On Sunday, 22 April, our walks are based at Hollingworth Lake Country Park in the South Pennines.
The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt. There will be a toilet stop at Birch Services on the M62 as the Visitor Centre at Hollingworth does not open until 10:30am. All walks start and finish near the Visitor Centre which will be open on completion of our walks for refreshments and toilets as will the pub just 2 minutes walk away!
We aim to leave for the return journey at 5.00pm and weather and traffic permitting, we hope to be back in Formby at approx 7.00pm.
The cost of travel will be £10.00 for adults, £13.00 for guests and £5.00 for Leaders, children and students in full time education.
Returns must go to the Chairman by Thursday, 12 April. Please get your returns in on time!!
If you need to cancel or make a late booking, please contact the Chairman on 01704 876971 who will endeavour to substitute your booking from any waiting list.
If this is not possible, then regrettably no refunds will be given as coaches will have been booked on initial returns.
Please ensure that your cheques are signed prior to being sent in – it is inconvenient for the Treasurer to chase up such omissions.
1. Club Bank Holiday Weekend, 1-5 June, 2012
The weekend will be based on the town of Brecon for walking in the Brecon Beacon’s National Park. Please note that this is the Queen’s Jubilee weekend, hence the 4 days/nights rather than the usual three – you might wish to come for only 3 days – your choice!
A provisional programme might be as follows:
Fri, 1 June Travel to Brecon for 9pm briefing meeting
Sat, 2 June Option of walks of 6mls or 8+ miles, (depending on those members coming)
Evening – Optional organised group meal at various prices/menu to suit all tastes & budgets
Sun & Mon Option of walks as on Saturday
Walks to be arranged (half or full day according to members wishes)
Tues, 5 June Depart for home!
A list of possible accommodation (including camp sites) is now available from the Chairman by e-mail. If you would like a copy of this, please let me know!
If you are coming & have already booked your accommodation, please let me know where you will be staying (if you have not already done so).
Starting from Hollingworth Lake we walk south east along the Rochdale way and go under the M62 motorway.
We start heading north east across pasture to the small wood south of Whittaker and progress eastwards to the edge of Clegg Moor before turning north and heading towards Lydgate.
Starting near the visitor centre we head south alongside the lake then east onto an old track gently climbing up to the moor and Hollins Hill where we cross over the M62.
We set off through Cleggs Wood passing the visitor centre before turning south east to follow a track to Sykes farm.