Newsletter Winter2018/19

We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break and that 2019 has got off to a good start. Our first social event of the year at Willington Hall was attended by 42 members and it proved to be a great opportunity to catch up with each other. The comments received to date have all been very positive and many members have said how they preferred the event in January. We will be asking for your thoughts at the AGM so please let us know.


OHWC Membership Cards /Walk Calendar

The membership cards for this year have been printed and those attending Willington Hall received one on the night. Over the next few days everyone else will receive one in the post. Please contact me if yours fails to appear.


AGM: Friday 15th February 2019 Eaton Hall Golf Club 6.45pm followed by Social & Supper

The AGM is fast approaching. Please email me to let me know if you are coming and to make sure we have catered for sufficient members.

The minutes from the last AGM are attached for you to read.

If you would like any item to be added to the agenda then please let me know via email no later than 25th January.


Walking Holidays 2019

For our two weekends away next year the committee has deliberately chosen one location relatively near to home and one further afield; details are below.

Spring 2019

In the spring we are going to Nether Grange in Alnmouth, Northumberland. The dates are 26th to 29th April and the cost per person is £265 approximately (depends on numbers) for our usual package of full board. We have 38 people booked on the holiday, but the hotel can take more and there may be availability so please email Sarah on the Secretary Events email address if interested.


Summer 2019

We are heading to Schenna in Sud Tirol, Italy on 22nd June 2019 for 7 nights. The cost of the holiday is £1,649 flying from Manchester. If you make your own way to the resort the cost is £1,299 per person. We have 11 people booked.


Autumn 2019.

In the autumn we are going to Dolserau Hall in Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia. The dates are 4th to 7th October and the cost is approximately £255 per person. We have 17 people booked on this holiday and there is space available.

If you have not booked and you would like to come please contact Sarah.



Wainwright Dates for 2019

17-19 May: Keswick                           12-14 July: Glenridding                                               13-15 September: Keswick

Anyone interested should contact John Trimble for more information. Please note that the first weekend in May coincides with a major event in Keswick so it will be  important to book accommodation earl