On Sunday, 25 March, our walks are based at Hayfield and will be followed by the re-arranged Hot Pot Supper. (See below for details).
The coach will leave as usual from school at 8am prompt and travel direct to Hayfield where there are toilet facilities. NB. ‘B’ walkers will be leaving the coach before Hayfield so they should take boots and rucsacs on to the coach and be prepared for a quick exit!
We hope to be back in Formby between 8.30 / 9.00pm traffic permitting.
1. Hot Pot Supper
On completion of our walks, the coach will take us to the ‘Waltzing Weasel’ for our meal. This will consist of 2 courses with an individual choice of 4 Main courses and 2 desserts at a cost of £12 per person. We must make our choices in advance so please complete the form at the end of the return slip indicating your choice from the Menu.
Coffee will be available but is not included in the price and should be ordered and paid for separately.
2. 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+ mls, (depending on those
Evening – Optional organised group meal at various
prices/menu to suit all tastes & budgets
Sun& Mon Option of walks as on Saturday
Tues, 5 June Walks to be arranged (half or full day according to members
wishes) 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 .
3. Report on Club Walking Week in Tenerife (18-25 Feb)
Our party of 11 (a mixture of members and friends) travelled together, by Easyjet and rented cars, to our self-catering apartments at Club Casablanca in Puerto de la Cruz. Apart from 20 mins light rain on our second walk, the weather was kind to us and dry with a good deal of sunshine ! Our programme was very flexible, offering varied walks each day according to ability, or time to spend exploring the local area. The highlight was unanimously voted to be our trip up Mount Teide where our challenging walk at 6000/7000ft in the crater suited all abilities with an extension for the more adventurous! Our group meal at the end of the week was deemed to be a success, overlooking the crashing Atlantic waves. All in all, I think it was felt to be a successful and enjoyable week !!
Leaving Hayfield on Kinder Road we will pause at Bowden Bridge where the famous (among walkers ) Kinder Trespass started in 1932. Reaching Kinder Reservoir we contour on a good path to William Clough.
This walk covers a variety of landscapes, all with good paths, where the 1500 feet ascent is very gradual (honestly!), and all before lunch.
This hybrid C/B walk has a good mix of pleasant scenery combined with many features which should appeal to those with an interest in things historical or architectural.