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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 21st June 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.


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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

General

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 9th June 2019

CONWAY

Leader John Adams

Distance 9.9 miles/15.9 km

Ascent (total) 2820 ft /860 m

Descent (total) 2976 ft /907 m

Time 6 - 6.5 hours

Sunset Time 21:47

Map Explorer OL17 - Snowdonia – East Sheet

Start Grid Ref SH774719


Hello everyone,
Looks like a dry, dare I say maybe even sunny! day out to Conway. I've put a walk together which hopefully you'll enjoy (endure?) In the event the weather does the dirty on us we can omit three out of the four summits and stay lower down. This would also eliminate crossing the stream too! So read on!
Today’s walk commences just north of Ty’n-y Groes.
We set off along a track past a couple of houses into the fields, we reach Glyn uchaf (farm) then cross two more fields into Glyn Parc woodland. We descend to the lane at the foot of the woods and take the minor road opposite through Glyn Isa to Gwern Borten.
Once again on a lane we head west to a small crossroads, here we take the track ahead up toward the wooded hillside ahead. Entering the woodland sees us zig zagging steeply up to the top of the hill/woods. Still ascending we follow an old green lane to arrive at a little old church (Llangelynin) in the middle of nowhere?
Leaving the church in our wake we pass by Garnedd-Wen and Ty’n-y-Ffrid-Bach farms to the end of a small lane at Tyddyn-grasod farm. A further 20m/66ft brings us to the brow of the hill, the end of a 280m/920 ft ascent from the valley bottom at Gwern Borten.
Our route now takes us into the valley ahead to cross the Afon Gyrach stream (footbridge?) and start of the ascent to the Foey Lus (362m/1188ft) summit, views from here will be worth the effort. Today’s highest point.
So, down we go, all the way back down to the stream below the Fairy Glen, (footbridge?) then a steep ascent to acquire a footpath contouring the hillside across to Sychnant Pass.
Ahead you will see Alltwen (255m/8327ft) our next ascent, then descending toward the north we head for Penmaen-Bach (245m/804ft) both of these summits offer outstanding vistas.
Lastly we have Conway mountain, so we descend off Penmaen-bach to the east following a track into the dip between the hills.
Having surmounted the last summit today (244m/800ft) we make our way via the fields to Sychnant pass road, this road takes us to the castle wall where we descend into the car park to find our coach.
Boots off, shoes on, rucsac dumped! Off to the pub!!
Today’s walk is strenuous There are eight ascents overall, one is steep! with a steep descent before it. Also there may not be any footbridges across the stream
So see you Sunday,
Linda &John
Conway Route
Gentle reminder:
A single 08:00am pick up point at Thornton Little Theatre (Four Lane Ends)



2019 Itinerary

#DateDestinationSunset
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
12.June 9thGLENRIDDING via KIRKSTONE PASS21:45
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 23rd June 2019

CONWY (Conway)

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 7¾ miles / 12¼ km

Ascent (total) 1,207ft / 368 m

Time 5½ hours

Sunset Time 21:47

Map OL17 – Snowdon & Conwy Valley

Start Grid Ref SH782774


Morning all,
I'm on holiday presently and that allowed me to have a very enjoyable day in Conwy (Conway) on Tuesday having a look around to see what we could do for a walk this weekend. As described in my walk description, I've opted to do a repeat of the walk that we did two years ago but with a few little tweaks, the most significant one being that we'll do it in the opposite direction, which, in my humble opinion, makes it even better than it already was.
As its Wales I don't expect the coach to be full so, if anyone doesn't fancy a walk but fancies a cheap day out, this area is very nice and Conway is a lovely town to visit. If you know of any non-walking friends who may fancy a cheap awayday, there would probably be room for them.
Weather is looking good for the weekend. Here's what I've got.
Pete.
Conwy, a lovely place, only visited once before by our club and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Although our previous visit was only two years ago, I've decided to repeat the walk we did last time, but with a slight difference, seeing as how I've been and reccied it and done it in the reverse direction and, hindsight being the wonderful thing that it is, I actually think that its better done that way.
Starting from the coach park in the shadow of Conwy Castle where (free) toilet facilities exist, we'll make our way under the railway line before passing the Railway Station and heading fairly steeply uphill as we pass through the town walls and leave the town via the Sychnant Pass road. Thankfully we're soon able to leave the pavements and head across some field paths, though not for long as a bit more road walking is necessary.
Finally we reach the stage where we have a bit of fell walking and you'll be pleased to know that its uphill, and very steeply, although the steep bit doesn't last for that long and it does lead us to a nice flattish area where we can enjoy an elevenses stop if you fancy?. More climbing follows, but far less steeply than we'd encountered previously and brings us to what I propose to be our lunch spot (weather permitting) by Llyn y Wrach, a very small lake.
Lunch taken, we'll climb gently away from the lake to join the North Wales Path and, having passed through a gate, we'll begin to get wonderful views out to Puffin Island and the eastern tip of Anglesey. Downhill to cross the road close to the summit of the Sychnant Pass we now begin our second ascent of the day, although this one is nowhere near as steep or long as the first. What is does do is give us fabulous views over Conwy Bay and towards Llandudno and the Great Orme and, it also sees us topping out on Conwy Mountain which is something that we didn't do last time.
Almost all downhill from here and, by looking to our right, or inland, you'll see all of those grand buildings that we passed earlier on in the day when we were traipsing along the tarmac. We arrive at a stile which marks the end of the mountain and the beginning of the town and whilst its possible to take a more direct route back to the town, the preferred option is to use a footbridge to cross the railway line and then the coastal path which brings us to the Quayside where the Smallest House in Great Britain, and the Liverpool Arms pub, sit virtually side by side. Ice creams are also readily available and the town itself has plenty of other charms with a number of pubs, cafes and chip shops awaiting our custom. If any of you still have the energy, the town walls are always worth investigating. As for the coach park, that's five minutes away and easy to find.
Todays walk is relatively short and not overly strenuous, although it does have its moments that will get the blood flowing and the pulse racing. That said, there are lots of possible cut off points and easier options available, particularly on Conwy Mountain as that hill has a multitude of pathways, all of which are easily followed.