The Pennine Lancashire Festival of Food and Culture takes place in September each year, with events and walks throughout the West Pennine Moors. Check the Pennine Lancashire Festivals website for further details.
Check out the new section on Mountain Biking at Healey Nab
Healey Nab woodland is a much-loved spot for those looking to get out and enjoy the countryside from Chorley and the surrounding villages. Over the last couple of years much has been done by Lancashire County Council Countryside Service, working with Friends of Healey Nab and other volunteers to promote the woodland's wildlife and also improve access to the site for mountain bike riders by opening up the more dense conifer plantations in the woodland.
During the first few months of 2009, several hundred metres of "red" and "black" mountain bike trails have been completed. Whilst the red trail was developed by contractors, Terra Firma, the black trail was hand-built by volunteer groups of mountain bike riders working on weekends throughout the winter and early spring. The colour-coding for the trails is similar to the classification for ski runs, with black trails the most technical and challenging. More trails are planned for completion during 2009 - check this website for further details later in the year.
The West Pennine Moors is proud to host a visit of the National Disabled Ramblers Group on what has become an annual Lancashire walking event. This year the visit features three guided moorland walks to the towers dotted across the area (Jubilee on Darwen Moor, Peel on Holcombe Moor and Rivington on the Pike). The walks will be led by Lancashire Countryside Service from Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July 2009.
Following community consultation workshops held during Spring 2009, the partnership and Countryscape Ltd. are working on shaping the first draft of the new management plan for the West Pennine Moors. The notes from the workshops are available to download from the Management Plan webpage.