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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 17th November 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 21st November 2021

HEBDEN BRIDGE via Todmorden

Leader John Adams

Distance 11.1 miles / 18 km

Ascent (total) 2441 ft / 744 m

Descent (total) 2441 ft / 744 m

Time 6.5 hours

Sunset Time 16:00

Maps Explorer OL21 South Pennines

Start Grid Ref SD936244


Hello everyone,
I'm retreading most of a route I last walked in 2004! October 31st of that year in fact. One thing of note is the sunset time - 41 mins earlier!
We'll have numerous options for finishing early if the lack of daylight should become a problem. From what forecasts I've seen that cast forward to Sunday would indicate a dry day?? We'll see. So with no more crystal ball gazing, here's my offering.
The walk commences at the railway viaduct in Todmorden. Making our way to the Rochdale canal we turn East along the towpath until we come to the second bridge over the canal.
Crossing over the bridge we begin our ascent, following the road into Kilnhurst we then pass through Oldroyd to the lane going uphill toward Lumbutts. We take the path alongside the small reservoir then return back to the lane briefly before crossing to the youth hostel at Mankinholes.
Climbing we come to the path (part of the ‘Pennine Way’) which we follow to the ‘Pike’ then descending via Doe Stones past Straight Hey, to walk along a quite ‘interesting path’ at the very top of Height Wood. We descend along the edge of Eastwood then via Parrock Wood to Oaks Farm.
After the farm we come next to Callis and Horsehold Woods where, via various paths, we next find ourselves descending on a quiet lane for a short way before once more into another woodland, this one being Crow Nest Wood. We descend gently for a little while, then begin to reclaim our lost height for the last time.
Passing through Wood Top, Park and Daisy Bank we make our way to the track which will take us through Moorside Farm. Continuing along the track we begin our final descent, through Great Jumps and Old Chamber back into Crow Nest Wood.
Once inside the wood we take the path down to the railway station; we then cross the railway, canal and stream into Hebden Bridge. Here you can relax in time honoured fashion in the local emporiums.
The walk today is not difficult, but is a long one for this time of year. We have three or four ascents throughout the day. Note the ascent above! We will pass through lots of woodlands as well as enjoying wide vistas on the sections of open hillside.
So there you have it, fingers crossed we have a dry day at least. Still seats available, so get touch or book yourselves on for a good days outing.
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
!Now Booking!
Passengers (ordered by pickup point)
1) Blackpool: Russell Cobb - Added by Russell Cobb
2) Blackpool: Paul Thwaites - Added by Paul Thwaites
3) Blackpool: Katie Davidson - Added by Peter Rossall
4) Bispham: Janet Formstone - Added by Janet Formstone
5) Bispham: Norman Bailey - Added by John Adams
6) Bispham: Peter Rossall - Added by Peter Rossall
7) Bispham: Anthony Egan - Added by Peter Rossall
8) Bispham: Sue Curran - Added by John Adams
9) Hesketh House: John Adams - Added by John Adams
10) Hesketh House: Derek Greaves - Added by John Adams
11) Hesketh House: Susan Greaves - Added by Susan Greaves
12) Hesketh House: Diane Whur - Added by Diane Whur
13) Hesketh House: Linda Adams - Added by John Adams
14) Hesketh House: Nicola Miller - Added by Nicola Miller
15) Hesketh House: Darren Webster - Added by Darren Webster
16) St Nicks: Lesley Jameson - Added by Lesley Jameson
17) St Nicks: John Heap - Added by David Clegg
18) St Nicks: Anita Mooney - Added by John Adams
19) Barneys: Ian Irwin - Added by John Adams
20) Barneys: Dawn Johnston - Added by John Adams
21) Asda: Peter Davies - Added by John Adams
22) Asda: Julie Whurr - Added by Julie Whurr
23) Asda: Les Holt - Added by Julie Whurr
24) Thornton: Paul Hadlely-Johnson - Added by John Adams
25) Thornton: Lauren Stephenson - Added by John Adams
26) Thornton: Lillian Astil - Added by Bill Astil
27) Thornton: David Clegg - Added by David Clegg
28) Thornton: Bill Astil - Added by Bill Astil
29) Thornton: Paul Tregonning - Added by Paul Tregonning
30) Thornton: John Mills - Added by John Mills
31) River Wyre: Danny Prince - Added by John Adams
32) River Wyre: Zai Martin - Added by John Adams
33) River Wyre: Jeanette Ashurst - Added by Jeanette Ashurst
34) River Wyre: Klare Calvert - Added by Klare Calvert
35) River Wyre: Tina Duroe - Added by John Adams
36) River Wyre: Liz Ingham - Added by Liz Ingham
37) River Wyre: Lorraine Roberts - Added by Lorraine Roberts
38) River Wyre: Dawn Louise Forster - Added by John Adams
39) River Wyre: Paula Goodacre - Added by Paula Goodacre
40) River Wyre: Michael Goodacre - Added by Paula Goodacre
41) River Wyre: Gary Walkey - Added by Gary Walkey
42) River Wyre: Betsy Hargreaves - Added by Betsy Hargreaves

