Past Walks


Slaidburn

    Walk leader:        John Clarke Number walking:  9 Distance:            11 Miles Weather:           The weather for the entirety of the walk was dry, sunny and clear which showed off a beautiful part of the region to its best. Start/ finish point. Slaidburn Village center…

Dunsop Bridge Loop, 7th September

Walk Leader – Jacqueline Taylor Number on walk – 10 Distance – 10.7 miles Weather – Hot and sunny This circular walk, my first as a leader, was devised by my husband Steve for the small splinter group I walked with during lockdown. It took us on an anticlockwise loop from Dunsop Bridge to…

The Trespass Walk 2nd September

Walk Leader: Ian & Karen No on walk:    9 Distance:       12 miles Weather:       Fine   Whilst the celebration of the mass trespass on Winter Hill was taking place on Sunday 5th we decided to do our own version today. See Winter Hill on the Latest News page of our website for more on…

Roddlesworth, Aug 31st 2021

Walk leaders:    Doreen & Gareth No on walk:        15 Distance:            10,5 miles     Weather:           Cloudy and dry   We went via Hollinshead Hall and Darwen Moor to Sugar Leach where we took an early lunch stop. Continuing then to Bury fold and Bold Venture park to…

Forest of Bowland

  Walk leader: Ian & Karen Number on walk: 9 (including visitor) Distance: 15 miles Weather: Perfect with clear views We set off from Tower Lodge heading north before cutting across White Moor to Millers House. Was Millers House ever a mill? Who knows; it is in a very remote location, but there…

Tuesday 24th August

    Walk Leader: Jean Bobker Number on walk: 10 Distance:  13.5 miles Weather: Fine with sun later 10 of us met up to do The Rossendale Roam led well by Jean. The morning, especially, was quite undulating taking us via Edenfield, Tor End and Musberry Brook before lunch. Afterwards we picked up…

Tockholes 22nd August

    Walk Leader: Ken Wyles Number on Walk: 13 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Mist and drizzle in morning sunny in afternoon   This was a 15 mile walk from Ryal Fold which attracted 13 walkers, undeterred by the rather murky conditions. We set off in light drizzle downhill into Tockholes plantation…

Whitbarrow Wanderings 17th August

Walk Leader: Pete Lang Number on Walk: 18 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Dry and Warm   The route was a total of 10.6 miles starting at 10am from the small hamlet of Mill Side. The walk was quite well attended with 18 members participating. The weather unexpectedly started with some light drizzle,…

Calder Vale Circular 3rd August

    Walk Leader:  Ann Holden Number on Walk: 14 Distance: 11.35 miles with 1750 feet of ascent Weather: Perfect walking temperature – warm, with a breeze, part sun/part cloud.   Everyone arrived early at the start point, Calder Vale Country Club, where Ann had checked that we were OK to park.…

Wyresdale, Grizedale and the four markers of Nicky Nook

  Walk Leader: Pat Fergusson Number on walk: 14 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Warm and fine, showers around but not on our route   Route: Wyresdale, Grizedale and the four markers of Nicky Nook.     ‘Everyone’ knows Nicky Nook, so this gentle and any-season walk with stunning views took in…

Middleton Fell and the Lune Valley

Walk Leader: Ian & Karen Number on the walk: 8 Distance: 13.5 miles Weather: Very hot   When we left the car park in Barbon we knew it was going to be a tough day as it was so hot. We certainly felt the impact of the heat as we made our first climb up to Eskholme Pike. At the cairn we met two…

Dunsop Bridge Round July 20th

Walk leader Andrew Stachulski (guest) and John Clarke LDWA Number walking 13. Distance 9 Miles This was quite a unique walk as it was lead by a guest non member Andrew Stachulski who has recently in conjunction with local award winning photographer Helen Shaw published a wonderful book about the…

Pendle Circular Whalley and Beyond

Walk Leader: Glyn & Julie Watson Number on walk: 10 Distance: 20 miles Weather: Up to 27 Degrees , Full Sun All Day   Before starting, frozen 500ml water bottles were handed out takers due to the anticipated conditions... We started from Sabden with a climb up past Deerstones (hydration stop 1)…

Alternative Stage 24 of the Lancashire Way

Walk Leader: Neil Harwood Number on Walk: 6 Distance: 18 miles Weather: Decent walking weather with some sun from time to time The original Stage 24 of the Lancashire Way from Slaidburn to Dunsop Bridge takes a route via Croasdale House up to the Hornby Road and then over Croasdale Fell before…

Arnside 22nd June

Walk Leader: Glyn & Julie Number on walk: 11 Distance: 12 miles Weather: Good weather throughout the day   Setting off at 9.30am from the Heron Corn Mill the group headed up towards the Fairy Steps. Following paths to the railway underpass the group followed the railway line until Middle Wood when…

Wheelton to Hoghton

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on the walk: 14 Distance: 11.5 Miles. Weather: Sunny day After dropping down a short track the group joined the tow path of the Leeds to Liverpool canal which they followed in glorious Lancashire sunshine to the old boat yard at Riley Green. A little used path was…

Stocks Reservoir to Crutchenber Fell

    Walk Leader: Ian & Karen Number on walk: 10 Distance: 13.5 miles Weather: Not too hot so perfect for walking Leaving Stocks reservoir car park our first challenge was to make our way through Gisburn Forrest. Footpaths are not well marked and very indistinct, so we were very reliant on our…

Three Towers

Walk Leader: Maurice Gleeson Number on the walk: 14 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Sunny with pleasant breeze   Fourteen LDWA members assembled in Hollins Lane, Accrington,  to be greeted by Frank Watson who is the longest serving member of West Lancs LDWA.  He couldn't join the walk but we all had…

Short Beacon Bash West Lancashire 25th May

Walk Leader Neil Harwood No on walk 15 Distance 12 miles Weather Cloudy but dry all day     The walk began with a quick excursion around parts of Parbold including the wildflower meadow and then we headed north out of the village to our first view point at Hunter's Hill. The West Lancashire area…

Pendle, May 18th

Walk Leader     Glyn Watson No on walk       16 Distance          10 miles Weather           Sunny and dry   We started from Sabden with a climb up past Deerstones and crossed Spence Moor before a descent to the Ogden Valley where we had a short stop. This was followed by a…

Group Walk Hutton Roof, May 11th

Walk Leader Andy Webster No on walk 13 Distance 10 miles Weather Excellent   A 09:30 start from Plain Quarry car park on Dalton Lane Burton in Kendal, 13 walkers and 3 dogs set off through the woods and across the Clawthorpe Estate, which took us to the Lancaster canal at the very pretty…

First Post Lockdown Walk - April 27th 2021

As Chair of the West Lancs Group of the LDWA I am really please to be able to present the walk report of our first Tuesday Group Social walk since March 2020!! It has been a long time but I am pleased to say that it was both well attended and went ahead with no apparent issues. It almost felt like…

Glasson Dock

Walk Leader: Andy Webster Number on walk: 17 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Strong wind and rain which cleared through the day  17 hardy souls and 3 dogs assembled in the Condor Green carpark, after the group photograph, we set off, into the teeth of a freshening wind along the Lancashire Coastal Way…

Holcombe Moor

    Walk Leader: Lynn Rossiney Number on the walk: 15 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Misty with sleet & drizzle which cleared through day     We set of from Crowthorn village to follow the path which runs over towards Ramsbottom under Peel Tower, unfortunately no views because of the mist.…

The Singing Ringing Tree

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on the walk: 8 Distance: 16.5 miles Weather: Dry with cold wind Just as we stepped out of our cars the rain stopped and the clouds cleared leaving bright blue sky which we had most of the day. We set off following the Burnley Way across Burnley golf course and…

Tuesday 25th Feb 2020

  Walk Leader: Karen Number on walk: 18 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Heavy hail showers in parts     We set off walking through Cuerden valley and then Whittle-le-Woods before climbing up to the World War 2 defence installation on Lucas Green. We stopped here for a short gathering before moving…

Potter Fell

    Walk Leaders: Richard & Jackie Whiteley Number on walk: 17 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Wet and windy   We met at the north west end of the Staveley old road, adjacent to the A591. After a quick photo and a diversion to the public toilets, we crossed the river Kent at Barley Bridge, turning…

Great Harwood Walk

  Walk Leader: Tom Number on walk: 5 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Wet We met at Harwood bar but we were a little late setting off  due to the traffic. We headed down Whaley old road to Chiccoes then took the lane leading to Marthone viaduct and Green Way. At the end of the Green Way we went left…

Sefton Coastal Path Part 2 - 4.2.20

  Walk Leader - Neil Harwood Number on Walk - 16 Distance - 12 Miles Weather - Very blustery all day but cloud changed to sunshine later   After having walked south from Southport to Freshfields a couple of weeks ago on the Sefton Coastal Path with Wendy's walk, today's route took in the second…

Amble Marshalls Walk

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 9 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Fine Today we basically followed the short route. It was the best day all week weather wise with blue sky for most of the day which made for very good views particularly to the west. The climb up Great Hill was a bit boggy as…

