Future walks

Updated 27-06-22

The following walk venues and dates mark the return of our Coach Walks. Coach seat prices from 19/06/22, and thereafter, will be £12 for Adults and £6 for those aged between 8 to 16. 

For how to book a seat, or for more information contact southportramblers@hotmail.co.uk

 

3rd July Haworth, South Pennines

A village at the edge of the pennines made famous as the home of the Bronte sisters., remembered at the Bronte Parsonage Museum. With lots to do should you not wish to join one of today's walks. However, the walks today may well visit Top Withens, the Bronte Falls or Oxenhope along the Railway Chiden Walk.Whatever you choice to do a visit to this destination never fails to impress.

A Walk Leader - Dave Eccles  11 to 12 miles with a total ascent of 2250ft., and with a high point of 1488ft. A circular walk from Haworth along the Bronte Way and Pennine Way towardsWalshaw Dean Middle Reservoir, then heading south to pick up the Calder Aire Link towards Leeshaw Reservoir. Than back into Haworth along the Bronte Way.

B Walk Leader - Chris Grayson  A linear walk of around 8-9 miles, with lots of ups and downs. Starting from the village of Cowling and walking along the edge of Earl Crar to Lund's Tower on the way to Green Aden. On to the Millannium Way to Newsholme and Grouse Inn, passing the memorial to ACAF aircrew killed in a wartime plane crash. Then on to Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

C Walk Leader - Derek Cook  Only 5 miles but with 700ft of ascent. Starting from the coach park we head up to the Trig Pint on Penistone Hill. Then drop down to Oxenhope Railway Station via Tom Stell's Seat and Upper Marsh. Return to Haworth along the Railway Children Walk following the line of the railway, with a final short, but steepish, walk up to the coach.

17th July Bollington, Cheshire

White Nancy

Will today's walk leaders offer to take you to vist White Nancy, walk along the Gritstone Trail or an easy stroll along part of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk? Whereever you go a fine walk can be had, from the heights of Kerridge Hill to the banks of the canal.

A Walk Leader - John Slatcher

B Walk Leader - Carol Gummerson

C Walk Leader - Derek Cook  This 6.5 - 7 mile walk starts from wherever the coach drops us off in Bollington. We then set off to join the towing path of the Macclesfield Canal and head north for around a mile & half. Then crossover to the Middlewood Way and head south for just over two miles before starting the gradual climb to Kerridge Hill and White Nancy.

31st July Settle, Yourshire Dales

Picture credit - Derek Cook

From this very popular destination on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, and with the Ribble Way through it, walks today could take you up towards Kirby Fell, or along the river to Stainforth. Wherever you go today you will be in one of the best walking areas in the country.

A Walk Leader - Dave Eccles

B Walk Leader - Andy Tulloch

C Walk Leader - Chris Bennett - This linear walk is around 6 miles with 648ft of ascent, and starts in Long Preston. It then follows the Pennine Bridleway to the trig point on Hunters Bark, followed by a gradual descent via Lodge Road & track down to the River Ribble by Toll Bar Cottage. Then along the riverbank into Settle and the coach parked at the Whitefriars Car & Coach Park.

14th August  Dolwyddelan, North Wales

Picture credit - Derek Cook

A small village on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, and only a few miles southeast of Betws-y-Coed. With coach paring available just below the castle, or in the village between the railway station and the Inn, our walks today could be anywhere from Betws-y-Coed itself, or in the hills and valleys around Dolwyddelan.

A Walk Leader - John Slatcher - A linear walk of just under 11 miles with a total ascent in the region of 1733ft. Starting from Betws-y-Coed we follow the river up stream to Miners Bridge. Then join the route of the Roman Road (Sarn Helen) up into the hills, then down to Pont-y-Pant. We then join the route of the C Walk along the valley to Roman Bridge Station, before the climb up to the moors and the ruins of Dolwyddelan Castle. Ending at the Y GWDYR INN in the village. Or maybe the walk will be done in reverse. Watch this space for updates.

B Walk Leader - Derek Cook - 8 miles with 1486 ft of ascent. Starting from Dolwyddelan and following the Roman Road south into the hills as far as Tan-y-bwlch. Then across the moors to join the "C" route at Bertheos.

C Walk Leader - Chris Bennett - A walk of 6 miles with 750ft of ascent. Starting fby heading for the station, then continuing west to Roman Bridge Station and on towards Coed Mawr, before walking the lane up to Pen-y-rhiw.and heading for the ruins of Castle Dolwyddelan. We finish in the village at Y Gwydyr free house for refreshments.

4th September  Shap, Cumbria

 

Picture credits - Derek Cook

This village to the east of the Lake District is just off the M6 is surrounded by ancient field systems and standing stones. Our walks today could take you towards Haweswater, or Shap Abbey to the west. Matbe they will heast east to reach the Roman Road and the moors around Oddendale.

A Walk Leader - Dere Cook  13 miles with 1290ft of ascent. A linear walk starting from Tebay Services and following the course of the Roman Road north to Coalpit Hill. Then on to Oddendale and Wickerslack to reach Reagill Grange before tuning west to Shap.

B Walk Leader - Carol Gummerson

C Walk Leader - Chris Bennett - Just 6 miles with 539ft of gradual ascent. From the centre of Shap we follow the walled lanes that eventually take us to Thornship and Keld Chapel. Then across fields to the  remains of Shap Abbey for lunch. Then across more fields to the village of Rosgill before turning southeast back aross fields to Shap.

18th September  Kidsgrove/Hall Green

This is a new area for our group, just north of Stoke-on-Trent. But it is only a few miles west of some previous walks around Biddulph Grange and the Staffordshire Moorlands Way. Kidsgrove sits on the junction of the Macclesfield Canal with the Trent & Mersey Canal, which forms part of the Chesgire Ring Canal Walk. Whilst those looking for height can head for the Old Mam of Mow and the end of the Gritstone Trail.

As this is the last of this years Summer Programme we expect a high demand for seats on the coach. For not only is this a new walking area for us, bring great excitment and anticipation, but it is only a easy drive down the M6.

A Walk Leader -  John Slatcher

B Walk Leader - Dave Trembath

C Walk Leader - Christine Vasey 

Please note -

Early booking of seats is always recommended. However, as we only take bookings from one coach to the next, it is worth knowing that if the coach you want is full then you will be given the opportunity to jump the queue and book for the following one before anyone else. 

If you find that you are unable to use your booked, and paid for seat, please let the Bookings Officer know as there could be someone waiting, and if so you will be given a Seat Credit for future use.

On occasions it may be necessary for Walk Leaders to amend their planned route due to adverse weather conditions encountered on the day.

More dates for your 2022 Diary

 

Oct. 09 - Grange over Sands (South Cumbria)

Oct. 23 - Greenfield/Flint (North Wales)

Nov. 06 - Warton Crag/Carnforth (Lancashire)

Nov. 20 - The Wirral (Cheshire)

Dec. 04 - Slaidburn (Lancashire)

Dec. 18 - Lymm (Cheshire)

Dec. 27 - No Coach, Make your own Way Walk. All welcome.

             Meet Rufford Railway Station at 10.00am for an easy 7 - 8 mile walk.

Jan. 15 - Staveley (The Lake District)

Jan. 29 -  Roddlesworth/Darwen Tower (Lancashire)