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.    


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 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, 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 ll times) - see each walk for specific information.


These Entry Forms (paper) are currently available:
Click on event to view.

16th Stansted Stagger 2017 02 Jan 2017

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

16 Stansted Stagger 2017  02 Jan 2017

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

Herts Hobble 2016

3 Forests Way 2016



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)

Dorset 100 May 2016
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.