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!!

Secret Santa.  Details of changes now on Events List

Entries for the Essex Walker can be made via SiEntries

June 2015 News Letter is on the web

Entries for Herts Hobble can be made via SiEntries or Herts Hobble Entry Form

Hunstanton Group WE Oct/Nov 2015 photographs on site

The Blackwater Marathon Results 2015 are on the website



 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 the club has a no dogs policy, except for Registered Assistance Dogs, unless stated otherwise.



These Entry Forms are currently available:
15th Stansted Stagger
Monday 28 December 2015
8th Essex Walker Challenge  03 April 2016
Herts Hobble 2016 26th June 2016

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

Herts Hobble 2015
Shotley 2015
Blackwater Marathon


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

(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


NewsLetter October 2014
NewsLetter February 2015
NewsLetter June 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.