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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 18th March 2019

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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 Thursday 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 appear, 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 17th March 2019

HAWKSHEAD via Newby Bridge

Leader John Adams

Distance 10 miles / 16.1 km

Ascent (total) 2070 ft / 631m

Descent (total) 2005 ft / 611m

Time 5.5 hours

Sunset Time 18:19

Map OL7 - The English Lakes South-eastern Area

Start Grid Ref SD373898

Hello everyone,
Will we get a dry one? after the last fortnight of atrocious weather it would seem that we'd have no chance! But, if the forecast is to be believed, it may stay dry on Sunday; albeit very windy.
Fortunately the area we're rolling around is of a fairly low elevation. (I wonder if it will be less windy than they say, like it was at Sedbergh two weeks ago?)
Sadly, Peter has once again been called in to work this Sunday. I don't know if he's drafted out a walk at the time of mailing this out. I will be contacting him to find out.
So as yet we have no official B walk leader, although I'm confident that between you all, and a couple of volunteers you'll sort that out as you did on the previous occasion.
The walk is one we did in November 2014.
We start the day outside the YMCA on the Hawkshead road. Right opposite the YMCA entrance is our path leading uphill for 140m/460ft! to the top of Stott Park Heights.
Having passed over Stott Park we make our way to High Dam a very picturesque tarn hidden in the Woodlands. We walk almost all the way round to the far side of the tarn on the path which leads us downhill to the hamlet of Crosslands.
After Crosslands we pass St Pauls church in Rusland then over Stony Hazel and its woods to Force Forge farm and Mill. Turning right on the lane we take to a forest track (one of many to come!) which we follow up a narrow valley to pass an unnamed tarn. We join yet another track which takes us northerly along the edge of the woods with the village of Satterthwaite off to our right across the fields.
You’ve probably guessed by now that we’re deep into Grizedale forest with its numerous and bewildering forest tracks. Continuing northerly along yet more tracks; we pass Grizedale (again off to the right) until we reach the junction of two tracks and Grizedale Beck.
Here we depart the tracks (for a while only) as we follow the path round Guinea Hill passing yet another smaller unnamed tarn. On leaving the tarn the ground begins its long descent to Hawkshead, sure enough not long after the tarn we rejoin another forest track which takes right to the edge of Low Park Wood.
The final leg today is to continue downhill passing the Vicarage into the village of Hawkshead. The coach will be found in the main car park, toilets here too!
This walk today is fairly easy! with three main ascents of note. First 140m/460ft, the second ascent around 150m/490ft the last 146m/480ft. But will we get lost in Grizedale?
We still have quite a few seats empty, so get in touch and book on! See you Sunday

2019 Itinerary

1.January 6thCARTMEL - Christmas Meal16:05
2.January 20thGRASMERE16:27
3.February 3rdINGLETON via CLAPHAM16:54
4.February 17thCONISTON via AMBLESIDE17:24
5.March 3rdSEDBERGH via TEBAY17:50
6.March 17thHAWKSHEAD via NEWBY BRIDGE18:19
7.March 31stASKHAM near PENRITH19:44
8.April 14thLANGDALES20:13
9.April 28thKETTLEWELL20:34
10.May 12thCALDBECK21:06
11.May 26thBARNARD CASTLE21:30
13.June 23rd*CONWAY21:47
14.July 7thBORROWDALE via M621:47
15.July 21stEDALE21:20
16.August 4thKESWICK via M621:08
17.August 18thHAWORTH via HEBDEN BRIDGE20:31
18.September 1st*BUTTERMERE20:05
19.September 15thULVERSTON 19:29
20.September 29thBRAITHWAITE via M618:54
21.October 13thAPPLEBY18:16
22.October 27thAMBLESIDE16:47
23.November 10thARNSIDE16:19
24.November 24thBOWNESS via STAVELEY15:58
25.December 8thKIRKBY LONSDALE via SEDBERGH15:47
26?December 22ndKENDAL15:49

*Single pickup at 08:00 at Four Lane Ends, Thornton
2019 AGM – September 3rd - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB 19:30

B WALK for the 17th March 2019


Leader To be confirmed ...

Distance 6½ miles / 10¾ km

Ascent (total) Approx 866ft / 264m

Time 5 hours

Sunset Time 18:19

Map OL5 The English Lakes - south eastern area

Start Grid Ref: SD369940

Morning all,
Sorry its late but, as those who read the stuff that I put on our facebook page will be aware, I'm unavailable due to work commitments tomorrow. My plan for this Sunday was to do the walk detailed below which, although its a very easy walk, was basically a "Thank you" for the harder walk that we did last time out.
Due to asll the wet weather that we've had recently, and because the walk I'd planned doesn't reach any great heights, I have a suspicion that the feeling that the ground underfoot may be a little bit muddy. That said, the weather for tomorrow is looking better than it is today.
Obviously because I won't be with you, we'll require someone to lead a suitable walk for the 'B' group. I thank in advance whichever of you good folk step forward to guide in my absence with the proviso that the walk I'd planned DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED just because I'd taken time to do it.
I'll send a copy of the walk I'd planned and a map with the coach tomorrow. Have a great St. Paddy's day.
After the more strenuous than usual walk that we enjoyed a fortnight ago, I'd decided that a nice easy walk was the order of the day for today ... then I discovered that I'd be unable to enjoy it as I have to work. What that means of course is that one of you good folk will be requested to lead our party in my absence and, as is always the case when this happens, whoever chooses to take the reins is given full licence to choose a completely different route if they so wish. Have a great day.
Our walk begins from Eel House which is about three quarters of a mile south of Esthwaite Water on the minor road that runs from Newby Bridge to Hawkshead along the western side of Windermere. Taking the minor road that crosses Cunsey Beck via Eel House Bridge, we continue along the road for a third of a mile until a path on our right is reached. Follow this uphill through Garnett Wood and eventually you'll leave the woods to follow paths across fields to reach another road at Town End, complete with its prominent church. Turn left and walk along this road for a short stretch of road before finding a path on the left which heads in the direction of Near Sawrey. Again another short stretch of road walking ensues taking us to the village of Near Sawrey.
Turn right into Stones Lane and follow this until you leave the tarmac and join a green lane. This bridleway rises gradually as it climbs onto Claife Heights, passing by Moss Eccles Tarn and Wise Een Tarn - a picture of which adorns Wyre Ramblers' website page - along the way. Eventually we reach the main bridleway between Hawkshead and Belle Grange (on the shore of Windermere lake) where we turn left. This route would take anyone directly back to Hawkshead but, owing to the short distance that we'll be doing today, I suggest that a detour to visit the tiny hill that is Latterbarrow would be well worth the effort involved. For such a small hill, Latterbarrow really does offer wonderful views.
Descending westwards off Latterbarrow brings you to a minor road where we'll turn left, then right after a short while into Loanthwaite Lane. Follow this road as it turns 90 degrees left before arriving at a 90 degree right hand bend. TWO PATHS head left on this bend, IGNORE the first one and TAKE THE SECOND ONE as it crosses a couple of fields to drop you onto a track (Scar House Lane) where you turn left. After about 20 yards, a stile on the right is reached, cross this and follow the path over the meadow to the village of Hawkshead where you can enjoy all the facilities that this place has.