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…