Past Walks


Three Ugly Sisters Walk

      Walk leader: Andrea Foster Number on Walk: 11 plus 1 dog Distance: 8 miles Weather: mainly dry and sunny but rain to start  Starting at the Three sisters nature reserve, there was a little bit of history to start the day (who were the ugly sisters?) learning about the coal mining past of…

Dunsop Bridge

      Walk Leader- Robb Radford Number on walk- 6 Distance- 14.4 miles Weather- Cloudy, sunny spells A great walk from Dunsop Bridge on Sunday .Six members of West Lancs joined me for a longer social walk . The route started south following the River Hodder on the Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail…

Summer on Winter Hill

    Walk leader: Andrea Foster Number on Walk: 10 Distance: 13 miles Weather: humid, sunny and dry   Starting at Moss Bank park we walked passed the cafe and rose garden, up the road to the former mill cottages (first to fifth Street) off Bazley Street, built by Thomas Bazley in the early 1800's.…

Silverdale

      Walk Leaders:             Ken & Jenny Wyles   Number on Walk:       25   Distance:                     11.9 miles   Weather:                     Fine and dry. Got positively warm near the end.                      This walk started at Warton Quarry car park which meant an immediate steep…

Ingleborough

    Walk Leader- Ian France Number on walk- 4 Distance- 17 miles Weather- Sunny and dry The route started from Ingleton Community Centre car park and walked up the road to join “A Pennine Journey” passing through Twistleton Scars,  and on and under Ribblehead Viaduct. The road was…

Cuerden Valley Country Patk

Walk Leader- John Titterington Number on walk - 20 and one dog (Nellie) Distance - 8 miles Weather- Rain     We set off at 10.30am and walked round most of the county park including the lake and we also ventured into some of the surrounding area.  In the distance we had a good view of Cuerden Hall…

Wycoller, Widdop and Withins 1st June

Saturday 1st June 2024       Wycoller, Widdop and Withins Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 11 Distance – 18 miles Weather – Some cloud but many sunny spells. We met at the car park by the “Atom”. Probably everyone in Lancashire knows the Atom but we…

Weets Hill

    Walk Leader- Rob Lowe Number on walk- 5 Distance- 14 miles Weather- Showers     Five West Lancashire walkers set off from the Pendle Heritage Centre car park in Barrowford for a 14 mile walk to include the summit of Weets Hill.   The route followed the Pendle Way from the Pendle Heritage Centre…

Rivington Pike & Winter Hill

Walk Leader- Ian Wardle Number walking- 16 Distance- 10 miles Weather- Sunny We set off east following the path down past Ward's Reservoir.  We then skirted the back of Belmont turning west following the path up past Hoar Stones Brow to Horden Stoops. After crossing the source of the Yarrow we…

The Guild Wheel

    Walk Leader- Si Jones   Number of walkers- 8   Distance- 22 miles   Weather- Sunshine       Meeting on the car park opposite McDonald's on Preston docks eight intrepid hikers headed out clockwise around Preston's Guild Wheel. It was our intention to get the boring long stretch of Riversway past…

Ribchester

        Walk Leader- Andrew Webster   Number of walkers- 8   Distance- 10.5 miles   Weather- Wet   There were 8 walkers and 2 dogs who assembled at Ribchester for a wet start to the walk, initially we followed the Ribble way into Hurst Green for an early lunch stop.   After lunch the weather…

Tow Scar

Walk leaders:        Doreen and Gareth Number on walk:   Six Distance:               12 miles Weather:             Low cloud am, sunny and warm pm.     Six of us had an excellent walk from Ingleton taking in Tow scar trig point, Turbary road, Yordas cave and returning via Braida Garth, Twistleton…

Short Walk

  Walk Leader- John Clarke Number walking- 23 Distance- 6.5 miles Weather- Sunny   This walk commenced at 10.30 from The Hunters public house in Walton Le Dale, Preston.  The route initially followed the old tram way onto Todd Lane North where after following a short section of this road it turned…

Pen-y-Ghent

        Walk Leader- John Clarke Number walking- 10 Distance- 13 miles Weather- Clear and sunny   This walk commenced at 09.30 from the pretty North Yorkshire village of Stainforth. Walk leader John Clarke. Number walking 10. The route took the group north from the village, after an initial fairly…

Scorton & Grizedale

    Walks leaders:        Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:     15 Distance:                13 miles Weather:                 Dry all day but very windy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon   Setting out from Scorton picnic site we followed lanes and fields through to Sykes farm continuing…

Pendleton Plod

    Walk Leader- Wendy Hodson Number on walk- 15 Distance- 12 miles Weather- Fine with no rain!   St. George's Day brought us some much needed fine weather and although not too warm, there was no rain! Seventeen walkers headed out from the pretty village of Pendleton, not with swords and shields…

Northern Bowland Fells April 20th

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 5 Distance – 20 miles Weather – Cloudy and cool initially but a lovely sunny afternoon. A lovely spring morning greeted us with some cloud but the promise of good day for what would be a long hard walk. At least that was a vast…

Sizergh & Scout Scar

Sizergh/Scout Scar Walk.Tuesday 16th April 2024   Walk Leader- Shirley Bradshaw Number on Walk- 15 Mileage- 12 mls. Weather- Beautiful.   First of all thanks to everyone for coming and apologies for the extra distance due to circumstances beyond my control.   We were a little late setting off as…

Lydiate Circular

      Walk Leader- Sue Keyburn Number on walk- 12 Distance- 10.5 miles Weather- Nasty day!   Tuesday 9 April was a pretty nasty day with steady rain and very blustery wind so it was heartening that the walk was well attended.  Many thanks to all those who braved the elements.   I want give special…

Totmorden

Walk Leader- Steve Clarke Number on walker- 5 Distance- 17.5 miles (3000ft ascent) Weather- mild and dry, some sunny breaks but 40mph winds     This walk was pitched as a moderate walk of 18 miles in the Calderdale area. Setting off from the centre of Todmorden, the walk picked up the Calderdale…

Kendal Skyline (abridged)

    Walk Leaders:             Ken & Jenny Wyles   Number on Walk:       13   Distance:                     14.6 miles   Weather:                     Fine and dry. Got positively warm near the end.                      13 turned up for this walk but it didn't bring bad luck as the weather was…

Orrell to Carr Mill

Walk Leader- Stephen Martin Number on walk- 12 Distance- 13 miles Weather- Sunny day   Orrell Water Park to Carr Mill Dam Well, a change from the recent rain, we were so lucky to have a sunny day with light winds with a temperature of 14 degrees; warm enough to walk in a t-shirt. Twelve members and…

Hodder Valley 19th March

Tuesday 19th March 2024 The Hodder Valley Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 12 Distance – 12 miles Weather – Cloudy for most of the day but a nice temperature – perfect walking weather! I was a little apprehensive about the walk as it had been raining hard…

Hebden & Grassington Moors

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 6 Distance: 15 miles Weather: There was very light drizzle when we set off which cleared very quickly.  We set off following the river Wharfe to Hebden where we stopped for a very enjoyable coffee and cake break. From here we climbed up to Scar Top House to…

Sawley Circular

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 15 Distance: 10.5 miles Weather: Light rain The walk commenced and finished at Sawley Road, Sawley.  The route initially followed the Ribble Way towards Gisburn, passing through the site of the Beat Herder Festival before crisscrossing the Blackburn to…

Garstang Social Walk

      Walk Leader: Jaqueline peaksNumber on walk: 12Distance: 14.5 milesWeather: Sunny with light breeze The morning was cold but with blue skies which is exactly what everyone needed. After weeks of rain the original route was abandoned because of flooded fields and although we usually avoid…

Si's Staining Childhood Walk

Walk leader: Si Jones   Number on walk: 9   Distance: 12.5 miles   Weather: Wet and Cold.   I'd like to say that we started off in bright sunshine with the promise of more for the day, unfortunately that wasn't the case. It was raining when we left and it got worse as the day went on. There was…

Gait Barrows & Hawes Water from Beetham

  Walk Leader: Ian France Number on walk: 10 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Sunshine   The sun shone in the sky, and we were blessed with a lovely day. The walk passed Beetham Hall and on through Cringlebarrow Wood for a break and views over Leighton Hall and the Lake District. Then decended to pass…

