Hello everyone  and welcome to  your Mid-May update.

Essex & Herts  Away Weekend  - Vacancies

 We have a couple of spaces on our Away Weekend to the Cotswolds later in the year.

Details: 3 nights full board at HF Holidays' Harrington House at Bourton on the Water.

Arrive: Friday 4th November.  Depart Monday 7th November 

Cost: Approx. £280 per person (deposit of £75 payable immediately, balance in August)

2 places available in separate shared twin rooms - one female and one male.

If interested, please contact Rita at or email Jackie at

Social Walks

There are no  social  walks to  tell you about for a few weeks -  the next walk on the programme will be Suzina's Walk my Walk  from Welwyn Garden City of 12th June, followed by  Eddie's Woods, Esplanade & Prittle Brook Path from Eastwood on Wednesday 15th June. 

There will be more  information on these in the next email update and in the   Future Walks section on our website .

The LDWA  50th Anniversary

A reminder that  we have a number of events planned to  celebrate the 50th  Anniversary of the LDWA.  We have brought all the details of these together in the  LDWA 50 Anniversary section of our website, but here is a brief recap:

I spy 50 for 50

How are you getting on with Essex & Herts I Spy list? Anyone half-way yet? Is there something that you are finding difficult to spot? Use Facebook to show others what you have seen.

Don't forget that you can only tick off something that you see on one of Essex & Herts walks - so get out on one of our Social Walks or sign up for the Herts Hobble (there's sure to be something to spot over 26 miles!)

Leaders - make sure you tell your group that they will be able to find something on the I Spy list during your walk. Or why not plan a future walk with I Spy items in mind?

Happy 'spying'.

Essex and Herts Figure of Eight  Sunday  19th June 

A 20 mile figure of eight walk from Sawbridgeworth,  planned for the LDWA's  50th Anniversary Big Walk Weekend. The morning walk will be in Herts, the afternoon walk in Essex and both  have sections along the River Stort, which forms the boundary between our  two  counties.  Come along for a full or half day's walking and help the LDWA in their aim  to  get  several  thousand members out walking and socialising together  over this special  weekend.

Essex Way Relay Saturday  Saturday -2nd to Sunday 3rd July

This one's a Double 50 celebration as The Essex Way is also  50 years old this year.  Peter Tremain has divided the 82 mile route into  5 stages  with five different leaders, and we plan to  walk  the full length in a relay over the weekend.  Join us for as many  or as few stages as you like. All the details are here  Essex Way Relay   Please get in touch  with Peter  Tremain ( ) if you would like to be part of this special  occasion or if you have any  queries around  the logistics.

Keith Noble 50K Memorial Walk Sunday  28th August

A  longer social  walk that  was originally planned to  take place in 2020 in memory  of Keith Noble who  did so  much  for the Essex and Herts Group. The walk will start from Hertford  and will be based on the Hertfordshire Way Legs 10 Hertford to Cuffley,10A Cuffley to Broxbourne and 10B Broxbourne to Hertford. The full “official” Leg 10s combine to be about 37 miles but for our purpose this will be reduced to 31 (50K). For anyone wishing to do part of the route there are rail links between Hertford North station and Cuffley and also Hertford East station and Broxbourne and other stations on the route.

A date for your diary

This year's Essex & Herts Walks day is on Sunday 17th July at Hatfield Heath Village Hall, with a choice of different distance walks, lunch, tea, cake and a beautiful village to explore. Bring your family, meet 'old' friends and make new ones. All welcome. Further details nearer the time - but make sure this date is highlighted in your diary.

Herts Hobble - Sunday  26th June 

The Hobble is filling up fast  -  get  your entry  in now!   Hertfordshire Hobble Entries

And finally  ..... thank you to  Lizzie and Helen for some fantastic pictures from Brian's social  walk  last Sunday - you can  see them here


Happy walking,


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