Bounce & Burn at Exercise to Music

Come and join us at the Active West Lancs Exercise to Music class at West Lancs Youth Zone (opposite Nye Bevan, Skelmersdale) Mondays 9.30am-10.30am.
Classes now include Bounce and Burn trampolines!

Aimed at beginners and those wanting to get more active – no need to book, just turn up.

For more information, please contact Active West Lancs on 01695 555804

Health Walks 2019

Walk your way to better health and let your feet hit the street by joining Active West Lancs’ Health Walks!

Grab some comfortable walking shoes and join our walk leaders for short, sociable walks across different locations in West Lancashire.

Walks are open to all, are approximately one hour long and a well-earned ‘cuppa’ awaits you at the end. You don’t have to book in advance, so come along and get some fresh air into your lungs.

The meeting points for the weekly 2019 walks are as follows:

  • Tuesdays, 10am-11am, starting from the bowling pavilion at Richmond Park, Burscough, L40 2XY
  • Tuesdays, 10.30 – 11.30am meet at the Visitor Centre at Beacon Country Park, Upholland, WN8 7RU
  • Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm, starting from the bowling pavilion at Coronation Park, Ormskirk, L39 3BY
  • Nordic Walking – Tuesdays 12 – 1pm. Meeting Point: Burscough Racquet & Fitness Centre, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough L40 0SD   £3 (plus £1 pole hire).  Booking Required

Walks will take in a mixture of on-street footways and off-street paths. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and ground conditions.

Download the flyer for more information, here.

For more information about the health walks, please contact Active West Lancs on 01695 555804, email: activewestlancs@westlancs.gov.uk

Canal and country walks

Do you fancy exploring the canals of West Lancs?  Come and get some fresh air and enjoy a gentle 3 to 4 mile stroll along and around the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.

All walks start at 7pm – Please wear appropriate clothing.

  • April 24th – THE SHIP INN, Rosemary Lane, Haskayne, L39 7JP   SD364081
  • May 8th – THE BOAT HOUSE, Mill Lane, Appley Bridge, WN6 9DA   SD523093
  • May 22nd – HESKETH ARMS, Liverpool Road, Rufford, L40 1SB   SD461155
  • June 5th – BRAMBLE WAY, Parbold, WN8 7HZ   SD494104
  • June 19th – RED LION, Ash Brow, Newburgh, WN8 7NF   SD484107
  • July 10th – NEW RUNNING HORSES, Bells Lane, Lydiate, L31 4EN   SD369034
  • July 24th – FARMERS ARMS, New Lane, Burscough, L40 8JA  SD428125
  • August 7th – MARK SQUARE, Tarleton, PR4 6TU  SD452207

Organised by the West Lancashire Footpath Group.  For more information phone 01695 421408, go to their website  or download the leaflet.

Give your views on Active West Lancs!

Since 2016, Active West Lancs has been working to give people of all ages the opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Our fully inclusive service includes health walks and community events, school activities, family workshops and after-school clubs, community gardening, a revamped ‘activity referral’ scheme, weight
management courses, taster and physical activity sessions.

We have been running a wide range of activities across various settings such as leisure centres, community centres, parks and outdoor facilities, schools and community allotments in a bid to get our community more active.  Here’s what Active West Lancs has been doing:

  • over 2000 adults and over 7000 primary school children have completed a targeted 12 week physical or Weight Management intervention programme.
  • 1000’s of West Lancs residents have been reached with early intervention activities
  • there have been over 300 community activity sessions linked to Active West Lancs in Year 3 alone
  • around 2700 children have taken part in mass participation events over the last 3 years including park Triathlons, World Cup tournaments etc
  • over 4000 people  pledged a mile in one day during our  #yourmileyourway event in May 2018

Our programme funder, Lancashire County Council, is  currently making decisions on what programmes to fund from 2020 onwards as there it does not have the resources to continue to deliver everything it has done in the past.  The County Council would therefore welcome your views on the Active West Lancs programme.

Please give your views by April 15th by going to:  https://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/response.asp?ID=365