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, April 23rd           Carnforth & Hutton Roof

A day of contrasting walks from lofty limestone landscapes to coast and river valley scenery

pan_sandsHest Bank

C Walk                                             12 miles easy

Alight Carnforth & return Lancaster

Carnforth, Hagg Wood, Lancashire Coastal Way to Hest Bank, Lancaster Canal, Slyne, Bottomdale Road, Halton, Lune Valley Ramble to Lancaster

Your leader: Alan Holmes

DSC035442-1024x576Hutton Roof

D Walk                                               8 miles moderately easy

Alight Carnforth & return from either Lancaster or Carnforth

Limestone Link: Bus to Holme, Holme Park Fell, Farelton Knott. Newbiggin Crags, Kelker Well, Hutton Roof, Longfield Barn,  High Biggins, Kirkby Lonsdale, Bus to Lancaster

Your leader: Chris Thornley

OS Map: Explorer OL7 English Lakes SE Area & OS Explorer OL2 Yorkshire Dales South & West

Travel Details: We will meet at Preston to catch the 08.42 Carlisle train (via Barrow) calling at Lancaster at 09.02. Connections from Blackpool North at 07.53, Bolton 07.41, Chorley 08.02, Colne 07.21, Accrington 07.51, Blackburn 08.05, Bamber Bridge 08.19, Clitheroe 07.05 (change at Blackburn)

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Carnforth

Saturday, May 7th                Windermere

A Walk                              12 miles strenuous

Alight & return Windermere

Fairfield Horseshoe

Ambleside, Low Sweden Bridge, Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Fairfield. Then Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar to Ambleside.  Bus to Windermere.

Your leader: Tessa Rowe

NB This is a change to the walk shown in our Rail Rambler leaflet

Panoramic sweep of the Fairfield Horseshoe

Panoramic sweep of the Fairfield Horseshoe

D Walk                                 8 miles moderately easy

Alight & return Windermere

Windermere, Far Orrest, Longmire Rd.,Troutbeck, Nanny Lane,Hudreds Rd.,Town End.,St Catherine’s,Windermere

Your leader: Geoff Sherrocks


Travel Details: We will catch the08.26 (Edinburgh train) from Preston calling at Lancaster 08.42 and change at Oxenholme. Connecting trains: Blackpool depart 07.42, Burnley Manchester Rd 07.05, Accrington 07.14, Blackburn 07.23, Bamber Bridge 07.35, Bolton 07,41 and Chorley 08,02. No early morning connections from Clitheroe

OS Map: Explorer OL7 Lakes SE Area

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Windermere



June 4th                              Buxton

July 16th                             Wirral & Hilbre Island

August 13th                          Harrogate & Lower Wharfedale

September 25th                   Piel Island & Furness Peninsula

October 8th                          Windermere

October 22nd                       Marsden

November 5th                      Delamere Forest

November 19th                    Macclesfield

December 3rd                       Parbold & Burscough

December 17th                     West Pennine Moors

January 7th, 2017                 Hebden Bridge


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