Walk Reports

Bluebells and sunshine in May

      Sunday May 20th. In search of Slaters ice cream. 20 miles. Leader: Ken Noble. On a beautifully sunny morning, 17 walkers left Foulridge on the Leeds/Liverpool Canal to search for Slater's ice cream. The bad news is, they didn't find any! Usually this is followed by good news, and that was…

April Fools and snow

Sunday April 29th. Bronte Round. 24.5 miles. Leader: Steve Clark.   Setting off from Hebden Bridge we were soon getting warm travelling up the valley to Hardcastle Crags.  At Walshaw we came out from the shelter of the valley and up on the moors and the north east wind made it feel quite chilly at…

March Madness

Sunday March 25th. A Score to Settle. 18.5 miles. Leaders: Neil and Howard Smith.   18 walkers from various clubs turned up (despite the loss of an hours sleep) on a beautiful and bright sunny morning to set off from Settle, with a nice steady climb to start with taking us towards Langcliffe and…

Freezing in February

Wednesday February 21st. Botany Bay Circular. 13 miles. Leader: Tracey Parton.   Wow, a great start for my first walk with East Lancs group, 24 people and 6 dogs met at Botany Bay on a lovely sunny February day.   First we started with a Singalong Birthday Wishes for John, Happy Birthday. We…

New Year Resolutions

Wednesday January 31st. Top Bunk to Top 'o' th Hill. 13.5 miles. Leader: Chris Langabeer. 14 walkers. 13.5 miles. Weather, occasionally heavy snow and sleet. The group set off from the Eagle and Child, aka Top Bunk. We climbed on a rather muddy path path to walk around the edge of Fletcher…

Winter snows in

Wednesday December 20th. Boulsworth Hill, Wycoller and Trawden. 14 miles. Leader: Peter Smith.     On a damp and misty morning ten cheerful members set out across Thursden Valley from the Car Park.   In fact the weather remained the same all day, so there is little to say about the views of the…

Fireworks in November

Sunday November 26th. A Chat with Chris de Burgh. 16 miles. Leader: Michael Bushby.   Sometimes you want an LDWA walk to be a full, strenuous day, with summits and valleys and lots of miles in the legs so that you feel you've pushed yourself to exhaustion by the time you reach the end.  Hopefully,…

Autumn blows in

Sunday October 29th. The Clarion House Way. 23 miles. Leader: Peter Smith.   Thirteen walkers representing East Lanc's LDWA, set out from Nelson Centre at 8.30am with confidence high, for a great days walking in the beautiful Pendle and Burnley Countryside, with sunshine all day firmly forecast.  …