Newsletter Summer 2017

Summer seems to finally have arrived; numbers attending walks are continuing to be very healthy and our first weekend away in Whitby was thoroughly enjoyed by all those who went.


Social Events

  1. Charity Walk 9th July & BBQ

Building on last year’s BBQ & Charity Walk we will be offering a choice of two walks, a Green and Blue details of these can be found on our website. Our hosts for the BBQ will be Jan and Steve in Huxley and as they live on the lane coming down from the T junction in Huxley we will aim to travel there in as few cars as possible.

As it is our charity walk the fee will be £5 per person for the walk and we will be asking for a donation of £5 per person for the food. Please remember to bring along a bottle of your choice. If you are unable to attend the walk then please still feel free to come and join in the fun at the BBQ. If unsure of how to get to Jan and Steve’s please contact me or another committee member for directions, their address will also be temporarily placed on the website too.

In order that we can cater for those coming, please could you send me or Jan an email by Friday 7th July if you are planning to attend.


  1. Christmas Party: at Willington Hall in Friday December 8th 17.

The feedback following our Christmas party in the Orangery (a new room which overlooks the gardens and surrounding countryside) was very positive and so we will be returning there again this year.

More details will be circulated shortly but please make a note of the above date.


Walk Information

Walk Leader Meeting 1st June 2017

The meeting had excellent turnout with 13 of our 16 Walk Leaders present.

Please note the following

Old Hall (due to now having an Event’s facility) has installed a road barrier just before you enter the car park. The club has made arrangements for it to be open early on Sunday morning so that we can leave our cars there as usual. Please note however that some Red walks may finish late in the day and after the barrier is down. Hence for some walks we will be using an alternative starting venue. This will be high-lighted on the walk brief.

First Aid Training

Sue Norward has very kindly held a refresher session with our Walk Leaders.

Tattenhall First Responders

Some of our walk leaders recently attended the HeartStart Training course on Emergency Life Support offered by Tattenhall First Responders and found it to be very informative. These courses are open to everyone so if any club members are interested the course is free (although they welcome donations) and the web link is below.



Walking Holidays 2017

  1. Larpool Whitby: 21st to 24rd April 2017

Our first holiday of the year was attended by 23 members. The weather was excellent and walks varied (see photo below)


  1. Bavaria: (in the German Lake District at Lake Tegernsee near Munich) 15th to 22nd July 2017

20 members are going. If you wish to check out the venue more information is available at                     


  1. Lulworth Cove: 29th September to 2nd October 2017

A walking weekend based at West Lulworth House. 30 members will be attending and all accommodation available has been filled therefore it is now fully booked with no more places available. More details will be sent out a little nearer to the time.


Walking Holidays 2018

  1. Badia, Italian Dolomites. 11thto 18thMarch 2018 

This winter activity chalet holiday has been booked with Collett’s. 15 members have now paid their deposits and flights will be booked shortly.  Please contact Sarah if more information is required.

  1. Beddgelert, Snowdonia, 13thto 16thApril 2018

Our first holiday weekend in 2018 will be a walking weekend based at Craflwyn Hall. Please make a note of the dates; we have provisionally booked 8 singles and 8 twins, expressions of interest will be requested as soon we have formalised all details with HF.

  1. Summer Holiday Lake Bled, Slovenia Saturday 23rd June Saturday 30th June 2018

We have reserved 8 single and 10 twin rooms. This will be a guided walking holiday in an area reputed to be the most beautiful in Europe. Flights will be from Manchester. We have been asked to send deposits promptly and so if you are interested please email Sarah and send £150 per person to Ken in the usual way including your name in the reference.  Deposits are required by 12th July.

More information is on the HF website and Sarah will also be sending out more details shortly.


  1. Keswick, Lake District. 21stto 24thSeptember 2018 

We will be returning to Glaramara hotel where the food is fabulous and the walking spectacular. We will only be able to have 6 single rooms (so please think of doubling up with a friend if you are willing) and 9 twin. We will be asking for expressions of interest soon.


OHWC Database

Our database is in the process of being up-dated as some of the details held (addresses/dietary requirement/phone numbers etc.)

Please look out for an email from me asking you to amend any incorrect information.  


Regards to you all

& Happy Walking