Welcome to the Essex/Herts LDWA website



If you look in our calendar, you will see some of the events organized by our Group. Only members of the LDWA are automatically allowed to participate in our social walks but, by arrangement, we welcome visitors who are not members. As our name implies, we cover substantial distances on our walks and maintain a brisk pace across country using footpaths that may not be as well maintained as we would wish. Please e-mail Peter Hogg (peter.hogg@btinternet.com) if you wish to participate on any of our events or have any queries. You will be very welcome subject to the above restrictions.
Membership Registration Form (2017)


New Model Constitution

A new constitution for the Essex Herts Group of the LDWA was agreed at the 2016 AGM.  Click here to view   



Stop Press!! 

Shotley Peninsula 50 2107 Entry Form now available.  See Entry Forms below

Stansted Stagger 2017 Results now available. See Results below

Blackwater 2017 Entry Form (Paper.  See below)

Saffron Trail Walkout photos on website. See PhotoAlbum below.



Changes to Walks Itinerary!!



 Social Walks!!

Please ensure you carry adequate food and drink to last the duration of the walk; even if a pub stop is scheduled it is no guarantee that food will be available on the day. 

In the event of adverse weather forecasts, particularly so in winter, please check with the organiser to ensure that the walk is to go ahead.  Please also check this site before embarking for the venue in case there have been any last minute changes.

You are reminded that only Registered Assistance Dogs are permitted on walks unless by prior agreement with the Walk Leader. See note 'Dogs on Walks' below.





Data Protection: (Applies to all Essex/Herts Challenge event entry forms, paper or electronic).

I understand that the personal informtion submitted as part of an entry form will be held by the event organisers for a period of up to three (3) years after the event is held for the purposes of managing the event only.  I further understand that photographs are likely to be taken at events, which may be featured in Strider magazine or on LDWA websites. In addition, I understand that the summary information may be published immediately and may be held in perpetuity for the purposes of providing a record of the event.  I will have the right to request that my personal summary information is anonymised.



Dogs on Walks
The LDWA has issued guidance about dogs on walks. In compliance with these guidelines, dogs will be allowed on some walks at the discretion of the walk leader provided the owner has liability insurance for their dog and it is kept under close control at all times - see each walk for specific information.


These Entry Forms (paper) are currently available:
Click on event to view.

Herts Hobble 2017  25 June 2017

Shotley 2017 2/3 Sept 2017

Blackwater 2017 28 Oct 2017

 These SiEntries Links are currently available:Click on event below to view.

Herts Hobble 2017 25 June 2017

Shotley 50 2017 2/3 Sept 2017

Blackwater 2017 28 Oct 2017


Results of recent events:
(Click on the event to view)

Herts Hobble 2016

3 Forests Way 2016

Stansted Stagger 2017 Results



Eastern Triple Challenge
3 Forests Way (Replacing the Herts Stroller for 2016 only).  Plus other events to be confirmed - Winter Poppyline 2017 and the Shotley Peninsula 50.

 Essex-Herts Triple Challenge
Continues in its present form. (Essex Walker, Herts Hobble and Stansted Stagger).



Photo Album of Walks/Events

(Access the photographs by clicking on the desired selection below

Saffron Trail Walkout Apr '17

Completely Useless Tour of London Feb '17

Secret Santa 2016

Essex Stride by Eric Rolfe 2016

Eastbourne Group W/E 2016

Dorset 100 May 2016

40th Anniversary AGM 2015

40th Anniversary Walk 2015

Poppyline 50 2015
Bill's 40th Anniversary AGM
London Walk January 2015Red Rose 100
Herts Hobble 2015
July Social 2015
40th Anniversary Walk And River Cruise 2015
Shotley 50 Marshals Walk 2015
Hunstanton WE Oct/Nov 2015 (1)
Hunstanton WE Oct/Nov 2015 (2)
Bill's Blackwater 2015
Bill's Shotley 2015

Stansted Stagger Marshal's
Haynes's Gallery 2015
Xmas Social 2015
Hops Around Halstead 2015
Letchworth Greenway 2016




Cheques for Essex and Herts Events are to be made payable to LDWA Essex/Herts Group.


First Aid Kits
First Aid kits are always present at checkpoints on Challenge Events, however participants are strongly advised to carry their own personal first aid kit on both social walks and challenge events to meet their  immediate requirements until such time as appropriate medical assistance, if required, can be provided.
Accident/Incident Reporting
The LDWA has issued guidance on accident/incident reporting, available here.  It is strongly recommended that Event Organisers and Walk Leaders have available/carry a form with them on their events/walks.