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 Application/Renewal Form


New Model Constitution

An updated version of the New Model Constitution will be available for perusal shortly.    


Stop Press!!

The Herts Hobble 2016 challenge event is now FULL.  Waiting List only.

New Social Walk 8th June by Jean and Bill Bowers.  See events diary for details.


 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.



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.


These Entry Forms (paper) are currently available:
Click on event to view.
Herts Hobble 2016 26th June 2016
3 Forest Way 13/14 Aug 2016


These SiEntries Links are currently available:Click on event to view.
Herts Hobble 2016 26 June 2016
Revised 3 Forests Way 2016 13/14 August 2016

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

Herts Hobble 2015
Shotley 2015
Blackwater Marathon 2015
Stansted Stagger 2015



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)

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
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


NewsLetter February 2015
NewsLetter June 2015
NewsLetter October 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.