Archive 2013


SPRING MEADOW

    Tuesday 15th. January. Walk from Spring Meadow Community Centre.   Unlike the previous Tuesday, today was clear, bright and frosty and, apart from the customary mud in places, ideal for walking.     From Spring Meadow, the walk took us through Cuerden Valley and Whittle le Woods to…

RIVINGTON BOTTOM BARN

                            Tuesday 22nd. January. Rivington Bottom Barn.    Some may complain about the weather when it's cold and there's snow on the ground. To others, like the 12 who were on today's walk, it was a beautiful day.   Our route headed…

HIGH BENTHAM

                         Saturday 26th. January  High Bentham.    A heavy snowfall the day before and during the night kept several of our members at home. As a result only 6 of us donned our boots, on what turned out to be a beautiful day. What's more there was only…

SETTLE SUMMITS

                              Tuesday 5th. February. Walk over Settle Summits.    A drive over icy roads got us to our slightly delayed start in Settle. The weather forecast was for strong to gale force winds and conditions on our first summit, Warrendale Knotts…

CHIPPING

                                          Chipping Walk, February 12th   17 people and 3 dogs left Chipping on a grey but dry morning on a walk led by Brian Siddle. He had revised his planned route to avoid bogs and yet more muddy fields and came up…

RIVINGTON

                Tuesday 19th. February 2013 - Walk from Rivington.   Tuesday walks from Rivington always attract good numbers and today was no exception. John, our walk leader, having promised us a low level route, led our group of 18 away from the West Pennine Moors, along…

SCARS GALORE

                      Saturday 23rd. February 2013 - 'Scars Galore'   The walk started from a small car park just below White Scar and near Gilpin Bridge, at the bottom of the Lythe valley. From there we climbed steadily up a series of limestone slabs, with White Scar towering…

HASLINGDEN GRANE

                 Tuesday 26th. February 2013 - Walk from Haslingden Grane.   Starting from the visitor centre at Clough Head, on a chilly overcast morning, we headed uphill to join the Rossendale Way for a short way, then continued over the hill to Pickup Bank. Keeping below the…

LLANGHO

                                        Tuesday  12 March – Walk from Llangho  11 group members and 3 dogs met at Langho on a crystal clear, cold but sunny morning for a walk led by Chris Seddon. The ground was hard which made for easy walking over…

THE FAIR TRADE WAY

    The Fair Trade Way.    The Fair Trade Way is a 90 mile walk of six stages. It starts appropriately in Garstang, the world's first fair trade town and finishes in Keswick, linking fair trade towns on the way. For details see www.fairtradeway.org.uk/the-walks/           Stage…

SCORTON

                      Tuesday 2nd. April 2013 - Walk from Scorton Picnic Site.   Today's walk started from Scorton picnic site and headed along field paths, past Sykes farm to a path skirting the foot of Harris End Fell. We followed this, first northwards, then in a north…

SOME SMOOTH WITH THE ROUGH

    Saturday 27th. April 2013 - Some Smooth with the Rough.   The start of the walk was from the picnic site at Grimwith Reservoir, which for those not familiar with the area, is situated between Grassington and Pateley Bridge.  The walk began by crossing the reservoir embankment, before…

SLAIDBURN

                                           Tuesday 30th April – Slaidburn   On a sunny spring day 17 walkers started the walk from Slaidburn CP, through the village up through fields past Hammerton Hall to overlooking Stocks Reservoir.         …

TIE THE KNOTT

  TIE  THE  KNOTT     TUE  07  MAY    A group of 10 stalwart walkers, set off on a 16 mile walk from the pretty town of Sedbergh.     The weather was perfect, sunny with blue skies all round, the views as we climbed up towards the Howgills was marvelous, past Castleshaw Tower,…

AROUND LEYLAND

               Tuesday 14th May        Around Leyland   Ten walkers and two dogs set of from Terry's bungalow on the outskirts of Leyland, the weather was very good for walking, sunny most of the time with a slight breeze, considering all the rain previously.   Within…

HURST GREEN

                                             Wed 29th May-  Hurst Green   This weeks Tuesday walk was moved to Wednesday due to Charlie Thompson's funeral, a well known West Lancs stalwart. We started at Hurst Green car park  heading down the lane past…

HUNDRED 2013

                                                          CONGRATULATIONS   The Group congratulates the following member on a successful completion of this year's Hundred.  …

COWAN BRIDGE

                                                     COWAN  BRIDGE  -  4  JUNE                Sue Allonby lead  a great walk from Cowan Bridge, 9 of us headed up Leck Beck on a beautiful bright warm morning.  Keeping close to the…

