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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.
This means that we no longer have to count households. We will still have to wear masks and use the hand sanitizer until at least July 19th. At present the fare stays the same as last year. We will sort out the memberships later, once things are back to normal.
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 is disabled while a new moderated process is being implemented.


Last updated 16th July 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 18th July 2021

CONISTON via Torver

Leader John Adams

Distance 9 miles / 14.5 km

Ascent (total) 3875 ft / 1181 m

Descent (total) 3810 ft / 1161 m

Time 6-6.5 hours

Sunset Time 21:32/p>

Map Explorers OL7 & OL6 English Lakes - South Eastern & South Western Areas

Start Grid Ref NY302973


The walk commences at Coniston. Leaving the coach in the school grounds we pass through Coniston to the Coppermines track.
On reaching a left-hand corner on the track we take the path to the right to pass behind the YHA, this path leads us steeply uphill into the Yewdale Fells.
Firstly via the steep path below Yew Pike, having gained the top we cross Coniston Moor toward Tilberthwaite Gill and the foot of Wetherlam.
Once over Tilberthwaite gill I propose to ascend to Wetherlam’s summit via Steel Edge.
Wetherlam summit attained (762m/2500ft) we're off up Prison Band to Swirl How (802m/2631ft).
Well you’ll be glad to hear we’ve only got 111m/365ft up to Brim Fell summit, then it’s easy walking round to the last top of the day namely Coniston Old Man (803m/2634ft).
We’ll descent from here via the southern flank and the stone quarry onto the Walna Scar Rd leading us back into Coniston.
Today’s walk is strenuous, we have a quite severe ascent up Steel Edge over Wetherlam then round to Coniston Old Man via Swirl How. Not a long walk today but lots of ascent! We do have plenty of time in which to complete the planned route.
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
1028th AugustLONGSHAW (Hope Valley)20:06
1112th SeptemberLANGDALES19:30
1226th SeptemberKIRKBY STEPHEN18:56
1310th OctoberGRASMERE18:19
1424th OctoberCHIPPING16:49
157th NovemberSTAVELEY via Bowness16:22
1521st NovemberHEBDEN BRIDGE via Todmorden16:00
175th DecemberAMBLESIDE15:48
1819th December?15:48
2021 AGM – September 14th at 7.30pm - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB

B WALK for 18th July 2021

CONISTON via Torver

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 6.5 miles / 10.5km

Ascent 2306ft / 703 m

Time 5½ hours

Sunset Time 21:32

Maps OL6 - The English Lakes – South-western area

Start Grid Ref SD281950


Hi all, seems like I was too quick off the mark yesterday when I posted my brief description of what I was planning to do this weekend on our facebook page, complete with a lovely picture showing part of our route just to whet your appetites.
I then suffered the disappointing news today that I’m required at work this Sunday, with a start time of 3pm, which could well be just as you are stretching out on the final leg of your day. What this means of course that I need someone to step in and look after my merry band of lads and lasses in my absence.
I’d already written up my walk details – see below – and if any of many suitable people would like to step forward and lead ‘my mob’, I’d be very grateful. Despite posting below what I had planned to do, whoever steps forward to lead the B’s in my absence is perfectly at liberty to undertake whatever walk they wish rather than slavishly following mine.
Extraordinarily sorry that I can’t be with you, and not starting my shift until you’re virtually finished your walk will just add to my chagrin. Have a great day, whatever you do, and don’t get too sunburnt.
Pete
After 2 years of me leading the ‘B’ walks, we finally crack the 2,500ft barrier for the first time. Unlike the ‘A’ group, we’ll only be doing one summit, rather than the 3 or 4 they normally ‘conquer’, and I know you’re all capable and feel certain that you’ll all love it. The above statement prefaced the walk we’re due to do today on the last occasion that we did it, in November 2010. Sadly, despite a number of attempts over the last 11 years to revisit the ‘Old Man’, the weather – and sometimes my conservatism - has got in the way of further escapades on this big hill. Seems like the weather is gonna be “Scorchio” today so don’t forget your hat and gloves ... and sunscreen.
I’ve knocked a mile or so off the start of this walk from 11 years ago which will help those of us who’ve lost a bit of fitness over the last 12 months or so (lost quite a lot of fitness in my case) but it’ll still be the hardest ‘B’ walk we’ve done for a good few years.
We’ll start from Little Arrow on the A593 just north of Torver from where we’ll head inexorably towards the Walna Scar Road, passing by the oft visited Banishead Quarry which usually makes for a suitable early morning break. Having reached the Walna Scar road, rather than using it we continue in the direction we’d been following, climbing steadily across The Cove to reach Goat’s Water which sits in the dip between Dow Crag and the Old Man of Coniston. Lunch is served.
Lunch consumed, how does following that with the steepest climb of the day sound? A short sharp climb sees us make Goat’s Hawse where we turn right and continue climbing, although not quite as steeply, to attain the summit of Coniston Old Man at 2,635ft, an effort that pleasingly should be rewarded with wonderful views all around.
Providing we’re not getting battered by the wind, we may hang around a bit to fully appreciate what’s in view before taking the zig-zag path steeply down towards Low Water prior to carrying on downhill to Crowberry Haws before joining Church Beck on our way to our finish in Coniston. Doubtless a drink or two may be required, and enjoyed, and why not, as you’ll all have earned them.