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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


Emma Davies


Leisure Services
Robert Hodge Centre
Stanley Way