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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 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.

2022 Membership Fees

Membership fees are now due for payment, it's still the same amount £10. This membership will last until the end of 2022. Thank you for your help to keep Wyre Ramblers going. There will be a grace period for membership renewal which will end on 14th February 2022. Non payment of your fee will cause your membership of the club to lapse.

Last updated 15th January 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 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 16th January 2022

ARNSIDE

Leader John Adams

Distance 8.5 miles / 13.7 km

Ascent (total) 990 ft / 302 m

Time 4.5 hours

Sunset Time 16:22

Map Outdoor Leisure OL 7 - The English Lakes - Southern Eastern Area

Start Grid Ref SD510746


Hello everyone,
As you know this Sunday is the Christmas meal after the walk. Looks like we might even have some sunshine! We have one of the best turnouts in all of the years I've been with Wyre Ramblers! Before I get down to the walk, I'd like to thank a couple of our members.
Firstly Gary for his tireless work behind the scenes! The only time you know he is there beavering away, is if the website goes wobbly. Thank you Gary for all your efforts.
Secondly, but by no means any less is Nicola. This lady works away behind the scenes too, she has taken on our Facebook group and has brought in lots and lots of new faces to the club. Indeed, I wonder where we're going to put them all if they all decide to book on! Perhaps two coaches will be needed at this rate? Thank you Nicola for all your efforts too! Have a lovely holiday, I'm sure all the members will agree with me there.
Of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention your favourite 'B' leader - Peter. He always has a smile, even in the horribliest? weather! Thank you Peter for your sunny outlook and years of leading.
But I mustn't forget to thank Les as well, he has been called upon to lead throughout the year and has risen admirably to the challenge. Thank you Les, your efforts are very much appreciated.
Now where was I? Oh yes, the walk! A nice easy one, don't want be late getting away to Garstang do we?
The walk commences on the A6 below Yealand Conyers, we leave the coach to follow the lane up through the village. From the village we cross the grounds of Yealand Manor to pass alongside the Manor house and into Cringlebarrow Wood toward Yealand Hall and Yealand Storrs.
We leave the road into Yealand Hall Allotment woods and follow the path along the woodland edge until we cross a couple of fields into Gait Barrows Nature Reserve. We’ll leave the path to follow a track through Gait Barrows woodland until we reach Brackenthwaite Road.
Turning east we look for the footpath which takes us along Leighton Beck, we cross the beck and the path brings us to another forestry track where we turn east again to a large gate.
After passing through the gate we take the track straight ahead heading off toward our next destination the ‘Fairy steps’ hidden in the woodland above Beetham. Having carefully negotiated up the slippery steps we then descend them and follow the arrow straight track to pass through Hazelslack.
Our route takes us across four fields to the railway south of Black Dyke. Having crossed the railway we enter Hagg wood and work our way uphill to Silverdale Road.
Directly opposite is the next path we take around the foot of Arnside Knott to return to the tarmac. Now we work our way down to the prom via various roads and ginnels until we arrive next to the ‘Old Fighting Cocks’ Inn, and hopefully our coach!
Today’s walk is easy. There are three ascents today, first around 75m/250 ft. the second one to the ‘Fairy Steps which is around 97m/320 ft. The last one through Hagg wood about 67m/220 ft. The rest of the day is easy walking across fields and through woodlands.
So Linda and I will see you on Sunday, usual pick ups and times. Bring your change of clothes, if you are planning to change that is. The toilets are more than roomy enough at the Garstang Club.
Regards
John & Linda



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.
The list of trips below is provisional and may be subject to change.
#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 16th January 2022

ARNSIDE

Leaders Les Holt/Peter Rossall

Distance 6¼ miles / 10 km

Ascent (total) 400ft / 122m

Time 3¾ to 4¼ hours

Sunset Time 16:22

Map OL7 The English Lakes – south eastern area

Start Grid Ref SD497795


I’m looking forward to our Xmas lunch later today so because of that, I’ve decided to do a very short, and very easy, route today. No need to rush today, we can dawdle along and enjoy some wonderful views at the same time. Just enough to build up an appetite.
Starting from the A6 as it passes the village of Beetham, our first destination sees us using a route that we’ve used on three, or possibly four, occasions previously, albeit that we’ve always used it in the opposite direction. It sees us heading through Dallam Park towards Milnthorpe and as this is a Deer park, we’ve seen them on previous visits, so keep your eyes peeled.
We pass close to the impressive Dallam Tower, a grade 1 listed country house before enjoying a spell of riverside walking by the river Bela just before it joins the river Kent on its way into Morecambe Bay. Eventually we join part of the disused railway that ran from Hincaster to Arnside, and although not on it for long, we will add a second stint along it later on our route.
First we’ve got some climbing to do ... reaching the forested high ground of Haverbrack Bank in the process. All downhill from here towards Sandside (when you see the oceans of sand at Sandside you’ll realise why it is called that). Here’s where we rejoin the disused railway, passing through the Sandside cutting before a very short stretch of road walking sees us continue on the former railway as it skirts the Kent estuary all the way to Arnside station.