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The group Zoom meeting on 7th December went very well with 19 members attending. It was good to see all members who got to grips with technology! Members got into the spirit by wearing festive jumpers and hats.  Neil opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and taking us through some brief…
Sun 6th Dec 2020
We have been looking after this trig point for many years. The first photo below is of Bob Waller, a long standing member, painting the trig point in 1996. The second was taken a bit later but Bob is not quite sure when.                 
It is now well over two years ago that Peter and Neil last went up to Trig point by Darwen (Jubilee) Tower to give it a clean and a fresh coat of paint. Well we finally managed to make it back yesterday (21/09/2020) and repeated our good work. It was definitely in need of some maintenance! And…
Fri 26th Jun 2020
I am pleased to inform everyone that Peter Lomax, one of our members, has recently finished his quest to climb to the top of Everest - or more accurately the height of Everest whilst in lockdown. Some of the statistics of this great feat are Started 2nd May  Finished June 7th Walked 247 miles…
Tue 12th May 2020
Hi All, Rather weary after our 10 mile walk last Friday, we arrived back to our cul de sac to discover many of our neighbours enjoying a street party in honour of the VE Day anniversary celebrations. Not wishing to be stand offish we dragged our creaking bones along and joined them. Whist there, to…
Mon 4th May 2020
We have received a letter of thanks from the Fire Fighters charity for our donation of £100.   The letter can be seen 'here'  
Wed 22nd Apr 2020
Whilst we are all confined to our homes, nature outside is certainly progressing well enough without our help this Spring - partly due to the great weather this year. Below are two photos of some new visitors to Parbold during lockdown! Stay Safe - Neil
Sat 18th Apr 2020
Nice Thoughts on Easter Monday. I believe a Policeman, after years of training, could be excused for always spotting the bad things in life. Therefore during this spell of social distancing and being asked to only make essential journeys, are they not instinctively going to notice people breaking…
Sun 12th Apr 2020
I hope you are all well and above all healthy whilst in lockdown at home. Do please keep sending in your stories or photos, whether to be featured here on the West Lancs LDWA website or on Facebook. Once a day I go for my hours exercise, which is generally a decent circular walk around Parbold…
Sat 4th Apr 2020
Just a couple of pics taken on the Leeds Liverpool canal near Haigh Hall Doreen  
Tue 31st Mar 2020
There is no stopping Ann! "Thought I'd better get my boots on again, so left the bike in the garage this morning and set off from home in search of a hill! I walked alongside the canal for a while, then picked up the River Brock to Brock Bottoms (car park closed) then up to Beacon Fell trig. Passed…
Tue 31st Mar 2020
A couple of photos from Brian on his walk from home around Healey Nab. Great view of Winter Hill and the return of fires on the moorland - now out thankfully. Also the ravages of Larch Tree disease.  
Mon 30th Mar 2020
Ian and Neil's reccy of part of the Lancashire Witches Way On Friday March 20th, Ian and Neil, having arranged to meet some days before, and before the increased isolation measures introduced by the government, completed a short 11 mile walk in the Bowland Fells with the purpose of understanding…
Tue 24th Mar 2020
Solo walk from my front door to Low Hall Nature Reserve and Borsdane Woods Doreen The photos are Here
Sun 22nd Mar 2020
Doreen does a local walk from home, views from Rabbit rocks on the Lancashire Way      
Wed 18th Mar 2020
  Pam, Jane and Ann were on Fair Snape Fell last night - wild and windy to blow any germs away! There were 7 up there from Bowland Fell Runners! Good to see them keeping active.    
Mon 10th Feb 2020
The 2020 Anglezarke Amble was again very successful, so thanks must go to everyone who helped out.     The weather conditions were the best we have had for a good few years now which was a great relief as storm Ciara was on its way and hit us hard the following day.  Thank goodness the weather…
Thu 12th Sep 2019
LITTER- we all hate litter! On the Tea & Cakes walk Jean and I picked up a full bag of litter; plastic pottles, cups, crisp packets and even a barbeque tray. This was all collected on only the last 2 miles of the walk, so goodness knows how many bags we would have filled if we had been picking from…