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Lots of classes, sessions and workshops take place in the area for a very wide
range of sports and fitness activities. Schedules can change through the year (playing havoc with our What's On listings).
You can contact
the organisations below or check their websites for details of what
is currently available.
SPORTS a - Z
John O' Gaunt's Bowmen (Archery)
John O'Gaunt's Bowmen is one of the oldest names in the sport. It was
reformed in 1788 at about the same time as The Royal Toxophilite Society
and the Queen's Company of Archers in Edinburgh (Queen's bodyguard in
Scotland). The club has had many ups and downs over the years but has
always survived in one form or another.
Prior to the Second World War most of the membership was made up from
the professional and upper class families of Lancaster. In the 1850's
the annual shoot was a major local event, shot on the Fairfield with
the local Brass Band in attendance and the City closed for a half day.
This is a Target Archery Club shooting a wide range of bows ranging
from the traditional Longbow to the modern Compound. There are competitions
held all over the UK at Weekends throughout the Summer and a number
of indoor shoots during Winter.
(see also Running)
& Morecambe Athletics Club
This is the largest athletics and running club in the area with over 400 members and a very active training programme for track and field events..
It has a very active junior section, for youngsters from aged 8 upwards.
Training sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the track next to Salt Ayre Sports Centre (LA1 5JS) from 6.30pm .
Annual membership fees are very reasonable.
General enquiries email: email@example.com.
Queries about junior coaching email Jennie Hodgson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hash House Harriers
'Meet at various locations for a non-competitive run/ jog/ walk along
a flour trail, combined with drink during and after the run. We meet
at 11am on 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and at 7pm on the evening
of a full moon.'
Bay Flying Club
Based at Rossal Field, Cockerham
The club has around 70 pilot members who fly fixed and flex wing microlights from the airfield. Members operate within the normal restraints of Air Law and are also subject to the standing orders of the club. Other aircraft may visit the airfield but pilots must also adhere to the airfield instructions which are available on the web-site. The club exists to support members and organises various flying trips during the year suitable for both novice and experienced pilots as well as talks and visits during the winter season and other social activities.
Black Knights Parachute Club
Hillam Lane, Cockerham, Lancashire LA2 0DY
Tel: 01524 791820
(NB: This is not the same site as the Bay Flying Club)
Brookhouse Badminton Club
Play at the Victoria Institute, Caton -
contact the Secretary Keith Davidson on 01524 35246. New members
are always welcome - we are a friendly sociable club and play at all
Storeys Badminton Club
A friendly, competitive badminton club in Lancaster, with 4 teams in the Lancaster, Morecambe & District badminton league.
Please see our website for more details: http://www.storeysbadmintonclub.co.uk
Torrisholme Badminton Club
Putting the 'bad' into badminton;-)
Lancaster Thorns Basketball Club
Lancaster Thorns is your local basketball club funded privately by its members and owners. The club is open for all ages and all abilities with a goal to better players abilities, have fun and to widen the sports visibility in the UK. The club is open to all abilities from ages Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Seniors.
Contact Name - David Hammond
Telephone - 01524596311
Email - email@example.com
Scotforth Bowling Club
The club plays both leagues' games on bottom green at Palatine.
The Veterans play on Thursday afternoons at the Bowling Green Pub as do
the Floodlit team at the end of season.
Lancaster & District Canoe Club
Tel: 01524 381502
Red Rose Cave & Pothole Club
Bull Pot Farm, Casterton, Carnforth LA6 2JP
Tel. 01524 271837
Lancashire Caving & Climbing Club
Bay Stormers Cheerleading Club
Mobile: 07763 338198
An exciting club providing cheerleading opportunities to Lancaster and Morecambe. Incorporates stunting, dancing, gymnastics, flexibility into fun filled sessions.
No experience necessary! All ages, abilities and genders welcome. All sessions run by qualified coaches. Please contact Faye for more information on any aspect of the club.
