Chorley

Events

We organise a variety of trips to theatres, museums etc.

Our General Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month at St George's Church Hall, Chorley, starting at 1.30pm. Usually we have an outside speaker, though sometimes the meeting is taken by our own members. The format is usually news, speaker and then informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Mon Jul 25th St George's Church Hall
Afternoon tea & Beetle Drive
Mon Aug 22nd Graham Gough
Rivington Gardens The Past, Present and Future

Hear about the history of the Rivington Gardens, how they have been
renovated and what the future holds
St George's Church Hall
Mon Sep 26th Iris Smith
Chorley in Bloom Find out about the Chorley in Bloom projects that are keeping Chorley
bright and beautiful.
St George's Church Hall
Mon Oct 24th Dawn Robinson
Principal Officer (investigations)
Trading Standards Service
"Scams and Doorstep Crime"

A chat about current scams and doorstep cons, and how to keep
yourself safe from con artists.
St George's Church Hall
Mon Nov 28th St George's Church Hall
Mon Dec 12th Leyland Strummers
& Warblers

Christmas Party Enjoy a musical afternoon and refreshments
St George's Church Hall
Mon Jan 23rd 2023 Judith Beeston An Afternoon with Edith Rigby

Speaking as Edith Rigby giving an account of three aspects of her life,
as a member of the WI, as a wife and as a suffragette.
St George's Church Hall
Art Appreciation
Tue Jul 12th July - Banksy
Tue Sep 13th Sept - Aubrey Beardsley
Tue Oct 11th Oct - to be confirmed
Tue Nov 8th Nov - to be confirmed
Tue Dec 13th Dec - Jacob’s Join
Intermediate Walks
Wed Jul 13th Gid - Farleton Fell, Burton & Holme 8.5 miles 296 mtrs total ascent. Steep section near start, varied walking includes limestone pavement, country park and canal side walking. Park at Farleton on Dukes bridge on the Lancaster canal. Postcode LA6 1PB. w3w flame.escalated.interview. There is a pub just of the walk route at Holme and a Cafe Ambio at M6 J36 but this is not on the walk route
Wed Jul 27th Nicola – Details to follow
Wed Aug 10th Gid
Long Walks
Wed Jul 6th Gid - Barnoldswick / Weets Hill 10.5 miles & 433 mtrs total ascent. Start time 10.30am meet at Greenberfield Locks Car Park BB18 5SU (W3W sounding,improvise,spreading). Hilly walk with good paths. Walk begins with farmland followed by a long ascent up to the summit of Weets Hill at 397mtrs then descends to Barnoldswick and then to Letcliff Country Park where we meet the canal and walk back to car park/cafe.
Wed Jul 20th Linda - Fiendsdale Head, walk start 10.00, 10.5 miles
Car park by road SD 634512, BB7 3BJ, w3w compelled.lavender.haystack
Walk to Fiendsdale Head then Totteridge via Brown Berry Plain
Fairly tough walk, one stream to cross, many peat hags
Wed Aug 3rd A walk across the fells, fields and woods around Hurstwood Resevoir, near Burnley. Mostly bridle track and rough paths with some road walking. Could be muddy in parts if weather is/or been wet.
Around 9 miles, 451 mtr assent. Start from Worsthorne Car Park (free) on Hurstwood Lane. BB103LF ( w3w - drift.happen.darker). (OS Grid Ref: SD 883 312) Start walking at 10:15 please. Please text me if you are coming- Peter
Wed Aug 17th Bryan - summer special - Malham and Victoria Cave. 11½ miles, 500m ascent/descent
Start 10.00 at Watersinks car park on Malham Moor just south of Malham Tarn. Nearest post code
BD23 4DJ (which takes you to Malham village, go northwest on Cove Road and turn right at the cross
roads) w3w upcoming.fools.camped
Undulating but mostly on good paths and wide tracks. The steep narrow path to/from Victoria Cave
is optional. The descent towards Malham has some steep areas down a grassy bank which are
slippery when wet. Steep ascents at the side of Malham Cove and at the end of the dry valley are by
stone steps
Wed Aug 31st Albert - Details to be confirmed
Medium Walks
Mon Jul 18th Details to follow.
Pub Lunch
Wed Jul 20th Yarrow Bridge, Bolton Road, Chorley PR7 4AB
Wed Aug 17th Prince of Wales, New Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DB
Thu Sep 22nd Sea View, 2 Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods, PR6 7HH
Wed Oct 19th White Bull, 135 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SG
Wed Nov 16th Sir Henry Tate, New Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DB
Wed Dec 21st No meeting this month