Bristol & West LDWA

Cotswold Challenge 2020 has been cancelled.

Urgent notice.  All LDWA group walks are cancelled until further notice.  And Y 100 Sir Fynwy is cancelled along with loads of other challenge walks.

Cornwall and Devon will run the cancelled Wellington Boot in 2021.  This means the Wye Forest 50 will next run in 2022 and the Dorset Giant in 2023.

Welcome to Bristol and West LDWA

We are one of the 43 groups that represent the LDWA in England, Wales and Scotland.  We organise social walks and challenge walks.  Our geographical area is Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire with a stomping ground of the Mendips, Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean though sometimes we stray further afield.  Non-members are welcome to try one or two walks prior to joining the LDWA.

The Cotswold Challenge is an anual event in September.  It is a circular route from Birdlip of 18 and 26.4 miles.  The next Cotswold Challenge September 2021


The Wye Forest 50 is a triennial challenge. This walk is part of the South West Triple Challenge in conjunction with the Cornwall and Devon Wellington Boot and the Dorset Giant.