Lancashire Caving & Climbing Club
The club meets one evening a week at the climbing wall at West View
Leisure Centre, Preston in winter and at outdoor venues during summer. Given that
there is no Lancaster club we have a large number of members from the
See also Regent Park Studios
Heysham Cricket Club
Club House, Carr Lane, Middleton, Morecambe LA3 3JX
Tel. 01524 850318
Lancaster Cricket and Sports Club
Lune Road, Lancaster
Tel: 01524 65087, Fax: 01524 36099
Morecambe Cricket Club
Go to our cycling section
Bay Riding Club
Regular shows at Lancaster Show Ground, Powder House Lane,
Morecambe Blades Fencing Club
Tel: 01524 793308.
Meets Mondays at Lancaster
& Morecambe College.
Juniors: 6-7.30pm, Seniors: 8-9.30pm All equipment supplied. World's
best coach on site.
See also Regent Park Studios
Boys Club Juniors Football Team
Lancaster City Ladies Football Club
Friendly women's football club welcomes players of all ability aged 16+. Especially welcomes players new to game or those wanting to return after a break.
Tel: 0758 574 6746
email firstname.lastname@example.org web
Regent Park Studios
93 Regent Road, Morecambe, LA3 1AF
Tel: 01524 419861
Regent Park Studios prides itself on delivering the best in sports and recreational entertainment and activities for families, friends and young people in the region.
Streetwise Stunt School provides a Stunt and Media based courses run by professional TV teaching the a-z basics of stunt performing.
This include: Tumbling - Wire-work - Sword Play - High Falls - Stage and screen combat - Fight Scene Work.
Resident Professional Stuntman – Martin Shenton
Sports Studio Hire
Free Running in association with British Gymnastics
Indoor Wall Climbing
Archery & Fencing
Tae Kwon Do Club
We also Host parties combining events
Blue Green Yellow Dead Live - Live Action Airsoft/Nerf Zombie Maze Game
Trunmacar Park, Middleton Road, Heysham, Morecambe, Lancashire LA3 3JH
Tel : +44 (0)1524 851011 Fax : +44 (0)1524 853030
Lancaster Golf Club
Morecambe & District Hockey Club
Bowerham After-School Karate Club
Tuesday: beginners and mixed grades 3.30 - 4.30pm, advanced 4.30 - 5.30pm.
Bowerham Primary School, Bowerham Rd, Lancaster LA1 4BS
Info tel: 01539 720898 or 07507658561
Tel: 07530 669991 or
Children's activity sessions with a martial arts theme for ages 3 to 7.
e mail: email@example.com
Tel no: 07515718184 / 01524 423084
We are a family run club and have been teaching Shotokan Karate for 14 years. The chief instructor is Carol Gaston 4th Dan.
Lancaster & Morecambe Kentai Karate
We are a well established and successful wado-ryu karate club, serving Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and the wider area. Our classes are varied, maintaining a balance between traditional karate, modern sport karate and self defence.
Chief instructor, Jonathan Little (6th dan), has been a professional instructor for over 20 years, and our three regular instructors (4th, 2nd and 1st dan respectively) have 45 years experience between them. We uphold high standards, winning trophies on a regional, national and international basis, and every belt earned is well deserved, not bought.
We train at Salt Ayre on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6:30 – 7:30pm for juniors (primary aged) and
7:30 – 8:30 / 9:00pm for ages 12+.
New starters are always welcome, and the first class is free - just wear comfortable clothes and bring a drink.
Lancaster Kofukan Karate Club
Tel: 07887 931 658
A well-established Karate club with venues in Skerton, LMC, Morecambe and Milnthorpe. Sessions are open to all levels and experience, kids and adults. First two sessions are free, so come along and try it out for yourself.
We practice a traditional Shito-ryu style of Karate, competition karate and free style sparring. We also teach basic and advanced self-defence, work on fitness and give assistance with weight control, stretching and personal targets in other sports.
Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan
We are a friendly and sincere local Tai Chi club that teaches traditional Yang style Tai Chi.
Please visit our website for more info, including class times and venues, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Rose Ju-Jitsu
Red Rose Martial Arts,
The Red Rose Community Centre, 74 West End Road, Morecambe, LA4 4DY
Tel: 01524 426643 (Answering Service)
A non-Profit making members club, giving professional Instruction
by local Volunteer Instructors in the Arts of Ju-Jitsu (Unarmed Combat)
and Self defence.
