2012

New Year Walking

    Monday 2 January 2012:          A Ray of Sunshine   Leader: Norman Thomas          20 Miles   Norman's Ray of Sunshine walk.  A group of 20 of us met in the car park of the Blundel Arms, Horwich, for the start of the first East Lancs walk of 2012.  Soon after 08:30 Norman asked us to gather…

Winter Walking

Wednesday February 1st. Walsden to Mytholmroyd. 14 miles from Walsden. Leader Mike Lee. 19 walkers and 1 dog.   We were pleased to welcome three new faces, as well as some old ones, to the group of nineteen people and one dog who met in Walsden to trek the wintry moors above Calderdale. The walk…

When will Spring Spring?

    Sunday March 4th. Around Edale. 16 miles from Mam Tor c.p. Leader: John Jocys. 11 Walkers.       Around Edale, 4th March 2012 16 miles, 3800 ft of ascent The Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS) forecast for the Peak District wasn't good, sadly it was quite accurate. At 9am, 11 walkers +…

Daffodils and Snowstorms?

        Sunday April 1st. Coope's Dozen. 20 miles from Rivington. Leader: Gordon Stone.   What a glorious day for climbing some hills! It was my first time leading a walk and a new route to boot. Seventeen bipeds and  a couple of quadrupeds (canine variety) started out from Rivington (our…

May Madness

    Wednesday May 2nd. Worzel Gummidge Wander. 14 miles from Hornby. Leader: Mary Robinson. 16 walkers and 4 dogs.   The weather forecast was for grey skies but no rain. Hooray! The last few walks have been very wet and cold affairs. True to the forecasters word we didn't have any rain and that…

June Jaunts

  WEDNESDAY JUNE 6th. THE DALTON RAMBLE   13 MILES FROM APPLEY BRIDGE. LEADER: JIM OGDEN. 15 WALKERS AND 2 DOGS,   The weather forecast was showers so we all brought along our waterproof's. They got it wrong, it was wall to wall sunshine and we needed sun cream and sunglasses. We set off from Sam's…

Inn Way to the North York Moors

    Inn Way To the North York Moors May  2012   “The walk of broken dreams”   After much careful thought i.e. dithering, we finally decided on a third Inn Way for this year's trip. The route is some 89 miles starting and finishing in the market town of Helmsley.  Hilary has friends in…

South West Coastal Path

    South West Coastal Path – Bude to Newquay Sunday April 15th to Saturday April 21st 2012   Travel Company – Alfa Travel                       Base – Eliot Hotel, Newquay Tour Organiser – John Bullen                         Walk Leader – Norman Thomas   Overview -…

The Wirral Circular Trail

      The Wirral Circular Trail – 35 miles   Sunday/Monday July 1st and 2nd 2012   Accommodation – The Leasowe Castle Hotel, Leasowe   Team : Ruth Redmayne and Mary Robinson, Geoff Halliwell and Louise Lagan, Viv Pike and Steve Blackshaw, Karen and Ian Wardle, Dave and Alma Walsh, Paul…

Anglesey Coastal Path Part 1

      ANGLESEY COASTAL PATH - PART 1 Day 1. Saturday 19th May, 15.2 miles, 2,213 feet climbed. BULL BAY to CHURCH BAY We stayed at the Bull Bay Hotel with minibuses booked for transport from Eiffion coaches LLangefni. 16 mostly East Lancs walkers, a couple of ramblers & some Yorkshire man who now…

When will summer come this year?

      Wednesday July 4th. Two Rivers Way. 16 miles from Rivington. Leader: Norman Thomas. 23 walkers and 2 dogs.    Well, it may have been the 4th of July but summer is very late this year. A dire weather forecast did not put 23 walkers off and we all assembled at Rivington ready to face the…

The rain is not quite as bad.....

      Wednesday August 1st. Reservoirs and Edges. 14 miles (exactly) from Ogden Reservoir. Leader: Mike Lee. 12 walkers and 2 dogs.   Twelve people and two dogs set off from the Ogden Reservoir for a circuit of the Saddleworth hills with a decidedly wet weather forecast hanging over us. Leaving the…

Rogues Gallery 2012

    Been on an East Lancs walk? Look here at your peril.....      

