The Irregulars Group - Long Distance Walkers Association



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The Irregulars are a walking group, made up of folks from Yorkshire & Lancashire and all counties in between.

A love of good & interesting walking, fun and a little eccentricity, has attracted members, of other LDWA groups, to join the Irregulars.  They have never gone back ! 

The Group has specific aims:

  •  A walk is organised every Wednesday, when any guest walker or LDWA member can attend.  Full details are published here on the web site and in Strider.

  •  A walk is also organised every Weekend, when any guest walker or LDWA member can attend.  Full details are published here on the web site and in Strider.

  •  Our walks generally start at 0800am.  But times may alter so check the walk details.  They are usually twixt 15-20 mile duration on mixed terrain.  On our walks a brief coffee stop is taken around 1000am, so bring a flask.  A lunch stop is also made, normally in a pub as they are nice & cosy in bad weather.  They are conveniently planned into the walk to enable folk to get a sandwich, soup or chips, if they wish.  Tea drinkers are most welcome.  Bring a packup if that is what you prefer or if no lunch stop is planned.  Dogs are welcome, under strict control (check walk details for non-doggy days).

  •  Regular trips & walks both domestic & abroad are organised under the auspices of the Group.  Participants are required to be members of the Group.  These are not published on the web site or in Strider.

  •  Other events are also organised in the UK & Overseas.  These are run privately by Group members.  They may be publicised to all Group members & non-members alike and all are welcome.

  •  A comprehensive magazine is published three times a year, usually the month after the issue of the Strider.  This is in full colour, full of humour and totally irreverence and is a “right riveting read”,

  •  The Group organises three challenge walks a year, all advertised here on the web site and in Strider. NEW FOR 2018 - a fourth annual event, a 50 mile walk that is an LDWA 100 qualfier, 

  • We are also affiliated to the British Walking Federation and administer two BWF/IVV 'anytime' walks.  NEW for 2017 - soon to be third walk in the Harrogate area.

  •  Good company and a good natter can be found on all of our walks.  Do walking organisations get any better?  Come on one of our walk and see?       

Click here for application form (word Document)