The Norwest Fellwaking Club originated in the mid fifties when keen members of the then disbanded Leyland Motors Rambling Club decided to form a new club.


From this group the Leyland and Chorley Rambling Club was formed, which in 1957changed its name to the present day Norwest Fell Walking Club.


The club attempts to cater for lovers of the countryside of all ages and capabilities. It has however a slightly different format than most clubs, in that the Norwest has only two guided walks on each ramble, weather and terrain permitting, but I must stress at this point that these walks are optional. The club offers the alternative for walkers to go in small groups, or even on their own.


Also on offer is the chance to leave the coach anywhere on its outward journey, and like wise be picked up anywhere on its designated homeward route. For obvious safety reasons everyone is required to enter the details of their proposed route on a form which is passed round the coach on the outward journey.


Details of the guided walks are passed round and anyone wishing to join a walk must add their name to the appropriate walk sheet, by doing this they are agreeing to remain with the party for the full day walk.


The walk sheet will indicate the length and amount of climb involved in each walk.


All outing are by Redline Coaches, with pick ups all around the Leyland, Lostock Hall, Bamber ridge, Penwortham, and Preston area.


Please look at www.LancashireWalks.com for a website full of walks in our locality to challenge you.