Around Pendle & Roughlee

  Walk Leader: Steve & Clare McNeill Number on walk: 18 + 2 dogs Distance: 10 miles Weather: Everything thrown at usRoads: Fortunately they were safe out of Barley in the afternoon- a concern for all in the morningHighlight: Glyn's bar- set up in his car boot for a post walk wine tasting- 2 white…

Brock Bottoms Nature Trail

    Walk  Leader: John Titterington Number on Walk: 9 Distance: 15Miles Weather: Though a little overcast on the hills views were still good so overall the weather was pleasant. The ground was muddy in places. We walked towards Walmsley Bridge  stopping for lunch at Calder Vale Church. Walking…

Anglezarke Amble Marshals walk

Walk Leader: Ian Number on walk: 11 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Very mild with thick mist in the afternoon   We left the car park following the Witton Weavers Way to Charlie's Pole. The weather was now much better than expected as the fog and mist had lifted revealing all the beautiful landscape…

Tuesday 21st Jan

  Walk leader: Wendy H Number on walk: 19 +3 dogs Distance: 10.8miles Weather: overcast/ drizzle and sea mist.   Setting off from the park and ride centre along Marine Drive we made our way to the Grade 2 listed Southport Pleasure Pier. Built in the 1860’s and measuring over 1100 metres long,…

AMBLESIDE, HAWKSHEAD, SKELGHYLL WOODS & TROUTBECK

Walk Leader: Mark Number on the walk: 6 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Heavy rain The weather forecast was spot on: rain then heavy rain. Actually, it wasn't too bad when we set off climbing up out of Troutbeck towards the summit of Wansfell Pike. We could actually see Windermere, but we could also…

Walk from Whins Lane

  Walk Leader:- Sue Lomax Number on walk:- 25 and 4 dogs Distance:- 10.8 miles Weather:- Very breezy but dry.   Despite a less than perfect weather forecast there was a very good turnout for the walk. We set of from Whins Lane to join the towpath by the Leeds Liverpool canal and followed this to…

New Years Day walk

  Walk Leader: Ian & Karen Number on walk: 26 Distance: 9 miles Weather: Bright and very mild There was a good turnout for our first walk of the year with one new member, Arthur, and a couple of guests joining us. We set off in a different direction this year heading for Great Hill for a change.…

Euxton, Dec17th

  Walk Leader:    Andrew Whittaker No on walk:       21 + 3 dogs Distance:          8.5 miles Weather:         Dry and sunny  A shorter and more leisurely walk than normal was planned in order to avoid the atrocious underfoot conditions locally and so that we had time for…

Pudding Plod 14.12.19

  Walk Leaders: Glyn and Julie Watson No on walk: 18 Distance: 6 miles Weather: Sleet, hail and rain showers - very festive! The group assembled for a 9.30am start in light rain and the cold. We left the carpark and headed north east up past Clerk Hill Hall and towards the Nick of Pendle on a…

Ringley, Dec10th

Walk Leader:     Adrian Houghton No on walk:        7 + 1 dog Distance:           10.5 miles Weather:           Damp but quite mild with rain later Seven of us set off from Forrest bank car park through Drinkwater park and  then on to the  13 arch viaduct. We then crossed the…

Tockholes Turkey Trot 3.12.19

Walk Leader: Jon Clarke Number on Walk: 12 humans plus Elsie the Border Terrier Distance: 16 miles Weather: Conditions were excellent with sunshine for the vast bulk of the walk and little wind.   The walk commenced at 09.00 hrs from the car park at the side of The Royal Public House in Tockholes.…

Garstang Circular 26th November

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number on walk: 18.5 (explanation later!) Distance: 11.3 miles Weather: Warm and drizzly to start, dry and hazy sunshine to finish 18 of us gathered in Woodfold Lane, just next to the A6 and assembled for the customary group photograph - plenty of waterproofs in evidence in…

Warton, Nov 19th

Warton Wonderland, Tuesday 19th November 2019 Walk Leader: Ken Wyles No on Walk:   21 Distance:       12 miles Weather:       Cold and dry   A sharp frost overnight meant a very cold start at Warton Crag Quarry car park. However, we quickly warmed up after we, almost immediately, had a…

Jumbles, Nov 16th 2019

Walk Leader:      Doreen No on walk:         7 Distance:            15 miles Weather:           Dry and mild   We set off from Jumbles car park and made our way through Ouzel's Nest to arrive at the Last Drop, an outlet with artisan shops and a wedding/conference venue.…

To Boulsworth and Back - Tuesday 12th November

WALK LEADER - Neil HarwoodNUMBER ON WALK – 16DISTANCE – 13 milesWEATHER – Cold and overcast but without rain! I think most of us were amazed that when we arrived at the Ball Grove Nature Reserve/Country Park near Colne (the start of the walk) the sun was actually shining after torrential…

Dunnow Where Bowland Is Tues 5th Nov

      Leader: Robert Lowe Number on walk: 13 plus one dog Distance: 14 miles Weather: Dry and windy   We started the walk from Newton, and set off across the fields to eventually reach Croasdale House. More fields to regain the road at Hawkers, and then over Merrybent Hill. We crossed the…

The Huncoat Trail

  Walk Leader:             Harry B Number on the walk:  15 Distance:                     9.1 miles Weather:                   Fine and sunny Unfortunately a slight wrong turn at the start of the 9.1 walk meant that  fifteen intrepid members had no option but to return…

Ribchester, Oct 22nd

Walk Leader:      Andy  Number on walk: 21 Distance:             10 miles Weather:           The weather was fine but quite chilly but held the promise of an excellent day’s walking.   The meeting place was Ribchester main car park and initially there were 22 walkers but due to…

Kirkby Lonsdale, Oct 15th

  Date 15.10.19 Leader:-       Sue Fagg No on walk:- 9 Distance:-     12.5 Weather:-    Fine, mild and still, with low cloud clearing late morning   Bullpot and Barbon Round Nine walkers assembled on the medieval bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale otherwise known as Devil’s Bridge above the…

Heapey Hobble

Walk Leader:  John Clarke Number on walk: 13 plus 2 dogs Distance: 13.5 miles Weather: Light rain at the start, then dry, mainly sunny conditions for the remainder of the day.  The route from Heapey took us past the site of the old Talbot Spinning Mill and onto the Wigan to Lancaster canal at…

Saturday 05th October - Darwen, Turton and Longworth Moors

  Walk leader: Pete Lang Number on Walk: 11 plus Elsie the Border Terrier Distance: 16 miles Weather: Fine and dry The day started at 9.00 am on the public car park to the side of the Royal Arms at Tockholes. 11 people turned up, several of them new to the usual West Lancs group. Pete the walk…

Around Arnside 28th September

  Walk Leader:      Jaq Number on walk: 5 Distance:            21 miles Weather:           Glorious sunshine most of the day   The walk started at 8.30am from the Heron Corn Mill, Beetham.  It's never a good feeling to drive through heavy rain to the start of a walk but by the…

Owd Betts, Sept 24th

Walk Leader:               Jean Bobker No on walk:                  8 Distance:                     11.7 miles Weather:                    Wet On a light rainy morning (pity it wasn't the sunshiny day before) we set off from Owd Betts and descended through the…

Tuesday 17th Septenber

      Walk Leader: Jane Anthony Number on walk: 17 plus 3 dogs Distance: 9 miles Weather: Sunny After a close call with the parking (road closure scheduled for 18th September!) 17 walkers and 3 dogs set out down the A666 towards Bolton before branching off and heading up a short climb onto…

Tea & Cakes Walk

    Walk leaders - Glyn & Julie Watson   Number on Walk - 26 ( 2 dogs )   Distance - 9 Miles   Weather - Sunshine with Light Cloud       After a selection of Bacon , Sausage and Egg with Toast ; Tea and Coffee the group set off at 10.10 am for a gentle 9 mile saunter around the Anglezarke…

Gentle 20- Abbey Village to Edgworth and back

  Walk Leader:       Hilary Number on walk:  9 Distance:              20 miles Weather:              Sunshine and light cloud with no wind   A lovely warm sunny dry day gave perfect conditions for 9 of us to enjoy a fabulous walking day out. Leaving Abbey Village through…

Todmorden 3rd September

    Walk Leader:      Ian Number on walk: 9 Distance:            10 miles Weather:            Clear and dry We climbed steeply out of Todmorden and we were very soon out onto open moor where we joined the Pennine Bridleway for a while. It was a clear day so the views were very…

Nuttall Park Aug 27th

Walk leader:   Paul Goodier No on walk:     13 Distance:        11 miles Weather:       Fine and quite hot We started off at Nuttall Park in Ramsbottom and walked past the railway station and then past the recycling plant onto fields that led to Stubbins. From there we walked to…

Barden Moor

Walk Leader: Ian No on walk:    13 (including new member Coral) Distance:       18.5 miles Weather:       Perfect   We set off on a beautiful day for walking heading across the moor past Upper Barden Reservoir to Rylstone Cross where we stopped for our first break. It was then on to Cracoe…

