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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

To book on a trip, from the Monday before at 8am onwards, sign in with your membership number and password, then click on the Booking Button next to the trip name in the 2022 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 encrypted (hashed) version of your password.

Last updated 21st May 2022
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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 8pm on 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 8th May 2022

KIRKSTONE PASS to Pooley Bridge

Leader John Adams

Distance 14 miles / 22.5 km

Ascent (total) 2772 ft / 845 m

Time 6.5 - 7 hours

Sunset Time 21:22

Maps OL5 & OL7 - The English Lakes - South Eastern and North Eastern Areas

Start Grid Ref NY401080


Hello everyone,
Sorry for the very late posting, I've been closely monitoring the forecasts. (see below the walk description). I had plans to tackle 'Pinnacle Ridge' this time out, however the forecast is for rain, showers. So, reluctantly I'm not willing to attempt it in adverse conditions. Instead I plan to repeat the route to Pooley Bridge from Kirkstone we last did in 2017. This is an excellent walk for any of you who are collecting Wainwrights (about 9/10)
We take the path up over St Johns Bells Banner then on to Stony Cove Pike (763m/2503ft).
Then descending steeply into Thresthwaite Mouth before climbing steeply out to Thornthwaite Crag and its Beacon (784m/2572ft). Next we traverse the length of High Street (828m/2716ft today's high point) heading over Rampsgill Head (792m/2598ft) at its far end. Shortly after, we cross over High Raise (802m/2631ft) then begins the long slow descent into Pooley Bridge (a further 13.75km/8.5miles)
We pass over a succession of tops as we make our way on the long downhill.
1st - Red Crag - (711m/2333ft)
2nd - Wether Hill - (670m/2198ft)
3rd - Loadpot Hill - (671m/2201ft)
4th - Bonscale Pike - (520m/1706ft)
5th - Arthurs Pike - (530m/1739ft)
From Arthurs Pike we follow a good path down until we meet a wall, then take the better track east. We forsake the track rather quickly as we have to cross a rather ‘damp’ section of fellside to join the next path round to Roehead.
At Roehead we step onto tarmac, this quiet lane leads us directly into Pooley Bridge. We'll join the 'B' group from here, getting on the coach for home.
The walk today is quite a strenuous one, in parts that is. It has two ascents of note, both about 220m/700ft each. The descent is a long one too.
So there you have it. Sadly, Linda is not to good at the moment so won't be with me tomorrow. Hopefully she will be recovered for the next outing. See you tomorrow.
Regards
John



2022 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.
Booking now opens at 8am on the Monday before the trip. The list of trips below is provisional and may be subject to change.

Cancellations

Any seats that are booked and not occupied must be paid for at the earliest opportunity unless cancelled by 8pm on the Thursday before the trip.
#DateDestinationSunset
12nd JanuaryGRANGE OVER SANDS16:01
216th JanuaryARNSIDE16:22
330th JanuaryKESWICK via M616:48
413th FebruaryMALHAM17:16
527th FebruaryGRASMERE17:43
613th MarchHAWORTH18:10
727th MarchCONISTON via Torver19:36
810th AprilDUFTON20:02
924th AprilCALDBECK20:28
108th MayILKLEY via Otley20:53
1122nd MayGLENRIDDING via Kirkstone Pass21:16
125th JuneLONGSHAW, CASTLETON or EDALE21:35
1319th JuneLANGDALES21:44
143rd JulySNOWDON21:43
1517th JulyBORROWDALE21:31
1631st JulyGRASSINGTON21:10
1714th AugustBUTTERMERE20:55
1828th AugustMIDDLETON IN TEESDALE20:11
1911th SeptemberBRAITHWAITE19:37
2025th SeptemberLLANDUDNO19:02
219th OctoberBROUGHTON IN FURNESS18:28
2223rd OctoberMARSDEN17:56
236th NovemberSTAVELEY via Troutbeck16:28
2420th NovemberRAMSBOTTOM16:06
254th DecemberAMBLESIDE15:52
2618th DecemberKIRKBY LONSDALE via Caton15:50

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

B WALK for 22nd May 2022

GLENRIDDING to Pooley Bridge

Leaders Beverley Pritchard

Distance 10 miles / 16 km

Ascent 907 ft / 277 m

Time 5½ to 6 hours

Sunset Time 21:16

Map OL5 The English Lakes - North eastern area

Start Grid Ref NY386172


First things first, please welcome Bev, your leader for the day in my absence, who had the courage to put her head above the parapet and take on the responsibility of ensuring you all have an enjoyable walk. I can’t thank her enough, although maybe this may give some of the rest of you a taste of just how rewarding leading can be and I’m always happy to stand aside and ‘join the ranks’ whenever anyone fancies having-a-go. The walk that Bev has chosen to do is one that we’ve done previously, and it has always been a very popular and relatively easy walk as well so, have a great day.
Having enjoyed the ride over the Kirkstone Pass, we’ll commence our walk from the parking area in Glenridding where toilet facilities exist before enjoying a leisurely walk along the shoreline of Ullswater for about a mile and a half, leading us to the roadside path that takes us directly to Airs Force’s car park. A bit of climbing here is fully compensated for by the spectacular waterfall that never fails to impress. Just under a year ago we were here but not able to views the falls from below due to renovation work that was ongoing. I’m assuming that will now be complete.
Having crossed Aira Beck we head away from the falls to traverse the ‘Balcony Route’ that sits upon Gowbarrow’s eastern flank, offering sumptuous views over Ullswater and the surrounding fells (Place Fell in particular, and also back towards the Kirkstone Pass) and with a few ups and downs, though nothing major, eventually turning away from the lake to arrive and pass through Swinburn’s Wood and below Priest’s Crag before arriving at the quaint little village of Bennethead (passing through here with John’s ‘A’ group many years ago we encountered a red squirrel, so keep your eyes peeled).
Leaving the village we take to field paths again to eventually arrive at the road junction where the road that leads into Pooley Bridge leaves the main A592 road, with use of an off-road path a handy accompaniment to see us safely to the Bridge into the village. Café’s, pubs and refreshment spots abound in this lovely place with our coach calling to piuck us up from the bus stop outside the pub.
Beverley and Noelle actually came and reconnoitred the walk on Friday the 13th!!!!, so there’s a possibility that parts of the walk might differ slightly from routes taken previously but, whether they do or don’t, trust in your leader as she very definitely knows what she’s doing. Thanks Bev, and Noelle.
Have a great day, and I’ll be back with you all soon.