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, September 24th          Piel Island & Furness Peninsula

We are off to Furness which is always a popular destination for Rail Ramblers and, following requests, have included the trip to Piel Island and the walk across the sands to Walney Island

img_2505Kirby Moor

B Walk                                              12.5 miles strenuous

Alight Dalton in Furness & return Ulverston

Dalton in Furness, Rakes Cottage,Mouzel Farm, Rakes Lane, Moor Road, Stewnor Park, Dalton Moor, Long Slack Moss, Crag Height, Long Moor, Stone Circle, Kirby Slate Road, Rake Farm, Hollowmere, Newbiggin, Old Hall Farm, Ulverston

Your leader: Alan Holmes

Sept 14th -Piel Island (19)Rail Ramblers crossing the sands from Piel Island to Walney Island

D Walk                                                9 miles easy

Alight Roose & return Barrow in Furness

Roose Sta.Westfield Point, Roa Island, Ferry to Piel Island (fare extra), Across the sands to Walney Island then up the coast of Walney to Biggar Bank. Bus to Barrow.

Your leader: Geoff Sherrocks

OS Map: Explorer OL6 English Lakes SW Area

Travel Details: We will catch the 08.42 train from Preston to Barrow & Carlisle calling at Lancaster at 09.02. Connections from Blackpool North at 07.53, Bolton 07.41, Chorley 08.02, Colne 07.20,Accrington 07.51, Blackburn 08.05, Bamber Bridge 08.20, Clitheroe 07.05(change at Blackburn). Return from Barrow at 15.25, 16.29 or 17.37

Booking Arrangements: Book a day return to either Barrow or Dalton

Saturday, October 22nd                    Marsden

B Walk                                                 11 miles strenuous

Alight & return Marsden

Marsden, Huck Hill Lane, Kirklees Way, Cupwith Reservoir, Deanhead Reservoir, Grey Stone Quarry, Moss Moor Edge, Way Stone, Linsgreave Head, Haigh Gutter, Wilmer Green Clough, Willykay Clough, Close Gate Bridge, Waters Road, Marsden Station

Your leader: Chris Thornley

835471_a88fda86Deanhead Reservoir

E Walk                                                  5 miles easy

Town & Country; A Marsden Mooch

This walk will take the form of an exploration of  the nooks and crannies of this Pennine town with its associations with Last of the Summer Wine, a very long canal tunnel with associated visitor centre plus a short, easy walk in the surrounding countryside

Your leaders: Aidan Turner Bishop & Stuart Leese



OS Maps: explorer OL1 The Peak District Dark Peak Area & Exploere OL21 South Pennines

Travel Details: We will catch the 09.57 Huddersfield train from M/c Victoria. Connections from Blackpool North at 08.21,Preston 08.50, Chorley 09.05, Bolton 09.26, Clitheroe 07.45,Blackburn 08.34 (via Bolton). from Accrington 08.27 via Todmorden which calls at Burnley Manchester Rd at 08.34

Booking Arrangements: Passengers from Blackburn and Preston directions should book a day return to either  Darwen or Chorley and also ask for a Wayfarer ticket to take them to Greenfield. It would also be worth checking the cost of a day return to Marsden to compare fares as an alternative to using a Wayfarer.


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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