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.
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.
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.
Booking a Seat
Fares (irrespective of distance) are currently:
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.
*See AGM summary below for changes effective in 2019
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.
Coach Pick Up and Drop Off Points(with nominal departure times)
|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
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
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 14th October 2018
KESWICK via Lakes
Leader John Adams
Distance 11.5 miles / 18.5km
Ascent (total) 3865ft / 1180m
Time 7½ hours
Sunset Time 18:17
Map Outdoor Leisure 5 English Lakes - North Eastern Area
Start Grid Ref NY327118
Although the weather today is lovely!!? Tomorrow is looking much better.
Sadly yet again Peter cannot be out with us, so we're looking for volunteers to lead the B group!
I've decided to have a go at Helvellyn and the Dodds out to Threlkeld.
I do have an alternative low level route if the weather decides to b***er us about.
So here's the details.
The walk commences at the top of Dunmail Raise where we take to the path on the right of the main road, which will take us to above Wythburn.
Here our path ascends steeply (2300 ft/700m of it) to the summit of Helvellyn (3117 ft/950m) the highest point on today’s walk.
Not having quite finished our climbing for today we carry on:- passing over
Lower Man (3034 ft/925m)
Whiteside (2831 ft/863m) ascent 223 ft/68m
Raise (2897 ft/883m) ascent 194 ft/59m
Stybarrow Dodd (2766 ft/843m) ascent 302 ft/92m
Watson’s Dodd (2588 ft/789m)
Great Dodd (2812 ft/857m) ascent 266 ft/81m
Calfhow Pike (2133 ft/650m)
Lastly Clough Head (2382 ft/726m) ascent 338 ft/103m
Now we have a severe descent (1100 ft/335m) off the shoulder of Clough Head near White Pike, this takes us down very quickly to the old coach road.
Leaving the old coach road almost immediately we follow the fence down to Newsham. Taking to the tarmac, we cross the river and the A591 to arrive at Threlkeld and some welcome refreshments at the Salutation hotel. The coach will collect us on its way home.
Today's walk is STRENUOUS.
A high level walk with a major ascent to the summit of Helvellyn. Then a fine high level walk with another EIGHT! ascents out to Clough Head.
See you tomorrow then.
We have a good turnout but there are still seats available, time to book yourselves on then!! Regards
John & Linda
|1.||January 7th||KENDAL via M6 J37 - Christmas Meal||16:05|
|4.||February 18th||KIRKBY LONSDALE via SEDBERGH||17:25|
|5.||March 4th||CONISTON via TORVER||17:54|
|6.||March 18th||GRASSINGTON via BOLTON ABBEY||18:17|
|11.||May 27th||ENNERDALE BRIDGE||21:31|
|13.||June 24th||BORROWDALE via M6||21:54|
|16.||August 5th||HORTON in RIBBLESDALE||21:04|
|17.||August 19th||GLENRIDDING via KIRKSTONE PASS||20:36|
|21.||October 14th||KESWICK via LAKES||18:17|
|25.||December 9th||STAVELEY via WINDERMERE||15:59|
2018 AGMHere is a summary of the AGM and decisions made therein.
1. The rule regarding cancellation before the walk has been changed from Tuesday to Thursday, effective from 2019 (you will have two extra days to cancel)
2. The Christmas meal will take place at the Garstang Country and Golf Club after the walk on January 6th 2019 (Cartmel walk) (yet to be arranged.)
3. The membership fees stay the same at £10 and the fares stay the same at £12.
4. The following walks were selected by the members who attended the AGM.
|1.||January 6th||CARTMEL - Christmas Meal||16:05|
|3.||February 3rd||INGLETON via CLAPHAM||16:54|
|4.||February 17th||CONISTON via AMBLESIDE||17:24|
|5.||March 3rd||SEDBERGH via TEBAY||17:50|
|6.||March 17th||HAWKSHEAD via NEWBY BRIDGE||18:19|
|7.||March 31st||*ASKHAM near PENRITH||19:44|
|11.||May 26th||BARNARD CASTLE||21:30|
|12.||June 9th||GLENRIDDING via KIRKSTONE PASS||21:45|
|14.||July 7th||BORROWDALE via M6||21:47|
|16.||August 4th||KESWICK via M6||21:08|
|17.||August 18th||HAWORTH via HEBDEN BRIDGE||20:31|
|20.||September 29th||BRAITHWAITE via M6||18:54|
|24.||November 24th||BOWNESS via STAVELEY||15:58|
|25.||December 8th||KIRKBY LONSDALE via SEDBERGH||15:47|
*Single pickup at 08:00 at Four Lane Ends, Thornton
2019 AGM – September 3rd - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB 19:30
*Correction: the trip on 31st March 2019 is to ASKHAM not Alston as previously indicated.
B WALK for the 16th September 2018
Leader Graham Page
Distance 9 miles / 14.5 km
Ascent (total) 1,260ft / 384m
Time 5 hours
Sunset Time 19:27
Maps Map : OL4 The English Lakes (North western area)
Start Grid Ref: NY250370
Bit late this, but the weather now looks like it's picking up, with a forecast of constant deluge, now turned to what could be a mainly dry, as well as enjoyable day in the North Lakes.
Looking forward to Peter coming too, hopefully, after unavoidably missing a few times recently.
For those that like to end up in a Lakeland destination with a range of facilities, this is not the best walk for you. Uldale is without a church, school, or a single shop - it is a hamlet, rather than a small village. There is one pub, but that doesn't open until 6.30pm. The population of the whole parish was 458 according to the last Census - but that also includes Snittlegarth and Bewaldeth, as well as the main village of Ireby. So Uldale doesn't amount to very much at all.
There are good things about Uldale though. For a start, Mark, the landlord of the Snooty Fox, which dates from 1624, has agreed we can park the coach and, just especially for us, will open the pub early on Sunday. Secondly, Mae's Gallery in the old school, which closed about ten years ago, is one of the nicest tearooms in the whole of the Lakes.
Finally, today's walk across the summits of three Northern Fells, set out below, is right on its doorstep. Weather permitting, the valley views, and excellent vistas across the Solway Firth to Scotland will command attention, as much as the fells themselves.
Starting from the Snooty Fox, we go past Mae's tearooms, and walk for about half a mile along a narrow lane to Stanthwaite Bridge. We continue across fields to the Chapelhouse reservoir, where we cross the bridge, and continue along a bridleway into Longlands. The main part of the outward walk then commences, as we follow the infant River Ellen and very gradually ascend around 600 ft along the ever-narrowing valley, until it reaches the strange, natural cutting, at the pass of Trusmadoor.
From here begins much the steepest ascent of the day (around 400 feet) alongside and above Burntod Gill to the circular wall shelter on Meal Fell (1,770 ft), the first of three main summits on our walk (with a meal on Meal the aim). A second still steep, but far from insurmountable ascent of 460 ft quickly follows to Great Sca Fell (2,131 ft). The reward for our efforts is then a leisurely traverse across the attractive subsidiary summit of Little Sca Fell and grassy hump of Lowthwaite Fell to our final summit of the day, Longlands Fell (1,580 ft).
From here all that is left is to stroll back down the grassy slopes to Longlands and onwards to Uldale, where the coach (and Snooty Fox) lie in wait.