2015

The Start Of A Big Year

Round Rivington Reservoirs, led by John Pickton, Wednesday 28th January 28th  Thirteen walkers met at the car park opposite the school at Lower Rivington Reservoir. We welcomed a couple of new faces to the Wednesday walks, namely Harry and John. We set off at 9.30 am in fine weather to our first…

Footsteps in Freezing February - will it warm up?

"There is a good side to Rochdale", February 25th 16 of us met up at Healey Corner on the border of Rochdale and Whitworth, some having overcome horrendous traffic problems on and around the M62. We did see a good side to this much maligned town, as the weather stayed bright and dry and the…

Mad March Hare-ing around the Countryside?

Three Towers, Saturday, March 28th With a forecast of gales and rain it was surprising to see 25 die-hards turn up for the walk. After tea and toast at the sailing club, we headed towards Turton Tower (not one of the towers!!), waterproofs were rapidly donned. Then came the steady ascent up to…

April Showers ... or April Sunshine

Oriental Chipping,  Wednesday April 15th, 14 miles, 18 walkers Leaders Dave & Alma Walsh Despite the heavy rain which had not been predicted, 18 walkers set off from Chipping car park for this 14 mile midweek walk. Some hardy souls were baring their legs in shorts.We headed initially south-west…

May The Walk Be With You

WanderingINGS, Sunday May 31st, 20 miles, 3700ft ascent, leaders Dave & Alma Walsh The 'stop press' regarding the possible gales was unheeded by 10 stalwarts, 9 East Lancs members and new boy Phil. The East Lancs contingent included Julie and Michael who had successfully completed the 100 only 7…

Red Rose 100

East Lancs LDWA are hosting the 2015 LDWA 100 mile event. Please click here to go to the Red Rose 100 site. Red Rose 100 Report and Results now available for download - click here Here are links to photos from Brian Fisher and we have a videos provided by John Jocys and Terry Pilkington Marshals…

Plodders Jan to June 2015

Settle Loop plus Two – 12 miles,  Wednesday 24th June 15 walkers and 1 dog set off at 10.00am on a sunny morning from the main car park in Settle to walk an extended (at the eastern end) version of the Settle Loop. The Settle Loop is a 10 mile circuit which was the first section of the…

The Longest Days are in June

Beyond Boulsworth, Sunday June 28th Report awaited Photos from Julie Spencer :   Around the USA?, Sunday June 14th With overcast skies (but just one short light shower mid morning), 15 walkers left Burrs Country Park on this 20 mile walk. Word must have spread that this Yorkshire leader with very…

Does it get hotter than this July?

Wild and Wilder, Wednesday, July 29th On what was the best day for some time, 21 walkers and a dog met at Moss Bank car park to see what was Wild & Wilder about this walk.The name originally came from the wildlife park that used to be near Moss Bank and is still shown on the OS maps, and Wilder's…

The August Walkers of East Lancs

Roger's Weekend, August 14th to 16th - see below (video now available) Todmorden Treat, Sunday August 23rd, 22 miles Leader : Steve Clark Well the weather forecast was good – a reasonable day was promised during a period of unsettled weather.  As 09:00 approached, I was made aware that Peter…

Plodders July to Dec 2015

  The Dales Way Plodders Walk - Leg 6, Sedburgh to Grayrigg, Wednesday November 18th.     NINE Plodders endured the wind and rain driving conditions to meet at Sedbergh for the penultimate Stage of The Dale's Way. Neil and Allan left their cars at Grayrigg and Bernard kindly picked them up and took…

Plodders at Ghyll Head 2015

   Monday November 30th till Friday December 4th   The annual vist to Ghyll Head took place on the above dates. The programme followed a well established sequence of events.   Monday. Plodders arrived from early afternoon onwards. Reg, Neil and Allan went for a short walk in the afternoon. All…

Red Rose Magazine Article

  Red Rose Magazine Article   Many of East Lancs members experienced the recent Red Rose 100 either by taking part or helping. Click on the link below to read the story of one entrant.........   Damian's very challenging behaviour.  

An Indian Summer?

Roger's Weekend - the video - now available on the August page   Whalley and Beyond, Wednesday Sept 30th, 13.5 miles Leaders Dave & Alma Walsh The unseasonably warm weather enticed 22 walkers, including 3 newcomers, out on the day. Unfortunately just as we started up the slope along the golf course…

Into Autumn

Dales Way Part 5, Wednesday October 28th Report expected soon. Meanwhile here are photos from John Rattray.   West O' Worsley, Sunday October 18th "A God-forsaken place, full of drunken, rude people with deplorable morals".  A description of Worsley by the Earl of Ellesmere a) in 1846, or b) last…

Nippy Novemberambulations

A YORKSHIRE YOMP. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29TH. The aptly named walk 'A Yorkshire Yomp' nearly became the 'Lancashire Yomp' as the wind nearly blew us back over the 'border'. Plenty of good views, fantastic waterfalls and the usual wit and banter made the 18 miles worthwhile. The forecast was dire but 7…

December Drenchings

  WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16TH. THREE VILLAGES HERITAGE WALK. 12 MILES. LEADER: BARBARA SHELTON.   Eighteen hardy souls and three dogs turned out on a wet Wednesday, no doubt spurred on by the promise of the rain passing over in the morning – it didn't! No matter – at least I appear to hold…

East Lancs Christmas Meal

  Friday December 4th 2015.   The Annual Christmas Meal was held at The Rivington. Over 40 members and partners/friends enjoyed a three course meal with after dinner entertainment by James, magician extraordinaire.