Welcome to East Lancs LDWA

Social Walks in the next few weeks.

No need to book in advance. Just turn up with enough food and drink for the day and appropriate clothing and footwear for the expected weather and terrain. Please contact the walk leader if you have any queries.   


Sunday 23rd January. Boots and Brews. 

10 miles. Start 9.00am. Park at Yarrow Valley Park PR7 6DD just off the A581/Southport Road (near the big Chorley Tesco, marked on Google maps as Euxton Skate Park) Short break at 4.5 miles, please bring your own snacks/butties/drinks. Brew break at 7.5 miles at the Treeface Cafe. Leader,

Caroline Tennant Tel: 07443529603.



Wednesday 26th January.

Clitheroe 60K Part Vl.

14.5 miles. Start 9.30am. Chester Avenue Car Park, Clitheroe, BB7 2HA. Contact Roger Jackson. 07553944988 rogerjackson@btinternet.com


Sunday 30th January. In Our Back Yard.

20 miles. Start 8.30am. Cutacre Country Park, free cp, Salford Rd, Bolton, BL5 1BS.

Contact:Dave & Alma Walsh Tel: 07762 467987


Sunday 6th February. Forgotten Railways.

12 or 18 miles. Start 9am Clayton-le-Moors. BB5 5SF. Contact Paul or Jeanette Banks. Tel: 07817747112 or email jeanettemaryhoward@gmail.com


  • The East Lancashire group is one of about 40 groups in the country affiliated to the Long Distance Walkers Association. We are a friendly bunch who enjoy various social activities and trips as well as walking.

  • For general enquiries about the group contact the secretary Roger on secretary.eastlancs@ldwa.org.uk

  • LDWA members must have their e-mail preferences enabled to receive bulk emails from the group either as a full or associate member.

  • Please note that photographs are taken and published on this website, Facebook, Strider and other media. Please let the walk leader know at the beginning of the walk if you do not wish to appear in photographs.

  • Contact Nick on eastlancs.walkssecretary@ldwa.org.uk if you have general walking programme enquiries or wish to offer to lead a walk.

  • East Lancs has also helped to develop a series of walks called A Breath of Fresh Air.

  • http://www.abreathoffreshair.epizy.com/index.shtml?i=1

  • There are also Social Events to join in with.

  • Please take time to explore our website, this should give you a flavour of the group's activities.  There are Walk Reports posted after every social walk.

  • The contact for the website is Hilary on eastlancs.chair@ldwa.org.uk

  • Details of group minutes and other admin information is also published on the website.  The next meeting will be held on Tuesday February 1st at 8pm. The Doffcocker pub, 780 Chorley Old Road, Bolton. BL1 5QD.

  • You will be made most welcome at our meetings and social activities but most of all on our walks and events.

Challenge Event

The Two Crosses Returns! Our annual Challenge event will take place on Sunday March 20th 2022. 

Enter at SiEntries using the link below.




Coming soon - "Boots & Brews - Shorter walks for Everyone"

In the New Year we will be trialling a series of shorter walks at the weekend.    

These will be open to all, from long standing members to new walkers interested in meeting the group, and everyone in between. See latest news for more details.