Longridge, Aug 20th

Walk Leader:    Gareth No on walk:       36 + 2 dogs Distance:          10.7 miles Weather:          Mostly sunny with a cool wind at times   We started out from the civic hall car park along the route of the old Preston - Longridge railway line. This was built inLongridge in 1840…

Anglezarke Circular

      Leader:         Steve Harris No on walk:  22 + 2 dogs Weather:      Initial light rain then bright sunshine Distance:       11.5 miles   We set off from Rivington top barn and made our way past the Rivington and then the Yarrow reservoirs on our way to White Coppice. By the…

Staveley, Aug 6th

Leaders:     Doreen & Gareth No on walk: 19 plus 1 dog Weather:    Light rain then heavy rain then torrential rain! Distance:    14.5 miles We set off on light rain and ascended our first Wainright Outlying Fell, namely Reston Scar, but it wasn’t long before the weather started to make…

Tuesday 30th July

    Leader:- Sue Fagg No on walk:- 21 Distance:-  11.2 miles Weather:- Fine with a light breeze & sunny spells followed by heavy showers, thunder and lightning then overcast. Twenty one walkers set off from Littledale car park on an easy route via Carr Wood and Crossgill Farm to a track leading…

Nicky Nook Circular

  Leader:               Ann Holden Number on Walk:  24 and no dogs! Distance:               11.3 miles with 1245 feet of ascent and approximately 6 stiles! Weather:               Sunny, blue sky, scorching, 29 degrees!   24 hardy souls gathered on Woodfold Lane armed with…

Witton Park July 16th

Walk Leader:      Ken Wyles No on walk:         23 Distance:            10.6  miles Weather:            Nice and sunny 23 brave souls turned up at Witton Country Park in Blackburn for this Tuesday group walk. The car park was very pleasant and cool, and it would have been nice…

Pennine Journey - 9th July

  Walk Leader:       Glyn & Julie Number on walk:  13 Distance:              19 miles Weather:              Low visability   Thirteen set off in drizzle for what should have been a walk with glorious views following the Pennine Journey. The climb to Ingleborough from Ingleton is…

Sizergh, July 2nd

  Walk Leader:        John Clarke No on walk:           24 Distance:              12 miles Weather:              Excellent with sunshine most of the day   The walk commenced and finished at Sizergh Castle. 26 LDWA members attended, with 2 led by Stan Bradshaw opting…

Horrocks Wood June 25th

  Walk Leader:               Doreen Viney Number on walk:          27 + 3 dogs Distance:                     10 miles Weather:                     Wet   After the registration formalities had been completed we started the walk by dropping down from the car…

Tuesday 11th June

  Walk Leader:              Karen Number on the walk:  12 Distance:                     10 miles Weather:                     Light rain   We set off from Brindle heading for Hoghton Bottoms where we joined the Witton Weavers Way. We followed this over the Leeds and…

Tuesday 4th June

      Walk Leaders:     Claire & Steve Number on walk: 17 plus 1 dog Distance:             14.2miles Weather:             Forecast dire but in truth it wasn't too bad.Fine from9.30-2.00 even patches of blue were spotted and then wet rain.   Leaving Slaidburn we made our way to…

Tuesday 28th May

      Walk Leader:                   David Whittaker  Number on Walk:            22 plus 2 dogs  Distance:                          8.7 miles  Weather:                          Generally very good – no real rain…

Hutton Roof & Farlton Knott

  Walk Leaders: Richard and Jackie Whiteley Number on walk: 17 (and 2 dogs) Distance circa: 9 miles Weather: Warm and sunny with clear blue skies   A walk over the limestone tops of Hutton Roof and Farleton Knott with amazing panoramic views, including Morecambe Bay, The Lake District, The…

Barbon

Walk Leader:             Ian Number on the walk: 14 Distance:                    15.5 miles Weather:                    Low cloud at first which soon lifted   I set off with a very clear plan: follow the Barbon challenge event route to Occupation Road then climb up to…

Sabden Brook Bluebell Walk

        Walk Leader:         Glyn Number on Walk:   19 (and 2 dogs) Distance:               10.5 miles Weather:               Glorious Sunshine   The walk commenced at Sabden P&D car park having taken the register and lunch orders (food and drink)..... Sixteen plumped for…

Barley to Weets

    Walk Leaders:     Tom  Number on walk: 14 + one dog Distance:             12.5 miles Weather:             Dry and cloudy   We met up at Barley car park and the weather was dry and cloudy. We followed the stream to the scout camp and through the woods. Then we went up the lane…

Wetlands and Waterways, Burscough April 30th

Walk Leader:  Wendy Hodson No on walk:     18 + 1 dog Distance:         12 miles Weather:         Sunny and dry Burscough has some of the flattest countryside in West Lancashire. After a brief history of the town and its major landmarks, we departed the northern platform of Burscough…

Arnside, Apr 23rd

Walk Leader:         Barry Wilson No on walk:             17 Distance:                13 miles Weather:                Dry, set fair, sunny later in the day We left Arnside to walk southwest along the sandy beach of the Kent Channel before entering the Nature Reserve of…

Tuesday 16th April

  Walk Leader:  Harry Bretherton No on walk:     12 Distance:         10 miles Weather:         Dry for most of the day   The walk started from the car park at Freeport Shopping Centre and continued following the coastal path and finished outside the North Pier. The weather was…

Walk from Egerton

    Walk leader:    Lynn Rossiney No on walk:      12 Distance:         18 mile Weather:         Sunny and clear with a cold wind on the tops   12 of us set off from Egerton Cricket club towards Dimple and Catherine Edge on the Witton Weavers way. After stopping for elevense’s at…

Tuesday 9th April

  Walk Leader:       Andy Webster Number on walk:  9 walkers + Tilly Distance:         10 miles Weather:             Sunny and clear   Starting from the café de la lune we walked down the old railway track into Glasson Dock then up the hill to stunning views across the bay, picking…

Roddlesworth, Apr 2nd

  Walk Leader:              Pete Lang (ably assisted by Gaz Taylor bringing up the rear!) Number on walk:        24 + 2 dogs Distance:                   11.4 miles with 1500'of ascent Weather:                   Everything !!!  Hail, rain and  glorious sunshine. …

Settle Tuesday 26th March

Walk Leader:        Pat Fergusson   Number on Walk:  19   Distance:              10.5 miles with 1,520 feet of ascent   Weather:              Fine, cool, light breeze, clear views     Spring is sprung! Livestock, new growth, wayside flowers in abundance - coltsfoot, wild…

Clapham, March 23rd

Walk Leaders:             Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:          19 + 1 dog Distance:                     17.7 miles Weather:                    Dry, sunnier after lunch After the photo was taken we set off, passing Clapham Falls which were in full flow, and…

Slaidburn Tuesday 19th March

Walk Leader:       Robert Lowe Number on walk:  22 + 3 dogs   Distance:             10 miles   Weather:            Mist lifted, then bright apart from an odd shower.   We started the walk from Slaidburn, and set off across the fields to eventually reach Croasdale House. More…

Social Walk Tuesday 12th March

  Walk Leaders:     Karen and Ian Number on walk: 20 Distance:             Morning 6.5 miles afternoon 6 miles Weather:             Rain in the morning with blue sky in the afternoon.   We set off from Curley’s in rain, climbing steadily past the Monscliffe Stone quarry up onto…

Hurst Green, March 5th

  Walk Leader:         Jane Anthony Number on walk:    26 + 4 dogs Distance:               10.5 miles Weather:              Wet to start, sunny later   We  turned out on a rather damp Tuesday morning but by the time we started walking the rain had stopped and as the…

Denham Quarry, Feb 26th

  Walk leader:              Adrian Houghton Number on walk:        28+ 2 dogs Distance:                   10 miles Weather:                  Blue skies, sunshine, just like a summer day When we all  met on Denham quarry car park it was jam packed but there was enough…

The Burnley and Other Ways

  Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 17 Distance – 19.6 miles, slightly more than advertised! Weather – Warm, sunny and clear blue skies for most of the day!   The objective of the walk was to create a route that was predominantly based upon the Burnley Way (BW), a 40 mile…

Grimsargh, Feb 19th

  Walk Leaders:       Gareth and Doreen Number on walk:    30 + 2 Dogs Distance:               10 miles Weather:               Mostly dry with the odd shower    We left Grimsargh, crossing fields and encountering the first of many stiles. After Clarkson’s Fold we walked…

Yarrow Valley Yomp

  Walk Leader:                   Peter Lomax Number on walk:               18  no dogs Distance:                         15.5 miles Weather:                         Overcast with sunny intervals and occasional drizzle.   Sue was scheduled to lead this walk…

Haigh, Feb 5th

Walk Leader:               Neil Harwood Number on walk:          29 + 3 dogs Distance:                     10.7 miles Weather:                     Dull with rain later on I set out to try and create a walk that was a little different both in terms of location,…

