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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 the announced relaxation of some of the COVID social distancing restrictions the club restarted walking trips on Sunday 25th April.
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.
At present the fare stays the same as last year. We will sort out the memberships later, once things are back to normal. Sadly as yet we're still subject to the same restrictions as last time out, i.e. face masks 2 metre spacing and sanitizer on entering the coach. We are still restricted to a maximum of 26 households. Couples and people in the same bubble may sit together, thus increasing our potential number as they will be counted as one household.
A number of members have forgotten their membership numbers or passwords during the 5 months of forced inactivity. Some have re-registered and created multiple sign ins with different versions of their name. All such multiple sign ins have now been deleted. if you are uncertain of your membership number please use the Password Reset facility. The second dialog will now display your active membership number when you successfully reset your password. 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 temporarily disabled while a new moderated process is being implemented.


Last updated 23rd May 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 23rd May 2021

PATTERDALE

Leader John Adams

Distance 12.5 miles / 20.2 km

Ascent (total) 3188 ft / 972 m

Descent (total) 3285 ft / 982 m

Time 7 hours

Sunset Time 21:24

Map Outdoor Leisure OL5 - The English Lakes - North Eastern Area

Start Grid Ref SD385169


Hello everyone,
Sorry for the very late delivery, with the poor forecast it's always awkward deciding which route to take! Like Peter I've been weather watching! All to no avail, it's still going to be a wet one, albeit wetter in the afternoon. So taking a page from Peter's book I've opted for a mid level route. It's quite a number of years since I last did this route.
We'll ascend to 600m/1970ft in the first part of the walk over Nick Head. But according to the Lakeland forecast the morning should be relatively dry? So fingers crossed etc, we'll get over and down before the wet starts.
The rest of the walk is fairly easy, although I remember parts of the route were a bit soggy and muddy after Gowbarrow! We'll be nice and dry in Pooley Bridge waiting to be collected by the coach on the home run.
The walk commences at car park at Glenridding.
On leaving the bus we commence our first ascent as we make our way past the Youth Hostel and the old mine workings up to Nick Head (today’s highest point, 617m/2024ft) an ascent of 459m/1505ft.
We now head into the lovely U shaped valley of Glencoyne. (a classic example of glacial erosion)
Walking high above the valley floor we contour under Glencoyne Head to above Glencoyne Brow, here we commence our descent across the flank of the fell to Aira Force. Having passed Aira Force we make our way up to the nose of Gowbarrow, arriving at the Memorial seat.
We follow the path around the eastern side of Gowbarrow into Swinburn’s plantation on Kirksty Brow, then contouring the fell side under Little Meldrum. Crossing the brow behind Hagg Wood we descend to the lane and take the path opposite across the fields to Bennethead.
On the other side of Bennethead we leave the lanes to follow permissive paths taking us through Rumney’s Plantation, then depositing us alongside the A592. The final leg along the permissive paths brings us to the bridge over the river Eamont into Pooley Bridge.
Today's walk is a moderate one with one main ascent, about 210 m/ 690ft. There are a couple of places with some exposure! A rare circular route too!
Today’s walk is quite long and with a lot of ascent over the day. We get the main climb out of the way as we leave the coach. The first ascent on to Nicks Head is steady. The good news is, is that it does become easier afterwards
See you tomorrow
Bring your wet gear you'll need it. 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.
#DateDestinationSunset
125th AprilBRAITHWAITE20:35
29th MayKIRKBY LONSDALE20:59
323rd MayGLENRIDDING via Kirkstone Pass21:24
46th JuneTEBAY via A6 & Shap21:40
520th June*BORROWDALE21:52

2020 AGM – Postponed until further notice - FLEETWOOD RUGBY CLUB

B WALK for 23rd May 2021

GLENRIDDING

Leader Peter Rossall

Distance 9.25 miles / 15km

Ascent 1234ft / 376 m

Time 6 hours

Sunset Time 21:24

Map Explorer OL5 - The English Lakes - North Eastern Area

Start Grid Ref NY386169


Hi all, Sorry its late, I’ve been weather watching hoping for some good news. Sadly, it’s looking like it won't match todays sunshine. Here’s what I have planned for tomorrow for the ‘B’ group.
Firstly, apologies for repeating a walk that we last did 9 months ago. That wasn’t what I had planned for this year's visit to this beautiful area, although the forecasted weather – with the possibility of rain and the probability of relatively low cloud - left me with little option other than to limit the height that we reach on any walk this weekend. This walk tops out at just under 500mtrs/1600ft and despite having been done so recently, it was enjoyed greatly last year by all those who did it so hopefully, in spite of whatever weather we get, we’ll have another enjoyable day.
Beginning from the car park in Glenridding where toilet facilities exist, we’ll head north along the A592, leaving it at the earliest opportunity to follow the lakeside path, complete with its small but plentiful ups and downs. We re-cross the road and via a good compacted footpath arrive at the car park from where lots of people begin their trek to Aira Force. We’ll follow the masses and whereas last year we chose to forego the set of steps that take you down to view the falls from below, I think the rain that has fallen recently makes it worth our while to do so this time around.
As our route follows Aira Beck upstream we’ll also view the falls from up above them (as we did last year) before continuing upwards until we depart the wooded area before turning right just before a wall to begin our short, yet relatively steep, climb to the aptly named Airy Crag, the summit of Gowbarrow Fell.
Our descent from here is clearly visible – or should be! - and relatively easy, bringing us down to the path known as ‘the Balcony route’. The path has a few ups and downs, although once again, none of those are particularly savage. What it does give us are fantastic views over Ullswater as it returns us to the Aira Force car park once again from where we’ll follow our easy return to Glenridding.
If the anticipated rain does join us for the day, at least our end of walk refreshments should be able to be enjoyed inside rather than outside like our two previous walk endings had to.