Cancelled!

Please note tomorrow’s walk is now cancelled.

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Sunday’s walk

Due to the predicted temperatures of 35 degrees plus we are thinking about cancelling the walk. Unfortunately there is little shade on the walk. However if anyone is wants to do the walk please can you let Dave Thomas know by telephone or email – davethomas04@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you.

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Walk Leaders Required Please

We are now looking ahead to late summer, autumn & winter walks and we are short of leaders for several dates, see below. 

If you are able to fill any of the gaps (or could lead a walk on an alternative date) please email Chris at cewilliams1@hotmail.co.uk and copy to Pat at pat.dominey152@icloud.com 

Sunday 4 September – morning / all day

Saturday 1 October – all day – Pat now offered to lead

Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 October – morning

Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 November – morning 

Saturday 3 or Sunday 4 December – morning 

Many thanks

ORC committee

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Next walk

Slight change to previously advertised walk. This walk will now be lead by Dave and Corrine Thomas.

The walk will start by climbing St Catherine’s hill, then crossing Twyford Down before returning along the River Itchen.

Please see details below.

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Walk leader required for Saturday 13th August

Due to unforeseen circumstances we now require a leader for the walk that was scheduled for Saturday 13th August. Please contact either Pat, Tim or Julie if you can fill this slot. Many thanks.

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Future Holidays

With low numbers signed up for Coniston 2023, it would be helpful to know how our members feel about group holidays, as there will be a wide variety of reasons that dictate who is able to sign up a year in advance.

For the last few years ORC has offered members the option to travel as a group with HF holidays. These breaks, of 10 or more, have a discounted price (£70 for 2023), compared with booking as individuals or smaller groups, and a reduced deposit, £75 as opposed to £150.

The uptake of our holiday for 2023 is lower than for the last few years. In order to plan for future holidays, we would like to understand what ORC members are looking for in a holiday option in the future and what needs to be taken into consideration when choosing a location.

For 2023, one of the big considerations was the number of single rooms that could be available to the group, as many of our members would be solo travellers. Each HF House offers a maximum of 70% of the single rooms to groups at any one time.

It would be very helpful if you are able to give your personal thoughts re the following points: –

They have been numbered for ease of response and for summarising the responses.

1. Are you interested in ORC group breaks?

2. If no, are there any specific reasons? eg. Personal fitness to participate / Cost / Distance of travel / Cost of travel / Time of year / Prefer not to plan over year ahead / Duration of holiday

3 . If yes, what are the key considerations that are important to you?

4. Would prefer to travel no more than 3 / 4 / 5 hours

5. Duration – traditionally holiday is for 3 nights over a weekend. Is this your preferred option, or would you prefer 4 nights over weekdays if that were possible?

6. Would prefer to go only places that can be accessed by public transport

7. Location is more important than distance. My preferred options for location would be – please list up to 5

8. I would be happy to revisit an area previously visited.

9. Level of difficulty of holiday. 3 walks are offered each day. Do you prefer the harder or the easier walks.

10. If harder, what sort of level of difficulty / distance of walk is your preference?

11. If easier, what sort of level of difficulty / distance of walk is your preference?

12. Time of year – we normally book for September

13. Cost – is there a maximum cost for 3 nights that you would prefer not to go above?

14. Any other point / comment you would like to add?

Please forward your comments to ORC Secretary, Pat Dominey, at pat.dominey152@icloud.com 

The responses will be summarised anonymously and discussed at our next committee meeting on 28 September.

Many thanks

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Walk on Friday 5th August

An evening walk on Friday 5th August. A circular walk of 3.5 to 4 miles from Rotherwick ending at the pub!

See details below.

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2023 Holiday

Hello walkers

The absolute deadline for our reservation with HF holidays for the 3 night break at Coniston in September 2023 is 20th July.

We have a provisional booking at Monk Coniston in Conistonwater for 3 nights from 16.00 on Friday 15 September 2023 to 10.00 on Monday 18 September

This provisional booking for our group will only be held until our group deposit payment is made by 20 July

Total cost is £419 per person, full board

Unfortunately we only have 8 walkers signed up for the holiday, so will lose the cost benefits, unless we can increase our number to 10 or more.

If you would like to join us, but think you have left it too late, please let me know by Tuesday morning, 19th July. Sorry this is very short notice, but still hopeful…………..

There are single / twin / double rooms still available

Non refundable deposit is £75 per person

Premium room supplement is £60 per person for 3 nights- one single available + two x twin / double

There will be guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, with a choice of up to 3 walk options available each day 

To reserve a place:-

Email me to advise whether you would like a single / double / twin room and the name of the room occupants.

Deposit payments to be made into Oakley Ramblers account, please.  Sort code 09-01-55 Acc number 59292082

Use reference Monk Coniston 2023 & your surname (if doesn’t all fit use Coniston 23 + surname)

Please email Carolyn to advise how much you have paid   carolyn_currie2000@yahoo.co.uk

If you would like to join us, please email asap to pat.dominey152@icloud.com or call me on 07870894739

Deadline for booking and payment of deposit is 19 July

Many thanks

Pat

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Holiday 2023

Just a short reminder that if you want to book for next year’s holiday in The Lake District please let Pat Dominey know and pay your deposit by Wednesday 13th July. See previous post on website for holiday details.

Thank you.

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Holiday 2023

Hello walkers

We are now in a position to make reservations for an HF group walking holiday in 2023.

We have a provisional booking at Monk Coniston in Conistonwater for 3 nights from 16.00 on Friday 15 September 2023 to 10.00 on Monday 18 September.

This provisional booking for our group will only be held until our group deposit payment is made in mid July.

Total cost is £419 per person, full board.

Non member fee is £30.

Non refundable deposit is £75 per person.

Premium room supplement is £60 per person for 3 nights- one single available + two x twin / double.

A group can only be allocated 70% of single rooms available. If additional single rooms are required, they will be charged at full brochure price (£489).

We have been offered 8 single rooms (1 premium available) and 7 twin / double rooms (2 are Premium rooms).

Rooms will be made up as twin rooms unless double is requested.

Room sizes and bathroom configurations will vary and some rooms may be in an annex rather than in the main house.

There will be guided walks on Saturday and Sunday, with a choice of up to 3 walk options available each day – Trip Notes attached.

To reserve a place:-

Email me to advise whether you would like a single / double / twin room and the name of the room occupants.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come basis, so don’t hesitate, particularly if you would like a single room.

Your room will only be secured for you when you have paid your nonrefundable deposit of £75 per person. 

Deposit payments to be made into Oakley Ramblers account, please.  Sort code 09-01-55 Acc number 59292082

Use reference Monk Coniston 2023 & your surname (if doesn’t all fit use Coniston 23 + surname).

Please email Carolyn to advise how much you have paid   carolyn_currie2000@yahoo.co.uk

If you would like to join us, please email asap to pat.dominey152@icloud.com

Deadline for booking and payment of deposit is 13 July.

Many thanks

Pat

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