Welcome to East Lancs LDWA


 


The East Lancashire group is one of about 40 groups around the country affiliated to the Long Distance Walkers Association. We are a friendly bunch who enjoy the social side of the club as well as the walking. The group secretary's contact details are secretary.eastlancs@ldwa.org.uk  Please contact the group secretary for general enquiries about the group. The group secretary does keep all East Lancs members informed of group news and activities via the LDWA bulk e-mail system. Please update your details on the main LDWA site to ensure you receive these.

For other committee members details please click here

 

Why not look at our walks programme, see Future Events Our main social walks are at the weekend, normally a Sunday, and these average twenty miles in length. This would take about eight hours to complete and all walkers need to carry enough food and drink to last the day. We like to visit different areas eg the West Pennine Moors, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales etc.

 

The group also offers Wednesday walks which are shorter in length, from about 12 to 16 miles. Some of these are also Long Distance Paths which are broken down over several dates. Each part of the walk is a good day in itself, do not be put off if you cannot complete the whole path. In 2016 we will be walking The Lancashire Trail. Please ensure you book your place on the coach if you wish to join us.

 

We also offer some "Plodder" walks on various days. These are slightly shorter and at a more moderate pace. These walks are not advertised in Strider but the details of them will be advertised on the  Future Events section.

The contact for the Plodder walks is Don Watson and he can be contacted on don.watson@hotmail.co.uk 

 

Our Walks programme is compiled by Dave & Alma Walsh. They can be contacted at 'david.walsh873@btinternet.com'  
They can help with general enquiries re the walking programme but please contact the Walk Leader for specific enquiries about a particular walk.
These can be found in Strider or here

 

 

East Lancs also offers one challenge event each year. This is the "Two Crosses" event.  Competitors have the choice of 17 or 25 mile routes which may be walked or run. Food and drink are available at checkpoints on the course and at the finish. In 2016 the event was held on Sunday March 20th. For further details and 2016 results click here

In 2017 East Lancs will be offering a 50 mile challenge walk, the Red Rose 50. Keep your eye on the website for further information.

 

You will be made very welcome on any of East Lancs walks but please telephone the walks leader beforehand or check this website on the relevant walk to confirm any last minute alterations. 

 

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

to go to the relevant page from which you can download the 5 routes to explore at your leisure.

 

The social secretary is Viv Lee and she is always willing to listen and put into action any social event requests. Viv does organise some weekends away as well, 

click here to go to the  Social Events page for more details.


Please take a few minutes to explore our website. After each walk a short write up is published along with photos if available.  This should give you a good idea of what we get up to! The contact for the website is Hilary Scott at hilary.scott54@sky.com  Contributions about your walking exploits are most welcome.

We also have Rogues Gallery - pictures of the group out and about. Click here to view.

 

Our meetings are very social affairs and take place at the Doffcocker Inn, 780 Chorley Old Rd, Bolton BL1 5QD. Please note that we meet in the upstairs room.The meeting is normally the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm. There is a small formal part and then a chance for group members to have a drink and chat together. Why not come along and see if you like us. Better still, pull on those walking boots and join us.

Monastic Way 5 pilgrimsLunesdale Wandering

Stanza Stones Part 5 at BingleyHumphrey Hunting

 

Lancashire Trail 3 Plodding from Calder Vale

Pendle Way Chunk

Beetham Village

 

ABC of East Lancs ready to goStanza Stones Trail 4

Wonderful MalhamLancashire Trail with friends

Off to find the Mist StonePlodding round RyburnHey Diddle Diddle

Trailing after Fairies?Two Crosses Party Presentations

 

Lancashire Trail Part 1, at St HelensTerrific Twelve Breakfast Team

Stanza Stones Trail 2Completing the 36 Degree Walk

 

Plodding Affetside to RochdaleLined up to go Up and Atom

Ready to Spring into the woodsCastle and Hall start

 

Bittern at Wharton?Plodding to Haigh

A wet Saddleworth Skyline

Stanza Stones Trail 1

Springing into BowlandLooking for Friends

No Mud Here

 

How Many Rivers to find?

Ashworth Amble Start

Ready to find Guy

Start of Reservoir RoundAround Adlington

Settling down to go to MalhamHellifield Hikeabout

Ready to set sail on Another Dead EndWatergrove Skyline Plod

 

 

 

 

 

Little Cracker Start