Welcome to the Essex/Herts LDWA website


 

 

 

 

If you look in our calendar, you will see some of the events organised 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 our Group Secretary (essexandherts@ldwa.org.uk) if you wish to participate on any of our events or have any queries. You will be very welcome subject to the above restrictions.

 

Stop Press

 

 

 

Easing of Covid Restrictions England

Challenge Events Cancellation-Click

Latest Coronavirus Information from the LDWA

 

 

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

August 2021 Monthly Update - See below

Latest on Easing of Covid Restrictions in England - see above

Norfolk & Suffolk 35th Poppyline Challenge -See below

Social Walks Jul-Sept see below

Volunteers Wanted For Beach Of Dreams Project - Click

Restarting Group And Social Walks - Click  

Frequently Asked Questions For Organising And Leading Social Walks For Walk Leaders. - Click

Restarting Social Walks Essex Herts Group - Click 

     
     

 

Advisory    

In the event of very inclement or unpredictable weather you are strongly advised to check either Stop Press/Facebook/Twitter to ascertain whether the walk you wish to participate on is to proceed or has been cancelled, prior to proceeding to the venue.  The weather might be fine at your place of abode but not so at the venue.

 

Non-LDWA Member Participation on Social Walks

We warmly welcome non-LDWA member participation on our social walks to help you decide if long distance walking is to your liking. You may participate in up 3 club social walks before you are required to join the LDWA and then, hopefully, the Essex and Herts Group.

Just turn up at the venue of the walk of your choice and introduce yourself to the Walk Leader who will introduce you to the other members on the walk. There is no need to inform the Walk Leader in advance, as there is no restriction on the numbers who can participate on the walk unless otherwise stated in the walk notes.

Please ensure that you carry adequate food/beverages to last the duration of the walk; even if a pub stop is scheduled it is no guarantee of food being available on the day.  On Sundays, too, shops may not be open early/or be conveniently located en-route from which to make purchases.

In the event of adverse weather forecasts, particularly so in winter, please check either with the Organiser/Stop Press/Facebook/Twitter to ascertain whether the walk is to proceed before embarking for the venue in case there have been any last minute changes. 

Please refer to individual walks with regards to dogs being permitted on the walk of your choice.

 

Dogs on Walks

The LDWA has issued guidance regarding 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(s) and it is kept under close control at all times - see each walk for specific information.

 

 

 

     Essex Herts News Letter 

 

News Letter

 June 2021 News Letter - NewClick

 February 2021 News Letter - Click

 

 

 

                       Monthly Update

              August 2021 Update - Click

 

 

 

          Social Walks Itinerary 2021

          Social Walks (May-July) - Click

          Social Walks (June-August) - Click

          eMail Address Correction- Click

         Social Walk (August) - Click

            Social Walks (July-Sept) - Click

 

 

 

                 Weekends Away 2021/2022

              Isle of Wight, October 2021 - Click

             Cotswolds, November 2022 - Click

 

 

 

Hertfordshire Way

A 169 mile 'social walk' to be undertaken in 7 or 8 stages of roughly 25 miles each, commencing in early September 2019 and continuing through to 2022.

 

 

General Notes/

Entry Form Part 

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Maps        

(To exit maps use the (<) and the not the red dot.)

 

Social Walk Participants Registration Form - Click

 

        Anytime Challenge Walks 2020/2021 (SiEntries)

                The Stagger Anytime Challenge - Click 

               Closing date extended to 29 August 2021 

 

 

 

Challenge Walk Details 2021

Norfolk & Suffolk 35th Poppyline Marathon - Click

 

 

 

     Event Results/Report 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Eastern Triple Challenge

3 Forests Way 2020, Winter Poppyline 50 2019, Shotley Peninsula 50 2019 and Herts Stroller 2018. The 3 Forests Way and any 2 of the other walks require to be done consecutively, starting with any of the walks. Having done so, to claim a certificate forward your name, address and the years in which you completed the walks to peter.hogg@btinternet.com

 

 Essex-Herts Triple Challenge

Continues in it present form. Essex Walker, Herts  Hobble and Blackwater Marathon. To claim your  certificate forward your name, address and the years in which you completed the walks to peter.hpgg@btinternet.com 

 

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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 kits on both social and challenge events to meet their immediate requirements until such time as appropriate medical assistance, if required, can be provided.

 

Accident/Incident Reporting 2019 Update

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.