2023


After the Walk January 2023

Wednesday January 25th. Return to Newton. 15.5 miles. Leader: Roger Jackson.   Twelve walkers and one dog ( The legendary Poppy the Powerful just back from a successful Cumbria expedition) set off from the car park in Newton in Bowland , on a cloudy and rather wet morning. We crossed the bridge…

East Lancs Trips January 2023

East Lancs on Tour   East Lancs offers a good social diary with opportunities to walk in other parts of the country. New Year was spent in Llanwyrtd Wells with a "Wickerman" experience on New Years Eve.  The third weekend in January was spent in Ambleside with led walks on two days and meals out at…

After the Walk February 2023

Sunday February 26th. Two Crosses Marshal's Walk. 17/25 miles. Leader: Caroline Tennant.   10 of us and Alf woof met at Batridge car park and set off over the Dam towards Entwistle.  A bit of holly clipping, a minor route tweak to a moved gate and a bit of bramble cutting to take us up to…

After the Walk March 2023

Wednesday March 29th. All Aboard for Standish. 14 miles. Leader:Andrea Foster.    Starting off outside the Charnley arms pub on Arbour lane in Standish, 12 of us intrepid explorers set off hoping for a dry day. Today's walk was based on a booklet called "The Standish Way"... following the boundary…

Norfolk Trip April 2023

Norfolk Trip. April 23-29 2023. Monday April 24th. Cart Gap to Cromer. 15.5 miles. No 1, Hilary Scott, No 2, Roger Jackson, No 3, Ian Wardle. Click on the link below to see Howard's pictures of the week. All other pictures are from Jeanette and Hilary.  …

After the Walk April 2023

Sunday April 30th. Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail, Part 3. 22 miles. Leaders: Paul and Jeanette Banks.   8 walkers and 3 dogs met at Dunlop Bridge for part 3 of the Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail.   This was a circular walk of 22 miles.   Walkers braved 7 hours of unrelenting rain and showers before it…

After the Walk May 2023

2023 100. Elephant Bull & Bear.   See below for pictures from before, during and after the 100. Well done to all those who entered and special congratulations to all those who finished.    Wednesday May 24th. Whitworth Heritage Walk. 10 miles. Leader: Mike Lee.   Twelve walkers met at the Cowm…

After the Walk June 2023

Sunday June 25th. Ramsbottom Round. 20 miles. Leaders: Dave and Alma Walsh   22 of us plus 2 dogs (Scrappy & Toby) set off from Nuttall Park. The weather was warm but with a forecast of thunder & rain in the afternoon.After crossing over the M66 a steep climb led us up to Grants Tower. From there…

After the Walk July 2023

Sunday July 30th. North of Wardle. 20 miles. Leader: Steve Clark.   Weather: Mild at around 17C.  Windy at times.  A few short showers during the morning, largely dry in the afternoon.  People on the walk: a dozen.   We gathered on the car park at Watergrove reservoir for the start of the…

Meeting Minutes 2023

East Lancs LDWA Meeting Minutes 2023 East_Lancs_LDWA_Group_Meeting_10th_January_2023_Minutes.pdf East_Lancs_LDWA_Group_Meeting_14th_February_2023_Minutes__final_.pdf East_Lancs_LDWA_Group_Meeting_4th_April_2023.pdf East_Lancs_LDWA_Group_Meeting_6th_June_2023.pdf…

After the Walk August 2023

Sunday August 27th. The Bay.... and so much more. 20.5 miles. Leaders: Pauline Melia and Suzanne Corlett.   13 walkers met at Carnforth railway station on a day that had started with torrential rain but thankfully this had stopped by the meet up time and better weather was forecast for the rest of…

After the Walk September 2023

  Wednesday September 27th. Come on You Robins. 13 miles. Leader: Roy Davies.   Three hardy souls turned up to brave Storm Agnes with me. The planned walk was 15 miles but in view of the forecast of potential 75mph winds on coasts and hills, I made the decision to shorten the walk and omit…

Welsh Coast Path 2023.

Welsh Coast Path 2023. The Final Leg. Day 1. Llandudno to Llanddulas.   Day 2. Port Dinorwic to Llanfairfechan.   Day 3. Llanfairfechan to Llandudno.   Day 4. Llanddulas to Point of Ayr.   Day 5. Point of Ayr to Flint.   Day 6. Flint to Chester

After the Walk October 2023

Sunday October 29th. A Pleasant Shivering Beacon Walk. 13 miles. Leader: Steve Gilleard.   Nine walkers set out at 9.00am on Sunday 29th October 2023 from Twitter Lane car park - not yet renamed X Lane car park - on a sunny autumn morning. We walked through the village and turned up the path next…

After the Walk November 2023

Wednesday November 29th. Blackburn and Darwen Meander. 15 miles. Leaders: Paul and Jeanette Banks.   18 walkers and 1 dog attended the 15 mile walk from  Bold Venture Park in Darwen on a clear and cold sunny day.    Bold Venture Park opened in 1889 and occupies the valley of Bold Venture Brook. …

After the Walk December 2023

Wednesday December 27th. It's a Sham. 14 miles. Leaders: Dave & Alma Walsh.   The evening before the walk the BBC were forecasting Heavy rain all day & strong winds provided by Storm Gerrit. Would anyone bother to turn up in view of such a lousy forecast? LDWA members are obviously hardy souls as…