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Welcome to the Long Distance Walkers Association!

The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.

Membership of the LDWA is open to all, with individual members paying just £18.00 a year. As well as getting access to the member only functions of this web site members also receive the LDWA magazine ‘Strider’, so why not join online now.

We publish an extensive calendar of challenge events and group walks. Challenge events are normally between 20 and 100 miles and must generally be completed within a defined time limit. Group walks are normally led walks of around 20 miles.

There are currently 43 local groups and being a member of one of these is great fun! Indeed, without them the LDWA would not exist. Local groups host regular group walks led by one of their members and some also organise social events and longer trips.

Want to find out about a long distance path? This website includes a searchable database of over 1,600 UK paths and trails covering more than 89,000 miles. Path information includes maps, publications, and accommodation near the path.

To keep in touch with what is happening in the world of long distance walking check out our news service. We also have a news archive available online for anything you have missed.

The forum is a place where members can share news, views and ideas with other LDWA members, so why not check it out now to see what people are saying. Anybody is free to view the forum but to add new posts or replies you must be an LDWA member.