Conder Green

Walk Leader: Gaynor Wilkinson Number on walk: 18 Distance: 11 miles Weather: A glorious fresh Spring day   A glorious fresh spring morning greeted 18 eager walkers at Condor Green Picnic Area. We set off along the coastal path towards Glasson Basin and then followed the canal path along the…

Lathom Revisited

  Leaders: Noreen and Steve Martin Number on walk: 24 Distance: 9 miles Weather: No rain!   A dry day with very slight breeze: forecast to rain at 11am, however, it did not materialise and the walk was completed in the dry. The walk was mainly on good paths with a few stiles and gates, however,…

Rivington

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 12 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Rain     This walk was designed to link in with the talk that was recently given to the group in relation to the gardens of Rivington. Twelve hardy souls braved the very inclement weather and met at 10am at the Great House Barn…

Anglezarke Amble Recce 2

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 8 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Cold but dry We were all so pleased I had moved this walk from last Tuesday to today as the weather, whilst a bit chilly, was perfect. We set off following the Witton Weavers Way south past Pasture Houses Hey to Charlie's…

North Fylde Circular 16th Jan

    Walk Leader: Andy Webster Number of walkers: 6 Distance: 12.5 miles Weather: Cold rainy day   There were 6 walkers including myself who braved a bitterly cold and rainy Tuesday morning, meeting in the Wyre Country Park carpark. The walk followed the Wyre Way northwards to Rossall School then we…

Spanners Round - a short version - Jan 14th

Sunday 14th January 2024 Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 15 Distance – 17 miles Weather – Cold – sunny morning but cloudy thereafter with a bitter wind!   The walk, as the title suggests, is a short version of an old Challenge walk based upon a route by an…

Knott End Circular

    Walk Leader: Ann Holden   Number on walk: 25   Distance: 10.7 miles with 161ft of ascent   Weather: Clear blue, sunny, very cold easterly wind.   We assembled on the free carpark near Knott End ferry and golf club, donning as many layers as possible for protection against the very cold easterly…

New Years Day Walk

  Walk Leader: John Titterington Number of walkers: 22 Distance: 8 miles Weather: Fine   What a wonderful start to the year. The weather was perfect with blue sky and not a sign of rain and the company was so good. John kept us on predominantly dry paths for most of the walk which was a big bonus.…

Down to the Valley

      Walk Leader: Andrea Foster  Number on walk: 19  Distance: 10.5 miles Weather: Cloud to start and then sunshine     19 of us plus 3 dogs. The Route followed country lanes and Public footpaths, some of which were muddy in places as expected this time of year.  We set off from the car…

Delf Hill

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 14 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Cloud and mist but no rain We set off from Towneley Hall following Deer Park road to Pike Hill and on past Rowley Lake. We then joined Rowley Lane which follows the river Brun to Netherwood Bridge where we joined the Bronte…

Fairy Steps, Middle Wood & Arnside Tower

    Walk Leader: Glyn Watson Number on Walk: 6 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Light Rain then Mizzle then Dry   Starting at the Heron Corn Mill Beetham we headed up on the old 'coffin route' to the fairy steps. As it was wet the limestone was very slippy, Only Si had not done the steps so he…

Reindeer's Revenge

      Walk Leaders: Ken & Jenny Wyles   Number on Walk: 9   Distance: 13.8 miles   Weather: Lovely winter's day but windy on the tops   The day started with an award to Jackie for sporting the best set of novelty reindeer antlers (plus a bonus Santa hat). The walk itself started with some…

Preston

Walk Leader:     Robb Radford Number on walk:  22 Distance:              10 miles Weather:             Cold but bright   Group of 22 Joined the leader for a this 10.5 mile walk . A cold but bright day making the walking pleasant  despite a few muddy patches . The walked started on Fernyhalgh lane…

Amble Marshalls Walk

Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 14 Distance: 14.5 miles Weather: Sunshine!!   We set off following the Amble route past Hollinshead Hall Ruin and on up to the top of Great Hill. This was quite a slog as the path up was extremely muddy. From hear we left the Amble route preferring to stay…

Circumnavigation of Pendle

Walk leaders:   Glyn then Doreen No on walk:       15 then 13 Distance:           7 miles Weather:          Torrential rain, a few dry spells     We started off from Sabden going through Heyhouses to pick up the path that would take us up to Badger Wells and eventually on to Pendle. That was the…

Wheelton

    Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 10 Distance: 16 miles Weather: No rain !   As a result of recent heavy rain causing flooding along a large number of sections of the original planned route of this walk a last minute major change of route had to be implemented. Despite this the original…

Whins Lane, Nov 4th 2023

Walk leaders:   Doreen & Gareth        No on walk:       13 Distance:           14.7 miles Weather:          Mostly dry       The walk started from Whins Lane heading through Wheelton and South Hill woods down to meet the canal at Top Lock which we followed to Ollerton Bridge No 2. We had a coffee…

Hallowe'en Walk

      Walk Leader: John Clarke   Number on walk: 22   Distance: 11 miles   Weather: Wet     No other place to walk on Hallowe'en but Pendle Hill, Lancashire.   Due to the increased presence of witches (sorry walkers) in the area, the time was brought forward to start at 9.45 from the beautiful…

Ball Grove, 24th October 2023

Walk leaders:        Doreen & Gareth      Number on walk:    15 Distance:                9.5 miles Weather:               Wet The aim of today's walk was to get the 3 trig points which are in the vicinity of Ball Grove nature reserve on the outskirts of Colne. We set off following Colne Water to…

Staveley

  Walk Leader:- Sue Fagg No on walk:- 14 Distance:- 10 miles Weather:- Bright autumnal day The walk started at the north of Staveley village famous for making bobbins. Turning before St Margaret's Tower the group crossed over the river Kent on a stylish bridge to start a gradual ascent to Potter…

Valley of Stone October 10th

  Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 15 Distance – 11 miles Weather – Sunny with a good cooling breeze – perfect walking weather!   For once I was blessed with good weather and in what is probably one of the wettest parts of Lancashire – strange isn't…

Trans-Pennine Trail Part 2

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 3 Distance: 18 miles Weather: Bright and warm with a little breeze   Trans-Pennine Trail part 2.  Aintree to Southport.  18 miles   Three walkers and Jan the dog set off from Aintree Train Station at 09.30hrs after a breakfast/drink at Toby Carvery…

A Walk from Whalley

        Walk Leader:            Jaqueline Peaks Number on walk:      11 Distance:                  16.5 miles Weather:                  Showers and sunny intervals   The early morning rain had eased by the time the group set off. We had a stiff climb out of Whalley to the top of the Nab and on…

Around Ribchester

  Walk Leader: Andrew Webster Number on walk: 12 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Rainy in the morning but brighter in the afternoon   There were 12 walkers including me who met at the carpark in Ribchester, the walk followed the Ribble Way to Hurst Green where we stopped for lunch, just as the rain…

Scout Scar and Kendal

Walk Leader: Jane Anthony / Ann Holden Number Walking: 10 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Blustery showers but nowhere near as bad as the forecast, or the heavy rain on the journey there Walk Summary Tuesday Social Walk.   Circular walk commencing from Nannypie Lane, near the Strickland Arms.    After…

GM Ringway Day 3 re run

Walk Leader: Stephen martin Number on walk: 7 Distance: 24 miles Weather: Cool windy but dry   GM Ringway Day 3 Re Run (24 Miles) On a cool, windy, but dry day, seven walkers set off from near Jackson's Brickworks car park, Middlewood at 08.00hrs.  We headed down Ladybrook Valley and across the…

Darwen Moor, Abbey Village & Tockholes

  Walk Leader: John Clarke   Number Walking: 13   Distance: 13 miles   Weather: Thick cloud    Walk Summary Longer Tuesday Walk.   Circular walk commencing from The Royal Public house Tockholes.    The distance of the walk was reduced from the original intended 15 miles as a final route recce on…

Skipton Walk

  Walk Leader: Sue Keyburn   Number on walk: 12   Distance: 11.5   Weather: Warm and dry   12 members plus one dog started the walk from the Coach Street Car Park in the centre of Skipton. It was my first walk leading for the LDWA and I was pleased with the turnout considering the location of the…

