Welcome To Westmorland and North Lancs Long Distance Walkers

 In 2014 Westmorland & North Lancs group merged with Morecambe Bay & Bowland group to form Lakeland group.

All updates are now on the Lakeland group website.

Our group on Fountains Fell, on a winter walk from Malham


We are an informal, friendly, diverse group of friends who enjoy walking the spectacular countryside that Northern England provides.  We are extremely lucky to be based in such a beautiful part of the country, with the Lake District, The Forest of Bowland and North Lancashire,  the Yorkshire Dales and The Howgills all pretty much on our doorstep. 

We meet at least once a month for social walks.  These walks, although quite long (normally close to twenty miles), are taken at a sociable pace and we have good fun and banter along the way.  We strive to make all visitors and newcomers welcome to the group.  Take a look at future events to see what 's planned for the months ahead, and come along and join us. Bring your packed lunch and flask and your usual walking eqiupment. Have a look at our Past Walk Reports Latest News Section to see what we have been up to recently. 

We have also developed over the last couple of years a series of evening walks in the summer which are proving interesting.  Again, see future events for these.  And in 2013 we introduced a series of mid week walks - some of which are to be at a slow and steady pace - so if you are perhaps retired, or get days off work in the week, then these may well be just perfect for you. 

To join our group you need to be a member of the Long Distance Walker's Association, but if you are not sure  whether to join, come along as a visitor once or twice to see what you think of us.  We promise to make you welcome and look after you. If you are interested in joining our group you can email Ann Smith at ronaldmsith133@btinternet.com

We also run a couple of challenge events each year.  These are about 25 miles each and include checkpoints along the way for food and drinks and a meal at the end.  Have a look at the challenge walks we organise, or have a wider look at the challenge walks run by other LDWA groups.  There are plenty to choose from. If you don't fancy taking part, why not volunteer to help out on one of the checkpoints, we always appreciate a spare pair of hands.

Our flagship challenge events are That's Lyth and Spring in Lakeland.

Weekends Away - we enjoy occasional weekends away.  All are welcome, get in touch with a member of committee to find out what is being planned.  To see some pictures have a look at the Didn't We have Fun section which catalogues recent weekends away.

And finally, if you want to get in touch with us, have a look at our Committee Members page to see who are the 'powerful' ones - well none of us really but if you want a chat you can always try our group secretary - she is very approachable, but only before 9pm please.