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Wyre Ramblers

are a friendly, long established rambling group based on the North Fylde area of Lancashire. Membership of the club is mostly derived from the local towns of Fleetwood, Thornton, Cleveleys and Poulton-le-Fylde.
Coach trips are made fortnightly all year round. In a typical year we visit Lancashire, The Eden Valley, Forest of Bowland, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Howgill Fells, Peak District, North Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales.
A variety of walks are usually available, each led by an experienced leader. These will usually cover distances from about 6 miles to 15 miles, depending on conditions, locality and time of year.

Last updated 15th May 2018

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Walking With Wyre Ramblers

If you would like to come along with Wyre Ramblers on one of the walks listed below please phone John Adams on the
Club Mobile: 0790 800 4399 (6.00 p.m - 9.00 p.m)
Should you reach an answerphone or message taking service when phoning then please leave your name and telephone number and state that your interest is in Wyre Ramblers.

John will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

We allow non members to accompany us for 4 outings, after which we then expect them to become members of the Wyre Ramblers Club.
The 4 outings can be taken at any time throughout the year.
Membership: £10 per calendar year.

Walks Archive

Booking a Seat

Fares (irrespective of distance) are currently:
Adults: £12
Children (under 16): £6
All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Seats may be be booked for the next outing. Fares will be collected on the way home. Any seats that are booked and not occupied must be paid for at the earliest opportunity unless cancelled by the Tuesday before the trip.

Telephone bookings may be made on the
Club Mobile: 0790 800 4399 (6.00 p.m - 9.00 p.m)
Please show consideration and do not phone outside the specified times shown.

Booking by email

Coach Pick Up and Drop Off Points

(with nominal departure times)
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07:30 BLACKPOOL Whitegate Drive between Hornby Rd & Leeds Rd
(By prior arrangement only, text or email on or before the Wednesday preceding the walk)
07:40 BISPHAM  Devonshire Road Roudabout (opposite garage)
07:50 FLEETWOOD Broadway (Hesketh House)
07:55 FLEETWOOD Broadway Post Office (St. Nicholas's Church)
07:57 FLEETWOOD Poulton Road (Barney's Bingo Hall)
08:00 FLEETWOOD The Esplanade, site of former Fleetwood Pier
08:15 THORNTON  Victoria Road East, (Shopping Precinct)
08:20 POULTON  River Wyre Hotel (Mains Lane)
08:35 GARSTANG  on the A6 at the Bellflower Pub (occasionally, if the route passes this point)

In the summer we set off home at 18.00 hrs

In winter we return roughly 15 to 20 minutes after the sunset time when it falls earlier than 18.00 hrs

Safety Notes


Strong waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential. Remember, it is usually much much colder on the tops, winter or summer, than at lower levels.

However good the weather may apper, bring a complete change of clothing to leave on the coach. Bring food for the day and try to include something hot in a flask; soup, coffee or tea for example.

Map, compass, torch, whistle and first aid kit are carried by group leaders, and are advised for individuals within each group.

Each party wil appoint a leader and a back marker to avoid being split up, other members of the party should neither overtake or fall behind,

International Distress Signal

If you get into difficulties, the International Distress Signal is six whistle blasts in quick succession followed by a one minute pause. The acknowledgement is three whistle blasts in quick succession followed by a one minute pause. In each instance repeat until answered.

Personal Responsibilty

In these days of litigation it is important you know that every time you (and each member of your group) join in an organised walk you do so at your own risk as part of an automonous group, in which each member of that group has a duty of care to each other.

You are responsible for your own safety.

This is no different from the reponsibilties which you have on a casually arranged walk with friends or family.

A WALK for the 13th May 2018

ILKLEY via Otley

Leader John Adams

Distance 10 miles / 16km

Ascent (total) 950ft / 290m

Time 5 Hours

Sunset Time 21:00

Maps Explorer 297 Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Start Grid Ref SE202455

