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:

NB Paper copy awaiting publication


Saturday, June 4th                            Buxton

A regular stomping ground revisited with tours of the tors and moors

B Walk                            14 miles strenuous

Alight Buxton & return Whaley Bridge

cats-tor1The view from Shining Tor

Buxton, Cat & Fiddle, Shining Tor, Pym Chair, Taxal Edge, Whaley Bridge

Your leader: Alan Holmes

D Walk                            11 miles moderate

Alight & return Buxton

Solomon's TempleSolomon’s Temple

Buxton, Solomon’s Temple, Ladmanlow, Stanley Moor Reservoir, Turncliff Railway, Axe Edge Moor, Ladmanlow, Poole’s Cavern, Buxton

Your leader: Pam Smith

OS Map: explorer OL24 The Peak District White Peak Area

Travel Details:
We shall meet at M/c Piccadilly to catch the 09.49 Buxton train. Connections depart Blackpool Nrth at 07.40 or 07.53, Preston 08.09, 08.20 & 08.47, Chorley 08.21 & 034, Bolton08.56, Clitheroe07.45 (change at Bolton),Blackburn 08.08 & 08.34 (change at Bolton), Accrington 08.21 (change at Blackburn & Bolton)

Booking Arrangements: Normally it will be cheaper to book a day return to either Chorley or Darwen, depending on starting point, then use a GM Wayfarer Ticket* (NB Those aged 60+ should ask for a Seniors’ Wayfarer at £6). For through fare from your starting point to Buxton please check on National Rail. *GM Wayfarers can be bought at manned stations and from train conductors.


Saturday, July 16th           Wirral & Hilbre Islands

A chance to walk out across the sands to visit the interesting Hilbre Islands or enjoy the delights of the Wirral Peninsula

C Walk             12 miles moderate

Alight & return Neston


Wirral Country Park

Neston, Wirral Country Park to Willaston, Inglewood, Burton, River Dee, Coastal Path to Parkgate, Neston

Your leader: Tessa Rowe

D Walk             8.5 miles easy

Alight Hoylake & return West Kirby

6354.West Kirkby, Hoylake, New Brighton (56) (1280x914)Walking out to Hilbre

China Plate Farm, Newton, Stapleton Wood, Caldy, Marine Lake, Hilbre Island, West Kirby

Your leader: David Pryor

OS Map: Explorer 266 Wirral & Chester

Travel Details: We shall meet at Liverpool Central and catch the 10.10 train to West Kirby. Change at Bidston for Neston. From Preston there is a choice of route to Liverpool. Catch either the 08.43 to Ormskirk changing on to the 09.20 to Liverpool Central or catch the 08.30 to L’pool Lime St which calls at Leyland at 08.35 and Euxton 08.40 & Wigan North Western at 08.50. From Lime St walk the short distance to L’pool Central. Connection from Blackpool North to Preston at 07.53, from Accrington 07.51, Blackburn 08.08 & Clitheroe 07.05 (change at Blackburn)

Booking Arrangements: From stations other than Preston book a Day Return to your destination. For Preston passengers it may be cheaper to book a Day Return to Ormskirk and at Ormskirk purchase a Merseyrail Day Saver at £5 depending on whether you have Railcard


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: to follow

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Harrogate



September 24th                   Piel Island & Furness Peninsula

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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