1819th DecemberCLITHEROE15:48
2021 AGM – September 14th at 7.30pm - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB

B WALK for 21st November 2021

HEBDEN BRIDGE

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 6¼ miles / 10 km

Ascent 1006ft / 307 m

Time 4¾ hours

Sunset Time 16:00

Map OL21 South Pennines

Start Grid Ref SD940242


An old favourite (of mine) today as we head for one of the largest hill top monuments in Britain, although we’ve not visited it since December 2013 which is far too long ago. It is so large that you can climb the spiral staircase inside it up to its 360 degree viewing platform however, a word of warning, its dark so bring a torch with you. If you haven’t got an actual torch, I’m sure that most of you will have a torch setting on these fancy phones that you all seem to possess. Not a particularly long walk but, for the time of year it’ll take up most of the daylight available to us. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, whether it’s a return visit or your first time.
Having passed under the railway viaduct in Todmorden and turned left for Hebden Bridge we’ll take our leave from the coach just by the Hippodrome Theatre from where we’ll cross the main road and head into Stackhills Road where our climbing starts immediately. Just to show where we are headed for, our first little rise (over the Rochdale canal) gives us a perfect view of Stoodley Pike, and it looks a long way away, but we’ll be there soon enough.
A constant, and fairly steep, climb sees us eventually level out as we reach a large farmstead where we leave the track we are on to negotiate a few fields, with the first stile proving a little problematical to surmount. The next mile or so affords us a little bit of respite as we head slightly downhill to reach the triumvirate of dams consisting of Mill, Lee and Heeley and this area should make a suitable spot for a morning break prior to tackling our main ascent.
The Long Causeway comes immediately after the dams and this sees us all the way to the top of the hill immediately in front of us and as we reach that point we join the Pennine Way for what I think I’m right in saying is the first time this year. Stoodley Pike looks invitingly close at this point, although it’s still about half a mile away, all very flat though which is a bonus.
Upon reaching the pike we’ll look to have our lunch break which will give all of us the opportunity to get our torches ready and climb to the viewing platform via the stairs. Once lunch has been consumed and we’ve sated our thirst for both views and pictures, we’ll head off to the east and shortly after passing through a gate, we’ll ignore the more popular Pennine Way path for a lesser trod path that sees us continuing towards the large forested area directly ahead called Sunderland Plantation. We don’t enter the plantation but turn half left as we reach it and continue on a downward trend towards Hebden Bridge. Certain areas may be fairly soggy and there are one or two steeper sections, however overall there is nothing that should cause us any great problems and with a final hop, skip and a jump over the railway line, the river Calder and the Rochdale canal, we’ll arrive in the heart of Hebden Bridge’s bustling town.

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