Saturday Coach Meets ...
The monthly Coach Meets have been the focal point of the clubs activity for much of our history and for many of our members these are what the club is all about and is often the first event they attend.
Coach meets occur on roughly the 3rd Saturday of each month and primarily visit the Lake District, although two or three trips per year visit other places such as the Yorkshire Dales, and Derbyshire Peak District.
Our coaches pick up from various locations throughout the Burnley and Pendle area, and then head for our destination for the day. Once parked the coaches remain where they are, usually near local amenities as the point of return at 5:30pm (5pm in Winter).
After being picked up from your designated stop, see below, we will make our way to the destination for the day. Many members choose to get off the coach prior to this location and do a linear or "through" walk, ending up at the destination.
On any given coach meet there is likely to be at least one led walk, but even if not you are sure to find someone of similar ability to tag a long with, if you don't fancy going it alone.
On about half of the trips we have a pub stop on the way home - somewhere usually fairly close to home. e.g. Hellifield, Gisburn.
You can view all coach meets along with other events on our events page.
Whether on a led walk or not, you must enter your name in the route book, which is passed around the coach and where you will be returning from - usually the parking location of the coach.
If you do intend to walk alone you must be self sufficient and carry the appropriate maps. Only if you have agreed to join another group or a led walk can you get away without this.
Conditions can vary massively between east Lancashire and the areas we visit, as can conditions at sea level and on the high fells. It is essential that you are suitably prepared for these conditions.
- Waterproofs, hat and gloves, extra fleece
- Enough fluids for the day, including hot drinks in cold weather.
- Lunch, sandwiches, snacks etc.
- Walking boots, rucksack etc.
In winter, additional equipment such as torch, ice axe, and crampons is recommended and, depending on your route, essential.
Finally it is recommended that you bring a change of clothes, and footwear, for when you return. These can be left on the coach, but it does occasionally rain, and having some dry kit saves a miserable return journey.
What to bring and what to expect ...
Booking Information ...
Booking is essential for Coach Meets and can be done by contacting our Booking Secretary.
Prices are as follows:
Adult Members - £17
Adult Non Members / Guests - £20
Junior Members / Non Members - £5
Coach Times ...
Please note that these are new Coach Times for 2020, and are based upon a single coach. The return journey drops off in the reverse order to ensure fairness for all members.