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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.

Coach Booking

COVID-19

Please note that in the light of further relaxation of COVID social distancing restrictions the all forward facing seats on the coach can now be used.
At present the fare stays the same as last year.
To book on a trip, from the Monday before at 9am onwards, sign in with your membership number and password, then click on the Booking Button next to the trip name in the 2021 Itinerary.
If you have forgotten your password or membership number use the Password Reset function. If the Password Reset does not work for you, contact John Adams, he can tell you your current stored sign in name, membership number and email address.
Registration has been enabled now that a new moderated process has been implemented.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are now due for payment, it's still the same amount £10. This membership will last until the end of 2021. This will help to replace (not all!) the monies that the club used to subsidise the trips during Covid. Thank you for your help to keep Wyre Ramblers going. There is a grace period until the end of September, after which non payment of your fee will cause your membership of the club to lapse.

Last updated 24th September 2021
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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.



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 (A)Broadway (Hesketh House)
07:55 FLEETWOOD (B)Broadway Post Office (St. Nicholas's Church)
07:57 FLEETWOOD (C)Poulton Road (Barney's Bingo Hall)
08:00 FLEETWOOD (D)The Esplanade, site of former Fleetwood Pier
08:05 FLEETWOOD (E)ASDA
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 autonomous 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 26th September 2021

KIRKBY STEPHEN

Leader John Adams

Distance 12.9 miles / 20.7 km

Ascent (total) 1810 ft / 551 m

Descent (total) 1834 ft / 559 m

Time 6 hours

Sunset Time 18:56

Map OL19 - The Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley

Start Grid Ref SD698969


Hello everyone,
Looks like we may have a mainly dry day, fingers crossed. I've decided on a variant of the walk we did last in 2014!! it's a little lower but longer, and still has some 'off piste' walking for you to enjoy? It'll be interesting to see if it's more overgrown than last time we ventured along the old railway. As ever I expect the Smargill viaduct will be as photographed as usual by our members, it is an amazing bit of engineering!
The walk commences from the Cross Keys pub on the A683 (Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen).
Leaving the coach we walk away from the usual destination (Cautley Spout). Instead we find ourselves along the flank of Wandale Hill above the A683, passing through Narthwaite and Murthwaite farms where we take the track heading north up the Wandale valley.
When we reach the far end of the valley we take our leave of the track on to a lane for a very short distance. Still heading northwards we leave the lane and contour around Adamthwaite Bank, crossing over Long Gill to continue contouring below Knoutberry fell.
Coming out on to the flank of Snowfell End we make for High Greenside farm via Low Cocklake, our route crosses the fields towards Beckstones as we make for Newbiggin on Lune.
Passing through Newbiggin we cross the A695 to Tranna hill, from here we have a much easier time as we walk along the old rail bed. The route takes us round into Smardale and its huge Viaduct over Smardale gill far below.
We’ll follow the route of long gone trains past the back of Smardale Hall to the old station on School lane. Continuing along the rail bed we walk through a very narrow cutting then out on to the raised embankment above the fields. When we reach Greenriggs farm we’ll leave the old railway on to Croglam lane, we’ll pass by the remains of Croglam castle then in to Kirkby Stephen itself.
The coach will be parked by the cattle market on Faraday Rd.
The walk is both easy and difficult again today. The difficult bits are ‘off path’ when we contour round the fells. Once past the contouring it becomes much easier, a long downhill then along the old railway.
Still have some seats free!
We'll have some more new faces joining us this Sunday, lets hope they enjoy themselves and come back again!
See you Sunday.
Regards
John



