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4th February 2018

Coach Trip to Ingleton

The village of Ingleton is surrounded by magnificent countryside with caves, waterfalls, and mountains. The Craven Fault crosses the area and geological and archaeological sites abound. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Ingleton is an ideal starting point for many excellent walks including Indleborough. 

It is with great sadness that I have to inform everyone of the death of Roger Haythornthwaite. Roger was a great friend to N E Lancs Ramblers serving on the Area Committee, Burnley Group Committee and as known to many of us here – as a coach rambles leader for many years. In his own unique way he has shared with hundreds of people his love of walking in our beautiful countryside and we all owe him a great deal.   His wry smile and dry sense of humour will be sorely missed.

A Walk   Leader see below

B Walk​ with an alternative at the end to make it an A Walk as well  

Leader       Tony Culverhouse Walking Distance 9.5 miles

Leaving the coaches at Clapham we follow, and then cross, Clapham Beck in an attractive woodland to then join the Pennine Bridleway. After about a mile we divert north onto the Dalesway climbing steadily  and onto the summit of Ingleborough. We descend south westerly passing Quaking Pot to join Fell Lane down into Ingleton. This is the B walk of 9.5 miles.  Those wanting the A walk  - 1 mile before Ingleton – we will branch off along the bridleway to make a 2.5 mile loop crossing the River Doe via the stepping stones before coming into Ingleton.

C Walk  Leaders      Carol and Graham Wrigglesworth.  Moderate with good views

Walking Distance 7-8 miles moderate 

We set off from the layby on the A65 at Dalesbridge and take Holme Lane into Austwick. Walking through the village to Town Head Lane to climb up through Town Head to the Penine Bridleway.  (Thwaite Lane Track). Continuing on to descend into Clapham, pass through a couple of tunnels coming our near the church. Crossing an old narrow bridge we leave the village on the old road to Ingleton, turning left to Laithbutts Lane to the pleasant village of Newby. After Newby we take to the fields and stiles to Cold Cotes. We now make our way along Lowkber Lane back along the Old Road into Ingleton.

D Walk Leader  Carol Higgins 7 miles     Easy

Once we get to Ingleton all the D walkers will transfer to one coach and carry on to the start of this linear walk.  It is an ideal all-weather walk being done entirely on farm lanes. We start at The Hill Inn at Chapel-le-Dale from where we head to Broadrake with the views across the moors to Whernside and the dramatic feature of Ribblehead Viaduct. Heading west we walk along the Dales High Way before passing the shale holes to the hamlet of Chapel-Le-Dale passing the “home of the boggard”. Then along the Roman Road that is Oddies Lane for fine views with Ingleborough on one side and Twistleton Scar on the other before arriving back in Ingleton.

Pick up time for return journey.    Returning Home:  5.00pm from the coach park. Please do not ask the driver for extra stops on the way home as this can be dangerous and make the return journey longer for everyone.

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
08:10  Clayton le Moors : Hare and Hound

08:20  Padiham : Town Hall

08:22. Padiham : Whitegates

08:25. Burnley : Tim Bobbin

08:30. Burnley : Bus Station

08:35. Burnley : Brennard Street

08:40  Brierfield : Town Hall

08:45. Nelson : Bus Station

08:50  Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road

08:55  Colne : Crown Hotel

09:00  Colne : Library

09:05  Colne : Alkincoates

09:10 Barrowford : Heritage Centre