Please visit our website for more information and class schedules for adults and juniors.
See also Regent Park Studios
Mobile Chaos MotorCycle Club
The Mobile Chaos MotorCycle Club is a Lancaster-based club which started
several years ago by a group of like-minded friends. It holds several
events during the year and support s various charities including: The
North West Air Ambulance, Lancaster Lions and the MS society. They are
a small, but tight group that likes a good party. As a club they attend
several rally events each year. The club meets every other Tuesday at
the Yorkshire House Pub in Lancaster. (dates are posted on the diary
Bay Estuaries Advanced Motorcyclists
There are regular monthly meets with a ride out somewhere afterwards and numerous trips out and about too; from Fish & Chip runs on a Friday evening to European Trips. Several members of the group have just returned from a weekend away touring the Trossachs in Scotland and in June a good few are off to the Harz Mountains in Germnay for a week’s touring holiday. Most weekends in the summer months, and when ever possible during the winter there’s something happening with further rides, events and social gatherings being planned all the time.
MBEAM offers skills improvement courses and an advanced rider
qualification to local people across the district at the start of the
biking season. Having a qualification can earn discounts of around 10
per cent off insurance premiums for riders.
Stock Car Club
Take M6 J35 / A6 from Lancaster, Follow signs. Fortnightly Sunday
fixtures (see website for details). Entry price varies see website. free parking.
Lancaster John O' Gaunt Rowing Club and
Lancaster Schools' Rowing Association
Rugby Union Football Club
of Lune Rugby Club
Powder House Lane, Lancaster.
Lune Ladies Rugby Club
see also Athletics
Lancaster Women’s Running Group
Aimed at beginners but all levels are welcome. Led by qualified Running Leaders Sadie Mckeand and Lindsay Hudd.
The group is very sociable and friendly, with everyone supported at their own level.
The runs are usually 2 - 5 miles and include circuit type sessions and different running sessions such as hills and speed work. Sessions start at basic levels and only progress to harder work when you are ready for it. For fitness to increase without the risk of injury it needs a gradual build up and rest periods. If any of the runs are not suitable for beginners (we sometimes do a longer run) it will always say this on the running schedule on the website.
More experienced runners tend to run ahead of the group and then turn and run back to the group every so often. So everyone gets to run at their own level.
Starting Sep 2011: a pre-running group for women who haven’t run for a while..... These groups will be for half an hour before the main groups at 5.45-6.15pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. Also in September will be a Friday morning session at 9.15am (ideal for after school drop offs)
See www.runninggirl.co.uk for the run schedule or phone Sadie on 0781 1868851, or Lindsay on 0778 9504592.
SAILING / BOATING
Arnside Sailing Club
The Old Customs House, Promenade, Arnside LA5 0HD
Tel: 01524 761670.
Bay Sea School Ltd
"Stop Dreaming — Start Sailing!"
Telephone: 07721 891 615
Bay Sea School Ltd is registered at 8, Coniston Rd, Morecambe, LA4 5PS
Escape for a few hours and experience the thrill of sailing on Morecambe Bay's wonderful adventure playground. Or learn to sail a small yacht yourself with the best Coastal Sailing Centre in the North of England run by an award-winning RYA instructor.
There's a full range of Royal Yachting Association courses you can do with Bay Sea School including online courses and classroom navigation classes.
Read what customers say on TripAdvisor.
Lancaster University Boat Club
Morecambe and Heysham Yacht Club / Morecambe Sailing Club
All its members are ordinary people who enjoy sailing or other water sports. Anyone with a similar interest is more than welcome to join. You don't have to own a boat to join, social members are welcome too.
Lunesdale Sub Aqua Club
A non-profit making members club organising a variety of diving experiences
and offering instruction for dive qualifications and skills, all on a
Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club
Lancaster Tennis Club
This is the oldest tennis club in Lancaster and is based in Lune Road, (LA1 5QU) as part of Lancaster Cricket and Sports Club. We have 3 astro turf courts, a small tennis clubhouse and access to the main clubhouse and the range of events and activities they organise.
Our Junior coaching and Play Tennis programme is very active and includes tournaments, indoor coaching in the winter and teams in the local junior league.
