunity for members to catch up over

A few glasses of wine and fabulous food provided by Leonie and her staff.


Christmas Party Saturday 5th December 2015                       



For those who missed the summer party this is a must to put in your diary.

Similar to last year it will be held at Eaton Golf Club.

A DJ will be providing music for the evening and we will shortly be creating a tasty new menu.





Cost: £25.00 pp                                                       7.00pm for 7.30pm      Carriages at Midnight


Looking forward to 2016



For various reasons walk leader training has been postponed. The club would really benefit from some new leaders (some of our current leaders have now been taking on the responsibility for many years). If you would like to attend training to become a walk leader then please contact Steve Andrews who will be more than pleased to give you further information.


Walking Weekends and Holidays 2016

  1. Winter holiday Chalet Varena in Corvara: March 2016

Plans are progressing well and this holiday is now fully booked.


  1. Spring Walking Weekend 2016 – Dovedale, Derbyshire. 15th-18th April 2016

18 members have booked but there are still places left. We will be staying at HF’s Pevril of the Peak in the fabulous Peak District. A maximum of 40 can be accommodated and the total cost will be approximately £260 per person. Please check with Sarah if you are interested ASAP and then transfer the deposit of £75 to secure your place.


  1. Summer Holiday 2016 in the Picos de Europa with Hike Pyrenees 3rd-10thJuly 2016.

19 members have booked this two centre holiday with Hike Pyrenees.


  1. Autumn Walking Weekend 2016 – Glaramara, Keswick – 23rd -26th September 2016

We have a booking for Glaramara near Keswick in the North Lakes. The hotel has been newly refurbished so along with the wonderful walking it should be a real treat. We have 24 places still remaining. All rooms will be en-suite, but as the hotel is still finishing its refurbishment we cannot specify exact rooms remaining. Those wanting single rooms should book quickly.

Deposit £35 per person.

All deposits to be paid by Sunday 18th October. Into the OHWC Walking Club bank account as usual followed by e-mail to Ken Pratt and Sarah Andrew (Treasurer and SecretaryEvents respectively).


Trekking in Patagonia – November 2016

A number of members are planning to go trekking in Patagonia in November 2016.

Initial meetings have been held and for those members up for a challenge it will provide a truly unforgettable experience.

If you are interested in joining them contact James for further details