Welcome to the West Lancashire Group...


Formed over 40 years ago, our group has been thriving ever since. With a membership from a wide variety of backgrounds, we are a happy lot with good conversation and humour – even in the  rain. Every year we put on a balance of walks and a challenge walk.

Our walks are done at an accommodating pace and cater for members of varying abilities. If you are not a member and you have seen a walk you would like to do you will certainly be made welcome. All we ask is that you contact the walk leader (contact) beforehand so they know you will be joining the walk. After walking with us 3 times you will be expected to join the LDWA - just £15 pa when paid by direct debit.

Our walks include; Tuesday walks of approximately 10 miles. These are held within easy driving distance of the Preston Area, which includes the West Pennine Moors, the Ribble Valley and the Bowland Hills. There are 3 or 4 of these every month.

Twice a month we have longer walks, always listed in Strider Magazine, which range in distance from 15 to upwards of 20 miles and are described in more detail on our ‘walks programme’ page. 

Our leaders are very knowledgeable and experienced and know all the very best walks throughout the North West, so if you don't know where to walk then our walks programme will be an ideal starting point for you. And if you do then I am sure we can introduce you to new walks with great scenery and interest.

Dogs are allowed on most walks as long as they are kept on a short lead, but as they are not allowed on some walks dog owners MUST contact the walk leader first, to check if dogs are allowed.

Every year we walk a long distance path/route and this year we walked the Lancashire Way, details of which can be found in 'Latest News'.. The reports can be seen in 'Group Activities'. A group of eight have just completed walking their first stage of the Coast to Coast. Details can be seen in 'Group Activities' 

We annually put on a challenge walkthe Anglezarke Amble, held in February, which attracts entrants from all parts of the country and is always fully subscribed. This year you can enter using SiEntries



Our monthly meetings are now held in the Sea View Inn, Preston Road (A6), Whittle-le-Woods, commencing at 19.45 hrs. The nearest postcode is PR6 7HH (which takes you up the road a bit). The OS grid reference is SD 583 194 or you can see the location on Google Maps by clicking here.  

Whilst much of the talk is about ‘shop’, there is a lot of lively chat and we do try our best to make them a social occasion. 


Our group meetings dates for this year at the Sea View starting at 7.45pm are 10th June, 12th August and 14th October. 


Why not come and join us……if you’re a reasonably fit walker there’s sure to be something for you and what’s more……you will be made very welcome.