Rail Rambler Walks’ Programme

A printable copy of our Walks’ Programme for June 2019 to Januar 2020 can be downloaded from the Ribble Valley Rail website and the link is below:



SATURDAY 13th July 2019 – Windermere

A perennially popular destination with two scenic walks on offer today

C WALK – 11 miles moderately strenuous

Alight Staveley & return Windermere

Staveley – Scroggs Farm – Browfoot – Whiteside End – Sallows – Sour Howes – Garburn Road – Whinny Howe – Near Orrest – Orrest Head – Windermere.

Leader: John Barnes

Orrest Head

E WALK 7.5 miles moderate

Alight Staveley & return Windermere

Staveley – Dales Way – Field Close – Waingap – Boxtree – Gilpin Farm – Crag House – School Knott – Heathwaite – Windermere.

Leader: David Pryer

School Knott

TRAVEL DETAILS: Meet at Preston to catch the 08.38 Glasgow train and change at Oxenholme. This train calls at Lancaster at 08.53. Connections to Preston depart Blackpool North at 07.55 and 08.04, Bolton 07.49, Chorley 08.09, Colne 07.09, Accrington 07.40, Blackburn 07.54, Clitheroe 07.25 (change at Blackburn). Return from Windermere at 14.59, 16.05 & 17.06
BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Book a Day Return to Windermere


SATURDAY 10th August 2019 – Buxton for the Edges

A return to the classic gritstone edges above Whaley Bridge after a long break

Taxal Edge

C WALK – 12 miles strenuous

Alight Buxton return Whaley Bridge

Buxton – Bishops Lane – Beet Wood – Bunsal Cob – Clough Bridge – Errwood Hall – The Tors – Pym Chair – Taxal Edge – Glebe Farm – Whaley Bridge.

Leader: Peter Forkasiewicz

Shining Tor

E WALK – 7.5 miles moderately easy

Alight Buxton return Whaley Bridge

Bus to Cat & Fiddle – Shining Tor – Cats Tor – Windgather Rocks – Taxal Edge – Taxal Moor – Walker Brow – Reddish Farm – Whaley Bridge.

Leader: Craig Ward

Map: Ordnance Survey Explorer OL24 – The Peak District White Peak Area

TRAVEL DETAILS: Meet at Piccadilly in time to catch the 09.08 train to Buxton. Connections depart backpool North at 07.23, Preston 07.51 or 08.08, Chorley 08.04, Bolton 08.24, Clitheroe 07.25(change at Bolton) Blackburn 07.48 (change at Bolton). Accrington 07.12 (change at Blackburn & Bolton) Return from Whaley Bridge at xx16 & xx52

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS: Passengers travelling from Accrington, Blackburn, Clitheroe & Preston and intermediate stations to either Darwen or Chorley with a Concessionary Bus Pass should book a GM Wayfarer Ticket at £8 and pay also for a Day Return to Darwen or Chorley from where the Wayfarer Ticket becomes valid. Any passenger over 55 years of age should purchase an Explorer55 at £15 which covers the whole journey. Explorer55 tickets are valid only on Northern Trains. Any other passenger should check the fare options using the National Rail website. E

Future Destinations


21st September           Mytholmroyd

5th October                  Macclesfield

19th October                 Delamere Forest

2nd November             Colne and Beyond

16th November             Broadbottom

7th December                Skipton

21st December              Chorley Circular


4th January                    Hebden Bridge

18th January                  Windermere

1st February                   Carnforth/Silverdale

15th February                Chinley

7th March                      Sowerby Bridge

21st March                    Preston Town & Country

4th April                        Grindleford

18th April                      Grange/Cark

9th May                         Kirkby Lonsdale/Hutton Roof

6th June                       Chapel en le Frith




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