AIREDALE

                                         A  WALK  IN  AIREDALE  Thursday   June 6th   12 people met at Gargrave on a beautiful, sunny morning to do this 18 miles walk which should have been held in March but was cancelled due to extreme weather…

WITTON WEAVERS WAY PT 1

                       Sunday June 23rd 2013 - Witton Weavers Way (North) 20 miles     A joint event between West Lancs and East Lancs LDWA, as part of the Witton Weavers Way walking festival.    Thirty people turned out on a very windy and wet day, for the first…

SAWLEY BROW

                                     Tuesday 25th June 2013  - Sawley Brow    11 people and 4 dogs set of at 10 a.m. for a 10 mile walk. The weather was very good with the sun coming through the broken cloud now and again, heading across the fields to…

WITTON WEAVERS WAY PT 2

                                 Sunday June 30th - Witton Weavers Way - Part 2    For the second part of the joint walk with West & East lancs LDWA, Witton Weavers Way, with better weather but no sunshine, 37 walkers and three dogs set off at 9 a.m.   …

UP & OVER

                                    Tuesday 9th. July 13 - Up and Over.   Our planned walk leader Cath was unfortunately called into work at short notice. However, to save the day, Dave kindly stepped into the breach and led us from our starting point at  Ward's…

RAWTHEY BRIDGE

                            Thursday 11th. July 13 - Rawthey Bridge   Another very hot day as Sue led us from Rawthey Bridge, on a walk she promised to be not for the faint hearted. True to her word we were soon criss - crossing the bed of the Rawthey and scrambling up…

CHARLIE's MEMORIAL WALK

                                                                      CHARLIE’S  MEMORIAL  WALK     Saturday July 13th  and 24 people, including Charlie’s two sons, Duncan and Gordon, arrived in Abbey Village for the…

IN PENDLE's SHADOW

                                          In Pendle’s Shadow. Thursday July 18th.   Although the event says it is 20 miles the actual distance is 18 but it is a beautiful walk with plenty of scenery and a fair bit of ascent. Five of us set of from Barley…

A FERRY NICE WALK

    A Ferry Nice Walk - Saturday 20th. July 13   Starting from the Gummer How car park our group of 7 headed up to the fine viewpoint at the summit of Gummer How.     …

SPRING WOOD

                                         Tuesday walk from Spring Wood, July 23rd   The weather didn’t look too promising for the 10 people who turned up for this walk. Some of us had already had violent thunderstorms and cloudbursts when we got up and it…

FISH AND CHIP WALK

    Fish and Chip Walk - Wednesday 24th. July 13   This is awalk Kate and Mike have put on for a few years now, from their home in Eccleston. The format is usually the same. Namely a non too stressful 5 or 6 mile walk to a suitable hostelry, followed by a stop at a fish and chip shop, then a 2…

THE THREE PEAKS

                                     Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk. Thursday August 1st                 It was decided that a better start point for the three Peaks would be the Hill Inn at Chapel-le-Dale rather than the normal start point at Horton. …

AN OUSTER NOT AN OYSTER

                                       Tuesday 6th. August 13 - 'An Ouster not an Oyster'.   The walk started from Dunsop Bridge and took a line below Beatrix Fell, passing through the farms at Beatrix and Burn House, before heading up the steep ridge to Dunsop…

NABS HEAD

                               Tuesday 13th August – Nabs Head    On overcast drizzly day saw 14 walkers and 2 dogs set off from Nabs Head Pub, Nabs Head Village, across fields to Hoolster Farm, then to Alum Scar Lane through Alum House Wood  up to Billinge End…

LLANGOLLEN

                                                      Around Llangollen, Sunday August 18th   Eight people met up at the Ponderosa (1)     on a bright and breezy morning and we were soon climbing up to Cyrn y Brain. The moors were covered…

WORKERS & WALKERS

        WEST  LANCS  ADOPTED  TRIG  POINT  NEXT  TO  JUBILEE  TOWER,  DARWEN  MOOR   BEFORE   …

CROOKFIELD

  CROOKFIELD  Tuesday 28th August   About 14 walkers set off from Crookfields car park, Belmont Rd, led by John Crook. It was fotunately a sunny, breezy day, a bit wet underfoot but perfect day for a walk.       Up we went on the Wiitton Weavers way to Green Lowe, Cranshaws,    …

SKIDDAW FOR MAC

                                   Skiddaw for Mac. - Thursday 29th.August 2013   We took the bus from Keswick to the start of our walk at the Ravenstone Hotel, on the eastern side of Bassenthwaite Lake. From there our route led, at first steeply upwards, then at a…

WYRE WAY

                             The Wyre Way - August 15th. Sept. 17th. and 19th. 2013   Day 1 is a circular walk starting and finishing at the ferry pier at Knott End-on-Sea. To fit in with tides, we decided to do the circuit anti-clockwise, which meant we had, first of…

