The monthly Coach Meets are the mainstay of the clubs activity and the backbone of our club.
These occur roughly on the 3rd Sunday of each month and primarily visit the Lake District with two or three trips each year venturing elsewhere including the Yorkshire Dales, North Wales, Derbyshire and the Scottish Borders.
Full details of Coach Meets can be found on our events page. The Coach Meets are usually new or prospective members’ first experience with the club, so this page tells you all you need to know about these events, including pick-up points, coach times and what to bring. The coach leaves at 5:30pm (5:00pm October – March) for the return journey, and we stop at Hellifield Social Club most months for 45 minutes to conduct any club business.
The price is £14.00 per person for adult members, and £5 for junior members (under 18s) who must be accompanied by an adult member. The price for adult non-members is £17.00 per person and the price for junior non-members is £5.00.
|Coach #1||Burnley Coach||Coach #2||Barnoldswick Coach|
|07:15||Town Hall, Padiham||07:25||Wheatley Lane School, Fence|
|07.15||George IV, Padiham||07:30||General Gordon, Nelson|
|07.17||Tim Bobbin, Padiham||07:35||Nelson Bus Station, Nelson|
|07:25||St. Peters’ Car Park, Burnley||07.45||Crown Hotel, Colne|
|07:25||Duke Bar, Queen Victoria, Burnley||07.50||North Valley Rd, Colne|
|07:27||Duke Bar, Queen Victoria, Burnley||07:55||Cemetary steps, Foulridge|
|07.30||Casterton Avenue / Colne Rd, Burnley||07.57||Road End, Kelbrook|
|07:32||Lane Head, Old School||07.57||Salterforth|
|07.35||Harle Syke, North Street||08:00||Central Post Office, Barnoldswick|
|07.35||Kings Causeway||08:00||Gisburn Rd Post Office, Barnoldswick|
|07:40||Rushton Street, Barrowford||08.05||Foster’s Pub, Barnoldswick|
|07:45||Whittycroft Avenue, Barrowford||08:15||Long Preston|
What to Bring
We suggest that you bring equipment suited to the terrain and length of route planned and the relevant weather conditions. Remember that the weather and underfoot conditions can change significantly without warning or with increased altitude. As a bare minimum we would suggest the following:
- Rucksack (a day sack of about 20-30L should suffice).
- Walking Boots, Waterproof Jacket and Waterproof Trousers.
- Warm sweater or fleece, hat and gloves.
- Map and compass. Whistle, first aid kit, torch and survival bag.
- Sufficient food and drink (for lunch and for tea).
- Change of clothing and footwear for when you get back to the coach.
- In winter we also recommend you bring additional warm clothing and a hot drink. Depending on your route you will also require ice axe and crampons and be conversant with their use.