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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 17th February 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
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 18th February 2018

KIRKBY LONSDALE (via Sedbergh)

Leader John Adams

Distance 12.5 miles / 20.1 km

Ascent (total) 2400 ft / 730 m

Time 7 Hours

Sunset Time 17:25

Maps OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Western Areas and OL19 - Howgill Fells

Start Grid Ref SD647917

Hello everyone
After two quite passable days locally, the weather forecast for Sunday although not good, at least its not windy and p**ing it down!
We last did this walk in 2015 in April, and it was wet underfoot then at lower levels.
We do have some off piste walking to do, although its not of any difficulty.
The majority of the walk is a long ascent to Calf top, about 8 km / 5 miles of it!
We take our leave of the coach at the junction of the A684 & the A683 on the outskirts of Sedbergh.
We take the path immediately at the junction crossing two fields to ‘Birks’ on the River Rawthey. The footbridge ahead takes us over the Rawthey then along it’s bank a short distance to Abbotts Holme bridge over the River Dee.
After a very short distance on tarmac, we leave the comfort of any footpath for a while; as we start to climb steadily looking for the wall which will act as our guide all the way to Calf Top (609m/1998 ft).
Hopefully weather permitting, we should have some great views down into the narrow valley of Barbondale far below us; not forgetting the wide Lune valley and beyond. From the highest point of the day we now have a long descent ahead of us, and some of it is steep!
Our descent will bring us to the pretty village of Barbon, the final stages of the walk will pass over fields through Underfell, Whelprig, Fell Garth, Hole House and Langthwaite then on to Fellfoot Road (track). No doubt it’ll be nice and muddy in places after all the recent rain.
At the end of the track we turn downhill past Blindloss farm then cross over the old Roman road into High Casterton.
We then walk along Laitha lane passing through the caravan park which brings us directly to where the coach is parked near Devil’s Bridge.
Today’s walk is strenuous, we have to ascend (240m/790ft) with no footpath to guide us for a distance of 3km/1.8 miles. The descent at the far end of the ridge is STEEP and slippery, so caution is needed. The latter stages of the walk into Kirkby Lonsdale are easy, although probably muddy.
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 18th February 2018

KIRKBY LONSDALE (via Sedbergh)

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 8¾ miles / 14 km

Ascent (total) 1119 ft / 341 m

Time 6 hours

Sunset Time 17:25

Maps OL2 (Yorkshire Dales - southern & western areas)

Start Grid Ref: SD623825

Hi all,
Delighted to be back with you this weekend. That said, I must offer a cheery "Thank you" for John Thompson for doing such a splendid job last time when I was unavailable.
This week we're in an area that I'm not overly familiar with and, rather than doing the same walk as we did last time we were here - 2015 - I've opted to go for something more challenging. The weather has gone from looking fairly good for Sunday when I looked at the forecast yesterday to now being told that Sundays weather may be rather damp around lunchtime/early afternoon.
The wind is relatively light so that'll help as we'll be walking into the weather for large parts of the day. C'est la vie.
I've not heard from John as to what he's got for you 'A' group road-runners although I'm sure that it'll be interesting (isn't it always?). I've based my walk on our itinary indicting that we'll be approaching Kirkby Lonsdale from Sedbergh, however, if John was/is planning to start from elsewhere (meaning that we'd not be travelling down the A683) I can use my previously done walk as a substitute, with the start point for that walk being Burton Services on the M6.
Here's what I've got planned, see you all on Sunday.
Following your day out under the guidance of John Thompson last time out - "Thank you John" - you're stuck with me again today. I've tried to do something a little different to what we normally do when we come to this area although we're in an area that I don't know very well, so expect a few mistakes, hopefully JT will be on hand to offer some advice if needed. The profile of the walk indicates that it starts low, climbs gradually to a high point before losing more height than we've gained to finish by where our coach will be parked. A quick hop over Devil's Bridge takes us into the town where cafes and pubs await our custom.
Having travelled through Sedbergh to drop off our 'A' group "hares", we'll leave the coach on the A683 by Barbon Beck Bridge to follow the road into Barbon village. Just after passing the church we'll take the bridleway on the left, crossing the Beck once again and following it eastwards for a couple of miles until we reach the Barbondale Road.
Another short stretch of road walking brings us to the bridleway that takes us to Bullpot Farm prior to another half mile of tarmac before we leave the road to head for Brownthwaite Pike - our high point for the day at 1381ft above sea level - and its literally all down hill from here. Sadly it involves even more road walking although I've attempted to take us off the tarmac wherever possible.
We'll travel along Fellfoot Road (thankfully a bridleway rather than a tarmac road) and pass by Bindloss Farm and Cragg House Farm to arrive on the outskirts of Kirkby Lonsdale.