Hello everyone,
I don't know if you've been following the forecasts for this coming Sunday. On BBC1 news they show what looks like heavy rain passing northwards through the day, whilst on BBC northwest they stated that Sunday would be sunny? Oh well, as we all know it'll do whatever it wants!
The walk commences in Otley town centre, leaving the coach we make our way through various side roads to cross the River Wharfe via Otley bridge.
We continue along Billam’s Hill Rd past the Hospital on Newall Carr Rd before turning into Richard Rd. then into David Rd.
On our right we find the path we seek hidden in the corner on the bend, this takes us out into the fields as we head for the Hamlet of Clifton.
Leaving Clifton we pass through Covey Hall farm to the end of Hallam Lane then through Grassgarth farm into Town Head.
From Town Head crossing some fields we pass Scales House farm on our way through more fields, woods and stiles to tramp along the quiet Smithy lane into Denton.
Following Denton Rd. a little way we find a track off the left which takes us along the boundary of West Park Wood (a good place for an afternoon break here!).
Now we carry on through yet more woodlands and streams to find ourselves above the village of Middleton.
Following the road on the right fork we walk along Slates Lane to the footpath down into ‘Coppy/Middleton Woods’ and it’s wonderful display of bluebells.
Lastly we pass by the old swimming pool then down to the riverside. Having crossed the River Wharfe you will find the coach near the Riverside Hotel and associated café.
Today we walk the lovely bluebell walk we’ve done before, the walk is easy with a couple of easy ascents and finishes with a slow descent into Ilkley.
I really enjoy this walk, I know its not a hard walk, but it's a lovely leisurely one!!
So see you Sunday
John & Linda

2018 Itinerary

1.January 7thKENDAL via M6 J37 - Christmas Meal16:05
2.January 21stSETTLE16:28
3.February 4thGRASMERE16:58
4.February 18thKIRKBY LONSDALE via SEDBERGH17:25
5.March 4thCONISTON via TORVER17:54
7.April 1stCOCKERMOUTH19:50
8.April 15thCASTLETON20:07
9.April 29thLANGDALES20:42
10.May 13thILKLEY21:00
11.May 27thENNERDALE BRIDGE21:31
12.June 10thROACHES21:33
13.June 24thBORROWDALE via M621:54
14.July 8thSNOWDON21:42
15.July 22ndBUTTERMERE21:30
16.August 5thHORTON in RIBBLESDALE21:04
18.September 2ndHEXHAM19:58
19.September 16thULDALE 19:27
20.September 30thRAMSBOTTOM18:49
21.October 14thKESWICK via LAKES18:17
22.October 28thPENDLE/CLITHEROE16:44
23.November 11thAMBLESIDE16:18
24.November 25thCHIPPING15:59
25.December 9thSTAVELEY via WINDERMERE15:59


* Single coach pickup 08:00 at Four Lane Ends, Thornton

B WALK for the 13th May 2018


Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 9 miles / 14.5 km

Ascent (total) 1063ft / 324m

Time 5 hours 30 mins

Sunset Time 21:00

Maps 297 Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Start Grid Ref: SE115480

Evenin' all,
According to the forecast for Ilkley Moor on Sunday that I've just looked at, it appears that we'll get OK weather, not great, but not bad either. Whatever the weather has in store for us won't bother us because it never does, so here's what the 'B' group will be doing. See you all on Sunday,
Mid May, so that can only mean one place ... Ilkley and/or Otley. OK, I'm aware that that's two places but, because they sit cheek-by-jowl with one another, they're almost joined at the hip. Having walked between the two towns previously, this year we'll be doing a circular walk centred on Ilkley only. This year also marks our third consecutive visit to this area, and all on the same weekend, having seemingly discarded it for the previous six years prior to our visit in 2016 so, it must have something to offer?, and it does. My problem was attempting to find a route that we had not used before whilst retaining those parts that make this area so pleasing and I think I've done that, although I'll let you be the judges. It's considerably easier than either of our two previous outings, both of which were bordering on 'A' standard walks. Hope you enjoy it.
Beginning from our usual coach parking spot overlooking the Riverside Gardens park, we'll head towards the bridge, which we'll pass under, before climbing the steps to the road to cross the river Wharfe. Once across the river we'll follow the route that we've often taken to bring us into Ilkley, passing by the Lido and Swimming Pool as we head into Coppy Wood, a favourite with everyone for the carpet of Bluebells that abound at this time of year.
Once out of the wood we reach a road and turn left to explore new territory in this often visited location. A combination of minor roads and bridleways brings us to High Austby Farm from where we begin our descent back down into the valley. A little more tarmac bashing is required as we pass through Nesfield on our way to the suspension bridge that we'll use to re-cross the Wharfe at Addingham.
We stick to the outer edges of the village before crossing carefully the very busy A65 road as we begin our ascent onto Rombalds Moor. Our target is The Millennium Way path and, once this is reached we turn left (eastwards) and traverse an airy, yet very level, path that takes us onto Ilkley Moor and sees us pass the Swastika Stone on our way towards White Wells (a place that we visited during our visit to Ilkley last year) before heading steeply downhill to finish our walk in Ilkley's fine town, a town centre that affords us umpteen refreshment possibilities.