Group name: Chorley
This group is a part of Mid Lancashire Area.
Chorley Rambler group offers an active and substantial walking programme commonly including three walks a week with ready access to further walks in the Mid Lancs area. All the walks are led by experienced leaders often having many years experience of both leading, and where relevant, more serious terrain, with the added benefit of being covered by the Ramblers insurance.
Non members are very welcome to join our walks a few times to meet our members and try the walks to see if we suit your needs before considering joinging the Ramblers.
Although based in Chorley, our walks programme takes us both locally and to more distance walks (such as the Lakes and Dales.). Shorter walks are usually more local to Chorley and for more distant walks it's normal to car share from Astley Hallgate.
We provide a range of walks to satisfy different needs and abilities. They include shorter walks (around 4 miles) mainly on a Tuesday afternoon or evening, medium walks (around 6/7 miles) on a Sunday, and typically a longer more substantial walk on Saturdays which may be fairly local or more distant (Lakes/Dales etc. typically 7-12 miles, sometimes with significant hills).
We normally have a coach based walk on one Saturday a month which offers different lengths of walks and may be part of a long distance path that is being tackled.
In addition, we have a monthly children's walk for children in the 4-12 yr age range. Adults are only permitted on these walks when accompanying children.
While Rambler members are free to join any group's walks anywhere, Chorley members benefit from actively sharing a wider programme covering all the groups in the the Mid-Lancashire area hence expanding the range of easily accessed and publicised walks.
Our membership covers a wide age range albeit leaning more to the mature end.
In addition to a walk programme, our members actively monitor the state of our local footpaths and provide input to the local council to help maintain the viability of the paths.