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:

http://www.communityraillancashire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2017-Rail-Rambler.-January-2017-to-June-2017.pdf

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SATURDAY 21st January 2017             Kendal

Lots of good walking country around Kendal with views to the southern Lake District

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B WALK – 13 miles strenuous

Alight and return Kendal Kendal Station

Mint Bridge – Must Hill – Sprint Mill – Beetham Bank – Birk Rigg (390m) – Brunt Knott (395m) – Potter Tarn – Hundhowe – Road or River path to Bowston – Dales Way to Burneside – The Todds – Kendal.

Your Leader: Hilary Bell

E WALK – 8.5 miles moderately easy

Alight Staveley & return Kendal

Staveley Park – Frost Hole – Potter Tarn – Gurnal Dubs – Latchbank – Gurnal Bridge – Sprint Bridge – Burneside – River Kent – Kendal.

Your Leader: Geoff Sherrocks

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Potter Tarn

OS 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 Kendal at 1455, 1605, or 1722.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to either Staveley or Kendal


SATURDAY 4th February 2017                  Knutsford

C WALK           12 miles moderate

Alight Ashley & return Knutsford

Ashley – Birtles Farm – Dairy Farm – Coppack House – Brook Farm – Ash Farm – Windmill Wood – Knutsford.

Your Leader: David Pryer

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E WALK                  7 miles easy

Alight Ashley & return Knutsford

Ashley – Birkin Farm – Lambs Covert – Rycroft Farm – Birkinheath – Rostherne Lodge – Tatton Park – Tatton – a walk through Tatton Park to Knutsford.

Your Leader: Pam Smith

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O.S. Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer 268 – Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton.

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0917 (Chester) train at Piccadilly. Connections depart Blackpool North 0740, Preston 0809, Chorley 0821, Bolton 0834, Clitheroe 0705 (change at Bolton), Accrington 0715 (change at Blackburn and Bolton) Blackburn 08.08(change at Bolton). Return from Knutsford at xx43 past the hour

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Either book a Day Return to Knutsford or book a Day Return to either Chorley or Darwen then also book a Wayfarer Ticket (available from ticket offices or from conductors). This ticket costs £12 (or £6 for age 60+ no proof of age required) and can be used on trains, buses and trams in a wide area of Cheshire, Lancs and Gtr Manchester. NB Check fares from your departing station on National Rail website before ttravel to work out the cheapest option

SATURDAY 18th February 2017 – Lancaster

B WALK – 11 miles strenuous

Alight and return Lancaster

Lancaster – Bus to Brookhouse – Littledale Road – New House Farm – Bellhill Farm – Skelbow Barn – Black Fell – Grit Fell – Jubilee Tower –Lower Moor Head – Yeat House Farm – Sefton’s Farm – Barrow Greaves – Lancaster University – Bus to Lancaster.

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL41 – Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale

Leader: Mike Codd

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E WALK – 7.5 miles easy

Alight and return Lancaster

Lancaster Station – RC Cathedral – Williamson Park – Ashton Memorial – Lancaster Moor – Grimeshaw Lane – Halton Bridge – Halton – River Lune to Lune Aqueduct – Riverside Park to St. George’s Quay – Lancaster Priory – Lancaster Station.

Leader: Trevor Whitaker

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Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL41 – Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 0932 (Windermere) train at Preston. This train calls Bolton 0907, Chorley 0919. This train arrives Lancaster at 0948 in time for the ‘B’ walk bus to Caton at 1015. Connections to Preston from Blackpool North at 0856, from Colne at 0720, Accrington 0821, Blackburn 0829, Clitheroe 0745 (change at Blackburn). There is a frequent service of trains from Lancaster for the return Journey.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Lancaster

FUTURE DESTINATIONS IN  2016

 

March 4th                               Grindleford

March 18th                             Grange over Sands

April 8th                                  Chinley

April 22nd                               Todmorden Town & Country

May 6th                                    Airedale

June 10th                                 Windermere

July 15th                                   Mytholmroyd/Sowerby Bridge

August 12th                              Glossop

September 23rd                       Millom

October 7th                               Halifax Town & Country

October 21st                             Arnside

November 4th                          New Mills

November 18th                        Scorton/Garstang

December 2nd                          Alderley Edge

December 16th                         Wigan Surprises

January 4th, 2018                    Hebden Bridge

 

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