3 Peaks of Yorkshire

    Walk Leader: Ian France Number on walk: 8 Distance: 24.5 miles Weather: Mist, low cloud and sunshine   3 Peaks of Yorkshire 3rd September 20238 (plus a lovely dog) started and 8 (plus lovely dog) finished, all well within the 12 hours required to become members of the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire club.…

GM Ringway Day 9

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 4 Distance: 19 miles Weather: Sunny   Day 9Irlam to Sale Water Park 19 miles 230ft AscentStart - off road carpark W3W whiplash.boxer.wiresEnd - Sale water park W3W speeds.sparks.focal The final leg of the Greater Manchester Ringway. Four walkers set off…

12 of the Bowland 1500s - 26th August

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 3 Distance – 29 miles Weather – Improved as the day went on and only wore waterproofs once and for a brief time at that. This walk is based upon the Bowland Fell Runners, "Bowland 1500" race. That unfortunately is 40 miles + so…

GM Ringway Day 8

  Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 4 Distance: 20 miles Weather: Cloudy but dry   Day 8 Wigan to Irlam For our day 8 of the Ringway four members set off on a cloudy but otherwise dry day from Wigan at 8.30am. Initially taking the Leeds Liverpool canal we veered off around the back…

Standish Way Walk

  Walk Leaders: Christine and Andrea Number on the walk: 14 Distance: 14 miles Weather: mainly dry     Starting off outside the Charnley arms pub on Arbour lane in Standish, 13 (lucky for some) of us set out with with cheer. Today's walk was based on a booklet called "The Standish Way"... following…

GM Ringway Day 7

  Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number walking: 4 Distance: 24 miles Weather: Partially sunny   Day 7 Bromley Cross to Wigan 24 Miles (2330ft Ascent) Start - Off road parking Chapletown Road W3W agent.text.waddled End - On road parking on Church St opp St. James Centre Church W3W river.nasal.mutual…

Smithhills Hidden Reservoir

Walk Leader: Gaynor Wilkinson Number on walk: 20 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Bright   What a fabulous walk!! After a wet couple of days, the weather decided to be on our side, and not a single raindrop was seen. Twenty walkers in total set off from Moss Bank Car Park, Smithills, Bolton heading…

GM Ringway Day 6

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 4 Distance: 23 miles Weather: Dry warm day   GM Ringway Day 6 (23 Miles) Norden to Bromley Cross 3,556 feet Ascent On a dry warm day four of us set off at 8.50am from Norden, walking up the Norden Valley passed the chain of reservoirs to Knowl Moor…

Leyland

  Walk Leader:  Terry Pilkington Number on walk: 24 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Beautiful sunny day   The walk today was from Terry & Clare's bungalow in Leyland Lancashire, on a beautiful and sunny dry day, perfect for walking.   24 members and 1 dog were raring to go after signing in and looking…

Slaidburn

    Walk Leaders: Steve & Clare Number on walk: 5 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Showers   Absent the moral of Enid Blyton famous five” always be ready for adventure”, five of us set off with trepidation not knowing how wet the day would be or whether Storm Antoni would have us praying to…

GM Ringway Day 5

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 5 Distance: 23 miles Weather: Warm & dry day   Day 5Newhey to Norden 23 miles (2869ft Ascent) Leaving a car at the free carpark in Norden (W3W laminated.factory.traded) we travelled the 20 or so minutes to the start at Newhey (The Cedar Tree pub, Haugh…

Yorkshire Again - 1st August

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 7 Distance – 14 miles Weather – Wet and cloudy for much of the day with a sunny finish! The weather was poor again with rain at the start, but the forecast was for it to clear later in the day. With the hope that this might be…

Farleton Fell

    Walk Leaders:       Doreen & Gareth Number:                10 Distance:               16.8 miles Weather:               Dry, quite windy at times Driving along the M6 with the rain chucking it down it seemed like we were in for another soggy day but the weather gods looked down favourably on us…

GM Ringway Day 4

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 3 Distance: 24 miles Weather: Rain clearing as the day went on. Day 4Broadbottom to Newhey 24 miles. (3490ft Ascent) After leaving a car at the Cedar Tree pub at Haugh Fold, Newhey we drove 45mins to Broadbottom where, at 8.45am three of us set off on a…

Thieveley Thriller

    Walk Leaders: Ken & Jenny WylesNumber on Walk: 21Distance: 11 milesWeather: Dry, pleasantly warm at times. A large group of 21 turned out for this 11 mile walk from Hurstwood, south of Burnley. A reasonably challenging route incorporating 2000ft of climbing. The route took us past Hurstwood…

GM Ringway Day 3

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 3 Distance: 25 miles Weather: Sunshine   Three of us left Jackson's Brickwords car park at 08.40hrs. A little cool to start with the odd spot of rain. After 1.5 miles we were in Lyme Park where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of…

Stones & Back

Walk Leader: Ian Number on walk: 10 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Afternoon rain which cleared   We set off through Oldfield and West House Farm before dropping down to Long Bridge which is a grade 2 listed building. We then climbed up to Haworth, home to the famous Bronte sisters. We walked down…

Above Todmorden

  Walk Leader: Steve Clark    Number on walk: 4    Distance: 21 miles with circa 4000 ft ascent   Weather: Around 15C, windy in places.  In afternoon, heavy but brief downpours.    The idea behind the route for today was to execute a complete circuit above Todmorden, gaining views of the town from…

GM Ringway Day 2

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 4 Distance: 21 miles Weather: Warm & dry Nice warm and dry day, four set off from Sale Water Park (Cafe and WC) around 08.30hrs after leaving a car at the end of the walk at Jackson's Brickworks car park. (Ample free Parking at both ends). Following a…

Overton, Sunderland Point, Sambo's Grave and Bazil Point

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number on Walk: 18, with 2 dogs Weather: Blustery and warm with sunny spells Distance: 8.5 miles We started out along the tidal road from The Globe, Overton, with muddy estuary channels to left and right; quite an eerie feeling to think that the road is covered twice daily…

GM Ringway Day 1

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 4 Distance: 17 miles Weather: Sunny Four members started off at Sale Water Park on a dry, warm day.  Free parking and for those who wish to take public transport there is a tram stop adjacent.  There is a cafe on site that opens at 08.30 and toilet…

Haigh Ho Haigh Ho walk

Walk Leader; Andrea Foster Number on walk: 12 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Sunshine   10 of us set off from the car park in Mill Lane, Aspull. Doreen and Gareth joined us on route in Borsdane woods as previously arranged and then there were 12.  So sorry to the 3 people who I found out later we had…

Longridge, Ribchester Dutton Circular

Walk Leader: Jacqueline Number on walk: 13 Distance: 11.7miles Weather: Rain   Longridge, Ribchester, Dutton circular walk – 11.7.miles  LEFT down side of St Lawrence's church. End of lane turn LEFT (private lane).At corner go straight across into field and follow hedge on LEFT. Cross…

Yorkshire and Back - The Short Version 20th June

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 9 Distance – 11 miles shortened to 8 miles Weather – Wet! The title and aim was to walk over into Yorkshire from the starting point of the village of Hurstwood near Burnley but ironically we never made it as I will explain. The…

Bowland Blowout

    Walk Leaders:            Ken & Jenny Wyles Number on Walk:       8 Distance:                     14.5 miles Weather:                   Hot but nice breeze on the tops                     This was a circular walk from Dunsop Bridge. It was quite hilly, but it was a clear day which gave fine…

Sawley, Gisburn, Twiston & Downham

Walk Leaders: Gaynor Wilkinson and John Clarke. Number of walkers: 14. Distance: 15 Miles. Weather: Very hot and sunny.    The walk commenced in the lovely Ribble Valley hamlet of Sawley. It initially made its way north east through farmland located to the south of the river Ribble before…

Todmorden Centenary Way part 1

    Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 13 Distance: 12 miles Weather: Cloudy  We climbed out of Todmorden up to Whirlaw Stones where we joined the Todmorden Centenary Way which we followed to Stoodley Pike Monument. We stopped here for lunch as there was shelter from the breeze which was now…

