2014

Nippy November Walks

Bolton Rotary Way Part 3, Red Rock Lane to Jumbles Country Park, Sunday Nov 30th This is arguably the most rural leg of the three, although at this time of year, it's also the most muddy!Only 8 walkers left Red Rock Lane car park on a day which turned out to be a beautiful day. After approximately…

Golden October

Last Tango in Halifax, Wednesday October 29th at 10 am Twenty one walkers met at Norden terminus for the start of the Last Tango In Halifax jaunt. Only nineteen set off as Roy had an infected leg due to a beasty sting, so he and his friend thought it best not to walk. Late-comer Neil met us on…

An Indian Summer?

“I Have a Dream”, Sunday September 28th Seven walkers, 18 miles, Ldr : John Bullen St Helens – an area we have rarely walked before!!! The only previous time I can recall us being there on a club event was for the start of the wonderful Lancashire Trail. The reason I put this walk…

Completing the Summer Walks

A Breath of Fresh Air, Sunday August 31st No report but we do have some photos.     Wuthering Heights as Pleasant a Place, Sunday August 24th Leader Brenda Walker, 19 miles, 3000ft of ascent, 21 walkers & 2 dogs. The pre-walk warning that parking was limited at the start point was obviously…

Hotter Than ....

  Ribble Roaming, July 27th Twelve walkers and one dog left Marles Wood Car Park on a sunny morning. It was cooler than recent days with a few threatening clouds but apart from a few spits and spots, it stayed dry. The walk is a mixture of paths through grassy meadows, woodland paths, farm tracks…

Pass the strawberries please

The Burnley Way – Part 1, June 29th Nestling between Pendle Hill and the Pennine moors, Burnley was one of the major cotton towns of the Industrial Revolution but is possibly best known now as home of the plucky Premier League football team (well, till May 2015 at least) and questionable…

.. Sweet May Flowers?

Red Rose Trail Stage 2, May 28th WALKERS: 20. WEATHER: Better that expected! The heavy rain forecast did not come.After a longer than normal coach journey because of road works. The group left Garstang at 10.15.The route took us past Greenhalgh Castle.(the former home of Lord Stanley after the Wars…

April Showers Bring ...

  Red Rose Trail Stage 1, Lancaster to Garstang, 16 miles, Wednesday 30th April  “The Red Rose Trail – 100 miles of varied country walking around North Lancashire” – so states the front cover of John Rowe's 2013 book, and we were privileged to have his company on this first…

Spring into March

A Plod around Rivington's Reservoirs, Wednesday, March 26th, 12 miles Martin Banfield's report and photos can be found on his phreerunner blog. Alan Rayner's report and photos can be found on his blog here.   Two Crosses Challenge Event, Sunday, March 23rd, 25 and 17 miles Article from Bolton News…

February Foot Frolics

A City United By Canals, Wednesday February 12th Six hardy Plodders met at Manchester Victoria Station on 'Wet, Windy Wednesday' at 10.30 am. Allan was last to arrive at the meeting spot due to losing his travel pass en route. Unfortunately whilst looking for it at the ticket barrier he dropped his…

New Year's Resolution - Get Walking!

Remember there are also walk reports on The Plodders page   Station to Station Walk, 19th January, 23 miles I start by apologising for under-estimating the original distance of the walk. I had it as 20 miles then thought it was 22 miles. By the time we has finished it was 23 miles. Oops. I had…

Shorter Days, Shorter Walks?

Whisper It - Kath Page is 50! Saturday December 27th Photos from Julie Spencer:   Red Rose Recce – Stage 5, Mellor Brook to Rivington, Sunday December 21st 24 walkers and 1 dog, 16 miles, Ldr : Geoff Holburt Unfortunately the coach was late picking us up after being caught behind a learner…

South West Coastal Path, April 2014

ST IVES Sunday April 13th to Saturday April 19th 2014 South West Coastal Path – Stage 3 Porth Curno to Helford Accommodation – Cottage Hotel, Carbis Bay, St Ives Package Tour Operator – ALFA TRAVEL Driver – Derek Hayton The Cornwall Invasion Force – 49 people Norman &…

East Lancs in Wales

  West And East Lancs Walk The Welsh Ceredigion Coastal Path   Following on from last years successful Angelsey coastal path walk we decided to walk more of the Welsh coastal path (the only problem was how to pronounce Ceredigion!!) So four days walking in September was the plan with a mixed…

Bernard's Memorial

The photos are in memorium to one our esteemed members, Bernard Hushon.   Bernard Michael Hushon 1949 – 2014, East Lancs Group Sadly Bernard passed away on 20th August at the age of sixty five, after losing his battle against cancer.  He was a man with a big stride, a big smile and an…

Plodders July to Dec 2014

Jumbles "Three Rivers Plod", Wednesday, Dec 17th Martin Banfield has written areport of this Plodder's event - it can be found here. A slideshow of photos is available here.   Plodders Summit Saunter, Wednesday, Dec 3rd Eleven LDWA members met at Hollingworth Lake Information centre for an eleven…

Plodders Jan to June 2014

  Plodders Bangor to Ogwen Cottage Walk, 18th June. Six Plodders met at Porth Penrhyn, Bangor, for a pleasant stroll to Ogwen Cottage, above Bethesda on the A5. On arrival at the start Leader John announced that he left his maps in his car when he changed vehicles in Wigan. The good news was he and…

Fundraiser Extraordinaire

East Lancs LDWA member, Gordon Stone, is undertaking a complete solo traverse of the French Pyrenees footpath, the GR10, this Summer. Starting on June 13th from Hendaye on the Atlantic coast, Gordon is using Paul Lucia's 50 day schedule to complete the 900km (550 mile) route which includes 50,000m…

Two Crosses Challenge Event 2013/14

  The Two Crosses Challenge EventEach year we host a 17 and 25 mile challenge event. Both routes visit the Roman Cross at Affetside and the Pilgrim's cross on Holcombe Moor above the Rossendale valley. This year the event was held on Sunday March 23rd. The conditions were challenging to say the…