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Coach Ramble May 13th Menu Choices

GeneralPosted by LizS Thu, May 03, 2018 14:38:40

The Feathers in Pocklington have agreed to provide food promptly after the walks but would like our orders advance. If you would like to eat please let me have your choices from the menu below. or 07711353310

There are still places on the coach so if you or friends or family want to book please also let me have menu choices.


Tea Time Specials

Served Monday to Saturday 5pm to 7pm

6oz Beef burger with a Fried EggServed with chips and salad garnish
Chicken Madras

Sautéed chicken and onion with a tomato madras sauce served on a bed of rice

Vegetable Kiev
Served with a black cracked pepper sauce, chips and salad or potatoes and vegetables

Bacon Chop
Grilled Bacon Chop topped with Fried Egg or Pineapple served with Chips and Salad Garnish

Pan Fried Herb Crusted Chicken
A Chicken Breast coated in fresh herb crumb, with pepper sauce served with your choice of either chips & salad or potatoes and vegetables

Chilli Con CarneServed with rice or chips

Grilled Haddock with a lemon and dill hollandaiseServed with chips and salad or potatoes and vegetables

All priced at £7 per head
£9 per head to include a pint of either John Smiths Smooth, Fosters or a small glass of house wine


Coach Ramble 8th April Saltbun-by-the-Sea

GeneralPosted by LizS Sat, March 10, 2018 16:44:54
Hi Everybody,

Spring is here so we can now look forward to the first coach ramble of 2918 which will be taking us to the seaside.

The coach will depart as usual from Arundel Gate/Howard St at 8.00 am and will leave Saltburn to return to Sheffield no later than 6.00 pm.

The A walk (approx 11miles) will go from Great Ayton via Roseberry Topping and along part of the Cleveland way to finish in Saltburn. The B walk (approx 8 miles) will start and Guisborough and will also be going to Saltburn along part of the Cleveland way. There will be cafes, pubs and fish and chips in Saltburn as well as an opportunity for a swim in the sea or perhaps a paddle.

All are welcome either to join one of the walks or to walk independently or just have a day at the seaside.

Places are £12 and will be on sale on walks or contact me or text phone 07711353310


Coach ramble Sunday October 1st

GeneralPosted by LizS Thu, August 17, 2017 10:17:28
Apologies but there is an alteration to the A walk which is now just 12 miles with the shorter option 10.5 miles.

Coach Ramble Sunday October 1st

GeneralPosted by LizS Wed, August 16, 2017 20:24:20
The last coach Ramble of 2017 will visit Settle. Settle is an attractive little market town situated in the Yorkshire Dales on the river Ribble and the Settle to Carlisle railway. There will as usual be A and B walks(details below) and it is possible to come and do your own walks or to not walk as long as you are back on the bus for 6.00pm. Settle has a number of cafes and pubs and two fish and chip shops.

The coach will depart from ArundelGate/Howard St at 8.00am and will leave Settle to return no later than 6.00pm.

To book a place (£11) contact or 07711353310

A Walk 13.5 miles (option to shorten to 11 miles)
Leaders David Hogg and Liz Savage

The A walk starts from a drop off in Horton in Ribblesdale and makes a steady, reasonably gradual ascent on good paths and tracks via Horton Scar and Hull Pot to the summit of Pen-y-Ghent. There is a brief section of steep rocky descent from the top before we continue down and join the Ribble Way to Stainforth. From Stainforth there is an option for those who wish to, to to shorten the walk and return to Settle directly via Langcliffe (11 miles). If time permits we will make some further ascent to Winskill and on to Jubilee and Victoria caves and Attermire Scar before retuning to Settle along the Dales High Way.

B Walk 8 miles
Leaders Cath and Malcolm Mackay
This is a circular walk based on the small town of Settle, taking in many of the well known features of the area. We shall build in plenty of time to look at these and enjoy them at a leisurely pace.
We begin with with a long, steady climb up the valley side which will be taken slowly (we do not rush upon hills any more). the effort is quickly rewarded with lovely views of the Ribble valley, Settle and the hills beyond which stay with us for the first half of the day. When we reach Attermire Scar we have done nearly all the climbing for the day and the ground generally levels out. Now we are in typical Dales limestone scenery with its crags and terraces. This area is renowned for its caves and we shall visit Victoria and Jubilee caves.
The scenery becomes more open as we follow good tracks, some stony, some grassy, with Pen-y-Ghent coming into view. At Winskill stones we can see a geological oddity called "Sampson's Toe". This an erratic; an isolated boulder that is of a different rock from that on which it sits, probably carried from somewhere else by the melting ice after the last ice age.
Next comes Cattrigg Force, which is well worth seeing in its narrow, wooded gorge. We then follow an attractive lane downhill into the pretty village of Stainforth with its stepping stones (which are big, solid and safe, but can be avoided if the river is in flood). We cross the River Ribble via an old bridge to Stainforth Force. From here we follow the "Ribble Way" long distance footpath alongside the river. The walk finishes on a grassy path into Settle.