Membership fees are very reasonable.
See website for contact details
Lunesdale Lawn Tennis Club
Ball Lane, Caton, LA2 9QN
A tennis club with grass and all-weather, floodlit courts that welcomes members of all ages and tennis abilities. We offer competitive tennis both within the club and in local leagues. We offer year round tuition in small groups for both children and adults. We have a very successful social programme.
New members are always welcome and there are reduced membership rates in your first year.
Organises a coach to different walks every Sunday. Splits into 3 groups
for easier, moderate and strong walkers. See website for full programme.
Lancaster University Hiking Club (LUHC) is one of the largest student
outdoor societies in the UK, with a membership of about 400. Membership
is open to all members of Lancaster University; undergraduates, postgraduates
and staff. Such a variety of membership always gives the Club an interesting
social mixture and a wide-ranging appeal.
Long Distance Walkers Association
- The Westmorland and North Lancashire Group.
The club offers long distance walks. It covers a broad catchment area but Lancaster lies pretty much at its geographic centre. See website for contact details.
Morecambe with Heysham Fellwalking Club
We are agroup of friends who love walking in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales,Howgills and other local areas.
Our present ages range between 50 and 70 years (approx).
We meet at 9am alternate Sunday mornings, on Morecambe Prom opposite the junction with Lansdowne Road, near the high rise block of flats called Lakeland House.
The walking programme with dates, descriptions and grades of all our future walks can be found on our website.
We travel to the walks in our own vehicles which we share, giving whoever drives £4 each towards petrol.
Our website adress is :-
more details of the club, and its past and future walks can be found here.
Ramblers' Association, Lancaster Group.
The countryside is particularly pleasant
around Lancaster. The group walks in both the Lake District and the
Yorkshire Dales National Parks; the Arnside/ Silverdale Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty, the wild lonely moors of Bowland, the flat mosses of
Cockerham and in the beautiful Lune Valley. As a national charity the
group works to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the country-side.
We ensure that local paths are kept in good condition and exert pressure
to see that obstructions and broken stiles
are remedied as soon as possible. Members enjoy a full and varied programme
of both weekday and weekend walks (see VL events calendar).
Full day walks vary from easy five
miles walks to strenuous fell
walks. All full day walks require boots and waterproof clothing. Local
evening walks of between two and three miles are led weekly throughout
the summer months. The group organises surveys of local rights of way,
an enjoyable activity which improves map reading skills. Other events
include two day treks , Youth Hostel weekends and visits to the Ramblers'
Chalet near Keswick in the Lake District. There is something for everyone.
Why not find out more about us?
See website for up to date contact details.
SPORTS & EXCERCISE SUPPLIES
63 North Road, Lancaster, LA1 1LU
Tel: 01524 843107
As official InterSport store in Lancaster our philosophy is simple. The more you enjoy doing something, the more you do it. So we help you get the equipment that gives you maximum enjoyment.
Stephen J Fawcett
7 Great John St, Lancaster, LA1 1NQ
Gunsmith, fishing tackle, country clothing and accessories.
Established in 1975 by John & Pat Fawcett, Stephen J Fawcett has become the largest gunsmiths, fishing tackle & country clothing shop in the North West of England.
We are particularly noted for our part exchange and antiquarian rods and reels, fair prices and good service. Our staff have extensive knowledge of fishing and shooting and are happy to offer advice on all aspects of your chosen sport.
We are members of the Trout & Salmon Association and are keen supporters of Catch & Release, we are also members of BASC and the GTA as "Registered Gunsmiths" thus ensuring you will receive the highest quality gun repairs.
Morecambe Area Divers (MAD Divers) Ltd
Unit 6 Woodgate Park, Whitelund,
Tel: 0845 8388566
MAD Divers has one of the Northwest's largest displays of Scuba diving gear and watersports equipment. We can arrange for Scuba diving courses for the beginner right through to the advanced diver. We can supply all equipment neccesary and offer free try dives at regular intervals. Just email us or call us to enquire about our next session. Start your diving training today!
The Runners' Centre
King's Arcade, Middle Street, Lancaster, LA1 1LE
Everything for runners at every level.