Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for January to May 2015 can be downloaded from the Ribble Valley Rail website by clicking here:



Saturday, December 5th       –            Altrincham & The Bollin Valley

Classic Cheshire estates and a rare return to the Lymm area

TattonPark 006aaTatton Park in winter

C Walk                                      11 miles moderate

Alight Altrincham & return Knutsford

Altrincham, Dunham New Park, Dunham Park, Bridgewater Canal, Arhill Farm, Denfield Farm Rostherne, Tatton Dale, Tatton Park, Knutsford

Your leader: Hilary Bell

_50503363_frozenlymmdam_dorothy_wolstencroftLymm Dam

E Walk                                   8 miles moderate

Alight & return Altrincham

Altrincham, Bus to lYmm, Lymm Dam, Church Green, Burford Lane Farm, Bridgewater Canal, Little Bollington, Dunham Park, Altrincham

Your leader: Pam Smith

OS Map: Explorer 268 Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton

TRAVEL DETAILS: We will catch the 09.17 (Chester) train from M/c Piccadilly to Altrincham. If anyone wishes to go by tram, the C Party will start their walk when the tram arrives at 09.46. The E Party will catch the number 35 bus from Altrincham Interchange at 10.26. Connecting trains to M/c Piccadilly depart Blackpool North at 07.40 calling at Preston at 08.09, Chorley 08.20 and Bolton at 08.35. Connecting train from Blackburn departs 07.19 calling at Accrington at 07.27 and Burnley M/c Rd at 07.38 and continuing via Todmorden to M/c Victoria arriving 08.32 and from where it will be necessary to walk to Piccadilly Station.  Return from Knutsford at xx42 past each hour and from Altrincham at xx59 past each hour.

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book either a Day Return to Altrincham or book a Day Return to either Chorley or Darwen then use a GM Wayfarer which cost £12 (£6 for those aged 60 or over – no proof of age required and ask for a 60+ Wayfarer). GM Wayfarers can be bought from ticket offices or from train conductors.


Saturday, December 19th              Oxenholme

Take a pre-Christmas walk on the edge of the Lake District

6513922519_e8455345f4Sizergh Castle

C Walk                                  11 miles moderate

Alight Oxenholme  & return Kendal

Oxenholme Station, The Helm, Natland,  Low Sizergh, Sizergh Castle, Holeslack, Barrowfield, Bradleyfield, Kendal

Your leader: Mike Codd

16224592320_0559776b28_bCunswick Scar

D Walk                                                   9 miles moderate

Alight Oxenholme & return Kendal

Natland, Sizergh Castle, Windy Howe, Scout Scar, Cunswick Scar, Kendal

Your leader: Pam Smith

OS Map: Explorer OL7 – The English Lakes SE Area

TRAVEL DETAILS: We shall catch the 09.32 train from Preston. The train departs Bolton at 09.07, Chorley 09.19, Lancaster 09.48. Connections to Preston from Burnley M/c Rd at 08.11, Accrington 08.20, Blackburn 08.29. From Clitheroe the connecting train departs at 07.44 (change at Blackburn).Connection from Blackpool North departs at 08.52. For times of connections from other local stations please consult the relevant Northern Timetable or National Rail website. Return from Oxenholme at 14.55, 16.04 & 17.22.


January 9th                   Hebden Bridge -returning from  Todmorden

January 23rd                     Littleborough

February 6th                     Dalton in Furness

February 20th                   Broadbottom

March 5th                          A Stockport Stroll with Stuart Leese

March 26th                         Longridge & Chipping

April 9th                              Whaley Bridge

April 23rd                           Carnforth & Hutton Roof

May 7th                               Windermere

June 11th                             Piel Island & Furness Peninsula

July 16th                              Wirral & Hilbre Island

August 13th                          Harrogate & Lower Wharfedale

September 25th                   Buxton

October 8th                          Windermere

October 22nd                       Marsden

November 5th                      Delamere Forest

November 19th                    Parbold

December 17th                     West Pennine Moors

January 7th, 2017                 Hebden Bridge


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