06 January 2019

Coach Trip to Morecame


After a rendezvous at Forton services on the M6 for a comfort stop we continue on towards Morecambe . It is important for safety reasons that  independent walkers leave details of your names and routes, and a mobile telephone number if possible,  with the courier on your coach.  

We hope you are enjoying your coach rambles organised by members of North East Lancashire Ramblers. These days give you a friendly environment to enjoy our wonderful countryside without the hassle of navigating yourself. Or the chance to explore new – or well loved places – on your own. We have not always had the right to explore our countryside  freely and on foot, it would not be possible without the work and achievements of the Ramblers Association since it’s foundation in 1935.  Yet there is still work to be done. The Ramblers work with local and national governments and  highway authorities to protect our rights of way and ensure a freedom we now take for granted. It is easy to join, ask for a membership form today or look on the Ramblers website. Your membership means the work, objectives and campaigns can continue for future generations.


B Walk             Leader  Michael Bates                                        10 miles                    Easy/Moderate

Whilst this is a flat walk it has been selected as a B walk owing  to the distance as the days are short at this time of year.  There is therefore, a need to maintain a reasonable speed.  All surfaces are excellent.  On leaving the coaches at Morecambe we head inland towards Lancaster on the Morecambe Bay walking/cycling route crossing the River Lune where we skirt the northern edge of the city centre.  It is intended to break here on the river bank for our lunch.  We then make our way along the river side eventually crossing the impressive Lune aqueduct having first climbed steps to join the Lancaster Canal.  We then walk along the canal towpath in a north westerly direction until reaching Hest Bank where we make our way down  to the sea front to join the Lancashire Coastal Way all the way back to Morecambe.


C Walk         Leader Paul Brown                                 7 miles    â€‹Moderate

We leave the coaches in Carnforth, join the Lancaster Canal,  and walk southwards to Bolton le Sands.   After leaving the canal we cross the A6 road then join Mill Lane to take us over the West Coast Main Line railway then out to the shore of Morecambe Bay to join the Lancashire Coastal Way long distance route.  This route is followed along the coast past Red Bank Farm, then on to Hest Bank where the railway is crossed twice using footbridges. We then continue towards Morecambe to join the Promenade for a pleasant walk into the town where the coaches are parked.  Good views across the Bay towards Arnside and Grange over Sands, several things of interest to see including the Eric Morecambe statue and stage.   Terrain varies – canal towpath, field paths, foreshore, some road walking, wet and slippery in a few places. 


D Walk                       Leader Frank Mason                         6 miles                            Easy

We leave the coaches at Lancaster and walk along the river bank of the River Lune to the Lune Aqueduct. From here we go onto the canal towpath stay on this to Hest Bank.  Here we leave it and head for Morecambe.  A level walk with no stiles but a few steps. A bus is available from Hest Bank (after about 4 miles) to Morecambe.                    


Pick up time for return journey.   Returning Home:  5.00pm fromthe coach park. Book today for our next two coach rambles Otley on 3rd February and Frodsham on 3rd March.

Morning (Outward) Pick-Up Points

Blackburn Coach

08:00     Darwen : Boots Duckworth St

08:05     Darwen : Lynwood Avenue

08:10     Ewood : Empire Theatre

08:15     Blackburn : Penny Street

08:20     Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog

08:25     Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre

08:35     Accrington : Whalley Rd, Kwik Fit

08:40     Accrington : Victoria Hospital

08:50     Clayton : Hare and Hounds

08:55     Harwood : Nightingales Garage

09:00     Whalley : King Street

09:05     Clitheroe : York Street

Burnley Coach

08:15     Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:20     Colne : Crown Hotel

08:20     Colne : Library

08:25     Colne : Alkincoates

08:30     Barrowford : Heritage Centre

08:40     Nelson : Bus Station

08:45     Brierfield : Town Hall

08:50     Burnley : Brennard Street

08:55     Burnley : Bus Station

08:55     Burnley : Tim Bobbin

09:00     Padiham : Whitegates

09:05     Padiham : Town Hall

09:10     Clayton : Hare and Hounds




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