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, December 17th           West Pennine Moors

A chance to escape the stress of Christmas preparations with walks in the countryside on our doorsteps

C Walk                                      12 miles strenuous

Alight Chorley and return Darwen

Chorley Sta.,Lower Healey Farm, Healey Nab, Morris Farm, Coppice Stile House, Drinkwaters, Great Hill, Pimms, Adam’s Delf, Belmont Rd., Hollinshead Hall,Slipper Lowe, Roddlesworth Upper Reservoir, Fine Peters, Earnsdale Reservoir, Darwen Hill, Higher Wenshead, Aggies Ruin, Darwen Hill, Sniddle Hill Farm, Darwen

Your leader: Hilary Bell

2008_1231great-hill0047Great Hill Summit

E Walk                                 8.5 miles moderately easy

Alight  & return Chorley

Chorley Sta.,Steeley Lane, Eaves Lane, Crosse Hall Lane, White House, Nab Wood, Cliffs Farm,Anglezarke Reservoir, High Bullough Reservoir, Reservoir Dam, Limbrick, Leeds-Liverpool Canal to Crosse Hall Lane, Chorley Sta.

Your leader: Mike Smith


Rivington Reservoirs

OS Map: Explorer 287 West Pennine Moors

Travel Details: We will catch the 08.56 from Blackpool North calling at Preston at 09.23. Connections to Preston from Accrington at 08.21, Blackburn 08.29, Clitheroe 07.45 (change at Blackburn), Colne 07.20. From Bolton catch the 09.24 to Chorley. The walks will commence after the arrival of these two trains. return from Darwen at 15.42 or 16.49 towards Bolton at 15.16 and 15.58 or to Blackburn at 15.42 or 16.49

Booking Arrangements: For E Walkers book a Day Return to Chorley. For C Walkers book a Day Return to the station furthest from your originating point.

Saturday, January 7th                       Hebden Bridge

Our first walks of the new walking year and our traditional destination to begin it. Today both walks head off over the tops towards Todmorden

C Walk                                            11 miles strenuous

Alight Hebden Bridge & return Todmorden

Hebden Bridge, Crow Nest Wood, Hebble End, Horsehold Wood, Mulcture Hall, Hippins, Hippins Clough, Back of Behind, Great Bride Stones, Keb Bridge, Hartley royd, Hudson Moor, Kitson Wood Tunnel, Robinwood, Flailcroft, Todmorden Edge, Stones, Todmorden

You leader: Chris Thornley

pano_bridestones_1500pxThe Great Bride Stones

E Walk                                           8 miles moderately easy

Alight & return Hebden Bridge

Bus to Blackshaw Head, Hippins, Chisley Stones, Eastwood Road, Great Bride Stones, Golden Stones, Calderdale Way, Ing Top Barn, Higher Birks, great Rock, dean Delph, Knott Wood, Charlestown, Rochdale Canal to Hebden Bridge

Your leader: Craig Ward


Great Rock

Travel Details: We shall catch the train which leaves Blackpool North at 08.11 calling at Preston at 08.36, Blackburn 08.55, Accrington 09.03 and Burnley M/c Road at 09.12. Connecting train from Bamber Bridge to Blackburn at 08.14 and from Clitheroe at 08.25. From M/c Victoria at 09.16 (Leeds train). The walks will commence after the arrival of the trains from Blackburn & Manchester. Return from Hebden Bridge towards Blackburn/Blackpool at xx53 past each hour and to Manchester at 07, 18 & 42 min past each hour. Return from Todmorden at xx30 min past  each hour to Burnley, Acc’ton & Blackburn.

Booking Arrangements:  Book a Day Return to Hebden Bridge from all stations.



January 21st                           Kendal

February 4th                          Knutsford

February 18th                        Lancaster

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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