Sunday 9th July Walk Change

GeneralPosted by LizS Mon, July 03, 2017 17:21:29
There is a rail strike expected this Sunday 9th July so Andy has swapped the planned Chinley walk for the walk planned for 6th August. Sunday's walk will now be from Castleton on the 9.00 am 273. Chinley will happen on 6th August.

Coach Ramble Sunday May 7th

GeneralPosted by LizS Thu, April 27, 2017 19:24:06
The coach will depart as usual from Arundel Gate/Howard St at 8.00 am. We will go to Bridlington and then on to North Landing where the B walk will start and on to Bempton Cliffs where the A walk starts. Both walks will finish in Bridlington and the coach will depart at 6.00 pm. Details of the walks are available on the walks programme.

Non walkers or those who wish to do a shorter walk can leave the coach at Bempton Cliffs or at Bridlington. Bempton Cliffs is a nature reserve run by the RSPB best known for its breeding seabirds. It is approximately 1.5 miles from Bempton station which is just outside the village. There will be trains to Bridlington at 12.30, 14.30 and 16.30. The journey takes 7 minutes.

There are a few places (£11) still available so please contact me or 07711353310 if you would like to reserve a place.


Coach Ramble Sunday May 7th

GeneralPosted by LizS Tue, April 11, 2017 21:16:01
The coach ramble on Sunday May 7th will be going to Bridlington. The coach will depart at 8.00 am from Arundel Gate/Howard St. There will be 2 walks:

A walk (Leaders Linda Cooley and Susan Rushworth) RSPB centre Bempton Cliffs, North Landing, Flamborough Lighthouse, Sewerby, Bridlington. 12 miles Linear Moderate

B walk (leaders Joan Taylor and John Taylor) North Landing, Flamborough Lighthouse, Sewerby, Bridlington 8.5 miles Linear Moderate

The coach will leave Bridlington at 6.00 pm.

Non walkers or those who wish to do a shorter walk can either go with the coach to Bridlington or be dropped at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. There is then a walk of one mile into Bempton village for a train to Bridlington.

For further information or to book a place please email or phone/ text 07711353310



GeneralPosted by LizS Mon, March 27, 2017 17:14:29
The coach will depart Arundel Gate/ Howard St at 8.00am. We are going to Much Wenlock and both the A and the B group will be dropped off to start the walks at a lay by 8 miles away.

The A group walk. will be circular. We will be walking up and over the edge, visiting the village of Rushbury, rejoining the edge to go to Wilderhope Manor (NT) and returning via Stanway Coppice to be picked up at the start. The Walk will be 10.5 miles With lots of up and down. Mostly there are good paths and tracks but there are some muddy sections and uneven paths.

The B walk will take a gradual ascent towards the edge for an early lunch at Wilderhope Manor. We will the join the Jack Mytton Way and the Shropshire way to go along the edge, descending to Much Wenlock via Blakeway Hollow. This is around 9 miles but with relatively little ascent and good paths and tracks.

The A group will have a brief coffee stop early on the route, but the B group will be going straight to Wilderhope Manor for an early lunch stop. The B walk wil therefore have coffee on the bus before the walk. If you are considering doing the B walk it is suggested that you take drink and snack (but not your rucksack) on to the coach.

By the time the walkers get back to Much Wenlock there are few places still serving food. We have therefore arranged with one pub The Talbot for food to be served. Anyone who wants to eat can order from a limited menu on the bus and hopefully we will be served promptly.

We will be leaving Much Wenlock no later than 6.00pm

if anyone prefers to stay in Much Wenlock and not join the walks. Wenlock Priory will be open, there are some open cafes and a variety of short walks. We will have some information on the coach.

Please contact me with any queries. 07711353310


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