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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 3rd August 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.


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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 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
(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 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 3rd August 2018

PEN-Y-GHENT

Leader John Adams

Distance 11 miles / 17.5 km

Ascent (total) 2270ft / 695m

Time 6 hours

Sunset Time 21:04

Map Explorer OL2 - Yorkshire Dales – Southern & Western areas – West sheet

Start Grid Ref SD807726


Hello everyone,
Looks like we might have yet another dry day, maybe see some sunshine too!
I see Peter is unable to join us this time, having just perused his proposed route. It'll be interesting to see who will take on your mantle Peter.
I've no doubt your presence will be missed.
I've opted for a slightly different route for Sunday, as you'll see below.

The walk commences from Horton village. We set off along the main street south through the village. (having visited the loos in the car park first of course!)
After passing the church we take the lane off to the left alongside a stream (which issues out of Douk Cave, sadly out of bounds). On reaching Brackenbottom we leave the tarmac and start uphill on the track/path which brings us just below Peny Ghent summit. We’ll ascend to the summit for a look around and to take some photos, then retrace our steps back to the stile we passed through earlier.
Ignoring the stile back to Brackenbottom we'll follow the Pennine way to the point where it drops into the valley. Taking the track off to the right, we’ll follow this track (Long Lane) all the way across the fellside down to the road near Helwith bridge. After crossing the bridge we’ll follow the lane past the fishing pond on the right,then continuing on to the track on our right over Swarth Moor. We soon take our leave of this track as we wend our way perilously close to the edge of the quarry workings. (well it will feel like it!)
We ascend steeply to our destination, namely Moughton Nab. The view from here is quite breathtaking (this will be only the 3rd time I’ll have ascended it.) Turning our backs on the view we head roughly north to arrive at a wall which we’ll use as a guide until we reach the path coming from Crummack over to Horton.
Passing to the other side of the wall we follow this path as it leads us steadily downhill then across three fields to Horton railway station. The final leg is down the road back to Horton village, drop off your boots & rucksac at the coach. Now off to the pub!! The New Inn I believe?

The walk today is fairly Strenuous, with two main ascents. One is 1500ft/460m, to the summit of Peny Ghent. The second only 495ft/150m, Moughton Nab, however it’s steep! We also have a 2 mile/ 3.3km section which is off a path. This section is across limestone pavement with some deep clefts (Grikes) in it.
Not as testing as some of my proposed walks of late. Quite a good turnout so far, but we still have some seats available! See you Sunday
Regards,
John & Linda




2018 Itinerary

#DateDestinationSunset
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
6.March 18thGRASSINGTON via BOLTON ABBEY18:17
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
17.August 19thGLENRIDDING via KIRKSTONE PASS20:36
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

B WALK for the 5th August 2018

PEN-Y-GHENT

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Ascent (total) 1,656ft / 505 m

Time 5 hours

Sunset Time 21:04

Maps OL2 Yorkshire Dales

Start Grid Ref: SD808725


Good afternoon everyone,
As those of you who have reference to the Wyre Ramblers facebook page may be aware, I'm unavailable this weekend due to work commitments, and a minor injury, although thankfully that's improving daily.
My non availability means that we require one of you good folk to step forward and offer to lead the 'B' group in my absence. This is a copy of the walk that I had planned to do, although if anyone wishes to do a different walk that is suitable for the 'B' group I, and I'm certain the rest-of-the-gang, would be more than happy to follow like sheep ... just like they always do!
Enjoy your day, whatever you do, and remember that I'll be missing you far more than you'll be missing me.
Pete.
PS: Just to add insult to injury (for me), the weather for this weekend is looking good for Pen-y-ghent. Warm and dry with sunny intervals. A gentle breeze and very good viewing conditions. Just what I needed to know (Grrr).
Sadly work commitments prevent me from joining you all today, hence the reason why your 'leader' has been described as "Whoever fancies it". In all fairness this walk is relatively easy to navigate and should not cause any great problems. Unlike our 'B' walk of a fortnight ago, it is suitable for everybody to undertake although, as is always the case, we all go uphill, or downhill, at different speeds, so show respect to all in the group by being aware of where everyone is at all times. Enjoy your day.
Starting from the car park in Horton where toilet facilities are available, we turn right to follow the road through the village, passing the Pen-y-ghent Cafe, the Golden Lion pub and St. Oswalds Church before crossing the beck of Douk Ghyll and following the minor road that leads to Brackenbottom. We leave the tarmac and follow a well defined and well maintained path as it heads gently uphill, with our ultimate goal of Pen-y-ghent directly ahead.
A number of wooden and stone stiles are negotiated as we head steadily uphill. Climbing over a twin stile, we join the Pennine Way where we turn sharply left. A short but quite steep stepped climb follows, complete with a couple of easy scrambles, with us eventually reaching the summit trig point where lunch can be enjoyed whilst you take in the wonderful views of Whernside (to the north west) and Ingleborough (west) with Fountains Fell to the south east of us.
From the trig point, we continue northerly over another twin stile before heading downhill along a rocky but well defined path, which we leave via a sharp left turn, leading us past Hunt Pot and, with a slight detour, the gaping chasm of Hull Pot, before following the ‘green lane’ of Holbeck Scar Lane back to Horton.

As this will be the third consecutive time that I've been prevented from enjoying this hill (twice by heavy snow, and this time by work commitments), I hope that you've had a wonderful walk on a hill that seems cursed where I'm concerned.