White Coppice,Jan 29th

Walk Leader:       John Clarke Number on walk:  15 Distance:             11 miles Weather:             Snow for most of the walk The walk commenced at the car park of White Coppice Cricket Club. The initial part was in the direction of Chorley alongside the three Whitters Factory…

Whitwell to Dunsop

    Walk Leader: John T Number on walk: 9 + 2 dogs Distance: 10 miles Weather: Snow, sleet & rain   Nine hardy soles set off from Whitewell in a flury of snow. Due to high water levels a diversion round a tree was made to reach the stepping stones over the River Hodder, some under water, all…

Tuesday 16th January

Walk Leaders: Clare and Steve McNeill Number on walk: 27 people and 2 dogs Distance: 10.25 miles Weather: Cloudy and windy weather in the morning- sadly no 360degree views from the top of Pendle Clouds lifted in the afternoon   We started off from Barley carpark along the road past the…

A Plod Around Pendle

Walk Leader: Jean Bobker Number on walk: 16 Distance: 13.5 miles Weather: Dull   The group assembled at Downham Car Park... We set off at 9am on the path to the south of Worsaw Hill and quickly arrived at the Calfs Head... Crossing fields and the A59 the group had a couple of detours and headed…

Worsthorne, Jan 8th

Walk Leader:          Glenn Williams Number on Walk:    28 Distance:                 11.5 miles Weather:                 Dry and sunny  Well I didn't expect 28 to turn out so that's a first. After the photo shoot we headed up the Gorple track, then turned right through the…

New Years Day Walk

Leader: John T Number on the walk: 19 Distance: 9.8 miles Weather: Very mild and sunny   We set off from Abbey Village following the Witton Weavers Way north under the motorway viaduct to join the Leeds Liverpool canal. We soon left the canal and crossed some fields to re-join the Witton Weavers…

Barton, Dec 18th

Leader: Sue Fagg Number on walk: 21 and 3 dogs Weather: Overcast, breezy with some light rain  Length: 10 miles The walk was well attended despite a poor forecast of heavy rain which fortunately waited until later in the day. Starting walking south through some of Barton village passing the now…

Roeburndale 11th December

        Walk Leaders: Richard & Jackie Whiteley   Number on walk: 14   Distance: 9 miles   Weather: Pleasant December day; little wind & no rain   The route started & finished at the Bridge House Tearooms, Wray (SD 6060 6747), where ample parking is available; providing refreshments are…

Hurstwood, 4th December

      Leader: Jeff Parr Number on walk: 14 Weather: Fine Length: 13 miles   The walk was based on the short route of Scarlett’s Stride, a former challenge walk named after General Scarlett, who was the Commander of the Heavy Brigade at the battle of Balaclava in 1854 and who is buried in the…

Whittle-le-woods, Nov 27th

Leader: - Sue Lomax Number on walk: - 17 plus 1 dog Weather: - Morning breezy but dry, deteriorated from lunchtime to become rather wet and windy Length:- Just under 10 miles   Setting off from the car park next to St Johns church / school in Whittle we made our way up towards Whittle Hills. …

The Peaks of West Lancashire

    Leader: Neil Number on walk: 20 Distance: 16 miles Weather: Cold but largely sunny in the morning – overcast in the afternoon.   The shortening days and the distance of the walk dictated an early start of 8.30am meeting by the Leeds Liverpool canal in Parbold opposite the old windmill.…

Malham, Nov 20th

Leaders:              Glyn and Julie No on walk:          13 + 1 dog Distance:             15 miles Weather:            Sunny but very windy later becoming very wet and windy Thirteen walkers and one the dog set off from Malham National Park Centre on a cold and fine…

Haigh, November 13th

                            Walk Report 13th November 2018 No of walkers: 19 Weather: Bright but with some threatening clouds Distance: 10.2 miles (average of the 2 GPS readings I was given) Having re-arranged the start point to accommodate a good lunch spot, we met in a residential…

Remembrance Sunday, Nov 11th

  Walk leader:        Doreen Number :             16 at the service, 8 on the walk Weather:             Rain to start, dry and sunny after 11.00am Distance:             11 miles We met at the bottom barn to commence the walk to the Bomber Memorial for the annual…

Nuttall Park Nov 6th

Walk leader;        Lynn Rossiney Number on walk:  21 plus 3 dogs Weather;             Lovely mild Autumn day Distance:             11 ½ mile We set off from the park and ascended steps to reach the motorway bridge, once over we  crossed Manchester Rd to reach Grants Tower…

Amble Marshals Walk

Leader: Paul Number on walk: 12 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Sunny all day   Today our plan was to walk the long route not covered by last week’s short route walk. This meant heading off along the Witton Weavers Way to join the long route at Charlie’s Pole which we then followed back to Slipper…

Tuesday 30th October Walk

    Leader:  Ann Holden Number on walk: 18 Distance:  10.1 miles Weather:  Chilly start with bright blue sky and sunshine     A chilly start to the Tuesday walk for the few walkers who gathered on the Glasson Dock car park - no longer free/£1, but (shock, horror) £2.90 for 6 hours. This…

Amble Marshals Walk

  Amble short route Marshals walk     Leader: Julie Number on walk: 13 Distance: 17 miles Weather:  Rain most of the day   We all set off from Rivington Hall with a short route descriptor in our hands to check how well it now read and how accurate it was. As Julie was not familiar with the…

Harry's walk, Oct 23rd

    Walk leader:          Harry Bretherton Number on walk:    22 Distance:               10.6 miles Weather:              Dry but very windy To look at the other photos please press Here

Pack Horse,Bury, Oct 16th

Walk leader:        Jean Bobker Number on walk:  3 Distance:             16.5 miles Weather:             Morning, very murky. becoming brighter after 2 pm It was a good day when three of us (Doreen, Gareth and myself) set off from The Pack Horse at Birtle above three small…

Hurst green circular via Ribchester

Walk Leader: Jean & Brian Moat Number on Walk: 23 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Sunny most of the day and very warm for the time of year   It was warm weather but with a cloudy sky that 23 walkers and 4 dogs set out from Hurst Green car park heading through the village and across fields to…

Penistone Hill, Oct 6th

Walk Leaders:    Doreen & Gareth No.  on walk:       5 Distance:            18.6 miles Weather:            Morning – Cloudy and dry, Afternoon – sunny and dry We left the car park, descending to Leeshaw reservoir and then took the first climb of the day to Top of Stairs. …

Ease Gill Kirk from Cowan Bridge

  Walk Leader: Pat Fergusson   Number on the walk: 16 and two dogs   Distance: 10.8 miles Ascent: 1,700 feet   Weather: Unexpectedly lovely. Clear, mild but cool on the tops with a breeze   The first of Wainwright’s “Walks in Limestone Country” intrigued me a couple of years ago and…

Cartmel, Sept 29th

Walk Leader:           Peter Lathom Number on walk:     10 Distance:                18 miles Weather:                Lovely autumn weather We left the car park in Cartmel along the Cistercian Way before turning to pick up a section of the Cumbria Coastal footpath. The views…

Ouzels Nest, Sept 25th

Walk Leader:      Paul Goodier Walk Distance:   11 miles Number on walk: 16 Weather:            Dry and sunny We gathered at Ousel Nest Country Park car park at 10am and walked down towards the Jumbles and then turned right and up to Affetside. After a short drinks break we carried on…

Lostock Hall, Sept 11th

Walk Leader:         Greg Hickey Distance:               10 miles Number on walk:    13 Weather:               Dry Thirteen members and three dogs gathered at my house on Todd Lane for a 10am start. We headed off down the disused East Lancs railway - formerly the site of…

Newton, Sept 18th

  Walk Leader:     Ade Houghton No on walk:        21 + 2 dogs Distance:           14 miles Weather:          Morning, very wet and windy. Afternoon, dry and windy A bit later than scheduled, an already soggy group of us left the car park at Newton and made our way along the…

Hurst Green,Aug 28th

Walk Leader:          Barry Wilson Number on walk:    27 Distance:               13miles Weather:              Overcast and warm 27 walkers plus three dogs gathered at Hurst Green Car Park on a pleasant Tuesday morning to undertake what was in effect a revised previous walk;…

Heart of Bowland, Aug 25th

Walk Leader:             Doreen Number on walk:        15 Disatnce:                   19 miles Weather:                   Warm and sunny The Heart of Bowland walk is an old anytime challenge walk devised by Dave Connelly a former member of our group. We left…

Spring Wood, Aug 21st

Walk Leaders:    Doreen & Gareth No on walk:        29 Distance:            10 miles Weather:             Overcast but warm in the morning with the sun putting an appearance in later after lunch The walk started with a climb from Spring Wood up Clerk Hill before turning along the…

Clough Head, Aug 14th

      Walk Leader:   Jean Bobker No on walk:      24 Distance:         9.5 miles Weather:        Fine , a bit overcast   We set off on a nice day from Clough Head Car Park & Cafe, Haslingden up through the wood and turned right on the Rossendale Way (RW) passing Jamestone…

