Welcome to East Lancs LDWA

Please note that all planned social walks are cancelled until further notice in line with Government Guidelines. This is to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. We will update you all when appropiate.


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. As a guide we would expect to complete a 20 mile Sunday walk in around 8 hours and a 14 mile Wednesday walk in around 6 hours. 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. Please note that photographs are taken and published on this website, Facebook, Strider and other media. Please let the walk leader know at the beginning of the walk if you do not wish to appear in photographs.

We sometimes offer extra Wednesday walks that are not advertised in Strider. These are Plodder walks and are usually around 10 miles at an easy pace. 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 held one challenge event in 2020.

This is the Two Crosses and was held on Sunday March 15th 2020.

Further information can be found under Challenge Event on the main menu bar. The date for the Two Crosses next year is Sunday March 7th 2021. 


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

There are also Social Events to join in with.

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 eastlancs.chair@ldwa.org.uk

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 Group meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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