Active West Lancs

Countryside WalkersActive West Lancs funding from LCC Public Health ceased in March 2020. However, WLBC will continue to deliver the Active Gym and Active Weight programmes across the borough.  


COVID 19 Information:  Our Active Gym programme is currently suspended until further notice. We will continue to update you as the situation changes. Stay safe!


Programme Criteria

Our Active Gym programme can be accessed by anyone over 18yrs who has one or more 'health conditions' including both physical and/or mental health.

Our Active Weight Management programme can be accessed by anyone who feels they need to lose weight via a sensible/ healthy route.

How do I access the scheme? 

Two options:

Active Weight courses

Discover the benefits of:

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


Look out for our new free Active Weight courses: both online via Zoom and 'face to face' course dates/venues coming soon in Spring/Summer 2021

Booking is essential - limited places available.

For more information, please contact Annette Thompson on 01695 583260


Active Gym courses

We run free 12 week gym courses from three leisure centres across the borough. We offer supervised sessions and a discounted 6 month gym membership at the end of the course if interested. Our programme is open to residents of West Lancs, aged 18yrs and over. The criteria for the scheme is that you are currently 'inactive' and have at least one health condition.


Couch to 5K

Keep checking here for our next Couch to 5k course.

Day: Monday and Wednesdays evenings each week

Time & Venue: tbc

Cost: Free of charge

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

Once the course is advertised, please register online prior to attending the first session at run together (external link). Participants must be over the age of 12.

Activities still ongoing from Active West Lancs - (now independantly run)

Active Line Dancing

No booking required, open to all!

Location: Greenhill Hub, Beech Close , Skelmersdale WN8 8DL

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Cost: £3

Active Tai Chi

Come along to our Tai Chi class were you will be introduced to an easy and effective Tai Chi form proven to regulate blood insulin levels, improve balance, coordination, and well-being and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled footwear (soft trainers); bring a bottle of water for the break.

Classes available at a variety of venues,days and times throughout the borough. 

Please contact Heather Reade on 07450 954900.




Health Walks

We run various 'weekly health walks' across the borough. These are aimed at beginners and those returning to exercise.  Please see our Health Walks page for more information on times and locations.

Nordic Walking

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 11.45am - 12.45pm

Cost: £3 ( plus additional £1 pole hire)

Location: Meet at Burscough Racquet & Fitness Centre, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough L40 0SD

Booking Required - Please contact Georgina on 07977 555946.