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Active West Lancs

Countryside WalkersActive West Lancs gives people of all ages the opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Building on existing projects, this service includes gym-based programmes, swimming, health walks, school activities, family workshops, after-school clubs, a 12-week challenge for weight management, community farming/allotments, taster and physical activity sessions.

We run a wide range of activities across various settings such as leisure centres, community centres, parks & outdoor facilities, schools & community allotments in a bid to get our community more active.                             

Who is the scheme for?

Active West Lancs provides varied activities for a wide age range, with certain criteria for individual programmes. 

How do I access the scheme? 

Three options:

 

Active Weight courses starting in September

Discover the benefits of:

  • improving your health
  • making better food choices
  • becoming more active

Sign-up to our new free 12 week Active Weight courses:

Tuesdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm*, Burscough Methodist Church, Orrell Lane, Burscough, L40 0SG

Wednesdays: 1.30 - 3.30pm*, Greenhill Community Hub, Beech Close, Skelmersdale, WN8 8DL

Thursdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm*, Appley Bridge Village Hall, Appley Lane North, Appley Bridge, WN6 9AQ

* The second half of the session will involve some form of gentle exercise/activity. Whilst this is advisable, it is optional!

Booking is essential - limited places available. Please contact Julie Foster on 01695 555804

Burscough COUCH TO 5K starting Monday 11 September

Free 9 week beginners running programme for walkers who want to take up running.

Join us on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6.00 - 7.00pm at Lordsgate Township Cof E Primary School, 7 Lordsgate Drive, Burscough, L40 7RS.

Start on week one with 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. Gradually build this up over the weeks to a constant 35 minute run!

Just wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear/trainers. We will encourage you along the way - give it a try!

Participants must register online prior to attending the first session at run together (external link)

September Health Week

Monday 18 - Friday 22 September

Our week of FREE, fun activities has been organised as part of a Lancashire-wide initiative.

Events will include:

Monday 18: Active Eco. Open day at Burscough Community Farm, Meadow Lane, L40 4BB including hands-on harvesting (if you choose), craft activity and refreshments. 10.00am – 2.00pm

Tuesday 19: Active Walks. Join us for some fresh air and well-earned refreshments afterwards! Strollers 3 mile walk, meet at 11am or Striders 6-8 mile wall, meet at 9.30am. Both walks start from Beacon Country Park Visitor Centre, Upholland, WN8 7RU  

Wednesday 20: Active Weight. Come over to Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, WN8 6AN and enjoy a healthy meal at ‘Junkyard Café’ and try out our ‘Smoothie bike’. There will also be  blood pressure checks etc. 12.00pm – 2.00pm.

Thursday 21: Active Mile. #yourmileyourway, join in our Lancashire-wide campaign to see how many miles we can collectively clock-up by walking, running, rowing, pram walking, cycling, swimming etc. Don’t forget to record your mile afterwards at active westlancs - we’d love you to send us some selfies of your mile!!

Friday 22: Active Leisure. 9.00am – 12.00pm  Come along and try out a range of activities including; indoor bowls, badminton, squash, table tennis, virtual spin, body conditioning* and walking football. Join us for refreshments and a leisure quiz at 12.00pm. Venue: Burscough Racquets & Fitness Club, Bobby Langton Way, L40 0SD

* Places are limited, pre-booking advisable  

All activities are free of charge and open to residents of West Lancs.

Active Golf

A brand new initiative for you to be referred onto by your GP or medical practitioner. We will be holding weekly golf sessions on Fridays, 10.00am - 12.00pm at Beacon Golf Club, Upholland, WN8 7RU.

Equipment can be borrowed on the day – no previous golf experience needed!! So if you fancy some fresh air, meeting new people and socialising, then have a chat with your GP and if you meet the criteria, you can be referred.

 

 

 

Your West Lancashire

Information for where you live

Contact

Emma Davies

emma.davies@westlancs.gov.uk

Leisure Services
Robert Hodge Centre
Stanley Way
Skelmersdale
WN8 8EE