BROADGATE

                                                  Broadgate Preston Tuesday 3rd Sept 2013    On a nice warm day 6 walkers set off at 10.a.m. along the Ribble Way, through Miller Park and Avenham Park where Bob caught us up, so now we were the…

SAWLEY

                                                   SAWLEY - Tuesday 10th September 2013    On a very nice day 10 walkers and 2 dogs set off from Sawley Abbey, Sawley, led by Jean Bobker along the River Ribble towards Grindleton.       …

H & K TRAIL

                       September 14th. 3013 - Harrogate and Knaresborough Heritage Trail   Starting from the Railway Station in Pannal, this any time challenge walk took us on a devious route through Follifoot, Knaresborough and Harrogate.   …

HASLINGDEN GRANE

                                   Tuesday 24th. September - Haslingden Grane   Starting from the Visitor Centre we headed down, skirting the once abandoned Grane village and across the embankment of Calf Hey Reservoir. We then made our way round the head of the…

HAYFIELD

                                                             Hayfield Walk – September 28th   Ten of us met at Hayfield for this walk – six from the group (it was nice to see Nigel out with us again) and four from other groups who we…

BOTTOM'S UP EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS

  Click here to view photographs from this year's Bottom's Up. Thanks to BRIAN  FISHER    

EMBSAY MOOR

                               Walk on Embsay Moor - Sunday 6th. October 2013.   Starting from the the cattle grid on the Embsay to Barden Road, the walk was basically a circuit of Barden Moor, with a loop towards the end of the walk down through Strid Wood to Bolton…

CROWN POINT

                                        Crown Point - Tuesday 8th. October 2013   The walk started from the small car park at Crown Point, situated on the moors above Burnley, near the 'Singing, Ringing Tree'. After the bright sunny weather of late, the…

CHORLEY

                                                                 Tuesday Walk, October 15th     13 people turned up at St Peter’s club, Chorley for this walk. The  weather was bright  and quite warm for October and before…

RIVINGTON BARN WALK

Rivington Barn - Tuesday 22nd. October 2013 After a summer of settled weather, when numbers on our walks had dropped off, today promised to be rather wet at times and yes, numbers were back up to normal again. Consequently 15 of us set off from the 'Bottom Barn' and made our way alongside the Lower…

Halloween on Pendle.

   Halloween on Pendle. 31 October 2013 Every year on Halloween our group puts on a walk in the Pendle area, famous in the past for it's association with witches and notorious in more recent years for rowdy nights on Halloween, on and around Pendle Hill. As always today's walk started, under…

A Littledale Walk

A Littledale Walk - 5th. November 2013 What turned out to be the final shower of the day had just passed over as we made our way heading eastwards, through a series of fields and past several farms, on the south side of Littledale. We eventually arrived at Littledale Hall, an impressive place…

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

                 REMEMBRANCE  SUNDAY   NOV 11TH   On a bright, sunny morning 24 people set off for the annual service of remembrance held at the Bomber Memorial in Lead Mines valley. This service was started off in 1994 by Eric Unsworth, an earlier and then very active member of…

Bashall Eaves Walk

Bashall Eaves Walk - 12 November 2013 Set in the Ribble Valley and on a lovely sunny day, with the Autumn colours at their best, Bashall Eaves was a fine place from which to base our walk. Starting from the village hall car park, Chris our walk leader for the day, took us out past Mason Green and…

1 - 8 December. Finca El Cerrillo, Spain

Day 1 - The 3 White Villages Walk (Archez, Competa and Canillas de Albaida) This was a short day. The most likely reason for this was so that our guide, Jenny, could see what we were made of. How nice it was, at this time of the year, to be back in shorts and 'T' shirts and walking on dusty paths.…

Walk from White Coppice

Walk from White Coppice - 10th. Dec. 2013 The morning was sunny and bright, as was the chat and banter for much of this 10 mile walk. The walk started from the quaint, but picturesque cricket field at White Coppice and headed towards Brinscall, before heading up through woodland and across the moor…

Walk from Crookfield Rd.

Once again a beautiful clear sunny morning for this 10 mile walk, from Crookfield Road car park near the village of Tockholes. Easy walking to start with on the the track along Catherine Edge, to the village of Turton. Here we headed uphill to the fine viewpoint on the edge of the moorland crossing…

Chairman's Walk from Arnside

Chairman's Walk Now generally accepted as an annual event, this walk always starts and finishes on Arnside Front, with 'refreshments' to follow in The Albion. On the morning of the walk, after a very stormy night the night before and not much respite forecast for the day ahead, the question was who…