Welcome to East Lancs LDWA


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 Alison 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.


The next event will be the Red Rose 50 on September 15/16th 2018. Click on the link for more information.
Red Rose 50 Challenge Event.


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. The next meeting is Tuesday May 1st.

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


Bronte Round

Not the Arndale You KnowReady to Brock and Roll


A right Ray of SunshineLuney East Lancs


Ryburn Round PlusForest Footprints


Bridge on Knotty Bowland Botany Bay Circular

Singing and Ringing at the tree Preston South End


Take us to the ChokeyGoing on a Cracking Safari

In Horwich looking for HollywoodPlodding to Bolton


Christmas Cracker 2017Round Boulsworth Hill

Dove Stone DawdlingReady for a dog of a walk




Halo There!Are we Chatting to Chris de Burgh?

Clarion House Way A Mossland Meander

Whitworth Skyline at Healey DellHas anyone got a loaf and five fishes?


One Pike in the backgroundWhalley And Beyond