2018

New Year Resolutions

Wednesday January 31st. Top Bunk to Top 'o' th Hill. 13.5 miles. Leader: Chris Langabeer. 14 walkers. 13.5 miles. Weather, occasionally heavy snow and sleet. The group set off from the Eagle and Child, aka Top Bunk. We climbed on a rather muddy path path to walk around the edge of Fletcher Bank…

Freezing in February

Wednesday February 21st. Botany Bay Circular. 13 miles. Leader: Tracey Parton.   Wow, a great start for my first walk with East Lancs group, 24 people and 6 dogs met at Botany Bay on a lovely sunny February day.   First we started with a Singalong Birthday Wishes for John, Happy Birthday. We…

March Madness

Sunday March 25th. A Score to Settle. 18.5 miles. Leaders: Neil and Howard Smith.   18 walkers from various clubs turned up (despite the loss of an hours sleep) on a beautiful and bright sunny morning to set off from Settle, with a nice steady climb to start with taking us towards Langcliffe and…

April Fools and snow

Sunday April 29th. Bronte Round. 24.5 miles. Leader: Steve Clark.   Setting off from Hebden Bridge we were soon getting warm travelling up the valley to Hardcastle Crags.  At Walshaw we came out from the shelter of the valley and up on the moors and the north east wind made it feel quite chilly…

South West Coastal Path

South West Coastal Path 2018.   The group spent a week in April based in Torquay, walking part of the South West Coastal Path. Thanks to Ken for the statistics from the walking below. There are also photo links of the week away from Ken and Howard.   Mon.   14.9 miles   2532.81 ft.Tues.  …

Yorkshire Wolds Way 2018

                                                                                      East Lancs LDWA / National Trail THE YORKSHIRE WOLDS WAY Sponsored by Compeed    Walk report by Caroline Tennant   Day 1 -…

Keswick Week Away

A Week in Keswick. Several members of East Lancs spent a week in Keswick at the end of February/beginning of March. The visit coincided with "The Beast from the East" visiting the country but the weather conditions did not prevent the group from getting out and about. Thanks to Nick Halford for…

Cinque Ports 100

Cinque Ports 100. May 26th-28th 2018. Thanks to Jeanette and Robb for this selection of photos from the Cinque Ports 100.              

Two Crosses 2018

Two Crosses Sunday 18th March 2018.   What can we say except what a day!! The weather was not going to beat the hardy runners/walkers and Marshalls. Thank you to all East Lancs members who braved the icy conditions to man the checkpoints. Also, the entrants who managed to get to Tottington and…

Bluebells and sunshine in May

Wednesday May 23rd. A visit to old friends (or is it!!!) 15 miles. Leader: John Thompson.   14 walkers set out on a very warm and sometimes windy day from Marles wood up to Bradley wood, then down and across Ribchester bridge. Along the Ribble Way then left to Lower Dutton and Gallows Lane (no…

June Jaunts in the sunshine

Wednesday June 27th. Lunesdale Limp. 12 miles. Leader: Norman Thomas.   Twenty walkers turned up today. The weather was very hot indeed, the 10pm evening news said it had been the hottest day of the year. We made our way from Hornby by tarmac to Lyon Bridge then across the fields to Melling,…

July Japes in the heat

  Wednesday July 25th. Another Wharfedale Wander. 13 miles. Leader: Ian Pickup.   Thanks to Ed for the picture.   A group of 13 walkers met in the main car park at Grassington for this 13 mile walk which was a replacement for the second part of the planned 'From Source to Sea' walk. Among the…

Meeting Minutes 2018

Group Meeting Minutes below Minutes December 2018.   AGM Minutes 06Nov2018.   Minutes October 2018   Minutes September 2018   Minutes August 2018.   Minutes June 2018.   Minutes May 2018.   Minutes April 2018.   Minutes February 2018.    

Sunny days in August

Wednesday August 29th. Giant's Graves And a Friars Head. 14.2 miles. Leader: Chris Langabeer.   Weather: Cloudy at first, sunshine later.   20 walkers set off from the car park of the Craven Heifer PH. Named after a local Heifer which weighed 2,496 lb and stood over 7ft tall! We passed through…

September Saunters

Sunday September 30th. Manorlands Meander. 18 miles. Leaders: Ken Noble & Viv Lee.   The walk was 18 miles with 8 attendees and was named after Manorlands Sue Ryder Care Centre. The route took in Penistone Hill, Oxenhope, Thornton Moor, Denholm Gate, Hewenden. Here we had fine views of the…

October Outings

Sunday October 28th. Earby a circular around Earby. 20 miles. Leader: Pauline Melia.   On a beautiful crisp morning, having remembered to turn their clocks back the night before, 22 enthusiastic walkers gathered outside the Anchor Inn at Salterforth for a walk around the beautiful hills, tracks…

November and it's turning cold

Sunday November 25th. Out on a Lymm. 18 miles. Leader: Dave and Alma Walsh.   The leaders were pleasantly surprised that 21 walkers had gathered at Lymm Dam car park as several of the regulars were on the Real Ale Ramble weekend & had received apologies from others that they would not be…

Bob James

Bob James. 1957 -2018. Bob walked with East Lancs for many years. His favourite walk was the Dambusters walk based on Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District. The pictures below were taken on the last walk Bob led for East Lancs

December Doddles

Sunday December 23rd. "Ast sin mi dad?" Remembering the 344. 17 miles. Leader: Hilary Scott   Sunday morning dawned very miserably after raining all night and the forecast of even more rain. Two days before Christmas, hmm, not many people are going to turn out today I thought...…. 23 brave souls…

New Year 2018

New Year 2018.   A group of East Lancs members celebrated New Year in Llanwrytd Wells. The pictures below were taken by Pauline.     The pictures below are from Robb.     The pictures below are from Barbara.