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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 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, or don't know them because you are new member, use the password reset function by clicking on the Forgot Password? button. 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. Sometimes people use slightly different versions of their name, or change email addresses, John can update these if the need arises. Your membership number is fixed and will not change. John cannot tell you your password, the website only stores an attack resistant, one way encrpyted (hashed) version of your password.
The Join Wyre Ramblers button has been enabled now that a moderated joining 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. Non payment of your fee will cause your membership of the club to lapse.

Last updated 22nd October 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)
08:40 GARSTANG  A6 in front of the Great Season Restaurant (by prior arrangement, 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 24th October 2021

CHIPPING

Leader John Adams

Distance 10.25 miles / 16.5 km

Ascent (total) 1330 ft / 405 m

Time 5.5 hours

Sunset Time 16:49

Maps OL 41 - Forst of Bowland - West Sheet

Start Grid Ref SD511407


Hello everyone,
As usual for the later months of the year we watch the forecasts avidly, will it rain? Probably! So that's what will 'probably' happen on Sunday, but we will still hope that it doesn't. I plan to repeat the walk we did in 2018, it will more than likely be muddy. Gaiters anyone?
The walk commences at the bus stop near Barton Grange Garden centre on the A6. We quickly leave the A6 behind to cross over the main NW railway onto the path following the River Brock upstream.
Passing under the M6 we then cross a footbridge onto a tarmac road to Brock Side. We continue following the river passing Walmsley bridge then through to Brock Bottom.
After crossing the road bridge we take our leave of the river as we start our ascent to arrive ultimately at Beacon Fell.
Our route takes us across the fields passing Lower Lickhurst then over Bleasedale lane to above Middle Lickhurst.
A short stretch along North Nook lane brings us to our next path, passing below North Nook then climbs up across the field to Beacon Fell lane.
We’ll pass the visitors centre and it toilets, then ascend to the trig point (266m/873ft)
Heading east we’ll pass through a car park then crossing Beacon Fell lane again making for Broadhead then Wood Acre back onto tarmac.
Leaving the lane behind we cross the fields to another lane at Lower Core. Here we turn west briefly taking the farm track up to Blindhurst farm at the foot of Parlick.
Turning east again we follow the paths across the hillside to the end of Startifants lane.
Continuing across the fields we pass Fish House and After Lee farms, then on to Broad Meadow road in Chipping itself. Hopefully the coach will be just a few yards further along at the Methodist Church.
Today's walk is fairly easy, although probably muddy! A low-level walk with an ascent over Beacon Fell summit.
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
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 24th October 2021

CHIPPING

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 8.25 miles / 13.25 km

Ascent 1375ft / 419 m

Time 5 hours

Sunset Time 16:49

Map OL41 - Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale

Start Grid Ref SD622432


Having never visited Chipping until 2017, we’re back today for our 3rd visit in 5 years, so it must have something going for it. I’m aware from our first walk here that it can be a bit soggy and, knowing that the forecast was for a damp week preceding our visit, I went in glorious sunshine last Friday and reconnoitred an alternative route to both the start and end of my planned walk. What I found was a bit surprising. My ‘new’ route included a lot more tarmac than I expected, however, that may prove to be beneficial based on the rain that the area has had this week.
Our walk starts from the coach parking area by the Chipping Memorial Hall from where we’ll walk the short distance to the official car park where free toilet facilities exist. From there we’ll head down the main street towards the War Memorial before turning up the narrow road that climbs gradually uphill. As the road levels out a gate on the left allows us to follow a permissive footpath through a wooded area. At the end of this path we reacquaint ourselves with the road only to immediately leave it for a “Private Road” that also happens to be a bridleway. This takes us to Chipping Laund Farm where we turn sharply left. As we continue westwards in front of us is Parlick. Study its profile as that is the hill that we’ll be descending off in a few hours.
We cross a minor road and continue on to Saddle End Farm where our climbing begins in earnest. A steady ascent of Saddle Fell lasts for about 2½ miles and is far steeper at the start with the last mile or so being so shallow that it feels almost flat. Eventually we’ll arrive at the trig point, shelter and cairn known as Paddy’s Pole on Fairsnape Fell.
Basically all downhill from here, although there is one short sharp rise for us to reach Parlick prior to that steep descent off there. Reaching the foot of Parlick, here’s where my alternative end to the walk differs from our previous visits as we do a little bit of narrow (possibly muddy) path walking towards Wolfen Hall from where we then have tarmac all the way back into Chipping, approximately 1½ miles away.

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