Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for January to May 2016 can be downloaded from the Community Rail Partnership website and the link is below:



Saturday, August 13th                       Harrogate & Lower Wharfedale

A rare visit to an area a bit further away but with its own rewards

D Walk                                       10 miles easy

Alight & return Harrogate

nidderdale-way-3Ripley Castle

Harrogate, Bus to Ripley Cross, Nidderdale Way to Shaw Mills, Burnt Yates, West House Farm, Nidderdale Way to Ripley Cross, Bus to Harrogate

Your Leader: Mike Codd

E Walk                                              8 miles easy

Alight Weeton & return Harrogate

10Almscliff Crag

Huby, Holly Hill, Almscliff Crag, Sycamore House Farm, Layfield Farm, Spring House Farm, Alder Carr House Farm, Valley Farm, Beckwith, Harlow Carr, Harrogate Link, Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Your leader: Mike Smith

OS Map; Explorer 298 Nidderdale & Explorer 289 Leeds

Travel Details: We will travel to Leeds on the 08.11 from Blackpool North which calls at Preston at 08.38, Blackburn 08.55, Accrington 09.03 and Burnley M/c Road 09.12. Connections to Blackburn from Clitheroe 08.25 and Bamber Bridge 08.14. From Manchester Victoria catch the 08.48 to Leeds. At Leeds we will catch the 10.29 train to Harrogate

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Harrogate

Saturday, September 24th          Piel Island & Furness Peninsula

We are off to Furness which is always a popular destination for Rail Ramblers and, following requests, have included the trip to Piel Island and the walk across the sands to Walney Island

img_2505Kirby Moor

B Walk                                              12.5 miles strenuous

Alight Dalton in Furness & return Ulverston

Dalton in Furness, Rakes Cottage,Mouzel Farm, Rakes Lane, Moor Road, Stewnor Park, Dalton Moor, Long Slack Moss, Crag Height, Long Moor, Stone Circle, Kirby Slate Road, Rake Farm, Hollowmere, Newbiggin, Old Hall Farm, Ulverston

Your leader: Alan Holmes

Sept 14th -Piel Island (19)Rail Ramblers crossing the sands from Piel Island to Walney Island

D Walk                                                9 miles easy

Alight Roose & return Barrow in Furness

Roose Sta.Westfield Point, Roa Island, Ferry to Piel Island (fare extra), Across the sands to Walney Island then up the coast of Walney to Biggar Bank. Bus to Barrow.

Your leader: Geoff Sherrocks

OS Map: Explorer OL6 English Lakes SW Area

Travel Details: We will catch the 08.42 train from Preston to Barrow & Carlisle calling at Lancaster at 09.02. Connections from Blackpool North at 07.53, Bolton 07.41, Chorley 08.02, Colne 07.20,Accrington 07.51, Blackburn 08.05, Bamber Bridge 08.20, Clitheroe 07.05(change at Blackburn). Return from Barrow at 15.25, 16.29 or 17.37

Booking Arrangements: Book a day reurn to either Barrow or Dalton


October 22nd                       Marsden Mooch &  Moor

November 5th                      Delamere Forest

November 19th                    Macclesfield

December 3rd                       Parbold & Burscough

December 17th                     West Pennine Moors

January 7th, 2017                 Hebden Bridge

January 21st                           Kendal

February 4th                          Knutsford

February 18th                        Lancaster & Glasson

March 4th                               Grindleford

March 18th                             Grange over Sands

April 8th                                  Todmorden Town & Country

April 22nd                               Chinley

May 6th                                    Airedale

June 10th                                 Windermere


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