2019


New Year's Resolutions

Wednesday January 30th. Plodder Walk. A City United by Canals. 11 miles. Leader: Don Watson.   Ten hardy Plodders braved the elements on arguably the worst day of snow this year. The group met at Victoria Station, but due to adverse weather conditions the trams were not running on schedule.…

Fabulous February??

Wednesday February 27th. A Bridge No more. Plodder Walk. 10 miles. Leader: Ed Husband.   Ed Husband led a group of 14 on this walk, in exceptionally fine and warm weather for February. From Ramsbottom, the route was through Nuttall Park to Holcombe Brook, and then along the Moorbottom Road, and…

Marvelous March?

Wednesday March 27th. Chorley with a bit of Deja Vu. 11.5 miles. A Plodder Walk. Leader: John Holland.   12 Plodders including  birthday boy Donald Watson and 1 dog walked round parts of Chorley today, starting off from the Spinners in Cowling down to the Leeds to Liverpool canal and turning…

Updated Logo

Updated Logo.   At the January club meeting the logos below were adopted as the updated version of the East Lancs logo. These new versions are more up to date to use with computer software. There is a black and white and colour version depending on the need.        

PNFS Signpost

SIGN.   East Lancs have recently sponsored a signpost made by the PNFS near Hollinshead Hall in Roddlesworth. If you pass, give it a wave (or a hug!)

Keswick Week Away February 2019

East Lancs spent a week in Keswick in February 2019. Thanks to Jeanette, Rosie and Kim who have sent some pictures of the week.   23/2/2019   Leader Roger Jackson - Walk - Borrowdale , High Spy , Cat Bells 11.5 miles  3000ft ascent.   On a bright sunny day seventeen  walkers set off from a car…

South West Coast Path 2019

South West Coast Path 2019.   Thanks to Terry Pilkington for the photos below of the recent trip walking part of the South West Coast Path.   Click on this link to see Clare's pictures   Thanks to Howard for his photos too, click on the link below to view them.   Click on this link to see…

Two Crosses Party

Saturday June 15th 2019. Two Crosses/100/Red Rose 50 Party.   The pictures below were taken at the above party. Inside for lots to drink and eat, outside for Michael's presentation. A good time was had by all.    

Hadrian 100 Week away

Hadrian 100. East Lancs spent a week up in Dufton in the North Pennines. The primary purpose was to help at the Hadrian 100 breakfast stop but 25 of us stayed a full week in the village. The photos are a record of our adventures. The pictures below are of the breakfast stop. The pictures below…

Welsh Coastal Path 2019

Welsh Coastal Path 2019. A group of East and West Lancs members have been making their way around the coast of Wales for some years now. This year's trip was down on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and was not without incident! Thanks to Ian Wardle for providing the Google Photos.  After a…

Ambles in April

Sunday April 28th. The Dambusters - In memory of Bob. 20 miles. Leader: Dave Walsh.   This walk was in memory of our Walking friend Bob James who sadly passed away in April 2018. Bob had devised & led this walk for the club on 3/9/17, the last walk he led for the club. Sixteen of us set off from…

May Merriment

Wednesday May 22nd. Musbury and Grane -Plodder's Walk. 11 miles. Leader: Mike Lee.   Ten walkers and three dogs assembled at the Helmshore Mill Textile Museum in bright sunshine, which lasted all day. We set off along the track of the old Ramsbottom to Accrington railway line to Holden Wood. Then,…

June Jamborees

Sunday June 30th. Holy Moel-y. 20 miles. Leader: Mike Bushby. Noun. moel (plural moels) A hill having a rounded outline in its upper portion because the summit is protected from rapid denudation by a layer of soil and a growth of forest trees or grass, or by marshes of peat.   Exclamation. Holy…

July Sunshine

Wednesday July 31st. Chapeltown to Peel Tower Trudge. 12 miles. Leader: Kim Shaw.    18 people and 3 dogs kindly set out on a walk from Chapeltown to the Wayoh, Crowthorne, Wet Moss, Peel Tower, Hawkshaw and then onto Edgworth and back to Chapeltown. Its a lovely panoramic route which was mainly…

August sun

Wednesday August 28th. Arnside Amble. 16 miles. Leader: Geoff Halliwell.   Fourteen walkers and two dogs braved the wet weather to do this walk around the Arnside and Silverdale AONB.  Setting off along the coast to Silverdale before a brief stop at Jenny Brown's Point to admire the fish fossils…

Settling into September

Wednesday September 25th. Three courses and the 19th hole. 13 miles. Leader: Peter Ault.   On what turned out to be a dry day after the deluge of the day before, 19 optimistic walkers and 3 dogs set off on the walk. The first challenge was crossing George’s Lane with out any casualties due to…

Autumn is here

Wednesday October 23rd. A loaf and five fishes. 12 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   Eighteen walkers and two well behaved dogs, we picked a good day, the weather was superb, wall to wall sunshine!  The views of the mountains could not have been better. After leading the walk clockwise I decided to…

Fireworks in November

Wednesday November 27th. A Trio of Treats. Plodder Walk. 10 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   A ten mile walk from Jumbles car park.  Fifteen brave souls and one well behaved dog turned up for the walk.  The weather forecast was rain.  At 10AM prompt we started walking at a moderate pace,…