West Lancashire Ramblers-more about our Group


We take a keen interest in the state of the rights of way in West Lancashire. Whenever we find or are told about a path problem we report this to the local authority responsible for rights of way-Lancashire County Council. When the local authority tells us about applications for planning permission we check to see if rights of way are affected.

An impressive fingerpost seen on a Group walk from Skelmersdale in December, 2020.
One of a number erected by Lathom South Parish Council. 

Footbridge across the River Douglas in Bispham. There will be a walk from Rufford in early 2022, that crosses this bridge.

New footpath sign and warning notice on Carr Lane at the end of FP1(Tarleton).The email address of LCC Rights of Way Department is shown on new signs.

FP5(Tarleton). Late September, 2021.Work is going on to fence off the path preventing damage from cattle to its new surface. The path will become a linear walk from Hesketh Bank to Tarleton along the bank of the River Douglas.

Broken stile on FP4(Parbold). The stile has been reported on Ramblers Pathwatch and to LCC. September, 2021.

Another broken stile on our walk in Longton in March 2022.