The LDWA walking the Southern Loop
I am delighted to say that the West Lancashire group of the Long Distance Walk Association (LDWA) has been walking the Southern Loop of the Lancashire Way.
The LDWA, was established in 1972 with the aim of furthering the interests of long distance walkers. Sport England recognises the LDWA, together with the Ramblers Association, as the governing body for “rambling” in England. It has over 40 groups across the country and organises many walks each week from Challenge events to short local walks. It is famous for its “Hundred” walks, which are held over the Spring Bank holiday weekend, and in which participants need to complete a course of 100 miles in 48 hours. More details can be found at the LDWA website – http://www.ldwa.org.uk
Why not join? Membership is currently just £13 – and I whole heartedly recommend it.
The Southern Loop has been walked over five consecutive Thursdays (March/April 2018) and wherever possible using public transport to link the beginning and the end of the day’s walk. The five days are
Day 1 – Preston to Croston – Stages 1-4 – 15 miles – 585ft of ascent.
Day 2 – Croston to Wigan – Stages 5-8 – 16.5 miles – 1,422ft of ascent
Day 3 – Wigan to White Coppice – Stages 9-11 – 16 miles – 1,522ft of ascent
Day 4 – White Coppice to Abbey Village – Stages 12-14 – 17 miles – 2,628ft of ascent
Day 5 – Abbey Village to Preston – Stages 15-16 – 16 miles – 1,092ft of ascent
For more details and photographs follow this link-