Comedy Way part two- Arnside to (Eric) Morecambe

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number of walkers: 13 Distance: 18.6 miles Weather: Sunshine 13 walkers convened under a clear blue sky at 8.15am by the Eric Morecambe statue on Morecambe Prom to await the arrival of the 8.30am minibus to transport us to the start of the walk at Arnside Railway Station.…

Tockholes

Walk leader:  John Clarke Number walking:  17 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Sunshine with light breeze   The walk commenced at 10am from the public car park by the Royal Public house in Tockholes. From leaving the start point the group immediately entered Roddlesworth Woods and followed the path down…

Brindle

Walk Leaders: Karen & Ian Number on walk: 17 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Sunshine We set off dropping down to the canal at Withnell Fold. We followed the canal for a short while before taking the path under the Aqueduct to Higher Wheelton. We then crossed fields coming out on Briers Brow. Turning…

Around Borrowdale

      Walk leader:  Robb Radford Number on walk : 6 inc leader Distance:  13 miles Ascent : 2000ft Weather : Warm ,dry and light breeze   Walk commenced from car park off A685 south of Tebay village.Good day for walking as ground conditions were fine and weather was good.The route from the car park…

Abbey Village 16th May

  Walk leader - John Titterington Distance - 7 miles Number on walk - 18 - including a guest appearance by Geoff Greenwood. Weather - fine but cool, particularly on the higher points of the walk.   The walk started from outside the Hare & Hounds opposite Dole Lane, Abbey Village. We walked past…

Comedy Way Day 1 - Ulverston to Grange over Sands

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number of walkers: 10 Distance: 16.5 miles Weather: Sunshine       9 walkers met on a dull morning by Grange over Sands railway station to await the X6 bus to take us to Ulverston. Mixed attire; Caroline and Manny in full cover (with waterproofs) after de-icing their car…

Crummackdale/Inlebrough from Clapham, May 9th

Walk Leader - Nick Spencer Number on walk - 12 Distance - 12.5 miles Weather - brighten up as the day progressed with lovely sunshine by the end of the day but the summit of Ingleborough was in cloud. The route followed Thwaite Lane out of Clapham, cutting under Robin Proctor's Scar and via Nappa…

2 trigs and a monument May 2nd

Walk leaders:         Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:    17 Distance:              10.2 miles Weather:              Dry but cloudy We did what was set out in the programme, first of all visiting Compston's Cross, erected in 1902 and near to the site of two ancient crosses ( no longer there) which…

Calder Vale Circular Tuesday 25th April

       Walk Leader:  Ann Holden Number on Walk: 21 and 2 well-behaved dogs on leads Distance: 10 miles with 1500 feet of ascent Weather: Perfect walking temperature – sunny, with a cool breeze. We convened at Calder Vale Country Club, where Ann had checked that we were OK to park. It's worth…

Hornby 18th April

    Walk Leader:          Jaqueline Peaks Number on walk:     17 Distance:                12 miles Weather:                Dry and sunny   What a lovely morning, blue sky, sunshine and a light breeze.  Perfect walking weather. The walk started in the village of Hornby with its castle and church…

A Wonderful Walk on Wirral - 15.4.23

Leader – Kate Hughes Number on walk – 17 from both West Lancs and Merseystride plus four guests Miles – 17 Weather – Glorious And as it turned out, it was just that, supported by the most beautiful sunny, warm early Spring day. Starting at Hoylake Station, we went to the…

Pen Walk

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 17 Distance: 11.5 miles Weather: Sunshine We set off heading for High Casterton crossing the Roman Road and on past Brindloss Farm up to the old drovers road.  Along this road Andy Goldsworthy, the English sculptor, created in 1996 sixteen small folds and…

Coniston Moor & New Pasture Edge

     Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on the walk: 10 Distance: 15.5 miles Weather: No rain but cloudy and cold We set off from Grassington following the Dales Way north. On reaching Scot Gate Lane we turned east following Conistone Turf Road up to our first trigpoint of the day, Conistone Moor, at…

Scorton April 4th 2023

  Walk Leaders:       Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:   23+ 3 dogs Distance:               13.7 miles Weather:                Dry & sunny   Leaving the car park on what promised to be a good day weatherwise we made our way through Scorton on the Wyre Way, through Woodacre Great Wood where we left…

Newton in Bowland & Slaidburn

    Walk Leader – Rob Lowe Number on walk – 10 Distance – 14 miles Weather – Wet   Ten walkers set off from the car park at Newton in light rain, which was to continue throughout the walk, contributing to the already wet conditions underfoot. We crossed the fields to…

Three Reservoirs, Two Towers, One Cross - 21st March

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 17 Distance – 14 miles Weather – Generally cloudy and overcast with some blustery showers!     The walk began at the first reservoir, the Turton and Entwistle to give its full name. There is then a short climb to our first trig…

Chatburn & Downham

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number of walkers: 12 Distance: 9 miles Weather: Snow showers From the start point the A59 was immediately crossed and the group took the path by the side of Smithies Brook, which had previously formed the old pre 1974 county boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire. As…

FLAT LANES & PATHS AROUND SEFTON

  Walk Leader: Steve Martin Number of walkers: 13 Distance: 10.5 miles Weather: Blue skies with no cloud.   Thirteen adults, including one guest, and a baby set off from McDonalds at Aintree retail park on what must have been the best day of the year so far.  Glorious blue skies with very little…

Milnthorpe Meander

    Walk Leader: Ian France Number on the walk: 12 Distance: 19 miles Weather: Good Twelve walkers attended this walk which followed the (19 mile, 2,000ft ascent) route of the Milnthorpe Meander. It was walked in a clockwise direction, taking in the sights of Arnside Tower, Hazelslack Tower,…

Sunday 26th Feb

  Walk Leader: John Clarke Number of walkers: 12 Distance: 13.8 miles Weather: Warm sunshine   This walk commenced and ended on Whinns Lane, Wheelton.  From the start point the group dropped down onto the tow path of the Leeds to Liverpool canal. This particularly attractive section of the canal…

Healey Nab and reservoirs

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number of walkers: 8 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Dry   This walk started and finished on Higher House Lane, Heapey, Chorley, close to the junction with Heapey Road. From the start point the route ran alongside numbers one, two and three Heapey Lodges to Coppice Lane. This…

Tuesday 14th Feb

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number walking: 18 Distance: 13.4 Miles Weather: Dry and sunny apart from one very brief shower around 11am.   The walk commenced close to the historic Hob Inn pub on Church Road with input from the walk leader about the pubs central role in what became known as the Battle…

Brock Valley

Leader:- Sue Fagg No on walk:- 21 Distance:-  10miles Weather:- Dry but cloudy   After an unfortunate error by the leader going briefly in the wrong direction down the A6 the group crossed over the canal and walked north. The A6 was crossed again by Barton Grange to follow the river Brock where…

Winter Hill

Walk Leader: Steve Clark Number on walk: 10 Distance: 11.25 miles Weather: Mainly dry with outbreaks of sunshine   We met at Moss Bank Park, 10 people and 3 dogs.  A rain shower in the car park had some of us putting on overtrousers only to strip them off within the first mile.  The rest of the day…

Anglezarke Amble second Recce

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 12  Distance: 14.5 miles Weather: Cloud mist but no rain From Crookfield Road we followed the Amble route up to Great Hill. As the stretch from White Coppice to Rivington had been previously checked we decided to leave the Amble route here and walk along…

Nicky Nook via Barnacre Church and Grizedale Bridge

Walk Leader: Jane Anthony, backmarker Ann Holden No of walkers: 24 plus 4 dogs Length: 10 miles Weather: Grey with a little drizzle, clearing a bit in the afternoon   After assembling a larger than usual party for the group photo (including a visitor from Brighton en route to the Lakes), we set off…

DINCKLEY, RIBBLE WAY, RIBCHESTER

    Walk Leaders: Tom & Ady. Distance:  14.5 mile Number on walk: 6 Weather: Dry sunny We met at Marles wood and followed the ribble to dinkley Bridge in the morning mist. We could hardly  see the river me tom steven john steven and our mate rick. We crossed the river and followed  the Ribble …

