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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 13th October 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.
*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.

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 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


Hello everyone
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




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 16thULDALE19:27
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



2018 AGM

Here 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.

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 31st*ASKHAM 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
*Correction: the trip on 31st March 2019 is to ASKHAM not Alston as previously indicated.

B WALK for the 16th September 2018

ULDALE

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


Hi All,
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.
Regards,
Graham
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.