2021 Itinerary

Members may book on a trip from the Monday before at 9am onwards when the Now Booking message is displayed. Sign in with your membership number and password using the Sign In button at the top of ths site , then click on the Book On button that appears in this panel by the trip name. Members must be signed in to see the Book On button.
The list of trips below is provisional and may be subject to change.
#DateDestinationSunset
125th AprilBRAITHWAITE20:35
29th MayKIRKBY LONSDALE20:59
323rd MayGLENRIDDING via Kirkstone Pass21:24
46th JuneTEBAY via A6 & Shap21:40
520th June*BORROWDALE21:52
64th JulyTHE ROACHES21:36
718th JulyCONISTON via Torver21:32
81st AugustINGLETON via Settle and Horton21:10
915th AugustSEDBERGH via Tebay20:36
1029th AugustLONGSHAW (Hope Valley)20:06
1112th SeptemberLANGDALES19:30
1226th SeptemberKIRKBY STEPHEN18:56
!Now Booking!
Passengers (ordered by pickup point)
1) Bispham: Norman Bailey - Added by John Adams
2) Bispham: Peter Rossall - Added by Peter Rossall
3) Bispham: Jennifer James - Added by John Adams
4) Hesketh House: Diane Whur - Added by Diane Whur
5) Hesketh House: Derek Greaves - Added by John Adams
6) Hesketh House: Nicola Miller - Added by Nicola Miller
7) Hesketh House: John Adams - Added by John Adams
8) Hesketh House: Susan Greaves - Added by Susan Greaves
9) St Nicks: Sue Wilson - Added by John Adams
10) Barneys: Dawn Johnston - Added by John Adams
11) Asda: Julie Whurr - Added by Julie Whurr
12) Asda: Les Holt - Added by Julie Whurr
13) Thornton: Clare Ross - Added by John Adams
14) Thornton: Karen Brown - Added by John Adams
15) Thornton: Alex Brown - Added by John Adams
16) Thornton: Noelle Sinclair - Added by Noelle Sinclair
17) Thornton: Emma Thomas - Added by John Adams
18) Thornton: Paul Tregonning - Added by John Adams
19) Thornton: Lillian Astil - Added by Bill Astil
20) Thornton: Bill Astil - Added by Bill Astil
21) Thornton: Sylvia Coles - Added by John Adams
22) River Wyre: Jeanette Ashurst - Added by John Adams
23) River Wyre: Stephen Simpson - Added by Stephen Simpson
24) River Wyre: Vimala Jayaram - Added by John Adams
25) River Wyre: Margaret Rawding - Added by Margaret Rawding
26) River Wyre: Jeanne Creighton - Added by Jeanne Creighton
27) River Wyre: Dawn Louise Forster - Added by John Adams
28) River Wyre: Betsy Hargreaves - Added by Betsy Hargreaves
29) River Wyre: Gary Walkey - Added by Gary Walkey
30) River Wyre: Michael Goodacre - Added by Paula Goodacre
31) River Wyre: Paula Goodacre - Added by Paula Goodacre
32) River Wyre: Lorraine Roberts - Added by Lorraine Roberts
33) River Wyre: Derek Shaw - Added by Sue Shaw
34) River Wyre: Sue Shaw - Added by Sue Shaw
35) River Wyre: Liz Ingham - Added by Liz Ingham

1310th OctoberGRASMERE18:19
1424th OctoberCHIPPING16:49
157th NovemberSTAVELEY via Bowness16:22
1621st NovemberHEBDEN BRIDGE via Todmorden16:00
175th DecemberAMBLESIDE15:48
1819th DecemberCLITHEROE15:48
2021 AGM – September 14th at 7.30pm - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB

B WALK for 26th September 2021

KIRKBY STEPHEN via MALLERSTANG

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 10 miles / 16 km

Ascent 950ft / 290 m

Time 5½ hours

Sunset Time 18:56

Map OL19 Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley

Start Grid Ref NY738016


A popular destination for me this weekend although its one that I personally haven’t visited since 2014. Fair to say that I’ve tended to do the same walk, up to the Nine Standards Rigg, which is lovely but, on the back of being gently persuaded to look at a different proposition, I decided that a change of route would be a good thing. A relatively long walk for us although the greater part of it is through a very remote valley and I’m reliably informed (via one of these online mapping systems) that our walk has considerably more downhill than uphill.
Having passed through Sedbergh we follow the A683 north, passing by the valley that leads to Cautley Spout, a walk that a lot of you will remember from six weeks ago. Not long after that we’ll be alighting by a small layby at Ellergill. Over to the east is the high ground that we have to traverse in order to reach the Mallerstang Valley, all on what I expect to be a good path as it is named on the map as the Pennine Bridleway.
High Dolphinsty marks our high point and its all downhill from here ... well not quite, but mostly. We arrive at and cross the Settle to Carlisle railway line and turn left to head north for the next seven miles, all the way to our final destination, loosely following the river Eden.
We’ll pass by a number of interesting places, remains of a couple of Castles – Pendragon and Lammerside and also Wharton Hall, a 14th century Tower House- as we head inexorably towards Kirkby Stephen where I’m sure a warm welcome awaits us in the local cafes and hostelries.

2022 Itinerary

The list of trips below is provisional and may be subject to change.
#DateDestinationSunset
12nd JanuaryGRANGE OVER SANDS
216th JanuaryARNSIDE
330th JanuaryKESWICK via M6
413th FebruaryMALHAM
527th FebruaryGRASMERE
613th MarchHAWORTH
727th MarchCONISTON via Torver
810th AprilDUFTON
924th AprilCALDBECK
108th MayILKLEY via Otley
1122nd MayGLENRIDDING via Kirkstone Pass
125th JuneLONGSHAW, CASTLETON or EDALE
1319th JuneLANGDALES
143rd JulySNOWDON
1517th JulyBORROWDALE
1631st JulyGRASSINGTON
1714th AugustBUTTERMERE
1828th AugustMIDDLETON IN TEESDALE
1911th SeptemberBRAITHWAITE
2025th SeptemberLLANDUDNO
219th OctoberBROUGHTON IN FURNESS
2223rd OctoberMARSDEN
236th NovemberSTAVELEY via Troutbeck
2420th NovemberRAMSBOTTOM
254th DecemberAMBLESIDE
2618th DecemberKIRKBY LONSDALE via Caton

*Single pickup at 08:00 at Four Lane Ends, Thornton