Anglezarke Amble first recce

Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 6 Distance: 15 miles Weather: No rain and mostly sunny   The rain we have been having all week stopped just as we arrived at the car park and it remained dry with sunny spells all day. From the car park we followed the Witton Weavers Way to Charlie's Pole…

10th January - A Witton Wander

Tuesday 10 January 2023   A Witton Wander Walk Leader - Neil Harwood Number on walk - 11 Distance - scheduled to be 11 miles but shortened to around 7 miles Weather -WET. There is not much to report about this walk as the winter gave us everything it could! It was wet and rained for most of the…

Along the Yarrow

Walk Leaders: Kate & Mike Motley Number on walk: 14 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Mild with very little rain We left Eccleston joining the river Yarrow path which we followed to the M6. We then headed north to cross a footbridge over the motorway. We then followed Ransnap Brook through a wood into…

New Years Day Walk

Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on the walk: 24 including 2 guests who hopefully will be joining us again Distance: 8 miles Weather: Sunny with no rain I couldn't believe the turnout when the weather had been so bad. The rain had only just stopped when we arrived, the sky had just changed from manky…

Lune to Lancaster Social Walk

  Walk Leader: John Brewer (standing in for Jane Anthony) Number on walk: 15 & 2 dogs Distance: 9.5 miles Weather: Warm for the time of year (especially after the recent sub-zero temperatures) with some sunshine in the afternoon.   The walk was attended by 15 walkers (10 men, 5 women) and 2 dogs.…

Glasson Dock

Walk Leader: Andy Webster Number on walk: 9 walkers and 1 dog Distance: 10 miles Weather: Very chilly but dry sunny morning We headed north along the Lancashire Coastal Way to just outside Lancaster then across the fields to pick up the Lancaster canal at Aldcliffe, then back to Glasson Dock along…

Sabden

Walk Leader: Glyn Watson Number on walk: 2 Distance: 12 miles Weather: Cold Misty and Foggy   Only 2 walkers for this walk. It was a foggy and cold morning with flurries of snow. As part of the route had thawed and muddy a diversion was taken that reduced the mileage from the original 14 to 12.…

Warton Crag

    Walk Leader: Andy Webster Number on walk: 13 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Cold but sunny   There where 13 walkers and 1 dog and we started at 09:30, on a very cold but sunny almost cloudless sky who set off, going over Warton Crag towards Yealand Storrs then on to Hawes Water and then to…

Chipping to Whitewell Circular

  Walk Leader: Pam Farmer & Ann Holden Number on walk: 22 Distance: 9 miles Weather: Fog    Twentytwo people and three dogs attended the Chipping to Whitewell circular walk on 29th November.  The walk was led by Pam Farmer and Ann Holden and consisted of 8.7 miles starting from Chipping car park…

Hoghton Circular

Walk Leaders: Karen & Ian Number on walk: 17 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Blue sky with no rain   From Brindle we set off across very wet and muddy fields to join the Leeds Liverpool canal which we followed for a short while before cutting up through a timber yard coming out on the A675 at Rilet…

Adlington, Nov 12th 2022

Walk leaders:         Doreen &   Gareth         Number on walk:     7 Distance:               15 miles Weather:               Dry and sunny   It was a beautiful autumn morning when we set off from Adlington using, first of all, the canal, before dropping down through Arley woods and walking round…

A Wuthering Hike

Walk Leaders:            Ken & Jenny Wyles Number on Walk:        8 Distance:                     14 miles Weather:                     Mainly dry, bit of drizzle, occasionally windy                        This was a 14 mile jaunt around Bronte country, starting at the large free car park on…

Irlam Heritage Walk

  Walk Leader: Andrea Foster Number on the walk: 9 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Dry and bright to start getting wet later Parking at Irlam Leisure Centre we set off through Prince's Park following the path alongside the original old river Irlwell. We paused at the Boat House Inn to look at the…

Foulridge, Weets Hill and Highford Circular

Tuesday 25 October 2022 Social Walk – Foulridge, Weets Hill and Higherford Circular. Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 13 Distance – 11 miles Weather – Some cloud but mainly sunny . A lovely autumn day. The walk began at the old Wharfe at the northern…

Hebden Bridge

Walk Leader: Jean Bobker Number on walk: 5 Distance: 10.7 miles Weather: heavy rain until after lunch After meeting at Hebden station we set off through the village to make our way,passing the Blue Pig social club, to Midgehole. Continuing through woodland and following close to Hebden Water we…

Littledale and the Three Chairs of Cougha

  Walk Leader:       Sue Fagg Number on Walk:   11 Distance:   10.2 miles 1700ft of ascent Weather:   A sunny still day A perfect day for walking and enjoying views of the surrounding area in this quiet area of Lancashire.  The group set off from Rigg Lane car park walking below Clougha on a clear…

Ribble Valley Walk

  Walk Leader:       Jaqueline Peaks Number on Walk:   9 Distance:   18 miles Weather:   Mild and cloudy Due to the majority of our walkers being caught up in heavy traffic our usual prompt start was delayed.  So half an hour late a group of 9 set off from Edisford Bridge along the Ribble Way. The…

Beacon Bash

  Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Distance: 21 miles Number on walk: 3   Weather: Sunny and warm The full Beacon Bash started at 8am on the car park at Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Upholland WN8 7RU.  In Attendance there where two LDWA members and myself. The weather was sunny and warm for the…

Boulesworth Breezer

  Walk Leader: Ken Wyles Number on walk: 8 + 1 dog Distance: 11 miles Weather: Windy with rain near the end   The BBC weather forecast promised a monsoon, so I was surprised to see as many as seven other people turn up for this walk. Luckily, we managed to body swerve the worst of the weather and…

Walker Fold, Sept 27th

Walk leader:            Doreen & Gareth                         Number on walk:     21 + 1 baby and 3 dogs Distance:                 11 miles  Weather:                Sunny but a bit cool   Leaving the car park we made our way along Burnt Edge before dropping down to Georges Lane. We continued…

Todmorden- Inchfield Moor & Bridestones

Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 10 Distance: 16 miles Weather: Bright start becoming cloudy and colder later in the day   It was such a delight to see cars arriving with East Lancs and West Yorkshire members who made for a fine bunch of cheerful walkers. We set off by joining the Rochdale…

Pen y Ghent

  Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 4 Distance: 12 miles Weather: Dull and misty for first half, sunshine for the second. The walk commenced in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Stainforth. On leaving the village the route took the group north across initially steeply rising farm land…

Aintree - Liverpool Loop Line

    Walk Leader: Steve Martin Number on walk:  12 Distance: 10.5 miles Weather: Sunny spells Ample parking at Aintree train Station or across the road at the Toby Carvery pub where all you can eat Breakfast costs £5.49 drinks are extra. Served from 8am. This is where some of the 11 attendees…

Staveley 8th September

Walk Leader: Peter Lang Number on walk: 4 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Fine   Sallows and Sour Howes from Staveley    The walk started at 9.00am from our meeting point in the short section of dead end road, just off the top end of Danes Road, close to its junction with the A591, in Staveley…

Knott End Circular

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number on walk: 21 plus 2 dogs Distance: 10.0 miles with 162ft of ascent Weather: Damp, then breezy and sunny spells.   We assembled on the free carpark near Knott End ferry and golf club on a humid, overcast morning. Just as we were about to set off at 10am, David…

Winter Hill 30th August

Walk Leader: Gaynor Wilkinson Distance: 11.3 miles Number on walk: 22 Weather: What a gorgeous day for walking and so thought 22 LDWA members.   First, we took advantage of the free car parking facilities on Walker Fold Car Park, Bolton BL1 7PT, and then proceeded to follow the fabulous gravel…

A View of Nelson

  Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 11 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Sunny We set off from Quarry Hill passing through Scholefield Farm on our way to our first trig point, Marsden Heights, where we took a group photo. It was then across to join the Pendle Way which we followed for a short…

Slaidburn

    Walk Leader: Clare & Stephen McNeil Number on walk: 11 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Sunshine in the afternoon   Circular walk from Slaidburn via Dunsop Fell,Whitendale, Middle Knoll, Dunsop Bridge, Newton. Weather surprisingly good despite poor forecast.Sunshine in the afternoon. Clouds blown…

