Tuesday / Area Coach
The Area coach on the 15th May is to Kirby Lonsdale. Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm, but its most enchanting aspect is possibly the one glimpsed from the foot of Collier’s Lane in High Casterton. This elevated vantage point to the east of the River Lune offers a tantalising vista of the town as it must have appeared to travellers for centuries: an enchanting network of mellow stone edifices separated by narrow cobbled lanes and framed by a pastoral landscape of rare beauty.
Today, Kirkby Lonsdale retains much of its age-old appeal – with a 21st-century twist. The splendid historic buildings – many dating back hundreds of years - that line the Kirkby Lonsdale quaint streets and squares now accommodate an impressive range of independent shops, cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants, together offering a unique experience that’s increasingly difficult to find on the modern high street.
There will be two walks – exploring the town, the River Lune, its bridges, the neighbouring villages and hillsides. There is much to explore in the town itself so please join us if you want to stroll independently.

The June trip is to Bakewell in Derbyshire on June 12th.

Provisional dates for rest of year for your diaries:

10 July , 7 August , 11 September , 16 October

We always need leaders , particularly for the shorter walks, so if you can volunteer to lead a walk please do so. We can offer support and help in planning walks.

About the coach
Welcome to the home of the Area Ramblers coach. We run a coach every four weeks, picking up in Stretton, Stockton Heath and Culcheth travelling far and wide to areas that offer superb scenery and fine walking. Once there, we offer 2 grades of walks, ranging from a leisurely/moderate one of about 6/7 miles duration to a harder moderate walk of 8-9 miles with up to 1500ft of ascent. You will need to bring boots, waterproof clothing (just in case!) and a packed lunch with a drink.
You'll have time for refreshments before we set off back home at 17.00 hours, and you'll even be able to have a sleep on the way back as you won't be doing the driving! We are a friendly,fun and welcoming group and would love it if you could join us. Our full programme is shown below and at the bottom of the page you can see who is leading each of the walks.
To book, or for further details, please text Sheila Sheedy on 07519 810331 or click here to send her an e-mail. Note: please do not leave a voicemail message as it costs us to retrieve it.
DateVenuePick up timesWalk leadersReturn depart time
StrettonStockton HeathCulchethShorter walkLonger walk
15 MayKirkby Lonsdale 09:0009:1509:30Jean LatimerBrian Humes5pm
12 JuneBakewell 09:3009:1509:00David BruntAnne M5pm

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