Hebden Bridge

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 13 Distance: 15.5 miles Weather: Sunny all day We set off from Hebden Bridge climbing up, very steeply at first, through woodland and fields to Hebden Bridge Golf Club. We crossed the course to join the Calderdale Way which we followed for a short while…

Dalton, Aug 7th

Walk leader:  Sue Lomax No on walk:   25 Distance:      12.4 miles Weather:       Sun, cloud and light "mizzle" A group of 25 of us and 1 dog set off from Prince William pub in Dalton.  We walked down the lane past Athertons farm and continued on the tree lined track down to meet the…

Tea & Cakes Walk

    Walk leaders - Glyn & Julie Watson  Weather Mileage - circa 9 miles Weather - Sun & cloud     As we arrived at Greendale View Kitchen early for breakfast the weather looked promising. After assembling for photographs 23 walkers set off on the road a short distance before cutting off onto…

Moss Bank Bolton 24 July 18

    Walk Leader: Lynn Rossiney   No on walk:  31 plus 1 dog   Distance: 12 miles   Weather: A bit cooler than of late but very humid   Once again I was amazed at the number of people who turned up.   We set off towards the parks café and w/c, then made our way over towards Smithills …

Hest Bank, July 22nd

                              Walk Leader:      Sue Taylor No on walk:        8 Distance:            25 miles Weather:            Generally cloudy with sunny spells  Away with the Fairies, Sunday 22nd July  8 of use set off from the Hest Bank Foreshore carpark on…

Eccleston,July 17th

Walk Leader:    Kate Motley No on walk:      20 Distance:          10.5 miles Weather:         Overcast but warm The weather was a bit cooler than of late as we left Parr Hall Farm on a mystery tour round Eccleston before continuing through fields to Church Lane and Toogood Farm…

Devil's Footprints, July 15th

Walk Leaders:    Doreen and Gareth No on walk:       7 Distance:           12.7 miles Weather:            Hot, dry and sunny With the prospect of a good day ahead, seven of us left Sabden to find the Devil's footprints left behind when he started throwing stones around in the…

Hornby, July10th

  Walk Leader:         Jaqui Peakes No on walk:            7 Distance:               11.5 miles Weather:               Cloudy but warm in the morning, hot and sunny in the afternoon From the car park we crossed Hornby Bridge and followed flat land along the…

Dolphinholme, Sat July 7th

Walk Leaders:     Doreen & Gareth No on walk:         12 Distance:             15.3 miles Weather:              Very hot, dry and sunny What with the Wide Awake Walk having to be postponed due to Open Access closures and England playing in the quarter final of the World Cup,…

Crook o' Lune Tues 3rd July

Walk Leader: Richard Priest   Number on walk: 14 plus 2 dogs   Distance: 9.9 miles   Weather:  Hot and sunny   On another glorious day 14 people gathered in the Crook O Lune car park keen to know how bad the forthcoming scramble would be. I gave away very little, just in case they ran…

Holme Valley Circular

Walk Leader: Richard Priest Number on walk: 8 Distance: 23.4 miles  Height Climbed 4,970 feet On a bright sunny morning we gathered outside Berry Brow train station, Huddersfield. I'm not sure what the locals made of 8 walkers setting out from this urban setting @ such an early hour! We…

Accrington June 26th

  Walk Leader: David Whittaker   Number on walk: 19   Distance: 8 miles   Weather:  Very hot and sunny   In beautiful weather 18 walkers met at Hollins Lane where they had a slightly delayed start due to Jean B, who had only brought her Crocs, having to borrow a pair of Frank Watson’s size…

Sedbergh 19 June 18

Walk leader:- Chris Seddon Distance:- 14.3 miles Number on walk:- 15 Weather:- Perfect hill walking day 15 people met at New Bridge, Sedbergh ready to explore what for many was a new area, the glorious Howgill Fells. The weather was kind, a mix of sun and cloud but not too hot. Clear views were…

Chipping 12th June 18

Walk Leader: Jane Anthony Number on walk: 22 Distance: 10 miles We (22 plus 1 dog) gathered in Chipping Car Park (selected for its conveniences which alas were closed!) We set off out of Chipping past the war memorial onto the road to Leagram Hall, leaving the road after a short stretch and…

Long Preston Walk

  Walk Leader: Barry Wilson Number on walk: 15                                                                                                                                                                     …

Barbon

Walk Leader: Ian Number on walk: 10 Distance: 15.5 miles   With thick mist all day we saw nothing of the beautiful scenery in this area. Even in such bad weather conditions we still walked the planned route taking us up and over Crag Hill and Great Coum then back up to follow the ridge of Barkin…

Whitewell 29th May 18

  Walk Leader: John T Number on walk: 13 Distance: 10.5 miles   A brilliant walk on a brilliant day. We set off from the Inn at Whitewell and crossed the River Hodder via the stepping stones. We then crossed very colourful fields full of wild flowers on our climb up to the woods at Whitemore. We…

Walk from Slaidburn

Walk Leader: Clare & Steve McNeil  No on walk: 7 Distance: 13 miles 7 of us met at 9am and 2 and a dog at 10am. Our paths didn't cross until our return to the car park- a sweet reunion, albeit short! A breezy chilly start gave way to a glorious day. The scenery was beautiful enhanced by the calls…

Scorton Mystery Tour

Walk leader: Jackie Whiteley No on walk 20 Distance: 10.1 miles On a lovely sunny day, 20 set off on a circular walk over Harrisend Fell from Scorton Picnic Site. Our route took us south to Scorton village past Cleveleymere and Scorton lakes and then up Snowhill Lane to the footpath through Ghyll…

Sirloin Stroll

Leader: Jaqui No on walk: 13 Distance: 24.5 miles Weather: Sunny spells all day   To celebrate its 40th anniversary West Lancs group decided to re-run a few of their early challenge walks, the Sirloin Stroll is one of them.  First run in 1989 but abandoned when someone decided to install a…

Gt. Harwood, May 8th

  Number On Walk - 19   Weather - Sunny & Warm   Distance - 9.5 Miles   Setting off at 10am prompt the group made their way to the re-opened Martholme Viaduct via the new walkway along the railway line. Although the north end of the viaduct is not yet opened, we went on the viaduct to take in…

Dole Lane, May 1st

Temple, Hill and Tower.  May 1st Walk leader   Sue Lomax No on walk     14 Distance         14 miles   Amazingly the weather was on our side today, some sunshine, breezy and the odd cloud.  First time for months we all returned with clean boots (although Mac lost his sole!!). The…

Great Harwood, Apr 24th

Walk Leader:      Glenn Williams No on walk:         9 Distance:             11 miles     Nine people turned out for this little sortie. Weather: dry morning, light rain after dinner but dry under foot, alleluia! The start point was the Memorial Park, Great Harwood, heading North…

Whittle Wander

Leader:- John E No on walk:- 11 Distance:-  Just under 13 mls Weather:- Morning Showers Fine Afternoon   As part of Celebrating 40 years of West Lancs LDWA, the walk took in some sections of the Original Whittle Wander. 11 members set off from Botany Bay to head up Healey Nab, (very muddy after…

Crookfield, Mar 27th

  Leader              John Crook No on walk        8 Distance            13 miles Weather             Wet morning, dry afternoon   It was a misty, drizzly morning as 8 walkers and 2 dogs set off from the car park along Catherine Edge. After a couple of miles we passed…

Original Amble: Sat 24th March

Leader:- Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:-  19 Distance:- 21 miles Weather:- Sunny and dry   In 1982 when the Amble was first planned as an event, and  before the days of Gps’s and open access, routes were measured on the maps using a piece of cotton thread. Although the Amble was said to be 21…

Tuesday 20th March

Leader: Jeff Parr Number on walk: 17 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Sunny and dry   After a recent recce the original route which I had planned to go over the Martholm viaduct had to be altered, due to the fact that it was not open after all, despite reports in the local newspaper -  …

Bowland Settlements

    Leader:                 Sue Fagg   Number on walk:   20 plus 4 dogs   Distance:              10.5 miles          Weather:              Dry with little wind and some afternoon sunshine          Walkers gathered by the Methodist Chapel in the conservation…

Garstang Tues 27th Feb

  Walk Leaders:          John Number on walk:       14 Distance:                   12 miles Weather:                  Bright and sunny, cold with light dusting of powder snow.   At 10am we set off in bright sunshine & light powder snow which was the (icing on the cake)…

Walk from John Crook's, Feb24th

                              Gathering at John's house                                                                                                                                   Hall in'th wood     Eagley and…

Worthington Lakes, Feb 20th

                                      The group gather at the start                                                                                                            Worthington Lakes                     …

Stan's ups and downs round Burton. Tuesday 13th Feb

    Walk leader - John Evenden Distance - 13 miles. Number on walk - 11 Weather - Rain at first fine and bright later. Very muddy underfoot.   The day started cold and miserable with light rain. however sunshine was forecast about mid day. 11 members +1 dog set off from Beetham crossing…

