Newsletter Winter 15

WINTER NEWSLETTER 2015

Christmas is now less than two weeks away, “where has the time gone” I hear you all cry! Yet if we look back over the last year and reflect on the walks and holidays OHWC has shared during 2015 we have without doubt visited some wonderful places and had a fabulous time. Our thanks must go to Steve for overseeing the walks, the walk leaders, Sarah for organising the holiday accommodation and Ken for meticulously recording all financial transactions. 

Update 2015

Autumn Walking Weekend at Coniston Water

The last of our three holidays this year was spent at Monk Coniston, an historic National Trust property set in romantic surroundings looking down towards Conistonwater. In total forty members attended and yet again we had fabulous weather with the rain arriving just as we were departing on the Monday morning. The beautiful surroundings encouraged many of us to take on some of the Wainwrights’ culminating with 17 members (a record number) opting for the Blue/Red walk which took in the Old Man of Coniston.

The Christmas Party

41 members joined together at Eaton Hall for drink, food and dancing. Yet again this was a great opportunity to meet up with people and hear their news

 

Looking forward to 2016

AGM Friday 12th February

This will be our first event of the year and an opportunity to eat, drink and also suggest and discuss future events, holidays and of course our new walk programme for 2016. Please come and get involved and share your thoughts and ideas.

Social Events

We have plans to hold both a summer evening and Christmas party, if you know anywhere suitable please let us know.

Walking Events

  1. Charity Walk

We are intending to move the charity walk to July in the hopes of better weather.

  1. Wainwrights weekends are being planned at the moment, more details to follow shortly.

 

Walking Weekends and Holidays 2016

  1. Winter holiday Chalet Varena in Corvara: March 2016

Plans are being finalised 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.

The weekend is now fully booked, but if you are interested in going on the reserve list please contact Sarah.

 

  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.

This weekend is also fully booked, but again if you are interested in going on the reserve list please contact Sarah.

 

On behalf of the committee we wish you all a very Merry Christmas

and a healthy and happy New Year

Paula