2017

New Year, New Beginnings....

Wednesday January 25th. A trip round my town. Plodder walk. 10 miles. Leader:John Pickton. 10am saw 17 plodders and 1 dog ready to take a trip around Chorley - the leader's home town.  Leaving the car park in bright sunshine we followed the Yarrow passing signs which warned us of the flood damage…

Fabulous or Freezing February?

Wednesday February 22nd. What the Doctors Ordered. 10.5 miles. Leader: Mike Lee.   The title of the walk is a reference to the Whitworth Doctors. These were several generations of the Taylor family who practised as doctors in Whitworth for about 100 years from the latter part of the 18th century.…

Marauding March?

Wednesday March 22nd. A Bit of Ruff. 14 miles. Leaders: Dave and Alma Walsh.   The title of the walk was a play on Rufford where the walk started, but it could have been to describe the weather which was coolish, windy & raining.   Eleven of us set off from Rufford church & crossed the railway line…

Keswick Week Away 2017

  A group of East Lancs members enjoyed a weeks self catering holiday based in Keswick in February. See below for some pictures of their walks during the week. Thank you to Barbara Shelton for sending these. The first ones below are from 2nd March, when Roger Hallowell led a walk up to Carl Side…

Isle of Wight Coastal Path 2017

     Isle of Wight Coastal Path. 23rd-29th  April 2017.                                                                                                                             46 members of East Lancs made the trip down to the Isle of Wight with Alfa Holidays providing the transport, hotel…

April Fools?

Look under Other Activities for an account of the Isle of Wight Coastal Walk 23-29th April 2017     Wednesday April 19th. Haigh Hall Stroll. 14 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   Twenty one walkers, we started from Borsdane Car Park, through the fields near Westhoughton then made our way to Aspull. …

May Merriment

Wednesday May 24th. Chips Away. 15 miles. Leaders: Dave and Alma Walsh.   Bad planning by the Walks Secretary had us leading our second walk in four days. Nevertheless 21 of us including new member Robert, & a small contingent from West Lancs, set off from Chipping Car Park on a dull but warm day.…

June Jamborees

Wednesday June 28th. Singing Ringing Tree. 15 miles. Leader: Barbara Sheldon.   The Magnificent Seven set off undeterred from Towneley Park for a 15 mile paddle, errrr, pootle around the countryside. We were able to see our objective on the skyline from the car park, a tiny speck on the horizon…

Red Rose 50 2017. The Day.

Red Rose 50. Saturday/Sunday 16/17th September 2017.   Results. Please click on the link below:-   RR50 2017 Results.pdf   The Start of the day. Thank you to Paul and Alison for these. Hoghton Checkpoint. Thank you to Roger for these. Tockholes Checkpoint. Thank you to Sandra for these.  …

Red Rose 50 2017 Marshalls Walk

Marshalls Walk, August 5th/6th.   All went well on the Marshalls walk. Thank you to Dave and Kath for the pictures below. There were 2 retirees and 6 completers.  Red Rose 50 Marshal results 5th/6th August 2017 Entrant                                  Completion time                 Position Paul…

Meeting Minutes 2017

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Rogues Gallery 2017

            East Lancs out and about

Coast To Coast Walk

Coast to Coast Walk 2017. Six members of East Lancs walked the Coast to Coast Walk in August 2017. Click on the lik below to read Howard's account of their journey. Walking the Coast to Coast

Welsh Coast Path 2017

Welsh Coast Path 2017.   A group of 15 members from East and West Lancs spent five days in September walking from Chepstow to Porthcawl along the Welsh Coast Path. Click on the link below to see Robb's pictures from his four days of walking. Robb's pictures. Wales 2017. Ken has sent some too.…

July Sun and Walks

Saturday July 29th. Finding the Shard. (Wyre Way part 2) 19 miles. Leaders: Caroline Tennant, Nick Halford, Hilary Scott.   8 walkers, Maude dog and Alf dog met, along with the local Zumba ladies, at St Michael's Village Hall.  We set off South away from the river Wyre passing curious alpacas, over…

'Appenings in August

Wednesday August 30th. Plodder Walk. Seventh Stanza Stone. 10 miles. Leader: Mike Lee.   Eight walkers and one dog met in the car park at Marsden Station for the “Seventh Stanza Stone” Plodder walk. Exiting by the rear of the car park, we climbed straight up the valley side to…

September Serendipity

Wednesday September 20th. Piethorne Revisited. 14 miles. Leader: Roger Helliwell. 15 walkers and 2 dogs left Littleborough to revisit Piethorn Reservoir and two others. A kingfisher was spotted on the canal shortly after the start of the walk. The weather remained fine all day and the route…

New Year 2017

New Year Trip 2017.   A group of East Lancs members gathered in Llanwrtyd Wells for the New Year. Judging by the pictures below a good time was had by all. Thanks to Dave Walsh for sending these in

Ghyll Head December 2017

  Ghyll Head December 2017   Thirteen members of East Lancs enjoyed a four night stay at Ghyll Head in the first week of December. Three days were spent in the local area enjoying varied walking and the four nights were a veritable feast of eating and maybe the occasional drink. I think we all put…

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.  …

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,…

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…