Panoptican, Feb 6th

                                                                                                                                                               At The Atom    Walk Leader:       Jean Bobker  …

Huncoat Tuesday 30.1 18

The Pictures:-    Start of walk in Huncoat To view all of Shirley's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then again on first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:-  Walk leader-      :   David Whittaker                    …

Whalley Tues 23.1.18

  Walk leader: Lynn Rossiney Number on walk 26 Weather: quite mild for January with heavy rain later Distance: 11 miles   As this was my first walk for West Lancs I was pleasantly surprised when 26 people turned up.  Starting at Whalley Abbey we set off towards the river Calder and the boundary…

Allithwaite Saturday 6th Jan

    Walk Leader: Peter Latham Number on walk 9 Weather: A beautiful cold day with winter sunshine throughout and little wind Distance: approx. 13 miles Nine walkers assembled in the car park of the Pheasant Inn Allithwaite on a beautiful winter day. Due to muddy conditions some adaptation of the…

Pendleton Tues 16.1.18

                                                                                                                                                                      Start of walk in Pendleton To view all the…

Hollingworth Lake. Tues 9.1.18

      Walk Leaders: Steve & Sue Number on walk: 6 Weather: Bitterly cold  It was bitterly cold in the car park at Hollingworth Lake and we were concerned about how the conditions would be on the tops.  On checking there had been a missed telephone call and a text from John who had been…

New Year's Day 2018

Walk Leaders:          John Number on walk:       20 Distance:                   10 miles Weather:                  Cold with showers   Leaving Abbey Village we crossed some very muddy fields as we climbed to reach Tockholes. From here the going was much better as we…

Arnside, Dec 28th

  Stan’s Arnside Walk – 28/12/2017 Walk Leader John Evenden No on Walk: 16 + 2 dogs Distance 14.5 miles   The day was cold after a hard frost overnight but sunshine was predicted for a good dry day. Sixteen hardy souls and two dogs assembled on Arnside front for a slightly late start. The…

Botany Bay, Dec 19th

  Botany Bay 19th December 2017 Walk leader:    Sue L No on walk:       20 plus 2dogs Distance:          10.6 miles Weather:          Very grey and overcast but mild (for the time of year)   I was not sure how many would turn up with less than a week to Christmas.   Obviously I…

Pudding Plod 2017

  The 2017 annual Pudding Plod started at 9am on Saturday 16th December from the car park of the Calf’s Head at Worston.  In near freezing temperatures 20 hardy souls donned their walking gear for the six mile walk back to the Calf’s Head.   We went towards Little Mearley Hall where Frank…

Pilling, Dec 12th

The group are ready to go A Winter Seaside Walk Walk Leader:        Sue and Steve Number on Walk:   11 Distance:              10.5 miles Weather:               Heavy frost with some sun Ten walkers assembled on a very chilly but sunny morning to look out over Pressall sands…

Whins Lane, Sat Dec 9th

Walk Leader:        Doreen Number on Walk:   8 Distance:              17.2 miles Weather:               Very wintry with some heavy snow showers   Looking out of the window early on this snowy Saturday morning with snow coming down and the road looking a bit risky, it was…

Haslingden, Dec 5th

                                The start at Clough Head Information Centre                                                                               View down the valley Walk Leader:                Tom Lyons Number on walk:   …

Batridge barn, Nov 28th

                           The group at the start of the walk                                                                          Reflections at Entwistle Reservoir   Walk leader:         Mac Calvert Number on walk:  17 Distance:   …

Staveley,Nov 25th

Walk Leaders:           Brian & Jean Moat Number on walk:       9 Distance:                   13.5 miles Weather:                    Wintry sunshine & snow  Nine intrepid members braved the vagaries of the Lancashire weather to meet at Staveley bathed in sunshine…

Pendle Revisited

  Walk Leaders:         Clare & Steve                                      Number on walk:     16            Distance:                10 miles           Weather:                Misty             Traffic conditions 0/10 Ease of…

Hurst Green, Nov14th

                          The Old Cromwell Bridge                                                                                The start at Hurst Green  Walk Leader:              Barry Wilson Number on walk:         10 Distance: …

Remembrance Sunday, Nov 12th

                                     Meeting up at Rivington                                                                                                        Laying our wreath   Walk Leader:     …

Botany Bay, Chorley. Tues. 7.11.17

The Pictures:-To view all Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then click on first picture to view in full screen and again on small arrow on right to continue. To see captions click 'i' top RH corner. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Evenden Distance - 11.5 miles Number on walk - 22…

Lower Rose Grove, Oct 31st

                                             The group get ready to go                                                                                                       A very curious llama - or maybe alpaca     Walk…

Settle,28th October

                                                                                                              Meeting up at Settle railway station   Walk Leader:         Doreen Viney Number on walk:  13 Distance:             …

Scorton Picnic Site. Tuesday 24th. Oct 17

The Pictures:-To view all Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then on first picture to view in full screen and again on small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw Number on walk - 11 Distance - 10 miles Weather - Fine but overcast. Very wet underfoot. Long…

Gargrave, Tuesday Oct 17th

                              The start at Gargrave                                                                                                                                                          …

Jubilee Tower, Oct 15th

                                         The weir at Abbeystead reservoir                                                                                                     The group meet at Jubilee Tower car park Walk Leader…

Crookfield Rd. Tockholes Tues 10 Oct. 17

                                    The Pictures:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here'. Click first picture to view in full screen, then small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Crook Distance - 10.2 miles Number on walk - 19 Weather -…

Mellor. Tuesday 3 October 17

                                                                                                                                                    Start of walk in Mellor The Pictures:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the…

Silverdale. Tuesday 26 Sept 17

The Pictures:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then on first picture to view slideshow. Click arrow on right to continue. To view Terry's pictures click 'Here'. The Walk:- Walk leader - Terry Pilkington Distance - 11 miles Number on walk - 13 Weather - very pleasant…

White Coppice,Sept 19th

  Walk leader: Jane Anthony Distance: 10 miles Number on walk: 17 Weather: Dry and sunny A White Coppice wander Having discovered last week that Steve’s walk from Rivington was almost identical to the route I had planned, I had to do some rapid re-thinking. Fortunately there are plenty of…

Steve's Walk Tues 12th Sept

  Walk Leader: Steve Clark Distance: 11 miles Number on walk: 15 Weather: Dry As we gathered at Rivington Lower Barn car park most of us were wondering whether to have our waterproofs on or off.  Many of us opted for on, as I did.  The weather forecast was reasonably benign and as we climbed…

Ball Grove, Sept 5th

Despite all the overnight rain and the mornings downpours 9 people arrived at Ball Grove for the start of this re-scheduled Tuesday walk. We set off on the Ferndean Way to reach Laneshaw Bridge where we took shelter in a bus stop while we waited for another torrential shower to abate to just heavy…

Hurst Green, Aug 29th

                                          The group are ready to go at Hurst Green                                                                                               Stonyhurst College   Hurst Green Circular via…

Dunsop Bridge, Aug 26th

                                    The group at Doeford Bridge                                                                                 The Trough of Bowland   Walk Leader: Glyn & Julie Number on walk: 11 Weather: Sunshine   11…

Sue & Steve's walk Tuesday 22nd August

Walk Leaders: Sue & Steve Distance: 10 miles Number on walk: 21 Weather: Overcast but warm On an overcast but warm day 21 walkers and a dog gathered by Dolphinholme school to set off on a Wyre Wander. Following a very slippy path down into Lower Dolphinhome we passed the old mill by the Wyre now…

Tuesday Aug 15th

                                      The start at Staveley                                                                            Leaving Higill Fell After coming through heavy showers on the motorway, the weather looked more promising…

Nab a Tower, a Pike and a couple of hills. Sat 12th Aug

  Walk leader – Sue Lomax Distance - 22.3 miles. 4141ft ascent (according to my GPS) A group of 11 of us including 3 newcomers:- Helen, Gemma and Matt set off from White Coppice on a rather grey, but at this point dry, morning. Our objective was to “do” Chorley’s 6 local highpoints. To…

Tea and cake walk, Aug 8th

    Walk leaders - Glyn & Julie Watson Weather - showery Mileage - circa 9.5 miles As we arrived at Greendale View Kitchen the cloud base was high and the weather looked promising. After assembling for photographs 23 walkers & 1dog set off on the road a short distance before cutting off onto…

Rivington Revisited: Tuesday 1st August

  Walk Leader: John Crook Distance: 17.2 miles Number on the walk: 16 Weather: Much better than forecast with only one heavy shower.   Despite a forecast of heavy rain showers for all day 16 walkers and 1 dog met at Bottom Barn and set off in lovely sunshine.  We walked past the Rivington…

Settle. Tues 25 July 17

                                                                         The Walkers                                                                                                                 Walk…

