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Southport Ramblers welcome all age groups from 8 to 80+ for fortnightly worry-free walking (travelling by coach) with like-minded people throughout the year.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

On the bank of the river Lune and famous for, among other things, its Devil's Bridge. This is a popular destination for us, but we usually visit in Summer, when the waters by Devil's Bridge are a magnet for both visitors and locals alike. With Fells to climb, and riverside paths to enjoy, the opportunity for good walking abound.

 

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
8:10 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

There will be three walks available with details circulated on the coach. They will range fromeasy to strenuous depending on the walk selected.

A Walk Leader - Dave Trembath - 10miles and 1550ft total ascent. Starting from Devil's Bridge parking area, we head northeast crossing the Wandales Lane Roman Road and up to Brownthwaite Pike. We then descend to make our way back to the coach via Langthwaite and Castweton.

B Walk Leader - John Slatcher- About 8 miles with no major inclines. Stating from Devils Bridge heading south. When this path leaves the river we take two country lanes to reach a farm. Walking the farm track north to another before going into Whittington. Then east to Lower Bigging before returning to Devil's Bridge.

C Walk Leader - Debbie Baxter - 6 miles with 413ft of ascent. Starting at Devils Bridge and heading towards Wood End, and then to the picturesque village of Whittington. Continuing along Coney Garth Lane towards the River Lune before joining the Lune Valley Ramble back to the bridge.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Coach trip
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 28077 07404
Nearest postcode:
L37 6BT
what3words:
races.protrude.surreal
Start time:
8:10 am

Formby, and calling at all pick-up points going north.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking