Walking in Parbold

West Lancs Footpath Group  ‘tel 01704 880782, 425776.
Life Long Learning – Group Walk Fridays, usually with Pub lunch: 01695 579095. 
West Lancs Ramblers Assoc:  Tel 01772 812034 or 01695 57374  Ramblers Association www.ramblers.org.uk
 
West Lancashire Countryside Events:

Walking Festival 2016 

Fairy glen walking festival The Walking Festival runs every August and provides walks to suit people of all abilities.

The festival offers everything from short, themed, informative strolls to long distance countryside rambles. A variety of different walk leaders and external organisations work alongside the Ranger's helping to provide walks that cover as much of West Lancashire's wonderful countryside as possible. The full list of walks are listed on the website: http://www.westlancs.gov.uk/ Leisure and Recreation - Events

Contact: Beacon County Park. E: beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk Tel. 01695 622794Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Up Holland, WN8 7RU

Countryside walks organised by West Lancs Borough Council and West Lancs Footpath Group:
Contact: Ann Robinson 01695 571303 or Ron Cheetham  on 01704 892453

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PARBOLD & DISTRICT RAMBLERS

Parbold Ramblers was formed in 1998 by a group of like-minded people who fancied a bit of exercise on a regular basis, were fond of the open air and nice scenery. 
 

Whalley and River Calder walk - March 2016

Walks are organised on the 1st Sunday of each month and are within 1½ hours drive from Parbold village.  In winter months when the days are shorter we sometimes walk nearer to home.  We meet at the Car Park behind the shops in Parbold to share cars, usually at 9.a.m prompt. (A donation towards petrol costs for the car driver is appreciated)  Members are advised to have suitable footwear i.e. walking boots, and to bring waterproofs, coffee and lunch.  Walking poles can also be useful.

The walks are over a variety of terrains and areas and are usually no more than 8 miles long.  Hills and dales, canal towpaths, green lanes and wooded areas can be expected but no fell walking is usually attempted.  If there is a local hostelry or teashop at the end of the walk, then that is usually included for those who wish. 

We get together once a month in the upstairs room of the Red Lion Pub, Newburgh starting at 8.p.m. to discuss the previous walk, the next planned walk, and any other issues that crop up.  This is on the Wednesday, which falls 10 days before the 1st Sunday of the new month.

We are a lively and friendly group and social events are planned throughout the year. There is always a Christmas meal at a local pub or restaurant, and for the last few years we have ventured out in the summer as well.  We try to plan a weekend away each year and have been to Shropshire, Durham, Wales, the Peak District & the Lakes.

The current annual subscription is £ 10.00. Renewable annually at the AGM in May.

More detailed information can be obtained by phoning  Carole Fishwick 01695 633138                                                          

Or email us at parboldramblers@talktalk.net

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Our walking programme for 2017/18

Sunday June 4th                             Beeston Castle            6½ miles         difficulty C

Sunday July 2rd                               Chipping                       6½ miles         difficulty B

Sunday August 6th                          Hurst Green                 6 miles             difficulty B

Sunday September 3rd                  Tarn Hows                    7 miles              difficulty B

Sunday October 1st                        Slaidburn                      7 miles              difficulty B

Sunday November 5th                    Crank                            6 miles               difficulty C

Sunday December 3rd                    Martin Mere                 51/2 miles         difficulty B

Sunday January 7th                         Lathom Area               5 miles               difficulty C    

Sunday February 4th                      Croxteth Park               51/2 miles         difficulty C

Sunday March 4th                            Yarrow Park                 6 miles              difficulty B

Sunday April 1st                               Glasson Dock              61/2miles         difficulty B

Sunday May 6th                                Grassington                 8 miles               difficulty B

Additional walks to the programme.

We are looking to include 3 additional walks to our program in April,and July 2018 and October 2017 these will be more challenging than normal being longer or hillier still keeping within the area we currently visit.

The first one is scheduled for 15th October 2017 and more details will be given later.

 

 

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Difficulty ratings: 

A – A lot of uphill walking or rough terrain.     B – May have some rough going or hilly parts

C – Almost all flat and easy going.  Accessible to all

Although we plan our walking programme well in advance it may be that it has to be changed at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or unsuitable terrain. Members are informed of any changes at the meeting prior to the scheduled walk.

Full walk details and start time will be posted on this website's Events calendar 7 - 10 days before the date of the walk.

Please note All walks meet at Parbold shops at 9.00a.m. for Car Share, unless otherwise stated.  If you need a lift, it is advisable to contact Jimmy Kelly or the walk leader before the day, so that we can ensure availability.

This is the responsibility of the individual and lifts cannot be guaranteed if contact is not made prior to the walk day.

Contact telephone
Chairman: – Jimmy Kelly 01257 463057  Treasurer:  – Tony Ormrod 01942 200967. Sec - Carole Fishwick 01695 633138  

Email:  parboldramblers@talktalk.net

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Future Meetings

This is on the Wednesday, which falls 10 days before the 1st Sunday of the new month. The dates are published on the 'Events' calendar.
 
For more detailed information contact:
Jimmy Kelly: 01257 463057     Email: parboldramblers@talktalk.net

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Local Walks

Some walkers use the train to Appley Bridge or Gathurst for a brisk walk back along the canal or a circuit home up on the South side of the valley.

Walks around Parbold below:
The series has now been updated and now include wildlife notes. Hard copies of the series of local walks below can be obtained from Parbold DIY Centre and can be downloaded from this website - see Home page..

Please follow the Countryside Code at all times, keeping dogs on leads where there are farm animals in the fields.  Please do not feed farm stock or horses. Suitable footwear should be worn as it can he muddy in places.


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