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Change to pick up place in Leyland

The Hayfield walk on Sunday will drop off in reverse order Leyland first drop off ,and please note due to roadworks in Leyland the coach will pick up on Tesco car park and not Aldi.

Xmas Meal for members to “Save the Date”
Saturday 16 November 2019. 
At Fox Lane Sports and Social Club Leyland.

The Xmas Meal has been planned differently this year.  No walk beforehand and date sorted so that we are not walking on the Sunday and everyone can enjoy the night without feeling rushed.

This location was chosen as it is fairly central, has good parking and the room is large, therefore if members want to they can invite partners, or friends and family.

We would also like to invite previous members, who are not now out walking.   It would be great to see old members. Plus, the room has its own bar (and at Social Club Prices).

Time of meal and price to be announced at a later date, but expected to be about £18.50.  We have been assured that the food is good.

See Jane or Linda for more information.

2020 Club Holiday

A little info here on next year’s club holiday in 2020 it’s going to be at Weston-Super-Mare, the date is 6 April Monday to Friday.

Booking forms for the 2020 Club Holiday to Weston Super Mare are on there way to those who have expressed an interest.   Deposits  of £65 due in for 10 June.  Cheques payable to either Jane Bennett or Linda Woodroffe.   If you wish to pay by bank transfer please contact either Jane or Linda for details.


Coach fare increase for 2019

As most of you will know the coach fare has not increased for around 8 years now, and has been fantastic value for money. But all good things come to an end, and regrettably from January 2019 the coach fare will be increasing from £10.00 to £12.00, but this will include the driver’s tip, so looking on the bright side it’s only increased by £1.50. We think you’ll all agree that with the price increase, the club outings still represent exceptional value for money.

2018 Photo Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the photo competition & the winners are:-

Susie Joram – Animal Section,   Linda Woodroffe – Flora & Fauna section,

Ken Harker – People Section,  Jackie Porter – Scenery Section

2018 winners jpeg

It’s not the winning that counts it’s the taking part.

 Mountain Rescue Team Donation

Thank you to all members of CLRC who have worked hard this year on various ventures.

The club as now raised a total of £1000. Well done everybody for your generosity and support.  We may still have some outstanding contributions so will keep you posted.

A member of the MRT met us at the White Lion in Ambleside to hand over the donation, and he was impressed with our efforts.  We all have first-hand experience of their commitment and valuable work that they do, so every penny is going to a worthwhile cause.     Jane Bennett

Walks information in Lancashire

If you’re looking for a walk in Lancashire try out this website

It’s a website packed with useful information for walkers, that you can download and print walks for free.

Coach seats available for non-walkers

If you know anyone who doesn’t want to walk, but who would like to travel on the coach just as a shopper or go for a meal etc, they are very welcome to do so, as long as Jim or Ken are informed and are given their mobile numbers.



Over the past few months a number of members have been booking on walks leaving the payment until the day, but then cancelling.

This has two detrimental effects one being that other member are being turned away as the coach is full and the club is losing money – the rules do state that all cancellations forfeit coach fare. From now all bookings are to be accompanied with the coach fare.

Where this does not happen and a member cancels or fails to turn up for the walk then the club will still expect the coach fare- if the member refuses to pay for the missed trip then he/she may have their membership suspended and stopped from coming on more walks until the forfeited fare is paid.

A message from our longest standing member:

Welcome to our website! The writer professes to have some experience of rambling having been a member of Bolton H.F. group from 1946 to 1970 and of Preston H.F./C.L.R.C. group since 1971.

As far as Central Lancashire Rambling Club is concerned I have nothing but happy memories and continue to enjoy the fortnightly outings.

If you are uncertain about joining – give us a try! You are allowed to come out 3 times before committing yourself to membership and all you need is the desire to walk with an organised party, have suitable clothing and footwear and a wish to enjoy the countryside.

Arthur Holt.

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