Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

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

http://www.ribblevalleyrail.co.uk/2017%20Rail%20Rambler.%20July%202017%20to%20January%202018.pdf

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SATURDAY 10th June 2017 – Windermere

A destination which remains forever popular in all seasons

B WALK – 11 miles strenuous

Alight Windermere & return Staveley

Windermere – Bus to Ambleside – Stock Beck – Wansfell Pike – Troutbeck – Limefitt – Garburn Pass – Sallows – Whiteside End – Meadowplatts Plantation – Browfoot – Staveley Station.

Leader: Alan Holmes

Wansfell Pike

D WALK – 9.5 miles moderately easy

Alight and return Windermere

Near Orrest – Dubbs Reservoir – Limefitt Park – Long Green Head – Ing Bridge – Town Head – The Howe – Allen Knott – Howe Hill – St. Catherine’s – Windermere.

Leader: Geoff Sherrocks

View from Orrest Head

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL7 – The English Lakes South Eastern Area.

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0932 (Windermere) train at Preston. This train calls at Bolton 0907, Chorley 0919 and Lancaster 0948. Connections to Preston from Blackpool North at 0856, from Colne at 0720, Accrington 0821, Blackburn 0829, Clitheroe 0745 (change at Blackburn). Return from Windermere at 1441, 1550 or 1707. 5 minutes later for Staveley.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Windermere

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SATURDAY 15th July 2017 – Mytholmroyd & Sowerby Bridge

Two high level walks across the moors with the E party catching the bus to avoid most of the ascent

C WALK – 11 miles strenuous

Alight Sowerby Bridge & return Mytholmroyd Sowerby Bridge

Sowerby Croft – Norland Moor – Calderdale Way – Highlee Knowl – Moor Bottom Road – Ripponden – Cote Road – Flight House Road – Manshead End – Great Manshead Hill – Calderdale Way – Catherine House – Kirby Cote – Glen House – Dean Hey – Hollin Hey – Mytholmroyd.

Leader: Chris Thornley

Norland Moor

E WALK – 7 miles moderately easy

Alight Hebden Bridge & return Mytholmroyd

Hebden Bridge – Bus 900 to Baitings Reservoir – Greenwood Clough – Manshead End – Great Manshead Hill – Slate Delfs Hill – Water Stalls Road – Sand Bed – Crow Hill Trig Pillar – Pitts Farm – Aaron Hill – Nab End – Miry Lane – Little Scout Farm – Brearley – Canal Towpath to Mytholmroyd. Return from Mythohmroyd at xx.14 or xx.39 and change at Hebden Bridge for the Blackpool North train at xx.54 past the hour.

Leader: Chris Dibbs

Great Manshead Hill

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL21 – South Pennines

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the York train departing Blackpool North at 08.11, preston 08.36, Blackburn 08.55, accrington 09.03 and Burnley M/c Road at 09.12 and change at Hebden Bridge. Connections to Blackburn from Clitheroe at 08.25 and Bamber bridge at 08.14. From Victoria catch the 09.16 Leeds train on which you will be joined by the C Party walkers or alight at Hebden Br for the E walk.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day return to Mytholmroyd

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SATURDAY 12th August 2017 – Glossop

Great Peak District walking in summer

C WALK – 12 miles moderate

Alight and return Glossop

Glossop – Manor Park – Doctor’s Gate – Old Woman – Mill Hill – Burnt Hill – Knarrs – Whitley Nab – Glossop.

Leader: Mike Codd

Doctor’s Gate

D WALK – 9 miles moderate

Alight and return Glossop

Glossop – Brownhill – Moorfield – Black Moor – Mill Hill – Burnt Hill – Plainsteads Farm – Whiteley Nab – Glossop.

Leader: Geoff Sherrocks

Whiteley Nab

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

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will meet at M/c Piccadilly Station Concourse to catch the 09.46 (Hadfield) train. Connections depart Blackpool North at 07.53, Preton 08.20 or )8.47, Chorley 08.34, Bolton 08.57, Clitheroe 07.45 (change at Bolton for Piccadilly), Blackburn 08.08 or08.34 (change at Bolton), Accrington 07.51 or 08.21 (change at Blackburn & Bolton). Return from Glossop at xx.07 or xx.37 past each hour.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: In most instances it may be cheaper to book a Day Return to either Darwen or Chorley and also book a GM Wayfarer ticket to use from those stations. GM Wayfarers can be booked at stations or from the conductor on the train and cost £12 ( £6 for those aged 60+). From some starting points it may be cheaper to buy a Day Return to Glossop – please check on-line at National Rail or enquire at a booking office.

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SATURDAY 23rd September 2017  –   Millom

A rare visit to the south west corner of the Lake District and Cumbrian Coast together with one of Britain’s most  scenic rail journeys

B WALK                                               12 miles strenuous

Alight Green Road & return Millom

Green Road The Oaks – Hallthwaites – Whirlpippin – Whole Barrow – White Combe – White Combe Head – Black Comb Top – Bridleway & Road to Pohouse – Bankside – High Lowscales – Beck Farm – Millom Station.    Leader: David Pryer

View from Black Combe

E WALK – 7.5 miles easy

Alight Green Road return Millom

Green Road – Cumbria Coastal Way – Millom Marsh – Hodbarrow Point – Port Haverigg – Steal Green – Millom.

Leader: Geoff Sherrocks

Hodbarrow Point

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

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0842 from Preston (to Carlisle) calling Lancaster 0902. Connections to Preston depart Blackpool North 0753, Bolton 0741, Chorley 0803, Colne 0720, Accrington 0751, Blackburn 0805, Bamber Bridge 0820, Clitheroe 0705 (change at Blackburn). Return from Millom at 1448, 1646 or 1725.
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Millom

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Future Destinations

October 7th                               Halifax Town & Country

October 21st                             Arnside

November 4th                          Chinley

November 18th                        Scorton/Garstang

December 2nd                          Alderley Edge

December 16th                         Wigan Surprises

January 6th, 2018                    Hebden Bridge

January 20th                             Carnforth & Lancaster

February 3rd                              Marple

February 17th                             Sefton Coast

March 3rd                                   New Mills

March 17th                                  Carnforth for Milnthorpe

April  7th                                      Disley/Middlewood

April 21st                                      New Hey

May ( Date to be arranged)      Piel Island

June 5th                                       Greenfield

 

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