Kanter Revival, July 22nd

  Twelve people arrived at Waddington for the start of this 20 miles Kanter Revival. Originally the walk was the first of the Mid-Week Kanters which the group organised as annual events between 1998 and 2009. Entrants were given grid references before the event and on the day were handed a sheet…

Scorton, July 18th

  Nicky Nook, Scorton Walk Leader:  Richard Priest Distance: 9 miles Weather: Sizzlingly hot with not a spot of the wet stuff in sight - what a pity I left the sunscreen on the kitchen worktop!! Despite motorway travails 14 walkers made it successfully to the starting point in down town…

Sue's Walk Saturday 15th July

  Wyre way and the Trough of Bowland Walk Leader: Sue Taylor Distance: 25 miles Weather: Rain for most of the day Being my first time for leading a walk I was pleased to see 7 willing guinea pigs in the Scorton picnic site car park all ready to go at 8:45am. We were joined by a couple all the…

John's Walk Tuesday 11th July

  Stoops Bridge Abbeystead Walk Leader:  John Titterington Distance: 10 miles Weather: Light rain in morning, clear in afternoon.   We had 5 West Lancs members plus a visitor Helen Cadman who we were pleased to welcome from Merseystriders. We met by the river Wyre at Stoops Bridge we then went…

Clare's Walk Tuesday 4th July

  Walk Leader: Clare McNeill Distance: 17 miles Weather: Soggy boots, socks, trousers, shorts and undies. 11of us and Levi set off at 9am and headed off along the river Hodder towards Newton. We paused to study the depth of the water on the bridge - photo opportunity! Across fields…

Frank's walk June 27th

    Walk Leader: Frank Watson Distance: 10 miles Seven hardy souls in waterproofs were ready for anything mother nature had to offer having all seen the not so good forecast for the weather that day.  Setting off heading down into Accrington the group stopped off at RoughLee Maternity house…

Pendle Sat, June 24th

                                             Setting off from Barley                                                                                         We had to be careful round here! Five walkers set out at 9am from Barley…

Barry's Walk 20th June

                                                                              Walk Leader - Barry Wilson Distance – 10.5 miles Weather – Overcast and breezy but continual improvement throughout the day. 14 Walkers and 1 dog met (outside) the Spread…

Grange over Sands. Tuesday 13 June 17

The Pictures:-                                                                                                               Start of Walk. Grange over Sands station                                                  …

The Wet Warpers Trail 6th June

  Walk Leader Mark Atkinson Distance 10.5 Miles It was a wet and windy day when 9 members of the world renowned West Lancs LDWA and 1 Dog met at Batridge Barn Car Park. The Fearless Adventurers braved storm force winds, torrential rain, floods and falling trees to conquer the Warpers Trail, part…

Glenn's Walk Tuesday 30th

    Walk leader Glenn Williams Distance 11.4 miles 10 started off from crown point car park with the weather looking a bit iffy. We passed through the plantation on dunnockshaw then down the lower path on to deerplay moor and around to thievly scout  and into the light summer rain heading…

Cowan Bridge, May 27th

                                                Five from the group waiting for Ishy to arrive                                                                                  Peter, our leader, is on the left Hopefully the weather…

David's Walk Tuesday 23rd May

  Walk Leader: David Whittaker Distance: 10 miles In beautiful weather 25 walkers set off from Hollins Lane where they passed Haworth Art Gallery which houses the world famous collection of Tiffany Glass.  They followed the route of the disused Accrington to Manchester railway line which they…

Barley, May16th

  Eight of us, including Angie from Blackpool,assembled at Barley car park, donned our wet weather gear and set off for the start of this walk led by Jean Bobker. We started off through Barley Green passing Lower Ogden reservoir before taking the path under Pendle which we followed until we met…

Kinder, May 13th

  After a week of good sunshine it was a bit of a disappointment that the weather didn't want to play ball for this extra walk in the group's programme. However, the four of us set off, undeterred by the cool wind and after crossing the event field being set up for the May Queen festivities soon…

Edisford Bridge. Tues 9 May 17

The Pictures:-                                           Start of walk - Edisford Bridge.                                                                                    Walk leader Kenneth. To view all the pictures taken on the…

Bentham, May 6th

                           Jaqui looking to Ingleborough                                                                                                           Ready to go!                        Six members set out…

Rigg Lane, Quernmore Tues 2 May 17

The Pictures:-                                                                                 Start of Walk                                                                                                  …

Black Hill, Tues 25 April 17

The Pictures:-                                Start of walk on Black Hill                                      Walk leader Chris unaware of camera     Walk leader Chris aware of camera. To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then again on…

Pinhaw Beacon, Apr 22nd

On a lovely spring day 13 set off from the lay by that feeds Pinhaw Beacon down to Knott farm and Lothersdale where we then we picked up the Pennine way to Cowling were we had a brew. Down Close Lane and across Earl crag to Wainmans pinnacle and Lunds tower where 10 of the party decided to climb to…

Mac's walk, April 18th

The sun was out and a good day was forecast for the sixteen people who assembled at the car park near Holcombe Village for today's walk to be led by Mac Calvert. We set off along the track which runs below Holcombe Tower and followed this for about 2.5 miles. It was somewhere along here that we…

Devil's Bridge. Tues 11 April 17

  The Pictures:- -                                                 Start of the walk - On Devil's Bridge - Our happy smiling group                                                                                       Joint walk…

Jeffrey Hill. Tues 4th. April 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then on first picture to view in full screen and again on small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Jane Anthony Distance - Almost 11 miles Number on walk…

Wainwright's Way Stage 5. Thurs. 30th. March 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on on tn the following:- To view all the pictures takehe walk click 'Here' then again on the first picture to view in full screen. To continue click small arrow on right. The Walk:-  Walk leader - Ian Wardle  Distance - 17 miles Number on walk -…

Chipping, Mar 28th

With a reasonably good weather forecast six of us left Chipping in good spirits for this walk which took us past Wolfen Hall and through fairly dry fields to Blindhurst where we were met by a very friendly chocolate labrador. This dog had followed me and Gareth all the way to Bleasdale Church on…

Wainwright's Way Stage 4 - Thurs 23rd March 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click the following:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then click again on first picture to view in full screen. Click on small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Ian Wardle Distance - 18.5 miles Number on walk -…

Hurst Green - Tuesday 21st March 17

The Walk To view a picture taken on the walk click 'Here' then again on picture to view in full screen Walk leader - Brian Siddle Number on Walk - 9 Distance -  10.2 miles Weather - After short shower of hail stones then sunny with clear views. The route started at the Hurst Green village hall…

Wainwright's Way Stage 3. Thurs 16 March 17

The Pictures:-  To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then again on first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Ian Wardle Number on walk - 16 Distance - 16.5…

Botany Bay, March 14th

Walk leader:- Sue Lomax No on walk:- 29 plus 3 dogs Distance:- 11 miles Weather:- Cloudy at first then a bright sunny afternoon. Breezy.   Due to all the mud the group has encountered over the last few walks I made a few adjustments to today’s walk in a bid to limit the amount we had to wade…

Spanners Round Saturday 11th March

       Walk Leader - Kath Page                                                            Number on walk - 10    Distance - 19 miles with 3250ft ascent    Weather - Cloudy but dry                  10 turned up to…

The Wainwright Way Stage 2

 Wainright Way Stage 2. Whalley to Dunsop Bridge, 20.2 miles !5 of us met at Dunsop Bridge for the mini-bus transfer to Whalley,the start of our walk. After passing through the old,original, gates of the Abbey we made our way through fields to Old Langho and then Aspinall's Farm. Because of the…

Pleasington. Tues. 7 March 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then on the first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. To view Andrew's pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then view as…

Wainwright's Way Stage One. Thurs 2 March 17

The Pictures:-  Here lies a calamity as when I got back and checked my pictures, all the photos, from getting on the train in Whalley taking us to the start in Blackburn, to almost the end of the walk, had somehow been deleted from my camera. I know they had been there earlier because I…

Entwistle Res. Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then again on the first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Crook Distance - 10.25 miles Number…

Helwith Bridge, Sat Feb 25th

Despite a dire weather forecast for rather a lot of rain, 9 people turned up at Helwith Bridge for this walk led by Tom Lyons. Waterproofs were donned at the start and didn’t come off until we got back to our cars at the end of the walk. We started off going uphill, first along Long Lane and then…

White Coppice, Feb 21st

Walk leader - Richard Priest Number on walk - 23 plus 2 canine friends  Weather - A perfect day for ducks and frogs but a dreich day for humans. Distance walked ranged from 10.4 to 10.9 miles depending on which Garmin was used. The initial walk was estimated @ 10 miles, so within tolerances.…

Brindle. Tuesday 14 Feb 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then click again on first picture to view in full screen and again on small arrow on the right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Karen Wardle Number on walk - 28…

Pendle, Sunday 12th Feb

The day after the Amble might not have been the best time to put a walk on but 10 of us met at Sabden on a cold and windy morning and set off to climb Pendle Hill. After only a couple of hundred yards it was pointed out that Gareth had left his rucksack behind. We got going again and were soon…