A Whitbarrow Walk

Walk Leader: Ian France Number on walk: 14 Distance: 10 miles Weather: After a few days of extreme heat the weather today was just right   Karen and I arrived at 9:35 and I was suprised and pleased to see a large turn out, there were 14 in the group. The names and numbers were collected and then we…

Lad Law August 9th

Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 19 Distance – 10 miles Weather – Beautiful, sunshine and blue skies all day. At 25 C possibly too hot! The route begins with a walk through Ball Grove Nature Reserve along Colne Waters to the village of Laneshaw Bridge. We then…

A Bit of Mining History- Ashton in Makerfield

Walk Leader: Andrea Foster Number on walk: 17 Distance: 11.5 miles Weather: No rain! Cloud clearing as the day went on.   17 of us met by the lake at the Three Sisters nature reserve. I had feared it would be 'just me' standing there with no friends, as the rain was quite heavy first thing. There…

Yorkshire and Back 31.7.22

Sunday 31 July 2022            JOINT WALK WITH EAST LANCS – YORKSHIRE AND BACK Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 11 Distance – 22 miles Weather –miserable dank day in East Lancashire. In the clouds to begin with, but it improved hour by hour and we had full…

Beacon Bash part 2 (Beacon Bosh)

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 18 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Sunny   The second part of the two part Beacon Bash started at 10am on the car park at Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Upholland  WN8 7RU.  In Attendance there where eighteen LDWA members and three dogs. The walk started…

Gargrave July 16th

Walk leaders:           Doreen & Gareth Number:                   13 Distance:                  16.7 miles Weather:                  Hot & Sunny  We left Gargrave going through Gambers wood and passing St. Helens Well and Friars Head to Winterburn reservoir. We then started the long but steady…

Harrock Hill

    Walk Leaders: Kate & Mike Number on walk: 19 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Sunny   Photos can be seen 'here'                        

Beacon Bash Part 1

  Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 20 Distance: 12.5 miles Weather: Sunny and dry   The first part of the two part Beacon Bash started at 10am on the car park at Bramble Lane, Parbold WN8 7HZ.  There where nineteen LDWA members and one guest who attended. They day started with a light…

Warton Crag 28th June

Walk Leader: Jane Anthony Number on walk: 12 plus 2 dogs Distance: 11.3 miles Weather: Overcast and breezy at times but the forecast rain didn't really materialise and we finished dry The walk started from Warton Cragg quarry car park where a wide range of wild flowers were seen including 3…

That's Lyth Anytime - Whitbarrow, Cunswick and Scout Scar

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number on walk: 5 plus 1 dog Distance: 19.1 miles with 2355ft of ascent Weather: Hot, Hotter, Blazing, Boiling, Sweltering!   5 walkers plus 1 dog, Tilly, finally convened near(ish – ahem, Wendy and Andy!) the Gilpin Bridge Inn, Levens just off the A590 at 9am on an…

Crookfield June 21st 2022

Walk Leaders:       Doreen & Gareth Number on walk:     16 Distance:                10 miles Weather:                Hot & Sunny   After meeting at Crookfield car park we set off through Hollinshead Hall and up Cartridge Hill before descending to New Barn farm. We then climbed the path up Stepback…

50th Anniversary walk 4- Chipping to Hurst Green

Walk Leader: Ian Number on walk: 22 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Dry with cold wind becoming warmer after lunch   The bus dropped us off at the pretty village of Chipping where the first group photo of the day was taken. To keep us together as a group I appointed Robb as my number 2, whose…

50th Anniversary 50 mile Lancashire Way walk

Saturday 18 June 2022       LDWA 50th ANNIVERSARY WALK – The Full Fifty   Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 7 Distance – 51 miles Weather – A bit of everything except no rain, which was a real blessing. And not too hot too. The day began at 6am in attempt to…

50th Anniversary walk 3- Newton in Bowland to Chipping via Dunsop Bridge, Langden Brook and Fair Snape Fell

    Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 16 Distance – 14.5 miles Weather – A little overcast to begin with but improved as the day went on with brilliant sunshine and blue skies by the end.   The day began with the usual coach journey from Chipping to…

50th Anniversary walk 2- Downham to Newton in Bowland via Sawley, Grindleton & Slaidburn

Walk Leader: Neil Harwood Number on walk: 22 Distance: 12.0 miles Weather: A beautifully warm and sunny day to begin with but clouding over from mid-day onwards but still very pleasant especially on the climbs! From the car park in Newton we took the coach to the start of the day in the lovely…

50th Anniversary walk- Hurst Green to Downham via Whalley & Pendle Hill

Tuesday 31 May 2022         LDWA 50th ANNIVERSARY WALK DAY 1     Walk Leader – Neil Harwood Number on walk – 18 Distance – 13.5 miles Weather – some sunny spells but largely overcast and some heavy and prolonged downpours including hail.   From the meeting point in Downham…

'Ast sin me dad?

Walk leader:           Jean Bobker Number on walk:     7 then 8 Distance:                14.25 miles Weather:                Dry but quite windy 'Ast sin me dad? On December 21st 1910 there would have been many families asking that question. On that date, at 7.50 am there was a terrible explosion…

Round Loaf 17th May

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 8 Distance: 14.2 miles Weather: Dry and warm, though quite windy on the exposed sections on Great Hill The walk commenced on Blackburn Road in the center of Wheelton village in the area of the old police station. A path was then taken from Blackburn Road…

Huncoat Trail

Walk Leader :       David Whittaker Number on walk:   8 Distance:              8.3 miles Weather:             Dry and sunny Eight walkers set off from opposite Huncoat railway station in very pleasant weather for an 8.3 mile walk through Hameldon Woods, Hameldon Scouts (disused stone workings),…

Nicky Nook Circular

Walk Leader: Ann Holden Number on walk: 10/13/14/13/10, 2 dogs (extremely well behaved) Distance: 10.9 miles Weather: Cool, drizzly, warm, sultry!   10 of us gathered in Woodfold Lane, just next to the A6 with a showery weather forecast ahead of us. We made our way through Claylands caravan park…

Beacon Fell & Bleasdale 26th April

    Walk Leader: Jane Anthony (on behalf of Sue Fagg who was not available) Number on walk: 11 plus 4 dogs Distance: 10.4 miles Weather: Sunny but quite cool – perfect walking weather   11 of us set out from the main car park on Beacon Fell crossing the country park to descend (steeply) down…

Shard Bridge 19th April

Walk Leader: Andy Webster Number on walk: 5 walkers and 3 dogs Distance: 17 miles Weather: Perfect walking weather   We met at the Shard Bridge Hotel, 5 walkers and 3 dogs on what promised to be very nice day. After crossing Shard Bridge we turned right to follow the south bank of the river Wyre,…

Conder Green

Walk Leader:       Gaynors first lead walk Number on walk: 18 members took part Distance:             11 miles Weather:             Fine drizzle which cleared later   We commenced from the start accompanied with a little fine drizzle at 10 a.m. The group followed the old disused railway into…

White Coppice

Walk Leader: Brian Number on walk: 18 Distance: 10 miles Weather: cloudy & dull   The walk started from White Coppice following the Goit to Brinscall, continuing in the same direction on to the Railway Park and Withnell Nature Reserve Nature Trail. On reaching Abbey village we U turned making our…

Scout Scar

Walk Leaders:      Ken & Jenny Wyles Number on Walk: 18 Distance:               12 miles Weather:               Sunny in the morning, turning cloudy    This walk started at the Strickland Arms, just outside the entrance to Sizergh Castle. The route took us through the castle grounds, up to…

Settle

Walk leaders:         Doreen and Gareth Number on walk:     13 Distance:                15 miles Weather:               Warm and sunny The walk started from Settle railway station with the sun already out and the promise of a good day ahead. After the initial climb up to Giggleswick Scar we…

Thornton In Craven

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 20 Distance: 15 Miles Weather: Sunny The walk commenced from St Mary's Church on Church Road, Thornton in Craven. 902 484. The group consisting of 20 walkers made their way from the church into the village of Thornton in Craven, where they picked up The…

