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Activities

Welcome to our 2019 Activities

Please click on the activities below for more information. 
 
The JUNE Newsletter and What's On can be downloaded HERE
 
NEW - Check out the new 'Explore Peel Park and Woodnook Vale Local Nature Reserves Leaflet HERE
There will be a Discover Hyndburn walk here on 19th June - see below for details
 
Watch this space for late additons and changes to the Newsletter/What's On...
    

JUNE 2019 

4th June (Tuesday) 10:00am to 12 noon = DISCOVER RIVER CALDER AND MARTHOLME VIADUCT - This amble not a ramble will start at The Memorial, Church Lane, Great Harwood BB6 7PU. Grid Ref SD734329. A circular walk on field footpaths through farmland, on hard tracks and some lanes. We will visit the old railway line and Martholme Viaduct where we will have excellent views and time for a chat and to relax. This walk is not suitable for prams or trampers due to steps and stiles. People should meet at 0950 for a PROMPT 10:00am start. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Only one dog per walker though! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and this rural walk and bring along a drink of water. The walks is for approximately two hours and the distance will vary according to the speed of the walkers on the day. For more information email barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk Contact mobile 07599 106670.
 
4th June (Tuesday) 10:00am to 12 noon = GARDENING CLUB – Accrington Women’s Centre Gardening Club is a small friendly group that meet for a chat and a brew and to have a go at growing their own food and plants for the home, a garden or on a windowsill.   Companion planting and making your own plants feeds.  They meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Lancashire Women’s Centre, 21-23 Blackburn Road, Accrington BB5 1LF. 
For more information or a chat please contact Julie on 07799 295233 or email Julie.livesey@prospectsfoundation.org.uk Poster HERE soon
 
5th JUNE (Wednesday) 10:00am to 2:30pm HYNDBURN VOLUNTEER WORKPARTY with PROSPECTS  & The Canal and River Trust.  Would you like to meet new people, enjoy some healthy exercise in the great outdoors and make a difference to your local canal?  Our new Hyndburn Volunteer Work Party could just be the thing you are looking for.  Join the Canal & River Trust as we collaborate with PROSPECTS on the Hyndburn volunteer work party. Thenext workparty session will take place alongside the Leeds/Liverpool Canal at Rishton Bridge No 108A, Hermitage Street, Rishton opposite the Canal Café. Volunteers are needed. Tasks may include: Litter-clearance, towpath repairs, vegetation management, planting up the bed cleared last month plus much more….  Wear suitable clothing and footwear.  All tools, hi Vis and life-jackets will be provided.  For enquiries please contact:  Gary Wilkinson, Email: gary.wilkinson@canalrivertrust.org.uk  Tel: 07483 341954 
 
11th June (Tuesday) 1800 - 1830 = *NATURE MEDITATION WALK - Gentle walk through Woodnook Vale incorporating forest bathing, Qi Gong exercises and standing meditation. Meet at Royds Street entrance to Woodnook Vale, BB5 2LH. Please wear appropriate footwear. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 07729 097230 for more information. This is an external event supported by PROSPECTS
 
11th June (Tuesday) 0930-1130am = BEGINNERS CYCLING LEVEL 1 - Get Cycling For those who want to learn to ride a bike or are returning to cycling after a period away. A Level 1 course is for those who are not very confident about their cycling abilities. The Level 1 course is delivered in a safe traffic free environment. Pick up the skills and knowledge you need to go down to the local park, or to take a trip out into the countryside. We are able to provide bicycles so not having a bike doesn’t have to be an obstacle! Please check for bike availability when you book. This course is fully funded by Connecting East Lancashire / Lancashire County Council and available to adults living, working, studying or volunteering in East Lancashire Hyndburn District who are aged 16 and above.
How to Book – You must book on this course. Places are limited so please book early. For more information, TO BOOK, and venue details (Oak Hill Park, Accrington) email: -barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Information and directions to the venue will be supplied to people who book on the course. You MUST be 16 years old or above and should not have taken this course before. 
 
