Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for June 2017 to January 2018 can be downloaded from the Ribble Valley Rail website and the link is below:




SATURDAY 5th May 2018                    Greenfield

B WALK – 12 miles moderate

Alight Greenfield return Smithy Bridge

Greenfield – Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Diggle – Standedge Trail – Brun Moor – Castle Shaw – Castleshaw Upper Reservoir – Broadhead – Lower Slack – Oldham Way – Bowk House – Rooden Reservoir – Piethorne Reservoir – Spring Holes – Town Hill – Castle Hill – Hollingworth Lake – Smithy Bridge.

Leader: Chris Thornley

Castleshaw Reservoirs

D WALK – 9 miles moderate

Alight Greenfield & return Mossley

Bunkers – Long Lane – Yeoman Hey and Dove Stone Reservoirs – Chew Hills – Oldham Way – Intake Lane – Moor Edge Road – Mossley.

Leader: Geoff Sherrocks

Dove Stone Reservoir

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL1 – The Peak District Dark Peak Area.

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will meet at Victoria and catch the 09.57 (Huddersfield) train to Greenfield. Connections from Preston depart 08.49, Chorley 09.05, Bolton 09.26,  Clitheroe 07.45, Blackburn(via Boton) 08.08 or Blackburn via Todmorden 08.20, Accrington 08.28, Burnley M/c Rd 08.39.

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Greenfield or, if it is a cheaper option, book a Day Return to either Darwen or Chorley  then book a Wayfarer Ticket (£8 for bus pass holders) for use from there.


SATURDAY 9th June 2018             Piel Island & Walney Island

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 – Kirkby Slate Road – Rake Farm – Hollowmire – Newbiggin – Old Hall Farm – Ulverston

Leader: Alan Holmes


D WALK – 9 miles easy

Alight Roose return Barrow in Furness Roose Station – 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.

Leader: Tessa Rowe

Rail Ramblers setting out across the sands from Piel Island to Walney Island

Travel Details: We shall catch the 08.42 from Preston (to Barrow & Carlisle) and calling at Lancaster 09.02. This train stops at Dalton & Roose. Connections to Preston depart Bolton at 07.40,Chorley 08.01, Colne 07.20, Accrington 07.51, Blackburn08.05, Bamber Bridge 08.20, Clitheroe 07.05(change at Blackburn). Times from other stations please check at National Rail website. Return from Barrow at 15.25 & 16.29 and Ulverston at 15.41 & 16.47

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Barrow or Dalton. NB Advanced fares are sometimes available to these stations.

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL6 – The English Lakes South Western Area.

Future Destinations

14th July                        Whaley Bridge

11th August                   Worth Valley

22nd September          Edale

6th October                  Lancaster Town Tour & Countryside

20th October               Macclesfield

3rd November             Littleborough

17th November           Windermere

1st December              Skipton

15th December           Chorley Circular Walk


5th January                Hebden Bridge


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