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Here are details of some local community groups, clubs & societies.

New in 2023 - Yoga Groups with Lisa Om Yoga for All. See Below.


Wheelton Boat Club

Membership open to all with an interest in waterways. Moorings at top lock of Johnson Hillock locks.
Social events for members.


Indoor Bowls

Over 55's Indoor Bowling
Venue: 2pm to 4pm - Heapey and Wheelton Village Hall,
West View, Wheelton. Just come along, even if you just want to watch. Most Tuesdays

Crown Green

St Chads Bowling Club
St Chads Bowling Club have teams in several Chorley Leagues during competition season
(May to September)
• Monday - Mixed Team - Chorley & District League
• Tuesday - Mens Team - Chorley Churches League
• Wednesday - Ladies - Chorley & District League (2 nd Div Champions 2003)
• Thursday afternoon - 2 x Mixed Veteran - Chorley Veterans League (over 55's)
New bowlers always welcome, including beginners. Everyone welcome. 
Contact Neil Murgatroyd - Chorley 266459.


White Coppice Cricket Club,

White Coppice has one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in England and is a great place to go for a cup of tea and home made cake on match days (most Saturdays from April to September). For more information contact the Secretary at the ground.


Withnell Fold Cricket Club
See - Link.


Hoghton Folk Dance Club

Meets Hoghton Village Hall - Most Tuesdays 8pm to 10pm (but not in June, July or August)
Everyone welcome, and no partners necessary. Beginners most welcome.
For more details contact Roy Smith, Club Leader. Tel Preston 716772

For a comprehensive list of Lancashire Folk clubs, bands, etc, log on to www.lancashirefolk.co.uk/

Lancashire Societies

Chorley And District Natural History Society?
Come and see what we do - link.

Lions Club International

Chorley Lions Club

Chorley Lions Club organise events & collections to raise money for local charities.
The Club meets 8pm 1 st & 3 rd Wednesdays of each month at the Dressers Arms.
New members welcome - open to Men & Ladies. Lions.


Traditional Music
Also see here for details of informal traditional music session - Dressers Arms Folk Club,
Sunday evening

Chorley Pipe Band
We practice twice a week at Washington Hall fire training centre, Chorley. We are looking for pipers and drummers and we also offer tution from the ages of 8 upwards.

Contact the secretary, Lynn Thompson on 01257 410836 or the Pipe Major, Andrew Paton on 07960893579


The Pony Club - Wheelton & District Branch
Pony Club wheelton


Running Clubs

Blackburn Road Runners

Chorley Athletic & Triathlon Club


Withnell Swimming Club
Meet at Brinscall Swimming Pool Monday and Friday nights, 7.30pm to 9.15pm.


Withnell Fold Sports and Social Club
New playing surfaces in 2018. Come down Thursday 10-12 and Sunday 10:30-12:30 to see us - see.

U3A Group

Withnell Fold Sports and Social Club is now the base for local u3a group, West Pennine Villages. The u3a (previously known as University of the 3rd Age) is open to anyone who is retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time work, and is a great way to meet new people, share existing interests and try out new things. Follow this link for further details. Or come along for a cuppa to the weekly Wednesday Drop In sessions 11am-12noon at the club (first Wednesday of the month usually hosts a guest speaker).


Ramblers Association - Chorley branch

Scramblers - for Small Chorley Ramblers
Organise 8 walks per year.

Women's Groups

Lancashire Federation of WI's
There are WI (Women's Institute) groups who meet at Withnell Fold and White Coppice.
For details contact Lancashire Federation of WI's at WI.

Yoga Groups

Lisa Om Yoga
Lisa Om Yoga for All - Yoga classes to suit all abilities in Wheelton. Tues / Wed Morning & Thurs Eve. Daytime classes would suit ladies between the ages of 40 & 70 years. Evening class is attended by ladies & gents, all ages and abilities.

Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to come along lisayogatori1@gmail.com.

Qualified 2009 NHC Dip Yoga & 200h YTT Traditional Yoga 2021

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