Welcome to East Lancs LDWA


The Red Rose challenge event was successfully held on September 15/16th 2018.

Click on the link below for the results.



The East Lancashire group is one of about 40 groups in the country affiliated to the Long Distance Walkers Association. We are a friendly bunch who enjoy various social activities and trips as well as walking.

For general enquiries about the group contact the secretary Roger on secretary.eastlancs@ldwa.org.uk

LDWA members must have their e-mail preferences enabled to receive bulk emails from the group either as a full or associate member.

See Future Events for more details of our walks programme. Contact the walk leader or check this website for last minute alterations. All walks are at the pace of the walk leader from whom further details can be obtained and whose decision is final. Please be appropiately equipped for the expected weather and terrain conditions and carry enough food and drink for the day. Well behaved dogs (and their owners) are usually welcome but please check with the walk leader first.

We sometimes offer extra Wednesday walks that are not advertised in Strider. Details of these are also on Future Events. Contact Don on don.watson@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to lead one of these.

Contact Dave or Alma on david.walsh873@btinternet.com if you have general walking programme enquiries or wish to offer to lead a walk.


East Lancs offers 2 Challenge events each year.

The first was the Two Crosses Event on March 18th 2018. Click on the link to see the results and story of the day.

The Two Crosses 2018.

Information about the second event, the Red Rose 50, can be accessed from the top of the page.


East Lancs has also helped to develop a series of walks called A Breath of Fresh Air.

There are also Social Events to join.

Please take time to explore our website, this should give you a flavour of the group's activities.  There are Walk Reports posted after every social walk.

The contact for the website is Hilary on hilary.scott54@sky.com

Details of group minutes and other admin information is also published on the website. Group meetings are usually at 8pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the Doffcocker Inn, 780 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5QD. However in December the meeting will be December 11th. In January 2019 the meeting will be January 8th. 

You will be made most welcome at our meetings and social activities but most of all on our walks and events.