Heritage Trail 2012

      The Heritage Trail In 2012 the group walk be walking a new long distance path: The Heritage Trail It is a walk within the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire; the route of which connects three preserved steam railways - the East Lancashire, the Keighley and Worth Valley and the Embsay to…

Anglesey Coastal Path Part 2

        East Lancs on the Anglesey Coastal Path-Part 2,Aberffraw to Bull Bay   Being a member of East Lancs& a regular visitor to Anglesey I arranged a two part walk of the 125 mile Anglesey coastal path. In the Coastal path guide book it recommends the island to be walked in 12 days. I was…

Plodders 2012

    Lancashire Trail Part 4.  A Plodder Walk.  18/1/12   After some recent brilliant walking days 12 Plodders set out on a very wet morning. Norman managed to locate the wallabies despite the weather. Passing the Lower Barn and then Rivington Village we walked alongside Rivington Reservoir until we…

Sauntering into September

    Wednesday September 5th. Singing Ringing Tree Reprise. 15 miles from Towneley Hall. Leader: Barbara Shelton. 18 walkers and 2 dogs.   The Singing Ringing Tree, an art installation at Crown Point overlooking Burnley, had refused to sing or ring when we visited it last year, so another expedition…

October Occurences

    Wednesday October 3rd. Plan A: Two Peaks. 16 miles from Horton-In-Ribblesdale. See report for Actual on the day. Leader: Neil Smith.     12 walkers arrived for the start of this walk on what turned out to be a very wet day. Unfortunately only 7 finished due to unforseen circumstances, which I…

November - walking into winter

  IMBY – “In My Back Yard”                                    Sunday November 4th 2012 15 people and three dogs          20 miles            Ldr : Andy “Pinocchio” Dobney   There are fibs, white lies, outright lies, misrepresentations, falsehoods and deceptions.…

The Plodders continued

    The Hodder way Part 2. Wednesday July 11th. Stocks Reservoir to Dunsop Bridge.   Fourteen Plodders and Maude met at 10.30 am in the car park at Dunsop Bridge. From there we took three cars to the start of the walk which was the car park at Stocks Reservoir. The Plodders were without resident…

Physiotherapist offer

Please see below for details of a physiotherapist recommended by the Walks Secretary for East Lancs. Please note that this is a personal recommendation only, not an endoresment by the LDWA organisation.   Alison Sumner – Physiotherapist   We have been made a tremendous offer by a young lady…

December Derring do's

    Sunday December 2nd. Lune Valley Ramble. 17 miles from Lancaster. Leader: Ruth Redmayne.   12 people assembled in Rylands Park in Lancaster on a fine but frosty morning for the Lune Valley Ramble.  The route follows the River Lune from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale.  Having crossed the river to…

2012 Christmas Meal

    East Lancs celebrate Christmas at the Blundell The Blundell Arms, Horwich was the venue for the East Lancs Christmas meal on Friday 7th December. Thirty people donned best bib and tucker (and the odd bow tie!) to enjoy a three course meal in a convivial atmosphere, with members old (as in…

Frodsham Weekend

    Frodsham Weekend                           Sun/Mon March 11th & 12th 2012 Base – The Forest Hills Hotel & Country Club, Frodsham   The team – Viv Lee, Helen Ditchfield, Ruth Redmayne, Mary Robinson, Jeanette Howard, Dave & Alma Walsh, John Jocys, Steve Blackshaw, Viv Pike, Geoff…

Helping with the Games 100

      East Lancs marshalled the final checkpoint on the recent Games 100 event. The checkpoint was open from approx 11 'o' clock on Sunday till approx 11 'o' clock on Monday. As you can see there was a theme in keeping with the Jubilee weekend both in the menu served and the personnel behind the…

Rochdale Way Guide

In the past 18 months Steve Baker has been walking the Rochdale Way in order to produce a detailed guide so that more people can enjoy the walk. Please click on the link below to gain more information. The walk is broken down into sections so can be undertaken in pieces or in one go for those who…