Strickland Arms. Tuesday 7.2.17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE'. then on the first picture to view in full screen, and again on small arrow on the right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader Stan Bradshaw. Number on walk 16…

Lostock Hall. Tues. 31 January 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then again on the first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - Greg Hickey Distance - 11.2 miles Number on…

Slaidburn. Tues. 24 Jan. 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:-   To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then click on the first picture to view in full screen then again on small arrow on right to continue.  The Walk:- Walk leader - David Whittaker Number on walk -…

Haggate. Tues. 17 Jan. 17

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, plus the two late arrivals, click on the following pictures:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'Here' then again on the first picture to view in full screen. Click small arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk Leader - Sue Allonby…

Wheelton, Jan 10th

The walk started from the Dressers Arms in Wheelton.  Walk leader Geoff Greenwood. Distance 11.2 miles. The day was damp and grey and 25 walkers set off from the pub uphill in an easterly direction. Shortly after we turned south past South Miry Fold Farm.  From the outset everywhere was very…

Jumbles, Jan 3rd

The day was a bit damp and grey but not the spirits of the 19 walkers who met up at Waterfold car park at Jumbles for the start of this walk which was to be led by Sue Boardman. Setting off in a southerly direction, we walked round the reservoir and up to the B6391 which we crossed and turned left…

Abbey Village - New Years Day 2017

The Pictures:-  To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on first picture to view in full screen, then on small arrow on the right of your screen to continue. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Titterington…

Arnside; Wednesday 28 Dec 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on first picture to view in 'full screen'. To continue click small arrow on the right of your screen. The Walk:-  Walk leader - Stan Bradshaw Distance -…

Adlington, Tuesday Dec 20th

After having a spell of very grey, damp days recently it was good to come out with the sun shining and a much fresher feel to the day. Fifteen of us set off from Adlington making our way through fields and Slacks Farm to the Bay Horse PH - a pub we used to have the Pudding Plod from until we…

Hurst Green - Tuesday 13 Dec 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then on the first picture to view in full screen. To continue click on small arrow on the right of your screen. The Walk:- Walk Leaders - Glyn and Julie Watson. Distance -…

Whittle le Wood; Tues 6 Dec. 16

The Pictures;- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then on the first picture to view in full screen. To continue click arrow on right. The Walk:-  Walk leader - Brian Siddle. Distance - A little over 13 miles.…

Roddlesworth, Nov 28th

FIVE RESERVOIRS – MONDAY 28TH   NOVEMBER 2016   Walk Leader Harry Bretherton (with much appreciated input from 13 others).   The day started dry but rather overcast as 14 of us (plus Levi the dog) left the car park of the Royal Arms, Tockholes.  The intention of the walk was to go round the…

Farleton Fell, Nov 26th

On the drive up the motorway I wondered what the conditions underfoot would be for this walk as, on the previous weeks recce, they were pretty bad with loads of mud and flooded lanes. However, for the 15 people who turned up conditions today were perfect. There had been a hard overnight frost so…

Dole Lane, Nov 22nd

A group of 20 people and 2 dogs  set off from Dole Lane, Abbey Village on a rather grey overcast day. We initially headed past Red Lea Farm and on across fields to Higher Hill and the 17th century Higher Hill farm.  A walk along the bridle way  (following - at a very safe distance - a tractor…

Slaidburn: Tues 15 Nov. 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the walk 'CLICK HERE' then click on the first picture to view in full screen then on arrow on right to continue. To view Mark's pictures 'CLICK HERE' then continue as above. The Walk:-…

Spring Wood; Tues. 8 Nov. 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on the first picture to view in full screen, then on the arrow on the right to continue. The Walk:- Walk Leader - Jaqui Peaks.   On Tuesday morning we…

Black Hill, Tues 1 Nov 2016

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on the first picture to view in full screen. To continue click on small arrow on the right of your screen. To view Mark's pictures click 'HERE. The…

Caton. Tuesday Oct 25th

Tuesday October 25th Twelve walkers, including a new member Mark & 3 dogs set off from the Crook O’Lune car park in perfect sunshine along the bank of the river.  The river was crossed over an interesting waterworks bridge before progress was made along the Crook eventually taking a route away…

North Turton Trail Oct 22nd

North Turton Trail    Oct. 22nd  On a bright but chilly morning 10 walkers and 2 dogs set off from Crookfield car park along the track to Catherine Edge and over the moor, above Belmont and Delph reservoirs, to cross the A666 Bolton – Blackburn Road. We then climbed to the top of Turton…

Doffcocker Lodge, Oct 11th

16 group members eventually got together at Doffcocker Lodge car park for the start of this walk – some of them, due to sat-nav guidance, having been on an exploration of the surrounding area before finding the parking area. We began by going round the lodge continuing along Old Hall Lane and…

Malham. Tues. 4 Oct 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on the walk click "HERE" then click on the first picture to view full screen. Click arrow on right to continue. The Walk:- Walk leaders - Glyn and Julie Watson. Walk distance - 14.6 miles.…

Walk from Settle, October 1st

Six group members were joined by John, from the Wirral, for this short notice walk from Settle on a fine but a bit nippy early autumn morning. Our route took us over Giggleswick Scar and into Feizor before continuing into Austwick where we had a morning coffee stop. Next came a climb through…

Darwen walk Tuesday Sept 27th

WITTON WEAVERS WAY TUESDAY SEPT 27th TWENTY WALKERS AND ONE DOG SET OUT THROUGH SUNNYHURST WOODS ON A MORNING WHICH DID NOT LOOK TOO PROMISING WEATHERWISE. A SLIGHT DETOUR FROM THE PLANNED ROUTE WAS NECESSARY DUE TO A MAJOR LANDSLIP IN SUNNYHURST WOODS, HOWEVER BEFORE LONG WE REJOINED THE PLANNED…

Salesbury Hall ,Sat Sept 23rd

Just 5 walkers came to find out what the 3R's walk was all about. After a few guesses, I had to tell them it was about the 3 rivers we would cross during the walk, the Ribble, the Hodder and the Calder. The day was overcast, but stayed dry throughout, so that was a bonus.We crossed the Ribble at…

Barley. Tuesday 20 Sept. 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk click on the following picture:- To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on the first thumbnail picture to bring the pictures in full screen. Click arrow on right to continue. If you don't like the shaddows top and bottom of…

Hurstwood Sept 13th

On what was supposed to be one of the hottest days of the summer, at last, 13 people and one dog set off for a tour of some of South Pennines reservoirs. Off up the Pennine bridleway to the junction of Ridehalgh lane then down into Calderdale and Widdop reservoir where the water was very much like…

Brockmill. Tues. 6 Sept. 16

The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then click on on the first picture to view in full screen. Click arrow on right for next picture. The Walk:- Walk leader - John Titterington. Number on the walk -…

Chatburn, Sept 1st

This walk was basically one of the Mid-Week Kanters which the group organised as events for several years. Seven of us left Chatburn on a good sunny morning following the River Ribble to West Bradford where we continued upwards passing Eaves Hall Country Club before making our way over the moor to…

Tuesday Aug 30th, Bottom Barn

  Rivington Bottom Barn        Tuesday 30th August Walk Leader  John Crook   Twenty one walkers and one dog set off on a lovely sunny morning, making our way past Rivington village school and Bowling club, along the track to Parsons Bullough Road and then started to climb through Lead…

Bob's fish and chip walk

3pm at Dole Lane, Abbey Village, and 17 members of the group gathered here for a four miles walk to the Cricketers pub in Brinscall followed by a fish and chip supper which was eaten outside by the lake. Bob and Margaret not only led the walk and did the organising but also ordered the weather for…

Haslingden Grane Tues 16 August 16

Haslingden Grane - Tuesday 16th. August 2016. The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following thumbnail. To view all the pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE'then click on the first picture to get full screen then slideshow then full screen. The Walk:- Walk leader - Stan…

Holcombe Village. Tuesday 23 August 16

The Pictures:- To view who was on the walk click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on the walk in Google Photos click 'Here' then view 'slideshow'. The Walk:- Walk Leader - Mac Calvert. After a few days of wet weather, enough to cause local flooding, the promise of a walk…

Moor and Mountain, 20/08/2016

Seven walkers met at Settle station for the short train ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Arriving there just after 10am, we set off up the track to Sell Gill holes, under grey skies. A short distance past the pothole entrances, we took the (newish) 3 Peaks path across Sell Gill Hill, Sell Gill beck…

Skirethorns Lane, Tues. 9 August 16

Skirethorns Lane, Threshfield - Tuesday 9th. August 16 The Pictures:- To see who was on the walk, click on the following picture. To view all the pictures taken on the walk…

Rivington, Aug 2nd

 A group of 20 of us and 2 dogs set off from the car park off Rivington lane.  The forecast wasn’t exactly for wall to wall sunshine but we were hopeful that (as the weather forecasters had said) the expected rain would manage to stay away until 2.30pm. Wrong – but more on that later! The…