Downham and the river Ribble

  Walk leader: Rob Lowe Number on walk: 18 Distance: 11 miles Weather: Cool but dry with sunny periods and a light wind.   The route left Downham in the direction of Pendle Hill, up to Lane Head. It then veered off towards Twiston, and then on to Twiston Mill. From there the route went to Downham…

Bottoms Up

Walk Leader: Peter Smith Number on walk: 4 Distance: 18 miles Weather: Sunny and dry   John, Sue, Jackie & Alf at Wainwrights View   A mass of Snowdrops at Houghton Tower.     A nice sunny bank.   Lunch stop at Mellor.   Witton Park Woods.   Pendle Pete taking part...                        …

Sabden

      Walk Leaders: Glyn & Julie   Number on walk: 21 Walkers / 4 Dogs   Distance: 10 Miles   Weather: Full Sun & Light Wind ; a nice day   Before starting cakes / biscuits and crisps were handed out ( excess Amble food ).   At 10am we set off from Sabden for a steady climb to the Nick Path. Once…

Tockholes, Great Hill & Winter Hill

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number on walk: 6 Distance: 14 miles Weather: Sunshine   Six hardy souls suitably equipped with factor fifty sun cream, hats and sunglasses braved the relentless beating sun to take part in the walk which commenced with a thankfully shaded section down through Roddlesworth…

Sawley 22nd Feb

Walk Leader: Gaz Taylor Number on walk: 10 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Good despite recent storms 10 walkers set off from Sawley, Near Clitheroe, on a very flat circular walk across open farmland near the river Ribble. It was as expected very muddy. 4 brave men from the group rescued a sheep that…

The Kingfisher Walk Tuesday 15th Feb

Walk Leader: Hilary Bell Number on walk: 14 Distance: 12miles Weather: Dry, mild, no rain and no wind The weather was perfect for the 14 people and 4 dogs on the 12mile walk from Dole Lane Abbey Village starting at 10.00hrs. Usually when this route is walked a kingfisher is seen on the Leeds and…

Four Moors Circular 8th February

Leader: Pete Lang Number on walk: 10 Distance: 17 miles Weather: Awful! 10 members took part in the walk, 9 of whom met in the car park at the start. The weather forecast for the day was pretty grim and didn't disappoint with light drizzle starting almost immediately as we set off. The route took…

Anyone For Cheese Tuesday 1st Feb

Leader:- Sue Fagg No on walk:- 16 Distance:-  10miles Weather:- Dry but mainly cloudy   The walk started directly opposite Sandham's Cheese founded in 1929. This site is unusual in producing smoked cheese and also smoking cheese for others. Continuing over farmland crossing the M6 and further…

Old Betts 25th January

  Walk Leaders: Tom & Andy Number on walk: 7 Distance: 13 miles Weather: Misty all day with no views   We set off over scout Moor wind farm but couldn't see the turbines on up to higher hill on good paths. Then onto Rossendale Way to Waughs well still no views through to Cragg quarries  and Top of…

Earby, Lothersdale, Pinhaw Beacon

Walk Leader: Paul & JanetConnor Number on walk: 14 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Perfect weather conditions for January - bright, crisp, sunny day We started from the footpath 100 yards along Barnwood Road, grid ref SD 90848 46217 where there was plenty of street parking nearby. We headed to Moor…

Beetham to the coast and back 15th Jan

Walk Leader: Glyn & Julie Number on walk: 16 Walkers / 2 Dogs   Distance: 15 miles   Weather: Sunny Intervals ; a nice day   Starting at 9am from Heron Mill the route was to the Fairy Steps, on  to Middlewood and to the south of Silverdale where we had a short break. The group then tracked the…

Walk and Remount 11th Jan

Walk Leader: Stephen Martin Number on walk: 17 Distance: 9 miles Weather: Bright blue sunny sky   The 9 mile walk started at the entrance to Lathom House estate blessed by a light wind and sunshine.  A short walk up the private drive brought a view of the west wing of Lathom House, the only…

Brindle to Solomon's Temple 4th Jan 2022

    Walk Leader: Ian Wardle Number on walk: 13 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Clear bright blue sky though very cold From Brindle we past Lady Hall Farm on our way down to the canal at Withnell Fold. We then followed the path around the hall leading to Ollerton Fold which we past through before…

New Year's Day Walk 2022

Walk Leader: John Titterington                                                                  Number on walk: 16 Distance: 7 miles Weather: Very warm for the time of year. We set off from the Hare and Hounds pub initially on the Witton Weavers Way which we soon left to make our way up to…

Rivington 14th December

Walk Leader: John Clarke Number walking: 20 Distance: 10.5 Miles Time: 5 hrs 20 minutes Walk start and finish point Great House Barn, Rivington Lane, Rivington. The first section of the walk was through Lever Park by the side of Rivington Lower Reservoir through to Rivington Castle where a short…

The first Kanter from 1998 - 5th December

Walk Leader: Neil Harwood Number of walkers: 13 Distance: 15 miles Weather: Cold and mainly overcast, with the occasional sunny spells. Thirteen hardy souls met in Waddington at 9am on a cold Sunday morning. Whilst it was overcast it was at least dry and not windy after the recent storm Arwen. We…

West Lancashire Plain 30th November 2021

Walk Leader: Neil Harwood Number on walk: 27 Distance: 10 miles Weather: Cloudy but dry No photos taken on the day but the two on this page are from the route in the summer   It was lovely to see so many familiar faces at the start of the walk including one relatively new member and several who I…

Wheelton Circular 16th November

  Walk leader: John Clarke Number walking: 22  Distance: 10.5 Miles Weather: Dry and at times sunny From the start point, Whins Lane Wheelton, the group joined the Leeds Liverpool canal and traveled towards Chorley eventually joining the Lancaster canal just past the beautiful flight of locks at…

Foulridge 9th November

  Walk leader:          Jean Bobker   Number on walk:    18   Distance:               10.5 miles   Weather:               Morning was dry, afternoon was very wet   On a dryish day (to start with) 17 walkers and 3 dogs set off on a 10.5 mile walk from Foulridge to pass Foulridge Lower Reservoir and…

Cinderbarrow 6th Nov

Walk Leader:  Doreen /Gareth Number:         8 Distance:        16 miles Weather:       Dry and mild in the morning, wet and windy in the afternoon With hopes of a dry day ahead we left the car park at Cinderbarrow making our way through Yealand Hall Allotments and Dollywood Lane to Gaitbarrows and…

Weets Hill and Leeds Liverpool canal

Walk leader: Rob Lowe Number on walk: 6 Distance: 13.5 miles Weather: Cool but dry with sunny periods and a light wind.   We set off from Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford along the Pendle Way. This took us through varied countryside and lanes to the top of Weets Hill, where we enjoyed a morning…

Walk to Bleasdale

Walk Leader:      Jaqueline Peaks Number on walk:   10 Distance:    17.5 miles Weather:    Very mild with early morning rain, then dry.   From Garstang the group headed south for an easy start along the Lancaster Canal, then taking to the fields we gradually curved to the east and on rising ground…

Saddle Fell and Fair Snape Fell

Walk Leader: Ken Wyles Number on Walk: 18 Distance 10.0 miles Weather: Drizzle & low mist in the morning. Dry & mild in the afternoon     18 hardy walkers, undeterred by the grim weather forecast, set off from the car park in Chipping. The first couple of miles were easy underfoot as we headed…

Dolphinholme, Harrisend Fell and Nicky Nook

Walk leader:  Sue Fagg Number on the walk: 14 Distance: 10.3 miles  Weather:  rain forecast but the drizzle dried up as the group set off and started again as we arrived at the cars.   The group left Scorton along the Wyre Way following the revised path under the motorway bridge and onto the…

Sedbergh 16th October

Leader - Nick Spencer Distance - 15.5 miles, 2,700' of ascent. Number of walkers - 5 Weather - Light rain at start, then dry.      From Sedbergh, walked up Howgill Lane, then path up to Winder and on to Arant Haw.  Descended via Bland and through Birkhow farm to rejoin Howgill Lane. Passed through…

Pendle Plod 5th October

Leader - Pete Lang Number on Walk - 3 Weather - Awful! NO PHOTO - Weather so poor!! The original route was 19 miles starting at 9am from the main car park in Barley. The car park in Barley is now a pay and display on an ANPR camera but still a very reasonable £3 for the day. The road outside is…

