Walmsley Wombles

Walmsley Wombles Walking Fellowship

WOMBLES WEEKEND in Malhamdale: 13-16 October 2023

This last weekend 25 members of the Walmsley Wombles Walking Fellowship had our annual weekend away at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale. We were lucky to have excellent weather for our walks on Saturday and Sunday in this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales. Newfield Hall itself was a great venue and everyone enjoyed the food and our social get together. Some of our members displayed their dancing skills on the large dance floor while others attempted to play curling on the same surface. We also had bingo, beetle drives and quizzes to enjoy. Some of our members also visited Skipton and Harlow Carr RHS Garden and undertook short walks rather than undertake the longer ones.

The Walmsley Wombles, who were started by Ken Holt, have now been walking for about 14 years and we regularly have over twenty walkers on our monthly rambles.

A photo of the original group of Womblers in  August 2009:

Our walks are usually between 6 and 8 miles long and in addition to local walks we also visit the South Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales, the Morecambe Bay area, the Lune and Ribble valleys. the Forest of Bowland and the South Pennines. We usually walk on the 4th Saturday of the month and can provide lifts for anyone who needs one.

In December we have a local shorter Christmas Walk which starts and finishes at Egerton Cricket Club where we have a Jacob’s Join Lunch after the walk. This year’s walk has been booked for Thursday 28th December.

If anyone wishes to obtain further information about us or wants to try one of our walks you can be assured of a warm welcome. Please contact Steve Gregory on 01204-307885, 07734-057141 or by email to stevegregory524@gmail.com.

Thank you to Mark Head, John Keating and Aubrey McCreesh for these photos from our excellent weekend together:


Walks Programme 2023

Monthly walks are organised on the FOURTH SATURDAY by Steve Gregory, usually setting off from our starting point at 10.30am.

These are generally between 6 – 8 miles in length, with a packed lunch stop en route,  and provide  a fabulous opportunity for fun and fellowship with a really friendly group of folk.

Should you require any further information please contact Steve on 307885 or stevegregory524@gmail.com