Welcome to the West Lancashire Group...


Formed over 40 years ago, our group has been thriving ever since. With a membership from a wide variety of backgrounds, we are a happy lot with good conversation and humour – even in the  rain. Every year we put on a balance of walks and a challenge walk.


Our walks are done at an accommodating pace and cater for members of varying abilities. If you are not a member and you have seen a walk you would like to do you will certainly be made welcome. All we ask is that you contact the walk leader (contact) beforehand so they know you will be joining the walk. After walking with us 3 times you will be expected to join the LDWA - just £15 pa when paid by direct debit. See details here.

We have a very varied long walks programme with walks ranging from 15 to 20 miles on Thursdays and at weekends. Many of these walks are listed in Strider.

Our social walks on Tuesdays are approximately 10 miles. These are held within easy driving distance of the Preston Area, which includes the West Pennine Moors, the Ribble Valley and the Bowland Hills. There are 3 or 4 of these every month. Our walks  are described in more detail on our ‘walks programme’ page. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, all our walks have now been cancelled until further notice.

Our leaders are very knowledgeable and experienced and know all the very best walks throughout the North West, so if you don't know where to walk then our walks programme will be an ideal starting point for you. And if you do then I am sure we can introduce you to new walks with great scenery and interest.

Dogs are allowed on most walks as long as they are kept on a short lead, but as they are not allowed on some walks dog owners MUST contact the walk leader first, to check if dogs are allowed.

Every year we walk a long distance path/route and last year we walked the Lancashire Way. The reports can be seen in 'Group Activities'. A group of eight last year walked the Coast to Coast. Details can again be seen in 'Group Activities'. This year, in April, we were going to walk the Pendle Witches Way, but due to the coronavirus this had to be cancelled so fingers crossed we will get this done next year.

Every February we run a challenge eventthe Anglezarke Amble, which attracts entrants from all parts of the country and is always fully subscribed. Unfortunately due to Covid we have had to cancel the 2021 Anglezarke Amble. 

Every two months we have a group meeting which is held in the Sea View Inn, Preston Road (A6), Whittle-le-Woods, commencing at 19.45 hrs. The nearest postcode is PR6 7HH (which takes you up the road a bit). The OS grid reference is SD 583 194 or you can see the location on Google Maps by clicking here.  

Whilst we do all we can to make them a social occasion by having guest speakers and the like, there is always the opportunity for members to talk ‘shop’ or have a lively chat. 

Our next group meeting will take place on Monday 26th April. Due to Covid this will be a Zoom meeting, so Neil will be emailing details nearer the date. If you have any difficulties using Zoom and need help we are happy to provide assistance. 


Why not come and join us……if you’re a reasonably fit walker there’s sure to be something for you and what’s more……you will be made very welcome.