Welcome to East Lancs LDWA


Social Walks in the next few weeks.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up with enough food and drink for the day and appropriate clothing and footwear for the expected weather and terrain. Please contact the walk leader if you have any queries. 



Sunday 19th December. Norman's 25th Christmas Cracker.

The event is now full but this page will be updated if there are any cancellations and place/s become available.

Please let Nick know if you cannot attend.


Wednesday 22nd December. Three Parks, a Wood and Swan Lake. 

14ml. Start 10am at Moses Gate Country Park

Moses Gate country park, top car park, Hall Lane, Farnworth, BL4 7QS. Free. SD 740068


Phil Chapman Tel: 07523014921






Tuesday 28th December. 'Ast sin mi dad?'

LDWA History Group.

14 ml. Start 10am at Cutacre Country Park. BL5 1BS. Grid Ref SD 698054. Remembering the Pretoria Pit Disaster which killed 344 boys and men in 1910. Walk in the miners footsteps, visit two memorials and two churchyards and hear stories of the day and its aftermath. 

Leader Hilary Scott Tel: 07743106583, 



  • The East Lancashire group is one of about 40 groups in the country affiliated to the Long Distance Walkers Association. We are a friendly bunch who enjoy various social activities and trips as well as walking.

  • For general enquiries about the group contact the secretary Roger on secretary.eastlancs@ldwa.org.uk

  • LDWA members must have their e-mail preferences enabled to receive bulk emails from the group either as a full or associate member.

  • Please note that photographs are taken and published on this website, Facebook, Strider and other media. Please let the walk leader know at the beginning of the walk if you do not wish to appear in photographs.

  • Contact Nick on eastlancs.walkssecretary@ldwa.org.uk if you have general walking programme enquiries or wish to offer to lead a walk.

  • East Lancs has also helped to develop a series of walks called A Breath of Fresh Air.

  • There are also Social Events to join in with.

  • Please take time to explore our website, this should give you a flavour of the group's activities.  There are Walk Reports posted after every social walk.

  • The contact for the website is Hilary on eastlancs.chair@ldwa.org.uk

  • Details of group minutes and other admin information is also published on the website. Group meetings are usually at 8pm  at the Doffcocker Inn, 780 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5QD. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday January 4th at 8pm. 

  • You will be made most welcome at our meetings and social activities but most of all on our walks and events.

Challenge Event

The Two Crosses Returns! Our annual Challenge event will take place on Sunday March 20th 2022. 

Enter at SiEntries using the link below.




Coming soon - "Boots & Brews - Shorter walks for Everyone"

In the New Year we will be trialling a series of shorter walks at the weekend.    

These will be open to all, from long standing members to new walkers interested in meeting the group, and everyone in between. See latest news for more details.