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Morecambe Bay walk

The famous Galloway’s Morecambe Bay Walk returns once again for 2019. Join Galloway’s on this iconic walk, as we ramble from Arnside across the famous sands to Kents Bank.

We will be guided along the picturesque bay, by the Queen Guide to the Sands, Michael Wilson. Our walk will be taking place over 2 days; Saturday 24th August, starting at 11am and then again on Sunday 25th August, starting at 12.15pm. We will begin our walk in Arnside and will be approx. 8milles and is expected to take between 3 and 4 hours, before ending at Kents Bank. To book onto this unforgettable day please visit,www.galloways.org.uk/events or call us on 01772 744148.

Galloway’s provides transport from central Lancashire points including; Preston, Penwortham, Chorley, Southport and Morecambe. Parking is extremely limited in both Arnside and Kents Bank, so it is highly recommended to reserve your required transport. For more information on the transport available or to reserve a place, please emailcharlotte.carnell@galloways.org.uk . Transport information, and FAQ’s on the walk will be included in your welcome pack.

 For a £10 registration fee (£5 for under 16s) you will receive an event t-shirt, and a day you’ll never forget. Family tickets for £20 (2 adult and 2 children) are also available.

It’s estimated there are over 50,000 blind and partially sighted people living in Lancashire and Sefton. Galloway’s is a sight loss charity that supports local people who are affected by sight loss. For someone to lose their sight, it can have a profound impact upon their life. It can bring feelings of isolation, depression and loneliness; through our services such as our talking news, Get Active Programme and Talking Tech are we able to take people at their darkest ebb. We are able to help them to see beyond the limitations of their sight loss and rediscover their potential.

 We thank you for your support in displaying the enclosed posters & flyers. If anyone would like further information about our Morecambe Bay Walk or about Galloway’s then please contact, charlotte.carnell@galloways.org.uk or call us on 01772 744148.


Xmas Meal for members to “Save the Date”
Saturday 16 November 2019. 
At Fox Lane Sports and Social Club Leyland.

The Xmas Meal has been planned differently this year.  No walk beforehand and date sorted so that we are not walking on the Sunday and everyone can enjoy the night without feeling rushed.

This location was chosen as it is fairly central, has good parking and the room is large, therefore if members want to they can invite partners, or friends and family.

We would also like to invite previous members, who are not now out walking.   It would be great to see old members. Plus, the room has its own bar (and at Social Club Prices).

Time of meal and price to be announced at a later date, but expected to be about £18.50.  We have been assured that the food is good.

See Jane or Linda for more information.


2020 Club Holiday

A little info here on next year’s club holiday in 2020 it’s going to be at Weston-Super-Mare, the date is 6 April Monday to Friday.

For more information about the holiday see Jane or Linda.


Coach fare increase for 2019

As most of you will know the coach fare has not increased for around 8 years now, and has been fantastic value for money. But all good things come to an end, and regrettably from January 2019 the coach fare will be increasing from £10.00 to £12.00, but this will include the driver’s tip, so looking on the bright side it’s only increased by £1.50. We think you’ll all agree that with the price increase, the club outings still represent exceptional value for money.


2018 Photo Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the photo competition & the winners are:-

Susie Joram – Animal Section,   Linda Woodroffe – Flora & Fauna section,

Ken Harker – People Section,  Jackie Porter – Scenery Section

2018 winners jpeg

It’s not the winning that counts it’s the taking part.


 Mountain Rescue Team Donation

Thank you to all members of CLRC who have worked hard this year on various ventures.

The club as now raised a total of £1000. Well done everybody for your generosity and support.  We may still have some outstanding contributions so will keep you posted.

A member of the MRT met us at the White Lion in Ambleside to hand over the donation, and he was impressed with our efforts.  We all have first-hand experience of their commitment and valuable work that they do, so every penny is going to a worthwhile cause.     Jane Bennett


Walks information in Lancashire

If you’re looking for a walk in Lancashire try out this website     www.walkinginlancs.co.uk

It’s a website packed with useful information for walkers, that you can download and print walks for free.


Coach seats available for non-walkers

If you know anyone who doesn’t want to walk, but who would like to travel on the coach just as a shopper or go for a meal etc, they are very welcome to do so, as long as Jim or Ken are informed and are given their mobile numbers.


 


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Over the past few months a number of members have been booking on walks leaving the payment until the day, but then cancelling.

This has two detrimental effects one being that other member are being turned away as the coach is full and the club is losing money – the rules do state that all cancellations forfeit coach fare. From now all bookings are to be accompanied with the coach fare.

Where this does not happen and a member cancels or fails to turn up for the walk then the club will still expect the coach fare- if the member refuses to pay for the missed trip then he/she may have their membership suspended and stopped from coming on more walks until the forfeited fare is paid.


A message from our longest standing member:

Welcome to our website! The writer professes to have some experience of rambling having been a member of Bolton H.F. group from 1946 to 1970 and of Preston H.F./C.L.R.C. group since 1971.

As far as Central Lancashire Rambling Club is concerned I have nothing but happy memories and continue to enjoy the fortnightly outings.

If you are uncertain about joining – give us a try! You are allowed to come out 3 times before committing yourself to membership and all you need is the desire to walk with an organised party, have suitable clothing and footwear and a wish to enjoy the countryside.Arthur Holt.


If you have any news you’d like to share then please email news.clrc@gmail.com