Upcoming Club Led Walks

Our walks follow footpaths, bridleways, trails etc. which originated as railways, tramways or wagonways. These walks are planned by a walk organiser who has checked the logistics, usually arranging a linear walk, i.e. walking one way and taking a bus or train the other. In areas where there is no public transport, we may arrange a circular walk (e.g. out by an old railway and back by a canal or even Roman road) or, where this is impossible, arrange car sharing.

A club walk also gives prospective members the opportunity to meet like-minded enthusiasts, and to benefit from their extensive knowledge of old railways. Often, our walk leaders research these routes in advance and bring along interpretive resources, such as archive photographs, books and historical notes.

Prospective members can contact us in advance to join a walk, assuming there are spare places available. Our insurance policy permits non-members to join a maximum of two walks before they are expected to join Railway Ramblers. NOTE: All walks subject to change.


 
Saturday Oct 30

Saturday 30th Oct 2021 - North East Weekend

On the Saturday, a walk from east of Middleton in Teesdale to west of Barnard Castle (6 miles), and on the Sunday the part of the Hart – Haswell trail north from Wellfield Station site to Thornley Station and then ex-NER branches and wagonways around Thornley and Ludworth former collieries. To register an interest contact Gas Hill on 01142 752303 or 73 Norfolk Park Avenue, Sheffield, S2 2RB
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Saturday Nov 6

Saturday 6th Nov 2021 - The Monsal Trail (Blackwell to Mill-Bakewell) (10.5m)

A walk along the former Midland Main Line between Blackwell Mill and Bakewell. It will also take in the two disused parts of the triangle at its western end. This walk includes several tunnels and viaducts to pass through/cross on route.
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Saturday Nov 6

Saturday 6th Nov 2021 - Bath (Oldfield Park) to Midford and Wellow (Somerset) (4m or 8m)

The walk follows the heavily engineered Two Tunnels Trail out of Bath, with options to finish at either Midford or Wellow. The Midford-Wellow section (ca. 2 miles) has good views over the valley of the Wellow Brook.
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Saturday Nov 13

Saturday 13th Nov 2021 - Former lines from Tooting to Wandsworth (London) (5m).

A walk along the former freight line to Colliers Wood and on to Wandsworth using the river Wandle Trail plus parts of the former Surrey Iron Railway.
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Saturday Nov 13

Saturday 13th Nov 2021 - The Southwold Railway (Suffolk) (8.5m)

A walk from Halesworth via Wenhaston to the seaside at Southwold via the beautiful meadows of the Blyth Valley
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Saturday Nov 13

Saturday 13th Nov 2021 - Waggonways of the Stanley Area (West Yorkshire) (7.5m)

A walk taking in the waggonways of the Lofthouse Gate, Carr Gate and Stanley Ferry area.
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Saturday Nov 20

Saturday 20th Nov 2021 - The Teversal & Silverhill Trails (Derbyshire/ Notts) (7.5m).

A walk from Pleasley and Blackwell incorporating these established old colliery cycle trails on a good all-weather surface.
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TBD

TBD - 6th or 27th Nov - London Euston Area and Camden Highline (3.5m)

A repeat of the fully subscribed July walk of the Euston area, with a focus on the substantial changes being made to the railway landscape of the area. The walk includes an optional opportunity to trace (at street level!) the intended walking route of the Camden Highline between Camden Road station and the site of Maiden Lane Goods Depot.
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Saturday Dec 4

Saturday 4th Dec 2021 - Brunel's Atmospheric Railway - Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren (Devon) (5.5m)

A pre-Christmas walk along the coastal railway taking in historic remains.
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Saturday Dec 4

Saturday 4th Dec 2021 - Preston – Bamber Bridge/Farington (Lancs). (6m)

A day exploring the multitude of lines, stations and junctions to the south of Preston. Includes the site of the former West Lancs Station at Fishergate Hill, then after viewing the site of the former bridge over the River Ribble and the triangle in Penwortham, on to the East Lancashire Railway at Whitehouse South Junction. Then on towards Bamber Bridge for lunch at the beautifully restored Olde Hob Inn. A short train journey from Bamber Bridge to Lostock Hall to view the site of Lostock Hall Junction and the freight only link south to the West Coast Main Line. From Lostock Hall, view the site of the original station and the former engine shed before going on past the site of Farington Station (closed in 1960) and walk much of the closed line towards Moss Lane Junction on the Ormskirk line
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Saturday Dec☃ 4

Saturday 4th Dec 2021 - ‘The Centurion Way’ Chichester to West Dean (West Sussex) (5m)

A walk through Chichester lower town to join the former line to Midhurst, approximately where it branched from the main south coast line.
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Saturday Dec☃ 11

Saturday 11th Dec 2021 - The Silverwood Colliery Branch (3m)

The walk explores a private colliery line which operated from c1901 to 1994. Note this walk is followed by the Christmas Meal for the Yorkshire Area Group in a local pub
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Saturday Dec☃ 11

Saturday 11th Dec 2021 - Walk in Wymondham area (Norfolk)

Note this walk is followed by the Christmas Meal for the Eastern Area Group in a local pub
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Saturday Dec☃ 18

Saturday 18th Dec 2021 - Walk in the Derby Area (3m)

Derby Railway Station to Derby Friargate Station site and across the iconic Great Northern Railway’s Handyside Bridge crossing the River Derwent. Note this walk is followed by the Christmas Meal for the South & West Midlands Area Group in a local pub
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Saturday Jan 22

Saturday 22nd Jan 2022 - Capital Day - A walk in the London Area

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TBD

TBD - Saturday in March - Walk/Visit to Eastleigh Depot

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TBD

TBD - 2nd or 9th or 23rd Apr - Walk - Hamble-Netley & Fareham deviation

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TBD

TBD - 7th or 14th May - Walk in Southern Area

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Saturday Jun 18

Saturday 18th Jun 2022 - Christ's Hospital-Cranleigh

Includes Baynards Station
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