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!!.

Bill/Jean Collection (1-10) now on website

2018 Stagger Report/Results now available.

Agenda AGM 2018 now on website.

Minutes AGM 2017 now on website.

General Secretary Report 2017 now on webpage.

Entry Form for Saffron Trail now on website

Blackwater Marathon 2017 Results now available.

Herts Stroller 2018 Entry Form and SiEntry Link now available

Herts Hobble 2018 Entry Form and SiEntry Link now available

9th Essex Walker Entry Form now available.



Changes to Walks Itinerary!!

 ADVISORY: In view of the very unusual and changeable weather of late please check this site and/or with walk leader to see if the selected walk is on or cancelled.  It may be fine at your place of residence but quite a different matter at the venue. (12/2017).




 Social Walks!!

We warmly welcome potential members to participate on our social walks to determine if long distance walking is to their liking prior to having to enrole in the LDWA.  Potential members are reminded that they may participate in 2 club social walks before they are required to join the LDWA.

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.

The Saffron Trail 2018

9th Essex Walker 22 Apr 2018

Herts Hobble 2018 24 Jun 2018

Herts Stroller 2018 11/12 Aug 2018

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

9th Essex Walker 22 April 2018

Herts Hobble 2018 24 Jun 2018

Herts Stroller 2018 11/12 Aug 2018 

 Route Descriptions










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

Berkeley Group Weekend 2017

Walks Day 2017

Herts Hobble Marshals 2017

Herts Hobble 2017

Hawsker CP NYM 100 May '17

North Yorkshire Moors 100 Marshal's Walk  

North York Moors 100 E/H Group May '17

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

Letchworth Greenway 2016

Bill/Jeans Collection (1-10)



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.