Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for June 2016 to January 2017 can be downloaded from the Community Rail Partnership website and the link is below:



SATURDAY 6th May 2017 – Airedale

A return visit to the less walked side of Airedale above Shipley and Bingley

C WALK – 11miles moderately strenuous

Alight Shipley return Keighley

Shipley – Leeds & Liverpool Canal to Dowley Gap – River Aire to Beck Foot – Ruin Bank Wood – Goitstock Wood – Cow House Farm – Hunter Hill – Ryecroft – Harden Moor – Hog Holes – Park Wood – Keighley Station.

Leader: Chris Thornley

harden-moor-1Harden Moor

E WALK – 8.5 miles moderately easy

Alight Crossflatts return Bingley

Crossflatts – Leeds & Liverpool Canal – Bingley Five Rise Locks – Bingley Church – Altar Lane – Druids Altar – Race Course Plantation – Harden Moor – Ryecroft – Goit Stock Cottages – Millennium Way to Crag Wood – Ruin Bank Wood – Beck Foot and Myrtle Park to Bingley Station.

Leader: Craig Ward

73598602Druids Altar

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 288 – Bradford & Huddersfield

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0811 from Blackpool North which calls Preston 0836, Blackburn 0855, Accrington 0903, Burnley Manchester Road 0912. Connections from Clitheroe 0825 (change at Blackburn), Bamber Bridge 0814 (change at Blackburn). From Manchester catch the 0848 from Victoria. We will all need to change at Bradford Interchange and walk across the city to Forster Square where the trains towards Skipton for Shipley and Crossflatts depart at xx11 and xx41 past the hour. There are additional trains for Shipley (but not for Crossflatts) at 00/xx16/xx30/xx46 past the hour. Return from Keighley at xx12 and xx44 past the hour, 6 minutes later from Bingley. The Blackpool trains depart Bradford Interchange at xx25. There is a frequent service to Manchester Victoria.
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Shipley or Crossflats


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


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: to be announced

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.

Leader: to be announced

Great Manshead Hill

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL21 – South Pennines


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: to be announced

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:to be announced

Whiteley Nab

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



Future Destinations

September 23rd                       Millom

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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