Welcome to the Essex/Herts LDWA website


Additional information on
Essex-Herts 40th Anniversary Celebrations
will be published on this page when available.


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 Application/Renewal Form


Stop Press!!

The Shotley Peninsula 50 is now FULL.  There is a Waiting List.  Will those entrants who feel they will not be able to participate on the event on the day please let the Organiser know so that their place(s) can be allocated to those on the Waiting List.

Entries for the Essex Walker can be made via SiEntries.



These Entry Forms are currently available:
Shotley Peninsula 50 Saturday/Sunday 26/27 September 2015
21st Blackwater Marathon Saturday 24 October 2015
Standard Entry Forms (SEF) are not accepted.
15th Stansted Stagger
Monday 28 December 2015
St Peters In A day Saturday 29th August 2015
8th Essex Walker Challenge  03 April 2016

Results of recent events:
Essex Walker 2014
Herts Hobble 2015


40th Anniversary Triple Challenge
Herts Hobble, Blackwater Marathon and Stansted Stagger (long routes only). Add the Shotley Peninsula 50 to qualify for the
Quadruple Challenge.
Essex-Herts Triple Challenge
Continues in its present form


Photo Album of Walks/Events

40th Anniversary AGM 2015

40th Anniversary Walk 2015
Poppyline 50 2015
Bill's 40th Anniversary AGM
London Walk January 2015
Red Rose 100
Herts Hobble 2015
July Social 2015
40th Anniversary Walk And River Cruise 2015
Shotley 50 Marshals Walk 2015


NewsLetter October 2014
NewsLetter February 2015


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.


Dogs on Walks
The LDWA has issued guidance about dogs on walks. In compliance with these guidelines, announcements for each Essex and Herts walk will specify whether or not dogs (other than assistance dogs) are allowed.  If they are, owners must have liability insurance cover for their dog.  It is advised that walk organisers/leaders seek verbal assurance of the fact from owners and remind them that it is their responsibility to keep their dogs under control at all times.