Archive 2012


F.O.T.Y 2012

  FIRST  OF  THE  YEAR  2012 Eleven stalwart members, and one dog named Tommy, of the Group, under the leadership of John Titterington set off from Abbey Village for the annual 10 mile First Of The Year walk.  Hot ginger wine was consumed and the walk commenced. From the start the weather…

TWO ROSES WAY

  Two Roses Way (A walk in 6 stages) Stage 1 - Thursday 14th. July 2011. Whalley to Gisburn - 15 miles.   Picture is of five members of the Group, all raring to start at Whalley bus station. What a great day and what lovely weather. Will our luck continue??? …

CALDERDALE WAY 2012

   Stage 1.  Todmorden to Midgley  22nd. March  (15 miles)     ALL  READY  TO  GO  IN  TODMORDEN It was a beautiful early spring day as our group of 13 took the path out of Todmorden and headed steeply uphill, to Todmorden Edge, before dropping down to the valley floor again at Centre…

Cross Bowland Walk

Cross Bowland Walk. Saturday 28th. April 2012 A hired mini bus took our 10 strong group, from Dolpinholme on the west of Bowland, to the start of our walk at Tosside to the east. We then followed the skyline of the River Hodder, skirting the Gisburn Forest and taking in Whelp Stone Crag, Resting…

CALDER VALE

Led by John Titterington 19 members set of fron Calder Vale village on a dull but warm day, first stop was a surprise Jubilee celebration in the village hall where we were invited to donate and buy home made cakes etc, so we started a little bit later than planned, full of cake!   We had a stiff…

FISH & CHIP WALK

  Fish and Chip Walk, Wednesday 27th. June 2012   The emphasis today was not so much on the walking as this being a social event. The walk started late afternoon from Parr Hall Farm, Eccleston and took us through very fertile agricultural land to Croston. Fish and chips? Well not yet at least as…

ANN HEARNE MEMORIAL WALK 21 JULY

  ON BEHALF OF WEST LANCS GROUP, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE ONE WHO WHO SUPPORTED ANNE'S MEMORIAL WALK  ON SATURDAY. 40 WALKERS ENJOYED A LOVELY ROUTE IN  EXCELLENT WEATHER  THANKS TO DOREEN AND JANICE WHO LED THE WALK IN ONE OF ANNE'S FAVOURITE WALKING AREAS THANKS ALSO TO ALL THE…

OUT ON THE MOORS

  OUT  ON  THE  MOORS  28  JULY   10 people turned up on a windy Saturday for this walk led by Glenn Williams. We set off on the Pendle Way which we followed under Boulsworth Hill, picked up the Bronte Way to Watersheddles reservoir where we had our first stop of the day sheltering from the…

TTH' OWD FELLA's WALK

   “Th’owd Fella’s Walk”   2nd. August . We won’t tell you his age and we won’t name him either, but he’s nearer 80 than 70 and Scafell Pike was on his list of do’s before he gets too old. This was his chance as our group of 9 walkers left Dungeon Ghyll and headed towards…

A VALLEY GOOD WALK 14 AUGUST

  A Valley Good Walk  14  AUGUST       A Fine warm sunny day saw 14 walkers set off from Yarrow Valley Country Park. walk along side the river past Charnock Brow Farm Golf course into the outskirts of Euxton, back towards Chorley, into Astley Park, through the centre of town,…

40th ANNIVERSARY WALK

40th Anniversary walk   18  August       The weather was good after plenty of rain in the previous few days and we set out along the Ribble Way to Brungerley bridge and from there headed through fields (the one filled with wheat was hard work as it kept pulling the laces…

40th ANNIVERSARY RUINS WALK

  Tuesday 21st. August:- 40th. Anniversary 20 ruins in 20K   To celebrate 40 years of LDWA, we decided to stage a walk with a 40 theme to it…but how? For a mid-week walk 40 miles or even 40K would rule out many of our members. In the end we felt sure that somewhere along the line, the following…

CROSS BOWLAND WALK

    Cross Bowland Walk. Saturday 28th. April 2012 A hired mini bus took our 10 strong group from Dolpinholme, on the west of Bowland, to the start of our walk at Tosside to the east. We then followed the skyline of the River Hodder, skirting the Gisburn Forest and taking in Whelp Stone Crag,…

PRESTON GUILD 2012 WALK 1 SEPTEMBER

   17 people turned up for the start of this 22 miles walk in Goosnargh and which was based on the Guild Walk event of 1992.    We went through rural countryside including an interesting (?) walk through a very high field of wheat to Carwags where we had a coffee stop. We…

SAWLEY 11 SEP

  TUESDAY  WALK    11  SEPTEMBER                                     SAWLEY  ABBEY                                                                   SAWLEY  BRIDGE The start at Sawley…

SKIDDAW 12 SEP

         Skiddaw walk from Threlkeld 12th September 2012        Four of us met on a very wet and windy morning at the car park by the Blencathra Centre.  Stan led us off into the rain and mist towards Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw, as we climbed the weather got worse and worse until…

OPEN TO OFFA'S 15 SEP

  Congratulations to                        Brian Fisher,                             Jaqueline Peaks                                   Gareth Seal …

WHINS LANE 18 SEP

  Tuesday walk from Whins Lane. September 18th  led by Gareth.        16 people met up for this and it was good to see John Titterington again after his recent operation and also Alan who hasn’t been out with us for some time.      We set off along the canal to the Top Lock and…

HEBDEN BRIDGE

    Hebden Bridge Walk; 23rd September 2012             With Ian injured, Doreen kindly stepped in to fill the breach and led our small group of 7, out of Hebden Bridge and steeply up through the woods below Heptonstall Quarry. We then continued through Slack and past Walshaw Dean and…

DOWNHAM

          DOWNHAM  2  OCTOBER 2012                                         DOWNHAM  VILLAGE                                                       START  OF  THE  WALK   PENDLE …

RIVINGTON

                                    RIVINGTON  Tues 9th October 2012     A bright sunny day with a bit of a chill in the air saw 15 walkers set off from Rivington Lower Barn to Horrobin Lane towards Chorley.   VIEW  OF  CHORLEY   Across some muddy…

SCORTON

                                   SCORTON  Tuesday 16th October                                                          SLIPPERY …

RIVINGTON

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DUNSOP BRIDGE

                    DUNSOP  BRIDGE   6  NOVEMBER               Eight hardy souls met at Dunsop Bridge in the pouring rain and made their way over Hodder bank Fell to Giddy Bridge, and over the flanks of Easington Fell to Slaidburn.  …

FAIRSNAPE

                     A Walk to Fairsnape - Dec. 1st 2012   With heavy rain the day before, followed by a cold frosty night, the country lanes leading to the start were quite icy. This obviously put off several of our 'regulars' as numbers on the walk were less than expected.…

SPRINGWOOD

             Springwood Picnic Site  - Tuesday 11th. December 2012                               On the calendar this looked like just another walk, but as it happened, on this occasion fortune favoured…

BROMLEY CROSS

                           BROMLEY  CROSS  -  18  DEC   Twentythree walkers and three dogs descended on an East Lancashire member’s home on a beautiful December Tuesday morning for a stroll around three local reservoirs (and a visit to a local pub). Kath Page devised…

ARNSIDE

                    Thursday 27th. December - Chairman's Walk.   The walk started on Arnside front before heading up hill to Arnside Knott. Fortunately any overnight rain had passed over and we were able to enjoy the very pleasant open views. From the Knott we dropped down through…