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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 7th January 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 6th January 2019


Leader John Adams

Distance 11.6 miles / 18.6 km

Ascent (total) 1450 ft / 441m

Time 5.5 hours

Sunset Time 16:05

Map Explorer OL7 - The English Lakes, South Eastern Area

Start Grid Ref SD439823

Hello everyone,
Another year! Happy New Year to you all. We hope you've all enjoyed your month off and had a really good time.
We'll need to be leaving Cartmel around 15:30 - 16:00 as it will take at least an hour get to Garstang (traffic permitting). The meal is all arranged and will be ready for us to enjoy when we arrive.
The walk I have planned shouldn't tax any of us particularly, so an easy start to 2019. It's a variation on the 2016 walk.
Disembarking from the coach on the A590 opposite Cat Crag farm. Taking great care whilst crossing the busy A590 to avoid damaging any fast moving cars! We’ll arrive at the footpath which starts our days exploration. So through the small woodland, then across what will probably be damp low lying fields into a part of Nicholas Moss woods. Turning north we pass behind Halecat gardens into the far end of the woodland then turning west to Slate Hill farm. Taking the farm track to the road, then a short stretch of the tarmac delivers us to the footpath along the valley floor. Our path then heads westwards over the river Winster through Cow Head wood. We then cross a lane then yet more woodlands whilst ascending to Height road. Another brief bit of tarmac bashing brings us to the next westerly footpath passing over the shoulder of Barrow Wife hill to a good track. The track ends at the old A590 near Ayside, we cross the bridge over the new A590 to reach Ayside then westwards (again) to Seattle farm. Now we turn South through High Cark hamlet to follow the track past Sturdy’s to yet another lane. We soon leave the lane when we spy the next path on our right which leads us to Beck Side. Taking the westerly lane out of Beck Side brings us to the track through Wall Nook farm and Well Knowe. A very brief section down the lane finds the final path today, taking us through Park wood and straight across the race course into Cartmel.
This is a ‘long’ low level walk with a few minor ascents, however it is not a difficult walk. Be aware we may not finish the day with time to spare!

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 6th January 2019


Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 8 miles / 13 km

Ascent (total) Approx 654ft / 199m

Time 4.5 hours

Sunset Time 16:05

Map The English Lakes OL7 - south eastern area

Start Grid Ref: SD381785

Hiya Everybody,
Hope you've all had a great Xmas break and not 'pigged-out' too much. If you have, I have a gentle re-introduction to the delights of fell walking, although giving any of the 'heights' that we'll be scaling on this walk the distinction of calling them a fell would be rather over-egging the pudding.
Weather looks good, with light cloud, the odd sunny spell and a gentle breeze forecast, and its been fairly dry whilst we've been away so all in all we should have a relatively trouble free amble. Just enough to build up an appetite.
Here's what I've got.
Happy New Year to one and all and, personally speaking, its great to be back. As today marks the first walk that some of us will have had for a month, I thought I'd go easy on you by having a relatively gentle walk. The fact that we've got an Xmas lunch to consume later as well also helped to sway my thoughts. That's the plus side, the downside is that this is an area that I don't know particularly well and, rather than copying a walk that we've done when we've visited this area previously, I've opted to head off in a new direction ... so there's plenty of scope for me to mess up ("Not for the first time" I hear you say), hopefully I'll return us in time for us to enjoy our dinner!
As said, our previous walks in this area have seen us do a linear walk, usually from Grange-over-Sands to Cartmel via Hampsfell Hospice but, because we've done that a number of times, I figured that a new route wouldn't be a bad thing. Only time will tell. We'll start from our usual parking spot opposite the School in Cartmel itself from where we'll walk through the village towards the Racecourse.
We'll follow bridleways, paths and the odd quiet road as we pass by such places as Long Scar, How Barrow and Ellerside, all of which are part of Bigland Scar and supposedly giving great views over the Leven estuary. A few (small) ups and downs follow as we pass by Speel Bank and Grassgarth before a short stretch of tarmac sees us finding our next path which we'll take towards Over Ridge.
Just over a mile left - providing my navigation has been correct! - a mile that sees us finish by crossing Cartmel Racecourse. Crossing a racecourse gives me the idea of offering an incentive to anyone who wishes to make a dash for the finish line ... just don't expect me to be one of 'em.
Now for dinner.