Hoddlesden, Sept 28th

  Walk Leader:         Jean Bobker Number on walk:    8 Distance:               10.2 miles Weather:              Mainly wet or very wet Jean had informed us that it would be best if we wore long trousers for this walk but, as it happened, it didn't matter as we were all togged up in full…

Coast, Crag & Canal

  Walk leader: Arthur Newton Number walking: 8 Distance: 19 Miles Weather: The weather was dry, cloudy with a little sun breaking through at the end of the walk. Start/ finish point. HestBank Shore Road   Eight walkers set-off promptly at 9.00am from HestBank shore along the Lancashire Coastal way…

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 From the center of…

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…

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 this. We…

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 descend in Sunnyhurst…

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 is…

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 the…

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 unvisited…

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 other…

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 a…

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 steep climb up to…

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 canalside…

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. Towards…

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 round…

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 on…

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, the…

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 refreshments after the…

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 motorway and along 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 steep climb…

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. Skirting round the outside…

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…

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 Hodder…

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 to the starting point within…

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 a senior moment we…

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 river Lune which…

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 time the 5 walkers…

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 ruins of an old mill next to Lumb…

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 Turton…

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 Roddlesworth woods,…

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 good and as we…

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 Strongstry and then…

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 War…

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 to bring back the…

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 time we got to…

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 itself  felt…

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 to…

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 hats and plenty of…

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 if it had stayed that…

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 1 hr 40 minutes of…

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 for a shorter version of…

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 park to the farm and making our way past…

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 Liverpool Canal, where we…

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 Dunsop Head and then…

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 despite showers being forecast   We set off from Hollins Lane straight across the…

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 Howgills…

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 Calf Top and return to Barbon.…

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 fish and chips... The…

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 to Hollins top and…

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 Bridge Railway…

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 Grubbins Wood, across to the…

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 temperate and…

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 Hollinshead Hall…

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 up the…

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.  Route:-  From the car park at the…

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 strawberry, celandine,…

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 continued up Clapdale past the…

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 fields to regain the…

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 Adam Hill. We then…

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 morning progressed the sky…

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 room for us all .It was the…

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…

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 through Fulwood Park Wood…

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 but was called away to Sussex on family…

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, Aspull and Wigan (!!) and style i.e.…

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 Heapey Lodges,…

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 converted…

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 Coppice and dropped down…

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 bought…

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.  Once…

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 but rain threatening in…

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 street in…

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 service of Remembrance which was…

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 where Paul knew a bit…

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 Low…

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 explained…

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 route…

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 reservoirs and through…

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.  Although the…

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 over the coast were…

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 past the Pack…

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 Todd Lane station before…

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 river to Slaidburn…

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; the weather was dry and…

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 Slaidburn and soon started climbing the…

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 road to Wiswell…

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 Quarry and another (a…

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 road near…

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 the…

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  Hall where…

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 a humid but magical day. We stuck…

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 which is now…

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 Pendle area. Passing…

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 River Wenning until it joined the River…

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, we didn't really expect…

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 off.   We…

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 9s. …

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                                                                                                                                                                      Distance: 10 Miles. 15 walkers gathered outside the Maypole Inn, Long Preston and the…

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 pipeline…

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 the…

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 group of 14 set…

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 down Allsprings…

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 2…

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 through Stones Bank forest…

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 village of Calder Vale founded by the…

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) of this very pretty walk. We…

Walk from John Crook's, Feb24th

                              Gathering at John's house                                                                                                                                   Hall in'th wood     Eagley and Turton Round 24th February   Leader                John Crook Number on walk  15…

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    Distance:              11 miles    Weather:             Snow showers becoming heavier Well…

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                     Photographer:   Shirley…

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 of…

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 pictures taken on the walk click 'HERE' then again on first picture to view in full…

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 delayed on…

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 followed well defined paths up…

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 was not alone in…

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 gave us…

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 with the sea in the far…

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 doubtful if anyone would…

Haslingden, Dec 5th

                                The start at Clough Head Information Centre                                                                               View down the valley Walk Leader:                Tom Lyons Number on walk:            7 + 1 dog Distance:                       13 miles…

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:               10 miles Weather:                Good autumn…

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 with snow on the hills. From the…

Pendle Revisited

  Walk Leaders:         Clare & Steve                                      Number on walk:     16            Distance:                10 miles           Weather:                Misty             Traffic conditions 0/10 Ease of getting to Barley 0/10 No.of people getting to Barley -16 No.of people…

Hurst Green, Nov14th

                          The Old Cromwell Bridge                                                                                The start at Hurst Green  Walk Leader:              Barry Wilson Number on walk:         10 Distance:                     15 miles Weather:                     Wet and…

Remembrance Sunday, Nov 12th

                                     Meeting up at Rivington                                                                                                        Laying our wreath   Walk Leader:                     Doreen Number on walk:                19 for the service, 14 for the walk…

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 Weather…

Lower Rose Grove, Oct 31st

                                             The group get ready to go                                                                                                       A very curious llama - or maybe alpaca     Walk Leader:       Glenn Williams Number on walk:  20 Distance:              11.5…

Settle,28th October

                                                                                                              Meeting up at Settle railway station   Walk Leader:         Doreen Viney Number on walk:  13 Distance:               18 miles Weather:               Dense hill fog, rain, gale force winds  …

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                                                                                                                                                            Walking along Cross Lane   Gargrave. Tues 17 Oct 17 Walk leader – Sue L Distance…

Jubilee Tower, Oct 15th

                                         The weir at Abbeystead reservoir                                                                                                     The group meet at Jubilee Tower car park Walk Leader - Emma Bolton Distance - 16 miles Number on walk - 8 Weather -    In the…

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 - Brightened during the…

Mellor. Tuesday 3 October 17

                                                                                                                                                    Start of walk in Mellor The Pictures:- To view Stan's pictures taken on the walk click 'Here'then on fist picture to view in full screen. Click small…

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 September…

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 pleasant…

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 Ribchester 24 of us turned left out of the village hall car park and made…

Dunsop Bridge, Aug 26th

                                    The group at Doeford Bridge                                                                                 The Trough of Bowland   Walk Leader: Glyn & Julie Number on walk: 11 Weather: Sunshine   11 Walkers set off in a light shower from Dunsop Bridge car park…

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 for the 18 people who turned up for the start of this…

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…

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 the…

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 leader - Ken.   Walk leader:- Ken Beardsworth Distance:- 11.2 miles. Number on walk:- 13…

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 of…

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 Scorton.…

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 way…

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 over…

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 diagonally(ish)…

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 where…

Pendle Sat, June 24th

                                             Setting off from Barley                                                                                         We had to be careful round here! Five walkers set out at 9am from Barley CP, after travelling by Mini-Bus from Ball Grove Colne, three from…

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 Eagle at Sawley.  We  walked out…

Grange over Sands. Tuesday 13 June 17

The Pictures:-                                                                                                               Start of Walk. Grange over Sands station                                                                                           On The Hospice To view all the pictures…

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 of…

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 accross…

Cowan Bridge, May 27th

                                                Five from the group waiting for Ishy to arrive                                                                                  Peter, our leader, is on the left Hopefully the weather forecast would prove wrong for the seven walkers who set off from…

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 left…

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 the…

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 walk click 'Here' then again on first picture to view in full…

Bentham, May 6th

                           Jaqui looking to Ingleborough                                                                                                           Ready to go!                        Six members set out from High Bentham and after saying good morning to the local llama we walked…

Rigg Lane, Quernmore Tues 2 May 17

The Pictures:-                                                                                 Start of Walk                                                                                                                    Walk leader - Yours truly - Stan To view all the pictures taken on the…

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 first picture to view in fullscreen.…

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 leaders - Sue and Steve   To view the other pictures taken on the 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 - 16…

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 walk the Spanners round on what was a cloudy but dry day. We set off from…

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 on…

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.  The…

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 Distance…

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 - 20…

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 wet. …

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 Distance…

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 - 14…

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 Walk:-…

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 from…

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 - 16…

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 Mines Clough…

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…