12th June (Wednesday) 1800 - 2000 = CYCLING - GAINING CONFIDENCE LEVEL 2 – Improver’s Cycling For those who want to develop their confidence on a bike particularly in on-road scenarios. This session is aimed at giving people the opportunity to cycle on-road (Level 2 skills) in a relaxed and enjoyable group environment. If you wish to join the on-road Level 2 course you must either have completed Level 1 training or be confident you already have Level 1 skills. We do check this before going out on the roads! If you are unsure of your level, check the National Standards for Cycle Training syllabus at www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-standard-for-cycle-training. We are able to provide bicycles so not having a bike doesn’t have to be an obstacle! Please check for bike availability when you book. This course is fully funded by Connecting East Lancashire / Lancashire County Council and available to adults living, working, studying or volunteering in East Lancashire Hyndburn District who are aged 16 and above.  TO BOOK, and venue details (Oak Hill Park, Accrington) email: -barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Information and directions to the venue will be supplied to people who book on the course. You MUST be 16 years old or above and should not have taken this course before. 
 
13th June (Thursday 0930 to 1130am = BASIC CYCLE MAINTENANCE at Oak Hill Park, in Accrington - FREE Basic Bike Maintenance covering: M- Check; Identifying wear and tear on a bike; How to mend a puncture; Adjusting brake blocks / levers; Gear indexing; Cleaning and lubrication of bike parts; Time for questions. Great course to help you gain confidence to make minor adjustments whilst out on your bike. Bring a bike and any tools you may wish to use, however all equipment is provided. This course is fully funded by Connecting East Lancashire / Lancashire County Council and available to adults living, working, studying or volunteering in East Lancashire Hyndburn District who are aged 16 and above. How to Book – You must book on this course. Places are limited so please book early. For more information, TO BOOK, and venue in Accrington email: -barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Information and directions to the venue will be supplied to people who book on the course. You MUST be 16 years old or above and should not have taken this course before.
 
14th June (Friday) 0930 to 1130am = ADULT CYCLE RIDE - Tesco to Tesco - Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle on traffic-free multi user paths and the canal towpath. The route is from Tesco Accrington to Tesco Great Harwood via the cycle way to Church, Hyndburn Greenway to the canal, canal to Tottleworth Bridge, Rishton and cycle path Rishton to Great Harwood Tesco. There will a rest stop at the Canal Café in Rishton.

A qualified instructor from Go Velo will lead the ride. Mostly flat some slight inclines. How to Book – You must book on this course. Places are limited so please book early. For more information, and TO BOOK, email: -barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk. Information and directions to the venue will be supplied to people who book on the course. You MUST be 16 years old or above. Please arrive at 09:15 for a bike check and ride instructions.

 
19th June (Wednesday)  10:00am to 12 noon = DISCOVER PEEL PARK NATURE RESERVE, ARDEN HALL & THE COPPICE. A figure of eight walk on paths and informal paths passing ruins, lodges, ponds and streams. Excellent views, a local nature reserve and wildlife habitats, This walk will be taken at a leisurely pace to enable walkers to discover the area and with time for a chat and to relax. This amble not a ramble will meet at Peel Park, Avenue Parade entrance, Accrington BB5 6NQ (Grid Ref SD768290) at 09:50 for a 10:00am start. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Only one dog per walker though! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and a rural walk and bring along a drink of water. There is no parking at the start so please use local street parking. The walks is for two hours and the distance will vary according to the speed of the walkers on the day. For more information email barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk Contact mobile 07599 106670.
 
19th June (Wednesday) 1800 - 2030 HYNDBURN CYCLE FORUM – on the Agenda will be cycling courses, bike lockers, employers and facilities for employees cycling to work (secure bike storage etc.), the new electric bikes in Hyndburn, Pedal Away Hyndburn, Local Cycling and Walking infrastructure, cycling on the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath. Contact barbara.sharples@prospectsfoundation.org.uk Contact mobile 07599 106670 if you wish to attend and/or items you would like included on the Agenda.
 

 Weekly Volunteer Activities 

PROSPECTS holds regular CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER activities at a number of sites around Hyndburn.  Please click on the sites below to find an activity near you.   Click on the What's On above for dates and times.

Monday and Tuesday (see the June 2019 Newsletter and What's On above) for details of volunteering opportunities in June dates are Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th June and Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th June
Sessions are 10:30 to 2:30 or as much as you can do!
CoppiceWoodnock Vale, and Whinney Hill.  
Join our Conservation Rangers or the Green Team.
 
Woody CIC meet on Fridays
Friday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June
see poster for more information.  Woody at various locations.  Join Us.
 

NEW Walking and Cycling activities

Walking - Discover Hyndburn - Poster HERE

Cycling - Explore Hyndburn - Poster HERE