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, November 5th  – Delamere Forest

A walk in the woods today with the prospect of autumnal tints

C Walk                                               13 miles moderately strenuous

Alight & return Delamere

Delamere, Baker Way, Manley Common, Sandstone Trail, Snidley Moor Wood, Delamere Way, Barns Bridge Gate, Delamere Sta.

Your leader: Hilary Bell


In Delamere Forest

E Walk                                                8 miles easy

Alight & return Delamere

Blakemere Moss, Hunger Hill, Pinewood Farm, Kingswood Cottage, Sandstone Trail, Eddisbury Lodge, Pale Heights, Visitor Centre, Delamere Sta.

Your leader: Geoff Sherrocks

43085170Pale Heights

OS Map: Explorer 267 – Northwich & Delamere Forest

Travel Details: We will catch the 09.17 (Chester train) from Manchester Piccadilly. Connections from Blackpool at 07.40, Preston )8.09, Chorley 08.21, Bolton 08.34, Clitheroe 07.05 (change at Bolton), Blackburn 07.29 (change at Bolton), Accrington 07.15(Change at BLackburn & Bolton)

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to Delamere

Saturday, November 19th    –    Macclesfield

The ridge of White Nancy and Tegg’s Nose, with its distant views across the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Hills, is our objective today

C Walk                                         11 miles moderately strenuous

Alight Prestbury & return Macclesfield

Prestbury, Butley Town, Lowerhouse, Disused Railway, Lane Head, Nab Head, White Nancy, Kerridge Hill, Kerridge End, Cliff Hill, Macclesfield

Your leader: Mike Codd


E Walk                                           9 miles moderately easy

Alight & return Macclesfield

Macclesfield Canal, Bollington, White Nancy, Kerridge Hill, Tegg’s Nose, Langley, Golf Course, Macclesfield

Your leader: Pam Smith

White nancy Dec7th 2013Rail Ramblers on a previous visit to White Nancy

OS Map: Explorer 268 Wilmslow, Macclesfield & Congleton

Travel Details: We will catch the 09.46 (Stoke) trian from Manchester Piccadilly. Connections from Blackpool North at 07.40 or 07.53, Preston 08.09 or 08.20. Chorley 08.21 or 08.34, Clitheroe 07.45 (change at Bolton), Blackburn 08.34 (change at Bolton), Accrington 08.21(change at Blackburn & Bolton). There is a frequent return service from Macclesfield

Booking Arrangements: Book a Day Return to either Darwen or Chorley, depending on your starting point, and also ask the conductor/ticket clerk for a GM Wayfarer. GM Wayfafers cost £12 (£6 for over 60’s – no proof of age required).

Saturday, December 3rd             Parbold & Burscough

The Douglas Valley and the meres and mosses of west Lancashire are our choice of walking areas today. We have walked around the ridges above Parbold before but exploring the remote mossland out west is new to us

C Walk                                              11 miles moderately easy

Alight & return Burscough Bridge

Burscough Bridge, Crabtree Lane, Monks Farm, New Lane, Martin Lane, Martin Mere, Tarlsclough Moss, Sandy Way, Mere Sands Wood, Spark Bridge, Leeds-Liverpool Canal to Burscough

Your leader; Tessa Rowe

2337713_cd1ce793 Mere Sands Wood

E Walk                                              6 miles easy

Alight & return Parbold

High Moor, Christ Church, Wood Lane, Lees Lane, Priors Wood Hall, Douglas Chapel, Parbold Mill

Your leader: David Pryer

Rail Ramblers 2014 032Rail Ramblers at Parbold

OS Map: Explorer 285 Parbold & Chorley

Travel Details: We will catch the 09.45 train at Bolton. This train calls at Wigan Wallgate at 10.03. There is a train from Blackpool North to Bolton at 08.21, Preston 08.50 and Chorley 09.05. There is also a (Liverpool) train to Wigan North Western at 09.30 which calls at Euxton Balshaw Lane at 09.40 (change stations at Wigan). From Clitheroe catch the 08.25 to Bolton which calls at Blackburn at 09.08. From Accrington catch the 08.21 to Blackburn to make a connection with the train from Clitheroe to Bolton.

Return from Parbold at xx15 minutes past for Wigan & Bolton and from Burscough Bridge 4 minutes earlier.

Booing Arrangements: Book a Day Return to either Parbold or Burscough Bridge



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                                  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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