Downham, Lancashire Sunday 25th November 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Rob Rose   Distance: 10.00 miles If it is a nice Winters day we will walk up Pendle Hill. If not, we will walk from Downham to Worston passing Longlands Woods, Worsaw Hill and walk alongside Worston Brook. From Worston we walk to Chatburn then alongside the River Ribble on to Sawley. Then back to …

Hurst Green, Lancashire Sunday 25th March 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.00 miles Today we visit The Shire in search of Hobbits. From Hurst Green we go through Higher Deer House, Stock Bridge and Fell Side Farm to climb onto Longridge Fell (the highest point of the walk 306m, 1004ft) for some great views. Then Kemple End, on to admire the …

Slaidburn, Lancashire Sunday 25th February 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Jimmy Need     Distance : 8.00 miles We set off from Slaidburn and make our way to Hammerton Hall and from there over to Bridge House Wood which could be our lunch break. After this we go to Stocks Reservoir and walk for about one and a half mile on the circular route. We …

Rawtenstall, Lancashire Sunday 26th February 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.00 miles A circular walk from Rawtenstall along the Shoe Trail thru Whitaker Park to Top of Slate (and the Halo) and onto Duckworth Clough. We then make our way up Cribden Hill (401m, 1315.62ft), over Cribden Moor and down to Crawshawbooth.Next we go north via Goodshaw Chapel to join …

Garstang, Lancashire Sunday 30th October 2016

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Malcolm Chamberlain   Distance : 11.25 miles We head south out of Garstang before turning east, passing the ruins of Greenhalgh Castle and crossing the railway line and M6 (this section is likely to be muddy). There is a gentle climb past Janet’s Hill Wood and Sullom Side, including distant views of Oakenclough Fell. We …

Scorton, Lancashire Sunday 25th October 2015

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leaders: Donna Callaghan & Terry Parry   Distance: approx. 10.3 miles Terrain – Tracks, fields, a short part on road, gates and a few stiles. It could be wet under foot.We start our walk in Garstang car park (20p toilets available). From here we follow ‘The Millennium Walk’, and the River Wyre. We continue on across the …

Barrowford, Lancashire Sunday 4th January 2015

NB. The public conveniences at Barrowford have also been closed so once again we will travel on the M65 and will call in at Blackburn services for a quick comfort stop. The toilets are still open at Barley apparently so there might be the opportunity to use them there if your walk passes that way. Many thanks to Selwyn and …

Waddington, Lancashire Sunday 30th November 2014

NB. Pendle council has closed public conveniences including those at Waddington, with local businesses such as cafes and pubs being encouraged to make provision instead. The only cafe in Waddington has very limited facilities, and the pubs will not be open when we arrive, so instead, we will be travelling to Waddington along the M65 and will call in at …

Chipping, Lancashire Sunday 28th September 2014

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader: Carole Rankin & Jimmy Need   Distance: approx. 11 miles From Chipping we walk NW to Foot Fell and then climb Parlick (1417ft) and along the ridge to the cairn at Fair Snape Fell (1673ft) for hopefully amazing views. This is the main climb finished. We then cross the Saddle Fell and descend down to Saddle …

Rivington, Lancashire Sunday 6th January 2013

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader: Dennis Cookson   Distance: 9.5 miles Most of the ascent comes in the first part of this walk. We head first for Pigeon Tower and then across to Rivington Pike. We then start to descend to Pike’s cottage where we take a path to the left of ‘Two Lads’ to pick up the road to the …

Barley, Lancashire Sunday 25th November 2012

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader: Dag Griffiths   Distance: Approx. 9.5 miles This walk, taken at short notice, is based on the walk Rowland led from Downham in November 2011 but in reverse and cutting out Downham. From Barley we head past the Ogden Reservoirs and onto Barley Moor before heading for the summit of Pendle Hill (557m). The descent takes …

Ribchester, Lancashire Sunday 29th January 2012

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader: Selwyn Williams   Distance: Approx. 9 miles We set off from the village to the River Ribble and follow the bank on the opposite side to the Ribble Way, later crossing over by secure method of a bridge (no stepping stones here). Up to Hurst Green (toilet stop available), passing to the left of Stoneyhurst College …