West Pennine Villages

Welcome to the walking group

wet walkers again We hope you will find this a friendly, informal group and have lots of fun exploring the more wet walkers
local countryside with us. We focus mainly on easy to moderate level walks ranging from 4-7 miles. Walks are generally led by walking group members, though it is not necessary to lead walks yourself in order to join us. If you are considering joining the walking group it is essential that you contact the walking group leader before attending your first walk.

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Walks are risk assessed and listed on this page and in Google calendar (see calendar for postcode link to Google maps). Details will also be emailed to members in advance. Please check the website and email the evening before a walk for short notice changes/cancellations. Walk routes may be subject to change on the day, at the discretion of the walk leader. Things to consider if you are coming on a walk.

Dates for your Diary
Mon May 23rd

Croston to Rufford Circular

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PR26 9RASD 489186 7 miles3.5hrs circulareasy09.30am

Meet in front of The Grapes pub, 67 Town Rd, Croston, Leyland, PR26 9RA.On street car parking in the village or the public car park adjacent to the Doctors surgery nearby are available.

Approx 7 miles of easy flat terrain across open farm land on established paths, following the rivers Yarrow and Douglas and a spur of the Leeds Liverpool canal. Some small sections of road walking en route. A few styles only and a refreshment stop planned at the Rufford Marina. Livestock expected in fields so dogs on a lead please. Walk leaders: Sue & Nick

Mon Jun 6th

Paths and tracks around Duxbury

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PR7 4ATSD 5871525.5 mile3hrs circularmoderate09.30am

Starting point is Duxbury Park Golf Club car park, Duxbury Hall Rd, PR7 4AT. Free parking.

This is a moderate circular walk with mainly good tracks and paths. There is a short steep section of steps leading down to the River Yarrow at the start of the walk. The route then passes Saunder’s Bank and John Wood and cuts across country to Heath Charnock and Chorley golf course before dropping back down into Duxbury Jubilee Park. Ground is very muddy in parts with exposed roots, so stout walking footwear is essential. Some field walking so dogs, though welcome, must be on a lead. No toilet or café facilities en route so please bring your own refreshments if required for a stop at the midpoint. Walk leader: Alan.

Mon Jun 20th

Whittle History Walk

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PR6 7JBSD 5782315 mile2.5-3 hrscirculareasy09.30am

Meet at Halfway House Pub, 470 Preston Rd. Clayton Brook, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, PR6 7JB. (permission given to park in pub car park).

Easy walk following good footpaths throughout (no stiles), calling at various places of historical interest including a Lime Kiln, former public houses, quarries and other local landmarks. Short stop at mid point and Halfway House open for drinks/food at the end. Dogs on a lead welcome. Walk leader: Ian.

Mon Jul 4th

Abbey Village – Roddlesworth - Withnell Circular

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PR6 8DPSD 6432245 mile2hrs 30 minscircularmod09.30am

Meet at Hare & Hounds pub, Bolton Rd, Abbey Village, PR6 8DP. Park on Dole Lane opposite the pub.

Moderate circular 5 mile walk mainly on paths and fields around Roddlesworth and Withnell. Starting at the Hare and Hounds pub we will cut through the top of Roddlesworth, cross the Belmont Raod and then cross the fields coming out near the quarry. From there, we drop into Withnell for refreshments at Woodlands café.(Café opening to be confirmed). Then we follow the railway, crossing the main road in Abbey Village, over to the smallest of the reservoirs and through the fields back to the Hare and Hounds. Dogs on a lead welcome. Walk leader: Bob.

Mon Jul 18th Reservoir walk

To be confirmed. Walk leader: Paul
Mon Aug 1st No Monday walk
Wed Aug 3rd Dewlay tour and Churchtown/Nateby/St Michael's circular
Mon Sep 12th

Nicky Nook and Scorton

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PR3 1AUSD 5304856 mile3hrs circularmoderate09.30am

Park on Gubberford Lane near public toilets. Free parking. Nearest postcode is PR3 1AU (More detailed directions to follow)

This is a mainly moderate circular walk with generally good tracks and paths but with one steep climb up Nicky Nook. Some field walking so dogs, though welcome, must be on a lead. Public toilet facilities at the start and end of the walk and refreshments available at the end in the Applestore café and/or The Barn. There will be a short stop at the midpoint. Walk leader: Alan.

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Welcome to the walking group
More Group Pages
Badminton Beginners Guitar
Book Share Card and Board Games
Classic Vehicle Appreciation Craft and Chat
Croquet Crown Green Bowls
Dancercise Drawing
Family History Folk Dancing
French Conversation Gardening
Get By in Spanish Golf
Handbell Hedgerow Weaving
IT Troubleshooting Members on their own
Pilates Poetry
Sitters in Situ Social
Social Cycling Table Tennis
Tennis Theatre Trips
Welcome to the walking group